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1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3740 (Milwood)
+1 310-450-1429
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Almost impossible to snag a reservation unless you want to eat at 5:30 pm or 10:30 pm. We were fortunate to get and 8:30 pm on a Saturday - actually ended up being 8:50 pm with the slight delay. The place has a great eclectic vibe. Most of the seats are at communal tables but not to worry...it works and... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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322 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant was very dark which made it very hard to read the menu. I had a beet side dish and parsnip soup which were both very good. My fellow diners had pizza, pasta, and charcuterie. They seemed to enjoy their meals. It was hard to carry on a conversation with my table mates as the acoustics were poor. The... More 

Thank Dianne H
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been here twice while visiting friends in West LA. The place is relentlessly hip and the food is outstanding. They are known for their interpretation of fresh organic produce and you will see on the menu vegetables that you've probably never heard of. Also the pizzas are crisp, wood fired and delicious. I can't wait till I return... More 

Thank Michael S
Heemstede, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all it was freezing inside, even the host was wearing a warm coat. The food was too expensive for both quality and quantity. We asked for toast, then asked again, and again, and when it finally arrived ( scrambled egg cold by then) it was burnt.. The waitress was very aloof, didn't smile once. Wouldn't go back.

Thank juliamees
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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219 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for breakfast. Very friendly and good service, real fresh food, as well the bread as the eggs as everything. We really enjoyed it, tip of 20% is automatic, which I thing should not be necessary as it's unfriendly, compulsively, because if it's as good as it was people will pay it voluntarily. But will be back if... More 

Thank Els J
Londrina, PR
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best pizzas that I ever ate in all my life! The restaurant for itself is very beautiful, the staff is very willing I am pretty sure I'll come back next to Gjelina next time i visit L.A

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a impressive brunch menu. Both pancakes on the meny to die for and kids loved the blueberry scone. Everything was just lovely - the only thing stopping me from full score was the .. lack of smile...? Service ok - but somehow expected more.

Thank Jannecke D
Utica, Michigan
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went there for breakfast - I tried the pancakes and my wife tried the porridge. we both enjoyed the food. Orange juice was fresh and coffee was excellent. Nice atmosphere, waitress very friendly. Would definitely go back.

Thank soc1956
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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141 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch today with the family. The line for a table was long, but after a 40 minute wait be were seated. The four of us shared 5 vegetable selections and two pizzas. The food was tasty and the service reasonable given the crowded dining room. I feel this restaurant presents a reasonable value and decent food, but I was... More 

Thank Timothy E
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148 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here this morning for breakfast and whilst I enjoyed my meal I thought that the staff are quite average and didn't deserve the mandatory 20% tip that was included on our bill. The food was quite overpriced for what it was with our breakfast ending up at $85 including tip. I found this quite sad as of come... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291-3740
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Venice
  • Neighbourhood: Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 310-450-1429

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Venice

Neighbourhood Profile
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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