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Gjelina

4.7
4.7
1646 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Gjelina is a restaurant specializing in New American cuisine. Open every day from 8 a.m. until 11pm, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.
For breakfast, try 9 grain pancakes with butter and maple syrup or warm banana buckwheat loaf with butter and jam of the day. Brunch options include Moroccan baked eggs and 7 grain porridge. Gjelina offers a variety of oysters, crudo, charcuterie and salad options to start at lunch and dinner. Main courses include pizzas from our wood fired oven and entrees like duck confit, house made pastas and roasted organic half chicken.
*Only ADA certified animals are allowed in Gjelina
*A 20% Mandatory Service Charge is added to your check. Our belief is that every hourly Gjelina employee contributes to your service and 100% of the MSC will be distributed amongst them.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 174 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 450-1429 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Juan Hernandez

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Gjelina can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (866) 939-0881

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Cross street

    Milwood

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,646 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Westside

    American

  • Westside

    Most Booked

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  1. HP

    HannahP

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really great ambiance and food was fantastic! Highly recommend the pizzas!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was great, no complaints.
  3. J

    Jenny

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Had a reservation over the weekend & still had to wait 20 minutes for a table. Our waitress checked in on us once during the course of the meal (basically at the end), & we asked for more water, which we never received. It was a hot day, and sitting inside felt stifling - no air or even the fans on. It felt cooler outside the restaurant than inside. Definitely disappointed because the food is good, but not worth the poor experience.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Meet some friends from out of town for breakfast. Food and service was great. Thank you so much! Keep up the awesome job.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    love this restaurant but just grossly overpriced :(
  6. Y

    Yimicat

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Overall the food was good, not great. Place was noisy--terrible acoustics. They confused our order and gave us the wrong pizza. We had already started eating it, so we kept it and were charged along with our original order. Considering it was their mistake, I thought that was pretty funny.
  7. RG

    RichG

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grilled Peach with Prosciutto and Burrata was incredible. Ribs and duck done to perfection. Grilled oyster mushrooms that were perfectly cooked. This place brings out the tastes of the main ingredients. Happy to have the tip included. Everything is done so well here, stop looking for the cheapest meals and pay people for the amazing work they do to make your meal memorable.
  8. M

    Menkatz

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! My favorite place in LA!
  9. l

    lisag

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Several dishes were very good but cauliflower dish was inedible. We sat outside on sidewalk and mouse ran under our table twice. Our server was great.
  10. CF

    ChrisF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    good staff, tasty food, we like to eat 6ish and out side in the summer.
  11. LO

    LOWELLK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food is good, but not overly great. Plates are small and it requires that you order a number of dishes to satisfy which adds up quickly. Nothing really stood out as a dish that I can say, I want to go back. In fact, we all commented on the lack of taste on a number of dishes.
  12. DD

    DavidD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Great pizza and tartare. Host was nice, too!
  13. B

    Brubaker

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our first visit in a few years (we live in Santa Barbara) and the team at Gjelina did not disappoint. Service was great and enjoyed a selection of interesting wines. We' look forward to our next visit!
  14. L

    Lucas

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the pizza. Great place for family with kids 👍🏻
  15. P

    Prezwhatever

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ahliyah is terrific. Loved all of her suggestions.Very pleasant and professional.
  16. c

    conki

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gjelina is one of my all time favorite restaurants! The service is professional and pleasant, the ambience delightful, and the food is outstanding in every way-lovely to look at, unusual and exciting, and absolutely delicious with every bite. I can't wait to go back!
  17. b

    bobm

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food. For breakfast, we particularly liked the scones, banana bread, and blueberry pancakes (to die for) and the Crispy Eggs with veggies.
  18. TM

    TiffanyM

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gjelina never ever disappoints!!! The service is impeccable and every dish is beautiful and delicious. It is by far my favorite restaurant in Venice :)
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best time and food was amazing. Did have to wait a while for our table but it was worth it!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fabulous!
  21. e

    esterj

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cucumber salad is the best salad I have ever had. I can't wait to go back.
  22. D

    Dennn

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Way too expensive for what it was. Especially with everything that comes with it. Tip and tax. When you have a dish like the duck confit for that amount, while it was not that special, you can’t ask that much for it. We were not able to pay with our credit cards as well, but the problem wasn’t with us, but with how the card was used. Still, there was no cooperation to make it work.
  23. ES

    EllenS

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Connected with three 20-something grandchildren at lovely round table on back patio. Perfect setting and weather. Everyone loved food and ambiance. Had very special time. Couldn’t have been better! We’re visiting from NY so was an important evening for us.
  24. e

    elizabethf

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great food BUT the interiors really need a facelift. The upstairs area and the roof deck look like they belong to a beer garden or a worn out restaurant by the beach……not like a place that serves 40 dollars entrees and 18 dollar salads. Spend some of the money you have made from your loyal clients and spruce up your spot !
  25. R

    Rachael

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The service has gone downhill since the tip is included. Our server seemed like he was barely tolerating us. Running away from the table before we were finished talking to him and it was a slow Wednesday night. He seemed put out by our presence.
  26. m

    maureenm

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I’m a fan of this restaurant! Excellent food, impeccable service! I find sitting outside best, as the acoustics in the main dining room quite loud. All sounds bounce off the walls making it difficult to have a conversation.
  27. RL

    RobertLac

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best! Love the food love the vibe
  28. FD

    FrancescoD

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    I went there with a friend on 7/24. Service was poor food was ok but way too expensive for the qualify of the food provided. Also the service was very poor. Waiter came first time to ask if we wanted water and then she brought it 10 minutes later. Then she came again or the order. we ordered drinks and food at the same time. She brought only one of the two drink we ordered, I asked her about the other drink. She said it was coming from another place so we had to wait. However, she came back 5 mins later saying she did not have the order and had to take it again. Total mess. Food was below par and price was above par. not recommended at all.
  29. KM

    KouroushM

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    One of my favorite spots for years. Amazing food. Service was not the best, the server never checked on us and we had to keep asking for the basics and keep begging to order and reorder. Our extremely over priced glass of a regular white wine at $25 was poured less than the serving amount. The wine situation kinda left a bitter taste on this visit!
  30. PL

    PumpkinsLA

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saturday date lunch was delicious!
  31. S

    Stacy

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The oysters were great, as was the wine. The waiters barely came around. The food was a little bland and only lukewarm instead of hot. The bill was $350 for 2 adults and two children who didn’t drink— not even a soda. Pizzas and apps and a pasta dish- all of wish were neither bad nor good.
  32. c

    caffeinemary

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I wanted to be more excited about this place but everything was just ok. Most annoyingly, the pizza crust was too flaccid to hold its toppings / too soggy to pick up. Fire roasted vegetables were quite good. Request to add anchovies to a pizza were met with “oh, the chef doesn’t allow additions or substitutions.” On a pizza? Really?
  33. SL

    SherylL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Good pizza, good ribs, mediocre burrata. Woefully overpriced.
  34. m

    monica

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    The food was alright but service was horrible. Had to ask for water and everything- she came to us maybe 3 times - overrated - had high expectations but am beyond disappointed- won’t bother coming back.
  35. DC

    DebraC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one the most fabulous restaurants that I have ever been to! The food is so creative, so fresh and so delicious. The staff are amazing and so knowledgeable about their menu, which is enormous. They make fresh dishes with seasonal ingredients so there is always something new to try… I think this is my favorite restaurant in California right now!!!
  36. SG

    SergeyG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The food is nothing special. The prawns from main menu is terrible. Service was a very poor (((
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Arrived at reservation time but still had to wait an additional 20 min past our reservation time. Then we we’re seated outside essentially in the street with cars passing by. Not good atmosphere. I expected to be inside or in the courtyard area. Food was good as always but so disappointed by the seating especially after having to wait past our reservation time.
  38. SD

    SheriD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gjelina was recommended by a local, and she was spot on…don’t have a negative thing to say! Our server and the support staff was EXCELLENT- knowledgeable, perfect balance or friendly and professional, and wise recommendations for food and wine. Would go again for sure.
  39. d

    dandt

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was average and overpriced for portion size. Could not get my salad without dressing despite a dairy allergy. They "don't do alterations". Our waitress was very friendly and service was good.
  40. MM

    MelanieM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Gjelina using the Order Online button. Gjelina also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Gjelina is rated 4.7 stars by 1646 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 174 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Gjelina

1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Milwood

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean, Italian

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Juan Hernandez

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 450-1429 ext. 1

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Gjelina can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (866) 939-0881

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