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2805 Abbot Kinney
Venice, CA 90291
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South End Details
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
European, Wine Bar, Pizzeria
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Private Party Contact:
Mario (310) 977-8174
A word from South End
A new vibrant pizza-wine bar in Venice!Mozza chef Frank Fermin and sommelier Mario vollera(antica pizzeria,Piccolo,Barbershop) are proud
to invite you to try the rustics pies and a nice glass of wine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
Diners' Choice Winner
Notable Wine List
South End -
Best Restaurants in Venice
Set in a strip mall, South End has
a cozy, edgy low-light atmosphere with friendly owners and servers. Communal tables and a friendly bar provide seating. The wine list is fairly extensive for a pizza joint. Fresh salads, killer and creative pizza, and sophisticated desserts do not disappoint."
Dined on 8/14/2014
Place is tiny which i sure made he
noise level unbelievable, the seating area is family style which is normally fine but you are packed in like sardines and still we couldn't hear each other, the food was average at best, nothing special or new, Wine was way over priced on the bottle and glass."
Dined on 6/29/2014
Stopped by Saturday night after
checking out the yelp reviews. The place was very empty when we got there, but picked up quite a bit over the course of our meal. Overall the food was pretty good, not Mozza level pizza, but tasty nonetheless. The service was pretty hit or miss, with one waitress / bartender so self-absorbed as to be almost funny. Also, could use some sound deadening material on the walls. The place is crazy loud when crowded."
Dined on 6/21/2014
We headed here because it was
close to where we were staying and the reviews were good. Tiny place but it was busy. We were greeted at the door and immediately made to feel at home. Sat at the table in the middle of the room but it was so dark I could not read the menu and had to ask for a torch (!). Bustling, busy, tight squeeze but clearly a popular place to be. Probably would have paid to go earlier than 8pm if we'd wanted a quieter place to eat. Food and service were excellent and wine list extensive as expected. South End packs a big punch for such a tiny place!"
Dined on 6/20/2014
This was our second time here and
I think it was even better that the 1st. Great pizza and the Caesar is awesome can't wait to go back"
Dined on 6/15/2014
This was a truly fun and unique
restaurant. The host, Carlos, made the experience very special, recommending delicious wines, and offering us tastes that pleased our palate as we told him about our tastes. I tasted a few wines new to me, and they were memorable. The food was great too; very fresh pizzas with sourdough crust....and lucious, unique desserts. The tiny size of the restaurant made for a very intimate, special experience; as if you were with a group of friends in someone's home."
Dined on 6/7/2014
Love the pizza here, good service,
and cool ambience!"
Dined on 6/4/2014
We really enjoyed our meal at
Southend! The burrata salad was one of the better I have had in LA and the Windward pizza was pretty delicious. They also have a great wine list along with generous wine pours. The place gets pretty busy so I would definitely make a reservation. We will be back for sure!"
Dined on 5/27/2014
South End is at the very south end
of Abbott Kinney (at Washington) and features a rustic, Italian menu of pizza and salads. The seating is a little problematic (my husband actually fell of of his tiny, wobbly stool and no seating in the place has back support -- it's all benches and stools). Other than that, this is a great spot of a nice glass of red wine and some thin-crust pizza. Their salads and the cheese plate were also outstanding. "
Dined on 5/25/2014
Woderful food. Very small with
limited seating. Tables not that comfortable"
Dined on 5/21/2014
I loved the food, pizzas were
great and cheese palter was good. Great friendly service!"
Dined on 5/3/2014
Excellent quality food. Very fresh
with terrific flavors. There are many places that make pizza, but few if any that make it like it is made at South End. The salads were excellent as well."
Dined on 5/1/2014
South End was by far the most
bizarre dining experience I've ever had. I have no plans to return. The room was insanely loud– couldn't hear what my friend 2 seats away was saying. Our waiter recorded our order on an iPhone, which took so long I must assume it was his first time using one. The only plates they gave us for our 5 pizzas were tiny 4"x4" bread plates. Service was lousy- that's what happens when you only have one server in the entire restaurant (who also busses). Pizza was fine- though all the toppings are found in a pile at the center of the pie. Everyone in our group was put off that they serve beers in small white wine glasses. It felt like we were in a restaurant run by people who had never been in a restaurant before. "
Dined on 4/22/2014
Despite arriving an hour early,
the owner and staff was very accommodating. They seated us temporarily and then after an hour, moved us to our desired location. Quick service. Cozy place. Good eats."
Dined on 3/28/2014
Great wood fired pizza--fun
convenient happy hour with friendly service."
Dined on 3/24/2014
I'd rather more private tables,
but the whole (loud) experience was a great dining experience!"
Dined on 3/14/2014
That says it all. Great pizza and
charcuterie in a tiny little store front in a random strip mall in Venice (and not swanky Venice either). Do not bring your carb/gluten free/stuffy friends. This is a tight fitting, fun, special little spot that takes me back to the East Village (in a good way) every time I am there. Cheers!"
Dined on 3/8/2014
The food is really good especially
the pizzas. The crust on them is fantastic. The service was great and like the little wine tasting at the beginning allowing you to choose a new wine that you might not have heard of before. The only drawback is the place is small and the seating at the bar area (which is where we sat even with a reservation and basically there is very limited places to sit.) was very uncomfortable and basically after a while we needed to leave because we couldn't sit for a long time on those chairs (and other people were crammed against us). Which is a pity since the food is great and good wine but probably better to take it to go than eat there."
Dined on 3/7/2014
Loved the host...Manlio from
Sicily. Get him talking about wine, it's his passion!"
Dined on 2/9/2014
The tomato sauce on the pizza was
so fresh tasting - no canned sauce here. Communal tables"
Dined on 2/6/2014
This was the second time I ate at
South End. The first time I had no reservations and sat up against the wall. But the food was amazing so I was ok with it. The second time I made a reservation but was sat at the bar even though the restaurant was not full. I was very put off by that since tables remained empty the whole time I was there. Food was great and wait staff was nice but being sat at the bar with reservations was annoying and unnecessarily uncomfortable."
Dined on 2/6/2014
The chef at the South End was
previously ran the kitchen at Pizzeria Mozza and it shows. The food is great and the pizza is amazing. Great wine selection and nicely done interior as well. Staff is wonderfully friendly and attentive. A great experience."
Dined on 1/28/2014
Who would have thought this great
place would show up in a mini mall near my home! It's a wonderful cozy place to get a glass of wine, or beer, with a nice salad and artisanal pizza. The folks who own and run it couldn't be nicer and more inviting. Go!"
Dined on 1/28/2014
Really enjoyed the wine and pizza.
It has a comfortable, laid back, cozy vibe. The 2 gentleman owners are very knowledgeable and charming. Dined there multiple times, and prefer to be waited on by the owners. Our server was lacking a bit, until the owner came over and gave us a thorough wine description and tasting."
Dined on 1/25/2014
Ambience: this place is in a
storefront in a little strip mall. Despite its exterior, the interior is very chic and parking is a breeze. The noise: It is really, really loud! The service: extremely uneven. It started out absolutely fantastic, our waiter was very nice and really helpful in choosing a wine to go with our particular order. However after our meal we were given a choice of coffee, tea, and a few desserts. We ordered coffee and dessert. Then we were told there was "no coffee", so we ordered tea and dessert. We were then told there was "no tea". Then, our dessert wasn't available either! Our waitress then disappeared for 1/2 an hour or so, then reappeared to offer us a glass of wine (!). I think she forgot we were there!"
Dined on 1/25/2014
the food was delicious and the
prices were very reasonable. this will definitely become a 'go-to' local spot."
Dined on 1/24/2014
If you want an authentic Italian
pie, this is the place. From the owner's accent, to the freshly made dough everything in this restaurant is as it would be in an Italian family kitchen."
Dined on 1/17/2014
Side street is a small community
table wine and Napoli Pizza restaurant. Chances are the owner will greet you, serve you and cash you out. If not, his Sicilian born server with a solid knowledge of the wine list will pick up the slack. Nice neighbor restaurant with friendly service and a sincere effort to insure you have a good experience."
Dined on 1/13/2014
What a great comfy room in my
neighborhood for tasting some nice wines and have great food. You will feel the love. The wine selection is terrific and I adored the small tasty pizzas...shouldn't say small as i took half home!"
Dined on 1/11/2014
We really liked this place,
however, it was SO LOUD that it was almost unbearable. It's also extremely small so navigating to your seat can be somewhat challenging. I love a bustling loud restaurant, but this is on a different level. They should really consider adding insulation to absorb some of the sound. Other than that, the salads and pizza were very good - the Kinney was by far the best pizza pie. I hate to say it, but I don't know if I would go back because of the noise!"
Dined on 1/10/2014
This place is a super delicious
secret. The only reason I'm telling you about it is because I want them to do well and be around for a long time."
Dined on 1/4/2014
Funky space and location with
young and very knowledgable wait staff. The pizza crust was clearly homemade and the pizzas (one with spinach and one with bacon and homemade sausage) were out of this world. And the olive oil on the salad -- YUM!! I can't wait to go back."
Dined on 12/31/2013
This is a tiny place with strong
hospitality and possibly the thinnest crust pizza available in Los Angeles. It is low lit, and could be considered a good, casual date spot."
Dined on 12/30/2013
Mario is back and the quality of
life in Venice and the Marina just got better. We tried South End on a Monday night and could not have been more impressed. The food was fresh and really tasty. Great unexpected flavors like smoked salmon and caramelized leeks on a squid ink flat bread. House made cheeses on the pizza pies pies and freshest tasting crushed tomatoes. Then came Mario with multiple bottles of wine to taste before selecting just the right pairing for each course. Try the Nutella banana and goat cheese calzone for dessert."
Dined on 12/30/2013
I came here with my boyfriend and
his friend to use my voucher for a free tarte. The onion and brie tarte was great for a light appetizer to share with its dark squid ink died crust. The 1905 was yummy, but the vanguard was absolutely scrumptious. Can't washout to come back and try their charcuterie. They allow you to order half meat and half cheese although its not on the menu. Our server Rachel was friendly, making it a point to address us by our names and the owner stopped by our table as well. I was disappointed only when he said to make sure to mention this place to our friends...the food and service speaks for itself and will get recommendations when deserved (and South End has earned it)."
Dined on 12/27/2013
South End has amazing pizza and an
extensive wine list. Sure, a lot of restaurants have long wine lists, but this list is filled with unique wines - mainly from France and Italy. Mario is incredibly knowledgeable and will help you find a wine that is perfect for your palate."
Dined on 12/24/2013
The pizzas are good - not drive
across town to try them great, but good enough if you're in the neighborhood. The problem is it's really hard to be comfortable in that small space. We were too cramped to comfortably cut our pizza, pass plates or pour wine without elbowing the party next to us."
Dined on 12/19/2013
I love this restaurant. It is a
small restaurant, off the beaten path of the overly trendy Abbot Kinney. I love that every time I eat here the owners are running around the restaurant, seating people and taking orders. Everyone is seated at family style benches and tables - and I recommend make a reservation if you are going at peak hours because if not there won't be room for you. Also, check out their breakfasts!"
Dined on 12/14/2013
Mario the owner did a fantastic
job making me feel welcome and taking care of my party. The food was amazing and the wine was fantastic! If you love gourmet pizza and feeling like you are family at an Italian restaurant, then I highly recommend South End!"
Dined on 12/13/2013
One of the best pizzas, we have
ever had. It is not kid friendly."
Dined on 11/29/2013
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