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South End
South End

South End Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.southendla.com
  • Phone: (424) 228-4736
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner

    Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Wine Bar, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Frank Fermin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking.
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 WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "This place is delicious. Very small, make Reservations unless you feel like eating at 4. The district 11 pizza is a meat lovers dream without all the piles of cheese. These are really good traditional Italian pizzas, a real treat from The charcoaly norm. I'd love to see this place stay small, but it will no doubt end up in the middle of Abbott Kinney and it's high end hipster snobbery. I will frequent this place till then :)"
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Unique and sofisticated gourmet pizza menu - Precious italian wine gem in the list - Great service and warm welcome from Mario !!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013