Lovely food. Great wine selection. Patio was lovely
Great place, the dog from the next table was unacceptable.
Nice vibes. Great foods and service as well. Favorite place to visit in Venice
Amazing food, exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful waitress. Our first visit. Will definitely return.
It’s very good food. It is not very kid friendly unless your kids are super adventurous eaters. The service is slow and the place is so crowded. Miss this food if chaos stresses you out. Without my kids, I love it, I don’t mind the chaos or adventurous menu.
Amazing veggies. Loud—and service erratic but otherwise really delicious food at a fun place.
Great food, great service!
Great place. Excellent service along with excellent food.
The food is always inventive and delicious. Loved the ambiance of the patio, and appreciated that they honored my request to sit there. The service was great, and I liked the pacing between dishes.
We loved the pizza and pasta! Meal was well coursed out with dim lit date night ambience. Ox tail was too salty, but overall loved everything else.
It was as good as everyone said it would be! Excellent food and service.
I love this local place but it’s really disappointing when they won’t make special accommodations for a person with a disability, especially when they’re being brought here as a guest from out of town.
Staff are not motivated to provide polite service as 20% tip is mandatory. I was refused seating until my whole party (of 2) arrived for our reservation while I saw empty tables and had to order a glass of wine in the crowded entry way. The food is good, but there’s little incentive to ensure your experience is pleasant given the mandatory tip and its trendiness.
We had a great lunch! Emily gave us great recommendations and was so nice and helpful. Lunch was very busy but we were able to relax and enjoy people watching and eating some creative and delicious food!
Been coming here for years... always excellent, best pizza in the city, extraordinary vegetable dishes...beautiful salads and much, much more. Genuine, a bit hipster but culinarily speaking, top of the line.
I always get stuck in the small back room...terrible ambience and so loud. Food is great and service is good but sitting in that back room makes it feel like an average dining experience.
Anniversary. Lovely evening. Freshest oysters!! Food excellent, innovative pairing of flavors. Date cake Desert is a killer!! Waiter, I wish I knew his name, but know he was from Maine— very attentive and engaging!
Best pizza in LA.
Extensive menu with quality ingredients and friendly service. Will definitely return. The trout salad was delectable.
I had a reservation for 2 at 10pm and we were made to wait for over 30 minutes for our table. We put in our initial order and then were told by our server that the kitchen would be closing in 20 minutes and that we shouldn't take too long to decide.
The food is great, the restaurant is beautiful, but I found the service disappointing.
The food was great and our waiter was a real pro!
Chardonnay selections were sad. No modifications on menu is just rude. Chairs are painful.
I have been to Gjelina a number of times since it opened and have even co-hosted a party for a large group in the private room upstairs. This time around I was very disappointed and likely will not go back seeing as there are plenty of other great options nearby now. The biggest problem is the staff. The hostess had zero personality and was not very nice. Once we were seated our waiter also was very unengaged and of no help with recommendations to those that were with me that had never been. The food was good but not great like it has been in the past. For some reason we did get a new waitress who was lovely but by that time it was too late. It’s just not worth it anymore. Perhaps the staff would try harder if the 20% tip was optional rather than automatic. So disappointing....
Everything is good . I'd like to come back here.
The Gjelina staff assisted us in a surprise guest for our birthday 🎂 girl. It was a glorious night, as always. We were seated on the patio in the left rear corner, our very favorite table. Our server was second to none. Many thanks to Gjelina for another wonderful experience! Karen Knowles
Great food and lovely time
The hostess was rude and snapped at me for asking a question the second time since I couldn’t hear her
Our server was very informative and helpful when helping us decide on our menu items. The smoked trout salad, white anchovy pizza, and shaker pie was phenomenal. The staff was definitely on top of it when clearing out plates and refilling our drinks. I would definitely come back here again.
Awesome Location. You need a reservation to get a table, wahr we did 3 daxs in advance. Food was fine, ambient too, nice wine selection and the food was also very good.
Enjoyed our evening. The hostess found a table for us which was preferable to our counter reservation. She was super nice. It was our first time to Gjelina and we asked the waiter for some help with the menu and he was great -- making certain we ordered the right amount of food and it came out in the proper order. Finally he recommended the "Date Cake with ginger ice cream" as his favorite. We probably would not have normally ordered it but we went with his recommendation and it was FABULOUS!!
Food was good but got overshadowed by hostess' attitude when we asked to be seated outside on their patio for our 10:30 a.m. reservation. There were plenty of empty tables available , we were told that these could be requested during reservation, which we had!, but are not guaranteed, which didn't make sense when we were told that the tables outside were reserved. Throughout our meal we saw our waitress once!, only during placement of the order. Nobody came to our table to check if the food was ok, if we wanted to order something else in addition to our items. We had to flag down somebody else to get our check when we noticed a standard 20% tip charge. 20% for absolutely no service? No wonder waiters don't check in with their customers, they already got their tip, why bother trying. We were pretty disappointed.
Truly one of my favorite restaurants in the LA area. It never disappoints. The unique menu offerings are incredible. Service phenomenal. Love the ambience. Just a great restaurant!!
Good pizza, service charge included
Had a reservation for 8:45. Didn’t seat us until 9:15. Didn’t see a server until 9:45. While waiting the 30 minutes to get seated a server snatched the drink menu out of my boyfriend’s hands because he was going to wait to order when we got our table, but wanted to look over the menu in the meantime. I think we saw our server a total of 3 times, to take our order, to hand the check and pick it up. Pretty douchey place. Food was good, but not worth the atmosphere
Good food, nice service would definitely come back.
We were not seated until 45 minutes after our reservation time- but the staff were lovely and courteous and brought us champagne and dessert for our anniversary.
Not every dish on your menu needs jalapeno, fresno, etc etc. chili.
Food was incredible but the service was awful. We had a table of 4 at 7:30, we weren’t seated for 10 minutes after time and didn’t even get our waters until 8pm. Service the entire time was sub par yet for a table of 4 a 20% service charge was automatically put on the bill. Outrageous