Gjelina

4.7
1141 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.
Gjelina is spacious and rustic with chic decor elements with wooden tables. During the day, the space is flooded with natural light. In the evening, its dimly lit to provide a cozy and relaxed ambiance.
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.
* Currently we take reservations for up to a max of 6 guests in a single group and currently we cannot offer multiple reservations to accommodate larger parties.
*Only ADA certified animals are allowed in Gjelina

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1141 people are saying
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Spidey
Miami
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Loved it

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vipsarvenaz
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible food. Low quality no moderation for food allergy. Arrogant staff, charging 20 percent.

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vipHeleneC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!!

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AMHI
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service seemed a little inflexible this was a business lunch and my guest asked for a few changes to the plate due to food allergies and it seemed like the answer was " we can't make that modification". The requests were simple can you do the ginger team without honey or can you remove the Soy from the plate.

Food is fine and time was fine but for the overall value there should be some flexibility towards customers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, our favorite place in LA. Food is fresh, delicious and on point. You will not be disappointed

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vipokalenao
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Gjelina is a step into a memorable dining experience. Staff are warm and welcoming, professional, attentive, and expert. Food options are numerous. Every dish was superb....grilled pears with burrata and prosciutto followed by their famous Lamb Sausage pizza which we keep coming back for. The Grilled Okra side dish brought back childhood memories for my husband. Patio and indoor dining seating options available.
THANK YOU Gjelina for continuing to bring excellence in dining to ABBOT KINNEY.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great eats, great atmosphere

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vipHayley
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It’s my favorite place in Venice. Love love the food here…. Pizzas are outstanding… must try each of them
A lot of options for vegetarians/vegans. Only my complain is : too many dogs in the restaurant I felt I am in animal shelter….
I went there for late lunch and I counted there were
6 dogs in the restaurant. Come on!!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Do not get the fruit plate- apples and three pieces of mango with skin still on it.
Poor service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday with brunch on the roof. Casual, comfortable & had excellent food! The staff was beyond amazing, will visit again soon.

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vipEmma
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is creative and delicious. Eating on the patio is delightful. The service was excellent. It's a fabulous restaurant.

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AnaB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Not impressed with the service at all. Pancakes were good, everything else left a lot to be desired. Mandatory 20% gratuity added even though we were not checked on once. Waited 30+ min for the check, finally had to get up and ask for it. Bacon was alllllll fat. Overrated

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my fave restaurants-the kitchen understands how to bring the flavor out of the food in the most exquisite way!

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NelsonQ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place still kills it after all these years. Enjoyed the rooftop dining.

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vipCatD
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad meal here - consistent and YUMMY

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treated like royalty

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PaulaS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food arrived super fast after we order.
The ambiance was cozy and romantic, ideal for a date night.
The octopus was amazing. The heirloom bean stew's portion could have been a bit bigger.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great service, food and ambiance. Absolutely loved it! Try to sit out on the patio so beautiful out there.

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TimS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time. Tim was great in explaining Gjelina’s concept and approach. He walked us through the menu and made recommendations that did not disappoint. Pork Belly plate and date cake dessert were especially tasty. We will be back. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you. It was wonderful!

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OliviaA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I made reservations more than 2 weeks in advance for a Tuesday evening with the notation requesting the patio and celebrating a special occasion with an old colleague visiting from out of state. We were seated on the “patio” next to the alley and facing the street where the wind whipped through and cars raced down the alley with headlights beaming into our face. They did put up a screen and maybe that works somewhat in the day time, but it does not block headlights in the evening. This was not the ambiance I had made reservations for and was disappointed. This was not the main patio which is secluded, closed-in with high walls. However, the food does not disappoint and our server was cheerful and fantastic.

If you want the main patio seating, push for it because this is your experience :).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & delicious food! Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We have food allergies and disappointed about restaurant not accommodating. One must have whatever they order as is, no changes or additions allowed. For a fine restaurant we were surprised the food is premixed.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gjelina was better than ever!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

You don’t have gluten free bread

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vipLaurieB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. Small pours of wine but absolutely delicious food (have the pizza with but burrata and the eggplant and the tuna chopped salad). Waitstaff was k. So cute-definitely outside Patirick is the way to go. I was a Saturday afternoon and music was pretty loud (I’m a musician and VO artist so a bit sensitive to having you talk over music but still). Overall though AMAZING food and cute place-I recommend.

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vipHPFoodie
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, yummy wine and a good vibe out on the patio – a fun night was had by all!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always high quality and local produce prepared at its best!

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vipErich
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time back since the pandemic. This place always delivers.

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RemyS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pizza was salty, prices high, no full bar. Extremely pretentious atmosphere

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CraigN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised. Our host was pleasant, with no wait to our table outside as requested. The service was perfect, with menu recommendations, fluid timing, and most of all great food - delicious tasting vegetable dishes, amazing duck confit, and pizza. Our server was relaxed and cheerful. Great experience. And it was easy to find parking nearby.

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DanaK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server was incredible.

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Sinjin
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was so great!! The restaurant environment and ambiance was so good and friendly. It was my first time there but most definitely will not be my last.

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vipSMFoodieFamily
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heavenly fennel sausages with sauerkraut and thank you for putting the scones back on the AM menu!

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Ilovepizza
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not what it used to be, at least not for lunch.

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Pmbbb
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is really good. People are a little snotty but good overall.

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suzannac
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very yummy food. Price a little high but will definitely return for special occasion in the future.

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matrix
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was outstanding and dining experience was fantastic.

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Rebecca
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Don’t have a bar or even Diet Coke. So it’s wine or water.

FAQs

Gjelina does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Gjelina is rated 4.7 stars by 1141 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.