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For 2
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Time
7:00 PM
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Booked 6 times today

South End

4.5
207 reviews
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$30 and under
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European
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  • Good for a Date (4)
  • Fit for Foodies (4)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
European, Wine Bar, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Dinner

Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

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Phone number
(424) 228-4736
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Frank Fermin
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Private party contact
Mario: (310) 977-8174
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington
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Parking details
Free parking.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 207 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food was great. Price was fair. Seating was very tight. For a strong Italian theme in the menu I didn’t understand playing Spanish music.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Great meal, love the vibe and the food is phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Looks like a bit of nothing located in a mini-strip mall next to the liquor store and gas station. The signage is hard to read at night in a kind of leaf like green.

You have long community tables in a small space that is elbow-to-elbow.

It is really lively, the food is not only presentable, but super delicious. The service is attentive and you feel transported to a small village in Italy with the ambiance and friendliness that you don't always get in L.A.

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vipladidah (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing A+++ service.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Very poor showing from South End. I wasn't able to actually get any food, so I'll leave the food at maximum (as I hear it's excellent), but everything else was awful. To start, when we got there, we had to walk through a crowd of people hanging around the entrances smoking and talking *extremely* loudly; essentially shouting. Once inside, there's no one at the front desk, indeed, no front desk at all. Eventually, I manage to pull aside some older guy who seems to be handing out drinks, he asks if we have a reservation, to which I say no. 30-40 minute wait amongst the smokers and the yellers. I should also say that this seems to be par for the course here, as it's so loud I can barely think, much less getting to the point of hearing those thoughts. I go outside, get an OpenTable reservation for 30 minutes later to make sure, go inside to see if there's any kind of list for us, and get told that a) no, and b)the wait will be about 1.5 hours, as to accommodate the people outside (who all already have food which they are in the midst of imbuing with smoke). We wait outside for half an hour, we both get annoyed with the volume, inadequate seating, and eventually leave after no one seems to care or know anything about a reservation once the time gets down. Absolutely awful.

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VeniceD 
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Loud, crowded & expensive. But food was above average.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

El lugar es increíble! El mejor lugar donde comí en Estados Unidos! Pizza como en Italia!

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vipBobF (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

The food was very average and the drink selection was very limited.

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StephenMacey (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Small, cozy (packed), popping pizza and wine bar. Food and service were fantastic.

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vipDanaG (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything here was incredible! The waiter was very attentive, gave great recommendations about what to eat and how much to order. The wine was excellent. Both pizzas we got were perfectly crisp and chewy, had quality ingredients and were authentic Italian pizzas. Hidden gem at the end of Abbot Kinney! It was easily the best food we had over a one week vacation to LA and San Diego.

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vipEat45allthefod (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

South End continues to be my wife and I's favorite dining spot in all of Los Angeles.

Delicious food & wines, above-just-about-all-other-restaurants-in-LA service.

If you haven't been here you need to get over there ASAP!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

As we were walking up it seemed small and subdued. The second we walked in, the room, the owners and the food were anything but. Simply amazing. Great wine list, personable owners who are clearly passionate and the food! Every dish was divine. I did need the walk home to let everything settle as I ate way to much. Highly highly recommended. 6 stars.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Best pizza you can find in LA, especially in Venice. Gjelina cannot compete with South End's pizza, that is for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Love this little place. It’s packed and loud, but very welcoming and great food. We had to wait 30 min even with a reservation, but they brought us wine and bread while we chatted outside.

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CeceD (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing Neapolitan pizza. We love the pizza and the owner chef, Mario. Mario brought his Neapolitan roots to Venice for an amazing combo of Pizza and wine. As a wine enthusiast, he has hand picked awesome wines. His pizza combinations are all delicious. This is our local neighborhood pizza place. The ambiance is casual and fun for date night or with friends. We love going early for happy hour. But be sure to make a reservation, its a small dining room and fills up quick!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Such a great place! Definitely on the small side but the food is great, lighting is intimate and it's outside of the central, hustle & bustle of Abbott Kinney, so it's a great option for date night. The owner is from Rome and brought over the recipe for classic Neapolitan style pizza and added to it some unique flavor profiles. I had the Boardwalk pizza and the wine director recommended an amazing '03 Zin that paired really nicely. These guys are serious about their pizza and wine, we will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

It's a small space. Kind of cute. Pizza was pretty good but wouldn't rush to go back for it. Good wine and I like that they pour tastes willingly. Probably better on a week night when it's a little calmer. Great for making out with your girlfriend. Not that I'm into pda. She is.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2017

My fiancé and I had read an article about this place awhile back and finally tried it last night. It's cozy and classic. We had the best time, if you're a venice local and haven't tried it, it's a must go. I had a spicy gluten free pie option and loved it. My fiancé had one with prosciutto and paired it with a wine suggested by Juan our server, he ended up ordering a second glass. There was music which they have on Thursday's and Friday's.. The owner stopped by our table to say hello and then headed straight back into the kitchen, hardworking inviting guy. We highly recommend this place and will be back very soon. Loved everything about it.

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vipmichelinman (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

Not what it portends to be. Mario (Owner)very arrogant and dismissive when it was brought to his attention that the Four cheese pizza lacked the ricotta. He basically said that it was forgotten ! No offer to make right. Overly interested in table with ladies seated and not apologetic in the least. Many better places to go for pizza and wine in area for less than $90 spent there.
Try Sette Bello nearby, superior in every way !!

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vipWlatraveler (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 21, 2017

Exceptionally good service, servers seem like they are partners in the place. Great pizza and very nice salads.

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