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South End

4.7
213 reviews
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$30 and under
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European
Perfect For:
  • Authentic
  • Notable Wine List
  • Bar Seating
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 213 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

What a PHENOMENAL place. Mario (owner) is delightful - food and drink amazing!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

started off a little bit rocky, but our experience ended up 5 star - they were extremely apologetic about the mishaps and super accommodating! definitely coming back :)

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent service. Great food. Noise level is over the top. Why have live music when you can barely hear your dinner companion.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Love southend but they need to update the seating. Terrible layout and when it's busy, prepare to rub elbows with your neighbors all night long.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

South End is by far the BEST pizza I’ve had in Cali!!! Mario the Chef is amazing! One of my favorite restaurants ever!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

South End is a fantastic neighborhood spot! The staff is very friendly and goes out of their way to make every meal enjoyable. The pizzas are tasty and they have a great wine list.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing A+++ service.

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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on January 4, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on August 1, 2017

the manager was so friendly and welcoming and made sure we were well taken care of.

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Honestly the restaurant is cozy and charming but the pizza is just not good. It tries very hard to be basic Italian but then it takes On bad traits and the sauce is awful. Just awful. Go back to basic and get it right. I actually would come back for cheese and wine but for pizza, never again. Just not good.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Owner and host Mario makes everyone at home, as does maitre'd Enzo. Fantasy appetizers, wine, pizzas, salads - excellent goat cheesecake and Nutella calzones. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2017

The best restaurant without question in the East Bay area. Unbelievable bread, pizza, wine, salads and pasta. Fantastic service, and above all, consistency.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2017

Amazing dinner celebrating multiple graduations...

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2017

Best pizza and wine on Westside! Owner and managers are super friendly and welcoming. Very authentic Italian pizza. Favorite spot in Venice!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Always amazing! We go every week... get the farro👍

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2017

This place is a winner all around. I love love love it for any occasion. Everything from the service to the food and ambience is superior.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2017

Wonderful, cozy and unpretentious spot in the middle of Venice with the best of Roman pizzas and hospitality!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2017

Pizza is delicious and the service is really good. Pretty small place so I would make a reservation to ensure seating.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2017

Wine mark up is higher than usual for a restaurant. Normal restaurant mark up is three times the price one would pay at a retail wine store. They charged $58 dollars for a $15.99 bottle of wine; $10 more than triple the price. We did enjoy the wine, but we felt a bit ripped off.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2017

I had a wonderful time at South End! Enzo was a wonderful and enchanting host! I felt like I had taken a trip back to Italy- the team there is incredible, the recipes were creative and authentic and the pizza was delizioso! I'm grateful to have been able to experience it!

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2017

We had a reservation, very important here. We got moved twice but they made up for it with a glass of wine. Food is always amazing. The staff is knowledgable and friendly. You really feel the family aspect.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2017

One of our favorite places to go in Venice

The food his amazing, service is great and the owner is really welcoming. The pizza's are creative. My favorite is the one with Brussels sprouts and bacon, also the one with the fried egg. I have tried others and all are great. Like the little gem salad because it isn't doused in dressing. The only down side is that it is pretty noisy.

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