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Real deal Italian pizza at the quiet end of Abbot Kinney - complete with real deal charming Italians.

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About 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.

2805 Abbot Kinney
Venice, CA 90291
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
European, Wine Bar, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Dinner

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

Cross Street:
Washington

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(424) 228-4736

Website:
http://www.southendla.com/

Parking Details:
Free parking.

Executive Chef:
Frank Fermin

Private Party Contact:
Mario: (310) 977-8174

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

South End Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Hot Spot (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
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Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (3)
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Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 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.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 22, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 2, 2017

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

Tags: Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Amazing dinner celebrating multiple graduations...

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 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!

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Fun, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (Miami)·Dined 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Wow what an amazing gem! The pizza is delicious you can taste how fresh everything is and their wine selection is wonderful. Could not believe I live down the street and I had never been before! The service was fantastic and I can't wait to return!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Not very much seating and a little loud but the food was delicious!! Would definitely recommend and go back

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Loud and the size of a shoebox with a singer who uses too large speakers. No redeeming qualties

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Really good pizza pies and super friendly waitresses. Love the ambience. Very welcoming. Not the cheapest pizzas out there, but worth the money.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Yummy pies and delicious wines!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Spectacular pizza. Better then Gjelina and Mozza. No...really.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Best pizza on the Westside. The real thing. Amazing pizza. I would list it with pizza from Gjelina and Mozza.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 17, 2017

I can't tell you how great the service and food was!!! Our waiter Rob and Noel were fantastic, tentative and kind! Made our experience incredibly special. Ask for either of these 2 and you will have the best service in town!
The only drawback to this wonderful restaurant is the space. By the end of the night our party was constantly bumped into by either a server, customers or bus boy.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Once again, SouthEnd delivered the best pizza paired with an excellent wine recommendation by maitre d', Enzo.
Ok, so it may seem a bit pricy to some, but well worth each and every penny as the pizza dough is perfect (from a grape-based sourdough starter).

Grazie, Enzo e Mario

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Romantic, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Great service. A little crowded and the food while good was not as amazing as some pizza we've had.

Really nice staff and we loved the extra wine they poured after our meal while we waited for the check.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Great find in the hood we've just moved into...it's going to be our regular hangout. Pizza is excellent and price is so reasonable given the quality. Burrata to die for, good selection of wines, and live music - what more can one ask for in this hole-in-the-wall wine bar?

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Favorite restaurant. And Mario & Enzo always make me feel special. Every time I visit.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Lively little wine bar with amazing Italian style pizza. The place is tiny & loud. You better have reservation and don't mind sharing table with others.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Terrific creative pizzas and excellent wine options. Casual seating at long bars, modern decor. These people care about the food and drink - reminds me of tapas bars in Madrid though food is Italian. Server immediately refilled my husband's glass of Chianti after I knocked it over without my asking.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2017

I live in the neighborhood, and this is my favorite place by far. I dine here alone, with others, get take out, and take all my guests here. The food is consistently fabulous! I've been here so many times over the years, and have never had a bad meal or bad experience. Service is excellent. Wine selection is perfect (and 50% off bottles for Happy Hour is a gem).

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Love this place! Passionate staff and owner. Great pizza great wine and fun atmosphere.
A great local spot to hang out!

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Our go to Pizza place in the hood.
Good salads, fantastic pizza, and a great wine list.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Love this place. The food is outstanding and the staff even better. Thank you Enzo, Mario and Noel for another fun evening at South End.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Outstanding Value, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Great food, wine, uncomfortable table, stools, aisles and noise beyond tolerance

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