Gjelina in Venice

Markel and I went out to his friend’s birthday at Gjelina in Venice about a month ago.  It’s an awesome little place on abbot kinney that’s easy to miss.  I went once about 4 years ago and my experience was just as delicious as the first time.  I love the ambiance of the restaurant.  It’s dark, rustic and trendy.  Venice (especially abbot kinney) has such a unique vibe and Gjelina is one of the key places to visit!  (note: the line can get ridiculously long if you go without a reservation or during a popular time.  we got lucky this night b/c we ate dinner at 930-10pmish)

My party ordered:

Oysters~~ amazing, fresh and tasty dressings

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The Boys

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Smoked Mozzarella, confit tomato, jalapeno, arugula, lemon and bottarga pizza

–didn’t try this one but everyone said it was amazing

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Brussels Sprouts

–delicious!!  My favorite thing to get

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Lamb sausage, confit tomato, rapini, pecorino & asiago pizza

–deliiiicious.  pretty spicy so if you’re not into that, I’d pick another one.

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Can’t remember what this one was…probably Blanco?

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Our dinner group =)

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