Even though their original restaurant on Abbot Kinney has been closed since the beginning of the pandemic, the Gjelina people have been busy. For starters, they transformed the old MTN space into a Oaxacan spot Valle and gave Gjusta’s patio a much-needed expansion with table service. And those of you who are closer to the Palisades will be glad to hear that they’re popped up with a wood-burning pizza oven in Rustic Canyon just steps from the beach. If you’re like us and have gotten distracted by all the new and exciting pizza options in LA, one pomodoro or mushroom pie will remind you why this light, bubbly pizza still deserves a special place in your heart, or at least your well wishes. Come and get it, along with salads, baked goods, and to-go cocktails between 12-8pm on weekends, or 4-8pm most weekdays next to the Sunrise Brew airstream.
Where we've featured it
Search by Perfect For
More spots in Santa MonicaSee more
The Chestnut Club
Chestnut Club is a cocktail bar in Santa Monica with a rowdy side on the weekends.
There's plenty of seafood at Herringbone in Santa Monica, but the real reasons to be here is the oyster happy hour and the bottomless brunch.
Sea Salt Fish Grill
Santa Monica’s Sea Salt Fish Grill is an affordable, tasty option for all things seafood.
More American spotsSee more
Urth Caffe is massively popular coffee shop people go to because they've seen it on TV, not because it's any good.
Bardonna’s Santa Monica location sells fresh, but not too flavorful, salads and grain bowls - sorry, “squad bowls”.
Suggested by our writers
The Golden Bull is a steakhouse off PCH in Santa Monica that’s been open on and off for almost 70 years.
Caffe Delifini is a romantic Italian spot in Santa Monica across the street from Giorgio Baldi.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more