Gjelina is one of the Westside’s best restaurants and you’re craving it badly. But it’s also a complete production to get into, and you have zero plans to be seen in public tonight. Accomplish both and get involved with Gjelina Take Away, the adjacent to-go spot with a slimmed down menu, but all the pizzas and sandwiches to make your night at home complete. The pork meatball sandwich is a must.
Where To Eat On Abbot Kinney Blvd.
The busiest street in Venice is also home to some excellent restaurants. Here are the best places to eat & drink on Abbot Kinney.
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Both neighborhood hangout and special occasion spot, Charcoal is sometimes a bit confusing, but not when it comes to their very tasty food.
Scopa Italian Roots
Scopa serves very solid Italian-American food, but this Venice spot is more about having a fun night out.
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The Morrison is a solid neighborhood bar/restaurant and one of the most dog-friendly spots in LA.
Botanica is an all-day healthy neighborhood spot in Silver Lake with an excellent back patio.
Alcove Cafe & Bakery
Alcove may be the only restaurant in LA that’s as special as it is essential.
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Gjelina in Venice is one of LA’s most iconic restaurants, but it also doesn’t feel nearly as special as it did when it opened.
Blue Bottle Coffee
Blue Bottle on Abbot Kinney might not be the coolest coffee shop any more, but the coffee is still good, and there are usually food trucks outside.
Chulita is a Mexican spot on Rose in Venice that’s a good place for drinks and some appetizers.
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