Gjelina (Venice)

Gjelina https://gjelina.com/la/ is one of the restaurants we tend to visit on nearly every trip to LA. It has the right mix of outstanding executed dishes and laid back, yet efficient service. We never realized so far that Gjelina has a really nice patio on the second floor where we were seated for the first time (but it made for some quite dark photos). As most of the times we tend to order quite vegetable heavy at Gjelina as they really shine with those dishes (which were also quite generous sized this time). Gjelina doesn’t often get mentioned in discussions about top pizza places in LA but their pies are great.

Selection of charcuterie, pickle, mostarda

Sourdough bread (from Gjusta)

Grilled oyster mushrooms, tarragon butter, lemon, sea salt

Roasted rainbow carrots, yoghurt, orange glaze, chermoula

Charred snap peas, soffritto, prosciutto, chile, mint

Lamb sausage, confit tomato, rapini, pecorino, asiago

Strawberry rhubarb crisp, almond gelato