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Mar 24, 2011 02:27 PM

Something besides Gjelina

I would like to find a yummy restaurant besides Gjelina near the airport. I'm picking someone up from LAX on Friday and would like to go out to lunch near Marina Del Rey, Manhattan Beach, or Venice. What appeals to me about Gjelina is simple - food is always excellent and the chance to try so many different types of dishes. Anything else like it in the area?

1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, USA

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  1. Mendocino Farms in Marina del Rey - casual, but delicious!

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      1. re: ElissaInPlaya

        This looks great. I'll tuck this away in my list of places to try. For Friday, I wanted something with a greater variety than sandwiches and salad.

      2. Lemonade in Venice is great. You can have 4 different salads for around $10.

        1661 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291

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        1. re: wienermobile

          I've driven by Lemonade and always wanted to try this. Thanks for the reminder.

        2. Tasting kitchen. I recommend the bread, the egg/alba truffle/polenta dish at $20, and a pasta dish to start.

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          1. re: Porthos

            I would have gone here except it's not open for lunch. Ugh! Any other suggestions?

          2. Petros in Manhattan Beach. Very good greek with nice outdoor patio.

            Petros Restaurant
            451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

            1. Some other good lunch options would be Cafe Del Rey, Hal's, 26 Beach and 3 Square.

              26 Beach
              3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

              Cafe Del Rey
              4451 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

              3 Square Cafe
              1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

              Hal's Bar & Grill
              1349 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291