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Oct 21, 2011 01:46 PM

Best item on the menu at Gjelina?

Planning on going to Gjelina this weekend, but everything on the menu looks great! Any suggestions for the best brunch, lunch, or dinner item? I usually avoid pork and beef, but I'm down for anything else!

1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

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  1. I enjoyed their sweet corn dish and the Miatake mushroom toast.

    1. Love their Ricotta Gnocchi in brown butter and their Wood Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic, Chili & Vinegar. My favorite pizza is the Lamb Sausage with Confit Tomato, Rapini, Pecorino & Asiago.

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      1. re: wienermobile

        Second the ricotta gnocchi -- very nom.

      2. not a direct answer to your questions, but
        fwiw, imho, very good pizza can be obtained at many restaurants in town, so i would try to stick to dishes that only gjelina does . .

          1. The butterscotch pot de creme for dessert. I had Mozza's butterscotch budino this past weekend, the dish I'm sure Gjelina riffed on, and I like Gjelina's much better.

            I also like the lamb suasage pizza as a starter to share. Rarely disagree with westsidegal, but outside of Mozza's this is my favorite pizza in SoCal -- love the thin charred crust.

            I've really enjoyed the pork belly, served on a shmear of polenta with some greens and a vinegary sauce -- small, crisp, unctuous, not very fatty.

            Every veggie I've had from the woodburning oven with garlic has been a winner.

            1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

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            1. re: nosh

              gotta agree about the veggies.
              also, i would imagine that well-prepared produce is more of a "california thing"