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Beef Tongue Los Angeles

Makani Braised Lengua [CLOSED]

Makani Gerardi flipped the Venice branch of her Pono Burger concept into Makani, a modern Korean-influenced restaurant that no longer has a burger on the menu, and instead features creative cooking from up-and-coming chef...
Pizza Los Angeles

Gjelina Take Away Guanciale Pizza

Gjelina has been a seasonal California juggernaut since 2008, when chef Travis Lett and business partner Fran Camaj first debuted on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Fashionable tourists spill out of the quintessential Venice restaurant from late...
Breakfast Los Angeles

The Rose Neroni-Style Breakfast

Jason Neroni clearly relishes eating a hearty breakfast. His Neroni-Style ($17) plate at The Rose, an always bustling Venice restaurant he runs with Sprout LA, certainly warrants signature status and does justice to his...
Pasta Los Angeles

Felix Trattoria Strascinati

Rains must have thinned out the crowds, but more than a dozen people were still waiting for Felix Trattoria to open at 5:30 p.m. Evan Funke and business partner Janet Zuccarini have made their...
Coffee Los Angeles

Menotti’s Coffee Shop #2 Pencil

Just past the VENICE sign on the way to the oceanfront skate park, stop off at Menotti’s Coffee Stop, the domain of coffee legend Christopher “nicely” Abel Alameda, to self-medicate. A secret menu lurks...
Chicken Los Angeles

Gjusta Rotisserie Chicken

Gjusta has really grown on me since opening on a Venice side street in 2014. The multi-faceted Venice food destination now joins Gold’s Gym in a neighborhood that’s alternately dingy and tech-fueled thanks to...