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Must Visit: Gjusta

Must Visit: Gjusta

 

Being only a block from Gjelina, it’s hard not to eat their pizza for lunch daily, but sometimes you have to mix it up. Luckily, the owners of Gjelina recently opened a new restaurant called Gjusta.

Gjusta is a bit off of Abbot Kinney on Sunset Ave. It’s tucked away and not very noticeable – if you didn’t know it was there, you might miss it. When you enter around lunchtime though, inside is bustling. It’s set up like a warehouse and all of their breads are baked on-site.

We had the parsnip soup with a curry oil drizzled on top, roasted sweet potatoes with a cilantro cream sauce, and roasted cauliflower. Also, a delicious quiche with flaky crust. We had a brownie that was chocolate, moist and delicious.

Todd Reed Gjusta soupTodd Reed Gjusta salad and quicheTodd Reed Gjusta

Gjusta also is said to have amazing coffee. In Venice and looking for a place to eat? Definitely check out both Gjusta and Gjelina!