Even though their original restaurant on Abbot Kinney has been closed since the beginning of the pandemic, the Gjelina people have been busy. For starters, they transformed the old MTN space into a Oaxacan spot Valle and gave Gjusta’s patio a much-needed expansion with table service. And those of you who are closer to the Palisades will be glad to hear that they’re popped up with a wood-burning pizza oven in Rustic Canyon just steps from the beach. If you’re like us and have gotten distracted by all the new and exciting pizza options in LA, one pomodoro or mushroom pie will remind you why this light, bubbly pizza still deserves a special place in your heart, or at least your well wishes. Come and get it, along with salads, baked goods, and to-go cocktails between 12-8pm on weekends, or 4-8pm most weekdays next to the Sunrise Brew airstream.
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