Gran Blanco is a bar by the Venice Boardwalk. So, yes, it’s just as busy as you’d expect it to be - but fortunately, the crowd is less tourists, and more low-key locals who definitely held a surfboard at some point within the past 24 hours. The cocktails are great (get the Celery Southside, with gin and celery) and the burger is more than capable of standing bun-to-bun with any of its beachside peers.
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Yours Truly in Venice features buzzy dishes like avocado hummus and Nashville Hot Shrimp, but beneath all that style is a seriously good restaurant.
Great White is a light and bright breakfast and lunch spot near the Venice sign with excellent coffee and good breakfast burritos.
The Venice staple has been turned into an all-day play pen for Venice locals. And we’re pretty into it.
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Hinano Cafe is a Venice icon and the kind of place you go into for one drink and walk out plastered and maybe with a lower-back henna tattoo.
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We all know the food at Gjusta in Venice is great. The real question is, is it worth the trouble? We say yes.
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