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Gjelina Group creates hospitality experiences delivered from a place of purpose, with simplicity. Named for founder Fran Camaj’s mother, Gjelina opened on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in 2008, serving locally-sourced, produce-forward food and becoming a staple in the Venice community.

Since then, our businesses have evolved with our neighborhood — with our menus guided by conversations and long-standing relationships with Southern California farmers, local ranchers, fishermen, and co-ops.

We now own and operate our restaurant GjelinaGjusta Bakery (our deli-bakery-cafe), Gjelina Take Away (our Venice take away spot), Gjusta Goods (our retail store), Gjusta Grocer (our market and grocery), Gjusta Flower Shop, and Gjusta Apartment. Alongside we operate our nonprofit Gjelina Foundation and Gjusta Studios, our evolving spaces for interdisciplinary creative residencies.

In 2022 we opened our first East Coast location with an outpost of Gjelina NY at 45 Bond Street in Noho. Our future ventures include a Venice hotel and a new location for Valle, our Oaxacan restaurant.