Recommended by : Jonathan Waxman (Chef/Owner, Barbuto), Christene Barberich (Editor-in-Chief, Refinery29), Susan Feniger (Contestant, Top Chef Masters), Jim Nelson (Editor-in-Chief, GQ), Eva Chen (Editor-in-Chief, Lucky Magazine), Daphne Oz (Host, The Chew), Nancy Novogrod (Editor-in-Chief, Travel + Leisure), Jennifer Fisher (Jewelry Designer), Whitney Port (Fashion Designer, TV Personality), Piper Perabo (Actress), Reece Solomon (Handbag Designer), Dominique Ansel (Chef/Owner, Dominique Ansel Bakery), Camilla Belle (Actress), Katie Lee (Host, The Kitchen), Stephanie Mark (The Coveteur), Molly Sims (Model), Cindi Leive (Editor-in-Chief, Glamour), Roopal Patel (Founder/Owner, Roopal Patel Consulting), Amy Astley (Editor-in-Chief, Teen Vogue), Chris Stang (The Infatuation), Jud Mongell (Five Leaves), Jennifer Hyman (Founder, Rent the Runway), Shay Mitchell (Actress), Mike Dubin (Dollar Shave Club), Camille Styles (Blogger), Marin Ireland (Actress)

Cuisine:Italian, Nouveau American, Pizza. Price: $$$. Location: .

This spot boasts excellent American food on one of the best streets in Venice. Rustic wood paneled ceilings and Edison light bulb chandeliers scream farm-to-table industrial chic at this hot spot. Go there knowing that chef Travis Lett has a strict “no substitution” policy, and you should try to snatch a seat on the beautiful outdoor patio. Make a Reservation.

“Gjelina has my favorite pizza anywhere – The Marinara. It’s vegan, and even without the cheese it puts everyone else to shame.” Daphne Oz (Host, The Chew)

“Last week I was in LA, and ate at the pizza restaurant Gjelina in Venice. The pizza is really extraordinary, but the small plates were also impressive—the veggies, gnocchi, roast corn. Rihanna was there with her crew. It’s the trendy spot of the moment, but it deserves the buzz.” – Amy Astley (Editor-in-Chief, Teen Vogue)