Milo & Olive- Los Angeles

Dining with large groups is never easy. Dining with a large group at a small restaurant is near impossible. Milo & Olive is a newer restaurant in LA in the Santa Monica area. It has 2 large square tables that seat appx 12 people, and a bar area with views to the pizza kitchen. We waited an hour or so (correct me if I’m wrong) and that was tough. They were kind and offered up some arancini risotto balls, which were lovely. And the space was open & welcoming as well.

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Gjelina- Los Angeles

Gjelina is a restaurant I had heard about in Venice, CA. I hadn’t visited that area, so I was happy to check out the bustling Abbott Kinney Blvd. with cute shops at every corner. I found a parking spot and met up with Rachel & Halle (Rachel is a friend of Scott’s from Scott’s Pizza Tours NY) at the take out location. I arrived JUST-IN-TIME because our pizzas had just come out of the oven.

Outside of Gjelina, GTA is the red buliding next door (From yovenice.com)

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