In 2014 Shelley Kleyn Armistead brought all forms of design and product manufacturing in-house in an effort to create a more cohesive and distinct aesthetic for each of our sister restaurants. This aesthetic is articulated through the architecture, furniture and homewares of each individual restaurant. We introduced Gjusta Goods as an opportunity to share our unique goods and wares with the local community in Venice Beach, as well as extend our community across the globe.
9AM - 5PM
324 Sunset Ave. Venice CA 90291
Our hospitality group based in Venice Beach, CA. Venice is home to our two restaurants, Gjelina and MTN, Gjusta, our deli-bakery-cafe, GTA, our take away spot, and Gjusta Goods, our retail store. Gjelina Group is branching out from Venice, establishing a farm in Rhinebeck NY, and opening Gjelina Manhattan in Spring 2018. The Gjelina Foundation was formed with a focus to help improve our under served local public schools by providing food and art education.
Named for founder Fran Camaj’s mother. Gjelina opened on Abbot Kinney Blvd. in 2008 serving locally sourced produce forward food.GJELINA
We opened Gjelina Take Away adjacent to Gjelina in 2011. Since then GTA has become a staple of the Abbot Kinney community.
Our bakery, deli, and cafe opened its doors to critical acclaim in 2014. Named for Gjelina’s real life sister.
Our recently opened Izakaya inspired eatery serving ramen and more in a communal & bar-style setting.
The Gjelina Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to improving education and vocational outcomes in Venice public schools.