123 Washington Boulevard

Venice (Los Angeles)

CA 90291



Telephone: +1-310-822-5379,


Overall rating: 7-7.5/10

Date of visit: September 2015

My friend and I happened to pass by Leona by coincidence and just went in and asked for a table. Later we overheard that it had apparently only been open for a weeks, and it seemed quite popular.

We only had main course and dessert here.

I chose trout with pea puree, pea sprouts and sour cream with lemon zest, priced at $25 (+ tax and tips), which was a very pleasant dish:

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My friend chose braised short rib of beef with bone marrow, priced at $28 (+ tax and tips):

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My dessert was “cereal for adults”, which was a bit of a strange concept. I can’t recall exactly what it was, but it included condensed milk. The waitress had urged me to try this. I didn’t dislike it, but if I could choose again, I would probably choose something more traditional.

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My friend had a chocolate and caramel bar with a cream on the side. He called this among the ten best desserts he had ever had.

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I didn’t keep the bill, and the desserts are not on the restaurants website, so unfortunately I can’t tell you the prices, and therefore I can’t say what the bill came to either.

The service was very good as well, and our waitress was very sweet and forthcoming.

Leona is a place I would be happy to dine at again.

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