chi SPACCA

4.8
593 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary Italian
We require a credit card to secure a reservation. Your card will not be charged; however, in the event of a no-show or cancellation less than 24 hours prior to the reservation, your card will be charged a fee of $40 per guest.

We look forward to seeing you at SPACCA!

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
9.2

Chi Spacca in Hollywood is one of our favorite places to get excessive in LA. This involves a lot of meat.

Ratings 9.0-9.8:If the 8.5-9.0s are the restaurants you’ll frequent for more than just special occasions, the 9.0-9.8s are the all time great restaurants of their city. Restaurants that will be around 20 years from now, assuming the Earth is still around.
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J
London
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Food was bang on!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To keep it short and sweet... it was OUSTANDING
SO INCREDIBLE

It tastes and feels like you’re at home. I cannot wait for my next visit

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Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, amazing, amazing. We started with the bread, a must, shared the little gem salad, plenty for 4 and very delicious, then a must every time we go, the grilled octopus. We shared bronzino, duck, and broccoli. My taste buds still haven't recovered... one dish was better than the next. Great food and great service, one of my favorite restaurants!

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S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

An experience worth repeating. The Cesar salad was the best I have ever had.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here at least 5 times and always perfect!! I ❤️ sitting at the counter cause you get to not only see the chefs in action but talk to them as well!! Can’t say enough about this place!! Small cute and can be romantic...I always go for work.

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C
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I love this restaurant. It's very close to Italian restaurants I've visited in Italy in every way. That being said, there was a bit of a difference between a Thursday visit and a Monday visit. Thursday was OUTSTANDING, one if those magical restaurant nights where everything was delicious, ambiance perfect, service smooth. Monday, however, all of our dishes were too salty, from the focaccia to the asparagus, music was too loud for a room of that size, too many people interacted with us (like 5, it was like, And who are You?) which diminished continuity. I'll still return, but i want my Thursday back.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Servizio freddo, cibo veramente pessimo! Non ci rimetterò poi piede sicuramente, delusione per un ristorante di Bastianich

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every visit to chi SPACCA is a special occasion. This has been my favorite restaurant on earth for years, and remains so. The kitchen staff, front of house, and management are all masters of what they do. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.

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RW
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simplicity of the food was refreshing. All flavors were exactly as they should be. Nothing was trying to compete.

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GC
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. The waiter was very knowledgeable and personable too. The chef came over to talk to us about the different kinds of olive oil used in cooking different dishes. The whole experience was very, very special.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and ambiance!

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1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all round!

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S
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was amazing..appetizers were yummylicious
short ribs were beyond amazing... extra extraordinary
the service was superb... we loved it... recommendations spot on
the dessert made me cry... well almost... absolutely fantastic
and the gelato... that they brought out... hhmmm ... don't need italy after that ;)

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j
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our visit. The space is small but cozy, street parking is easy. But most importantly, the food left us speechless. We were very very happy with everything we ordered.

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RT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My steak was mostly raw. You can't order your steak the way you want it. They cook it to one temperature I was told. The thermometer must have been broke because it was ridiculously ultra rare.

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Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Originally made a reservation for Chi Spacca, changed it to dine at Osteria Mozza to welcome my parents from England, welcome one of our chefs from Per Se, as well as celebrate my husbands birthday last night. Probably the worse decision. Luckily booked a last minute reservation after we finished at Osteria Mozza to do a redo dinner. We loved Chi Spacca and so did everyone else! From the moment we walked in we were welcomed with kind faces and smiles! I did make the mistake of reserving a table for 2 when it was for 5, but there wasn’t even any hesitation of the lady at the front making room for us. As soon as we sat, we were helped and the manager who we’ve seen a couple times there was delightful as always! Made simple straight to the point recommendations of a bottle of red wine, and a glass of rosé. I was able to have a few savory items, as well as we ordered all the desserts in a true celebration! I do believe when things are good it’s even more of a reason to say something! So to the ladies of Chi Spacca, thank you very much for ending our evening on a happy note! We genuinely appreciated everything! We will be back soon!

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W
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We have been there many many times and have enjoyed the food and service immensely. This visit was a huge disappointment with the 50 oz porterhouse not cooked enough and simply raw. It was difficult to cut and had no flavor, except being over peppered this time. The lamb sausage was burnt and dry as well and the grilled octopus. Our favorite dish, Focaccia di Recco, was overly oily and Pane Bianco bistecca dripping had pieces of meat that were hard as rocks. The young lady that served us was borderline rude. It was my son's birthday and WAS his favorite restaurant. Unfortunately, the owner Nancy cannot be there all the time to oversee her employees. I am saddened by these events. We will return will caution.

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v
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance, and definitely a must-try place. We sat at the counter and it was a great view of the kitchen and the chefs. Would definitely come back next time with a bigger group to share all the meat main entrees.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for service and menu

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RT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We returned to get the famous Focaccia Bread and their signature bone-in ribeye. Both were a disappointment. The meat is delivered medium rare with a warm center only. Not possible to get it any other way. The Cesar Salad dressing was too tart and the side order of carrots was completely overcooked to the point of dehydration. Bottom line for the amount of money this was not worth it.

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DG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Pork Chop ever. Amazing food in general and great service! Get the flatbread.

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S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Found the entire experience to be over priced and not worth the value. We left disappointed

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AR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every detail was well thought out and the food was absolutely delicious! Grace, our caretaker for the evening, was delightful, informative, and spot on with her recommendations based on our food idiosyncrasies. The price is well worth the experience!

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ST
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I are both lifetime restaurant professionals. We wanted something very special for a birthday dinner, and decided to give Chi Spacca a try since we have had good experiences at Osteria Mozza.

Let me tell you, Chi Spacca was the best restaurant experience either of us have had in years. Our server, Bobby, was terrific and fun without being cloying. Every need we had wasn’t met, it was exceeded.

The Prosciutto and Burrata started us out in world class fashion. The Octopus and Pork Tomahawk were both the best examples of those proteins we’ve ever had.

We had far too much food, but we wouldn’t change it for the world.

A perfect meal. Thank you, Chi Spacca, for taking such great care with your food and service, and making this night such a special one for my wife and me. We will return.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places I have ever eaten.

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h
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is great. Small so takes s while to get reservation or wait for table.
We went at 8:30 pm and they already didn’t have the special meat pie. Disappointing
Service was good. Will b back

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1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve had in Los Angeles in years. Every course, from the appetizer to main was davine. The bone marrow pot pie was out of this world.

It’s expensive, but at least the portion sizes are huge.

The services is as excellent as the food.

Couldn’t recommend more.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was exceptional with her recommendations.

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JN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service staff. Big portions so price is not too much of an issue. Food was tasty. Would return to try different items.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every aspect of our experience - food, service & ambiance was AMAZING!!!

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WS
Detroit
135 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous meal. Only thing I did not like was having to wait for my guest to arrive and ordering g a glass of wine at the hostess stand. Tacky and awkward.

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R
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for a Valentine’s Day dinner. It’s intimate setting makes talking easy - no need to speak loudly to be heard. The food was plentiful, delicious and beautifully presented. The food is meant for sharing so no need for each diner to order two entrees etc. We will definitely return.

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b
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was off the charts! The toasted pane with the meat drippings is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. I can’t stop thinking about it. Our server was wonderful and we took a budino home with us.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Staff was great.

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time thank you to everyone at Chi SPACCA. The food was amazing. Portion were perfect for out party of five.

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S
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

We waited 45 minutes after ordering for our first course to arrive. Everything was over salted: focaccia, short ribs, salad, and branzino. The noise was deafening, and the price for three people -- $400, including tip -- was too high for such an unenjoyable experience.

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RR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

chi Spacca is one of LA’s finest dining spots. The menu features flavors and unique dishes not found in the kitchens of LA’s trendy internet food darlings. The food is as classic and honest as their vocal and jazz standards playlist. No early 90’s hip hop here. I officially declare this my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. The service, the food, the wine suggestion. I mean, the food was outstanding. We will definitely be back!

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PK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

In LA for business and was looking for a worthy solo meal. When I’m dining by myself I love sitting a the “bar” where the food is cooked so I can see the magic happen and interact with the chefs. chi SPACCA did NOT disappoint. Loved every bit of it.

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