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chi SPACCA

4.9
4.9
1066 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Heralded as a "meat speakeasy" by Food & Wine Magazine, chi SPACCA has come to represent the quintessential new Italian dining experience, where accompaniments like the Foccacia di Recco, warm salted Medjool dates, and Culatello & Puglia burrata are just sideshows for the rest of Chef Joseph Tagorda's meat-centric menu which features a 42-ounce Tomahawk pork chop, a 36-ounce dry-aged bone-in New York Costata alla Fiorentina, and a 50-ounce dry-aged porterhouse Bistecca Fiorentina.

Enchanted by the artistry of Italian salumi culture, we built the first “dry cure” program in Los Angeles so that we could experiment and perfect Italian charcuterie techniques in house.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steakhouse, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (323) 297-1133

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joe Tagorda

  • Private party facilities

    Nestled between Mozza2Go and Osteria Mozza, chi SPACCA (Italian for "he who cleaves") is the quintessential new Italian dining experience.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Beech: (877) 625-1790

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Cross street

    Citrus/Highland. Please use Mozza2Go entrance on Melrose Ave. Valet avail.

  • Parking details

    Metered parking is available for free after 6 p.m. We also offer valet service $14.

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • John Magazino & Nancy Silverton's Truffle Dinner

    $285.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 12, 2022 only
    Join us in welcoming truffle expert John Magazino for a special family-style dinner highlighting the most decadent ingredient on the market: truffles. MENU Assaggi Passed on Arrival accompanied with a celebratory glass of Franciacorta ANTIPASTI INSALATA INVERNO Portabello, Celery, Truffle Pecorino, Olivo Nuovo & Shaved Black Truffles CARNE CRUDA Parmesan Crustini & White Truffles FOCACCIA DI RECCO & White Truffles PRIMI FONDUTA RAVIOLI & Shaved White Truffles SECONDI PORCINI RUBBED BISTECCA FIORENTINA & Shaved White Truffles CONTORNI Truffle Mashed Potatoes Truffle Creamed Spinach DOLCI Truffle Infused Crema di Riso Wine pairings by the glass available for purchase.

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What 1,066 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Italian

  • Hollywood

    Best Overall

  • Hollywood

    Best Food

  • Hollywood

    Best Service

  • Hollywood

    Innovative

  • Hollywood

    Great for fine wines

  • Hollywood

    Romantic

  • Hollywood

    Good for special occasions

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  1. D

    Dana

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great. Need to go with people who eat meat. It’s steak restaurant. Huge steaks. Cooked on the rare side. They do not cook medium rare . They are very pink. Huge steaks! But good. No sauces. Just seasoned well. My husband and a son love the meat. I like the little Gem Lettuce Salad, mashed potatoes, broccoli, focaccia is to die for. But very oily. I can only eat a little. My husband and son can polish off the entire thing. They just love it. Onion rings are great. Bone marrow pie heavy but delish, finish off the meal with one of their delicious sorbets. It’s the best way to end a meal here. Definitely keep the little gem salad on the table while eating the other dishes bc there is vinegar and lemon and it cuts the fat. From the meat and everything else. Needs that acid. We love to sit at the bar. We prefer it. Fun place great staff, great chef’s
  2. c

    cdiepo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you're looking for a great special occasion meal and are a meat lover, this is your spot! Loved the intimate dining experience, being able to watch the chefs cook right there, and the service was great. We had the 36 oz shared steak and it was decadent! Also loved the potato pie and even the broccolini was amazing!
  3. F

    Foody

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was elegant, tasty, and well presented. My only "beef" (excuse the pun) is that our waitress seemed a bit attitudinal---which was the same experience we encountered at the sister restaurant, Mozza. I guess snootiness is a requirement for help at a Nancy Silverton restaurant. Yeah, i get that Nancy Silverton is a "big deal" for foodies in LA, but everything was "Nancy this, and Nancy that......", as if coming from Mt. Sinai. Plus, questions asked were received with a bit of snobbery, as if "how dare you ask such a stupid question".
  4. AA

    AileenA

    Los Angeles

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a special birthday celebration and was welcomed by a charming host, wood fired oven and grill flames crackling high and hot. The room is intimate and the ambience warm and inviting. The menu was slightly different from what I’d seen online as the chef probably uses what’s in season. The must have beef and bone marrow pot pie and focaccia de recco were ordered as were the warm olives and pecorino, a melt in your mouth culatello and burrata appetizer, delicious pear and avocado salad, grilled octopus, pepper steak, lamb chops (best ever), lamb sausage, and chocolate mousse and butterscotch budino to end. We also picked a great red wine from their wine bible which was a fantastic complement to the meal. Even the accompanying chick pea puree and crispy chick peas under the tender grilled octopus and the mashed potatoes with the pot pie (you’d think on Thanksgiving weekend we’d be sick of mashed potatoes) were magnificent. The lamp chops (my go to protein) were the best I’ve ever had, perfectly medium rare. The char on the meats added that extra flavor and the Italian influence permeated the meal. It’s best experienced with more than 2 people so sharing is possible. Too many delicious options to choose from. A fantastic experience all around. Kudos, yet again, Chef Silverton. You never disappoint. Thank you
  5. OA

    OmarA

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    yoyoyo, good restaurant, good food, good service, good vibe.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Not special at all. Oily food Not the best service The food either was extremely underwhelming and pricey Not worth it won’t be coming back
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Took two hours to cook the steak and they forgot the things they promised after they came to apologize for the slow service
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server Matt was amazing ..and the food was out of this world.! I’m having leftovers now..lol.!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything was perfect
  10. DM

    DaveM

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Matt was awesome. Kitchen crew were great. Diner up at the kitchen bar. Really enjoyed our experience. Thank you
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary and it didn’t disappoint
  12. TM

    ToddM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another birthday dinner at Chi Spacca. Always the best. So good!
  13. H

    Houstonchef

    Houston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place! Amazing and inventive menu. Highly recommend.
  14. f

    freecity

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fabulous in all ways! delicious ! service is great a great nite as usual
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time had by all.
  16. V

    Vero1j

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelent!! Next time I'll go for the meat not for the fish.
  17. C

    Chettsp

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an extraordinary experience!!! The food was fantastic and the service was wonderful—We got to meet the owner who was gracious and so welcoming—an unforgettable evening—thank you!!!
  18. JS

    JoshS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meat, meat, meat just order all the meat. You won’t go wrong.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing . The food is spectacular
  20. B

    Brian

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had no idea what to expect from chi SPACCA as I did no real research, but was incredibly pleasantly surprised. The server was an educator and a guide and walked us through the process of how they serve and portion size, we never felt like we were be upsold. It was all perfect, we were not short on food and by no means feeding families with leftovers. The food was incredible and the evening was just outstanding. Absolutely returning when the event presents itself.
  21. s

    stephaniec

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was great! She was very helpful and steered us in the right direction. We were pleased! The food was delicious. We will definitely go back. The outside seating was a little loud only because of being right on Melrose.
  22. JP

    JoanP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The staff couldn't be lovelier and more attentive and the atmosphere was very appealing. However, other than the stupendous garlic bread with burrata, the food was very average at very high prices.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my boyfriends 40th birthday… wow. I am not a big meat eater or steak fan but the Bistecca Fiorentina (Sp?) was amazing. All courses were delicious. We had the grilled calamari and even that was not rubbery- never experienced that before! The server, Amanda, was very helpful and patient. We really loved the experience and the butterscotch dessert- so good!!! Truly one of the best meals I have ever had. Don’t wait, book a table you won’t be disappointed.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was top notch - he made a dinner into almost a narrative experience. The food was stellar, and the atmosphere buzzed. We will be back many times to come.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    637 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    637 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our first time at this expensive Italian restaurant, and we had a good but not great dinner with another couple. All of our food was very tasty and the service was fine. Excellent Focaccia and Bistecca Fiorentina. I liked the Lamb Shepherd's Pie that I ordered since I'm not really a beef eater. The desserts of the Butterscotch Budino and the Seasonal Crostata, a stone fruit pie slice, were delicious. My main complaint was that the inside dining room was too small and I felt it was too cramped and noisy for a relaxing dinner. So, I can recommend Chi Spacca for its excellent food and service, but don't expect a comfortable dining experience unless noise and cramped quarters don't bother you.
  26. RN

    RichardN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Third time at chi Spacca and it will NOT be my last, best yummy yummy 😋 delicious pork. Coming back once a month. Will highly recommend this place to my work colleagues. Love and love this restaurant 😍😍😍😍
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Consitently great food. One of my favorite spots to dine in Los Angeles
  28. H

    Hungry

    Los Angeles

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fantastic in every way
  29. YJ

    YunmiJ

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Italian steak house! Meat quality is amazing(was so flavor burst meat), wine menu was charming and affordable. The way they cook is perfect. All people including sommelier were professinal, and it made me feel special.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal! Fantastic service and great ambiance! Can’t recommend enough!
  31. DW

    DarrellW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place and great food. Service is amazing and wine selection is superb.
  32. ML

    MellenLoc

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mika, our handsome host was beyond gracious. My friends Uber was very late and Mika treated me to a glass of champs whilst I waited. First class all the way! And Crystal, our server was informative lovely and a class act! The food always epic! A magical experience yet again at Chi Spacce! And oh, I spotted Nancy Silverton and almost fainted. Couldn’t have been more epic!
  33. J

    James

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always amazing service and food. chefs, waiters, staff, always go above and beyond.
  34. JS

    JordanS

    Exclusive

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal. Service was excellent.
  35. w

    wines123

    Montreal

    329 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    329 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food, great wine, great service...what else do you need?
  36. L

    Lightman

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent but expensive
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall was ok, had higher expectations.
  38. TB

    ThomasB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an amazing evening at Chi SPACCA! Despite some inital sticker shock we went ahead and ordered across the menu along with a bottle of Bastianich wine. Everything was FANTASTIC and ended up being good value. The stand outs were the 'nduja, the beef cheek & bone marrow pie, and the crostata. Make sure to valet as parking is impossible in the area. Ask your server which entrees have sides "built in" to order the appropriate amount, or don't, the leftovers were just as incredible the next day! We will definitely be back to try more menu items, and have the pie again
  39. AC

    AllenC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    I have been here before. I know what to expect. Great food!! The service is always excellent. But I must read lips and yell in order to have a conversation. The prices are a bit high. And so is the parking. So, it is a special occasion sort of place for most people.
  40. J

    Jeffsonica

    Los Angeles

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The salyt levels were over the top...and I love salt...

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from chi SPACCA using the Order Online button.

chi SPACCA is rated 4.9 stars by 1066 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for chi SPACCA

6610 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Citrus/Highland. Please use Mozza2Go entrance on Melrose Ave. Valet avail.

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steakhouse, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Metered parking is available for free after 6 p.m. We also offer valet service $14.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joe Tagorda

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (323) 297-1133

  • Private party facilities

    Nestled between Mozza2Go and Osteria Mozza, chi SPACCA (Italian for "he who cleaves") is the quintessential new Italian dining experience.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Beech: (877) 625-1790

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