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chi SPACCA Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chiSPACCA.com
  • Phone: (323) 297-1133
  • Hours of Operation:
    6pm - 11pm

    5pm - 11pm

    5pm - 10pm

    Walk-Ins accommodated at on a first come, first-served basis
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chad Colby
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Citrus & Highland
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet entrance is on Highland just south of Melrose Ave, in front of Pizzeria Mozza. .
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Diner Reviews
  • "This is one of the best restaurants in LA. You cannot go wrong with this one. The porkchop and the steaks are pricy but worth it. All the sides we ordered are amazing as well. Be sure to get the focaccia bread, even though it's $18. Go ahead, schedule your next special occasion dinner here. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Food was amazing. Love that you share everything. Portions were perfect for 3 people. Ventilation was horrible due to the inside grill. Extremely noise where we could not hear each other."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "I had the pleasure of dining at this facility. I am a foodie and I love meat. That is so you keep in mind my perspective. I had an absolutely amazing meal. Steak chicken pork charcuterie... all top-notch ...just amazing."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Overall, I was underwhelmed with Chi Spacca. The $175 42 oz T-Bone was below expectations. It was something I expect from Ruth Chris at 30% of the price. The $18 Foccacia was very salty. You could tell they have a heavy hand with salt and butter when eating the food. The only redeeming quality was the service was very good."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The Mozza restaurateurs take on protein is to die for. 5 stars. Go for the LARDO to start and buckle up!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "From the first breath we were in love. Fabulous casual decor, intimate setting, active open kitchen and without a doubt the most informed staff on food, preparation, wines, history of the dishes.....I could go on and on. We devoured each and everything we ordered, way past comfort level. I am dreaming of a flight to LA just to taste the focaccia again........"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I made a reservation here at the recommendation of a friend and could not be happier with the results. I was looking for a nice place to bring my parents while they were visiting me and this fit the bill perfectly. Food is served family style and was delicious. The dining area is very small, which allows everyone a good view of the open kitchen. Not quite in my budget for regular dining, but I would definitely go again with a small group for unique experience."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I was skeptical about the price of the steaks since usually most places do not deliver. This steak was worth every penny. It has to go into the special occasion category unfortunately but we'll be back"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This is truly a restaurant for people who love meat. That happens to be me. Delicious."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Fantastic food and service. Pricey, but worth it."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food is incredible, which I cannot stress enough. The steak was pure perfection, as was everything else we ordered. The service was excellent with extremely knowledgeable wait staff, from the waiters down to the bus boys. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Amazing corn dish we ordered seconds-all vege dishes ordered were outstanding-branzino was delicious as well as short ribs and pork."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The service surpasses the food here, and the food is AMAZING. The menu is meticulously explained and the servers are beyond knowledgable! Tried the Tomahawk Pork Chop this visit, and was wowed! The ndjua stands on it's own, but with the pane bianco, perhaps the best bread i've had in LA (Thanks, Nancy Silverton!) is beyond delicious. For a meat centric restaurant, they know how to do a simple salad right as well. My husband is lactose intolerant and has a sensitivity to onions, and the staff too great care of him, and did not make him feel like he was missing out on anything. The GM stopped by our table more than once as well making us feel like VIP's. Always looking for an excuse to go back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The meat is what you will hear about, and the meat IS remarkable for both its flavor and its size, but the vegetables are equally wonderful. They could serve nothing but their cream-less creamed corn and the place would still be a hit."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Chi Spacca has become my favorite dining experience. The food is timed and seasoned perfectly. It's a small room so it has a feel of intimacy and exclusivity. The staff is professional yet friendly and they make you feel like you own the place. The cooking is done on a wood grill and wood burning oven in an open area adjacent to the dining room so you can see and enjoy each dish that is being prepared. 2nd time going and I'm ready for #3!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This place was awesome for the atmosphere, intimacy and mostly, great food... nothing more, nothing less."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Since the plates are meant to be shared our waiter said he would help us with ordering to make sure we didn't have too much, BUT, after recommending we order an additional side on top of our regular order, we had WAY too much food. As a matter of fact EVERY table had way too much food if you count the doggy bags waiting to get picked up. That was irritating. And the pork loin (for $80) came with 6 (small) pieces of meat then a bunch of fat and bone. It was supposed to be 42 oz, but if you take away the fat and bone, it was maybe half that."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Chi Spacca brings to LA the meat tradition of Tuscany. Great "affettati" (cold cuts), terrific meats ( pork, beef, lamb) all in a easy going setting and a very good service. If next door Mozza is more eclectic Chi Spacca specifically will satisfy the meat lovers."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Erick and Will do such a great job at providing one of the best dining experiences around…. pure class"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Food and wine suggestions by our server were very helpful. Pricey, but overall a great dining experience. Making plans for return visit."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We arrived on time but were offered counter seats although there was a table available which is understandable (nevermind that the guy from the Bachelor got the table!) but we waited 10 minutes at the counter to even get acknowledged by any wait staff so we questioned the host that sat us. A waitress finally arrived after 5 more minutes and offered us a very small conciliatory pour of prosecco. She took our order and they moved us to a table nearby which was ok, but then for the rest of the night we did not get a waitress and were served our meals by different bus boys ( I counted 5 different people) while a table next to us was getting waited on hand and foot...although the food was fine, I found the whole experience very disconcerting"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Came to celebrate my birthday with my husband, sister, and brother in law. Nice wine, great tomahawk pork chop, bone marrow pie was delicious. Focaccia bread is a do not miss. Would come back for sure. Servers were professional and hot!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Attentive service, knew who we were and the special occasion (anniversary) we were celebrating. Some of the food we considered outstanding, all of it was at least quite good. Sitting at the counter is especially fun as it's easy to talk to the cooks about their preparations"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "If you love meat this is the place to go. This spot has dethroned mastros as my number one meat venue, which if you know me, would be a big shock. Everything was just so perfect. I need to go back and try more. The only thing I wish they had was the cheeses from osteria next door but in hindsight I would have not been able to eat any more."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Everything was very good. I would go with 4 people rather then 2. Meat main dishes are all 42oz and up. Only bad thing I would say is it took about an hour for appetizers to come. Focaccia is a must order. Not sure why it's so good, but it is awesome. Porterhouse was cooked perfectly. Squash Blossomes were surprisingly very good. Corn side dish was excellent. Only beer and wine. Chi Spacca is definitely worth trying. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dining experience here. The food, service, ambiance were all on point. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Definitely worth waiting for . The sheeps cheese ,honeycomb and nuts amazing . House chianti . Focaccia service impeccable. S big change from la dining. I was salivating over the meat but usually never eat it . That I will bring in a group of friends next time . Fish fresh wow. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "You enter thru the Pizza take out door.We were underwhelmed by everything except the prices.Tables jammed 2 close 2gether,hard chairs,lacked warmth & ambiance.Plates 2 small.Drank our very expensive Brunello from water tumblers.Our decanted wine scarce & poured sporadically.The prices were astronomical & potions were skimpy.There were 2 many rules-how the order is placed,how it's to be cooked,etc.The timing was atrocious.Everything was brought out at once & we waited 4 plates while the food got cold.Don't mind paying a higher price 4 excellent food & service,but we felt cheated when the bill arrived.$250 4 a 50oz steak is Kobe beef territory-which this was not.1 out of 3 desserts worked.The entire experience a let down & felt like a scam."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "So glad we got to celebrate my husband's Bday at chi SPACCA! My hub fancies himself a connoisseur of all things charcuterie, so it would be a major indicator to see how chi SPACCA fared. It was essentially a metaphysical experience. He got the mixed plate to start, and it was all he could talk about while he was eating it. Hilarious, actually. Every bite was better than the last! Then we split one of the steaks (48oz i think) and got the potatoes and the cauliflower. Everything was divine! And nothing is as delicious without incredible service. Anna was perfect, plus her support team were on top of our every request and need. Everyone knows their stuff at chi SPACCA. Yes, pricey, but we'll be back. Worth it! Far cheaper than going to Italy."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Amazing food, great service, great atmosphere. Good for dates, family dinner/gatherings, catching up with friends, special occasion, meat-lover heaven! We highly recommend this place & cannot wait to go back."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "If you truly love steak and chops of the highest quality and grilled to perfection this restaurant is a must visit."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Fabulous food and service. We couldn't be happier with the evening we spent there."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Had a wonderful second dinner at Chi Spacca. The food is terrific. The ambience is pleasant (small room, open kitchen) and the staff are nice and efficient. The only complaint is we were reserved for their "second sitting" at 8:30 and had to wait until 9 to sit. Luckily they plied us with complimentary wine. I think the management needs to work out a system of enforcing the double sitting times or simply just have the one at 6:30. (They haven't figured out how to get the 6:30 diners to leave at 8:30). I plan to keep going there, but I'll never go for the second sitting again. For those who don't mind eating large quantities of meat at 9:30 or 10:00 pm, no problem here!!!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The meat is coming huge portion, but table is so small to accomodate all dishes."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "After 9PM offerings on the menu considerably dwindle waiter was unaware exactly what was included on a particular dish items ordered were not served together and brought to table piece meal blackboard wine list can't be seen anywhere on the floor desserts were disappointing "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This 26 seat restaurant is hard to get into not because the food is good, but because the seating is limited. They treat you Like a piece of meat their Featured entrée. Your OpenTable reservation will be honored but hopefully not like our case 45 minutes after the fact! You can stand in the Small takeout area Where there are no seats to accommodate You. Take your money elsewhere"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Each dish was more amazing than the last. Can't wait to go back and try more items on the menu. The bistecca was done to perfection and the focaccia was delectable. I applaud the thought that went into this restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Was a bit disappointed this time around. The service was not as personable and not as "warm" as the first time we were there. Water was not filled when I needed it, I ended up ordering 2 blood orange pellegrino. The actual food runner explained the story behind the food which was much more genuine than our waiter. Being it my wife's bday, I was hoping they would write at least happy bday on the dessert we ordered. I guess that's too much to expect from a fine dining 375 dinner bill. I prefer the tomahawk pork chop over the steaks. The cured meats were awesome. Beef n bone marrow pie had excellent flavor. The faccio was a bit salty. The chicken tasted great! Overall, it was ok. If that was your first time, it would have been ok""
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Looking for a place where it would be worth it to try every item on the menu at least once? The appetizer sampler "affetati" is incredible. We could have drank the salad dressing and the beefsteak tomatoes popped in our mouths. Topping it all off with the beef short ribs, cooked to perfection with mouthwatering seasoning, we savored the flavors for the rest of the night."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "chi Spacca is a meat lovers smorgasbord. Everything is prepared with precision authenticity and care. Our server, George, was well informed and polite to the point of perfection. We dined on the forcaccia bread (not to be missed), salami (spicy), beef and bone marrow pie, insalata mistinanza... It was all out of this world!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014