6610 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038Neighborhood:
Contemporary ItalianPrice: $50 and over
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.chispacca.com/
- Phone: (323) 297-1133
- Hours of Operation:
MONDAY - FRIDAY
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
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- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
- Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
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chi SPACCA reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since July 29, 2014
- Ambiance4.5Noise LevelEnergetic
fit for foodies (60)notable wine list (38)special occasion (34)hot spot (24)neighborhood gem (23)romantic (17)good for groups (15)late-night find (2)Show More
- Fantastic ServiceOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 11/7/2014Loved the vibe but I especially loved our server. She was incredible and a foodie at heart love that! I am planning on returning especially because of her!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- ExtraordinaryJRobVIPDined on 11/7/2014Wonderful food and great staff. Definitely not an every day place, but incredible for a special occasion.Special Features:
- joelnsuzDined on 10/31/2014We ordered quite a bit and asked to take home what we didn't finish. When we left the hostess handed us our go bag and only one small bullet size container of cheese was in the bag. We never received any of our other dishes. Pretty bothered by this especially since we live in the neighborhood and so wanted it to be very good.Special Features:
- MaureenMaureenDined on 10/24/2014This has become my husband's favorite restaurant. The food is really outstanding. It is pricey but a special treat for a special occasion. It is a small place with only a few tables so one must reserve a table early. However, don't be afraid to try last minute in case there's a cancellation.Special Features:
- Amazing meatsOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 10/22/2014Everything was delicious. Server was very knowledgeable on every cut of meat. Only problem due to the small dining room it took over 45 minutes to get seated past our reservation.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- First time visitOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 10/20/2014Exceeded all expectations....will definitely be going back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- BEST MEAL EVERAndyHDined on 10/12/2014Chi Spacca went beyond any expectations I had about eating there! The food was crazy delicious!!! The atmosphere was really intimate and comfortable. Pizzeria Mozza is my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles but Chi Spacca is now neck and neck with it!!! Can't wait to go back!Special Features:
- Great experience, but...bmeconDined on 10/2/2014The Mozza empire is getting a little tired. It all comes down to ambiance. Where as Pizzeria and Osteria can exist in very restrained 90's esque worlds Chi Spacca demands that the space you eat in match the quality of the food being served. The Beef and Bon Marrow pie was exquisite and the Tomahawk pork chop was dripping with fennel pollen, exquisitely seasoned and cooked to perfection but it all feels like you're ordering them at a sandwich place. The waiters go out of there way to really put on a dinner theatre like show and are incredibly knowledgable but outside of the food and the company we're missing the third element, the experience. The focus is on the food, I get that, but how is this any different from Hatfields or Lucques?Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- superb.MDMADined on 9/24/2014best restaurant in the whole mozza group. bring your wallet.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Meat Lovers Paradiseluv2dineoutDined on 9/13/2014If you love your meats this place is for you. A great balanced menu from the mild to gamy fare. You definitely need to make a reservation. It's small but the space is laid out well. Gets a little noisy but not terrible. There is a small bar area usually held for walk-in's but you can request it when making reservations.Special Features:
- If only once, you must goJPFeinbergDined on 9/12/2014Eating at Chi Spacca was the best fine dining experience of my life. While I may not be a seasoned veteran of LA eateries, I have eaten in more than a couple of spots, and Chi Spacca blew them out of the water. Starting with the friendly hostess to the knowledge wait/serving staff. Each dish, when described, was much more than a list of ingredients; they would tell us about the history, process, and reason it was being served. The food was out-of-this-world. We ordered the Culatello. And then we immediately ordered another plate of it. The focaccia was unlike anything I've had before. And the porterhouse was BY FAR the best steak I've ever had. I'm now eating top ramen everyday to save up to go back.Special Features:
- Second visit as good as the first..KarenBVIPDined on 9/11/2014My second visit to Chi Spacca did not disappoint. The food was tremendous, delicious, and very memorable. The servers were very helpful and not territorial, they helped each other help us, which I find very refreshing. The servers are also very knowledgable about the dishes and the wine and helped greatly with our choices. The focaccia is amazing, salads delicious, the beef short ribs were a fabulous flavor bomb and fantastic. We will certainly be returning to Chi Spacca. My only complaint was that we rushed to be there by our reservation time and ended up waiting 35 minutes to be seated, which I really would have preferred to have departed my home later to avoid traffic across town.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Love the small plates & atmosphereBrunchatMalbecDined on 9/1/2014Quaint and mighty! A nice spot for the lover of meat- open kitchen and ambiance is a great place to spend an evening with friends tasting the amazing flavors and homemade creations of the chefs. I look forward to a return visit to try some other items on the Menu!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Stellar!GastronomitisticalVIPDined on 8/30/2014Love of food permeates everything about chiSpacca. Aside from each dish being better than the last, it is clear that everyone that works here loves food, loves being there specifically and have been impeccably trained to tell you anything and everything you may (or may not) want to know about the provenance of the food on the menu. The cheesy foccacia bread is not to be missed. Per our server, the chef spent 2 years perfecting the recipe and it is served on copper platters from Italy. The massive bone-in steaks will probably the best steak to ever melt in your mouth although you will probably be taking much of it home with you for lunch tomorrow. The simple butter lettuce salad was the perfect compliment. Perfection!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing placeOneManDined on 8/29/2014well done! Food is amazing. A little too noisy. Service was great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- YanaVIPDined on 8/26/2014The food was absolutely great! From their own charcuterie to perfect lamb steak. Very generous portions by the way, we split the lamb. So the prices appears to be very reasonable. The service is very friendly and helpful with the menu. Parking may be tough, but you can park at osteria mozza's valet.I would recommend this to a friend.
- One of the LA greatswinni3Dined on 8/24/2014This 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.Special Features:
- DinnerOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 8/19/2014Food 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.Special Features:
- Just goseanDined on 8/14/2014I 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- RTJessicaDined on 8/9/2014Overall, 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.
- #saymeatUkjayDined on 8/4/2014The Mozza restaurateurs take on protein is to die for. 5 stars. Go for the LARDO to start and buckle up!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Mind blowing!ZebragirlVIPDined on 8/2/2014From 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........
- JunieDined on 8/2/2014I 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.Special Features:
- The best $200 steak evertbone310Dined on 8/2/2014I 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 backSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- dorisDined on 7/29/2014This is truly a restaurant for people who love meat. That happens to be me. Delicious.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 164 reviews are from the chi SPACCA reviews archive.
- nonameVIPDined on 7/26/2014Fantastic food and service. Pricey, but worth it.Special Features:
- Spacca is outstandingLAnativeDined on 7/18/2014The 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great meat and vegetable dishesamdreviewVIPDined on 7/15/2014Amazing corn dish we ordered seconds-all vege dishes ordered were outstanding-branzino was delicious as well as short ribs and pork.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- 6 stars!ladydVIPDined on 7/5/2014The 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Silverton Does It AgainkatobradleyVIPDined on 7/3/2014The 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- overwhelming ExperienceLinzDined on 6/29/2014Chi 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great FoodJrdnDined on 6/28/2014This place was awesome for the atmosphere, intimacy and mostly, great food... nothing more, nothing less.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Its TOO Much!dleeVIPDined on 6/28/2014Since 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.
- Great Tuscan foodManuelaVIPDined on 6/23/2014Chi 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.Special Features:
- amazingMikeVIPDined on 6/18/2014Erick and Will do such a great job at providing one of the best dining experiences around…. pure classSpecial Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 6/18/2014Food and wine suggestions by our server were very helpful. Pricey, but overall a great dining experience. Making plans for return visit.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- ServiceOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 6/14/2014We 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
- Excellent Pork ChopDebdebnomnomDined on 6/14/2014Came 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A very enjoyable experienceEagerEaterDined on 6/9/2014Attentive 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 preparationsSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- absolutely amazing !!!amazingnessVIPDined on 6/7/2014If 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.