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About chi SPACCA
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!
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Hours of Operation:
6pm - 11pm
5pm - 11pm
SUNDAY - THURSDAY
6pm - 10pm
Walk-Ins accommodated at on a first come, first-served basis
Citrus & Highland
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet entrance is on Highland just south of Melrose Ave, in front of Pizzeria Mozza.
Beer, Counter Seating, Wine
Nestled between Mozza2Go and Osteria Mozza, chi SPACCA (Italian for "he who cleaves") is the quintessential new Italian dining experience.
chi SPACCA Ratings and Reviews
We had the pork blade chop, beef short ribs, grilled broccoli and of course the focaccia de Recco. The focaccia was great, flakey texture with creamy cheese. Would have been elevated if it was properly salted. The broccoli on the other hand was too salty, could have also scaled back on the amount of oil used. The pork chop was divine, great charred taste and the seasoning tasted a little spicy to give it that extra kick. The beef short ribs were also good but the cut we had was a little hard to chew. Definitely a place I would come back to. Also appreciated the ice cream and waffle they gave us for our special occasion!
Steak (42oz porterhouse) was fantastic, along with heart of palm and potatoes - also both awesome. Mixed appetizer was very good: the butchers pate and salamis were great, although I wasn't as keen on the smokiness of the capicola and the prosciutto. Fried pigs trotter was incredibly rich and satisfying! Deserts (sorbets, butterscotch pudding) rounded out an excellent meal. The wait staff were attentive without being intrusive. The open kitchen is great too.
Very disappointing . I ate here first about two years and it was the best steak I had ever had. This time same steak had hard gristly material in it, and was not nearly as flavorful. The focaccia was good , but was served with unmelted cheese at its center. Service was good but everything seemed somewhat rushed. I think this place has become a victim of its monetary and popular success. While it might have been an off night--for these prices they should not have off nights.
For food to have been served cold is unacceptable. Especially a restaurant of this caliber. Although the service was second to none, the supporting service / runners were just blatantly lousy! If it wasn’t for a business dinner, would have definitely complained but didn’t want to make a stink of it at the moment.
We’ll definitely be back again but now way put up with the service nonsense.
The wait staff was very nice and helpful with all our questions. They were very attentive and came by often to check on our table and food. The food was very good, but only constructive advice is maybe less salt on the grilled octopus and maybe less fennel on the tomahawk porkchops. They were cooked to perfection, but the seasoning and salt overwhelmed the flavor of the pork a bit. The porterhouse and the short ribs were amazing. Cooked to perfection! The bone marrow and beef pie was delicious. Amazing crust.
Came with high expectations and left being blown away! All aspects of service were perfect, from reservation, changing reservation, greeting and seating, service and guidance through the menu, playing presentations and taste, quality checks, knowledgeable on wines...you name it! Loved the open kitchen. Tried dishes normally out of my comfort zone and thoroughly enjoyed them. All dishes were family style so having a larger group would have been ideal for trying more of what the menu had to offer!
just insanely good. creative and inspiring food. Excellent service. The food preparations are done on a bar next to the dining room which adds a lot to the freshness and the feeling of it. The chicken was just out of this world and I am a meat lover. The pastries are to die for. I wish they had a NY branch.
A magical meat paradise. I didn't want to leave and I immediately wanted to go back.
Everything was sensational but the pork butter, tomahawk pork chop, and bone marrow beef cheek pie were all some of the best things I've ever eaten, anywhere. Seriously, pork butter, salty swiney heaven. We got an extra to go it was so good.
Service was as good as the food which is as awesome as it is rare. A real special place for a great meal.
Chi Spacca did not disappoint. The food was amazing. We ordered the lamb and our waitress u firmed us that they prepare it rare. I don't usually eat rare meat, but or waitress and he GM said they would bring it out the way it's normally prepared (rare) and if we didn't like it, they would cook it more for us. To my surprise, it was absolutely delicious. The meat was tender, juicy and packed with flavor. The whole experience was amazing.
This is our 5th time eating at chi spacca and still remains consistent. The foccacia is to die for, the best! We ordered the beef bone marrow pie very hearthy and full of flavor! The 36oz Fiorentina cooked well and seasoned well, right amount of char. Also ordered the beef short ribs amazing. Everything here is consistent, and the service is one of the best!
This restaurant is an amazing experience from start to finish. Either start it at the bar watching the chefs magically transform the meats they had prepared and aged themselves or at a quiant table. Either way the food will sing in your mouth no matter what you order.
Came here for my husbands birthday. Usually enjoy going to a nice steakhouse but this was a great alternative to something different for meat lovers. Enjoyed the pork blade shoulder more than the tomahawk... had more flavor in my opinion and was cooked to perfection!
Great and amazing food. Servers know the food and are very good on wine recs- this is a special occasion place you go to for great Italian food and meat without the extra frills. Very good service but they focus on the basics - don't expect white linen table cloths and white glove service. Great nonetheless. Knowledgeable and friendly staff and MASSIVE portions.
Chi SPACCA... we LOVE you. This place is definitely better for a double date, only because the portions that we wanted to try are large. However, the two of us did a great job on eating/drinking our way through the menu. The ingredients are not overwhelming and compliment each other very well. The roasted cauliflower was a great side dish, the melon + proscuitto is a MUST. Everything is great on the menu and we plan on bringing some friends to go in for the pork chop. Great service, knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Try to get a spot at the counter, we sat table, but still enjoyable.
The florentine steak and focaccia were amazing and we had a great meal with friends. Wine selection was great but on the pricier side for options. The hostess and manager were classic LA abrasive about their seating policy for having to have all members available at the time of seating. It was a bad start and totally unnecessary since we were the final seating of the night and no one behind us. They accommodated us but only after we complained and of course, we got lectured that our service may suffer for sitting before the other members came. The server was great and the kitchen was spectacular. The front of house was unnecessarily confrontational given the situation of no one waiting and sitting after us.
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