chi SPACCA

4.8
495 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Friday, 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday, 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday - Thursday, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(323) 297-1133
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ryan DeNicola
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Citrus & Highland
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Parking details
Valet entrance is on Highland just south of Melrose Ave, in front of Pizzeria Mozza.
Additional
Beer, Counter Seating, Wine

Private Dining

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

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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.
What 495 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

This place is beyond amazing. Sat at the Chef's Counter for the first time and were treated to quite an experience. Tyler (one of the Sous Chef's I believe) was essentially giving us a class on how everything was being prepared and why. Fantastic joint!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

The beef short ribs were amazing! The best dish out of several outstanding dishes.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Sat at the bar (chefs table) and watched in amazement the artistry of the chefs preparing incredible foods from their stations. Got a chance to talk with Cameron and that added to the festivities with my wife and our friend. His 2 salads, the butter salad and the "BLT" were the prefect starters. Then came this chicken dish. There aught to be a different word to describe this white meat because to call this juicy and complex dish "chicken " as we know that word is plain wrong. The creamed corn and the carrot sides were also delicious. We finished off the meal with an apricot rhubarb. Got to come back!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Food was excellent, the lights were a little bright in the dining room for me, so that hurt the ambience a bit. Service and food were all incredible!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Amazing experience top to bottom. Chef Ryan DeNicola was warm and welcoming. The food was spectacular and executed at the highest level. Everything was perfectly cooked and seasoned to perfection. Hands down one of the best dining experiences of my life.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Had a great evening with great friends and amazing food .love eating here

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Lovely food. Great staff. One of my favorite restaurants.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Fav restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants! The focaccia and the vegetables are to die for at a restaurant known for its meat? What more can you ask for :-) Chef Ryan's dishes are superb and the service friendly and helpful. Really wonderful place. Thank you Nancy Silverton for figuring out how to make that focaccia...the two years of testing was SO worth it!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The bone marrow pie was too salty. The food was beautiful and delicious. Service could have been better. They did not clear the dishes between courses, but overall very nice.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Great food. Amazing service

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

this place is off the hook. every dish we had was fantastic. highly recommend for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Nancy Silverton can do no wrong! Wonderful restaurant. Great food, super attentive but unpretentious service. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Meat lovers paradise. The lamb chop might have been the best prepared I have had. The Caesar salad is delicious and unique with vibrant citrus offsetting the rich dressing.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

chi SPACCA is one of our favorite dining spots in L.A., always perfect. Next time we want to sit at the kitchen bar. We love everything about this place.

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1.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Some items had patches of extreme salt and lemon. We ordered short ribs and received Korean short ribs. Server did not mention it was Korean since not written on menu. Just not good overall. Very disappointed

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Had a great time. Food was delicious and service was fantastic. Will be back soon

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Great as always. One of my faves!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Excellent food - everything was Delicious!! Great service and a very nice atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back (especially if someone else is paying!)

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We brought friends that have never been there before, they loved it as much as we do. I loved our server, very informative and professional

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Outstanding food and service. You can feel Nancy Silverton’s touch in every aspect of the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

An all around wonderful evening.
The food was sensational and the service was first rate.
As it was our first time, we tried numerous items and each
one was better than the next. The chicken and porterhouse steak stole the show though. Both were sensational. Although we had no room for desert, we ordered anyways and the budino and strawberry rhubarb
Crostini were both superb. It’s not cheap, but save up your nickels and dimes and GO!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Amazing !!! Nothing else left to be said nice and intimate spot with phenomenal food

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

This is in my top 3 restaurants in the world.
Try the bistecca, the rack of lamb, foccacia, octopus, and finish with the budinho

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I'm always very please!! food and service is always excellent!!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

It’s a 5 Star meal. Everything was outstanding and that steak. Wow. Would highly recommend to any carnivore.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Staff was accommodating. That was very much appreciated

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

meat here is the main event and it takes 45 minutes on the grill, not much you can do if it comes out wrong. ours was under-done, over salted and arrived pre-cut, so sending it back to the fire wasn't going to improve it. waiting another hour for a new one wasn't an option either.. so we just ate around the edges of the cold gelatinous pink middle of our $80 pork :-/
it was either an off-night or chi spacca is on the slide. on previous visits everything was perfection and the servers were the type who would clock this and take care of it.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food, good service, octopus is amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Best restaurant in Los Angeles!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Extraordinary

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Best steakhouse ever

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Our waiter was amazing! He was knowledgeable about the menu and super fun.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Excellent, cocktails would have bee nice

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Amazing menu, great service, and the food was delicious. We ordered the two types of salami and grilled octopus appetizers to start, and the Lamb chop entree with roasted cauliflower to share between two. Everything was great. The place is very small, and a reservation is a must in order to be seated, but the food was worth it. I can't wait to go back to try the other entrees on the menu.

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Expensive and food was good but not great or worth the price.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Perfect in every way! The best service, creative but sensible cuisine using the best ingreidents, intimate ambience. Can't wait to return.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

The dishes were outstanding, and the portions were larger than I expected. Plus, the ambiance was warm, and cozy.

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1.0Dined on February 19, 2018

A comedy of errors from beginning to end. Amateur hour at its finest. Not much more I can say.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Great food and service
Friendly staff and Joseph - the chef is amazing
I will highly recommend this restaurant I even bought a gift card for my daughters birthday next month 👍

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