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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 a great experience at chi spacca. It was my husband and I's second time coming and we invited our two friends who came for the first time. Our server Chelsea was awesome. She attended to us very often and was very friendly. Nancy also came by to say hi and that was a pleasant experience.
Salty, oily, unaccommodating are still acceptable but untruthful is not. Careless and unapologetic. Management did acknowledge missteps after asking a lone waitress that was professional for help. Dry aged 28 days New York steak done correctly but full of sinew, disappointing. Overrated and way too sure of themselves.
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!
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