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About chi SPACCA

www.chiSPACCA.com

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!

6610 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:

FRIDAY
6pm - 11pm

SATURDAY
5pm - 11pm

SUNDAY - THURSDAY
6pm - 10pm

Walk-Ins accommodated at on a first come, first-served basis

Cross Street:
Citrus & Highland

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 297-1133

Website:
http://www.chispacca.com/

Parking Details:
Valet entrance is on Highland just south of Melrose Ave, in front of Pizzeria Mozza.

Executive Chef:
Ryan DeNicola

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.

chi SPACCA Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for a Date (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
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Special Occasion (9)
Business Meals (8)
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Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Fun (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Casual (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Comfort Food (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 3 days ago

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 👍

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The best of the best.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was outstanding!!! Service was friendly and attentive. Would revisit when in LA

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Have had better experiences here in the past but this time we spent the entire evening trying to find our waitress and the steak was cold which is unfortunate when you’re spending $500.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Superb dinner -sublime steak and vegetable sides but userious wine mark ups. I’ll bring my own next time.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food, wonderful waiter and service. However, at the peak dining hour it was so loud that it made it hard to hear my partner.
Would definitely come back here again however.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Amazing experience highly recommend!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The waiter was great, the food was good but a little on the salty side. It could have been because we didn’t drink any wine. I’d like to try it again with wine

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Everything was delicious, especially the salad and the steak. And they have a great selection of wine!!! I got the Barolo I’ve had in my life!!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Amazing food. Octopus, salumi plate, fiorintina,
Broccoli and spinich were all AMAZING.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always a treat. Great food and service always. Thank you!!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great time. Service was awesome. Food was delicious

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 (Berkshire)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great dinner experience. High quality produce & very friendly service. Love the kitchen crew actions.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 2, 2018

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Rare in LA to find good quality products! This place felt like we were in Italy . Very intimate sizewise restaurant .
Loved it!
PS: the scampis came from Spain amd were amazingly fresh and good!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The best food in all of LA

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great time, specially if you’re a meat lover!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Incredible food. Everything we tasted was excellent. Large portions which we did not finish. Only problem we had was that we wanted to take home our extra meat, but after we got home we found out that the busboy did not give us our meat. Very disturbing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Amazing .. great service and great atmosphere .! Food was out of this world. Seasoned and cooked to perfection. Coming back real soon.!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great time!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food and service was just average.
Service not very attentive when it got busy.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I savored every bite. Adorable waiter. Music made me very happy. Food was so good I plan to work my way through the entire menu. Best meal in LA in the last 10 years!

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Chi Spacca is a great place to have hearty Italian meat-centric meals. The prices were fair and the portions were big. I highly recommend it for any meat lovers out there

Tags: Cozy, Organic, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Fabulous in every way. A real treat!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Th food was outstanding & it’s where my son wanted to go for our family celebration of his 20th birthday. The service was overall very attentive, My only complaint was that I felt the server really oversold the amount of food we needed for our party of 6

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent service, amazing food! Recommend the hearts of palm. Dinner with coworkers, our server did not disappoint A+ Thank you!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Birthday celebration

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2017

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.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great Restaurant. We got to sit up front at the counter and make every meal fresh

Tags: Organic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

it was my dinner guest's birthday. everything was exceptional and we had a fantastic time. highly recommended

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Just amazing food, service and ambiance. All dishes were great but the standout amongst the stars was the fennel pollen pork chop. Great wine list also.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was amazing!

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