chi SPACCA

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Contemporary Italian
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SK
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I really wanted to like this place. While the food was about what was expected, the entire experience was a huge let down. First, we were seated 45 minutes after our reservation, and then it took another 30 just to get service. The restaurant has about 5 tables total, so the fact we RARELY saw our waiter the entire TWO HOURS it took to eat was also extremely unfortunate. The courses came out 30 minutes apart, which was very strange to have a bowl of mashed potatoes sit there for half an hour until the first meat came out. Our waters were never filled, and I think I only got one beer the entire meal because our waiter literally never came back after we ordered our food. Except one time to apologize for how long everything was taking. I will say they gave us complimentary sorbet at the end, probably because it was now 11PM and we were just eating. While the food is tasty, I really don't believe the restaurant is as fine as it seems to have convinced itself it is. For how much it costs, I would definitely go for a more exemplary dining experience elsewhere ie: Bavel.

E
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Too much lemon in all the salad (Caesars salad), stuffed squash flowers, and broccoli.
Roast chicken was not well cooked - the meat near the bone was pinkish/a little raw.
We were overcharged for the water... US$3.00 per person but they charged for 7 guest to my table of 6.
They brought a happy-birthday dessert for the celebrant at the table, but charged us for it.
The waitress/sommelier was obviously pushing us to order too much for the table. For the table of 6, we had a roast chicken, a lamb shoulder, and the US$220 steak, aside from various vegetable dishes.

EH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was disappointed with our steak order. For $65 the steak wasn’t tender and way overpriced. The dessert menu was also subpar.

NB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous attention to detail creating delicious dishes using the freshest of ingredients. Service was perfect, friendly and attentive.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

We go all the time. It’s our favorite place in LA. Sadly, this dinner was beyond awful. Not sure what happen. And at 400.00 for three people... not sure when and if we will be back anytime soon. One of our ultimate faves is the cheesy, flaky, platter of yumminess.... didn’t taste good at all and was burnt on most of it. Then came the cured meats... it was ok. Kinda dry. Next we had the octopus.... always amazing and still was. And finally, the meat.... why oh why did they change meat vendors. Flannery is just awful. I know it’s supposed to be dry aged, but the odor was terrible. And the taste was just as bad. We left most of the meat. Please oh please, go back to using creek stone meats! My last request... please bring back the peanut butter pie! I would make the drive from Santa Monica, just for that! Tell Nancy it’s a must! Look, I’m not one for posting reviews, but when I feel like it’s not the same in a bad way, I need to voice it. Thanks!!

MN
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

I did not like that the hostess explicitly told us we had to be done by 8pm so she can accommodate the next guess. 2 hours is plenty of time, but it felt rude that we were told to be done and leave by 8pm. Not exactly welcoming .

l
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Too expensive for quality server too pushy. Only 2 beer choices on whole menu

MS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top 5 Restaurant in LA

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H
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is very good and some dishes are unique. The bone marrow is a must, a filling meal in itself. The portions are generous which so it’s going to take us several visits to try the dishes we know we want. The wait service was good but, it’s was soured for me when the hosted picked up the check, (paid cash), and asked “do you need change”. I find this to be rude, hence the this five star restaurant lost one star in my book.

TD
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Impeccable meats executed with precision. Tuscan flare juxtaposed with classics. Decadently lovely experience.

GO
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST food in Los Angeles! The chicken on bread and drippings is one of my favorite dishes.

OH
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely flawless. Food, wine, service and ambiance was all on point. Would fly back to LA just for dinner @ chi SPACCA! Don’t miss the olive oil focaccia.

TM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best people, best food

OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food combined with attentive service.

ST
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fifth time at Chi Spacca was as excellent as the others. Food is always fantastic, and service is always top-notch. Chi Spacca is our favorite restaurant in Los Angeles.

This is a “next level” dining experience without any annoying bells and whistles. Serious foodies will be thrilled.

AH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was very noisy and hot I. The restaurant.

It took a long time before our last entree was served.
We were just waiting and waiting...

Hope there isn’t too much time lapse between dishes served.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional technique and flavors. Thank you for the amazing meal

OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

One of the best spots in town for a delicious meal.

DA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience in LA so far, loved it . The day before we went to mozza and didn’t like it so much so we were doubting going to chi Spacca but it was great!! The service, the food everything . Seriously the hospitality is outstanding

s
Los Angeles
84 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice experience overall. Service was terrific. Couple of items could have made it better: salt reduction that overpowered the short ribs a broccoli dishes. Secondly, not allowing head chef to use his dirty phone during food prep. We witnessed it several occasions since we sat at the high top cooking area overlooking the cook staff.

MB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely delicious and such an amazing dining experience

l
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While my husband and I love every single restaurant that has Nancy Silverton attached to it. And we loved this one too, however, there was one thing that irked us that I must write about...we ordered the HUGE bone-in new york (even though we were just 2 people) and the waitress kindly told us that the chef WILL BE COOKING IT RARE...and then asked is that ok? Well, we said no, we like our steak cooked more medium. She then told us that he WILL NOT do that, that after we get it, (and taste it) we can send it back. Now what kind of a practice is that? So we decide to pay $190 for a steak and we can't get it cooked to our liking? We think this is so extremely RUDE. So, while we loved the focaccia (which really is nothing like a focaccia BUT is amazing, the steak was so-so (very rich meaty flavor due to a long dry age which the restaurant doesn't specify anywhere...I don't particularly like dry age beef. I much prefer wet age and if I had known I may not have ordered the steak that night!!! So, in closing, disappointed but it was a fun experience. Not sure if I would go back. If I do, it is for the focaccia!!!

A
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious , cozy and unforgettable .

GO
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still our favorite place to dine in LA.

DC
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We have been the chi SPACCA a few times and the food and service is always excellent. We were a little disappointed during this visit. The grilled octopus (one of the best dishes) was overcooked and a bit too charred which ruined its delicate buttery taste that we have had in past visits. We also ordered the short rib. The flavor was outstanding, but there was a lot of fat and very little meat for the price you pay for the dish. The service was on point, and the setting is great- we just wished the food was as phenomenal as in our past experiences. I would highly recommend their Butterscotch Budino for dessert.

BR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Friends in town from Wisconsin and Chicago. They loved it! Delish everything! Especially Whole Branzino alla Piastra
herb salad, lemon, olive oil, Roasted Cauliflower
crushed-lemon bagna cauda, and Toasted Pane Bianco
fett'unta with Puglia Burrata, bistecca drippings !!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best food in LA

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service and food

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding and our waiter was so polite, friendly and knowledgeable about the history/story of each dish. One thing that needs to be improved is having a hostess stationed in the front. We waited almost 10 mins before anyone greeted us. Our friends were inside already and waiting for us even though they showed up 2 mins before us. Very annoying and hostess didn’t seem to give a hoot.

AS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food! Service was not that great. Waitress was pretty snobby and not very good.

LE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve experienced many amazing meals as a couple, but wanting to make our last trip before we expect our first born special, we booked at chi SPACCA. The food surpassed our expectations. This was by far the best meal we’ve ever had from start to finish and couldn’t think of a more special way to embark into parenthood than with this unforgettable experience.

LC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, we sat at the counter, the chefs were super nice and fun to talk to. Our server was excellent and gave great recommendations. Highly recommend the pizza bread (not sure what it’s called) and the cream corn. Next time will definitely try the chicken, looked amazing! Can’t wait to go back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding.

ST
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing..highly recommend it..can't wait to go there again.

G
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Best Italian restaurant in LA.

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JO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. The food was exceptional. The only issue I had was that we found the table to be cramped. Overall it was a wonderful experience and we will be back. :)

L
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I’m a regular to Chi SPACCA and I love this restaurant, Big time.
Unfortunately it was a bad experience this time. As a restaurant owner I’m not here to blame anyone. It’s more in a constructive way that I write this review.

The service was not good. When you pay 500$ for a party of 3 you’re expecting to have at least a manager greeting you or some sort of hospitality. We were placed on the top edge of the counter even if the counter was empty. We kinda felt like we were punished.

The salads were amazing, no comment. I strongly recommend the baratta & peach salad. Chi SPACCA is using the finest products on the market, however, I realized how much butter and oil was added to the meat and sides when they came. When you have the best meat which is already marbled and dry aged ($225 a piece), I find it a bit sad to add way too much oil. It becomes cloying. It was the case for the sides as well, dipping in oil or butter. Even the bread was cooked on the plancha stuffed with oil, and as if it wasn’t enough, splashed with oil. The bread was completely wet indeed. I feel like the products and ingredients should talk by themselves when they are that good. It’s also a question of respect.

It’s really not my type to write a review but I really felt frustrated as a regular.

AC
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food in an upbeat space. Bring your wallet.

OT
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was magnificent. I relied on our servers recommendations and she delivered. Everything was so unbelievably consistent. Such an intimate experience. Next time will book the counter. Will absolutely be back.

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken is to die for!! Every time I eat here I leave feeling like the meal was really memorable.

chi SPACCA
Responded on August 31, 2019

Thank you! We've got lots more memorable meals to share.

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