Heralded as a "meat speakeasy" by Food & Wine Magazine, chi SPACCA has come to represent the quintessential new Italian dining experience, where accompaniments like the Foccacia di Recco, warm salted Medjool dates, and Culatello & Puglia burrata are just sideshows for the rest of Chef Joseph Tagorda's meat-centric menu which features a 42-ounce Tomahawk pork chop, a 36-ounce dry-aged bone-in New York Costata alla Fiorentina, and a 50-ounce dry-aged porterhouse Bistecca Fiorentina.
Enchanted by the artistry of Italian salumi culture, we built the first “dry cure” program in Los Angeles so that we could experiment and perfect Italian charcuterie techniques in house. Open Tu
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Porcini Rubberd Short Ribs
Scallion, salsa verde
bacon, green garlic, peppercorn, chive
Focaccia di Recco
stracchino, extra virgin olive oil
havent been this full and happy in a long time. make sure to plan ahead and try a lil bit of everything
Came to chi Spacca for date night whit my girlfriend. We both needed a little get away and could not be more happy about our experience. The service was amazing. Thien was our server and she did a fantastic job. All of her recommendations were great and the food was amazing. It can be a little price for some items but for a special occasion it is worth the money. The cured meats were perfect, the breads (it is Nancy we are talking about) are too die for, bone marrow pie is incredible, and the sides perfect. Also the wine was amazing. Everything was perfect. Thank you chi Spacca for making out night!!!
The last time I was here was a couple years ago, and it's still a fabulous restaurant. The service was impeccable. The food was - AMAZING! We ordered the following:
Pane w/ bistecca drippings
Warm salted medjool dates
Grilled lamb sausage
Tomohawk pork chop
Pea tendrils al Cartoccio
A beautiful Nancy Silverton-style dinner (oh, those simple salads) and wine. Thank you for a great night. Lovely service too.
Never let down by the food or even the service. From the greeting until the end we were all well attended to.
I love to go here. Chi Spacca is the best restaurant ever ♥️
Welcome Back. As good as ever. Pane Bianco is addictive
This is simply our favorite place. The food is just incredible & there is always something new & amazing to try. Best charcuterie board anywhere, Bistecca Florentina is hands down the best I’ve ever had & it’s a go to where ever we eat. Don’t skip out on the simple things like the pickled vegetable plate, it’s great. This place is best w 4 people min so you can try a lot of dishes, otherwise the portions/plates are large so you don’t get to Cruze the menu as much w just 2. Also corkage fee is marginal so bring a bottle if you like but they also have some greet by the glass options
Awesome place I would highly recommend it to anyone even strangers on the street.
So so delicious. An amazing dining experience. They have really made the outdoor area beautiful and created a great vibe.
The sommelier was super knowledgeable and helped make for an even more amazing experience. Can’t wait to come back.
We had an amazing evening, great service, awesome food and well paired wine.
One of the worst dining experiences of my life.
Totally unfortunate dining experience at special event “cookbook dinner.” Outside dining without heaters on a cold LA night, food all underwhelming and without precision. I’m so happy that restaurants are able to find ways to be open during Covid-19 and happy to supportthem, but this dinner didn’t feel, in any way, like the chefs would have wanted it to be. Not sure if it was just being ill prepared for the weather or other factors related to the current circumstances. I hope to experience Chi Spacca as it’s meant to be at some point, but that wasn’t the case tonight.
Excellent food and hospitality from Nancy, Ryan and the team!
We were so disappointed at how bad the service was as we are regulars at Spacca and LOVE IT! Dinner took two hours to get to us and as such the meal dragged on much longer than it should have. We appreciate the effort during this crazy time but perhaps they need to stick to take-out for now.
It was an absolutely amazing experience . With the new Covid restrictions , the patio was converted into a beautiful piazza behind the restaurant . The service was excellent and courteous. The food was delicious esp focaccia
Bread and the short ribs .
The very expensive steak wasn't cooked to our specifications.
Overall the food was delicious. The only thing that disappointed me was that I took a survey before my reservation answering some questions about my reservation. One of my answers explained that I was celebrating my birthday. No one greeted me once or even offered a candle. And that was pretty shocking from a place of such a high caliber. It’s not the end of the world, but for a lot of people right now who’ve had to have a quarantine birthday, a simple greeting goes a long way.
Since we are dining at the outdoor patio, unfortunately the good food attracted flies which is not avoidable.
Food was super late and disjointed in terms of when everything came out. Roughly an hour in between when we finished starters and entrees came out. We were mostly ignored during that time. Our server was incredibly kind and apologetic when our main did finally arrive, and they covered dessert and our first round of drinks. Server said that the kitchen was backed up. Totally understandable that they’re not fully equipped given the restrictions and they’re a bit out of practice, but I will definitely wait until they reopen the full dining experience before spending $$$ again. Wine, starters, and dessert were all fantastic. Steak was good, but didn’t meet my expectations and the portion seemed a bit small for the price. Looking forward to revisiting when they’re at full strength.
Service was slow. Not busy. Missed one of our menu items. But delicious and considering all the safety measures taken - we had a wonderful time. Staff was wonderful about everything
Another amazing meal at Chi Spacca! Still one of the best restaurants around.
Those steaks were super delicious as well as salad, side of veggies and deserts :) It was in the evening a day before all LA restaurants started close and serve only take-out orders. Seemed many customers cancelled reservations, very unusual to see empty tables, dining just few customers. Top class food for sure, at same time cozy and casual atmosphere, I wish they make a little more reasonable prices. Like, 36 oz bone-in ribeye steak was $205 that perfect size to share for 2, $102.50 each person, probably $20-$30 higher than Mastro’s, BOA, etc.
My experience here was amazing. Great food & impeccable service. We had many things on the menu & they were all exquisitely done. For meats, the Porcini rubbed short ribs are fantastic. If you can afford it, the 36oz Ribeye (or NY Steak) is a must for the table. It was dry aged spectacularly. Truly one of the best steaks in all of LA.
I don’t know where to start. I arrived and several of my guests preceded me. Their wine has been decanted but no water poured as they waited. After about 5 minutes the waitress appeared and I told her that we would start with champagne, foccacia and salad immediately but she responded that we had to order everything at the same time or the chef wouldn’t even look at the order. So we sat and decided the entire order which I then shared with waitress. I ordered lots of food and then asked if we could order more just in case we wanted more afterwards and was told that it depended on whether or not they needed to turn the table. The sides came out first and after a few minutes we served them and them finally ate them before the meet arrived. I brought the service issue to my servers attention and she then proceeded to avoid me even though I had told her earlier that i was picking up the tab for our party of 6. Empty water glasses and plates left on the table between courses. I flagged down other servers or personnel to get service. It was a rather unfortunate series of events that made for a less than special evening for the birthday celebration intended.
Extremely disappointed with the steak. My group and I tasted nothing but salt on a $200 bone in. I was excited and looked forward to our visit but I was extremely disappointed with the quality of the food.
Fantastic dining experience! Loved the food and wine. Excellent service. Fun vibe. Very expensive, but felt like a special night out. Would highly recommend!
Our sixth visit was unfortunately our least favorite. We LOVE Chi Spacca. Even this off night was pretty wonderful.
That said, we noticed a pricing issue between what was on the menu and what we were charged for an item, and one of our meat dishes was far too rare for us to enjoy, which was especially disappointing since we had ordered the same thing three times before, and it was fantastic.
Service is always terrific, and if this had been my first visit, I probably would have loved it, but since we have seen Chi Spacca at its most spectacular, this visit was a bit of a letdown.
My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary, and the food, service and ambience exceeded all expectations. Although the restaurant is pricy, for a special occasion it is more than worth the money!
Always a fantastic experience. One of the best in LA for a reason.
Most of our food was outstanding. The oil-soaked bread with burrata, the little gem salad, the plate of citrus (a wonderfully refreshing palate cleanser before the main course), the broccoli, and the lemon posset with balsamic were all delightful.
The only dish that my made my partner and I look at each other and say anything other than, "Wow, this is perfect," was, surprisingly enough, the meat entree. We ordered the Porcini Rubbed Beef Short Ribs, and I have to say that the salsa verde was more enjoyable than the meat itself. They tasted overcooked and were somewhat lacking in flavor. That being said, we still cleaned the plate as the short ribs would still blow most out of the water - even if they didn't live up to the chi Spacca standard.
Our service didn't meet the typical standard of a award-winning restaurant, either. Our server was not very attentive and we had empty, dirty plates stacked in front us more than once, though I suppose this is better than an over-attentive server, and it may be because we chose counter seating rather than a table.
All in all, I would recommend chi Spacca with an 8/10 stars.
We had a reservation but it wasn’t honored. We waited 25 minutes in a very small outer space with no seating and the door to the actual restaurant was kept closed so we couldn’t look inside.
The look and feel of the restaurant was very nice and the wait staff was fine . Certain dishes were delicious (the focaccia bread in particular) while others were very disappointing (the tomahawk pork chop). Not cooked thru and I disliked the seasoning of fennel pollen. Will probably not return.
We loved the food but is not very often resturant to go for bcuz is pricey but overall I will recommend
The food wasn’t worth the price
by far one of the best restaurants in los angeles. the quality and value of food is so perfect. everything on th menu is amazing. especially the salad with bacon vin. and the diablo chicken
Great vibe. Not sure about quality of steaks
Had the pleasure of dining with Lidia Bostianich as she shared recipes from her newest cookbook. Great food, great wine and great company!
Loved the special event on Feb 10
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chi SPACCA is rated 4.6 stars by 754 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.