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
Beef & Bone Marrow Pie
beef cheek, cippolini, funghi
Fantastic food and service! Highly recommend for couples and/or groups.
The sommelier was not the most kind and was fairly rude, but other than that it was amazing.
Loved the place and took my parents there for their first experience.
I thought the $50.00 corkage fee was ridiculously high.
The food was good. The bone marrow was the best. Pork was the best pork I’ve ever had. However most of the food tasted a bit too salty, some people might enjoy that but I had to drink 2 beers and 5 cups of water. Overall a great place for dinner, great host, service, and great ambiance. 4/5
The staff was so delightful. The food was unreal! We loved everything about your experience and would visit again in a heartbeat.
Service was spectacular. Excellent pacing and temperature. Ordered a variety of items to share, yet everything was over salted for our entire table’s palates.
Delicious. Fabulous service. Food was incredible.
THE best restaurant in Los Angeles (and might be our favorite restaurant in the world). Joe Tagorda is the new chef de cuisine and is killing it. Try the vegetable pie. Must order though is the focaccia di recco and the milk roasted pork. Service is great and the wine list is amazing.
We love CP. I think it is one of my favorite restaurants in the country.
We ALWAYS love our experience at Chi Spacca and this time was no exception. Our favorite restaurant in this city!!!
I made a note about it being my partner’s birthday and the lovey host made reference but when desert rolled around, nothing was done. I was embarrassed to say anything. I really tried to love this meal but all I’m stuck feeling really disappointed.
Shawn and Thien made our night amazing! Great service, amazing food (thanks Joseph), perfect evening. Cannot wait to return!
Everything was delicious! Fabulous experience.
Nice all round experience.
The food here is INCREDIBLE and that is coming from a major food snob. The short ribs, beef drippings, pea tendrils and cauliflower - amazing. Wonderful service too!
Definitely order the focaccia. We also adored the beef/bone marrow pie. We sat outside in the front so the view wasn't the greatest facing the street, however they did have privacy plants/planters in between the tables which was a nice touch. Our server was excellent. We just wished the served cocktails.
Foccacia so thin and cheesy its not foccacia, 36 month aged prosciutto, a bright herbacious salad, a rich caesar, a bone in tomahawk pork chop slathered in fennel pollen (idk but yuh), and a pie bb.
I love everything that Nancy Silverton does and Chi Spacca is no exception. The anchovy on butter on toast is a knockout, as are all the salads, steak, chicken, fish, savory pies, sides and dessert!!!! LOVE THE WINES TOO! Big Fan.
It was very copacetic. Food was amazing.
Didn't skip a beat, thank you. Excellent service, safe dining experience. Thank you Chef Joseph and the team, will book again. A+ Thanks!!
Had the razor clams & Bronzino in addition to our usual red meat selections. We’re not usually into fish (diet food In my book) BUT wow it was amazing. I could easily eat the fish Dishes & leave happy & not feel like i had missed out. If you have non red meat eating friends they will be super happy w the options on the menu. Thanks again to the amazing staff for an AWSOME Mother’s Day meal
The noise in the front of the restaurant was loud on a Saturday night. Melrose Avenue is quite noisy with many motors roaring.
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.
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chi SPACCA is rated 4.7 stars by 777 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.