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chi SPACCA

4.8
4.8
1011 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
**In accordance with L.A. City Mandate, starting Monday November 8th, proof of full vaccination will be required to dine at the restaurant for all individuals 12 years of age and older. **

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.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 18 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steakhouse, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (323) 297-1133

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Joe Tagorda

  • Private party facilities

    Nestled between Mozza2Go and Osteria Mozza, chi SPACCA (Italian for "he who cleaves") is the quintessential new Italian dining experience.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Beech: (877) 625-1790

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Cross street

    Melrose & Highland

  • Parking details

    Metered parking is available for free after 6 p.m. We also offer valet service $14.

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Hollywood

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  1. w

    wines123

    Montreal

    324 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    324 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food!!! What else can you ask for.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Was nice being a large group so we could share everything and sample a lot of the menu offerings.
  3. AM

    AlejandroMarchesini

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Kitchen staff way more friendly than FOH. Marcelo was awesome and talked to us since we were seating right in front of him. FOH staff more interested in each other than guests at the restaurant. Somm Snobby and short with his answers. We went next door to Mozza to drink some wine afterwards, I ordered 3 different bottles all of them out of stock. Sat at the bar for 45 minutes without a glass of water in front of us and waited for wines that were never delivered. You love to brag about your previous Somms on your list as if that makes your list better. I am just thinking no one is taking care of this wine program. Good luck, not coming back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great choices, service on point, a little loud to hold a conversation and tables too close, but still had a great time.
  5. DD

    DerrickD

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is great ! The service and food are top notch! Highly recommend to all
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Propuesta original y de calidad. El servicio un 10.
  7. DW

    DelosW

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience with attentive staff. Food was great. Veal sweetbreads special was exceptional. Looking forward to returning.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son’s 37th birthday . The entire experience was the best I have had in LA. The staff was all friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The veal tongue was so flavorful and tender. The bone marrow pie with beef cheeks and mushrooms was off the charts- the pie crust flaky and buttery! My lamb chops were perfectly seasoned and grilled. We loved sitting at the counter watching the chefs grill and prepare the food. You could tell the staff loved their jobs and all got along. Will definitely come back❤️❤️❤️
  9. SM

    SMFoodieFamily

    Los Angeles

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Third time we have been to chi Spacca as a family. There was no air conditioning and its an open kitchen format, so we were HOT! Food was good and there is a terrific selection of wine. We will not be rushing back unless we are able to secure a noisy outside spot on Melrose so as to not sweat our way through your meal.
  10. VS

    VidS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Henry and matt were amazing
  11. JS

    JesseS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in la
  12. j

    jezka62

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner, with the highlights being the bone marrow beef pie and the focaccia! Very attentive service too. We will definitely be back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles at the moment. Consistently good food and excellent service.
  14. s

    susan

    Los Angeles

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The VERY large bone in ribeye was fantastic. and perfectly cooked. Mashed potatoes are very creamy and the corn very good. The steak is probably enough for 6 people. We were there on the early and it was wonderful- not crowded and very quiet.
  15. A

    Al212

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steakhouse inLA, hands down…..and the rest of the food is great as well.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Everything was good, other than the appetizer, bread ($8).
  17. BH

    BrianH

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as usual!!! Favorite spot in LA
  18. W

    Wryan90

    London

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most amazing meal in LA in 2022
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Good value.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating. Amazing wait staff and ambiance
  23. J

    Johnqdiner

    Naples

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Dining experience was compromised due to ventilation and exhaust issues in the open kitchen.
  24. TD

    TDTD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I was a little underwhelmed by the Caesar salad. Lettuce was warm, wilted, and over-dressed. The panne was too oily for my taste as well. Food was great otherwise.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A truly great dining experience. Wait staff were friendly and very helpful with planning everything from wine to main course. Food was creatively prepared with layers of flavor. Be prepared to pay handsomely for this quality experience but worth it.
  26. k

    kamshane

    Birmingham

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always. It was a bittersweet occasion, my son's bday overshadowed by the recent passing of his mom and my wife. This was first time going there without her. We got the counter seats and had us a feast . The cooks were nice hosts and our server was always there when needed. She even warned us that we had ordered too much food but we always like taking some extras home. Thanks for another wonderful time.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Highly Recommend the cauliflower. Very tasty. The house made Focaccia was heavenly. Meat was fired to perfection. Great job chef! Looking forward to next visit!!
  28. GE

    GEORGIE

    London

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magnificent dinner. Also, very good servcice. Matt was our server and Mica was our sommelier. Both excellent. Honestly, the bistecca was SO good...
  29. C

    Chris

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant. The service is amazing every time. Love the ambiance and small intimate space.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was celebrating my birthday. The staff went out of their way to make the evening special. And the food , as always, was spectacular. A shout out to Dalia for an outstanding crostata dessert.
  31. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic and we actually liked sitting on the street
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the servers were wonderful. It was very smokey which took away from the ambiance. Better ventilation would be helpful considering it is a nice place to eat! Everyone left smelling smokey which is bummer when you are dressed up nice. The side portions should be bigger. It would be helpful to have some separation between people picking up to go orders and those in the dining room as it took away from the experience.
  33. FM

    FrankM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was good, but for the price I expect flawless execution. The panne with bisteca drippings was tasty. Pickles were awesome! The bone marrow pie fell short though. Awesome concept and taste potential but they went heavy on the salt and it was on the verge of non edible. I wouldn’t go back or crave this spot.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wait person was excellent very knowledgeable and helpful
  35. L

    Langosteam

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Peel your snap peas. I’m not that hipster. Pay a prep guy.
  36. A

    Anonymous

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will say this again and again - best restaurant in LA
  37. CM

    ChrisM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food. I would highly recommend.
  38. D

    Dar650

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect night out. We sat on the patio & the only noise was from the cars and occasional siren. Shocked there’s no full bar but everything else was top notch. Our waitress was terrific and didn’t push. The only minus (and it’s minor) is that the servers were very aggressive with pouring our sparkling water. Maybe to pad the check but it felt like too much attention to serve us. Food was fantastic. We had two birthdays and the front desk and waitress acknowledged it and there were two nice cards on the table. Made the night more special.
  39. SJ

    StevenJ

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Food!!! Love the service & the GM is terrific
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from chi SPACCA using the Order Online button.

chi SPACCA is rated 4.8 stars by 1011 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for chi SPACCA

6610 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Melrose & Highland

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steakhouse, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Metered parking is available for free after 6 p.m. We also offer valet service $14.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joe Tagorda

  • Additional

    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (323) 297-1133

  • Private party facilities

    Nestled between Mozza2Go and Osteria Mozza, chi SPACCA (Italian for "he who cleaves") is the quintessential new Italian dining experience.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Beech: (877) 625-1790

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