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Ospi, Venice, CA

Ospi

4.8
4.8
998 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Ospi is the sophomore restaurant of Jackson & Melissa Kalb, focused on Southern Italian cooking and way of life. The name derives from ospitante (“host” in Italian), with the expectation that guests will feel as comfortable at Ospi as they would at a friend’s dinner party. There will be plenty of house-made pastas as well as an expanded offering of pizzas. The beverage program crafted by Kalb features mostly Californian and Southern Italian wines and a full bar with a special negroni section. At Ospi, the pizza is inspired by the techniques of Antico Forno Roscioli which Jackson and Melissa frequented while visiting Rome. Focusing on Romana Tonda-style crusts that are cracker-thin, he is adapting a recipe that he feels will resonate with the LA diner. Jackson feels it extremely important to not take food too seriously. Come take a trip to Southern Italy and be a guest in our home.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 117 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (424) 443-5007

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jackson Kalb

  • Catering

    Ospi is now catering your favorite Italian food. We offer both an a la carte menu as well as a packaged event menu to simplify your next party. We can also custom cater your wedding, dinner party, and more with an Ospi Private Chef! Please fill out the form and our catering specialist will contact you shortly. (https://www.ospivenice.com/catering)

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private dining room available above our bar. The room features a large natural oak table to seat up to 18, a private TV and sound system hook up, fresh flowers, and of course great food and service! Please follow the link and fill out the form so that our reservationist can book your party. (https://www.ospivenice.com/group-dining)

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Cross street

    North Venice Blvd and Pacific Ave

  • Parking details

    Parking structure across the street from the restaurant. There is also a parking lot on the corner of Pacific Ave and North Venice Blvd. Please see the attendant for more details.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 998 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Westside

    Italian

  • Westside

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Pasta came out way too undercooked. Like hard and not al dente. It was unfortunate bc it was the most expensive pasta dish on the menu.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great date spot in Venice. The food here is 🔥. I definitely recommend the kale salad and the Copione pizza. The pizza itself is big, but very thin crust. Can be easily shared or be a personal pizza if you’re extra hungry.
  3. g

    grigor

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seriously, amazing food. Fresh made pasta and pizza in house. Great vibes!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, even better food
  5. a

    anoj

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food - innovative. Service was exceptional!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Nice waiter. Meh food
  7. B

    Brunch

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was great. Food was very good but expensive. The restaurant was very pretty. We went for early brunch so it was quiet. Very nice for special occasion
  8. AH

    AmyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious! We sat at the bar and the bartender was knowledgeable about the menu and was helpful and honest about what he loved and what he didn’t and why. I wish I could have ordered 3 more dishes…. Will just have to wait until our next visit to try them!
  9. SH

    SHARON

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice look with a cozy atmosphere but very loud, it was hard to talk. Food was very good, but most options are spicy. Even the basic red sauce used on the pizza and pasta was on the spicy side. Service was excellent.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite on the west side! A must go!
  11. TS

    TomS

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Our food server, Michael, was very helpful in guiding us on selection of dishes. Atmosphere very lively on a Friday night.
  12. BH

    BethH

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Excellent service by Sahara and Madeline.
  13. HS

    HShores

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service. Impeccable interior. Unbeatable food!
  14. DT

    DavidT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jessica was our server and she navigated us thru the menu, took care of us and even brought us a special eggplant to try. She really was an amazing addition to the meal and the meal was top notch.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, loved our meal. Will be back!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was awesome, fun atmosphere. Food was slightly less than mind-blowing and I had high expectations
  17. JC

    JamieC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Our reservation was for 9pm and our whole party arrived just before 9pm. We were told they were cleaning the table and it would just be a minute. It wasn’t until 30 minutes later that we were finally seated at 9:30pm, which was really frustrating. The food was average and very overpriced for the quality. Overall, it was a disappointing experience.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    It was my friends birthday and we were visiting from Phoenix. We were a party of 9 and had to make a reservation 48hrs in advance with a prefixed menu due to the total number of guests at our table. Despite all of that, we were still seated a little over 30 minutes after our reservation time when I had originally asked for a table at 9:30pm but was asked if we’d like to do 9pm instead since there was room available. That was obviously not the case and clearly this place is great for small tables of 2-4 but beyond that, it seems to lack organization and proper management. There was no sort of compensation offered for the excessive wait but at least it was clear the manager felt bad and the waiter was on top of everything we needed. I was upset with the overall experience but I will praise the food as the Fungi Pizza, eggplant, and the Spicy Rigatoni we’re the star dishes of the night.
  19. CS

    CarlyS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Amazing service. Amazing experience. Would definitely go back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing meal! We were greeted and seated right away. The place has a very clean and appealing aesthetic. It definitely has a cool vibe with the bar being centrally located in the middle. Our waiter was the best! So attentive and made the best recommendations to us. All the food was delicious, and so were the mocktails! Since I’m doing Dry Jan it’s been hard to find a place that has mock tails that make you feel like you’re partaking in actual drinking! Amazing! Great meal, strongly recommend, I will come back!
  21. SS

    StevenS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We live in El Segundo and eat at the sister restaurant, Jame all the time. Ospi is a step up for sure. The pizza was delicious - reminded me of our time in Italy. Everything else was good as well with the whipped ricotta bread being the favorite. Simply amazing. The only thing about our experience I would change is where we sat. We had an outside table but inside just seemed so much more lively.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday. Was not acknowledged
  23. MH

    MarkH

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my third time there and my wife's first. Food was incredible, especially the fresh pasta. The guy helping us with our drinks (Thomas? Tom?) was very good. He even switched out my wife's Espresso Martini glass for a new chilled one when she was halfway through it to make sure it stayed cold.
  24. MA

    MikeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from start to finish. Sat at bar solo for dinner. Greeted by hostesses even with a busy line (note, book reso with more people, this place is poppin) Rachel Steven and Jose the bartenders were awesome. Recommended perfect choices. Had spaghetti pasta and steak, well worth it! They let me taste some white wine for fun, I ended up having a cocktail the Belleza with dinner. Finished with cannoli. Cannot wait to come back with some friends and try the thin crust pizza. A gem in the already outstanding Venice food scene.
  25. j

    julieb

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Welcoming service, vibrant atmosphere, and original Italian/California cuisine. The best Kale salad ever, perfect thin crust pizzas, delicious pastas, spicy eggplant.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was cold… very disappointing because I was very excited to go.
  27. o

    okalenao

    Los Angeles

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Welcoming reception. Choice of in or outdoor dining as well as bar seating. Prompt professional service by knowledgeable servers. Unique ingredients and flavors in the Caesar and pizzas. Good espresso. We will be back. Reassuring security outside front door.. Parking lot across the street raised their weekend price to $20 making lot pretty empty. To be continued….
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Our food came cold but it wasn’t bad. Our servers was very nice but when we got up to leave we were passing the restroom and one of the other servers looked at us and loudly said “FINALLY”. This was very rude and ruined our night completely. The only reasons im giving it stars was because the food was not horrible and our waitress was nice. However I would not recommend it this is how they treat people and yell finally when they leave their table…
  29. C

    Clyz

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was delicious. Fresh ingredients. Nice ambiance
  30. R

    Resy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The restaurant had a ton of tables open on open table but when I got there the hostess told us they were booked up. I went on open table and made a reservation and then she sat us... I think you guys gotta work on figuring that out as it was silly for her to nearly miss customers when they had so many open tables.
  31. KM

    KarolinaM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious and the service was top-notch. I’ll definitely be coming back :)
  32. RW

    RuilinW

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Ospi. Ospi is the best.
  33. CB

    CharlesB

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great pasta.
  34. JD

    JamesD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food and service. Nothing fancy food wise, outstanding appetizers and pasta, very well made. Delicious.
  35. TG

    ThatGuy

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Sat at the bar; service was great, salad and main were delicious
  36. JK

    JeffreyK

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Outstanding food but very loud inside. People were standing around waiting for tables! The manager keeps the place running smoothly but frankly the number of guests overwhelmed the wonderful meal.
  37. SF

    SabahF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Got the crispy provolone, kale salad, and spicy rigatoni pasta and they were all amazing
  38. JL

    JosephineL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible staff, food and drinks! Appetizers were best I’ve had in a while!
  39. G

    Gastrochick

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was god but not authentic Italian - Americanized. Lots of cream.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for my mom’s birthday and everything was amazing. The food was impeccable and the service was excellent, can’t wait to be back! Get the cauliflower!!!

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ospi using the Order Online button. Ospi also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Ospi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (424) 443-5007.

Ospi is rated 4.8 stars by 998 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 117 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Ospi

2025 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North Venice Blvd and Pacific Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking structure across the street from the restaurant. There is also a parking lot on the corner of Pacific Ave and North Venice Blvd. Please see the attendant for more details.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jackson Kalb

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (424) 443-5007

  • Catering

    Ospi is now catering your favorite Italian food. We offer both an a la carte menu as well as a packaged event menu to simplify your next party. We can also custom cater your wedding, dinner party, and more with an Ospi Private Chef! Please fill out the form and our catering specialist will contact you shortly. (https://www.ospivenice.com/catering)

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private dining room available above our bar. The room features a large natural oak table to seat up to 18, a private TV and sound system hook up, fresh flowers, and of course great food and service! Please follow the link and fill out the form so that our reservationist can book your party. (https://www.ospivenice.com/group-dining)

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