Ospi

4.7
493 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Ospi is the sophomore restaurant of Jackson Kalb & Melissa Saka, 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 Kalb and Saka 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.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    $95.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Come celebrate a romantic dinner at Ospi on Valentine's Day. Chef Jackson Kalb takes inspiration from Southern Italy’s cooking and way of life to create an exceptional 4-Course Dinner in our spectacular indoor dining rooms or outdoor patio.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 493 people are saying
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vipThibaudB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been here for lunch and dinner and have also ordered take out from here!
Dinner on the weekend- it’s packed but service is still top notch.
Weekday lunch arrived early and no one was there so it was a quiet lunch.

Order the eggplant dish you won’t regret it and the pizza alla vodka or rigatoni alla vodka they have this sauce down to perfection. The Nebbiolo selected was also very nice!

Great service too!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an outstanding restaurant.

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vipjiml
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food but a little pricey

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambience were amazing would definitely recommend and go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here was so so good. I especially recommend the kale salad and maitake mushroom toast, but everything was really delicious. The waitress was also so so sweet. Had all of the recommendations, and even brought us a complimentary pasta dish to try because the kitchen accidentally made an extra. I think the one downside was that the space had poor acoustics so it was extremely loud, but that won’t stop me from going back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, staff, and drinks! I definitely will be back with more of my friends.

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VickiM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early dinner before a show in Beverly Hills. First time at Ospi for my 3 friends. All were impressed with the quality of the food and how much they loved the thin crust pizzas! And the salads were the perfect accompaniment. Great evening. Already planning our return for a night of pasta.

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SimonE
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was great I just wish the drinks would have come quicker. But certainly will recommend the place

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It’s fine. The pasta is overpriced for what it is. The people who work there are very nice.

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JamesT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service, Ospi never disappoints.

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vipSteve69
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

very cool place with truly great service. Pasta was excellent, as was the salad. The pizza while very tasty did not stay very warm. So if you order pizza, eat is first.

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Flacca
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Starting from the manager to the servers, excellent service and friendly people. Good outstanding.

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ArdenM
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really really really really really really really tasty

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Micheal is hands down the best server we have ever had. He always makes our experience at Opsi amazing and is one of the reasons we keep coming back time and time again.
Aside from the wonderful service, the fresh pasta, pizza and cocktails are out of this world! Can’t recommend this place enough.

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DaynaS
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ospi is our absolute favorite date spot! Food is always amazing and so is the service :) Favorite restaurant in LA by far

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was fantastic and the food was amazing

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Very disappointed.
Portions were very small.
Food was just warm, not hot.
Pasta tasted as if had been reheated, which would account for it tasting over cooked.
And I felt it was way over priced.

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vipstiles2
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only restaurant that rivals Felix in Venice. And you can get reservations. Ospi is highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner in a lively and fun environment! The service was excellent and can’t wait to return.

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audreya
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food3service2ambience1

This place is so loud, painful.

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ShireanaC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience5

New-ish neighborhood spot so we decided to give it a try.

We were seated right away and greeted shortly after by our server Stephen. He was friendly and knowledgeable of menu selections.

Food on the other hand was actually underwhelming. While the pastas were fresh, the flavors were nothing stand out. The vodka sauce which was supposed to be the signature sauce was bland. The best thing we tried was the copione pizza, which we would return for. Margaritas were fantastic.

Overall, we will come back just for that delicious pizza and the cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Awesome service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal of our visit to CA! The food was fantastic!

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Malthe
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place, bot very cold. You had to eat in your jacket.

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Yvette
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband got the 36-hour tomato sauce spaghetti, and I got the Persian cucumber salad and Margherita pizza to share with my daughter. We ended up ordering another spaghetti because it was THAT good. Even now, I'm still thinking about the meal and revisiting it in my mind.

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AndrewS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A mixed bag, some great dishes and some average.. friendly but slow service - mainly for drinks, which likely cost them a couple of rounds

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great recommendations by our waiter Steven, enjoyed every dish

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vipCherylK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Third time here and we brought friends who food and wine experts
The flavors were all amazing but it was an off night
Pastas were not hot and coffee as well at the end of the meal

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic place. I will be going back many times.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was a great Italian delight. I started with the fried provolone… I recommend eating it just the way it’s served, without the sauce… it brings out the flavor of the cheese much better. I then had the spicy rigatoni, which was a fantastic dish of pasta, and the proper size for a true Italian dinner. Finally I had the chicken, which was perhaps the tastiest and most perfectly cooked chicken that I’ve ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

overall was a really good experience!
we had a reservation at 8:00 pm but didn’t get seated until 8:30…
The staff was super nice though and gave us two appetizers on the house for waiting.
food never disappoints. i would definitely recommend Ospi!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very good experience here. Heard good things wanted to try it and we were happy. Wait staff was very accommodating & knowledgeable and the food was really good. Ordered a few different items and we were happy with everything. I would definitely come back here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere and unbelievable food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great restauraunt . Just seating is so close, you are in everyone’s business

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bradw
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service were outstanding. Great crowd

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loulou1962
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ospi. The food is always delicious and the service is excellent. One of our party is vegan and there were plenty of options available.

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vipDavidR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really good service and food

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vipstiles2
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been to Ospi about half a dozen times and every time I go I discover something new and delicious. Ospi rivals some of the best restaurants in LA specializing in Italian food. Our server, Jessica, is always extremely helpful and friendly and increases our dining experience. I recommend this place highly and look forward to coming back many times in the near future

FAQs

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

Ospi is rated 4.7 stars by 493 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.