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Ospi, Venice, CA

Ospi

4.8
4.8
908 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

10:00 PM


Booked 104 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 908 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Most Booked

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  1. s

    sujbo

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    cute space, great food, lunch special was good, 25 for a an app, entree and a glass of wine for 10 dollars
  2. MM

    MattM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a great time! Everything was wonderful, from the food to the service.
  3. EB

    EssanceB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, came back to check frequently, food was delicious, almost thought the portions were too small until I couldn’t even finish what I had
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meeting an old friend/colleague after 7 years. She was visiting from Toronto for work.
  5. LA

    LAWRENCEW

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Ben, was excellent. Personable, informative, and attentive. Food was tremendous, as usual.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Their beer and wine selection doesn’t demand the cost.
  7. MR

    MonicaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic would go there again. The food was amazing. Kale salad was so good!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Vodka pizza was great, probably better than any vodka PASTA I’ve ever had. Kale salad tasty and light. Charetta (crab) pasta was SPICY - the was in large lumps and helped cool things down, but the dish could use some sort of sauce or other relief from the spice. Drinks were good, nothing special. There was a mix up so we waited ~15 minutes after being sat, and finally flagged someone down to ask. After that, service was attentive and friendly.
  9. J

    Joni

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and service. Would recommend for any occasion.
  10. TF

    TheFlavorHunter

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Flavorful and great service, but a overpriced at $30 for a small plate of (delicious) pasta>
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nice place. Excellent service and decent food.
  12. LA

    LAFoodie

    Los Angeles

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food at this gem in Venice. Not the traditional Italian-American joint with spaghetti and meatballs. But they do serve delicious meatballs. And several interesting and flavorful pastas. Plus, they have some great pizzas to share. I highly recommend this place if you're looking for scrumptious Italian food and impeccable service.
  13. JM

    JenniferM

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a group of four and shared each dish so we could try more flavors. Everything was delicious! Ospi is always consistent and my “go to” dining spot.
  14. JA

    JillAnna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding time at ospi! The food was phenomenal!
  15. e

    erikf

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Ospi and would absolutely come back and recommend to others. Great service, food and vibe!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Customer service is excellent. Food was so yummy. Can’t wait to return.
  18. JB

    JenniferB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So many good things about Ospi but the most lovely part of our experience was the service. The host, the bartender and our server were on point and incredibly friendly. The food was top notch- especially the rigatoni and the kale salad. We had a perfect evening at Ospi.
  19. h

    halehs

    Los Angeles

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food is always great Have been here few times and always great food Service was a bit off but ok. Felt like she was new and was forgetting orders and condiments that were asked for few times
  20. HD

    HappyDiner

    Los Angeles

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Who knew? They have a wonderful lunch. Everything we had was delicious. The meatballs, cauliflower, eggplant and kale salads with chicken. Plenty of food too. The pizza going by looked good too. Can’t wait to go back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so phenomenal
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  23. A

    Annette

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff and a fantastic atmosphere. Our food was delicious, and the wait was minimal. My favorite go to Italian Restaurant in LA
  24. AA

    AlexA

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience will be coming back! Highly recommended!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food 10/10
  27. o

    orygunbikegirl

    Portland

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cacio de Pepe pizze. ! First time and first bite is all the feels. Even Kale salad, I haaaat? Definitely will return to enjoy more dishes. .
  28. f

    foodievibes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Food is great. Make sure to ask about how spicy the food is for the night (it varies). The servers are very sweet and very helpful. Its a good vibe and if youre there with friends, share a few things.
  29. LA

    LADiner

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an amazing meal with absolutely excellent service from our waiter Ben. He was so customer centric and although he was absolutely slammed he never made us feel rushed to make decisions and was great at pacing out our meal. He offered excellent recommendations for my dietary needs (vegetarian and lactose intolerant) and was super conscientious about making sure I ordered properly. When our group of 5 left we all said we would be coming back! Next time we book we will certainly request to be in Ben's station. His service was that good!
  30. M

    Morgan

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Very friendly service, but it felt like they were trying to rush us through. We ordered our appetizer ahead of our pasta dishes, but still the pasta came out when we weren't finished with the apps. By the time we got to the pasta, it was cold so we asked for it to be warmed up. The pasta was just okay. We did have a great time here (and again our waitress, the manager, & the doorman were so friendly!), but food-wise I think there's better value elsewhere.
  31. b

    bulldogmom02

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scrumptious food, everything was delicious. Nice ambience, bright and airy.
  32. JR

    JoelleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday dinner experience! They gave us a quiet table in the back and gave me a birthday candle. The food was yummy- we got the meatballs, kale salad, cauliflower and a couple pizzas and pastas.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    arrived early on a week day, but room was full pretty much around 7. Beef tartare was impressive.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Very mediocre food for the price.
  35. MC

    MeganC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED the food. Great gluten free options as well, including pastas! Will be coming back :)
  36. V

    Valhu

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super yummy and great atmosphere all around. The staff were all super attentive and even brought out a free birthday dessert
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10 out of 10 would highly recommend! First time there tonight, and the incredible service from the moment we walked through the door through our dining experience. All the way through our departure was excellent. The hospitality and knowledge of the menu was superb. Not to mention, the food was out of this world. There’s plenty of good Italian restaurants on the west side, but this is arguably my new favorite. Couple highlights, food, wise were the cucumber dish, beef carpaccio, and the rigatoni. Drinks are incredible especially the margarita with Lo Siento tequila! I will definitely make this a frequent place
  38. V

    Vick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Italian food, great atmosphere, will definitely be back
  39. VG

    VegGourmet

    Los Angeles

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So pretty, so lively, so delicious! My companions chose veg items so we could all share. It was a delightful evening, made better with Italian cocktails!
  40. JB

    JacqueB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was bright, and fun. The drinks were superb, especially my husband's smoke drink. The dinner was great even though the portions were small.

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 908 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 104 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
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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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