Ospi

4.7
350 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.

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
What 350 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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vipBenP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best new restaurants in LA. Ospi goes above and beyond and there isn't a dud on the menu. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious pasta. It also came out super fast. It was very loud inside, especially for a tuesday.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously so freaking delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Definitely pricey for the meal portion but very delicious!

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BarrettS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time here and the food was just as good as I remember. The hapa pizza was delicious as was my Boulevardier drink I ordered. The service was top notch as well. Well tended to and they had recs that I wouldn't have thought of on my own that ended up being very good. A+

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great… but the main dish came out before our drinks did…

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service wasn’t great. Food over valued and so was the wine. Bar experience was very odd with servers below ground

BH
vipBethH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy and super fabulous meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, so good! Great experience. Loved it.

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odetteg
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Fast!
Wonderful experience.

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TylerC
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is A MUST TRY place that has absolutely incredible food. Every bite was delicious - and everything we tried was top notch. I can't wait to go back and only wish we lived closer so we could enjoy a meal there weekly!

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PeterK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The only difficulty we seem to have was getting drinks delivered in a timely manner and having our waitress check in frequently with us just did not happen. It was early in the evening we were almost the first to arrive and many of the servers were just kind of standing around. I just think if more servers were making rounds and just asking customers if they needed anything else it would be over the top Service.

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melissal
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday. Loved it. Food was amazing & service was excellent. Thank you!!

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Sharon
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fabulous food! Had the kale salad....fantastic!. The eggplant appetizer melts in your mouth, awesome popping flavors....never had eggplant that tasted this good. Pizza was light and flavorful.
This is our first time at Ospi and we will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome new spot in Venice! The service was outstanding, the decor is really nice, and most of all; the food was excellent! I’m a local that will definitely be back for more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in the city !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Good great device just ok.

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wenjebb
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is great and can't wait to go back.

JA
vipJAM2
Los Angeles
400 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love that they have brand named alcohol instead of small batch. The hostess and the servers were friendly, nice and helpful. Loved the Bronzino which was very delicate and flavorful.

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Greta
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO YUMMY. Very authentic Italian food with a great ambience. Our waiter was great and helped us narrow down our choices. The cacio e Pepe was insanely delicious. Great date night spot or for a group of friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was wonderful (: The only draw back was the unwelcoming hostesses.

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hanad
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Loved the different options and the prices were fair

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vipSusanK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience at Ospi was fantastic! Our party of 4 shared 3 starter, all incredibly delicious (cauliflower, meatballs and Vodka pizza). Entrees were outstanding, as well. Fantastic service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Date night for us

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Pasta was dry and not good

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vipBGallo
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ospi-licious!

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Rachelkim98
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Two members of the staff look alike and they will confuse you all night. Other than that it was awesome just a lot of miscommunication because we didn’t know until the end of our meal.

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Sickemseabass
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The pizza was most delicious. We sat outside and the service was fair. Inside is more desirable for seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was really good, service was mediocre. The pasta dishes and pizza were delicious but the espresso martinis were too strong and not sweet enough.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best hand rolled pasta in Los Angeles period!!!

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vipTina
Phoenix
65 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just fantastic service , food outstanding!

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vipAriel
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's a great place with good energy, but I'd recommend sitting in the front of the restaurant or outside because the noise level in the back is really loud. The food is great and the service was excellent.

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vipYolanda
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing! The service was fantastic! I’d go back to try more dishes. It was just crazy loud inside.

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vipUnravel
Denver
56 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great surprise! The bread with whipped ricotta was so decadent that it was served with a steak knife. The browned butter chicken with vodka sauce was exactly perfect.

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KaitlynC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place was busting respectfully. The waiters were so dope and the food was immaculate

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vipPaulT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing food and wine! Fantastic!

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kienantepper
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very friendly service, and a beautiful space. 👍🏼

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Lovely server and hostess, delicious food served on time, and cozy ambience

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, servers were really friendly, and it was in a great location.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reviews don’t do this place JUSTICE

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 350 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.