Spartina

4.6
1146 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Spartina specializes in seasonal, market driven Cal-Italian fare. Our patio is now open for service seven days a week from 5:30pm for dinner, 11am-3pm for weekend brunch, and noon- 3 for lunch Monday through Friday.
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MonaS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service and food both poor. Plus the automatic 18% gratuity charge was not well deserved. I will not be returning here ever again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was inedible and the service was horrible. Would not come here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My kids love it here. I do too. We always have great food and service.

LW
vipLanceW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely time at Spartina!

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LONo
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Spartina is a gorgeous patio and I go there mainly for the terrific atmosphere.
I made the mistake of ordering the salmon which was soupy and was not complimented by the oddly textured mushrooms. If you go, I suggest ordering a pasta or starter, not a secondi.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Some of the best pizza, pasta, and wine you’ll find in LA.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands-down one of my favorite spots in LA! It has everything you need the menu although Italian or Mediterranean definitely has a little bit of everything for everyone and everything is so hand tailored and beautifully done by Chef Stephan Kalt. The ambience and sitting outdoor is beautiful services friendly easy and not pretentious. Every dish is excellent listen to your service recommendations. If you’re vegan vegetarian pescatarian this is definitely your spot as they have such a nice variety of items on the menu.

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vipTakeNote
Los Angeles
102 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really great food - was so delicious. Service was excellent and the setting outdoor was cozy enough. The 18% additional service charge - in addition to a traditional gratuity was a bit much otherwise I really enjoyed the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place

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vipMatilda
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rigatoni with shrimp and pistachio pesto is outstanding! I had the burger with fries recently at lunch and was blown away at how good it was. Their fries (served with aioli too!) are super flavorful and crispy brown. Of course the pepperoni pizza with honey is always great--and available at happy hour! Extensive menu means there is something for everyone. Lush patio with lots of space heaters to make dining comfortable outdoors on our chilly LA winter evenings.

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Biewel
Las Vegas
78 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great lunch spot, interesting, menu, nice out door seating area. Street nlise is moderate even though you are directly on Melrose. Very polite service.
Had the Salmon toast, grilled octopus and the duck confit hash. All rather good, the duck needed a little salt. Menu prices are completely over prized but what can one expect when in this neighborhood. The one really annoying aspect is the automatic add on of a 18% tip. With everything else on the plus side this is what will not make me go back or recommend to friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Not only were vaccine cards not checked , our server wore her mask under her nose with it completely exposed . Yes we were dining outside but if you’re wearing a mask, wear it correctly . There was also a piece of hard plastic in the salad and my main dish was just ok. I’ve had lots of great meals here but sadly this last one wasn’t one of them.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve come back several times and am always so pleased! I love the seasonal menus, the quick service and that I can always get a table. I bring all my friends from out of town here.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Staff was not attentive. Rushed us. Ignored us. Food was underwhelming. I get what they’re trying to do, but it sucked.

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vipAnna
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I have dined at Spartina multiple times and this was my first bad experience. I got very sick from the fish I ordered. The meat our friend ordered was completely uncooked in the middle. We wished they would serve their typical bread as a starter.
It would have been so much better if they offered more dishes from their regular menu on the prix fixe menu.
I was dissatisfied with my experience especially because I had talked up the restaurant and encouraged my friends to join.
Hopefully better experience next time

DP
DmitryP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Please see my yelp review for more details: poor value - shrimp pasta without shrimp ( not counting tiny shreds of 1 tiny shrimp per dish), polenta without vegetables, menu descriptions inconsistent with what’s actually served - price doesn’t match the value
Also, 30 min wait for appetizers, and 40 min for main dish
On top of everything else - rude manager!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside setup was cute and we appreciated the heaters being available. The food and drinks were delicious. Our waiter was attentive and friendly.

JP
JaniceP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit to Spartina. Excellent food and service each time.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chickpea flatbread is a must!

LW
vipLanceW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure at Spartina!

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Dorothy
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience1

The food is excellent, I have enjoyed Spartina in the past However, not this time.I am here from NY visiting my daughter and we were seated next to Melton Ave. There was no shrubbery screening the sights and sounds of the street. Worst of all was the heater kept going out. I was made to feel as if that was my fault! Finally they changed the propane tank, but never our location!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with a team working with smiles and graciousness on Christmas Eve. The food was divine - delicious cocktails and a fab setting. Will be back !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great time at spartina. Some of our entrees were a little salty so I might just ask next time for easy on salt or no salt

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Franck
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Really enjoyed the place. I like the fact that's hidden from the street, the patio is a nice area.

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MarkR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Our 4 top was shoved back in the corner basically on the curb and adjacent to Melrose. Service was less than timely and the food wasn’t great.

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tedb
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drink, waiter. Chill outdoor patio. Great time for me and my family

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RebeccaG
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food for a good price for LA. Attentive, friendly staff. A good place for business lunch, or any other type of gathering when you want a good value. You will walk away satisfied, and will return again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brussel spouts with fried feta cheese was amazing but don’t eat it too fast cause the indigestion on the flight was not too pleasant

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Lumi
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was magnificent! The service was what I expected attentive, knowledgeable and just overall great!

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barbaraE
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and waitress had a great personality

AF
vipAmberF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quiet Brunch spot off Melrose. Fantastic food and mimosas.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was AMAZING! Absolutely loved everything here. From the food to the ambiance, to the service. Sat outside with the heaters and it was warm. I got the buratta and shrimp pasta and they were both so delicious. I also had the blackberry bread pudding for dessert and it literally melts in your mouth. I would definitely come back here. It’s the perfect Italian resto for a night out.

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vipAdeb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Good place

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing but amazing things to say! The food is incredible and their staff is so kind and attentive. Beautiful ambiance as well!

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BlaL
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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Dane
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food forgotten and not good service, however when all the food did arrive at once it was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had friends visiting from put of town... Spartina was a wonderful place for us to have dinner and catch up. Service was amazing, our waiter had great attitude and recommendations. We picked several different dishes and pizza to share and were very pleased with all of them. Would really recommend!

JB
JamesB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - had a time timeline to attend a Groundlings Show down the street and staff was very accommodating

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food & ambience were excellent! Service was lackluster. We tried to order appetizers first, our sever actually told us we technically could but we would be twisting his arm and creating an inconvenience to the kitchen. Just say no? And save us the embarrassment. I asked if we could have some time before our appetizers and entrees, he said of course, he would course it out. However, our entrees came while we were still eating our appetizers. At the end of our meal, our server explained they added an automatic 18% tip to the bill but asked for an additional tip as well. I work in a restaurant and I’m all about giving the staff what they deserve, but his service was not even worth the 18% we were forced to pay. We had to flag him down every time we wanted to order another drink. Overall, we really enjoyed the food & had a good experience, just wish the service reflected the quality of the meal.

FAQs

Spartina does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Spartina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 782-1023.

Spartina is rated 4.6 stars by 1146 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.