Spartina

4.7
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$31 to $50
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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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Made a reservation for 8:45pm, was finally seated at 9:45pm due to the restaurant over booking reservations. Once seated, my group waited another 20 minutes for a server to even touch the table. We asked to order everything at once because of how starving we all were now eating dinner so late. Food was good but I wouldn’t trust making a reservation again!

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Spartina. This is the perfect place to have dinner, especially during Covid. They have a lovely outdoor area (not a 6-foot distance but I felt safe) and the servers are well protected. The only downside was getting a waiter's attention but I still love the place.

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vipJoanneC
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant outdoor patio. Server was helpful. Food was delicious

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JayJC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

50 minute wait for our reservation because the owner walked in unannounced and took our table. I mean... 🤦🏻‍♂️
Sent a meal back because it was undercooked - last call was announced before i could have my first bite.
They gave us a free appetizer but it couldnt make up for being treated so averagely.

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charlottew
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, drinks, heaters on, we were checked on many times, tables cleared many times

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable meal and experience from beginning to end. Will be recommending to everyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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shud
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely experience on our first trip. The dandelion pizza was amazing.
Great overall meal.

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vipKAtay
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely recommend!! Five star experience.
Make sure to order The black and white garlic pasta. The kale salad. The ricotta with honey. The pepperoni pizza with honey. The meatballs. Even the burger! It’s all good. We had a FEAST.

Oh! There is an 18% gratuity included. Im super in support of this, I just didn’t realize it was there and tacked on another 22% whoops! its all good. Our waiter was great, he deserved it. But just FYI!

Maybe I would have noticed if it wasn’t for the delicious cocktails! The basil sour is divine.

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DanielG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal place! Drinks were amazing (strong too). My SO and I split a pizza and go our own pastas which were all 10/10. Portions for the pastas were rather small even though we got the “full size.” Quality was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all around. Because Spartina already had a great patio Pre-Covid, it didn’t seem like they were a restaurant that has been forced to take their operations outdoors. Food and cocktails were excellent, and we accidentally caught the tail end of Happy Hour, which has some great options. The star of the show was the 21 Day Dry Aged Burger, which is up there with the best burgers in LA, and definitely the best burger I’ve had in 2020.
We will be returning soon.

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vipRobynN
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent.

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Larsen
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blown away. Best dining experience since covid began. Food and service phenomenal- far away from others. Just outstanding I almost forgot we were in a global pandemic and failing democracy

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vipJonathon
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service in all of Los Angeles dining.

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JulieD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable to come here, AND feel safe doing so. The ambience of the patio is so welcoming and I brought 3 people who'd never been before and they all loved the food and the space. Thank you Steven for everything as waited (and Sofia, lovely to chat while waiting)!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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KelC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and super sweet staff! Outdoor patio is very nice as well.

MJ
vipMJVG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a night out with friends. Their patio has been there for a long time, it’s very well set and has a great ambiance. It’s a great place to visit during COVID -19 times. Food and drinks are always flawless.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious! I was a little shocked to see that my sour cherry limeade non-alcoholic drink was more expensive than my husband’s beer, but that was my only “issue.” Overall, a great night.

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vipcdubsilly
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fave places. Chef is amazing, Bruno was a great server and the manager Maryanna was fantastic.

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JennieUSA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Lunch menu no good
And there is a service charge that no one explained.
Never will return to this place

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Additional 23% service charge applied to our check for our party of two was not appreciated by us. After tipping the server 20%, in total we paid 43% in service. We understand time are tough for restaurants, but they are tough for the guest trying to support the restaurants as well. To be sat out in a makeshift patio, listening to loud cars on Melrose and got my jacket soaked by a makeshift water fountain... no a good experience of the restaurant itself. Food and service were good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful cocktails and incredible Italian food! Stunning natural patio and they're doing a great job following all the COVID guidelines. The manager, Sam, was very hospitable and a pleasure to talk with. They're in the process of making a small market so you can buy groceries and to-go cocktails/beer/wine! Can't wait to go back!

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vipRiki04
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat here often. It was the first place I went during the pandemic when restaurants were allowed to serve outside.
The tables are socially distanced, and the waiters were well protected. I felt very safe, and the food is great

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vipJuliette
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Appetizers and pizza are good - better than the pastas and main dish. Beware there is a 18% service charge. Unclear what the service charge is for.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I will never go back again. I asked for a cocktail and the glass was filled less than the half of the glass. Also I order the fish and it was so bad!!!! Smelled nasty and tasted really bad.

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sderby
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant with very good food. Especially during these times, it is nice to have the outdoor seating courtyard. We had a great time!

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FoodaholicAnonymous
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The variety of pasta and associated flavors always leave you with a sense of buyers remorse when trying whatever pasta your friend(s) ordered. However, Spartina's pastas with mushrooms always seem to be my favorite, as they perfectly exude a nice earthy taste with complimentary sauces. Varied experience regarding service, as last night's server was "OK". No negative feedback, just did not leave with a sense of rapport. However, had a different server 8/24/2020. Possibly among the best servers I have encountered, as he provided such robust descriptions of the flavor and texture of all menu items and had very opinionated recommendations. It was my first experience where the server actually ordered on behalf of the entire table.

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katieb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can not stop thinking about the food I had. The flavors the presentation ...out of this world.

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vipEugenioV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. service amazing and the patio setting is fun.

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allisons
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here. Wonderful experience and a nice surprise to find my friend Sam as General Manager. He took great care of us, and our waiter Joey did a great job as well! The food was excellent, and the the patio is beautiful. Great selection of wines and food choices. The grilled Octopus is to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from the host stand till the end of our dining experience. We just moved into the neighborhood and wanted a quick bite.
Hosts were and super friendly, kept us posted with our ETA of being sat.
Our server was Tom, and he was just great. We noticed a difficult table nearby, and poor guy seemed like he couldn’t catch a break with them, but he still maintained professionalism, and came over cheery every time to check up on us. Ariana, one of the front of house managers also ran drinks to our table, and made sure to check up on us throughout the night. She was super pleasant, and did a great job.
Food was great, grilled avocado is a must. The pepperoni pizza with honey was delicious, and the pork pasta was as well! Wish we took photos of the food, but it was so good we dug in right away!
Overall, 5+++ stars, in the midst of everything going on, we appreciate the steps staff is taking to keep us safe, and yet enjoy our dinner at the same time. We will 100% be back more often!

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TAfromLA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, great food and service! Would absolutely be back as we are locals anyway!

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StephenT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

In this time of COVID, Spartina rises to the top of my choice for local restaurants. The food has always been good, and the outside environment is inviting and not makeshift, like some parking lot restaurants (happy for those restaurants, but this one just feels like it should be outside.) The service is friendly, if a little rushed, and the location is right in the heart of Melrose. We'd go again, pandemic or not, but it's an especially good choice now.

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vipCarsonK
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great safe outdoor space. Delicious rustic Italian fare - the best pizza in LA - and fair value.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and food!!!!

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vipShahryarJ
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our standby restaurant and it never disappoints. The food is well prepared and the recipes are unique and innovative. Flavors stand out.

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vipJonS
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Great food, wine, and vibe. Will be back!!

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AlexiaK
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an interesting and amazing menu. Everything we had was delicious. The servers were excellent. Can't go wrong with come here.

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vipRonLA
Los Angeles
90 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always great. Seem to be doing a fine job with Covid precautions.

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 4.7 stars by 645 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.