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!
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.
Very pleasant outdoor patio. Server was helpful. Food was delicious
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.
Amazing service, food, drinks, heaters on, we were checked on many times, tables cleared many times
Unbelievable meal and experience from beginning to end. Will be recommending to everyone.
Lovely experience on our first trip. The dandelion pizza was amazing.
Great overall meal.
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.
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
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.
The food was excellent.
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
The best service in all of Los Angeles dining.
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)!
Great food and super sweet staff! Outdoor patio is very nice as well.
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.
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.
One of my fave places. Chef is amazing, Bruno was a great server and the manager Maryanna was fantastic.
Lunch menu no good
And there is a service charge that no one explained.
Never will return to this place
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
Great restaurant with very good food. Especially during these times, it is nice to have the outdoor seating courtyard. We had a great time!
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.
I can not stop thinking about the food I had. The flavors the presentation ...out of this world.
The food was delicious. service amazing and the patio setting is fun.
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.
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!
Great night, great food and service! Would absolutely be back as we are locals anyway!
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.
Great safe outdoor space. Delicious rustic Italian fare - the best pizza in LA - and fair value.
Best service and food!!!!
This is our standby restaurant and it never disappoints. The food is well prepared and the recipes are unique and innovative. Flavors stand out.
Fantastic. Great food, wine, and vibe. Will be back!!
Such an interesting and amazing menu. Everything we had was delicious. The servers were excellent. Can't go wrong with come here.
Food and service are always great. Seem to be doing a fine job with Covid precautions.
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.