Spartina

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Spartina specializes in seasonal, market driven Cal-Italian fare. Spartina accepts reservations for large parties in both our chic, industrial meets mid-century modern dining room and our large patio. We feature a comfortable bar with food served out of an open kitchen. Please call to reserve for parties of 9 or more.

Specials

Happy Hour All Night!

Featuring a Happy Hour menu with some of our most popular antipasti and pizzas!
Also, try our specialty cocktails & red, white and rose wines for $8
On Mondays, we have our selected pastas for $15!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 10, 2020

Ends: January 11, 2119

Availability: Mon-Tue 5:30PM-9:30PM

Happy Hour

Featuring a Happy Hour menu with some of our most popular antipasti and pizzas!
Also, try our specialty cocktails & red, white and rose wines for $9
On Mondays, we have our selected pastas for $15!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 10, 2020

Ends: January 11, 2119

Availability: Sun 5:30PM-6:45PM
Wed-Sat 5:30PM-6:45PM

What 541 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is so nice, it was our first time and we are very impressed, the service was excellent
The food is so delicious, I highly recommend this place for any occasion

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had a reservation for 2:30PM, we arrived at 2:43 and they refused to seat us.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Absolutely horrible experience here. Had a larger group of 9 people for a 1:30 reservation. Party arrived and didn't see a server for 20 minutes, we ordered the bottomless Aperol spritzes, didn't see drinks for another 15 minutes. After one refill they told us they "ran out" of the bottomless drinks. They stopped serving us at 2:34(got our first drink at 2) and the brunch hours stop at 3. We had 34 minutes of bottomless. Our server was extremely combative and seemingly didn't care at all about the situation.
(Told us we got our drinks in ten minutes so we can't complain. This was a total lie and laughable as we kept making jokes about how we think they forgot about us). Asked to speak to the manager. He told us once again they ran out of bottomless drinks and there's nothing they would be able to do. We tried to explain that if you offer bottomless drinks, you cant just tell people you're out of drinks with nothing you can do. The manager was condescending and said the best he would do is take a few of the drink charges off the bill. Bill comes and there's a 2 out of 9 drink charges taken off(LOL) AND an added 20 percent gratuity added for a server who was extremely combative.

Overall horrible experience with the restaurant. Don't offer bottomless brunch if you can't actually provide it, get management who can empathize with tough situations, and do more to fix the mistakes YOU created for patrons. Two more groups on our way out also shared these same concerns. If you can't provide a good customer experience, you deserve not to be in business.

PF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was great, the spot is really cool, the only thing my friends and I were disappointed about was the service, we had like 3 waiters who seemed to forget to come to our table, we had to wait a long time to order drinks, then food order took longer and we actually had to intercept another waitress to ask her to take our order, then when They brought the food I ordered something else which they didn’t bring... so overall ok experience, could be better service.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My mother and I went here for dinner. I thought it was a cute little place to eat. The pictures looked decent. However we were incredibly underwhelmed. The food was subpar and tasteless. I ordered the shrimp rigatoni. It was completely tasteless, chunky bits of garlic, and literally two pieces of shrimp chopped up. I asked for salt and pepper. The waiter brought a huge tray of salt, pepper, and hot flakes. Clearly they are used to people complaining about their food being tasteless. We also ordered the garlic bread. It was a block of stale bread with some burned butter on top. Very disappointing. To top it off, their flimsy chairs hurt my mom causing her to fall out of the chair. Management didn’t bother to check on us or to see if she was okay. She actually injured herself from the fall and they didn’t care. This restaurant clearly makes money from the traffic on Melrose and does not put in the time for service and quality. Save your money and go elsewhere.

R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely staff!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food here is fantastic, the service is great, and the decor of the restaurant is really modern and clean. The only negative, if it’s a negative for you, is there were a lot of families with very young kids. So in my opinion, this isn’t the best restaurant to take a date. I’d recommend it more for a nice, casual dinner with friends.

E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The pork collar Ragu is everything!!

C
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely help, great chicken, lots of choices, pasta was swell, my husband says. Great before the Groundlings.

WT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

service was so bad. had a res, took 20 mins to sit. then didnt see our waitress for the next 20. food was slow, check was slow. not sure if it was a busy night but this was unforgivable.

D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Service was great. Will come back. Can't wait.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Poor customer service from the hostess, who tried to turn us away despite many empty tables and an open table reservation. She also turned away other guests who arrived after we did. We were able to show her our open table reservation receipt via email and persuade her to honor it.

c
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here.... the outdoor seating is amazing and the food is divine. Good cocktails, nice and helpful servers (Charles in particular) bad tasty meals. The pear pizza is a favorite and i had the dover sole cooked perfectly the other night...

I will be coming back!

AM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience!! Everything from the cocktails to dessert was fantastic. Highlights: Grilled garlic bread, grilled octopus, little gem Caesar, shrimp and pistachio pesto rigatoni, beef short rib tortellini, walnut cake and marscapone pannacotta. The service is top notch. Our server Tom was incredible. Chef Stephen Kalt has created a truly amazing restaurant and dining experience. Warm and inviting atmosphere, excellent staff and great food. What more could you ask for.

s
Los Angeles
81 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed dinner on the nicely-landscaped patio on a warm winter night. Service was very attentive and friendly. The food was very good. Kale salad was delicious as was the rye toast with ricotta and honey. My spouse liked the Carbonara a lot. My chicken parmigiana was not the best I ever had, but it was good. I will return to Spartina.

MA
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good, service was great! Very attentive and kind.

BS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Birthday dinner!

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the evening great food & service.

G
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Three birthdays. Always great food although they were out of several appetizers that we came for. But still we had a lovely time. The food is great. Just very noisy inside

JL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

When the first thing the server says to you and your dining companion is “Are you ready? Do you know what you want?” Not good evening welcome, perhaps you would like a cocktail or glass of wine while you look over the menu. You can pretty much write off the experience as a waste of money and time. That’s how it started for us. Kinda of set a crappy tone for the evening. Dropped close to three hundred on two people and left feeling like we would have been better off going to IHOP or Denny’s at least I know why I’m paying 1/10th the price there.

OS
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely spot to have an intimate dinner with friends

RC
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank u Steve! Happy new Year !

Always delicious/great staff

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food, Great service, Friendly staff. Would definitely recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food amazing vibes.

CD
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Our server was curt and unfriendly. The food was over salted an inedible.

The hostesses that greeted and seated us were the best part of the experience!

NL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Some of the best gluten free pasta in LA, really cute patio, great vibe

k
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and lively, as always. Pasta is always extremely good. I had the best Albarino in my life here, and I can’t find it anywhere!

T
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Spartina is what I would call "fine" which is not a high compliment. I had a salad that was so over dressed that it was not edible. The waiter took it back uneaten and still charged for it. The rest of the food was just ok. It's nowhere near a Mozza or a Angelina or even a Terroni.

EM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Everything tastes very fresh and the staff is friendly. Will be coming back again soon!!

h
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

a fresh approach to Italian cooking. I would have appreciated a slightly longer menu a perhaps a bolognas pasta

l
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The carbonara was dry and lacked flavor.

k
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good delicious food, but a bit heavy on the oil and butter. Great service.

B
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Server was wonderful. Would recommend.

k
London
16 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good local italian melrose style.
nice selections on the menu that are well executed
the front of house team is professional and also helpful and friendly

OT
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Four of us sat on the patio. We let them know we were celebrating a birthday, twice, but no mention was ever made. A little slow on the flip flop with getting the outdoor heater going (also asked multiple times) and also drink orders and refills. Service wasn’t terrible, but not good or great either. (This was not a busy for a Friday night with vacant tables around us.) The avocado appetizer was okay, but nothing special. Two of us enjoyed the arrabiata pasta...it was flavorful and just rich enough, though teetered on almost too salty. Sitting on the patio is quite noisy and lively with traffic and sirens.

OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great a quick which isn’t a normal combination. Good cocktails and great service. Marg pizza was beautiful and delicious. Carbonara is something to try on every visit.

CW
London
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambience as always

KA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never fails to impress. The ambiance inside and out is terrific. The thoughtful design of the interior space is a great bonus to the dining experience. The service is always too notch. They seem to really value an informed staff. The spaghetti pie is amazing. The ricotta with rye bread is delicious. The pepperoni pizza is a highlight and I don’t even like pepperoni pizza because it’s the topping choice a child would make. The drinks are really well put together. I can’t remember the cocktail I had but it includes an herbaceous liqueur that’s really nice. Monday night all night happy hour was great to try out and we will definitely be back for that. Overall the experience was as fantastic as usual.

CK
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner at Spartina. Loved sitting outside on a warm night. I had the fish - it was superb. Would definitely recommend!

BL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Both the food and cocktail program were wonderful. Service needs A LOT of help. Finished plates went uncleared for too long, server left us between dinner and wanting to order dessert for 15+ minutes. We had to ask another server for dessert menus.
Would love to come back for that amazing caesar salad, pasta and wine — but will be sitting at the bar.