Spartina

4.6
943 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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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Absolutely horrible. The waitress waited 20 minutes to take our order and then proceeded to never check up on our table , yet was shocked that after an hour of waiting our food hadn’t arrived. The food was basic and you could find the same at any restaurant with much better service. Completely ruined our evening, I am very disappointed.

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vipUno1
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit and we were very happy with the restaurant.

MG
MicahG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience at Spartina! Went for brunch and was seated quickly. If you're around Melrose, highly recommend.

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scjp
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food and ambience is fantastic in the evening.

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vipMendoguy
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Some food better than others. Plating unprofessional.

MG
MichelleG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Hadn’t been here in a minute. It used to be good but this time had a pretty sub par dining experience. Inedible artichoke. Don’t order the burrata corn dish, it’s disgusting. The people who work there are nice though.

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MichaelG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Menu too large. Pizza awful. Chicken sandwich ovedone.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Mollie made my night. She had the best energy, and made the overall vibe so nice. I would go back just for her. The ambiance was also gorgeous. There were other tables around, but it felt like it was just us. Great pasta.

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vipDisappointed
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, lovely outdoor dining and very nice server — I will be back.

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drjlayke
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Waiter was fantastic and well versed in detail with menu. New favorite spot.

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vipgaryk
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Quality service. Good food. Not great but still a lovely dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinners I’ve had in a long time!

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vipCarrie
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the open-air vibe and the full bar. It was a fun place to be.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations at Spartina for my son’s 29th birthday dinner. Not having dined there before, we did not know what to expect, but I say we were very pleasantly surprised! The food was delightful and the ambiance seemed very relaxed. The waiters were very attentive and polite. Overall it was a very good first experience and the whole family agreed we would definitely come back.

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vipIanS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Beautiful place, super friendly hostess. Food was somewhat average (pizza was a bit bland), though the fried cauliflower was very good as was the avo toast. Only issue was pace of service - lots of staff hanging out chatting together while drinks went empty. We had to flag someone down at least a few times for more water, more cocktails and our check. Maybe just an off day, and loved the ambiance but probably wouldn’t go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Monterrey
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!
Service outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and attentive. The food was delicious. The patio we sat on was nicely organized and pretty. Would strongly recommend.

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vipStylist333
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food is so so. Waiter is ok not so attentive. Pricing is reasonable though and have outdoor seating.

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DebraS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and knew the menu so well. He was helpful with what to order! The patio is so nice and it doesn’t feel like you’re in the middle of LA.

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TeresaP
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

This restaurant seems to be much beloved by a youthful crowd, cool with very loud music. It was busy even on a weekday night. I would have skipped it if I had known that as it is not my age group or taste, but the servers were welcoming and genuinely helpful. My salad and wine were excellent. I was not fond of the main course but imagine there were other main dishes available that I probably would have loved.

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Anazukov
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Attentive waiter and food comes out fast (the only thing to keep in mind is that they ask you to order all your dishes at once). Tried several dishes at our table and they all were delicious. Definitely a new favorite for us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Spartina’s Happy Hour menu is well priced and offers a good range of both food and drinks. Staff was friendly—about what I would expect for their ambience and price point. Patio was a little loud/chaotic imo (bit of an odd/crowded seating area) but it’s easy enough for a date or small group of friends (4 max). Overall good experience, would come again especially for a HH 🍷

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vipAndyJ
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love you Molly & Joey! Made our night. You must try the chickpea pancake.

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NYInternational
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved eating at Spartina. The octopus is so extraordinary that we ordered it twice...just delicious and unlike any octopus we've eaten before. The grilled asparagus was wonderful. It's a special place, with very nice outdoor seating and excellent service. Go for the food, and enjoy the setting and the lovely ambience.

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BarbaraS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect night in the patio. Our server, Spencer, took care of all our orders. The problem with going to Spartina is that I always want to order the same dishes. The grilled avocado is the first appetizer we order. We had so many appetizers that I took most of my fish home. A great way to extend the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An amazing evening. Delicious food on a well spaced patio.
Thumbs up Spartina! I’ll definitely be coming back!!

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JohnF
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I had a reservation for 6ppl and we arrived on time but ended up being seated after another party of 6 that not only arrived after we did but only 1/2 the party was there when they were seated (the rest didn't show up for about 15 min).

So because of this we were stuck in the corner with a small round table for 6 adults while the other party had a much larger table in the center of the courtyard for 3 adults and 3 kids.

After that we had the pleasure of sitting around for about 20 min before our server approached us and then waited another 20-25 minutes before we received our drinks.

And on top of that, when my son and I didn't get our drinks I asked who I thought was the bartender, but ended up being the waiter for the table next to ours about it and he literally rolled his eyes, said he checked, and then walked away.

Needless to say he never did because I had to ask two more times before we got our drinks. Which were sodas!

Then finally after sitting for an hour our starters came and they were all quite decent, as were the main courses, but we were all a bit bothered by the service so we didn't enjoy them as much as we probably would have if everything leading up to that wasn't so bad.

Not that I would defend their lack of service, but they did seem to be quite crowded but that doesn't make up for the results we had to endure. Especially since they added by default an 18% gratuity and I would hate to think that because of this the staff isn't incentivized to provide great service if they know they are already getting a tip.

I may be willing to try them again but with so many great places in LA to visit, it'll probably be a ew years before I do.

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vipJohnC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

poor service walked out on my reservation. i was never brought water after being seated before at least two other tables.

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HomeChef
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A warm and sparkling evening to celebrate old friends’ visit from the East Coast. Friendly service and delicious food; every dish was just a notch more flavorful than others of the same name elsewhere The snapper and the bigoli pasta with burrata and fresh tomato sauce were especially good.

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vipOaksdiner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is becoming my new favorite restaurant. The food is incredible, the menu has something for everyone in my family, from the pickiest to the most adventurous, and the outdoor space is so pretty. Between Mozza and Spartina, I choose Spartina.

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vipIreneT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

The restaurant looks cozy , and this is only positive thing I can say about my experience… Food was a great disappointment… Few items were not available from the menu , and water had no clue about it till she checked with kitchen.. Other items got crazy substitutions that were not on a menu - for example duck salad - where they decided to substitute the duck with bacon …
When me and my husband finally got our main course of pasta Primavera, which was advertised as one of the restaurant specialties - the pasta look like a ball of slime , you could not separate it on a plate …
The positive thing was that when I showed this to the waitress- she immediately took it from us and subtract it from our bill …
I will not try this place again …

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JLove
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had indoor reservations, but we asked for outdoor, and got it. It's a beautiful space and doesn't really feel like you're on Melrose.

Friendly staff all the way around. Our server Spencer was on top of it, great recommendations, fast service, and also super friendly.

The food was great! We had Olive bread with ricotta (which was heart shaped!), grilled avocado (don[t miss this one), short-rib tortelloni (YUM!), and prosciutto white pizza (Double YUM!)

We will definitely be back and will bring friends.

Go now, support a great restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Pizza was to soft.

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Douglas
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The ambiance in the outdoor seating area was fantastic with knowledgeable servers that assisted with the wine and food selections. We were disappointed with the burrata, in particular, which was in two of our meal choices. Instead of a creamy texture, it was a rubbery in nature - seems like it was refrigerated in too cold of a temperature. Cacio e Pepe, a traditionally simple dish with a thick pasta, was overly spicy to the point where we couldn't enjoy it. Other small plates were okay, but nothing notable.

Overall happy with the night in regards to the service and the setting, but the food was just okay. Would return to try some alternative items.

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AmyB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting. Consistently good food. Well staffed and they pay attention to their tables. The chef/owner was making the rounds touching tables and chatting up the customers. Reasonably priced and worth it!

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vipCoco
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. We did happy hour ordered prosciutto pizza, chicken chopped salad and garlic bread. We will be back for full menu!!

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viplkh80
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food at Spartina was outstanding! It would get five stars if not for a few issues. Our reservation was for 5 ppl, but the table was a 4 top and we were forced to shove 3 people to one side of a small table. My husband ate on the corner and was uncomfortable. We didn't have a server for quite some time after we sat, they seem understaffed. The meal was delayed - about 30 - 40 minutes between courses. Our server was very apologetic for the delay, but I know there wasn't much she could do. Food was very tasty regardless.

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vipLanceW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant always goes above and beyond.
Love Spatina!

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AnnieP
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, food and service! Absolutely loved it and will be returning.

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 943 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.