chi SPACCA

4.7
579 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary Italian
We require a credit card to secure a reservation. Your card will not be charged; however, in the event of a no-show or cancellation less than 24 hours prior to the reservation, your card will be charged a fee of $40 per guest.

We look forward to seeing you at SPACCA!

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
9.2

Chi Spacca in Hollywood is one of our favorite places to get excessive in LA. This involves a lot of meat.

Ratings 9.0-9.8:If the 8.5-9.0s are the restaurants you’ll frequent for more than just special occasions, the 9.0-9.8s are the all time great restaurants of their city. Restaurants that will be around 20 years from now, assuming the Earth is still around.
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RT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My steak was mostly raw. You can't order your steak the way you want it. They cook it to one temperature I was told. The thermometer must have been broke because it was ridiculously ultra rare.

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Miami
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Originally made a reservation for Chi Spacca, changed it to dine at Osteria Mozza to welcome my parents from England, welcome one of our chefs from Per Se, as well as celebrate my husbands birthday last night. Probably the worse decision. Luckily booked a last minute reservation after we finished at Osteria Mozza to do a redo dinner. We loved Chi Spacca and so did everyone else! From the moment we walked in we were welcomed with kind faces and smiles! I did make the mistake of reserving a table for 2 when it was for 5, but there wasn’t even any hesitation of the lady at the front making room for us. As soon as we sat, we were helped and the manager who we’ve seen a couple times there was delightful as always! Made simple straight to the point recommendations of a bottle of red wine, and a glass of rosé. I was able to have a few savory items, as well as we ordered all the desserts in a true celebration! I do believe when things are good it’s even more of a reason to say something! So to the ladies of Chi Spacca, thank you very much for ending our evening on a happy note! We genuinely appreciated everything! We will be back soon!

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W
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We have been there many many times and have enjoyed the food and service immensely. This visit was a huge disappointment with the 50 oz porterhouse not cooked enough and simply raw. It was difficult to cut and had no flavor, except being over peppered this time. The lamb sausage was burnt and dry as well and the grilled octopus. Our favorite dish, Focaccia di Recco, was overly oily and Pane Bianco bistecca dripping had pieces of meat that were hard as rocks. The young lady that served us was borderline rude. It was my son's birthday and WAS his favorite restaurant. Unfortunately, the owner Nancy cannot be there all the time to oversee her employees. I am saddened by these events. We will return will caution.

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v
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance, and definitely a must-try place. We sat at the counter and it was a great view of the kitchen and the chefs. Would definitely come back next time with a bigger group to share all the meat main entrees.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for service and menu

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RT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We returned to get the famous Focaccia Bread and their signature bone-in ribeye. Both were a disappointment. The meat is delivered medium rare with a warm center only. Not possible to get it any other way. The Cesar Salad dressing was too tart and the side order of carrots was completely overcooked to the point of dehydration. Bottom line for the amount of money this was not worth it.

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DG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Pork Chop ever. Amazing food in general and great service! Get the flatbread.

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S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Found the entire experience to be over priced and not worth the value. We left disappointed

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AR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every detail was well thought out and the food was absolutely delicious! Grace, our caretaker for the evening, was delightful, informative, and spot on with her recommendations based on our food idiosyncrasies. The price is well worth the experience!

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ST
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I are both lifetime restaurant professionals. We wanted something very special for a birthday dinner, and decided to give Chi Spacca a try since we have had good experiences at Osteria Mozza.

Let me tell you, Chi Spacca was the best restaurant experience either of us have had in years. Our server, Bobby, was terrific and fun without being cloying. Every need we had wasn’t met, it was exceeded.

The Prosciutto and Burrata started us out in world class fashion. The Octopus and Pork Tomahawk were both the best examples of those proteins we’ve ever had.

We had far too much food, but we wouldn’t change it for the world.

A perfect meal. Thank you, Chi Spacca, for taking such great care with your food and service, and making this night such a special one for my wife and me. We will return.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places I have ever eaten.

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h
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is great. Small so takes s while to get reservation or wait for table.
We went at 8:30 pm and they already didn’t have the special meat pie. Disappointing
Service was good. Will b back

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve had in Los Angeles in years. Every course, from the appetizer to main was davine. The bone marrow pot pie was out of this world.

It’s expensive, but at least the portion sizes are huge.

The services is as excellent as the food.

Couldn’t recommend more.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was exceptional with her recommendations.

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JN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service staff. Big portions so price is not too much of an issue. Food was tasty. Would return to try different items.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every aspect of our experience - food, service & ambiance was AMAZING!!!

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WS
Detroit
132 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous meal. Only thing I did not like was having to wait for my guest to arrive and ordering g a glass of wine at the hostess stand. Tacky and awkward.

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R
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for a Valentine’s Day dinner. It’s intimate setting makes talking easy - no need to speak loudly to be heard. The food was plentiful, delicious and beautifully presented. The food is meant for sharing so no need for each diner to order two entrees etc. We will definitely return.

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b
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was off the charts! The toasted pane with the meat drippings is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. I can’t stop thinking about it. Our server was wonderful and we took a budino home with us.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Staff was great.

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time thank you to everyone at Chi SPACCA. The food was amazing. Portion were perfect for out party of five.

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S
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

We waited 45 minutes after ordering for our first course to arrive. Everything was over salted: focaccia, short ribs, salad, and branzino. The noise was deafening, and the price for three people -- $400, including tip -- was too high for such an unenjoyable experience.

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RR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

chi Spacca is one of LA’s finest dining spots. The menu features flavors and unique dishes not found in the kitchens of LA’s trendy internet food darlings. The food is as classic and honest as their vocal and jazz standards playlist. No early 90’s hip hop here. I officially declare this my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. The service, the food, the wine suggestion. I mean, the food was outstanding. We will definitely be back!

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PK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

In LA for business and was looking for a worthy solo meal. When I’m dining by myself I love sitting a the “bar” where the food is cooked so I can see the magic happen and interact with the chefs. chi SPACCA did NOT disappoint. Loved every bit of it.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall the food is good, the only thing bit uncomfortable is the chicken still got blood in the mid.

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PH
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience.

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MA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been here before, and 1/30/19 was my second time. It definitely did not disappoint me again, I will be back soon for the food and place it self worth coming back for.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

My 3rd time and i’m moving my review from 5 to 1 star, Server was rude, food quality went down.

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Miami
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!
Love sitting at the bar!
The food is delicious, the staff is delightful and attentive, and it is a cozy and warm atmosphere. Definitely will be a regular!

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b
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Meilleure focaccia que j’ai jamais mangé

Le poisson et la pieuvre étaient divins

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JM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you enjoy meat you can not miss chi SPACCA. The short ribs were phenomenal. The affettati misti was great and I am glad I tried it, but I will possibly skip next time and try another main. Everything I saw going to the other tables looked amazing as well and I wish my wife and I had room to try more. I need to bring a few more friends and tackle the porterhouse.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE LOVE LOVE

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a
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

service needs to improve to be able to match the incredible food

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CN
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! All of the food is to die for. The only complaint I had is that our pizza type (can't remember the name) came extremely dry compared to normal. really all the outside pieces were dry and only the centerpiece tasted like it normally does or had the amount of cheese/flavor etc. aside from that the rest of our food was amazing!

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ST
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Once again Chi Spacca does not disappoint.
Food is great, the space is wonderful, and no complaints in that regard.
I only wish the waitresses and kitchen staff would be a little bit more friendly, after all you're in a small space with all of them. The common feeling at our table was that they were annoyed to be there while kitchen staff could have used a smile, especially when a curious and humble restauranteur like myself only asked to know what a piece of meat on the grill was. Service is half the experience and the servers should be proud to be in such a great establishment and treat the guest accordingly, regardless of who they might be.
Hopefully management takes this review into consideration.

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k
Birmingham
37 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places for special occasions. Food and service are amazing. Don't forget the Tomahawk Pork Chop, Little Gems salad and of course the Focaccia di Recco

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EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Not sure why they included the whole carcass of the squab on the plate- yes head included. It was remarkably off-putting, and changed the whole vibe of the meal.

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G
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian steakhouse with vegetable and salad choices extensive and delicious. Perfect for both the carnivore and the vegetarian. If you like action sit at the bar; great to watch the chef cook

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