chi SPACCA

4.8
626 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary Italian
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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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Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was expecting more. Service questionable. Thank you

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We waited almost an hour for a Focaccia. The first one burned and they had to do another one.
It was until I told the waiter about the time passed that the manager came with some olives to say sorry.
The veal didn’t worth the visit.
Over rated !!!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They gave us a glass of champagne for Father’s Day.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb. The steak was the best I ever tasted but their focaccia was unexpectedly delicious too. The service was just well balanced!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Graduation dinner

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Firstly, its worth nothing their Burrata is not fresh, it's like the kind you buy from a supermarket - so best avoid. I ordered the short ribs and the lamb sausage as well. The latter was fairly normal whilst the short ribs were too chewy and not great. I left disappointed and won't be back.

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MD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Aside from the great food, the friendly staff and great service is another to enjoy your experience at chi spacca.

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JS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat this focaccia in my dreams! Everything’s delicious from starters to dessert. Service is outstanding. It’s our special occasion go-to. Plan on leaving very full and very happy.

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d
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Third time here. Previous visits have been excellent and very enjoyable. Disappointing this time. Under-staffed, so service was spotty, bordering on indifferent. Salumi was very good, but cooking, was ok but underwhelming (particularly the sides), pacing of dishes was poorly timed, trickling out, e.g., sides before mains -- certainly not family-style -- and which, by the way, one order barely made it around a table of six. Would have happily ordered two if advised, although the sides have the least value. And if we want to get picky, it is my understanding that contorni come after the secondi, not before. Really here for the bistecca and while previously outstanding, this time it, and the lamb, while tasty, both were a bit gristley. And finally, while the desserts were good, the order was wrong. Nothing terrible, just not up to the previous high standard and really expected much more from this top-tier restaurant. And for what it's worth, I have never written an online review -- since you don't know if I know anything about food or dining out, so really, you really can't place much value here -- however, I felt compelled to this time.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely unbelievable. The octopus and focaccia are not to be missed.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wew have been trying to get a reservation for months, so glad we scored this time. Good waiter EXCELLENT food. Perfect charcuterie and Florentine Steak. This is when an expensive meal is worth every penny. Can't wait to come back.
small critique- I was looking forward to the veal tongue and you did not have it on the menu. NEXT TIME

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m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. Overall descent service. Staff didn't seem to welcoming but it didn't deter there service level. For a $500/dinner you'd expect a bit more.

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We spent a lot of time to wait for dinner. It has to be improved.

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AL
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Chef Ryan and staff for another great meal at Chi Spacca. Definitely one of the best places in LA for food/wine. Lamb sausage and pepper steak on point!

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Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This was a disappointing experience! My husband and I took my brother here for his birthday and I was so looking forward to trying the bone marrow pie however it was removed and replaced with a $50 chicken pot pie....who is willing to pay for a $50 chicken pot pie?? Well so we ordered the charcuterie board which was good but the focaccia di recco was not as good as I expected. The tomahawk pork chop, baby carrots and asparagus were also pretty disappointing and salty and the portion is kind of small to serve 4-6 people. The service was meh and TBH overall experience is okay...

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique, delicious, fun with fantastic staff. Everything we ate - gem salad, cheesy focaccia bread, salad primavera, cauliflower, broccoli, lamb, pepper steak and the chicken (REALLY amazing) was just delicious. Our table of 6 loved every bite. Pricey, yes, but so unique and delicious. What more can you say?

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PN
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very attentive. The food was seasoned perfectly and the serving size large; need to bring everyone on the family to help us...

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love This place !!!!

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J
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most amazing food! The bistecca Fiorentina, and focaccia are a must to try! They are always consistent and delicious! The service was impeccable! My favorite place in California.

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible restaurant, one of the best in Los Angeles if not the best

The chef is a genius, having the fish, salad, and meat all done creatively with such an amazing combination of flavors.

The branzino was cooked perfectly with just the right seasoning. The tomahawk overwhelmingly the best thing on the menu. The little gem was securely exquisite.

Service was attentive and a perfect low-key ambience. My only criticism would be perhaps lowering the music a little bit, it was hard to hear our Guests talk.

The chef should be commended for this excellent performance

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Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants that I've been to here in LA. I came for my birthday this past Tuesday after being recommended by a client.

All of the dishes were delicious from beginning to end. The service was top notch, and it was fun watching the staff cook in front the counter.

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j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The meat was VERY Fatty. It is very expensive and for that price I would go else where!!! I would not go back...

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MD
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and service. Awesome meats and sides. We went fish and lamb this time. The fish was great, as were the sides and salad.

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GN
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very casual dining but all the food we ordered were amazingly flavorful. The sauces used were so delicious. Desserts were so so. They were too sweet for me. But the short ribs and the roasted duck were worth it. I left the restaurant craving for more. I would definitely come back and bring my friends.

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Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never had a bad experience at chi SPACCA, one of our favorite restaurants!!!

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m
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had to wait a half hour for table, should have told diners at table to move on after two and a half hours!

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SY
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Casual dining but top notch food. A week later I am still thinking about some of the dishes we had (warm dates!). Simple, but absolutely delicious Nancy cuisine. Loved it. Nice to go with a group as many of the dishes are meant to be shared among 5-6.

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Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meat! Charcuterie (interesting and delicious), bread and burrata (wonderful), caesar salad (rich, intense and heavy on the dressing), Moorish Lamb (great!), and of course the famous Butterscotch Budino. Waiter (Bobby) was terrific and fun; they mistakenly lost some of the charcuterie we had saved to go, and it was replaced along with a glass of prosecco! Great service!

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s
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always magnificent.

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J
London
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Food was bang on!!

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JV
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

To be honest, the venue is looking a little dated and tired.
The produce is cleverly cross referenced between the adjoining venues.
Our pork tomahawk took too long and the accompanying sides came out before the pork.
The staff did however make the dessert complimentary.
In all, a great concept which is lacking a little luster.
The pizza next door is the best I've ever had !!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To keep it short and sweet... it was OUSTANDING
SO INCREDIBLE

It tastes and feels like you’re at home. I cannot wait for my next visit

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Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, amazing, amazing. We started with the bread, a must, shared the little gem salad, plenty for 4 and very delicious, then a must every time we go, the grilled octopus. We shared bronzino, duck, and broccoli. My taste buds still haven't recovered... one dish was better than the next. Great food and great service, one of my favorite restaurants!

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S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

An experience worth repeating. The Cesar salad was the best I have ever had.

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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Expensive, but food is ok...

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Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food!

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MS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here at least 5 times and always perfect!! I ❤️ sitting at the counter cause you get to not only see the chefs in action but talk to them as well!! Can’t say enough about this place!! Small cute and can be romantic...I always go for work.

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C
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I love this restaurant. It's very close to Italian restaurants I've visited in Italy in every way. That being said, there was a bit of a difference between a Thursday visit and a Monday visit. Thursday was OUTSTANDING, one if those magical restaurant nights where everything was delicious, ambiance perfect, service smooth. Monday, however, all of our dishes were too salty, from the focaccia to the asparagus, music was too loud for a room of that size, too many people interacted with us (like 5, it was like, And who are You?) which diminished continuity. I'll still return, but i want my Thursday back.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Servizio freddo, cibo veramente pessimo! Non ci rimetterò poi piede sicuramente, delusione per un ristorante di Bastianich

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every visit to chi SPACCA is a special occasion. This has been my favorite restaurant on earth for years, and remains so. The kitchen staff, front of house, and management are all masters of what they do. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.

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