chi SPACCA

4.7
565 reviews
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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.
What 565 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was exceptional with her recommendations.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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WS
Detroit
125 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
66 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Staff was great.

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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 6, 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 February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience.

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MA
1 review
Dined on January 31, 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 28, 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 27, 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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Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 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 21, 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 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE LOVE LOVE

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a
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 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 15, 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 14, 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 14, 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 13, 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 12, 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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a
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

service needs to improve. just because a table sits late doesn't mean the servers can rush them out and not be respectful. i have dined at chi spacca many times. since when do servers tell patrons whcih dishes take over 30 minutes to prepare which would consist of about 70% of anything on the entree menu unless they wanted to rush a table which sat late and closer to closing time. very uncomfortable and very bad service. a patron when paying a lot of money to fine dine should not have to consistently ask for more water and wine. horrible service!

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SB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Focaccia which is not how we think of focaccia as as Nancy silverton said on chef’s table, ‘you made an Italian quesadilla. Just order it. The beef and marrow pie was a masterpiece. The duck and 5 Chinese spices was a pleasant surprise and that forbidden rice was a wave of culinary excellence that delighted. The Panna cotta type hazelnut dessert was a bomb. The edges burnt crisp, burnt hazelnuts, mouth feel like pablum and although the honey sorbet was delish it so was not right with this dish. Get rid of that dish. I wanted the butterscotch boudino which I later heard was the bomb. And the wait staff was annoyed that I mentioned the quesadilla thing (how about you research the owner and giggle with us about it as Nancy so quaintly did on Netflix) and acted as though we were idiots that this was family style. One Pretentious waiter can ruin the ambiance and she was trying her damndest but the other staff were lovely.

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w
Montreal
255 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The octopus was insane. The chicken was outstanding. We truly enjoyed everything. Can't wait to go back.

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A
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best steaks in Los Angeles. High price, high quality.

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AM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Perhaps the best steak I’ve ever eaten. Food was phenomenal. Restaurant is on the pricey side but worth it.

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SE
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Thank you, Nancy Silverton, for a perfect evening. Having watched your episode on Chef's Table, we were excited for the opportunity to experience. Our server, Chelsea, was magnificent, paying particular attention at all times. My only slight downgrade with the service involved the presentation of our main entrees - my entree was placed on the table but my wife's entree was 3 to 5 minutes later. With the manner in which they perfectly handled every other course (using runners instead of the server), having to wait for my wife's entree was a little disappointing. We assume there may have been a last-minute issue caught by the expeditor. Regardless, we look forward to the experience again, next time reserving seats at the chef's counter in front of the open kitchen.

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DW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

not only was the food very very sub par, but the service was terrible.... almost three hours for dinner was so unacceptable. such a dissapointment..........

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CW
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It's obviously a "good" restaurant. But they cook the meat very rare and if that's not your thing, you're told they're going to do it their way, and if you don't like it, you can send it back for more cooking. Which means they put it on you to have to be difficult to get what you want. We spent $700 and I barely touched the main courses, just brought them home and finished cooking them to my taste there. I would never have taken the time to explain this if OpenTable hadn't asked. Like I said: good restaurant, but be forewarned if you don't like rare meat.

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BZ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flawless experience!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food as usual. Like this place very much.

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LR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints, always feels like a special experience. Bring a group that wants to eat.

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OO
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I took my brother here for his birthday dinner and to be honest was kind of disappointed. Our whole point was to get some really good steak and they had a 50 ounce porterhouse on the menu for $225 however I would have to say that out of all the high-end steakhouses we’ve been to and we been to all pretty much the best ones we were recently at Peter Lugar in New York City and we’ve been to the Cut in Beverly Hills and Mastro‘s and several others and the steak at all of those were easily better than Chi Spacca. Their wine list was really nice and they have a lot of really great Italian wines. The service overall was very good. For the steak, appetizer, salad and side dishes alone not including the wine the bill was about $350. So really for a place that focuses on meat and in my opinion the steak really not being that great I was very disappointed.

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RG
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I have to say I was disappointed in this restaurant. My wife and I love the Osteria chi Spacca fell short. Service was not very attentive. Two of our four items were not great including a very tough lamb shoulder and an extremely expensive prawn dish. Overall not up to the standards we were expecting.

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