chi SPACCA

4.7
653 reviews
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Contemporary Italian
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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.
What 653 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken is to die for!! Every time I eat here I leave feeling like the meal was really memorable.

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

I cannot say enough about this intimate restaurant but I will keep it short. Wonderful spot, magnificent food with great ambiance. I have been several times and plan on returning until I have tried everything on the menu.

IK
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Third time here over the years and with the long wait time for reservation and price of food, we felt a bit disappointed this time. The cheese bread was too dark and too oily, the charcuterie plate was just ok, the Tomahawk was more fat than meat, although the seasoning still delicious. Nothing was a standout like in times prior. And these are their notable items. Too bad everything hows down hill.

S
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It’s good. But nothing special—especially when you consider price. Much better places to get a steak. Nothing innovative here.

GO
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best in LA! We can eat here every week. My favorite is the foccacia bread

chi SPACCA
Responded 5 days ago

The Focaccia di Recco is the stuff that dreams are made of. Glad to hear that you like it as much as we do!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was terrific as always. Interesting trade off between sitting at the counter and getting to watch the chefs and also having a lot of heat.

TT
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food great , just a small cool space. Loved the open kitchen. Waiter made our meal even better. Focaccia was out of this world!! Worth coming for it alone

chi SPACCA
Responded on August 14, 2019

Glad you had a great time. We hope to see you again soon!

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J
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food and service was mediocre. 2 beers to select from, no cocktails. Wait staff was not attentive. Go to Bestia instead.

chi SPACCA
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thanks for the feedback. I'm sorry to hear that you did not feel attended to by our wait staff. We strive to make Chi Spacca a warm and friendly place for all of our guests. Unfortunately our license does not allow us to serve spirits at, but many of our guests go next door to Osteria Mozza before or after their meal for a cocktail. I will share your feedback about our beer selection with our Beverage Director. Please reach out directly if you'd like to discuss your experience further.

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

It was the featured restaurant as a platinum Amex card member. Unfortunately, Amex can only book us counter seats and not a table reservation.

Counter seating is not ideal if your on a date. Both you and your date will end up smelling like food by end of the night. The smoke from the grill, oven, etc.
But, if that’s your thing, go right ahead.

The food serving is family style! Huge, shareable!
Nothing stood out for us. Everything was drenched in olive oil!!!!! Overpowering we thought! And everything was SALTY!

The entrance to the actual restaurant was a little ghetto... small door inside the “mozza to go” door.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Staff was very accommodating and made great recommendations.

CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

UNBELIEVABLE!!!! One of the best meals we have ever had. Thank you!!!

SH
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is amazing if you’re a caveman, which works perfectly for me. Steaks the size of Buicks, with a Ferrari price tag, perfectly prepared. The maitre d’ is more than a little chilly, and seems to enjoy telling why you can’t do what you’d like to do. But the wait staff and chefs are terrific.

LP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food! Great place for a special occasion, especially for carnivores.

SR
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there on our anniversary and brought along with us our 7-month old daughter. They accommodated us.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Octopus was amazing, as well as their house bread, but the cream corn have more flavor than the short rib.
Will go back, but staying away from the short rib.

S
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous

MJ
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sides and desserts were as good as the entrees!

RH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was prepared perfectly. The meat was fork tender, the creamed corn was sweet, and the focaccia was rich and flaky. The server helped us pick a delicious wine that paired perfectly with the food. It was a memorable evening.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!!

JC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The entire course we had was great, the only downside is the porcini rubbed short ribs. It seems out of place in the menu and the meat is tough. There is barely any fragrance of porcini despite it is the main ingredient mentioned on the menu. Perhaps I should have asked before I ordered the entree, that short ribs is not ideal to be chargrilled without softening the tough sinews first. It was a jaw dropping contrast to the magnificent octopus dish. Besides the entree, we have enjoyed every other items that we had.

k
Birmingham
42 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE THIS PLACE! My favorite GO TO steak house. Nice and cozy and oh so delicious. Everything is prepared to perfection. Must have include Tomahawk Porkchop, moorish lamb shoulder, little gems salad and their signature Focaccia di Recco. Mmmmmm,,,wish I was there now!

CC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, we had a great time and will be back! Great place to be for special occasion.

HD
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, delicious food, a wonderful dining experience

OT
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming here for years & it never disappoints. The new menus items were all incredible. Only problem is deciding on what to get. It’s all super good the in house charcuterie is exceptional & the bisteca florintina is better than any I ever had in Florence

SC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles! Sit at the counter and feel like you're apart of the family!

E
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was expecting more. Service questionable. Thank you

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
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 !!!

OT
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.

C
New York Area
8 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!

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot

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

Graduation dinner

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A
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

AA
Los Angeles
3 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

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.

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.

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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