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Ospi, Venice, CA

Ospi

4.7
4.7
801 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Ospi is the sophomore restaurant of Jackson & Melissa Kalb, focused on Southern Italian cooking and way of life. The name derives from ospitante (“host” in Italian), with the expectation that guests will feel as comfortable at Ospi as they would at a friend’s dinner party. There will be plenty of house-made pastas as well as an expanded offering of pizzas. The beverage program crafted by Kalb features mostly Californian and Southern Italian wines and a full bar with a special negroni section. At Ospi, the pizza is inspired by the techniques of Antico Forno Roscioli which Jackson and Melissa frequented while visiting Rome. Focusing on Romana Tonda-style crusts that are cracker-thin, he is adapting a recipe that he feels will resonate with the LA diner. Jackson feels it extremely important to not take food too seriously. Come take a trip to Southern Italy and be a guest in our home.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 76 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (424) 443-5007

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jackson Kalb

  • Catering

    Ospi is now catering your favorite Italian food. We offer both an a la carte menu as well as a packaged event menu to simplify your next party. Please follow the link and fill out the form online and our catering specialist will contact you shortly. (https://www.ospivenice.com/catering-orders/)

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private dining room available above our bar. The room features a large natural oak table to seat up to 16, a private TV and sound system hook up, fresh flowers, and of course great food and service! Please follow the link and fill out the form so that our reservationist can book your party. (https://www.ospivenice.com/private-dining/)

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Cross street

    North Venice Blvd and Pacific Ave

  • Parking details

    Parking structure across the street from the restaurant. There is also a parking lot on the corner of Pacific Ave and North Venice Blvd. Please see the attendant for more details.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 801 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was great fun!
  2. E

    Exploradora

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place to go with a group of friends to share several plates. Gets pretty loud, so be prepared. Food was delicious, albeit a bit pricey for pizza, pasta and salad, but I would definitely go again.
  3. DH

    DanielH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One word "Amazing" simply amazing food. Could not ask for a more tender in crispy and just delicious chicken parm I've ever had in my life. I've worked in an Italian restaurant for 12 years of my life. We never made food that good lol
  4. SO

    SueO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was pretty delicious and the setting was great, however when I made the reservation it asked if there was a special occasion, I noted that it was for a birthday, thinking this would cue the server to at least ask if we wanted something for birthday dessert and not only did our server not check on our food at all but after we had ordered a second round of drinks and were done eating she just brought the check over without even asking if we wanted dessert.
  5. EC

    EricC

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at the bar and our waiter / bartender Steven was incredible. Amazing food and exceptional service.
  6. AL

    AudreyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was highly recommended and did not disappoint!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive staff, great food. The beef cheek pasta and desserts were amazing.
  8. WB

    WB123

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every dish. Wonderful waitstaff and great ambience. Can't wait to go back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. We loved our waitress, Raevyn I believe, and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The wait staff were great!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waitress Madeline was great. Best service and food
  12. R

    Rish

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here and first time for dinner. It was delicious and innovative. The Vodka pizza had some heat. Jessica, our server recommended the Kale salad and it was a smash. The peach dessert - a sort of deconstructed cobbler could have been nice to be served warm, but we still enjoyed it. Peaches, cream and crumble.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic venue in the heart of Venice Beach. The food was delicious I would recommend the pesto chicken sandwich.
  14. MM

    MelissaM

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for brunch - drinks and food were delicious. My friend had the buttery hash brown it was incredible and I had the trendy grain bowl and added a poached egg (it’s 1 even though it’s plural on the menu), that was really tasty as well and the egg was perfectly poached. Great service, and really loved the restaurant’s aesthetics.
  15. P

    Paulina

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and ambiance was incredible! Easily one of my new favorite restaurants now. Will definitely be back in the future for date nights, friends’ get-together, and special occasions.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a family dinner suggestion by my son. The 4 of us enjoyed every single meal and appetizers we got. The honey chili pizza was Decadent, every single dressing and sauce of many different meals we got was delicious. The service was great. We definitely will come back again. Thank you for a great experience.
  17. HE

    HeidiE

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious. All the Antipasti are incredible. Great atmosphere and the staff always friendly.
  18. RB

    RebeccaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The dishes we sampled were very flavorful. Service was wonderful. We sat outside and unfortunately it was very noisy from the street and cares and there were many flies.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food. Wish we could’ve tried more different types of food.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fantastic! Loved the Kale Salad, pizzas are super thin and delicious. Pasta delish. Food was the hero — the room is really really really loud - go for a table outside or in the far back dining room.
  21. z

    zacharyc

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food has been very consistent. This is very important. The chicken parm was incredible. Service was outstanding.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Solid food, a bit on the greasier side, but tasty
  23. AP

    AmitP

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent. A little pricey but where in LA isn’t? Will definitely be back. P.S. order the spaghetti.
  24. SN

    ShadiN

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Outside of accidentally being pepper sprayed, we had a lovely time and would be back. Excellent food and even better service.
  25. B

    Beeee

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The inside tables are so noise that you really can’t hear what people are say at your own table. We were left for 20 mins after sitting down and we had to ask for a server. They didn’t even offer us drinks
  26. R

    Richard

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Would not recommend. Food ranged from unremarkable to terrible.
  27. TG

    TruffleGirl7

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ospi is always a pleasure to go to between the amazing food and wonderful staff! I love this neighborhood gem!
  28. ZD

    ZackD

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We dined for my girl friends birthday with some family. Sophia provided us with great service and was very friendly and accommodating the entire evening. The food was solid. Overall great experience and would go back! Thank you again to Sophia for the kind service!
  29. SD

    SusanD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Outside seating at this Venice location has many challenges. We were uncomfortable so many people smoking close to the dining patio. There were also many flies throughout our meal. Again, part of eating outdoors, but, annoying.
  30. s

    stevej

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was great. Parking near impossible ($20 lot across the street). Very loud.
  31. CB

    CharlesB

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The Kitchen was totally out of sync with the server and our food courses. Very frustrating, because the food is so good. Highly inexperienced servers ( they’re all young kids, eventually they’ll be fine) serving great food that comes out of order, with my wife’s main course coming out 20 minutes after mine.
  32. SB

    SBSs

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food was delicious, and the staff was so friendly and nice! perfect date spot.
  33. HC

    HilaryC

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my husband here for an impromptu date night and it did NOT disappoint. We sat in the back which was a little quiet at first (it was early) but was lively by the end of our meal. I was so happy to see Lambrusco by the glass! Our server Kenneth recommended the perfect amount of food and we loved his menu suggestions. The service was quick, professional and friendly and everything was delicious. We will absolutely be back to make this our regular date night spot!
  34. GP

    GayleP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ospi is the cutest Italian joint that can be casual but also for a more formal date. The food is spectacular and the staff is super attentive. Loved it so much! Might add this to our go to for Italian food!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Kale salad and cauliflower amazing! But tables super small and sharing was kind of a clown car act. I preferred appys to mains but they were good too.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The service was great. And the ambiance was perfect. Jessica was very helpful when it came to picking items from the menu.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Food, Fast and Amicable Service.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Amazingg food but they sat us 30 minutes late
  39. HL

    HollyL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent hip Italian fare. Short and sweet wine list, small focused menu. Delicious pastas and pizzas- salads with a twist. Special curated cocktails, and vibrant, attentive service. Perfect place for a small celebration, or a date at the bar.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yo….Words don’t even do this place justice. Incredible.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ospi using the Order Online button. Ospi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (424) 443-5007.

Ospi is rated 4.7 stars by 801 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 76 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Ospi

2025 Pacific Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North Venice Blvd and Pacific Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking structure across the street from the restaurant. There is also a parking lot on the corner of Pacific Ave and North Venice Blvd. Please see the attendant for more details.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jackson Kalb

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (424) 443-5007

  • Catering

    Ospi is now catering your favorite Italian food. We offer both an a la carte menu as well as a packaged event menu to simplify your next party. Please follow the link and fill out the form online and our catering specialist will contact you shortly. (https://www.ospivenice.com/catering-orders/)

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private dining room available above our bar. The room features a large natural oak table to seat up to 16, a private TV and sound system hook up, fresh flowers, and of course great food and service! Please follow the link and fill out the form so that our reservationist can book your party. (https://www.ospivenice.com/private-dining/)

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