Heralded as a “meat speakeasy” by Food & Wine Magazine, and one of the best restaurant openings of 2013 by Angeleno Magazine, Bon Appetit and LA Weekly, chi SPACCA is Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and Nancy Silverton’s newest addition to the corner of Melrose and Highland.

Nestled between Mozza2Go and Osteria Mozza, chi SPACCA– Italian for “he who cleaves”– has come to represent the quintessential new Italian dining experience.

chi SPACCA was borne of the wildly-popular family-style salumi night dinners hosted weekly at Scuola di Pizza, the previous occupant of the chi SPACCA space.

Enchanted by the artistry of Italian salumi culture, we built the first “dry cure” program in LA so that we could experiment and perfect Italian charcuterie techniques in house. Open daily for dinner, chi SPACCA is an “ode to meat, beautiful meat.

The intimate dining room has a warm glow, with candlelit tables surrounded by walls lined with wine. It’s a vegetarian’s delight and a meat-eater’s heaven.  

chi SPACCA has been decorated as one of the country’s best new restaurants by GQ, Esquire, Bon Appetit, and Time Out LA as well as one of Los Angeles Magazine’s 75 “best restaurants” in LA.

Sustainability

Committed to the triple bottom line—people, planet and profit—our management team works with Director of Environmental Health, Elizabeth Meltz, to make our restaurant as environmentally conscious as possible. From water to waste, disposables to chemicals, locally sourced food to the materials we use to outfit our space, sustainability is always at the forefront of our minds. We are constantly trying to reduce our impact on the environment by taking action on operational efficiency, ingredients and carbon offsets. Initiatives include:

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the team

Mario Batali

With restaurants worldwide and a host of television shows, including ABC’s “The Chew,” Mario Batali is one of the most recognized and respected chefs working today. Mario is also the New…

Joe Bastianich

Restaurateur Joe Bastianich, alongside partners Lidia Bastianich and Mario Batali, owns thirty successful restaurants worldwide including New York City-based Babbo and Del Posto and Carnevino in Las Vegas. In 2010,…

Nancy Silverton

With partners Mario Batali & Joe Bastianich, Nancy Silverton is the co-owner of Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles, Newport Beach, and Singapore, as well as Mozza2Go and chi SPACCA…

Ryan Denicola

Born and raised in Southern California, Ryan DeNicola was taught the importance of quality ingredients at an early age. At the age of eight, Ryan helped his grandmother and father in the…

Rick Martinez

General Manager