About

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.

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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.

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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

Joe Bastianich is one of America’s preeminent restaurateurs and TV personalities; he is also a New York Times bestselling author and triathlete. A renown authority on Italian wine, in 2005, he ...

Nancy Silverton

Dubbed “a cool girl, if not quite a tough girl” by the New York Times, James Beard Outstanding Chef Nancy Silverton is the force behind the most beloved restaurants and bakeries ...

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

 

Always hiring

and excited to add new talent to our team.

For a list of available positions, click here to see our job board. Whether or not we have an appropriate position listed, submit your resume and cover letter and we’ll review your information promptly.

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