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Chi Spacca

6610 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-297-1133
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Photo: Anne Fishbein

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  • $$$
  • Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Reservations Required
It's easy to overload on meat at Chi Spacca on Melrose; in fact, it's practically a foregone conclusion once you've taken your seat. You must start with a charcuterie plate, which presents tangy, vibrant goat salami but also lush "pork butter" in a jar topped with the most delicious cap of pure silken pork fat. You'll be advised to scrape it off, and your doctor surely would concur, but your soul will thank you for spreading a bit on some bread when no one's looking. Nor will you be disappointed if you opt to go the fish route, and, in fact, you may leave feeling a little less leaden than the rest of us. Chef Chad Colby's talent with an open flame extends to his whole branzino, as well as the amberjack spiedino, large hunks of buttery fish on a metal skewer, showered with herbs, separated by rolled-up zucchini and topped with a grilled lemon. — Besha Rodell

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