CHI SPACCA - Anyone been lately?


#41

Should be easy if you stick to the low end of the wine list. The more-than-enough-food meal I had in March was under $60 a head before drinks, tax, and tip.


#42

Thanks for the feedback folks.


#43

Definitely - just had dinner this for 4 with quite a few glasses of wine/prosecco and beer, 2 apps, 3 entrees, two veg, two desserts for $450 pre-t/t


#44

Including drinks? I am not sure I’ve ever spent more than $100/head on just food and I have eaten there probably 20 times…

The exception to this could be if you go solo and order huge items anyway though.


#45

I spent a lot when I went solo, but that was kind of a crazy idea and I could only eat half of what I ordered.


#46

Chi Spacca hosting a $200 4-course pizza dinner with Franco Pepe

Who’s going??


#47

I’m pretty ignorant, so any idea what is in this dinner that makes it $200 for pizza? Wine included I guess. The menu didn’t load on my iphone.

On my last visit to Chi Spacca we got lots of meat, so this dinner seems more appropriate for Pizzeria Mozza.


#48

Yeah, it seems nonsensical to me. I have a hard time imagining what pizza would be worth $200 for four courses of it. Even if it’s 4 personal pizzas, that just makes it worse, as that’s far too much food to reasonably eat.

Feels like Chi Spacca has become an LA cliche of a place where people with lots of money just pay to feel like part of the in-crowd. My guess is that most people going will think it’s amazing because it’s pizza that costs $200, so the high-price is sort of self-justifying lol

That’s the reason it’s in Chi Spacca as the space attracts a wealthier subset than Pizzeria Mozza. If it was anything other than that, you are correct, it would make far more sense to have the event under the Pizzeria Mozza name.


#49

What a profoundly messed-up web site. The menu of what you get after the selection of pizzas appears only in hidden tags. I’m not sure I split these correctly into separate dishes.

1st course
Pairing: Occhipinti Bianco 2015
Arancini Siciliani
Focaccia Messinese
Marinated Sardines
Meyer Lemon Octopus Carpaccio
Castelvetrano and Blood Orange

2nd course
Pairing: Hauner Hiera 2014
Involtini di Melanzane Eggplant
Lumaconi Pasta, Spicy Pomodoro, Ricotta, Scamorza

3rd course
Pairing: COS Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2013
Grilled Mackerel
Orange, Fennel, Pine Nuts, Grilled Chicory

4th course
Pairing: Donnafugata Passito di Pantelleria Ben Rye 2012
Cannoli with Babbo Ricotta
Sfingi al Cioccolato
Citrus Granita


#50

I don’t see pizza.


#51

FOUR-COURSE PIZZA DINNER
Sunday, February 12th at 7PM
$200/person including wine pairing, tax and gratuity
Enjoy a selection of pizzas followed by a menu designed in collaboration between Nancy and Franco.

If you subtract the service charge and tip, it’s more like $150.


#52

that means Margherita pizza time!


#53

This comment is a reply to Sgee re: a meatless, low fat diet…Margherita Pizza!


#54

I’m not sure how you found that, but I echo Bookwich…I don’t even see pizza here. Why is it called a 4-course PIZZA dinner? haha

At least it sounds like a lot of food I guess.


#55

The description you can see on the web site says “Enjoy a selection of pizzas followed by a menu designed in collaboration between Nancy and Franco.”

The four-course menu that’s in some invisible code on that web page doesn’t mention the pizzas.


#56

Weird. If you could purchase access to just the secret pizza tasting for like $50 it would be much more appealing.


#57

Maybe he and Nancy thought it would be more fun.

I believe when he visited A16 he just took over the pizza oven and otherwise it was the regular menu. My friends who went raved about it.


#58

That sure would’ve been cool to do at Pizzeria Mozza.


#59

Finally going. Still dope right?


#60

I predict massive disappointment with most of your meal, actually. This is based on how much you disliked Sotto’s pork chop as a dining experience. Also, I personally, never felt it was the same since Colby left. It seems way more integrated into the Mozza empire now shrugs

Hopefully the focaccia di recco is still alright though.