You’d expect a restaurant whose name translates as “he who cleaves” to go heavy on the meat dishes, and that’s the case at this hyped marvel on Melrose Avenue. Head here for an unrivalled platter of cured meats in the charcuterie section. Return visits would reward going through the whole menu; first-timers should pick out the dry-aged liberty duck with balsamic glaze and forbidden rice or the Carabinero prawns with lemon, olive oil and parsley, or anything off the salumeria list. Vegetarians won't be disappointed either. Helmed by the dream team of Joe Bastianich, Nancy Silverton and Ryan DeNicola, Chi Spacca is an essential destination when in LA.