southern italian inspired cuisine for the people of venice, california.

ospi is short for ospitante - meaning “host” in Italian. the sophomore restaurant of Jackson & melissa Kalb, ospi is an elevated celebration of a classic Brooklyn red sauce joint with a counterculture twist, influenced by venice, CA. part modern Italian, part classic Italian, ospi is our version of a casual lunch trattoria, familial dinner restaurant, and recovery brunch spot on the weekends.