Osteria Mozza

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6602 Melrose Ave (at Highland Ave)
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 297-0100
Italian
4
9.30
Hours
Mon–Fri: 5:30 PM–11:00 PM Sat: 5:00 PM–11:00 PM Sun: 5:00 PM–10:00 PM

Renowned baker and chef Nancy Silverton teamed with Italian culinary moguls Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich to open Osteria Mozza, a Los Angeles hot spot where the famous clientele pales in comparison to the innovative, creative fare. The pizzeria, attached to the main restaurant, offers a variety of Italian specialties, from antipasti to bruschetta, but the Neapolitan pizzas steal the show.

Their list of 21 pies ranges from $11 for a simple aglio e olio, a classic cheese pizza, to $23 for a more unique pie with squash blossoms, tomato, and burrata — a delicious and simple pizza that transports through the quality and nuance of its ingredients. So it’s no surprise that Batali and Bastianich have taken a stab at duplicating the success of this model pizzeria, opening in Newport Beach and Singapore (though their San Diego outpost didn’t work out). No matter where you eat this pizza or what you order, you’re going to get a beautifully executed, superior puffy cornicione and excellent ingredients.

Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015

 

 

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If you're lactose intolerant, fuhgeddaboutit! Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali's high-end eatery serves over 15 kinds of mozzarella. Want casual? Check out the pizzeria next door, open 'til midnight.
People
Tue, 08/24/2010 - 08:45
Bravo
Nancy Silverton & Mario Batali know how to make a good panini. -Kathy Griffin, Life On The D-List
Bravo
Thu, 11/18/2010 - 09:00
Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!
LA Weekly
Wed, 12/29/2010 - 14:30
Mazda
Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich meld their prodigious talents to bring Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza to the heart of Los Angeles.
Mazda
Mon, 12/06/2010 - 12:45
Osteria Mozza, a sleek, bustling restaurant in the same building as Pizzeria Mozza, is pretty extraordinary now, but what is even more exciting is the restaurant it will evolve into in several years!
LA Weekly
Tue, 10/04/2011 - 14:15
Don't miss the bufala mozzarella draped with spectacular anchovy with Meyer lemon and an herb salad. Nancy Silverton makes a great a caprese with bufala, cherry tomatoes and basil.
Los Angeles Times
Wed, 06/26/2013 - 12:00
Mario Batali teams up with master baker, Nancy Silverton, to create unforgettable Italian dishes at Osteria Mozza.
Food Network
Tue, 01/18/2011 - 08:45
Featured in LA Weekly's "L.A.'s Best Cocktails: Our 55 favorites and where to find them." (Click 'More Info')
LA Weekly
Wed, 03/23/2011 - 13:00
Start with the mozzarella bar. Try the Burrata with Bacon and Stracchino. Smoked perfection.
Joe Bastianich
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 10:15
Prepare for your Roman Feast! Youll need to confess to the Pope himself after the sinful delights of this restaurant.
Showtime Network
Fri, 04/01/2011 - 13:30
heaven on earth. The pizzas, the cheese, amazing!
@JaumePrimero
Sat, 10/22/2011 - 02:15
Despite more refined food than its pizzeria sister-restaurant, this venue is more boisterous -loud guests & louder music- classic Mario Batali. Try the mozzarella tasting plate at the mozzarella bar!
Epicurious
Mon, 08/23/2010 - 09:15
walk in and sit at the counter
Lisa
Sat, 08/29/2009 - 20:45
Many people don't even know that a private room exists off the restaurant's pizzeria doorway. It shares a wall with the main restaurant's dining room. Ask do a complete tasting of mozzarella dishes.
The Hollywood Reporter
Fri, 09/16/2011 - 11:15
Expensive. Cute bar. Good food. Great atmosphere.
Amanda
Thu, 06/05/2014 - 02:15
Bring your dad to pay for the bill :) Grilled octopus was amazing.
Danielle
Tue, 07/19/2011 - 10:45
Easily my favorite restaurant in LA
Oren
Fri, 08/06/2010 - 09:00
Burrata and Speck, Grilled Octopus
Adam
Wed, 07/21/2010 - 21:45
Try the octopus; I normally don't like octopus due to the texture, but theirs is so soft and lemony.
ADELE
Mon, 06/21/2010 - 21:15
One of LA's best Italians. Try Mozarrella sampler to start, a stuffed pasta for primi and outstanding beef tagliotti for segundi. If you only order a primi, beware that portions are small. Good wines.
Derek
Sat, 03/23/2013 - 23:00
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