Osteria Mozza

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101 Best Restaurants in America
America's 20 Best Italian Restaurants
6602 Melrose Ave (at Highland Ave)
Los Angeles 90038
(323) 297-0100
Mon–Fri: 5:30 PM–11:00 PM Sat: 5:00 PM–11:00 PM Sun: 5:00 PM–10:00 PM

Osteria Mozza is a really good restaurant. And no wonder, right? It only represents the teaming up of Nancy Silverton (whose La Brea Bakery changed the game for artisanal bread in America) and New York-based Italian-food moguls Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich in a lively L.A. setting. There’s a mozzarella bar with some dozen options, including stracciatella, burricotta, burrata, smoked bufala, and mozzarella en panna; a menu that includes fantastic (and sometimes unusual) pasta (goat cheese ravioli with "five lilies," meaning five members of the allium family); fiorentini with tomatoes, guanciale, and pickled Fresno chiles; and squid ink chitarra freddi with Dungeness crab, sea urchin, and jalapeños), and main dishes ranging from grilled quail wrapped in pancetta with honey and sage to porcini-rubbed rib-eye bistecca. Is it unfair to give a fine-dining restaurant points for being fewer than 10 blocks from L.A.’s classic hot dog stand, Pink’s — not that you're likely to be hungry for a wiener after a meal here.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 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.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 08:45
Nancy Silverton & Mario Batali know how to make a good panini. -Kathy Griffin, Life On The D-List
Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 09:03
Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!
LA Weekly
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 14:36
Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich meld their prodigious talents to bring Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza to the heart of Los Angeles.
Monday, December 6, 2010 - 12:38
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
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 14:20
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
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 11:57
Mario Batali teams up with master baker, Nancy Silverton, to create unforgettable Italian dishes at Osteria Mozza.
Food Network
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 08:51
Featured in LA Weekly's "L.A.'s Best Cocktails: Our 55 favorites and where to find them." (Click 'More Info')
LA Weekly
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 13:03
Start with the mozzarella bar. Try the Burrata with Bacon and Stracchino. Smoked perfection.
Joe Bastianich
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 10:17
Prepare for your Roman Feast! Youll need to confess to the Pope himself after the sinful delights of this restaurant.
Showtime Network
Friday, April 1, 2011 - 13:26
heaven on earth. The pizzas, the cheese, amazing!
Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 02:20
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!
Monday, August 23, 2010 - 09:17
walk in and sit at the counter
Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 20:51
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
Friday, September 16, 2011 - 11:14
Expensive. Cute bar. Good food. Great atmosphere.
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 02:20
Bring your dad to pay for the bill :) Grilled octopus was amazing.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 10:42
Easily my favorite restaurant in LA
Friday, August 6, 2010 - 08:58
Burrata and Speck, Grilled Octopus
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 21:50
Try the octopus; I normally don't like octopus due to the texture, but theirs is so soft and lemony.
Monday, June 21, 2010 - 21:09
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.
Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 22:59