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Osteria Mozza

Osteria Mozza

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Los Angeles
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  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    If “cold spaghetti” sounds like something reserved for a late-night fridge raid, prepare to have your mind changed: the chitarra freddi with squid ink, crab, sea urchin, and jalapeño is a must. Read more
    Upvoted Jun 26
  • Derek F.
    Derek FromsonMarch 24, 2013
    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.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagAugust 3, 2014
    If you’re feeling pasta, there’s calf’s brain ravioli, but safer options exist, too, such as duck ragu over gnocchi. Round out your meal with a porcini-encrusted rib eye and call it a night. Read more
  • Ricky S.
    I tend not to like "pretty food" places but this place changed my mind. The experience starts the second you walk. Everything we had was great. The staff was great too. This is a must try.... So go!!
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 1, 2014
    A good place to hit during the weekday for an amaro and plate of burrata, the service is always going to be top notch. The pastas or main dishes are prepared to perfection. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PharesJuly 16, 2015
    You can't go wrong at Osteria Mozza. It's totally delicious–the pizza, pastas and entrees are all yummy. And there's a mozzarella bar that serves fresh cheese. The mint pesto dish is AMAZING. (friend)
  • ThePurplePassport.com
    ThePurplePassport.comSeptember 8, 2011
    The dining room is dark woods, rich leathers and ornate detailing. The Mozzarella Bar buzzes with a younger foodie crowd who is happy to skip the sceney dining room for stool-top access to divine eats Read more
  • TripExpert
    TripExpertMay 16, 2015
    "Have your mozzarella seasoned with caramelized shallots, basil, caperberry relish or mint pesto and accompanied by a variety of ingredients such as braised artichokes." -Gayot on TripExpert Read more
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagAugust 3, 2014
    Don’t come here looking for family-style Italian. This is a different beast conceived by power trio Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and Los Angeles’ queen of pastry, Nancy Silverton. Read more
  • Amber J.
    Amber JamalSeptember 12, 2011
    Obviously their food is unique and exquisite, but try one of their desserts - GEEBUS! Never had anything like their Olive Oil Gelato w/Rosemary Brittle, and never will again. Book a month in advance.
  • James R.
    James RussellMay 16, 2011
    Free glass of Prosecco with dinner is a nice touch. The Orecchietti w/sausage and swiss chard is absolutely fantastic. For the main course, try the "Brasato al Barolo" braised beef short rib.
  • People
    PeopleAugust 24, 2010
    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.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousFebruary 26, 2015
    The dishes here are somewhat more polished than those at the adjacent pizzeria,. Sample fare: fresh ricotta and egg raviolo with browned butter, and beef brasato with horseradish gremolata. Read more
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyOctober 4, 2011
    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!
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 23, 2010
    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!
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesJune 26, 2013
    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.
  • DAN C.
    DAN COXJanuary 5, 2012
    Kathy Griffin says the "panini" is very good, Although I have yet to see a single panini on the menu, the food that they actually DO offer is among the most extraordinary in LA. Bliss...
  • Social E.
    Social Espionage, LLCMarch 22, 2011
    Mozza is like dining in the wine cavern of an old Italian villa. The food and the staff are on par with any highly rated Zagat resto. Their Italian wine list is superb - order a bottle.
  • The Hollywood Reporter
    The Hollywood ReporterSeptember 16, 2011
    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.
  • Mirella
    MirellaAugust 19, 2013
    As Italians we can say the mozzarella was served too cold, so cold you couldn't tell the difference between a fiordilatte and a buffalo one. Too much butter on every dish and the bread was fried. Yuki
  • Scottie M.
    Scottie MilagroNovember 20, 2014
    Service was fantastic and the food was excellent. Grilled octopus was my favorite. The burrata sampler was also very good. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the raviolo.
  • Tavinho C.
    Tavinho CostaDecember 25, 2013
    Awful service, they didn't have three dishes on Xmas Eve, even though they were on the tasting menu. We asked for non spice pasta and came unbearable. The waitress asked if we couldn't handle it.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyAugust 4, 2014
    Imagine a great sushi chef who has chosen to work with mozzarella instead of fish. Really, you have never tasted such cheese. Read more
  • Niken
    NikenJanuary 20, 2012
    Happiest place on earth. Everything is worth trying and lovely, don't miss out on the calf's brain ravioli with sage and lemon and the porcini rubbed rib eye.
  • Jason C.
    Jason CookMay 20, 2012
    Pizza's nice, and all, but frankly it's the cheese-centric appetizers -- the burratas, buffalas, etc. --- that are downright amazing. Don't miss out.
  • Christine N.
    Christine NgoJune 24, 2010
    Was so disappointed. Tripe appetizer was overpowered by the tomato sauce. Burrata w/guancale wasn't fresh. Pasta course was WAY too salty. Octopus appetizer was good though. Bummer.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MilanoApril 4, 2011
    You'll feel really weird coming here with your parents after a Dodger game. Was not expecting to dress up in this part of the city but Dodger jerseys are a nono. Get formal.
  • A W.
    A WriterAugust 13, 2015
    Like price gouging? This is your restaurant. Point out the egregiousness of said price gouging for a bonus of managerial pomposity!
  • I P.
    I PSeptember 27, 2012
    Apparently, they aren't very flexible w seating. It's my bday dinner and 1 of the 5 ppl is parking and they'd rather keep us standing then seat us at the table that should already be available.
  • Mazda
    MazdaDecember 6, 2010
    Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich meld their prodigious talents to bring Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza to the heart of Los Angeles.
  • LA Home & Style
    LA Home & StyleMarch 14, 2013
    The whole menu is great but try the squash blossom pizza at mozza pizza and sit at the mozzarella bar at Osteria.
  • Andrea F.
    Andrea FazDecember 31, 2013
    Such an amazing restaurant- do not leave without trying the burrata- it was amazing. The qual was also delicious.
  • JustMe
    JustMeDecember 5, 2010
    Batali's burratas to die for, the pastas unbelievable and the italian list wine one of the best we have seen!
  • Jeanette R.
    Jeanette RomanSeptember 6, 2014
    Lamb is excellent, and the prosciutto with melon is on par with Madeo's prosciutto with burratta. Delish!
  • David H.
    David HerrenDecember 13, 2014
    The beef was just outstanding, crispy outside and perfectly medium rare inside. Awesome goat cheese ravioli. Really good service!
  • trontrontron
    trontrontronAugust 24, 2014
    Delicious, classic Italian. Has the charcuterie plate, the burrata with bacon and the orechiette.
  • Kirstin K.
    Kirstin KJanuary 7, 2015
    Amazing food! Definitely try to make it for the tasting menu at the bar on week nights.
  • Rick R.
    Rick RhoadesAugust 6, 2015
    Great: Everything! Especially great when you sit at the food bar!
  • Angela S.
    Angela SheltonFebruary 27, 2010
    Got story on parking fee. Cranky neighbors and they have to rent 3 lots to have no cars on St. Hence the huge expense.
  • ADELE F.
    ADELE FLORENDOJune 22, 2010
    Try the octopus; I normally don't like octopus due to the texture, but theirs is so soft and lemony. Read more
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LFebruary 5, 2012
    I'm not a huge fan of cheese compared to most, but the burrata here is amazing - light fluffy clouds of cheese heaven!
  • Joe Bastianich
    Joe BastianichMay 2, 2012
    Start with the mozzarella bar. Try the Burrata with Bacon and Stracchino. Smoked perfection.
  • Alex's Lemonade
    Alex's LemonadeOctober 13, 2011
    Are you a FOODIE? Then join us and Chef Nancy Silverton & Matt Molina of Osteria Mozza at our L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade Event on 11/6! TIX: http://bit.ly/bpA6hU
  • Angela S.
    Angela SheltonFebruary 27, 2010
    The Valet parking is so expensive. Could have a decent glass of wine for that. Great place though.
  • Donny T.
    Donny TsangOctober 25, 2012
    Get the mussels, save the plate and dip the pizza crust into the mussels sauce. Done
  • Sean R.
    Sean RobisonNovember 3, 2014
    Amazing Italian food. The polenta and fried potatoes were amazing.
  • Frances Z.
    Frances ZapantaMay 31, 2013
    Grilled octopus. Burrata with caviar. Drink the gold rush.
  • Erin M.
    Erin MoloneySeptember 6, 2011
    Best dishes: bucatini, octopus, tagliatelle, smoked bufala mozzarella and the ribollita
  • Lina A.
    Lina A.April 25, 2015
    Its just as great as the branch in singapore! Burrata, goat cheese ravioli and torta della nonna... Oh my oh my :)
  • Neil R.
    Neil RososFebruary 1, 2011
    The Three Cheese Tasting Menu was the most memorable, especially the burrata.
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