Italian, Vegetarian options
ClosedOpens at 17:00
$$$$ Price range per person $50-75
6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
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If you like Italian cuisine, complete your collection with this restaurant. You can always enjoy tasty burrata mozzarella, creamy burrata and oxtail at Osteria Mozza. Eating nicely cooked chocolate pie, olive cakes and blueberry gelato is what most clients recommend. Delicious pink prosecco, cordial or Spritz are among the most popular drinks at this place. It is cool to try great espresso, tea or latte.

You can organize an anniversary, a wedding or a birthday party here. Many people note that the staff is competent at this spot. Fabulous service is something guests agree upon here. Visitors of this restaurant say that they found prices attractive. You will definitely appreciate the cozy ambiance and divine decor. It's a Michelin one-star restaurant, this award is usually given for serving great dishes.

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I came here with my parents and it was our first time here. I'd been wanting to check out this place for awhile and was excited to finally eat here! I want to highlight the positives. The cocktails I ordered were fantastic (Gold Rush & Sibona Highball) and overall the food had really great flavors. We had the mozzarella tasting & grilled octopus to start (the octopus was fantastic). The pasta we had was amazing, we ordered the Tagliatelle and the Garganelli. Dad ordered the Lamb Chops and loved it. Mom and I had the Ribeye Cap and it was very tasty but not as tender as I was hoping. All in all we had a great dinner here. What left me feeling with a sour taste in my mouth is that Mom got sick very late at night after dinner there, and I also didn't feel too great but didn't get sick like Mom (the cocktails probably helped lol). We suspected it was the beef, since dad was totally fine and we all ate the same things except the main dish. I called the restaurant two times on 12/22 & 12/23 to let them know, as my expectation is something like this shouldn't happen. Both times I was told I would get a call back from a manager and never did, and the second time the person on the phone sounded pretty annoyed. I'm just disappointed with how they handled that.
When you have a Michelin Star you need to rise above the standard restaurant and this is something that Mozza excels at. We started our night at the bar as we got there early. The drinks we not had were perfectly crafted down to the M stamped in the ice cubes. From there we were seated and our attentive and polite waiter left us with a delectable menu to look at. We chose the buffalo mozzarella with condiments, the baby kale salad, grilled octopus, pappardelle with rabbit ragu, seared rib eye cap and their lamb dish. Every dish was cooked beautifully, well seasoned, and flavorful. Although you would expect this from a Michelin star restaurant it's always good when a meal is filled with mmm, oh yea, that's amazing. What sets Mozza apart though is their attention to detail. My wife went to the bathroom just before the pasta course was brought out. Once the server realized she was not coming back that moment he covered the dish and stood to the side till she returned to unveil her dish still hot for her to enjoy. Thank you for making our anniversary dinner a wonderful occasion.
Looking for the best Pizza in Los Angeles? I would recommend starting the quest with Osteria Mozza. Hint: Mozza in Newport Beach is also Orange County's best pie. It is hard to believe that it has been nearly 15 years since Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali, and Joseph Bastianich got together and created the concept that would become the west coast heavyweight that would become Osteria Mozza, but here we are in 2019 and it remains on the shortlist of the best in Pizza in the city of angels. Batali has since left (been ousted in controversy) but everything lovable about Mozza remains to this day. Don't start in on the Chicago/NYC pizza war. This is Neapolitan style so just stop. Anticipate valet parking - it will save you a headache. Reservations are highly recommended as this place is always packed. Yes, I did say reservations for Pizza. It is worth it. (OpenTable). The menu is about as straight forward as it gets. Appetizers include wonderful Meatballs, Bone Marrow and skewered Prawn selections. Just remember to save room for the pie. It is worth noting their Caprese salad is otherworldly thanks to the salty and savory cheese and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. If the vine ripened Tomato Bruschette is available,  it is a must. As for the pie itself, I always go with the Margherita. Simple is so much more satisfying. Wildly fresh Mozzarella is mated with crushed Tomatoes and then topped with fresh Basil. From there they plunge the Pizza into a wood burning oven and surround it with love for about 10 minutes. This is when the magic occurs. The dough transforms into a cracker-like crust on the outside and a soft and gooey mass on the inside. An egg wash ring on the outside diameter of the crust gives it a sheen and ultra-savory flavor that is welcome as a sunny day. It is perhaps the best crust I have had (Sorry Lombardi's NYC). The Mozzarella is best while hot and oozing, so go in fast. The finish is fresh basil Blast to the nose. Divine. At $15.00 you cannot afford NOT to try this beast of gastronomy. Chase it down with a hoppy Beer or a Wine from their notable selection. It really doesn't get much better than Osteria Mozza.
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6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, California, USA
Features
Сredit cards accepted Booking Parking Wheelchair accessible No Wi-Fi No TV
Opening hours
SundaySun 17:00-22:00
MondayMon 17:30-22:00
TuesdayTue 17:30-22:00
WednesdayWed 17:30-22:00
ThursdayThu 17:30-22:00
FridayFri 17:30-23:00
SaturdaySat 17:00-23:00

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