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Pizzeria Mozza

641 N. Highland Ave. (Melrose Ave.) Send to Phone
Pizzas, antipasti and more from epicurean superstars Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich.

Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

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Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles, CA

Pizzeria Mozza Restaurant Review

: Epicurean superstars Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich (partners in New York’s Eataly, Del Posto, Babbo, Lupa and Casa Mono) are behind this popular pizzeria. Don’t plan on conducting an intimate or business conversation here, as the place is quite noisy, due to the high yellow and terra cotta walls, the crowded bar at the entrance, and the open kitchen (which offers seats at a counter). Request the private room or be prepared to chat with your oh-so-close neighbors in the quasi-communal dining setting. The casual aspect is also reflected in the prices, which are quite reasonable. For starters, choose between salads, a charcuterie plate or simple antipasti, including the chicken liver bruschetta. The main attractions are the crisp pizzas, which can be ordered with a thin layer of unusual ingredients, such as squash blossoms, fingerling potatoes, leeks or clams. Traditionalists will enjoy the classic toppings, including prosciutto di Parma, goat cheese, bacon, mozzarella, tomato and basil. The menu lists a few panini, and seven specials that rotate through the days of the week, such as chicken, duck leg and lasagna. Desserts include a simple butterscotch pudding with a hint of sea salt as well as house-made gelati and sorbetti. The wine list is exclusively Italian, with about a dozen bottles priced less than $50. There are two craft beers on draft, plus more bottled options. Adjacent to Pizzeria Mozza you’ll find sister establishments Osteria Mozza, chi SPACCA and Mozza 2 Go.
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