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Mosto Enoteca
Mosto Enoteca

Mosto Enoteca Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mostoenoteca.com/
  • Phone: (310) 821-3035
  • Hours of Operation: LUNCH
    Friday,Saturday & Sunday: 11:30AM - 2:30PM

    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30PM - 10:30PM
    Friday & Saturday: 5:30PM - 11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary Italian, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Fabrizio Giorgi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: We can cater from small office order all the way to large house parties and weddings.
  • Private Party Facilities: The private room holds up to 30 people seated, 50 standing. The patio up to 50 seated or 100 standing and they can be used in different set ups, from casual cocktail party to formal sit down dinner.
  • Private Party Contact: Massimo Fubelli (866) 943-7165
  • Entertainment: LIVE MUSIC in summer on our deck.
    SPORT EVENTS in our private room.
  • Special Events & Promotions: - WINE TASTING

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Via Marina
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The building were we are located has about 30 parking spots that are reserved for our patrons.
    The 1 hour limit does not apply for customers of MOSTO, so please use our parking lot even if you're planning on leaving your car overnight.
A word from Mosto Enoteca
MOSTO enoteca boasts authentic Northern Italian cuisine yet keeps an eye on modern trends from around the world. We believe in local produce, fresh ingredients and simplicity of execution.

Handmade pasta and desserts are made DAILY.
The result: delicate and fulfilling mouthfuls of Italian goodness.

We are committed to sustainability, recycling and energy and water conservation.
Our restaurant represents the connection between our healthiest culinary traditions and our present environment.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "I had read some negative reviews about the mediocre food and some were complaining about terrible service. We were very pleasantly surprised! The manager(Owner?) was wonderful to us. The service was spectacular and the food was very, very good. We will undoubtedly be back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Love this place. The food here is excellent. The wine list is interesting. The staff is friendly. It's a little hidden in that it is upstairs in a strip mall.... but they have a nice little patio with casual tables. Great for a nice get together.... some wine... some appetizer. The inside is lovely. Very intimate and romantic. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This is an absolutely great place in an unpretentious location on the upper floor of a strip mall. We ate outside by the fire on a cool night. Prosecco was served generously. Gazpacho- yes, in an Italian restaurant- was a great starter. Scallops were beautifully prepared- and I usually don't like scallops. Tagliatelle with sea urchin was special of the night and did not disappoint. The best part, however, was the dessert- panna cotta with sherbert. I can't wait to return!!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Rae to find an authentic Italian restaurant in Marina Del Rey. Hidden gem in a mini mall with lots of parking"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I've been coming here for the past 4 years now and let me say it: it s still the best "AUTHENTIC" Italian restaurant in town. They ve won several awards through the years but what keeps blowing me out is the consistency and quality of their food. Service is always good and seasonal menu is always spot on. Love this restaurant, try their food you won't regret it."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. Located in a very strange location. Our party had the lamb ragu, lamb loin, and the seabass. All of the dishes were great. Brought two bottles of wine in and there was no issue. Made a note that we were there for a birthday on Open Table and they brought out a free panna cotta, which was delicious. Will Definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Despite its strip mall location, Mosto Enoteca is a charming little restaurant with terrific food -- they have home made pastas, delicious entrees and fine desserts. The servers are personable and attentive. I hope their lunch crowd is bigger, because we were just one of three couples seated when we dined there the other evening. We also took advantage of an Entertainment.com discount, which made the meal a good deal, too. Their menu changes on a regular (daily?) basis, but everything they make is first rate. Go! You won't regret it."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Massimo and the crew do an outstanding job every time we come here. We can't keep from going back... Thanks to your team Massimo..."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Amazing food, a unique wine list. Will be coming back again and again."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The food was very good. All fresh and house made. The only knock is the outdoor dining area overlooks a busy street making it pretty noisy."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food OK - limited menu - everything a la carte, so it becomes a little pricey"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The two brothers/owners are passionate about their business and intimately involved with production and the customers. The specials were extraordinary and featured fresh local sea food including a grilled octopus salad and sea urchin pasta fresh from Santa Barbara. Unfortunately it was too cold to sit outside where I was looking forward to enjoying the LA night above the hustle of the local neighborhood."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Massimo and the staff are wonderful to be around. They make you feel right at home..."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The food was very good but the waiting was tedious. Perhaps they bit off more Valentines Day than they could chew-we were two minutes early, but waited ten more to be seated and 30 after that before we got something to drink. Apologies were offered early on because "everyone is late and showed up at the same time" but half the tables were still empty by 9 (our reservation was for 7:30) and when other customers complained about having to ask three times before they got their check, wait staff seemed to move even slower while mumbling things that gave distinct impression staff thought the CUSTOMERS were wrong to be in such a hurry. We skipped dessert because we had already sat with empty plates and glasses for 45 minutes waiting for check."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This 2nd floor, no elevator place made it tough for one in our party on crutches--no fault of the restaurant. The food was really good. I'll go there again."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We tried Mosto Enoteca for dine la week with 2 other couples this past weekend. Don't know why but we practically had to beg for water, for bread & for someone to take our order. They were out of several of the wines we tried to order but were happy to suggest a substitution of an inferior bottle for the same price. Be forewarned. The food was decent, I wouldn't say stellar. Half the group began with rather rubbery octopus salad & the other half had a nice caprese. This was followed by either a bland tagliatelle with mushrooms, passable salmon or a very good short rib. Desserts were luscious. Not sure any of us would rush back for the bad attitude or service or passable food."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food at Mosto Enoteca was very good, the server excellent and charming. The problem is the ambience. The restaurant sits atop a strip mall that is quite busy and small. In another locale, it would be much more pleasing to the eye. The locale did not fit the menu offerings or prices. We enjoyed our meal, and the service staff was prompt and efficient."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "food and service were great, prices are very reasonable as well; ambience is just okay"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Selection of entree was limited but everything we had was just great. Hard to find squid ink pasta and it was delicious. Service was wonderful. The place is small and cramped. Service tables are visible. Outdoor space is right above Washington blvd and not sure how good it would be. parking is hard during peak hours."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We stumbled across this hidden gem while visiting recently. The location on the second floor of a mini mall didn't promise much, but the food is terrific and the service is excellent. We have been back several times since and enjoyed it immensely every time."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Love this place! The best sea bass.. Specials are always fresh and fab. Service is always top! Just wish it was closer... I'd go every week."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "Some of the best Italian food we have had. Fresh pasta, good salads. Small seating area but it works. Outdoor dining in tent overlooking Washington St, that works too. If in the Venice California area, short walk from the beach."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "The restaurant has a very unpretentious look and feel with great service and terrific specials. I would recommend it for a casual date night. The wine selection is excellent. The selections are authentic."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Was very surprised by how great everything was. Food was amazing. 5 stars."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "I've been going to this great little restaurant for the past year and it never disappoints! Weird location in a little strip mall, but don't let that stop you. Best arugula salad ever! Great homemade pasta. Won't be sorry! give them a try."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "One does not usually find themselves on culinary adventures when at a strip mall, but that was exactly what happened here. From an interesting cheese selection to savory specials, if you are looking for a change in pace from the standard strip mall dining this is certainly it. The outdoor patio also provides a beautiful sunset view. Good for the casual romantic or the adventure seeker, you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "This place is a hidden gem, although it was recognized by Zagat in 2013 as the #4 best itailan restaurant in Los Angeles. So basically it's up there with Mozza and Scarpetta, but the prices are much more reasonable. When you walk into Mosto it feels like you've walked into someone's home and that's how they treat you. They are so personable, genuine and the service is always great!.The atmosphere is casual, the lighting is dim and they use candle light. It's not a trendy place. It's the type of place you go to actually hear the person you are at dinner with talk. They have very low level music.I highly recommend the papardelle with beef ragu, the squid ink tagilatelle with shrimp, the caprese salad and of course the affogato."
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "Inhospital, defensive and downright unappreciative of food quality or respect for customers. When asked about the inedible hard as rock woefully undercooked beans in salad were told " they were boiled". After the plate was removed the server returned to " the chef says thats the way they're supposed to be " Really/Seriously ! Homemade squid ink pasta with shrimp arrived totally under sauced and overcooked. The pasta soggy like a soup noodle and the shrimp as hard as the aforementioned beans. The color of the shrimp should have been enough for the chef to know it was inedible. The owner, Massimo told me homemade pasta is always this texture. Really ! Pasta that is housemade would require less cooking time but is still can be overcooked !"
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "Our party of 7 was very disappointed in the quality of the food. 3 of us had the ahi tuna special and found it to be without flavor. Pastas were average. Appetizers were ok and desserts were all very good. Happy hour wine prices were good."
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "The restaurant is nice, the food is good, nothing stood out as great. The service started off very good, server was knowledgeable, but he never came to check if our food was okay or to see if we needed anything else. The busboy asked if our dinners were good as he cleared the table....a couple minutes later the waiter did come over with dessert menus, we passed. With all the restaurant choices out there, I wouldn't make a special trip back here, but if you are in the area it's fine."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "This creative chef makes this experience one of the best in the area. Homemade pasta and some great seafood fit for foodies and all alike. Must sit on the roof top with some nice views. Beautiful wine list and very knowledgeable wait staff. Great experience."
    Dined on 8/19/2013
  • "This restaurant did not operate properly. 4 of our 5apps were served at once, and one was delayed by quite a while. That would have been okay but our entrees took nearly an hour. The restaurant removed our bottle of wine from the bill without being asked - one mistake is understandable, two is unforgivable. The foodwas of mixed quality - mussels and clams were overcooked, pork under cooked, pasta sauce was institutional, and portions, were small for the price - sort of like trying to be upscale without the food to back it up. There are too many restaurants around to not just let Darwin take care of this one and let others thrive. If you can't manage two rooms, close one. do whatever you are going to do well, don't do two things poorly."
    Dined on 8/14/2013
  • "We had a large group and I wasn't impressed with the service. The food was good though."
    Dined on 8/6/2013
  • "Dont be put off by location in a strip center -- big mistake and you will miss out on great food. Very Very Good."
    Dined on 7/25/2013
  • "The salmon appetizer was delicious. The tuna and butternut squash ravioli were likewise fantastic and the cannoli made this evening complete for my Sicilian wife. Grazie mille!!"
    Dined on 7/17/2013
  • "Go for the food. You will have some of the best pasta you have ever tasted. Light, creamy, without being too light to stand up against its sauce. Service was spotty, and for a restaurant of its size, it needn't be."
    Dined on 7/15/2013
  • "We really loved the scallop appetizer and salad with apples. Those came promptly. Our entree was very slow to arrive but delicious when it did. Not sure if that was a one time glitch but it was hard to get anyone's attention when we tried to inquire. Still, the food was very good and we would try this place again."
    Dined on 7/4/2013
  • "Well hidden Italian gem just north of the Marina. Pasta is like you were in Italy. it is well hidden on the second floor of a strip mall, but dining experience inside is excellent. Trust the people working there to steer you in the right direction - order what they tell you."
    Dined on 6/26/2013
  • "Even on the fourth or fifth visit, Mosto Enoteca was wonderful. Casual, open to the Marina, full of life and good aromas as we entered... this was a good place to enjoy and to linger, even after the delicious meal was over. The waiters - Mosto and his staff - are absolutely great, attentive, knowledgeable. And the food! Delicious pasta, the ragu is fabulous, the burrata is delicate, and the longostina! ... everything! We'll be back.."
    Dined on 5/27/2013
  • "The meal was great start to finish. I had a salad with burrata that was as fresh and flavorful as if I were in Naples. And my pasta -- the special of the day with beet pasta and a Gorgonzola and walnut cream sauce -- was light but intensely flavorful. Finally a fig tart was amazing with the perfect crust. The wine list covers the breadth of Italy and there are some good values as well as top quality big ticket wines. Finally, the service was friendly and effective without being intrusive. There are few Italian restaurants in LA as good."
    Dined on 5/16/2013