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Osteria Mozza
Osteria Mozza

Osteria Mozza Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mozza-la.com
  • Phone: (323) 297-0100
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Matt Molina
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highland Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking south of entrance on Highland Avenue
A word from Osteria Mozza
Osteria Mozza is the Michelin Starred upscale sibling to the adjacent Pizzeria Mozza, both the brainchild of partners Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich. Anchored by Nancy's massive Mozzarella bar, the soaring Osteria provides a sophisticated but lively environment to enjoy a menu inspired by her dazzling work with Mozzarella and other fresh cheeses and Batali's exploits throughout Italy. The all-Italian wine list continues the tradition by offering bottlings from the country's finest producers with a focus on Piedmont, Friuli and Tuscany.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "We were shocked at the prices of the wine and did not think they offered value. The food was good, but not good enough."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Lovely experience. Ambiance great. Lamb & Pork dishes needed more taste - also too much meat on plate & not enough lightness to balance the dinner - hardly any vegetables, etc. Too pricey - so doubt I'll return."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I had heard such wonderful things about Mozza and have had great pizza from Pizzeria Mozza. I was disappointed in the food - maybe my friend and I both ordered the wrong things off the menu, but they were recommended by the waiter. I must say that the bufala mozzarella plate starter was delicious as was the cippolini side, but the Bavette and the Corzetti Stampati were not exciting. A side of polenta was like mucus and not good at all - the manager did not charge us for that side."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This was one of my must go to's every time visiting La. For the past two years it has been off but not enough to give up on. Two nights ago we went -the cocktails are crafted well which is expected for price an smaller size. The kale salad and pasta I ordered was so over flavored it was almost unedible, I ate a few bites and when asked I did tell them it was all heavy handed with the garlic etc on pasta and acid on salad - I love well seasoned food and have never not eaten due to that. Not like me to find food over seasoned. My guess is sometging has changed in kitchen?"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food here is as good as it gets. While the staff is kind and knowledgeable (particularly the somm's) the service itself is very authentic Italian (slow) but unlike in Italy it didn't feel like a courtesy, it felt like a lack of attentiveness. We almost finished our whole main course with empty wine glasses while our bottle sat unattended and out of reach on the table at the front of the restaraunt. Not ideal."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Have been to this restaurant 3 times. Food and service has gone way down. Reservation at 8:45 on a Tuesday night. Arrived at 8:30 and was told "table has paid, just waiting for them to leave". Checked at 8:45. Came back in at 9:10 after about 4 parties walked in the door but never came out. Got a feeling hostess forgot about us. Was then told " so sorry, please come to the bar and will bring some Prosecco and light snacks. 15 minutes later the manager came and said we can seat you right now in our private dining room (which no one else was in) or still wait for a table. We sat because we were hungry. Asked manager for a recommendation on a glass of wine. Found out on the bill it was $26. Charged for water. Will not be back or recommend."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "From walking in to walking out - I didn't want the experience to end. What an amazing place. What incredibly delicious food. What knowledgeable staff. What a find! I've heard about this place many times before, but the evening I spent at Osteria Mozza with my husband was unforgettable. Without giving anything away - my only advice is to run over there, as quickly as possible. Try everything. Don't hold back anything. Prepare to be wowed."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Osteria Mozza gets lots of good comments so we decided to try it. The service was really good, just as the cocktails. We took the calamari as a starter and 2 pastas (agnolotti and pasta with duck ragu). Both were delicious. We look forward to our entrees, but they were disappointing. My wife's fish was completely overcooked. I went for the duck, the meat was good, but the dish was very boring. Only a big piece of duck, you can do much more with that. So we would give it a second try, especially for the pasta, but skip the entrees."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Food was very good. Portions were thought to be small at first, but in reality they were right-sized. However, the price was a little much for size of each of the dishes, but it was what I expected going in."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Whenever I travel to LA, a must is dinner at Mozza. The food is extraordinary, but the service doesn't match. I was visiting with good friends. We had a great deal to talk about. Most extraordinary places instruct their staff to not interrupt the guests. We were rudely interrupted three times. My friends brought a bottle of what they thought was a great bottle of wine to share with me. When the wine steward presented the bottle, my friend asked what he thought of the selection. The steward said it was "average". Maybe it was, but I would have thoght that the steward would have been more thoughtful. My only complaint historically is that they push wine sales. Their pours are like filling water glasses. I'll return. The foods worth it"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food is great. Fabulous flourless chocolate cake for dessert. The backroom is nice and quiet and romantic."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The restaurant is beautiful and I'm sure the food is good but if you are salt sensitive you must ask them not to add the extra salt!!!!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The food and service were outstanding! The food was delicious--amongst our group of 7 we sampled many dishes and loved everything; the service was very friendly and accommodating. Can't wait to go again!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Lovely setting for a family birthday celebration. Helpful sommelier."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Great food, amazing as a matter of fact, service could be improved"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "As usual, food was A++. Fab wine list. Sommelier was, as always, charming and helpful. But 2 big negatives. Early reservation (6pm, what we could get) = being seated at 1 of the 2 worst tables in the place (exposed, near the front door). Most of the restaurant was empty and we turned our table BEFORE the better large tables even had residents. (Message received.) Plus celebrating = family along who were not familiar w/high Italian cuisine, so had to do our homework before ordering. Hoped this would signal the waiter: turn on the charm, graciously assist. Nope. He upped the attitude. A lot. As in everyone in my party noticed. We got sneering "God, what Rubes" service...and spent goodly $ for it. Taking my family (and $) elsewhere next time."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Every plate we ordered was delicious. We topped our meal off with the most amazing dessert. Wish I could go back!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The food was phenomenal! Food wise, it was one of the best dinners that i ever had. The service was excellent. My only complaint is that the tables are too close together, so we were on top of the people next to us."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The food here is wonderful. You need to order 3 courses to get the full experience of the chef's offerings. Start with and appetizer, then a pasta and the main course is a must! The portions are just right so you're able to enjoy all the food without feeling overwhelmed."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was good, did it stand out No. The pasta dish's and the appetizers were very good. I had the pork loin and it was dry and my wife had the duck, same thing there. Everyone else had pasta and it was very good, so keep this in mind. Would I go back here to eat, Yes, would I go out of my way No, would I specifically take friends there No. Would I go there and and only order pasta, Yes. Server was very good but food took a long time to get and he kept apologizing."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This was an amazing restaurant with succulent dishes. If your a food person you would love this place. The taste of the food takes your breath away. I could go to this place every week for dinner. This place is a hidden gem in LA. It's #1 on my list of places to eat."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Wine list was expansive and expensive. My octopus appetizer was burnt and unpleasant. The rest of the meal was good to very good."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Osteria Mozza is a beautiful restaurant with a menu that really makes you think your taste buds are about to be treated to the time of their life. After all, the burratta was flown in from Italy-today. But it just doesn't deliver. After getting spotty service, overcooked tuna, dry duck, unimpressive desserts, and a $350 bill, we were convinced our money would have been better spent somewhere else. At least I can mark that one off of my LA dining list."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Crazy expensive for what it was. I liked my duck, my wife did not like her fish. If you want someone to walk you through the wine list, a guy is there to suggest pairings and whatnot. There's also a bread guy that carries around a tray and hands you an individual piece of bread. He seems a little indignant if he has to come back to give you another piece. More snooty than friendly, overall Mozza projects a sense of self importance as if one should feel lucky to be dining there."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "An innovative menu--great food, excellent cocktails and wine list. Food was creative and very fresh. The friend I brought who is from NY (and used to excellent restaurants) was impressed."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food is very good and the service is terrific, but there are not enough vegetarian options on the menu."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Fabulous braised pork shank over lentils, an excellent ragu w/ bocatini, wonderful hangar steak. An uninteresting and ridiculously overpriced "bufala sampler" . . . 4, maybe 5 oz. of cheese for $28. The $30 charge for taking the cork out of the wine bottle we brought was pure greed. A side of bland polenta was completely overshadowed by the richness of the three main dishes. Except for not advising against the polenta, the service was perfect: server was attentive without hovering, well-informed about all the dishes about which we inquired, pleasant without being ingratiating; much appreciated."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Well I took a date here and of fered to let her pick the wine. They sent a wine expert that apparently loves the $150 bottle of wine the most expensive in the category. Come on I know she isn't buying those bottles. She pointed over the prices too so it would be a blind buy. I felt very taken advantage of with this recommendation."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This is one of the best restaurants in L.A. The food was outstanding and our waiter Roman was a delight."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Extremely disappointing. Should be defined as a wine bar. Extremely extensive, expansive wine list. It seems that if you aren't there to enjoy this part of the restaurant, you will be ignored. Food was sub par; grilled items tasted more of char than the delicate flavors involved. If you aren't prepared with a well versed knowledge of Italian food, be prepared to play the guessing game. We had three separate servers and when the first one was asked to recommend between two items he replied "That one is good, yeah that one is good too". Extremely inattentive servers, water glasses were often empty and i spent much of the meal staring at the disturbing billboard of a homeless looking Melissa McCarthy across the street."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This place is nicely located, food is outstanding yet service is so bad! Manager run our food to the wrong table??? He said he was sorry and very embarrassed! You have 5 tables all snugged together how can you not know your tables? Server took our order and we never saw her again! Incredible for the kind of place this is? WHY?? We were celebrating my girlfriends birthday and although I was asked and noted on OT no mention of this, no one acknowledged it----why ask?!! While the food is great the service has much to improve and of course based on this visit. We will not be coming back and sure hope all owners take the time to review and make changes to this place. Very disappointing!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The best Italian restaurant in town. As close to authentic Italian food as it gets. Service is excellent.....and the mozzarella bar is out of this world. So much to chose from...highly recommend it..."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Amazing wine list/choices. Food was outstanding. Service fabulous. The two of us tried many items on the menu and shared so we could savor and enjoy a wide range. Highly recommend this restaurant. You can't go here and not try at least two of the cheese choices-yummy!!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The sidewalk was under construction and it was a bit dusty outside. Inside, the service and food were spectacular."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was as perfect as Italian food can get. Every dish was cooked to perfection. Every bite exploded with the tastes of so many ingredients without any competition. Everything just blended. Every dish was delicious. We only wish we could have ordered everything on the menu. But we'll be back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We spent over $300 for excellent food but at the chef's pleasure. Were told we had to order ALL at once instead of in courses. We would have preferred to order entrees AFTER we at least saw the appetizers. Of course we over ordered. We asked that our salad be split and the waiter took the order as such. Instead we got the hard to split butter leaf salad and the buratta at once. When I again asked to split, was told Chef doesn't split but we could have two small plates. So here we had salad, two salad plates, three bread plates including one for the wonderful salt bread, buratta late, drink glasses, water glasses and wine glasses on a small table for two. But I guess the chef was happy."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My family and I have been going to Mozza for the past five years. Each time we go its always for a special occasion. We have always had a great time and a wonderful experience. The service has always been good, the food top quality, and the ambience has always been relaxed but enthusiastic. However, our last dinning experience at the Osteria was disappointing. Our waitress was arrogant and smart alec. Our favorite anti-pasta dish was trimmed down to a mere nibble for one. The lamb chops were dry, not to the standard, we have come to expect. Our main dishes took several minutes to arrive as our waiters were walking around the restaurant for 5 minutes trying to figure out which table serve. Our dessert was comped because they forgot it."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great food and fine service. The wine steward picked our wine and it was terrific. I had the duck and it was wonderful. We also shared the bombolini for dessert...OMG was that sensational."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "WE WENT WITH FRIENDS AND HAD AN AMAZING DINNER. FIRST WE ORDERED THE MUSSELS AND THEY WERE PERFECTLY COOKED, WE ALSO ORDERED THE CAPRESE SALAD AND THE BURRATA AND IT WAS ALSO VERY GOOD. THE WAITER WAS VERY ATTENTIVE AND GAVE US GREAT SUGGESTIONS. THEN THE PASTA DISHES WERE PERFECT AND THE DESSERT, THE TORTA DI NONNA WAS TO DIE FOR. NEXT TIME IN L.A. DEFINITIVELY GOING BACK!!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "great evening great food, Still thinking about it and checking my Mozza cookbook for recipes next day"
    Dined on 6/10/2014