Osteria Mozza
Osteria Mozza

Osteria Mozza

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mozza-la.com/
  • Phone: 3232970100
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Osteria Mozza reviews from OpenTable diners
280 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (196)special occasion (158)notable wine list (132)hot spot (107)romantic (92)good for groups (55)neighborhood gem (55)vibrant bar scene (41)late-night find (19)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Delicious, perfect for our anniversary dinner. Our waiter was great with wonderful recommendations for food/wine but then mysteriously disappeared after we got our coffee at the end of the meal and so another one had to bring our check.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food was beyond amazing, service could have been a bit better as far as the bartender who waited on us prior to eating
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    AllieinLAVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Lives up to the expectations. Started with a Gordon's Cup at the bar. Fresh muddled cucumber with gin and lime. They patiently waited for my party to arrive, get settled and order a cocktail before seating us. Ordered the grilled octopus, buricotta with braised artichoke, oricchiette and leg of lamb. All outstanding. The service is incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special night special place
    rajniti
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our friend's birthday at Osteria Mozza. It was our first time there and we had such a great night filled with delectable food and heavenly red wine. I look forward to visiting the osteria mozza again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Wonderful food! Would recommend to anyone. Pasta was delicious and so was the fig appetizer. Great restaurant for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tom086
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This was our second visit, had to ask that a waiter be sent over to our table after a several minute wait, all wait staff seemed young, enthusiastic and very knowledgable of menu items and wines. Food as always was excellent, beautifully plated and very tasty. The prices were not out of line with comparable restaurants. We are seniors so the noise level was a bit high for our taste. Overall it was a very enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food and service
    Nimrodical1
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food and service were absolutely amazing! It was a great night except that there was a heat wave during our visit and the restaurant was very warm inside. We were told that the AC was on its most powerful setting. The parties seated near us were also complaining. It's not pleasant to try to enjoy a $250.00 meal while sweating. The food and service was the tops, the AC was the pits. As long as you visit on a day when the forecast is for under 90 degrees you should be okay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always fantastic
    robinVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I think the restaurant just keeps getting better. The food is amazing, and service is elegant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food but very loud
    formerbrit
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was great. I have lived in Rome and the pasta was on par with restaurants there. We were seated promptly for an 8.30 reservation which was a pleasant surprise. Service was attentive. Portion size reasonable other than the main course of fish which was the smallest serving I have ever seen! However, the biggest issue here was the sound level. The waitress tried to explain the "specials" but it was impossible to hear what she was saying. Its unfortunate that so many "hip" restaurants in LA have no soundproofing. Our ears were ringing when we left as if we had been to a rock concert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Five Star Experience
    JoJo
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My boyfriend and I came to celebrate my birthday. The service was excellent and attentive. Staff was very friendly and helpful with recommendations. The menu was creative and food was tasty and complex. We had a great time from the minute we walked in until the minute we paid the check. We ordered something from every part of the menu, cocktails, wine list, dessert and after dinner drinks. We arrived 15 minutes prior to our reservation and were seated immediately. It was a fun experience and I can't wait it return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • attyssh
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Always a great dining experience at Osteria Mozza! Tried the squid ink pasta (beware: it's cold but amazing!) for the first time along with other favorites like the mussels.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely the best!
    LissDavVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This had to have been one of the best experiences we've had all year. Every bite was amazing. Mario took wonderful care of us. The Ricotta & Egg Raviolo (which a form of was just demonstrated on Masterchef) is our new favorite Primi. Love the cranberry relish in the Bufala Mozzarella. Can't say enough about this divine establishment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine by our rules!
    JSpaVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Mario' and company's food is always good. I arrived as a party of 2 with our third 8 minutes in trail. Staff would not seat me, banished to the bar. Told, this is our "policy." Well my "policy" is that I'd like to sit at the table I reserved and order my first of 2 bottles of wine. Was particularly irritating since it was a Tuesday night and the place was enjoy. BTW the mark up on the wine list is steep..... say 5 time retail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's all about the food.
    Bill
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Amazing food! Every course was outstanding. Of course the burrata was unparalleled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    welive2eat
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Fabulous menu, deep (and $$) wine list! A very inventive menu had our party of four struggling to make decisions about our meal! We finally figured it all out, with some helpful tips from our excellent server, and enjoyed every single bite. Definitely worth a trip, a wait, whatever. The bar was also busy, with diners as well as bar patrons. Only issues here were the noise level, which was at a pretty high buzz the whole time. I couldn't always hear everyone, and we were only a party of four. And one of us, who has spent many years working in restaurants and kitchens himself, was put off by a persistent smoky odor. Nevertheless, it was a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There's always Mozza.
    expectdelays
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Having gone to the restaurant for years now, it remains one of the best higher-end options in all of Los Angeles. My wife and I reserve it for special occasions, and it never fails to impress. Even though the service was a little "off" this time around (had to wait an extra 15 minutes for our table, waiter was a little slow with the drinks), the food and atmosphere were stellar. I recommend going with family/friends who like to share food, because you're going to want to try everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mozza
    Mike
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Osteria Mozza provided a great dining experience. Food was especially good, nice presentation, great flavors. Great service and overall ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    newby
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My wife and I and our two friends really enjoyed the food especially the dessert. The lamb chops are quite delicious as is the quail. We also had the Bombalino for dessert and can see why a lot of other people who have rated this restaurant always talk about the dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Highly recommended by my close friend, went there for our 23rd anniversary. We ordered more than enough to have fair evaluation but non of their dishes really hit our expectations. Sorry.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • LA Vistor
    BostonsuburbsVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A friend of mine recommended Osteria Mozza and we were so glad we went. The menu is well laid out giving us a chance to choose a variety of items to share. The highlight was a delicate pasta dish with fresh corn which melted in your mouth. We also chose one of the Burrata options and the steak. Elegant but hip atmosphere with caring staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love the food
    mmonet
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Event though I made a reservation we had to wait for 35 min to be seated. I definitely would return to try more deserts, my favorite is bomboliny. Service was friendly and compromising.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Orchiette!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Best Orchiette with sausage was amazing! The caprese was perfect! The service was super! Cant wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Segregation in FULL effect
    Segregation
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Let's just say that I have been to Osteria Mozza numerous times over the years and I must say that the service has definitely declined. Wait! Before we get in the whole service deal, let me start off with how we were segregated by race and was seated in the "Asian" section of the restaurant. Yes, you heard me right. SEGREGATED. I'm usually oblivious to such thing when I go to places but there was no doubt in my mind that it happened. If it wasn't for my bf's birthday, I would've definitely questioned the seating arrangement. One of the couples (non-Asian) even requested to be seated elsewhere and Osteria sat another Asian couple to the same table. I don't know Osteria, but seating FIVE Asian parties on the same side of the restaurant just d
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had an excellent dinner, it was my sister Birthday and wanted to take her to Mozza for her special day, she loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I don't get it.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I love great food and enjoy event dining but either I went on an off night or it's the emperors new clothes.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food -service unspectacular
    alisonlaVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We have been several times. The food was fine , the Burrata bar orders were great. Pasta was good -not as amazing as when they first opened. The waiter was nice , and prompt at first , but then got two big tables nearby & ignored us after that. I was not offered a second glass of wine & nobody checked on us after receiving our second courses. My friend who ordered the duck wasn't told that it came with nothing on the side -no vegetables or anything & no sides were suggested to be ordered. Disappointed in the service.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Wonderful evening good food attentive staff and interesting wine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    kitchen was very slow; we waited 20 min from finishing our first course to the second course arriving at our table. coffee was never served w/our dessert and i noticed it happened to the table beside us
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Some slippage?
    JJEFF
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We've been here maybe 10-15 times and count Mozza among our top five in LA. Anniversary dinner on Friday night and something was off. 35 minute wait for a table despite arriving timely and then we were seated amidst two busing stations in the sort of antechamber and next to a gaggle of privileged teenage girls. Server and sommelier were characteristically excellent but one of our dishes (butter lettuce salad) failed to excite and a second (quail) just wasn't cooked and had to go back. We were surprised as all previous experiences have been near perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mozza - a Safe Harbor for Fine Food
    IntlFoodFan
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Mozza continues to provide its diners with delicious food, often innovative, accompanied by primarily Italian wines from a comprehensive and well-organized carta dei vini.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, but...
    WineandvistasVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Surprisingly, during our meal the wait staff were engaged in personal conversations with each other, both behind us and in front of us. Far cry from the professionalsm we experiened at Spago. Also, it seemed like we waited a very long time to receive our first course (a cheese dish). This place just didn't seem to have that "something special" element about it, although the food was good.
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  • Not impressed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It's so difficult to get a reservation here and once we finally dined here, I was not impressed. The food was very "meat-heavy" and the service was just okay. There is a central "mozzarella bar" where cooking takes place and the entire restaurant smelled like a greasy diner. While there was some talent coming out of the kitchen, it's not somewhere I'd return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lifeisgood
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Excellent food, great energy, good service....never disappointing.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Mozza should be on the must list for every foodie in LA. The room is beautiful, the pasta melts in your mouth and the cheese course is a must! We had the caprese - amazing little fresh tomatoes from the garden, and buffalo mozzarella to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do not waste your money!
    kimikins25
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Everything about this place leaves a bad taste in my mouth. The service was probably the worst I have ever experienced and the management seems to have no clue. Our meal lasted almost 3 hrs. and in that time we could not get waters refilled, drinks took over a half hour to come, They forgot dishes that we ordered and had a attitude when we said something & 2 of the dishes we ordered we actually inedible. A manager finally came over to try and right things but really it was 2 little 2 late.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • top 20 in Los Angeles
    winendineme
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I found this restaurant on a top 20 restaurant to try in Los Angeles. We were very impressed with the food, drinks, decor and staff. Our server was knowledgeable and had great recommendations. I would definitely recommend this place to someone visiting the LA region.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ridiculous wait...
    Jenni9733
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Almost a 3 hours at dinner because there was such a ridiculous lag time between courses. Unacceptable. Would not return especially when the food was less than spectacular and the service is average at best. The restaurant was short staffed, was their excuse, but that's not my problem. For what is is, I think it's expensive and there is better food elsewhere in town for the price. The chairs are horribly uncomfortable!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jro6
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The Saturday warm Mozzarella special is a must to order. It is warm, creamy on the inside topped with infused olive oil, leeks and garlic bread that is to die for. The pasta handmade dish are flavors are paired very well without overcomplicating the dishes. We ordered things to share. Without even asking our dishes were split up and served to us individually. The staff was extremely professional. If searching for a criticism it would be that the mozzarella dish with mint and artichokes was not as compelling as the others and that the wait staff could be more friendly. One does expect a certain decorum in fine dining, however the heart of this restaurant is the comfort food of Italy, which could be better emulated by the staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Quality, but needs update
    Foodseeker
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We've been going to Osteria Mozza once a year for the past 4 years with the same group of friends. And all of us agree that the dessert and main dish has changed a whole lot. It needs some updating. The starter and mozzarella selection looks the same as well, but there are a lot of choices - it makes up 2 whole pages of selection. I would still recommend coming here for good atmosphere and service once you are at the table. I can't promise what kind of reception you will receive (my experience has varied from host to host).
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood staple
    JginlaVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Over and over again, OM wins. The food is delicious, service wonderful, ambience welcoming and the best drink ever (Gordon's Cup). We love it here.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.