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Pizzeria Mozza
Pizzeria Mozza

Pizzeria Mozza Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mozza-la.com
  • Phone: (323) 297-0100
  • Hours of Operation: Open Daily from Noon to Midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Matt Molina
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Melrose Ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $10 Valet
A word from Pizzeria Mozza
Pizzeria Mozza is a bustling, urban burst of flavor and color. Open noon to midnight, seven days a week, Pizzeria Mozza is the perfect atmosphere - whether it be a business lunch or late night snack. The wine bar provides a vibrant venue for sampling from a selection of 50 Italian wines at $50 and under, but don't forget about the ample offering of antipasti, salumi and pizza.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Mozza - Pizzeria or Osteria is the best restaurant in the USA. I know because I have been to all of them."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We heard from a couple of people this would be a good place to meet up with our out-of-state friends who were staying in Hollywood. Upon entering, were shocked at the almost unbearable noise level inside. We realized we would be shouting across the table to catch up on old times. The 7:15 reservation was honored, and we were led into the side room which, thankfully, was several decibels lower than the main room. Our waiter was friendly, humorous and professional, making him a good salesman for the restaurant, but the food was mediocre. I've had better pizza on Venice boardwalk. We tried the recommended 'life changing' dessert It was overpriced, and we were embarrassed when our guests didn't even care to take their uneaten pizza 'to go'."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Coming from New York, it's always hard to find a good pizza joint. While this doesn't live up to most NY style pizza restaurants, it's pretty damn close and by far the best pizza I've had in LA. I felt due to the small space and crowded environment (which isn't necessarily bad) I shouldn't have to pay an elegant restaurant price. I ended up getting two pizzas and two appetizers totaling my bill to over 70 dollars. I feel that it's no different than just going to a pizza place and sitting down and eating there, therefore prices should be lowered. Other than that, the food is great and I would recommend it highly to lost New Yorkers trying to find a good slice of pizza in LA."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Good food. Very busy which resulted in slow, slightly distracted but friendly service. Towards the end of the meal there was considerable unspoken pressure to leave due to another reservation after ours. This really wasn't pleasant."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Both the roasted carrots and broccoli rabe pizza were delicious."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I used to love Pizzeria Mozza, but recently I found that the taste of their pizza has gone down. Their tomato sauce doesn't taste authentic."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Wonderful experience-shall I say, "the best pizza ever!" And the service was excellent. Glad we made the reservation as wait times were about an hour. This is a 'must' for pizza fanatics!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The only thing good about this resturant was the food. It's a crazy, noisy resturant. We had to wait 40 minutes for table, although we had reservation. Appetizers are fantastic, pizza was good , but we won't go back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Good food but we had to yell at our guests to be heard. What-ever happened to conversation?"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "it seems so simple really - but the ingredients are so incredible - everything is delicious. My favorite pizza is the slow cooked broccoli. It's always a struggle what to choose - especially at dessert time - butterscotch budino or the sunday with the caramel ice cream, spanish peanuts and marshmallow sauce. usually not my thing but more savory than it sounds! and of course the wine list is a perfect glance into how great Italian wine can be."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Been dreaming of going to Mozzafor a long time and it did not disappoint! Pizza is very special and appetizers were fab. Added are the great vibe and efficient but very friendly service. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Okay, so I knew (since I frequented Osteria Mozza) that the Pizzaria attached had to be great... But I didn't expect the pizza to blow me away quite this much... Crust has always been one of my favorite parts of the pizza ( even since a youngster), guess it was the pastry chef in me wanting to come out. I just never knew I could enjoy pizza crust quite like this. It's crispy, tender, earthy from the olive oil and salty... That's right, the cuts is sprinkled w/ salt as if Nancy herself is saying "this crust is ridiculously good by itself so please eat it!". And, YOU MUST! Also don't ever leave w/o ordering the Budino! There's a reason it's been one of LA's top desserts these past few years! Enjoy! I sure did."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Yet another great meal at Mozza. The chopped salad, Gorgonzola/leek/bacon pizza, and bruschetta are favorites. If you are doing dessert the butterscotch caramel budino is amazing. Sad the fried squash blossoms are out of season. Great place for lunch or dinner!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "My friend and i enjoyed the food, but it was incredibly loud! We were not really able to enjoy any conversation."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I have always wanted to go to Pizzeria Mozza and when Nancy Silverton won a James Beard award this year, I knew it was time. The fried potato appetizer and salad (tricolore) were great and the pizzas were superb. The crust really is the best part! The desserts (Caramel & Berry Copettas) were unexpected and delicious. My issue was with the service. Our waiter was aloof, to put it mildly. It may have been that I was not as cool looking as the rest of the hip crowd that was there. I am not sure why he felt they were more important than me. He spent more time speaking with and taking the orders of others who came after us (we were a party of 4). The place is also small and cramped. From now on, I will be getting my pizza to go."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We ate here for the first time after the theater and loved it. We arrived at 9:30 on a Sunday night and it was hopping! The mushroom pizza was the most flavorful we have ever tasted and the thin crust was delicious. Our waitress recommended two great Italian wines that paired perfectly with the pizza. Loved the quieter back room/wine cellar."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "While the restaurant is small and a bit noisy, the pizza is outstanding. The garlic bread is the best I've ever eaten, bar none."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The most amazing pizza I've had in LA! Crispy crust yet airy and slightly burned. The combinations were so well thought out, the service was good. Very casual but well executed. I rarely eat pizza and if I do it will be here!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Took a friend for her birthday lunch. Appetizers were OK, Great pizza and desserts- I had goat cheese, leeks, roasted garlic and bacon pizza! Overall food was great but tables are too close to each other and very noisy."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I've been wanting to go to this restaurant for the longest time, because of all the hype and finally went there for my birthday. Made the reservation at least three and half weeks in advance. Restaurant was a bit too noisy and dark for me. I had to use my phone flashlight to read the menu. The Tricolore salad was amazing and the white beans alla Toscana bruschetta and garlic bread was wonderful. I could just eat these three things and be happy. Although, I was disappointed with the pizza after all the raves I heard. The Fungi Misti pizza was okay, I was expecting more. The pizza alla benno with pineapple and jalapeno was better but a bit spicy. If I ever go back there, will have to try their other pizzas."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Had lunch at Pizzeria Mozza, ordered the fennel sausage pizza thought the pizza was just Ok, for me the highlight of the meal was the meatballs, and the butterscotch budino outstanding!! I will go again on our next trip to L.A."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Whenever I can, I go to Pizzeria Mozza. The crust on their pizzas is so perfect: chewy and a little crisp and thin. Fantastic toppings. Salads and everything else are also great but the pizza is the star. Great wines by the glass list too. Servers are really friendly and I always feel welcome."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "starts with $10 valet parking - too rich for anyone's blood. I should've come here on my motorcycle! we got our reserved table very quickly but it was probably the worst table in the house - right near the noisy kitchen area. the AC blew very hard on my wife so I had to go outside, wait 15 minutes for the valet guy to get the jacket for me. Pizza was the best pizza I ever had in my life - and I just ordered the Margherita! And I had a lot of pizza everywhere in the world! Probably better place for lunch than dinner overall."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I love this place! I've eaten here twice and have really liked everything I've tried so far. I will definitely be coming back!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "As a foody, I must note this place is HORRIBLE!  We ordered the cauliflower appetizer , it came to the table looking like a zebra - black and white ... The black part was charcoaled !!!! It tasted bitter and burnt ... I asked the server if it's supposed to be this way and he said yes ... I get crispy sautéed vegetable but I don't get burnt ! Nasty to say the least. We ordered the Napoleon pizza - buffola mozza, anchovies, capers ... It gets to the table and it's supposed to be 4 slices and 2 out of four have no cheese .. Just sauce and pieces of anchovy ... If I wanted breadsticks with sauce I would have ordered that! This is NOT a pizza ... Pizza consists of crust, sauce and cheese!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "In advance on Open Table and again through a phone call I asked to reserve a table - early in the evening- 5:00- for four people that could accommodate a person with a broken leg who is on crutches. I was told no problem. She needed to elevate her foot and sit in an interior table that would not be bumped constantly by the servers due to blood clotting concerns. Manager refused to make any accommodation when I arrived and was very uncaring. A very negative dining experience which could have been great. If you need any physical accommodation, do not dine here."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We stopped by and had dinner there last week. Margarita pizza was fantastic, chopped salad was a nice size and tasty, meatballs were tender with a nice sauce. Also tried the fennel sausage pizza which was very good, and finished with caramel dessert and some olive oil gelato. It was a really nice, casual place for dinner. We had a great time!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The pizza as always was the star. We had the Bianca with subtle flavors. The tricolori salad was delicious and the butterscotch pudding divine."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Most everyone goes to Mozza for the Pizzas which are definately 1st Class & Top Shelf - But "Best" Pizza is a topic that can start a religious war so it's best not to say any more. One thing (several actually) that shouldn't be missed are the Antipasti. A group of four can have a great meal/time sharing several of them along with a pizza or two. If you want a nice quiet & romatic Italian meal Pizzaria Mozza ain't that place - It's loud, crowded, and a pretty good party. Despite the crowd outside waiting for tables, with an Open Table reservation our party was seated as soon as we checked in."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Probably the best place in Los Angeles for pizza. The dough and crust as well as the toppings are outstanding."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food is amazing. Service was great. It is a bit pricey but well worth it."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This place has gone downhill. The pizza was soft and soggy. The staff is still horrible - especially the male host. That was my last time there."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Always fantastic. Would rather eat here than any 5 star restaurant."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Pizzeria Mozza is a gem. The food is fantastic, picked from a wonderful menu of fabulous combinations of delicious fresh ingredients. Nancy Silverton delivers a wonderful experience. I loved this place when I lived in LA and on a recent visit from my new home in NY, it didn't disappoint. You have to try very, very hard to find something better when you're looking for casual dining, friendly and attentive service and just overall fantastic fresh food at a very reasonable price. These are very far from a average pizzas."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food is fabulous. My daughter and I took my mother here to end her visit with us and we weren't disappointed. The three of us shared two appetizers - buratta/tomatoes and squash flowers. The tastes exploded in my mouth. The grilled cherry tomatoes with the buratta were exquisite and the squash flowers are a delicacy. We then shared eggplant parmesan (the daily special) and a pizza with leeks, goat cheese and scallions. The crust of the pizza is so outstanding and the flavors ... perfect combination. Somehow this eggplant parm was the most flavorful, I've ever tasted and I mean the eggplant - which is usually an excuse to put cheese and tomato sauce together. A perfect cap to her visit and a great way to send her back east."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Boyfriend is a Chef and I have worked in restaurants for 15+ years. Genuine, honest impeccable deceitfully simple food done perfectly. We barely spoke a word because we were so blown away by the food. Our last meal while visiting L.A.--will dream about the crust and the burata crostini."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Small place. A bit noisy. Great pizza selection. Nice wine. Great deserts. Good service. Must have reservations on weekends."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Title of this review says it all. So savory and good! Butterscotch salted caramel dessert is fantastic, too."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I expected more for what they are charging! If you're going to charge me $18 for a mini pizza I expect to have some personal space not touching elbows with the person next to me that I don't know. Also the service was horrible, I better get better service going to Little Ceasar's !"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "absolutely worth the price and the best pizza sauce I've ever had"
    Dined on 6/27/2014