Pizzeria Mozza
Pizzeria Mozza

Pizzeria Mozza

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mozza-la.com/
  • Phone: 3232970100x
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Pizzeria Mozza reviews from OpenTable diners
374 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (250)hot spot (154)neighborhood gem (134)great for lunch (126)notable wine list (79)special occasion (79)good for groups (75)vibrant bar scene (44)late-night find (41)kid-friendly (34)romantic (25)great for brunch (21)Show More
  • Best ever pizza
    Delsreviews
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Really great but different pizzas majority without tomatoes this realy is top quality had choke. Wings to start spicy but good enough for two then pizza with salami very good indeed this is realy good wish they had a branch in London!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gourmetgoddess1
    gourmetgoddess1VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    A must go to when in LA ! Reservations a must along with any flavor of gelato ! My favorite salad is the Caprese with the creamiest burrata cheese. Any pizza is fabulous, a bottle of wine and you are HAPPY !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SO GOOD!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    You can't go wrong here! Everything is delicious, and the service is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not all it's cracked up to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    its supose to have fantastic pizza. At best it was average , despite the epic wood burning oven. The pizza was only they felt you should have it, so options where nonexistent. What we had was ok. Honestly I wouldn't go back ridiculous valley parking that was both expensive and obnoxiously slow. Don't see why this is a hot spot at all
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Food and service was good... Valet was a bit of hassle but otherwise the experience was fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Takeaplate
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    12 noon-Our party of 3 rrived for noon reservation and was seated. 12:10-Drinks arrived promptly after ordering. 12:20-Salads arrived promptly after ordering. 1:35-Pizzas arrived 80 minutes after ordering. No explanation from the friendly but illusive server. ("Energetic" is a euphemism for "must strain to hear dining companions") (Specific recommendation does not actually apply but is required to submit review)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • High Noise level But Good food, Fun
    RobW
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We've been here often, and the salads are some of the best we've had, particularly the Tricolore and Nancy's chopped salad. Even sitting at the bar Counter is fun, if restaurant is too busy to get a table. Service is good, and waiters helpful with menu of unfamiliar things. Some Pizza's were better than others, based on your taste but crust was excellent. Noise level in evening was such that we could not here each other talk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch pizza place!
    foodcat
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Get nancy's chopped salad.... It is to die for and it's more than large enough for two people. The meat lovers pizza is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Menu
    WannabeChefLaura
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The service was great and the waitstaff very attentive. We ordered the Bone Marrow appetizer and the Ricotta-Stuffed Squash Blossoms to start. Both were outstanding in preparation and taste. My 24 yr old son ordered the pizza Bianca and I had the Goat Cheese, Leek, Scallion, Bacon, and Roasted Garlic Pizza. Both were tasty with thin, crispy crust and cooked to perfection. Banana and Peanut Butter Gelato completed my son's meal, while I enjoyed the creamy Butterscotch Budino with Pine Nut/Rosemary cookies. My only complaint here is I wish mine was bigger, as it was so delicious it was all I could do to refrain from licking the glass it was served in. Overall a very satisfying experience and I can't wait to go back! Two thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downhill?
    notnormallyareviewer
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I've been to Pizzeria Mozza a number of times over the years and was quite disappointed with the food this time around. The squash blossoms and desserts are still perfect, but the pizzas were just kinda of average. And the salad was blah. Expected more.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This place was an ultimate bust. Worst service ever! Food was no good. Again I can't mention enough how bad the service was. Waitress had no personality. At one point I thought I might have to order my food myself with the cashier. DONT GO!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Restored
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Simply put, dining at Pizzeria Mozza was exquisite. A sweet closure to a rough week. We were treated like royalty. The service was top notch and the food was better than I remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommend
    kingcron
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I tried Pizzeria Mozza on a recommendation from a colleague of mine. He praised the restaurant's food and ambiance as a perfect date spot and it did not disappoint. I highly recommend the Caprese Salad to start and the Butterscotch dessert to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Get your carbs on!
    Keepitclean
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Fabulous pizzas, salads, veggie sides. They won't seat you until your whole party is there, so don't expect to linger at a table waiting for your date. Everything was delicious and the service is top notch. Crazy good desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent pizza
    Madgew
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Very loud even when not crowded but Pizza is worth it. Our server was excellent. Went there for lunch, not crowded which was great because when full almost too loud to talk across the table. Tables also are too close to each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If it weren't for Mario...
    MelNik
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Saturday night was my third visit to PM. I'll admit that of all 3 times, I've never been BLOWN away by the food, but each time it decreased in wow factor. The service was really unfortunate as well. At least 7 min before we got menus.The host stand crew was great and managers touched tables and were aware, but can't make up for a disconnected, miserable server. Fire times were on point, we got our food promptly and in perfect sequence. Chopped salad and farro salad shared a very similar overall flavor- overkill on oregano. Arancini were mediocre. Garlic bread very overly oily. Burrata was delicious. Pizzas were good, but nothing to write home about. Crafty wine service in individual decanters. We skipped dessert after being unimpressed.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • In decline
    SadaboutMozza
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I've been going to Mozza for years, and have always been extremely happy with both the service and food. Unfortunately, every restaurant seems to finally go into decline, and I think Mozza has begun there inevitable descent. First, service was poor. The greeter was somewhat rude, which is fine I guess, but she insisted that if we wanted table (which, incidentally, we had a reservation for) we had to leave in less than an hour. I appreciate that they need to flip tables, but I've never encountered an flat out ultimatum before! The food was the big disappointment--former favorites like the chop salad were just bad. Perhaps we just caught a bad night, but between service and food Mozza is definitely off our list of habitual restaurants.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food and Good Times
    Pogepi
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Having a reservation is the way to go, otherwise the wait can sometimes be upwards to an hour without a reservation. Everything on the menu looks delicious. The fried squash blossoms with ricotta and marinated bell peppers with tuna were light and savory. You can't come to this place and not have a pizza, we tried a spinach pizza and a sausage pizza both were delicious. Pizza's were cooked in a brick oven, which came out beautifully. The crust was thin and crispy, the Sausage was very savory and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't Rush Me
    Fresser
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    When I eat at a restaurant, it usually involves conversation and socializing. I felt rushed, from the moment they insist on pouring my wine to the last drop, until the bus person "sweeps" the table without asking if we are finished. Rude!! We still had some bread sticks on the table and the bus person grabbed them, and I said: "We are not finished" and he threw them back on the table. Um, we chose not to eat them after he had touched them. Some people need more training in the fine art of serving and busing tables. This pretty much threw a wet towel on to our lunch. A meal is an event, even if it's lunch or pizza. Thanks Mozza, you made me feel like my choice for my birthday lunch was definitely the wrong one. Next time Connie and Ted's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mozzalucious
    vegatheart
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Had a Birthday Celebration here, loved the squash blossom and cauliflower antipasti and the Funghi Misti, Fennel Sausage pizzas were prepared perfectly. Noise level a little on the loud side, but tolerable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flew in from SF for Mozza - again.
    GeoffVague
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Over the years Pizzeria Mozza has consistently been my go to place for a special meal. The service, food and ambiance can turn a quick and delicious lunch into a lifetime memory. Of you go for dinner - don't skip desert. There is a butterscotch bidi no with your name on it waiting for you. Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton please open a Pizzeria Mozza in San Francisco - rather spend on food than Southwest Airlines - but till then happy to come to LA for your food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    As always, this place never disappoints me! Their great lunch special makes it affordable to dine there and try different items! Absolutely LOVE this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience
    JuliaHope
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I somehow end up at Mozza every time I'm in LA and am never sad about it. Consistently amazing food and service. It can be sort of loud and crowded- but it's a fun atmosphere and the quality more than makes up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hollywood Hot Spot
    Jinx
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This pizzeria was definitely busy during our lunch visit. Several people had to wait to be seated, it was that full. I recommend making reservations well in advance, especially if you are a large party. The food was good, but not outstanding. The noise level was crazy loud as the pizzeria is small with tables crammed in the small space and two bar areas for seating (they crammed eight of us around a small table). Our waiter was great: attentive and knowledgeable, but not overbearing. Overall, it's a nice place to try out, but doubtful I would go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mozza
    MommamiaMozza
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This was my second time eating at pizzeria Mozza. And it was amazing. Great food and great service. Can't wait to return. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravo!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Some of the best pizzas I have ever eaten! Everything is good. Service is excellent. NO wonder why after all these years, it is still hard to get a table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful food
    Florence
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food, service & wine @ Mozza are all wonderful, but the noise level could come down a few decibels with some softer surfaces to deaden the noise. Also, the $10 valet is a bit steep.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • $9 for diet cokes
    MrBarbequeVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Everything was good but paying $9 for 2 diet cokes with no free refills is enraging.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    not perfect but damn good. a little steamy on a hot day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top of the crust!
    laika
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Amazing pizza!! Just the perfect amount of everything one could wish for to get to pizza heaven!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Loved the selection of pizzas that incorporated locally grown tomatoes. We devoured the Napolitano and would go back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I don't get it
    sparkyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I really like pizza (having grown up in New Jersey) and was looking forward to having lunch here. I ordered a sausage, onion, pepper pizza. The crust was tasty but too bready around the edges and too weak in the middle to hold the toppings. The sausage was unwieldy "meatballs" that you had to crumble and redistribute around the pie. Finally, the cheese was too thick and not judiciously spread, as it should have been. The chopped salad was good, though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always seems overrated
    AlohaVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Seating is way too tight. I felt like the guy at the next table was on my lap. Food is okay. I have yet to have an incredible dish. Pizza crust felt bland. Speck was good. Chopped salad was kind of bland as well. The menu has the appearance of a foodie type place, but I have not found the food to be exceptional. And $9 for a 12 ounce draft beer seems steep, even for LA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LisaVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food and service were outstanding. Our only complaints were the noise level and the closeness of the tables. Absolutely no privacy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sdf35114VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I understand you do not open until 12 noon but the doors were not open and when they did a little later there was still a delay as the staff was setting out bench and dirty ashtray. The food is always good but the squask blossoms were very disappointing- small and dry. The staff was very attentive but we felt rushed as they tried to clear plates that still had food on them.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best pizza ever!!
    laika
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A truly wonderful crust makes the pizza and MOZZA's hits the top of the charts. Other items on the menu are outstanding and make for a well-rounded dining experience. Will definitely return to what has become my favorite pizza joint in LA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pizza!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    yummy pizza. seated immediately. lovely service. wine is expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Mozza!
    Robbymode
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everyone is always so kind and welcoming when my wife and I attend. It is a Los Angeles Gem! Great food great wine list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great place. Amazing food. A bit loud though, but definitely part of the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar as always
    Graybaby
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    After eating a Pizzeria Mozza dozens of times, it's fantastic to see that they've sustained both the quality of their food and the quality of their overall vibe since opening years back. Calling their pizza "pizza" is a disservice, lumping it in with all the mediocre pizza that can be found across Los Angeles, as this is truly something beyond that. Additionally, all the starters that we tried were both novel and spectacular (tuna in peppers was great, same for the meatballs. Simply put: if you haven't been yet, make a reservation and go to Mozza ASAP
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.