Pizzeria Mozza
Pizzeria Mozza

Pizzeria Mozza

  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Pizzeria Mozza reviews from OpenTable diners
366 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (250)hot spot (161)neighborhood gem (135)great for lunch (114)special occasion (94)notable wine list (79)good for groups (77)vibrant bar scene (40)late-night find (40)kid-friendly (33)romantic (25)great for brunch (17)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Notesfromachair
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Great food with a slight twist. Always wonderfully fresh and original - yet also dependable favorites. I never imagined loving a clam pizza - who knew?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patt
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Yummy pizza, expensive by the glass wine list and fabulous pumpkin gelato pie with rum raisin sauce and candied pecans. Not a very friendly server. Great busboys! Very very crowded on a Sunay afternoon at 4:00!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wouldn't come back
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    After reading reviews of this place and seeing that it's always busy. I figured it would be a a great place to have dinner. I'll make it short and simple: food was not too quality, everything from the appetizers to the pizzas tasted like very bland and dry microwaveable food. Not what I would expect from a restaurant like this. And portions were ridiculously small. So I asssume ok tiny but delicious. I was greatly mistaken. The ambiance was another downside. It was incredibly loud that you couldn't hear the person next you. Now considering we are sitting shoulder to shoulder with other people from other parties and the experience just became unbearable. Would not come back here again. Not what is expected from a classy restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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  • Odd pacing of service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Mozza (both Pizzeria and Osteria) are well oiled machines at this point but I couldn't help but feel rushed in regards to the coursing, pacing and service. We ordered salads, small plates, bruschetta, pizza and a bottle of wine for three. The bruschetta was served first, then everything else came out at virtually the same time... It was early on a Friday evening, perhaps the lack of other patrons had something to do with the timing. I am weary of sounding like Im nitpicking here but it was uncomfortable and noticed by my dining companions. The goal of any successful restaurant is to turn tables but perhaps make it less apparent, especially when people are dropping $200 on pizza. The food was good, server was helpful but don't think I'll return soon for this reason.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Superb Service Superb HOWEVER ...
    MJLM
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Food first class as is the service. Waiter Kyle K. and sommelier were attentive querying the kitchen on hidden ingredients in several dishes. I am extremely tolerant of restaurants's policies on reservation, HOWEVER, a reservation here means standing in the corner waiting awkwardly for a member of your party to arrive - stuck in LA traffic for a few minutes. Yet celebrity arrives and is seated at a 6 top and guests don't arrive for 30 minutes that just reeks of Chi Chi. Why can't my party of 3 sit too? And to be told my reserved table would have to be relinquished in 45 minutes, or I could take a table in the back . Classless! Third time this has happened; three strikes your out. It's pizza! As good spots that treat all with class.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    luv2eat
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Considering all the hype expected more. Would come back if I was in the neighborhood but would not make a special trip (it took me 45 minutes and there was no valet).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOVED IT!
    famfave
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We go to this restaurant for our family's birthdays so we have been there several times. Now our youngest (who is a picky eater ) has requested It for his birthday in two weeks and he told me he wants to have the exact meal we had on Sunday. It's always delicious and sometimes educational for my husband who is a foodie. He learns new menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vera Pizza Napolitana!
    TomJoh
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Silverton's casual place shares some of its menu with the adjacent, more formal Osteria (e.g., the white bean purees with saba on crostini, a fabulous appetizer), but diverges in the area of pizza. This is where you get real Naples pizza, with the thin, puffy, charred crust and the just-cooked toppings. Interesting, very authentic combinations, some vegetarian, some decidedly not, none of that tomato goop and pepperoni stuff that strip mall places put out. Everything looks so good you will definitely order too much food, and when it comes it will be so good you will eat more than you should. Plan on taking some home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    webpal
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I would give it five, though, the $60 white truffle pizza we came for was extremely dull and had no real truffle taste or smell. Everything else was fantastic. The pizza itself is second to none. It's crust is heavenly. The appetizers - delicious. The service - spectacular! And since we mentioned the truffle wasn't to our liking, they brought another one. That's spectacular service. The second pizza was slightly better, however, the truffle was just not we know it should be. Maybe they had a bad batch.. not sure, however, I'd highly recommend the place, just not the truffle pizza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food -- Getting overcrowded
    FateoptionalVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The food here is always good. Unfortunately the restaurant is taking to cramming four people into spaces for just two-tops sometimes, in order to get more people in and out. It can make a dining experience a little too shoulder-to-shoulder.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This is a very tight fit, tables are right next to each other so dont expect alot of elbow room. Food= awesome! Great pizzas but you have to ask the server about what the menu actually says, or google it on your phone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Choices
    VsNiteOut
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    There were so many amazing choices on the menu. Loved the butternut squash with brown butter and sage as an appetizer, followed by a delicious salad with a lemon vinaigrette. Our pizza choice was leek, garlic and bacon. Finished with a seasonal pumpkin dessert. Two of us split each of these items, and it was a full meal for both of us. Staff was excellent. I would return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding pizza
    Cassi08VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Outstanding pizza! Burrata cheese appetizer was so yummy. Nick, our waiter, who is usually behind the bar was extremely informative. He really knew all aspects of the food and wine available. And the history of the restaurant as well. The place is hopping!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meatballs
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    So I always order the meatballs. Always!! But truth be told...they are inconsistent. Never bad but some times better or spicier than others. I would love if they were the same each time with the right amount of kick, otherwise, love this place, for reals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice enough
    Weezy
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    May have been our choices, but we weren't blown away by the pizza (Napolitano) not the dessert (budino). The side carrots were delicious, way beyond expectation, and the tricolore salad was also delish. We almost always order wine but the by-the-glass prices were a little ridiculous. Suppose they have to keep up appearances but...there's not even a $10-12 glass of red on offer. We had reservations for a couple of weeks but only had option of bar seating or side-by-side squished bench seating next to another group. Worked for us but might have been a downer for another couple. Clearly nothing had been held. And we ate early - 6:30.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Savoring the Memory
    MartaVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Our group of 8 trickled in over 20 minutes, fazing none of the servers. In the meantime we enjoyed squash blossoms and wine, and poured over our menu choices. Our salads and pizzas were all amazing. I keep pondering the memory of that crust... How does NS do it? The edges are certainly a treat of bread, you think, but then they crumble into wonderfully crisp lightness. Wow! No one can compare. And of course, budino and coppettas all around to finish. An occasion to remember!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    DbrookmaVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Loved the food, just cant stand being packed into a place like sardines. Just not my personal favorite. Dinner was 45 minutes from start to finish even though we were told the pizza's would take a while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • burnt and out cold
    NYEFAIL
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    pizza was burnt, completely overdone and below their standards. normally great food and service just make sure to get there early in the night and don't let them seat you at the bar.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow, disappointing
    KariW
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Knew this would be just a pizza joint (if somewhat upscale) but boy was I disappointed. Had 3 nights in LA w/ my 8 year old & figured this would be the biggest hit for her. She left saying "the water was the best thing there." For me, wine was the best thing. Starters: fried cauliflower & zucchini blossoms. 1st boring, 2nd both boring & overly nutmegged. She went with an arugula salad (loves this at home), and I got a pizza with Gorgonzola, raddicchio, and rosemary potatoes, figuring we'd share. She thought the salad was fairly dull, and I found the pizza had way too much rosemary - it was uneatable. Half of this was left; all but two bites of the cauliflower was left. No mention made by the wait staff of this. I'd warn anyone away.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Truffle Season!
    GrubLvr
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My family and I have been enjoying this restaurant since it opened! Never a dull moment, always brilliant and delicious! The service here is remarkable! The White truffle pizza was mind-blowing and you should have it soon before it goes away. Our dinner was: White truffle pizza, squash blossoms, calamari, tricolore salad, Salumi salame pizza, Bianca pizza, Mortadella Panini, Budino, Caramel Coppetta, Coconut gelato & a macchiato to top it off! Make a reservation and go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pizza
    Patrece
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Second time visiting, service was much better, but not 100%. Waited for a little while and had to flag down waitress for dessert order. Still at little pricey, would come again..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • trendy lunch spot
    GastronomegalVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Busy, trendy, yummy food, fabulous gourmet pizzas....crust to die for. Interesting menu. Good service. I had the Brussel sprouts and "bacon bread crumbs" app. Hubby had meatballs app. Was warned by server that Brussel sprouts were very vinegary - they were. Too much for me, I only had a few. Hubby liked meatballs. Pizzas were great. I had prosciutto and arugula and he had margharita. Not a place to linger, too busy and the tables are very close. No private conversations here....but fun, tasty food, and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not all it's cracked up to be
    Cheetahjab
    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
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    notable wine list
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    • 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
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    • 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)
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    fit for foodies
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite LA pizza places!
    yupitsme
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I am very picky about my pizza and one of my missions was to find a good place in LA (I am from San Diego and often travel to LA for museums and to watch my sister's shows at the Groundlings). This second time here, we had a large entourage and we chose to eat early and get out in time to catch a show, so I made sure we had reservation. Be warned: they are really tightassed about making sure all of your party are present, even if you buy order enough food for everyone. he tells us after we were seated that we "had to be out of there by 6:45". There were plenty of tables btw. we had a reservation, some people did not and they got seated. On the plus side, ALL the pizzas are good. could have done without the rudeness.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • 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!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • 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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  • 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!
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  • 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
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommend
    kingcronVIP
    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.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    hot spot, romantic
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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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate