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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
  • "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
  • "The pizza is good, the crust is great. They get "creative". Wasn't crazy about the one I had the last time since the raw arugula on my pizza made my mouth do the work of eating a salad instead of savoring the rest of the ingredients on the pizza which ruined it. I had a simple green salad but it was as if the baby green could have come from a bag with only a little dressing on it. Wish there was at least one more ingredient in there to make it more interesting for the money. (It's expensive!). The young hostess was arrogant - perhaps if you don't look like you quite are rich enough to be there, you get attitude), but the wait staff was very pro and friendly. It's a "scene," so being there seems like you're someplace important."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Got there right before our reservation was told that we could not get seated till our full party was there, Our full party arrived we sat for 25 mins before getting service. I saw a table get seated without a full party. I guess they have special rules for certain people. I had to ask for ice tea 3 times. Waiter didn't want to give recommending (our first time there). Got our apps, and the bus boy was at the table every 5 secs asking if we were done to clear our plates when you could clearly see there was still apps on the plates. Entree went smoothly. Dessert came, and again the bus boys came by every 5 seconds to ask if we were done and before we could finish he picked up everyone's dessert spoons.. so I didn't get to finish my food :-("
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "If you're looking to have a nice night out but not break the beak, Pizzeria Mozza is perfect. The meatballs or burrata crostini are great starters but do not leave without trying the butterscotch budino. Sometimes I go just for that. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Some of the best pizza we've ever had -- I had the white anchovy, my wife had the Bianca. We also shared the bone marrow appetizer which is huge and tasty. All in all, a great experience."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "PROS: Service (top notch!), food, wine, dinner costs (fairly reasonable for a trendy L.A. eatery). CONS: $10 Valet charge (UGH!). NOISE LEVEL - waaaay too loud for a conversation. TIP: Feel free to ask your server what all the Italian words on the menu mean. TIP: Get the butterscotch cup for dessert. OMG!!! We're going to try the Osteria next door in a few months."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "At one point during dinner, the couple sitting next to us apologized for eyeballing our food. We didn't mind a bit, but it gives you an idea of how close the tables are at Pizzeria Mozza -- you can't not be in the business of the people sitting next to you unless you're a party of four or more (then, you just have to get used to people banging into the back of your chair as they try to get in and out). This place is ridiculously small and, given that it's not a cheap eat, it seems a little sadistic to pack people in like sardines. However, that doesn't mean this isn't some of the best pizza around (and don't skip the budino on the dessert menu, or the grilled bread, or the salads, or... well, anything). Worth the squeeze!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife and I love going to mozza because they have quality ingredients, awesome service and it is always a great overall dining experience for us. We are self titled professional "foodies", so we seek out the best places to eat in Los Angeles and this is right up there for #1 when we talk about Italian inspired spots..."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I wasn't sure based on the reviews online, but decided it would be good to eat something a bit more normal with the kids (teens). Place was loud and packed, with a lot of energy in the room. Staff was always moving. Waited a little past our 9:15 reservation, and the table was tight, but manageable. An app, a salad (chopped salad for $16 was plenty for the four of us...and tasty), two pizzas. Being from NJ we know pizza well, and the ingredients here were exceptional. If folks write that things were average, they either don't appreciate quality ingredients or live in a place with damn good pizza. Sauce was nice , and crust was worth saving. Dessert ($10) was awesome...caramel, peanuts, chocolate sauce over ice cream. Service was A+"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Outstanding pizza, perfect thin crust. Roasted carrots were delicious and wowed the non-carrot eaters at the table as well as those fond of carrots. Amazing wine, food, and service."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I love Mozza. It's one of my favorite places, weather it's with family, friends or your special someone. The food and ambience is just amazing. I love everything about this place. I really recommend it."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Everything ordered was fresh, well prepared and extremely tasty. Butterscotch budino is a top 10 dessert experience. A little pricey, but quality is there and service is professional. Overall, a really good dining experience."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My wife and I recently celebrated 23 years of marriage with a movie and lunch. The film was just okay, but our lunch at Mozza was fantastic. We were a little early for our resevation, but were seated right away. There were so many choices and our waiter, Kyle was very helpful and patient. The food was just so darn good. We shared the Sunday Lasagna Special, which was delicious and I ordered a pizza with Yukon potatoes, bacon, and a sunnyside-up egg. One of the best pizzas I have ever had. The squash blossoms and the oven roasted corn were fabulous appetizers. Our cappuccinos were maybe the best we had ever had. Everybody was friendly and talkative. One of our neighboring tables offered us tastes. A real fun time with great food."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Maybe it is a good thing I live 45 minutes from Pizzeria Mozza. If I didn't, I would be eating pizza toooo much! For the most part, I have a pretty clean diet and generally, ixnay all wheat and refined foods. However, one should be able to indulge now and then, right? Well, the meatlover's pizza with mushrooms added and sans the cheese (yes, I have a milk allergy) and I am in food heaven. I am a lover of a crispy thin crust, which this pizza has...it is the best. I admit it, I have become a pizza snob and never order pizza anywhere else because when I do, I am very disappointed. Service is hit and miss; servers are good but to the most part, the waiters, NOT!!! Having said that, I don't frequent this establishment for the service."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Pretty expensive pizza dinner which is more hyped than it is really worth! Total bill came close to $100 for 2 people including two pizzas, one desert, one glass wine, one coke, and valet parking. Even the most popular squash blossom pizza not as good as I expected. Not going back at this cost."
    Dined on 6/13/2014