Obica Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina - Sunset

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173 reviews
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Italian
Obicà - a chic contemporary Italian casual dining restaurant where mozzarella is the star of a sumptuous line-up of slow food specialties.
The beautifully presented dishes may come from artisan producers adhering to age old traditions, but the Obicà restaurant environment is uncompromisingly contemporary, sleek and modern, with natural woods, clean lines and strong architectural features.

Loved by Italians in Italy and international diners alike, today Obicà has 18 restaurants in international gateway cities such as Rome, Milan, Florence, London, New York, Tokyo, Los Angeles and Dubai, where it continues to delight fans of fine Italian food wherever it opens.

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 173 People Are Saying
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PK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food, really enjoyed it. The pizza was delicious. The mozzarella appetiser was great too.

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MO
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here! Came for New Year's dinner with my boyfriend and they were so friendly and the food was to die for! We came back this past week and they remembered us and treated us like regulars. Will definitely be going back for future date nights.

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BU
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really Good authentic Italian food.. Mozzarella haven.. great charcuterie platter... pasta ..good value

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B
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great service and food!
EVERYONE was at their best!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and unparalleled service. I’d be returning again.

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DB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place with excellent cuisine and pleasant staff.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible time. The food was phenomenal; our server recommended everything and there wasn’t a single thing suggested that we were unhappy with. I would absolutely visit again. Great last, enjoyable night in Los Angeles.

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NJ
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptionally warm and welcoming. It was quiet and you could
actually have a conversation which was fantastic. No one made us feel rushed
or hurried. The food was okay. I would try it again and perhaps order differently.

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MJ
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the gems of LA. Authentic Italian food and run by Italians. Excellent service food and ambience. Go!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Bad service, worst pizza ever eaten (no kidding!)

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was AMAZING!
Great service
We’ll definitely come back!😍

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GG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Reception service and atmosphere are great in this restaurant.
However quality of food was mediocre.
Risotto was watery, lacking taste. Pasta with duck ragu was ok but not great.
Mozzarella was cold.
Generally good but food needs a lot of improvement.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Very commercial kind of restaurant. Albeit Valentine’s Day and I’m sure busy, we had poor service, a cold setting (even after asking to be moved and promised we would not be affected by outside door constantly opening and closing), mediocre/overcooked/mildly flavored food, overall deflating.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Honestly not impressed. Service was very slow and seemed like there was some confusion or lack of communication amongst the wait staff. Not to mention seating was really tight. They tried to create a large table next to us to accommodate the additional guests. The guest’s hood was so close to our table that when he leaned back it touched my wine glass... food was also nothing to write home about. Maybe my expectations were too high?

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AV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff very friendly and very accommodating. Food was excellent

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MT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michele Fadda and his team provided a stellar birthday celebration. They went out of their way to celebrate and accommodate the five of us in the rear of the restaurant which has the great view. Our waiter and bus people were phenomenally wonderful as was the consistently great food. Do not miss this neighborhood restaurant that just happens to be smack in the middle of the internationally famous Sunset Strip.

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BL
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

warm, welcoming and attentive service in a modern ambience. outdoors seating is available. Simple, authentic Italian food that allow the ingredients to shine. excellent food, the pappardelle with duck ragu and tiramisu were my favorites

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EH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat out a lot and rarely bother to write reviews but this place deserved one!

I cam with a large group to try out their dineLA menu. We didn't end up eating the set menu and just ordered individual dishes instead but the experience was amazing. The owner and other staff took the time to fully explain the menu (80% of their ingredients are imported from Italy!). Service was exceptional, food was divine and the view was beautiful. Definitely coming back here again on a warmer day to enjoy the outdoor patio.

protip: there's free parking in the private lot in the back!!!!! ya i know crazy for LA

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JR
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food brings me back to Rome; fresh, delicious, and authentic.
Great place!

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W
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our return visit to Obica turned out to be a better experience than the original one in every aspect possible.

We came for Dine L A and it did not disappoint. The variety of entres in the Primi section was succulent like the offerings it provided. I enjoyed the polenta , a hearty dish especially prepared for this season. Then I ordered the Branzino for my secondi, and it also delivered. But the best was yet to come . The selection of dolce was impressive. With 4 varieties, it was challenging to pick one but I believe I made the best choice with the panettone and mascarpone cheese, whipped so exquisitely that I thought about ordering another one. The wine pairing was adequate. Cant wait to return. Obica is a hit with a fantastic menu and great service. Bon Appetite!!

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SS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and excellent service. We made reservations for my sons 12th bday and everything was great, from the wines to the desserts. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.

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EX
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

THE SEVICE IS EXCELLENT! The wine list could use some improvement but still good. I am absolutely going back.

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SK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined there many times, food and shrive always top-notch. Great, fresh ingredients, authentic Italian food. Indoor and outdoor seating, right on Sunset Plaza, so a good people-watching place, too!

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MH
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was good, wine list was very good, space was perfect.

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly service 👍

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HJ
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One o the best locations in LA....their cocktails are off-the-hook amazing! great people watching....
Highly recommend the chicken Milanese.

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L
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It is wonderfully L.A.! Half of the cost, not including tip and tax, was for wine. They had a special relationship with an Italian winery so a wonderful Barolo was ordered instead of a regular wine list entry which has some beauties too. We were not in a hurry and eating outside in November with a space heater was perfect. Service was neither great nor under the microscope so it worked out very well. Food critics are too often full of themselves and their own.... Sure, it is pricey compared to the standard fare. Want to get engaged? Want to impress your child or child's fiancé with casual finesse? Want to take your own relationship up a notch or just feel right that life is good? Just want to not be bothered and have a relaxed time? Be happy, be surprise free, be generous, be at Obica...after dusk. Life is good. Five stars where five stars is obtainable and rounding is upward.

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ML
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Food was great and had a wonderful time. We sat out back and felt like it was our own private restaurant.

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thankfully one of the few restaurants that does not use garlic or have garlic in the kitchen.Having a garlic allergy is always challenging and of concern.

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VL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Obica is a great space in a fun area. Beautiful bar area in back with a view of the city. Great people-watching in front on Sunset Blvd. Food is good, particularly the mozzarella and salumi sampler to share with a group. The eggplant parmigiana and the lasagna were excellent, mushroom pizza was just ok.

However, service was appalling. We watched in shock as a waiter spilled an entire pizza on a man at the table next to us, which knocked the beverages across the table. There was barely an apology!! Later, one of my dining companions mentioned he smelled marijuana on both the male server who had dropped the pizza and on the female server who was supposedly our waitress, but who pretty much disappeared for the bulk of our meal. Despite repeated (5 or 6) requests, we had difficulty getting the water refills and we ended up ordering less than planned because no server was around and we had to leave for the show. An item ordered "on the side" didn't arrive until after we had finished the rest of the item. We were dining early, pre-theater, so the restaurant was not crowded. This type of service should not have happened.

Next time, we'll go to Petit Trois a couple of doors down!

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M
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I've eaten here many times and realize that this experience is a negative stand out and not the norm, but I felt very disappointed in the experience.

We ordered the Mozzarella appetizer which came with a smoked mozzarella in lieu of the ricotta. They were out of ricotta, which is fine but wasn't explained to us at the time and the smoked mozzarella is rough on the palette and not the one which should be duplicated in the absence of ricotta. They were able to switch this out for another cheese and it was fine.

Before I could finish my sentence ordering my main dish, the waitress walked away. Just gave a totally bad vibe. Our food came out - gluten free pasta - and both dishes were severely undercooked. My boyfriend had to get up to get the waitress's attention and she seemed angry at us when she took our food away. It was clearly just heated somehow and came back, still a little tough and under done but we were both really hungry and just ate it.

The check came and she had discounted $6 from our tab. Given how rude she had been the entire evening, we just quickly paid and left.

Unsure what the deal was, as I've never had a poor experience here in the past, but this was just through and through a really bad experience.

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E
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I'm not alone in experiencing ridiculously slow service here. To be fair to our waitress, she was the only one waiting on over 10 tables at lunchtime. Food was poor. Wont be back for lunch. Their Happy Hour however has always been fun, the small apps great and the service prompt. Weird.

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CB
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food is good but service is slow and inconsistent, albeit friendly.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I was not impressed with the food, specifically the burrata cheese was not as good as others I’ve had.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. Everything was fresh and flavorful.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience, owner manager was incredibly warm and inviting made us feel as we where having dinner in his home, all staff was great and food was superb .

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Food took forever to come out. Food ordered missing ingredients - looks like the kitchen was cutting corners. Server never got what we asked for and basically ignored us until it was time to pay. Saw the same thing happen at the table next to me. Nice location at Sunset Plaza, but I doubt they’re going to be around much longer with this level of service and overall confusion.

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VA
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Not what I expected. Service was slow even tho the restaurant wasn't full - when I saw how empty it was I knew it was a red flag. The bruschetta looked like it was made by a twelve year old, came on the same bread as the house loaf that they give you for free, and was super small. The fried mozzarella balls were so good, basically cheese sticks for 15 bucks. Main was a steak which was good but took forever. Michael the front of house was nice and took care of a wandering drunk guy who approached our table. The espresso was pretty much a drop - smallest one I've ever seen...what is this a espresso for ants? Desert also the smallest portions I've ever seen, the puff pastry was super tough. I had to use a knife. Would not go back.

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PH
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Spencer is always helpful and friendly.
Thanks

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BC
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simple but very tasty Italian food based on fresh ingredients, expertly prepared. I had a superb selection of mozarella and other appetizers, followed by a truffle pizza which was excellent, accompanied by a bottle of Rosso di Montalcino. The Tiramisu was one of the best I have had in Los Angeles. The rest of the table including three children also enjoyed the food very much.

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