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One of LA's finest Italian restaurants, Osteria Mozza in Hollywood is still very much at the top of its game.

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About Osteria Mozza

Osteria Mozza is the Michelin Starred upscale sibling to the adjacent Pizzeria Mozza, both the brainchild of partners Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich. Anchored by Nancy's massive Mozzarella bar, the soaring Osteria provides a sophisticated but lively environment to enjoy a menu inspired by her dazzling work with Mozzarella and other fresh cheeses and Batali's exploits throughout Italy. The all-Italian wine list
continues the tradition by offering bottlings from the country's finest producers with a focus on Piedmont, Friuli and Tuscany.

6602 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Highland Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 297-0100

Website:
http://www.mozza-la.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking south of entrance on Highland Avenue

Executive Chef:
Matt Molina

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The "Primo Ministro" Room is the perfect venue to host your private events in dramatic elegance paired with the world renowned cuisine of Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton.

Osteria Mozza Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (94)
Special Occasion (94)
Fit for Foodies (86)
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Notable Wine List (78)
Romantic (76)
Good for Anniversaries (75)
Worth the Drive (66)
Creative Cuisine (61)
Authentic (54)
Hot Spot (49)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Bar Seating (41)
Business Meals (32)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Cozy (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Tasting Menu (25)
Comfort Food (20)
Fun (20)
Local Ingredients (20)
Good for Groups (19)
People Watching (19)
Seasonal (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Organic (7)
Tapas (7)
Casual (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Have been to the pizzeria next door on multiple occasions but thought it was time to try the osteria. We weren’t disappointed. Food and service were great and I was proud to show off this Los Angeles gem to some out of town friends.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious as always and our server was exceptional! Great meal, great wine recommendation, great service, great time!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

Great meal from start to finish. Excellent quality and good sized portions, especially for an upscale restaurant. Highlights were the burrita with bacon, octopus, linguine with clams and the pork! Will definatly go back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

Mozza with spicy wallnut was nice but as far as I can remember it was different before. Niw it is to sweet which I didnt like but still very delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was excellent, fresh mozarella was superb. The service on the other hand was pretty abysmal. The first server who gave us our menus disappeared and we sat there waiting to order for almost 30 min. Finally a different waiter came by and took our order. All throughout our meal our water glasses remained empty and there were long pauses between courses. For a restaurant of this caliber I expected more.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was excellent and the service was some of the best I've experienced in LA.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food, great service, mozzarella bar was amazing. Only thing I didn't like was the music, it was 80s throwback and didn't fit the atmosphere. It is a small location so the noise level can get pretty high too.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Tables for 2 were 4 Inches apart..hence private discussion not possible.
The air was stale with aerosolized grease..hence clothing stank on leaving.
Food was O K, lady sommelier was excellent.
Our waiter was not particularly service oriented.
Surprised that this restaurant received such a high ranking from LA times.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We came here on our 5th anniversary on a recommendation from a foodie friend. We had a delicious meal - the mozzarella bar alone is worth the drive to Hollywood, and the pasta was delightful. We both enjoyed our mains (I had the duck, my wife had the tuna) and the dessert was also delicious. Our server was exceptional - she guided us through the menu and gave us recommendations based on our taste, while still hinting at what her favorites were. We would eagerly come back again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

I had such high expectations for this restaurant and had heard great things! The atmosphere threw me off when we first arrived. It was loud and overly crowded. The noise isn't usually an issue but with the high ceilings of this room, the sound was amplified. The tables are so closely packed together that you have to practically sit on the other table to get to your seat and then shuffle around the tables and waiters to go to the bathroom. Our waitress described the food as being "lovely" and "beautiful" and "fun" when we asked for her recommendations. I'm not sure about you, but I don't know what those words TASTE like. She surely meant well but was not very helpful.
On top of that, the couple next to us decided to have a full blown argument about cheating - dropping the f' bomb and calling each other names. Again, the tables are REALLLLY close, and we felt like we were sitting in on their argument. Needless to say, we lost our appetite for dessert and left early.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great experience with creative, high-quality food and excellent service. Food seemed juuuust a little over-priced for what it was, but still excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The ambiance, food and service was excellent. Jen our server was pleasant and extremely helpful explaining the menu and the food.

The restaurant is all that was expected in celebrating my 65 birthday.

Fantastic job.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

After nearly two hours, the waiter realized he forgot to order our first and second entree.
We had to leave after eating only our appetizers.
Disappointing

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I indicated on my open table reservation that this was a birthday dinner. I called the restaurant right after making the reservation to make sure they got the note. I even let the waiter know it was my friend's birthday. They did nothing. Didn't even say happy birthday. Did not acknowledge it at all. We wanted to order burrata first and let them know our order while we were eating it, but our waiter said we couldn't do that. He said we have to put in our entire order at one time and we can't order appetizers first. I wanted to order from pizzeria osteria to go from our waiter, and he said no. He said we have to go there ourselves. In the past, I've ordered pizzeria osteria to go from our waiter and picked up the food from the pizzeria. Since our waiter refused to take the order, I spoke to the hostess and ordered with her. When I went to the pizzeria to pick up my food, they never received th order. I've been to osteria mozza a lot, but this was the worst service I've ever experienced there. I am very disappointed.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The big problem with our dining at Mozza was they put our party of 4 at a table sized for two in the middle of a crowded dining room. We couldn’t get to the center of the table for sharing plates without having the waiter remove our water glasses and bread plates and even then the space was simply too tiny. It was a claustrophobic dining experience for my husbands birthday. Our seating was crowded and the room very noisy. I had requested a quiet table as my husband is hard of hearing when I made the reservation and again when I confirmed. We won’t be back.....

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Everything was delicious except our dessert torte was a little burnt. The Buffalata was creamy. The bread was insane with perfect crust. Lamb chops were over the moon. Our table in the side room was romantically lit with a view of the street. I'm a huge Nancy fan - such pleasurable dining experience!

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Restaurant has a lovely feel and nice vibe. Our first selection from the Mozzarella Bar was good but bris all. The Oxtail pasta dish was delicious, but the Bologna’s was bland, dry, and not great. The Bass en croute was very fishy and did not taste fresh. We sent it back and replaced it with a grille top, which was good...not great. The Octopus arrived when everyone else had finished their meal. We were rather surprised that there was no effort to comp anything....very surprising and disapppinting. We will not return.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Absolutely amazing dinner. This is the BEST Italian in LA by far, I’m only upset it took me so long to try it! I’ll be back, again and again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Be honest, we were a bit disappointed. The safe brussels sprouts were at as well as the corn pasta. I would say The squid ink pasta was on sale pretty great. Our main entrée ice fish and although cooked well, it was very fishy. The gelato was amazing. We wanted to love it but didn't.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was excellent. You have to order all your food at the same time which is kind of odd since we wanted to order appetizers while we decided what we wanted as a main course, however it did work out because all the courses were delivered in a timely manner one after another. Service with refills on drinks was slow. Would totally go back though. The shaved brussel sprouts might have been my favorite, right up there with the burratta with artichoke.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing! Well worth the trip. So glad we went. Highly recommend this place!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The service was amazing. The waiter/waitress are engaging and really try to consider what you want and how you want it. The food is amazing as well and definitely fresh. The lighting is a bit dark but at the same time, fitting because despite having people nearby, it feels like they aren't there. Would recommend to others.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Organic, Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Considering the reputation the food was a bit of a let down. Good service. Bread and Mozzerlla Was nice

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Table service was uneven, we had many periods of waiting and talking over glasses of water, or dry bread with no butter (had to ask for it).

Food was good when it arrived but generally speaking, the ambiance of the space outweighs the food or the service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent service and delicious food. A winning combination. Beautiful hip space and vibe. Classic Italian cuisine with a twist. Great wine list. Food from a master.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

I went to Osteria because I get to know about the Chef (Nancy) in a great program in Netflix. I was in LA for some days so I took the chance and even though Nancy was traveling her team took care of the dinning experience. The option of wines & spirits is huge till the point that I just went for my strong knowledge: tequila & mezcal. Not too many in that area though fair options. I ended up asking for a recommendation of red wine which was also fair (from the 1st page). I took the plate that has a red asterisk in the menu & the beef with some greens. Thanks good I was able to have cheese in the salad as it is one of the species in this place. Being lactose intolerant I just needed a small try and it was great. The dessert of olive gelatto is really something everyone should try. So parts might be a little salty although avoidable in the mix of taste.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (New Zealand)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend as a top 5 during a stopover in LA.

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great service and outstanding food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2017

we were absolutely taken by the ambience, the food, the service and the wine list, a bit noisy at times but one of the best restaurant LA has to offer, with a really unexpected menu items, definitely not like any other Italian restaurant i have been too ...we will be back for some excellent pasta!!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A dream dinner. Three of us shared everything. Super sommelier.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Vegetarian and pasta dishes in a class of their own.
Service? perfect.
The well chosen classic rock soundtrack in the bg could really be quite a bit lower in volume to ease conversation without hurting the energy level.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Not much vegan food which is why I gave it lower points but the chef was able to make things vegan plus our waitress was very very very good about knowing which things were vegan or had dairy/meat elements so that was appreciated. Overall the service was EXCELLENT. A lot of times in restaurants, the men who bring bread by are very disconnected from the rest of the service staff but everyone at this restaurant from the waitress to the sommelier to the nice gentleman who brought by bread were not only nice but legit animated while speaking with us. It was an incredibly WARM, not stuffy, environment - honestly, THIS is what people will come back for, if not the food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Incontournable

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

As a restaurant consultant saw the good to be very good, the service could improve
The portions were not small and were not large
Desert very good

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Come for the burrata (from Italy), the pastas, the great wines (expensive), and the incredible desserts. And try all the breads! Great Italian meal in LA!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had been wanting to come to Osteria Mozza for a while since my wife and I would always pass by it when we drive to the Pantages Theater from the Westside. So when we were planning to celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary, I made a reservation to celebrate our evening at Mozza. I had read some Yelp reviews of great food, sometimes not so great service, however our experience was A+ in terms of the food we experienced and the service. We ran around 15 minutes late but we were seated right as soon as we got there. Ok, you do pay $12 for valet but my only pet peeve was we waited for over 15 minutes for our car to come to the alley because the valet guys simply forgot to pick up the car. Otherwise, glad we made it here and looking forward to the next experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Everything was great and I had a chance to speak with Ms. Silverton and she was very gracious.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Awesome dining experience. I’ve been wanting to check this place out for a long time and it did not disappoint. The service was good and the food is absolutely exquisite. I strongly recommend the pasta dishes.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Had a great meal with friendly and helpful service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Osteria Mozza reputation of a great food destination still holds, however, service remains a major disappointment. Unfriendly cold hostess. A pushy waitress that wants to upsell and only upsell, could careless about the customer experience. We enjoyed the food, however, the unpleasant staff experience will not motivate me to go back anytime soon. I don't recommend this place unless a major improvement is done to the way staff treats clients.

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