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About Osteria Mozza

Presided over by always-dressed-to-impress Nancy Silverton, Osteria Mozza goes from strength to strength. From exquisite handmade pastas to grilled beef tagliata to Pastry Chef Dahlia Narvaez’s rosemary olive oil cakes. Osteria Mozza’s is a menu Angelenos can recite by heart: the greatest hits. 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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (81)
Good for a Date (77)
Fit for Foodies (74)
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Good for Anniversaries (64)
Notable Wine List (60)
Romantic (56)
Creative Cuisine (52)
Worth the Drive (46)
Authentic (38)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Bar Seating (33)
Hot Spot (32)
Business Meals (31)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Cozy (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Good for Groups (21)
Fun (20)
Local Ingredients (20)
Tasting Menu (20)
Comfort Food (19)
People Watching (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Seasonal (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Tapas (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Casual (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great service amazing food all around satisfied

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing and knowledgeable staff and food was outstanding!

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·Dined 4 days ago

We weren’t seated until 20 minutes after our actual reservation. It seemed quite chaotic, someone maybe overbooked the books that night. I witnessed some pretty rude guests snap at the hostesses/maitre d’. We politely inquired about how much longer and expressed our frushtration, the response was very far from professional. After being seated we waited 5 minutes to receive menus as we were just looking around the room.(it is now 10pm our res was @ 9:30). The Som was very fixated on my price budget and only recommended wines at the brink of my budget which was so off putting. The bearded gentleman at the bar was a class act and was great. He seemed annoyed with the guests, as his bar was over run with people waiting to sit. The food saved the night from being a disaster. Pastas were amazing, meats perfectly cooked and all the food was hot on arrival. Mario batali can suck a fat one

Tags: Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined 4 days ago

Waitstaff was extremely rude. Sat us 35 minutes past our reservation.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

It was my birthday and we had s group of 5 for dinner at Mozza. My partner took a cake to be served as dessert. Service was unusually bad, our waiter was standoffish and unhelpful. But food was delicious as always. At dessert time there was a big delay on bringing the cake.
Finally the general manager came out and told us that someone dropped the cake in the kitchen and he was very apologetic for the incident and comped the whole meal for us and brought every dessert available in the menu. A very nice touch!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Been wanting to eat at Mozza for a few years now and made reservations as an xmas present for my wife. Woke up in the am and turned on A Chef’s Table and out of pure coincidence it was the episode featuring Mozza! Set the day off correctly!
Great food, wine, service, and amazing bread.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 5 days ago

Disappointed this time, the food was way too salty, we couldn’t even eat the pasta and the salad was overdressed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Such a great experience. My table was able to meet Nancy and have her sign our cookbooks. Nancy and the entire staff were so friendly and genuine. It was an amazing experience!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

On a scale of 1-10, this place easily ranks in the 11-15 range: exquisite food , impeccable and extremely service and one of the best wine lists encountered this year- truly spectacular from start to finish.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Hostesses with an attitude- will never return nor recommend d

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 7 days ago

While I'm usually not a fan of Italian cuisine, Osteria Mozza was able to create a memorable experience with each course more delectable than the last. Be sure to try at least one item from the mozzarella section of the menu, as this appears to be their specialty.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (東京)·Dined on January 10, 2018

This has got to be the best Italian restaurant in LA and one of the best in the city. The food is superb. It cannot be any moreItalian than their food. Everything was carefully laid out for and was simply amazing.

The staff was amazing and explained the menu in detail and give her recommendation which we truly appreciated.

Overall one of the most memorable restaurant that we come across throughout our travel .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We were there for Mozzarella Mondays, when they hand-pull mozzarella to order, which was pretty delicious. But all the food was superlative. Great meal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Our appetizers were cold and greasy. We were never offered any bread which is what Nancy Silverton is renowned for because of her la Brea Bakery . The main dishes did not come as described. Overall we have no need to ever return I don't think you can ever beat Bestia for good food and quality at the right price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Some exceptional food in a disappointing context. Pasta was exceptional. Dates with speck and brussel sprout salad were excellent. Mozzarella sampler was tasteless due to being served cold. Nancy Silverton, who lives in Italy part of the year, should know better, especially at $29.
Service was spotty-no bread, and hard on the up sell. The waiter recommended the most expensive wines by the quartino (1.5 glasses) and encouraged over-ordering.
The environment was raucous and uncomfortable. Very loud music, and even louder conversation from too closely spaced tables. Impossible to have a reasonable conversation across our table. At over $100 per person, not what was expected. We couldn’t wait to leave.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Bread, mozzarella and pasta are delicious. Service is great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food is always amazing. The service and attention was superb. Great dinner!!!!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Authentic but original Italian food (I am born and raised in Italy and this would be hard to find in my home country!)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Maybe there's a hidden Mozza somewhere that's worth finding, but this isn't it.

Chicory salad was magnificent, and whetted our appetite, as did the burrata...but it was downhill from there. The cocktails practically drove us into a diabetic coma they were so sweet, the side carrots were drowning in oil, and warning: they will serve you "sea trout" that is actually salmon. (The waiter could barely keep a straight face when we questioned what we were being served.) The overall experience was too uneven, and felt as if the staff knew we were being had.

Service was upbeat and attentive, but this place seems to be perpetuating on a reputation that it doesn't deserve.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great experience! Wonderful food and good service. A bit pricey but that wasn’t unexpected. It’s a great place for a special meal.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Our meal was very good - great pasta. Our server was patient with our children (ages 15 and 11) and made some great recommendations. We saw Adam Levine and his wife and Charlie Puth - so a little bonus to our meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

As usual the service was good. Please be advised that they are not shy about salt. For some people, main dishes may be too salty.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I’ve been wanting to try this place for a while! I’ve had high hopes and Osteria Mozza did not disappoint! Great service, great drinks, and great food!

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Business Meals, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great food and service. Enjoyed the ambiance. The food was brought out in good time which contributed to not feeling rushed and thoroughly enjoying the conversation and food.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

This was such a beautiful experience. I watched the Chefs Table episode of Mozza while at school and had an inkling to share it with my family. After watching a first-class documentary on the restaurant's history, my family and I chose to embark on a journey. Making the reservation, driving down to Melrose, and then being served that bread...that needs a pause in there...just a moment....became a mindful experience, rather than just a typical family outing because no one wants to do the dishes. This was all due to the fact that we had some notion of Mozza's history, which laid the foundation for its quality. A dining experience is more than just the meal itself. It is the intention behind the food. It is the appreciation of the customer, server, and owner. That quality of intention and mindfulness amplifies the uniqueness of the experience.

With all of our hearts, thank you.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

This visit was a long time coming! I have heard a lot about Osteria Mozza and it was worth every penny!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Love this restaurant. The waiter is super nice! I was celebrating my friend’s bday, and she is soooo happy because the food and ambiance is awesome! Definitely will back for pasta.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

We have been there many times, but something has changed. Consider the following (top 10 reasons never to go there Osteria Mozza): 1) We arrive at 5:30pm when door opens for a drink, the hostess insists we take our seat immediately even though our reservation is at 5:45pm. 2) We order drinks (4 of us) and the hostess walks over and insists we move to table, now 5:40pm. 3) Hostess takes the drinks on the tray and drops all of them on the floor when she turns away from the bar; all drinks lost. 4) We finally order at 6:05pm. 5) 1 hour goes by and no food. 6) 7:25pm the manager comes to our table with meats and apologizes for the delay. 7) 8:05pm the food arrives; missing 2 items. 8) 8:08pm the manager brings 2 side dishes for an apology attempt. 9) 8:09pm we ask the manager about the side dishes we ordered; guess what they never placed the order. 10) 8:40pm we depart, hating the entire experience. Unbelievable for the price...they'll be closed in 2 years!

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

It was disappointment.
They don’t have any good menu on website ☹️

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Mozza never disappoints and this visit was no exception. The service is always excellent, from the host to the bar to the waitstaff. We saw a bartender handle a really rude patron with grace and the patience of a saint. This was my first visit since a Celiac disease diagnosis, and I was dreading that when I tried the gluten-free options they'd feel sub-par or limited compared to the great food I've come to expect from the Osteria. They were kind enough to provide several options and alterations and their gluten-free pasta was still great. This was our third year ringing in the new year with Mozza, and it's exactly what we wanted... Great food, nice service, and a countdown to new year without the club or monster crowds.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was awesome!! The only thing was with the waiter! He told us more than 2 times the plate we picked was small! Well we weren’t that hungry!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve. Great meal!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our meal was amazing. Our service was amazing. Our table was dreadful. The main dining room is the only place to sit. Unfortunately we were not specific about where we wanted to sit when making the reservation because we had no idea that the restaurant had expanded and added these additional rooms. The main dining room was abuzz with energy - we were shown to a table in a morgue. It was like being in a different restaurant entirely. We asked to be moved, but because it was New Years Eve and they were fully committed, they told us it would be impossible. It definitely annoyed me that the empty tables we passed in the main dining on our way to the step-sister area were still empty when we left. Somehow I think our request could have been accommodated.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Drinks are weak, the manager is rude, the food takes too long.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Celebrated my husband’s birthday here and the experience was very enjoyable. We were seated in the back dining room. Our server John greeted us at our table and thank God he was not one bit uppity. I appreciated that he was classy and funny rather than arrogant.

House bread - I had delicious rye. It was soft with a crunch crust.

Complimentary appetizer - crostini with olive tapenade.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing! Great food and service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We tried the following and I️ recommend them all!!
- burricotta with artichoke
- oxtail tagliatelle
- linguine with clams
- yellowtail (okay)
- bombolini (this dessert is an absolute must!!)

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great restaurant as always. Just a shame that an extremely loud table of diners was allowed to stay loud.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was not as good as I was expecting it. Wine list is huge, but also overwhelming, we got some help to pick our wine, which added value to the restaurant as costumer service.

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