Pizzeria Mozza - Newport Beach

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Pizzeria Mozza - Newport Beach is a bustling, urban burst of flavor and color. Pizzeria Mozza Newport Beach 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 Italian wines salumi and pizza.
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4.5
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Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Simply a class joint !!!!

MJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good as usual, the service was very good and attentive without being intrusive. However the noise level was pretty high, even in the small room to the left, which is normally more quiet. There was a very loud group there. We shushed them, which we never do in a restaurant.

J
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

SC
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Pizzeria Mozza is, in my opinion, the standout Italian Restaurant anywhere South of Los Angeles. I mean, right from the first appetizers, such as the fluffy and flavorful "Meatballs al Forno" or the crisp yet rich "Fried Squash Blossoms" to the standout entrees such as "Pizza with Salumi" or homemade "Cavatelli with Duck Ragu", you can taste the level of quality that goes into each and every portion. It feels made with love and from the best ingredients and, even with a lot of food including an outstanding "Apple Slab Pie with Vanilla Gelato", I never once felt over-full. I have only ever experienced this feeling twice in my life. Once was at the Sellane Steak Tavern in Laguna beach and the other time at Sushi Hana Re in Costa Mesa. It tells me that the ingredients are top notch and that, to me, lifts any cuisine from simply good to absolutely outstanding.

For appetizers, I recommend the "Meatballs al Forno", the "Fried Squash Blossoms with Ricotta", and the "Nancy's Chopped Salad".

For entrees, I would recomend any of the pizzas and pastas present, though my favorite dish has to be the "Baked Lazagna", though that is only served on weekends.

For desert, you can't go wrong with anything as I have tried them all, though I tend to prefer the pies whether they are apple or, if you are feeling the need to indulge, a firm-set gelato. If you wish to eat light, they offer scoops of gelato or sorbet.

Everything is meant to be shared at the table and the wine and cocktail list is absolutely wonderful. Buon Appetito!!!!!!!!

DT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Their bianca pizza is delicious! My husband loves the lasagna!

D
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Pizzeria Mozza and am thrilled that we have a world class restaurant just down the hill from us. You cannot beat the food, the service, the whole package. One of my favorite places!

s
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was absolutely delicious! The tricolore is the best I’ve had anywhere and the Funghi pizza is amazing. AND the dessert with the marshmallow, gelato and salted Spanish peanuts is addicting!

H
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizza was beyond belief ... as always! Bufala mozzarella, Fresno chili, sausage, basil and San Mariano tomato ... not a better pizza anywhere.

Meatball app was amazing and the pineapple sorbet sublime!

Paired with a perfect Nebbiolo this was a meal for the ages.

JB
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Overall experience was fine. Salad was good, but overdressed. Ordered two pasta dishes. A mushroom pasta dish, which was lacking a bit of flavor. Fairly bland. And the garganelli, which was tasty, but nothing unique about the dish. Seemed like something I could easily whip up at home. Ambience was lively and enjoyable. We were sat per our reservation with no wait. Our server was friendly, but not super attentive. I keep wanting to like this place more, but never come away longing to return soon!

JP
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at this location. Very busy and loud with cozy seating. Next time in town we will be back.

SW
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always love Mozza. The squash blossoms and bone marrow are off the charts good!

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza ever!

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JO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Having to pay for valet and no self park option. overpriced.

MR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We had an open table reservation at 8:30 pm. When we got there restaurant was full. We were given a choice of sitting at the bar as an alternative as it would have been another 15 minutes. There was another open table for 4 but we were told we couldn’t have that table as there were only 2 of us.
When it was time to order the food there was a delay in arrival of the burrata which I could see was sitting under the warmer. After 10 minutes I finally caught the eye of the server reminded her about the burrata which I pointed out under the warmer (I had a good view because we were sitting at the bar). She said that wasn’t ours. After a few minutes the burrata under the warmer was brought back to the kitchen (looks like they were going to dispose of it) and the chefs were preparing a new order that was promptly sent over to us.
Food was good a bit salty (probably secondary to the fact that everything we ordered had prosciutto).
Overall experience was not the best. Have had several meals in the LA restaurants (osteria and pizzeria) that were very good which is why we wanted to try the one in Newport Beach. Will hopefully have a better experience next time.

PL
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Hit or miss. Out of the 3 times we have been, 2 were spectacular. This most recent time was meh, which makes it feel VERY overpriced. Our service was slow; we had 2 orders of the bread (it’s what keeps us coming back) - one way incredible as usual and one was bland; the pizza was slightly undercooked and seemed to lack flavor-which we hadn’t experienced whatsoever the last 2 visits. The burrata and prosciutto was 10/10 and is such a great value. I tried the Mule and it did not disappoint. We’ll probably visit again but we didn’t leave dying to come back the way we did the last times.

M
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Have eaten here a few times and have had pleasant experiences. This last time I was disappointed that the service was slow and inattentive, the restaurant was not busy. Also the IPA I wished to order was not able to be served until another beer on tap ran out so the IPA could be tapped. It seems that there should be a designated tap for every drought beer offered on the menu.

E
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have been there several times. The food and service are consistently good. We had an appetizer and a pasta dish for main course. Unfortunately the pasta dishes are quite small so we were hungry again soon!

DP
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

No cranberry for mixed drinks...? The fennel pizza was okay - the fennel place looked like broken baseball sized chuck of sausage - we ordered in the place the this was not edible unless we smashed the sausage which would smash the dough. The meatballs are great and so is the bread.

VB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

BEAUTIFUL PLACE WITH A NYC FEEL, BEING FROM THE EAST COAST, WE HAVE BEEN ON THE HUNT FOR NYC/NJ PIZZA AND THIS ALMOSTS EXCEEDS OUR EXPECTATIONS. THE DOUGH WAS PERFECT AND THE INGREDIENTS WERE SUPER FRESH! LOOKING FORWARD TO TRYING MORE FOOD ON THEIR MENU.

OT
London
252 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Outside dining is much quieter than inside. The ‘inside’ tables are right up against the bar. So the bar noise is prevalent. Outside seating is actually slightly enclosed, and separate from the indoor dining area. - much quieter. The pizza list is quite extensive, and there are pasta items (along with appetizers) on the menu. On a Saturday night, I think the wait staff was overwhelmed - too many tables for the staff to cover. The food is excellent. The portions are generous. We were able to split an appetizer and pizza between the 2 of us. As for ‘quality of Neapolitan Pizza’, it’s right up there with Ortica and Angelnia’s.

JF
Orange County
164 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good, though the service was slow.

TH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were introducing another pair of friends to Pizzeria Mozza - a favorite of ours. The restaurant has a new pair in it’s circle of fans. We ALL thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The food and wine were EXCELLENT and the service, spot-on. We’ll ALL be back!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The meat pizza was greasy and had water on the plate. The crust was soggy and tasted like the meat was frozen when cooked.
The goat cheese, leek pizza was average.

Tables were scratched and didn’t match the decor.

Wine selection was excellent.

Menu was in Italian. Vague descriptions were provided.

We expected much better quality.
We restaurant is directly beside a Ferrari dealership, we didn’t expect Pizza Hut.

We’re disappointed Joe Bastianich would put his name on a substandard establishment.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, the food was outstanding.

SB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the meal and service is great. Julia is a wonderful server and made our dining experience wonderful.

You can’t go wrong with the fungi pizza. I added burrata which is a must try. I love the meatball appetizer and the tricolore salad is fantastic treat.

L
Orlando
43 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious and worth the wait for our table!!!

a
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the Newport Beach area for sure! The menu is always delicious with lovely ambiance and great service.

m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Love this restaurant!

HC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large table on the patio, a beautiful evening with great food, wine, and service!

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the dessert was a transformative experience.

C
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and always make it a point to come here when we visit the area. It never fails.

AL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy Pizzeria Mozza. The food is great and the staff is attentive, but not intrusive. A perfect casual restaurant in our neighborhood!

SM
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious. Server and I accidentally ordered a non-veg pizza but they remade it very quickly. Also makes great leftovers.

TW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Anniversary

NC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is excellent, their caprese Mozza is unreal good. I highly recommend that as it was by far my favorite dish of the night, simple yet elegant. The meatballs were good and so were the pizzas. Overall a great experience. I was also very impressed by their whiskey selection for an Italian restaurant.

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Food was below par. Pizza was horrible. Overpriced. Will never go back!

RY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and wonderful as always. Food was equally fantastic!!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food but music too loud. Customers enjoy conversation while having dinner

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and my father enjoyed the best crust (which means a lot to me) and fantastic flavors of cheese and excellent companions in the form of meats, herbs, and excellent wine. We had heard of this restaurant in a review and it lived up to the hype. Our waiter, Aldo, was fantastic; knowledgeable, friendly, and very attentive. Thank you to the Mozza family. We so enjoyed our visit.