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Widely recognized as one of the best pizzerias in the country, Pizzeria Mozza is known for its California ingredients and a much-talked-about crust. In the words of the New York Times’s Frank Bruni: “[the crust is] soft chewy in spots, crisply charred in others, ever so faintly sweet, even more faintly sour.” “Both tender and crackling crisp on the bottom, blistered and smoky from the wood-burning oven” wrote the Los Angeles Times in its 2007 review. And in the words of Mario Batali: “a lightbulb crunch and a bagel-like pull.” It’s a dichotomy that only Nancy Silverton can achieve. Pizzeria Mozza is the brainchild of Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Los Angeles bread maven Nancy Silverton. In an origin story that has become restaurant lore, Mario asked Nancy to lead the pastry and bread department at the nascent Del Posto in New York. Nancy declined. Two years later, the two set out to collaborate on a Los Angeles project, and Mozza was born. Pizzeria Mozza is an expression of Nancy’s unique aesthetic and approach to cooking: focused but not fussy, straightforward and always uncompromising.
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amex, cash, master card, visa
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Central LA, Greater Wilshire
Categories
Italian Restaurants, Pasta, Pizza, Restaurants
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Parking: Street, Valet

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Pizza

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

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maybell

07/17/2011

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fine food but didn't live up to the hype

I was thrilled to be sitting at Mozza Pizzeria on a Saturday night! After at least a couple of years or more of hearing about how great it is I couldn't wait!
Our server was really good, she was patient, answered a few questions we had about the menu and although she was really busy never made us feel rushed. Now onto the food... I had the chopped salad (good but not great) meatballs (they were delish) and my husband and I shared a Panini. The wine was kind of weak (I was really surprised at that) but I ended up with an expensive glass of ""headache"" wine and the food excluding the meatballs was just okay. My meal was nothing tI would ever talk about, come back for or remember. Sorry Mozza, we must have caught you on an off night and sometimes too much expectation can ruin things...not your fault!

ChrysWhims

04/07/2011

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Great Food

Great Pizza Place. Real Crowded but the Desserts made up for it.

Kellerconnection

01/16/2011

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Had a great time at Mario Batali?s Pizzeria Mozza tonight!

We had Fried squash blossoms with ricotta and
Crispy goat cheese with Umbrian lentils to start,

Then two kinds of Pizza?s: Coach farm goat cheese, leeks, scallions, garlic & bacon and Fennel sausage, panna, red onion & scallions

Served with the smoothest vino that didn?t compete with the fantastically seasoned food!

Ended with Meyer Lemon gelato pie with Champagne vinegar sauce & candied lemon zest for dessert

EVERYTHING tasted so good and the staff was so on point, I just had to write a review, keep up good work Mario!

jeanlin310

11/11/2010

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Mario Batali at a discount price

I'm sure I am preaching to the choir of die-hard fans of Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali's neighborhood pizzeria. IF your neighborhood happens to be in a star-studded area of Hollywood. The people-watching and the star-gazing are almost as good as the pizza, which is pretty sublime. Given that I've tasted pretty much everything on the menu, I can say that with a dash of confidence.



The only drawback is that you have to make reservations well in advance. Otherwise, you run the risk of appearing like the dog begging for scraps at the table if you dare to show up with a reservation. And when you finally get seated, it could be well past the 11th hour (literally).

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LaCienega

08/30/2010

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Great Service, Vibrant, Fennal Sausage Pizza

Our party of four was treated well ----- If you want a quieter spot Try a seat in the wine cellar style area behind a wall at the rear -- The main dining area is vibrant and full of activity and madness----- wine list reasonable, pleasant wait staff, --- a booking is normally a necessity unless you want to wait hours for a table or make do with the bartop------ The place was FULL on a tuesday evening and the waiter said that was a ""quiet night"" and its apparently been that way for the whole 3 years its been open ---Great Beverly Hills Pizza Place

Kid McGuire

08/30/2010

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Rushed

Thursday at Mozza in LA. Well, worse than ""eh"" really. Mildly upsetting. 5:45 sitting The whole focus of the meal was to move us along and get us out before the 8:00 sitting. Everything about the service was wrong. The waiter wanted to order for us, overheard telling the bus guys to ""get us out."" Gave us no time to look over the menu. Came to our table six times to get our order. Didn't want us to decide for ourselves what wine to order and, sort of grabbed the menu from my wife, and asked whether she knew anything about Italian wines. implying that letting her see the list wouldn't do her any good, whereupon she said that she takes price into consideration when ordering wine, whereupon her he said,""Well, the cheapest wine we have is $11/glass,"" and then proceeded to disparage that as a choice. (As though taking price into consideration is something a thinking person would ever do--unlike Mario whenever he orders anything.)

So, won't go there again. Too bad too because the food was very good and we had fun in spite of it all.

Kid McGuire

Kika Davis 2

06/01/2010

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Can't Get A Res? Sit At The Bar!

The mecca for all high-end pizza in LA, Pizzeria Mozza sure aint your weekly delivery place (and if it is, make sure I'm invited to your next house party). Reservations are highly required if you sit at a table - otherwise try for the bar - which provides communal dining and a chance to see all the action in the kitchen.

Kasra Saboktakin

04/15/2010

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Beyond overrated!

I was very tempted when I heard about this place, especially after looking at the pictures on the internet. To my disappointment, this place is way overrated.
I checked the working hours online and it said that they're open till midnight. I went there on tuesday night around 11:25 pm. First of all the Hostess wanted to sit us on a table literally attached to another table with two people. When we requested to sit somewhere else, First she refused and after 10 seconds she changed her mind and tried to co operate with us.
We ordered fries squash blossoms with ricotta as the appetizer, which was good. We ordered a mixed salad and their so called ""meat lovers"" pizza which has bacon, Salami, fennel sausage, Guanciale, Tomato and mozzarella. The salad was ok, Because the dressing was a bit sour. To my disappointment, the pizza was very bland! the only good thing was the dow and the sausage. So we asked for the menu again to order another pizza. The waiter told us that they don't serve anymore food because it's midnight! Usually when you go somewhere and it's late, they let you know that the kitchen is about to close . But they didn't
After that mediocre pizza, we ordered Cannoli de ricotta and meyer lemon gelato pie for dessert. The desert was good. But the waiter was literally staring at us for almost 5 minutes! He was just trying to rush us to finish, so they can close and get out of there faster.
And after such a weird experiment, when I was about to leave the place, I said goodbye to the hostess on my way out and she didn't even reply!
I don't think I'll eat there again. I prefer to eat somewhere with more friendly staff and delicious food.

susanora

03/19/2010

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pizza pretends to be a NY pizza

this pizza fools you for a second, nice crust, great smell, then you taste it, you think you just drank a glass of wine. i hate pizza that tries to taste like something it's not, and i hate alcohol, so that's too bad, it could have been a great pizza, by the way, a tiny pizza costs as much as a large at lido pizza, which has been around for 50 years, too bad, really disappointed.

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