Osteria Mozza Restaurant Review, Los Angeles

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Osteria Mozza

6602 Melrose Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90038

(323) 297-0100

Book Reservation

Osteria Mozza LA Exterior decor

James Beard May 2012 Award winning restaurant!

Why did we dine here? – Osteria Mozza is a popular Southern California Italian restaurant run by Chef Nancy Silverton in partnership with Mario Batali. We had it on our short list for our recent trip to LA.

Insider Tip – Make reservations well in advance

Cuisine – Italian
Location – Hollywood
Opened – 2007

Osteria Mozza LA Interior Decor

Service – Osteria Mozza has very good service with a friendly server and informed suggestions.
Verdict – Osteria Mozza lived up to its hype. Their pasta can run with any place in San Francisco. This is a must visit for Italian fans in the area. Parking can be a pain.

Osteria Mozza Signature Dishes – Burrata, Pasta, Octopus

Osteria Mozza’s Menu is pretty extensive with many salads, Mozzarella options, pastas, entrees. $69 pasta tasting menu.

Website Osteria Mozza Menu

Osteria Mozza Food Picks:
Mojito ($12) was strong and on the tart side.

3 very nicely done house breads

Amuse of creamy ricotta spread on crisp toast.

Osteria Mozza LA Grilled Octopus

Grilled Octopus with potatoes, celery & lemon ($21) is a signature dish and featured very char’d fresh tentacles tastily arranged.

Osteria Mozza LA Gem Lettuce Salad

Sweet Gem Lettuce with bufala mozzarella, cucumber & yogurt ($18) made it easy to get some cheese without having to select one! Tart dressing, crunchy cucumbers, very fresh and smooth moz.

Osteria Mozza LA Garganelli

Garganelli with ragú Bolognese ($20) was a dry, eggless spaghetti like pasta that proved to be stellar. A perfect al dente. The 12-15 hr ragu was rich and meaty.

Osteria Mozza LA Tagliatelle Verde

Tagliatelle Verde with lamb ragu, olive Taggiasche & mint ($21) was very good. Another awesome sauce with freshly made, wide green strips of al dente noodles.

Romanesco Cauliflower & red onion with mint yogurt ($10) featured very soft and char’d veggies with some slices of onion.

Osteria Mozza LA Cheese Formaggi Stagionati

FORMAGGI STAGIONATI ($12) was Excellent. A wide range of types along with solid accompaniments. Selection included:

Quadrello di Bufala
Lombardia: buffalo milk
Caprino Cremoso al Tartufo Nero
Piemonte: goat’s milk
Robiola Bosina
Piemonte: cow & sheep’s milk

Osteria Mozza LA Gelato Sorbetto

Dark Chocolate Gelato – Blood Orange Sorbetto ($10) was homemade and it showed. Refreshing and large scoops.

OK: (Order if you like this dish)

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)

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Restaurant Map:

Osteria Mozza Overall Rating: (Excellent 3)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Excellent)
Service Rating: (Very Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Excellent)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine

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