|Dining Style||Casual Dining|
|Phone Number||+1 323 297 0100|
|Dress Code||Casual Dress|
|Payment Options||AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa|
|Location||641 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036|
|Price Range||$31 to $50|
|Neighborhood||Central Los Angeles|
|Dining Style||Casual Dining|
|Phone Number||+1 323 297 0100|
|Dress Code||Casual Dress|
|Payment Options||AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa|
|Location||641 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036|
|Olives al forno||$10.00|
|Arancine di Piselli||$10.00|
|Fried Squash Blossoms||$14.00||with ricotta|
|Cauliflower Fritti||$12.00||with spicy mint aioli|
|Roasted Corn||$14.00||with Fresno chili butter|
|Shrimp & Melon||$18.00||with chile lime vinaigrette|
|Mussels al forno||$12.00||with salsa Calabrese|
|Marinated Baby Peppers||$12.00||with tuna|
|Crispy Goat Cheese||$12.00||with Umbrian lentils|
|Chicken Wings alla diavola||$14.00|
|Meatballs al forno||$14.00|
|Bone Marrow al forno||$32.00|
|Nancy's Chopped Salad||$18.00|
|Insalata Tricolore||$14.00||with anchovy dressing|
|Insalata Mista||$10.00||with radish, cucumber & herbs|
|Panzanella||$15.00||roasted peppers & heirloom tomatoes|
|Warm Octopus Salad||$24.00||with bitter greens & tomatoes|
|Insalata Rossa||$15.00||with bacon, egg & pecorino|
|Rucola, Funghi & Piave||$14.00|
|Prosciutto di Parma & Mozzarella di Bufala||$19.00|
|Prosciutto di Parma & Melon||$19.00|
|Pane Bianco||$4.00||with extra virgin olive oil|
|White Beans alla Toscana||$11.00||with saba|
|Chicken Liver||$11.00||capers, parsley & pancetta|
|Roasted Tomato, Mozzarella di Bufala, Spicy Anchovy & Argumato Lemon||$14.00|
|Mozzarella di Bufala, Prosciutto & Rucola||$15.00|
|Olive Oil Braised Tuna, Egg, Capers & Anchovy||$17.00|
|Roasted Turkey Breast, Spicy Aioli & Avocado||$16.00|
|Monday - Eggplant Parmigiana||$17.00|
|Friday - Seared Yellowtail||$32.00||with fresh bean salad, preserved lemon & mustard vinaigrette|
|Tuesday - Brisket al forno||$23.00||with horseradish & salsa verde|
|Saturday & Sunday - Lasagne al forno||$23.00|
|Wednesday - Chicken Milanese||$24.00||with radicchio & anchovy vinaigrette|
|Saturday & Sunday - Pollo al forno||$24.00||with sausage, spicy peppers & broccolini|
|Thursday - Ribs al forno||$25.00||with apple cider vinegar|
|Pizzetta||$18.00||corn, chanterelles, Fresno chiles, mozzarella & fontina|
|Bianca||$19.00||with fontina, mozzarella, sottocenere & sage|
|Squash Blossoms||$25.00||tomato & burrata|
|Creamed Spinach & Leeks||$22.00||eggs, fontina, & fried artichoke|
|Funghi Misti, Fontina, Taleggio & Thyme||$19.00|
|Summer Squash, Onion Cream, Stracchino, Red Onions, Fried Parsley & Garlic||$22.00|
|Meyer Lemon, Aglio e Olio, Ricotta, Anchovy & Fried Parsley||$20.00|
|Salame, Tomato, Mozzarella & Fresno Chiles||$19.00|
|Goat Cheese, Leeks, Scallions, Garlic & Bacon||$19.00|
|Fennel Sausage, Panna, Mozzarella, Red Onions & Scallions||$19.00|
|Jimmy Nardello Peppers, 'Nduja, Tomato & Smoked Scamorza||$24.00|
|Meatballs, Mozzarella di Bufala, Tomato & Fresh Oregano||$21.00|
|BLT||$18.00||bacon, guanciale, onion cream, roasted tomatoes, rucola & aioli|
|Egg, Bacon, Yukon Gold Potato, Fontina, Sottocenere & Cippolini Onions||$18.00|
|Pizza alla Benno||$18.00||speck, pineapple, jalapenos, mozzarella & tomato|
|Bacon, Salame, Fennel Sausage, Guanciale, Tomato & Mozzarella||$20.00|
|Tomato, Sicilian Oregano & Extra Virgin Olive Oil||$18.00|
|Meyer Lemon, Tomato, Fresno Chiles, Capers & Fried Parsley||$20.00|
|Mozzarella di Bufala, Tomato, Basil & Extra Virgin Olive Oil||$21.00|
|Napolitana||$24.00||tomato, mozzarella di bufala, olives, anchovies, chilies & fried capers|
|Prosciutto, Rucola, Tomato & Mozzarella di Bufala||$24.00|
|Mission Fig & Flavor King Pluot Crostata||$12.00||with mascarpone sauce|
|Coconut Sorbetto Pie||$12.00||with hot fudge & salted almonds|
|Caramel Coppetta||$12.00||marshmallow sauce & salted Spanish peanuts|
|Rosemary Olive Oil Cake||$12.00||with basil gelato & rosemary brittle|
|Butterscotch Budino||$12.00||Maldon sea salt & rosemary pine nut cookies|
|Sorbetti||Melon, Arnold Palmer, Chocolate|
|Gelati||Vanilla, Chocolate, Olive Oil, Pistachio, Sweet Corn & Strawberry, Basil|
|1/2 Nancy's Chopped Salad||$9.00|
|Sottocenere al forno||$7.00||with Prosciutto di Parma & rosemary|
|Ruth's Grilled Cheese||$8.00||with shallots & scallions (add bacon for $1)|
|Fried Chicken Wings||$11.00||with green garlic creme fraiche|
|Pancetta Wrapped Chicken Livers||$7.00||with onion cream|
|Meatball Sub||$10.00||with caciocavallo & Parmigiano|
|Aperitivi||$12.00||Finzioni or Cappelletti Spritz|
|Vini||$8.00||Bianco, Rosso or Rosato|
|Gelati & Sorbetti||$13.00||daily selections|
|Affogati||$10.00||Classic Affogato or Peach Bellini Sorbetti|
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I always love going to Pizzeria Mozza. They have the best pizza, the best wine, and some of the cutest waiters. You can't go wrong! Valet is $12 which is insane so I always Lyft or Uber especially if I am indulging in some of their amazing Italian wines. Highly recommended place!
Good always delicious. Waitress terrible. Ordered an Arnold Palmer that never made it to the table.
Great wine. Great pizza. Great salad. Great service. âï¸ðððð
A tremendous dinner! Wonderful food and enjoyable ambience. Can't wait to go back!
As always Mozza was a great place for the best pizza, good service, and friendly environment.
Two pizzas were good, another came out cold and burnt, a nice trick but not as hard to perform as you might think. Mussels were good, what few there were of them. House beer at nine dollars for a small glass, maybe 6 ounces, showed the company hasn't lost its nerve and continues to believe in itself. Wines were good. Service was fine. Tables jammed up against one another facilitated eavesdropping, but music volume militated against it. Call this one a draw. This used to be an interesting restaurant. Now it's just another overcrowded, mediocre one.
I enjoyed the food, and the service. The tables are tight, which results in you neighbor using your table as an arm rest. Additionally, the restaurant is very noisy, which ruins a dinner conversation difficult at best.
We had an amazing family dinner. The food was delicious (as always) and the service was fantastic. Although the restaurant was busy, the service was very good. When my son left the crust of his pizza untouched, the waiter brought over some pizza sauce for him to dip it in. That got him to finish the whole thing. We always enjoy our dinners here and are still talking about how good it was 2 days later!
Literally the best place to eat in LA if you want great food without any of the fuss.
It was great for a visit .... but the server was a bit above really paying attention to us - the owner came into the room where we were seated but only spoke to one table... hmmmmm
A famous Pizzeria from well known chefs. There are more options than pizza but why would you bother when there are so many delicious options - especially the Yukon Gold potato pizza with egg and bacon - heaven on a crispy base.
We have LOVED Mozza since the day it opened. And we bring everyone we love to it so they can experience it as well. The food is superlative, the front and wait staff the best, and the whole place feels like a party. Incredible experience. And there is nothing better than the cauliflower fritti!! A must-have every time we go!
Delicious. First time eating here and we will definitely be back.
Noisy (in a good way), crowded, cheerful pizza parlor with old-time rock & roll in the background. Everything we had was delicious. \n\nTo start: Insalata Tricolore w/ anchovies a mix of greens (endive & frisse represent the flag's white & red) lightly dressed with lemon & anchovies. If you like a bright, acid salad - I do - you will love it. Fried Squash Blossoms with ricotta hot & yummy. But the crispy coating somewhat overpowers the delicate squash blossom. So I'll call this one merely really good.\n\nMain event: Pizzetta n'duja, wow. The egg on top melts into the smoked cheese & leeks for a wonderful flavor. Fennel sausage pizza also beautifully balanced. The bread on both pizzas was amazing. The puffy crust had a great flavor with a crispy bite similar to a French baguette. Not as flakey as a baguette, but not as tough as many CA artisan loaves. Note, these are Italian style pies, so toppings are lightly applied, letting the bread shine through.\n\nDessert: Butterscotch Budino, a delicious pudding with salty notes. The recommended dessert wine tasted like apricots in a glass. Perfect ending to a wonderful meal.
I've been to both this location and the Newport location. The Newport is far better in ambience and food. At the LA location, tables are on top of each other so don't expect a private romantic meal. Only wine and beer served, but the selection of bubbles isn't great at all. You must try the octopus salad!! Pizza was okay, just the food lacked love and care it seemed.
One of our favs in Los Angeles .\n\nGreat pizza and casual dining, great service
Mind. Blown! The pizza. The service. The dessert. Loved it all!
It's all about the crust! We had the squash blossom and white pizzas. Both were good, although the squash blossoms added a bitter taste that I'd probably pass on on future visits.\n\nWe had the butterscotch and caramel desserts, both were delicious. This is a LOUD restaurant. Seating is on the cramped side.
Amazing food...amazing service! Perfect dinner for my husbands birthday!!
Love this place! I've had lunch, dinner and a private party here. Top notch for an energetic evening with great food!
Pizzas are always great. Garlic bread is one of the best! While it's one of the few nice places still open post-theater, you do run the risk of some popular items running out. Always has been a great experience for us.
Haven't had pizza like this since I was in Italy! Amazing flavors - they really know how to keep it simple and highlight the ingredients' natural flavor.\n\nService was great - both attentive and efficient, without being overbearing. It's a smaller, cozy place so it can get a little bit loud. I've only ever come here with 1 other person so shouting across wasn't necessary like it might be in a larger group with a bigger table.\n\nAlso, THE BUDINO. I see why this is on so many 'Must Eat' lists in LA. Amazing!
Our server was outstanding! It was loud and a bit chaotic. Pizza was great but overpriced. Salad was ordinary.
As always, each dish is spot on perfect, from the simplest grilled bread with garlic, to the perfectly dressed crisp salad, to the variety of pizzas. Our favorite is the white pizza with freshly made sausage and sage. And save room for the butterscotch budino ðð»
Great experience but rushed service. Loud environment.
its so so Not WOW but OKAY ... don't expect to see any pastas on their menu, there isn't. Only pizzas and salads also no tiramisus!
This is arguably one of the best pizza places in the country. Inventive. Consistently great. Wood burning oven made pizzas = heaven.
Love the room in the cellar. Great for special occasions or meeting with friends who are foodies. Has a lot of exotic options. Service was exceptional. The pizzas, appetizers, dessert are so delicious.
Great as always!
Enjoyed everything, We had roasted squash,salads,pizza and dessert...Tasty!
I love the food here. Grew up in New York and this is the first L.A. pizza I can rate outstanding -- in fact, stupendous. At lunch, the restaurant fills up rapidly and is quite noisy, but I am willing to shout at my table mates if that's the price for light crunchy crusted pizza with innovative and uniformly delicious toppings and those magnificent squash blossoms with ricotta. This is hands down my favorite neighborhood restaurant. I do business lunches here and also just lunch or dinner with a pizza aficionado friend.
One of our favorite restaurants. We love the food and ambiance.
Delicious . Love the Bianca pizza with sausage added, chopped salad, cauliflower fritti, meatballs and the butterscotch budino!!!
First time there. I had a Margherita Pizza and salad. Pizza was hot and delicious. Salad was okay, the cucumbers were the best part.
One again another great meal at Mozza. The only downside is how busy it is and it's really loud.
My wife and I made this our first dinner in Los Angeles after a long flight. The waitress recommended an outstanding wine and we each had a Margaurita pizza. We agree that it was the best we had ever had, even with years of eating them in connection without our 25 years in New York City and years in Chicago and Cincinnati.
We made a reservation. When we realized that we would not make it in time we called ahead to inform them. They stated that they hold tables for 15 minutes after the reservation. We showed up 3 minutes after this expiration and they would not seat us, very rude considering we called. The restaurant at this point was 1/2 full so I am sure they could have been a little flexible with their policy. Probably just your typical host at an LA restaurant who thinks they cure cancer. We went two doors down to sister restaurant Chi Spacca and had a great meal. Staff was a 180 from the host I encountered at Pizzeria. Sure the food is great there but who needs the attitude.
Absolutely fantastic.....a little better than Singapore Mozza
I came to this restaurant 6 years ago and had one of the best pizzas in my life. On a return visit to LA, I brought a group of friends for the same meal and was very disappointed. The quality of ingredients and food taste has declined over the past years. Sadly, I won't be remembering this as a great restaurant anymore, and will not recommend.
The food was delicious as always - but the experience was lack luster because of the lack of service. After we were seated we never had the same server throughout the evening and had to ask for wine refills from our bottle and for water refills. We were often left waiting. I spoke with the manager casually and said it was disappointing and he sent glasses of wine over to cushion the situation. It was a Saturday night and was busy - for future, I'll probably only visit during the week. This visit didn't live up to how highly I spoke of it in the past.
Always a treat. Loved the meatballs, the squash, BREAD!
Pizzeria Mozza was one of my fav restaurants in LA. But I may consider to take it out of my must-go list for now. Returning to Mozza after about four months on a recent Friday night to find the food missing that spark/magic. Pizza was surprisingly soggy, meatball dry. They were decent relatively speaking but not the Mozza that I remembered. Was it because there are no more chef in the kitchen?
Food is great we always like going. But it's so noisy you can't carry on a conversation. But to go late.
Awesome experience from the host to the waiter to the food
One word Wow!! ... the crust is the best! Amazing pizza dough.
Simply the best place for pIzza in LA
Went for dinner before show at Pantages. Was sure would not live up to the hype, but pizzas and salads were all amazing.
We ordered the meatballs, octopus salad, the meat lovers pizza, butterscotch budino & wine. Although the price was pretty steep ($180 for 2 people) the food was delicious!
Love this place. My kids love this place. Food is great. It's always busy and the wait can be long without a reservation, but the food is consistent and the service is great. One of my favorite casual restaurants for a quick date night or family dinner.
If you're there on a weekend ask for the lasagna! If you don't see it on the menu don't hesitate to ask - we lucked out on a Saturday when it wasn't mentioned on the menu.
Amazing as always
I'm a big fan. Always love it!! Yes, pizzas are to die for--but really love antipasti. So many delicious veggies, bruschetta, salads -- and hearty nightly special. Creative, casual dining. Reasonable wine list. Small wine room somewhat quieter than loud main room.
Lovely food! Nice service. Friendly atmosphere ðGreat vegetable options, fantastic tricolor salad and the pizza is sooooo good!
The food is always great but the wine glasses are pretty awful for a good restaurant
Great pizza, great warm olives, great service
This was my 2nd time here. The food was great, our server accommodating despite the long wait, even with a reservation. She even gave us a couple complimentary items since our wait was long. All in all, our out of town guests enjoyed it and we were all happy.
Great place! I took my mom and she enjoyed all of the dishes! We ordered the grilled carrots, mussels and the roasted squash as appetizers than the margarita pizza. Also, the affogato was amazing as well. Will come back for sure!
The pizza was outstanding as usual but we also enjoyed the caprese salad. The mozzarella just melted in our mouth.
I have never been so insulted in a restaurant in my life.\n\nMy wife and I went here hoping to enjoy a quality Sunday lunch. We drove especially to try this place out. When we go there, we ordered an item on the menu and another meal on the DineLA promotion. We were tersely informed that we were not allowed to share the DineLA menu.\n\nI'll told our waitress that that will be fine and I will order the DineLA meal myself and my wife will order an appetizer on the regular menu. If they don't want us sharing, we not share. Even if I think their rules are ridiculous, I will honor the rules of their establishment.\n\nNot 5 minutes later, a manager comes over and tells me that I can't order the DineLA meal under the promotion because they don't allow sharing and that I would need to order both items the regular menu (at non-promotional price) or a second DineLA meal for my wife. I already gave my word that I will eat my own meal all by myself and now some guy comes up to my table and questions me over a pizza? Am I supposed to sit at a separate table now just to prove my integrity? Does my wife have to order food she doesn't even want just to satisfy the house rules?\n\nBy this point, we lost our appetite and the situation had become unsalvageable. No pizza is worth some draconian hovering over me, questioning me on how I'm supposed eat it like some kind of pizza inquisition. Thanks for ruining our Sunday lunch.
Very good pizza but not excellent enough to be ranked so high on the Zagat Top 50 in LA.
Went here to try their DineLA lunch menu (they didn't offer a dinner version).\n\nPizzas were thin, crispy, and the ingredients were fresh. Probably some of the best pizza we've had in awhile. We adored their desserts - the butterscotch budino and the affogato. \n\nService was attentive and friendly. We arrived early for our 4pm reservation (so easy to do on Open Table), and they sat us in an intimate side room which was definitely less noisy than the main room. \n\nDefinitely recommend!
Erica is always lovely. Alphonso too. Nick was great. Best waitstaff in town.
DineLA was misleading. When viewing options I selected this place because it read they were participating. Apparently not for dinner. The table next to us apparently thought the same thing and asked what the DineLA menus was. Not okay.
Seating is very tight and uncomfortable. The woman next to me basically had to sit at my table because the folks she dined with were extremely big. Took 30 mins just to get our first actual non-water beverage. Apps were great, pizza was MEH, wine was MEH, and dessert was great. One of the pizzas had a half pound of cold prosciutto on it. It was disgusting. Go later if you don't want to eat around unruly children. The walls are painted like 1990s chain restaurant and it certainly felt like we were in a strip mall in Houston. We felt that this was like going to Olive Garden for rich people.
I always enjoy a meal at Pizzeria Mozza and I do have my favorite menu: tricolore salad, Bianco pizza, and butterscotch budino. The waitstaff is always helpful. The ambience is cozy and active. It's always a pleasure to eat at this restaurant.
Loved the meatball pizza and mussels appetizer
Great value when ordering from the Dine LA menu. Enjoyed a late lunch on a weekday when crowds had died down. Wait for a table in the main room! There is an overflow room that is dark and doesn't have the same ambiance. \nAppetizer and pizza is more than enough. In fact, ended up bringing food home and enjoying leftovers the next day!
Decent food terrible service! One of our party ordered two starters and the rest of us pizzas. We asked for all dishes to be served together. Instead the two starters arrived first and the pizzas forty five minutes later. Kind of spoilt our birthday celebration!
Excellent food and best pizzas in LA! Would recommend especially for dineLA.
consistently delicious pizza and friendly, fun staff
food was pretty good, but pizza took extremely long, waaaaaaaaay too long to get them.
Dine LA was a great deal! Their menu was a pizza (including their specialty ones) and a starter for $20. That's basically an appetizer for free. Such a great meal for a good deal!
Server got my order wrong and they seemed to pour everyone else's water except for ours. I definitely won't be back. Very disappointing.
Food was very nice, and the little library room was extremely cozy. The prices are a bit high for the food, but I'm from the east coast so we are used to excellent pizza at a better price.
Some of the best pizza you will ever have. And best salads, cauliflower fritti, gelati, and anything else you order. Everything is just amazing.
Food is good, but not exceptional.
So, so LOUD and CROWDED! The pizza is good but you are packed like sardines and can't hear your dinner partner across the table. Service not great either, no one checked on us so we never had drink refills or anything that we needed to enjoy our meal.
When ever we are in the neighborhood of Pizzeria Mozza we always chose to go have pizza. It is the most yummy, chewy, shiny, puffy delicious crust and the toppings are perfect.
Food was great, really noisy but fun. Service good
The food never disappoints me. Everything is always delicious.
Great place for New Year's Eve
The food was delicious, lighting was perfectly warm, servers were all friendly and energetic. Only complaint was they ran out of my favorite pizza so I couldn't order it, and it was super duper loud in there, so I couldn't really hear what the person across from me was saying half of the time.
One of our favorite restaurants, high quality, great ambiance.
Lots of fun and tasty food with a lot of options and small plate appetizers.
I hadn't been there in a number of years, but it was as lively and vibrant as I recall. Basically, the place was jumping at 9 p.m. on a Saturday night. Lots of groups as well as two tops. Loud room. Very tight seating in terms of physical space. Food was delicious and we ordered wines by the glass. We had a great time.
Used to be my favorite restaurant. Used to be.\n\nAs we walked in (we arrived at 5.55p for a 6p reservation and were seated at 6.02p), I said to my family, 'The server will put the check on the table at 7.15.' Of course, I was wrong. The server smacked the check ($190 for four people--2 appetizers, 1 salad, 2 pizzas, 3 desserts, and 2 glasses of wine) on the table in the middle of dessert, at 7.11p.\n I understand wanting to get more people into your restaurant but I do not understand moving people through the system like chaff through a thresher. Although we paid a lot of money--for PIZZA--we were never valued for being there. To bring a new drinker who asks for s glass of 'house red' a $19 glass is ridiculous. To put only 3' between tables so you can hear the stranger next to you better than your spouse across from you is ridiculous. To play heavy metal (which I like) in a room that is overcrowded and has no dampening is deafening and stupid.\n But, ah, the food. The food is divine... but it's not worth the rest of the nightmare. These recipes are online and there are plenty other great chefs in LA.\n See ya, Mozza.
Loved the service, atmosphere and food. The burrata with tomato and basil salad was sensational.
Delicious dinner but very crowded and noisy. We were lucky enough to be seated in the side room so we could hear each other. The main dining room is crazy loud.
Can't wait to go back. Pizza is delicious - too many choices! Went at lunch during the week when it wasn't too busy which was nice.
Great meal! Super service! So many amazing menu items to choose from. Don't miss the flown in from Italy Burrata, brussel sprouts and meatballs.
We are fans of Molto Mario Bataly as well as Nancy S.\n\nHave been to Mozza many many times. We would be there if we lived closer. The pizza is simply as good as it gets. (We were in the business for 30 years.) We have eaten pizza all over the world. The salads are also wonderful. We will never visit LA without a visit to Mozza.
I've wanted to eat at Pizzeria Mozza since they opened but never got around to making reservations until last week. The good news is that I was able to make a reservation the night before my husband and I went. The restaurant was packed when we arrived and there were a few parties waiting to be seated, so I was a bit worried we'd have to wait, too, especially since we arrived about 10 minutes early. Thankfully, the hostess, who was very nice, sat us right away. So if you get anything out of my review, I hope it's that you make a reservation instead of just showing up. The waitress was really nice and happy to answer our questions. Here is what we ordered: \n\nNancy's Chopped Salad - it's a huge plate but not something I'd recommend. It looks amazing but, tastewise, isn't anything to write home about. Then again, I'm not a huge fan of iceberg lettuce so I probably should have ordered something else. \n\nPane Bianco - it's just one slice of bread grilled in olive oil and herbs and then cut into four pieces. Doesn't sound like much but it was AMAZING!\n\nBrussels Sprouts, Guanciale, Red Onion & Mozzarella Pizza - Just a note, I asked for it without the guanciale. Overall I'd say it's really good pizza but nothing you can't find in most pizzerias. I actually enjoyed it more when I ate the leftovers cold the next day.\n\nBianca Pizza - My husband ordered this one and liked it. I tried a slice and wasn't a fan. I thought it had way too much cheese and the sage was really strong - I felt like I was eating perfume. \n\nMy husband order a beer and I just had water (I ordered a Moscow Mule but they don't serve liquor). \n\nParking - $12 valet next to the restaurant, but we were able to find free neighborhood parking only a few short blocks away. \n\nThe bill was about $90 including a 20% tip. Since I wasn't super impressed with the food, I'd say it was a bit expensive for what you get. Then again, I'm glad I finally tried it.
Hand tossed pizza excellent, as always. We were seated in wine room to the side which is quieter than dining area. Cinnamon and rice gelato quite tasty!
We were at Pizzeria Mozza on New Years Eve and though they were fully booked, we were still seated within 20 minutes of our reservation time and had no problem getting our dinner in a timely manner. The server was very helpful to a member of our party with several food allergies and made her feel comfortable ordering. The pizzas were excellent; would highly recommend the Bianca.
The pizza was delicious. We went for my birthday. They didn't have the squash blossoms available the nite we visited , which was the main reason we wanted to eat there. The service was good although we felt they were too eager to clean and clear off our table. Felt like we were being rushed to leave.
We loved Pizzeria Mozza - delicious food, warm atmosphere and excellent service. We will be back very soon, especially as we wanted to try everything on the menu. Only thing we found disappointing was the muscles appetizer.
Service was excellent. Personable, efficient and accommodating. Food, as always, was outstanding. Only complaint was that parking was a challenge. Valet tried their best, but it was still a wait both in and out. Was seated in the side room/wine cellar and this was terrific for a much reduced noise level as compared to previous visits. We always enjoy PM, and we will return!
Overpriced. Bad service with tables way to close to each other.
New Year's Day tradition.
Excellent. Server was scarce a few times but all was good.
Growing up in Connecticut I had some of the best pizza in the world. Pepe', Sally's, Modern I. New Haven are unbelievable. Pizzeria Mozzarella is good for LA and we love going there.
Perfect atmosphere for relaxation or a date. Great wine choices and even better food.
Food was absolutely incredible. Perfect spot for New Years.
Overrated and expensive.
Food and service were outstanding. The tables are a little too packed in, which was the only downside.
I once considered Pizzeria Mozza a top restaurant. Unfortunately, the last few times we have dined there the food was mediocre. What was once a top dining experience seems to have devolved into a tourist destination. The staff that was once passionate about the food is now blasÃ©, going through the motions; the same appears to be true of the kitchen.
Mozza Pizzeria is our favorite special occasion venue - when we want a fun memorable experience\nrelishing the pleasures of enjoying great Italian food and wine together, we go here. It has never disappointed.
We always enjoy dining here. This time, the brussel sprouts appetizer tasted too much vinegar and we asked our waiter to check the taste and possibly replace it. He politely took it away and the brussel sprouts replacement never came to us and there was no reaction, apology, explanation. Perhaps it was forgotten. But the place is popular and always busy during lunch hours and buys can not be a good excuse for this place.
We ate in the wine room and appreciated that it was cozier and quieter than the main dining room. Our waitress was extremely helpful. The food was wonderful. We sampled a few anti-pastas and found the goat cheese and lentils was particularly good. The current veggie which was a roasted yam was incredible. Lastly we shared several pizzas all of which were flavorful and had a great chewy crust.
The food was well prepared, creative and presented. Noise level was just bearable, didn't need the music in the background. Desert (Budino) was amazing.
Phenomenon as always!
Had a reservation however table was to small and would only accommodate at the bar. Every time the door opened it was uncomfortably cold. The bar staff was extremely nice but the manager was rude and favored patrons that he knew previously. For the the amount that the diner cost it should have been a more enjoyable experience.
On balance our meal was just OK. Service was fine. Maybe it was an off night, but food quality has slipped a few notches since our last dinner at Pizzeria Mozza. Notably, the fried squash blossoms were overcooked, greasy, and lacked flavor. The crispy goat cheese and lentil appetizer has undergone changes (at least to my palate) and was quite salty with a heavy tomato sauce base. Umbrian? I don't think so. Cauliflower fritti appetizer was a mixed bag as well -- the cauliflower florets were over blanched, and the deep frying just exacerbated the textural issues. The accompanying spicy mint aioli was spot on and saved the dish. Warm, marinated olives were great, however. Pizzas (we ordered three) were good, even great, although the mushrooms on the fungi misti pizza were a bit mushy and uniform in flavor. For dolci we shared the caramel coppetta (way too salty, but a nice caramel flavor) and the butterscotch budino, which has been a five star mainstay of the dessert menu since inception. Not sure when we will return...
5 star as always \nFood and service
Loud, wait staff was slow and inattentive. Food was amazing as always.
Pizzeria Mozza is a special place with equally special food.\n\nMy only caveat has to do with atmosphere; make sure you are seated in the main dining room as the small dining room to the side of the restaurant is lacking and flattens out the experience.
Perfect break from last minute shopping on Christmas Eve day!
Great food and ambiance with family and friends.
Best overall service! Fantastic food!
The food and service wewe wonderful. The butterscotch pudding is to die for. It is very noisy, to where it was hard to carry on a conversation.
we have been going to pizzeria mozza for many years. food has always been great. the noise level is a bit high for our taste. LOVE the meyer lemon pie. everyone is nice. highly recommended!
the food was great. the fennel sausage pizza was out of this world
pizza is always good and very consistent... sides are just okay
The Garlic butter bread had old, rancid oil taste. Pizza was good but definitely not as good as in the past. We thought perhaps there was a new chef. I used to recommend everyone to Mozza but now I have to think twice.
Great as always!
I always enjoy Pizzeria Mozza. We always get the tricolore salad which is fresh and delicious. We shared a pizza Bianca with 3 cheeses and thin crust. And for dessert-the budino which is rich and creamy.
Just an all out great dining experience
Family outing with several members who had not been to Mozza before. Great lunch with fantastic service. The Mozza caprese was great as was the Pizza which in my opinion is the best in LA
Food is always amazing and this day was no exception.
My date and I have heard a lot about this place â it has been highly recommended. Pizzeria Mozza delivered in a huge way. Incredible food! One of the best meals I've ever had.
Fantastic pizza, fun experience, casual and always a pleasure
We were there on a Sunday night and the special was Lasagna al Forno. I would swear they went down the street and bought Stouffers frozen lasagna or used some Hamburger Helper mix. Absolutely no flavor. It was terrible they did offer to take it off the bill. I also had the salad with bacon and egg. The bacon was really good and they put alot of parmesan on it I was hoping the egg would be poached but it was hard boiled and the dressing was very blah. The other diners I was with made the right choices they had a salad with anchovy dressing it was very good. They both ordered pizzas and I could hear the crunch of the crust with every bite they took, both said the pizza was very good. I would definitely reccomend this for it's pizza, beware of specials.
Always so good!
Always good experience. Service is good. We're in the side room which was significantly quieter than the main dining room, which actually worked in our favor this time around. Pizza Margherita was a little lacking on cheese and flavor on this occasion, but overall experience was good.
This restaurant is no longer close to how good it was when it first opened. The food was mediocre, the noise too loud to have a conversation and the service was so-so. It was very disappointing for what it cost. We are not inclined to return anytime soon.
The selection of pizzas is very good. Crust and mozzarella cheese are top quality. Sauce and meat ingredients are fantastic and seasoned just right for my taste. Home made gelato stands well on its own.
Still doing a great job after a number of years. We had a meal full of fresh, wonderful preparations.
Why did I wait so long to dine here?!? Everything we had was delicious. The radicchio salad with egg, bacon and pecorino was surprisingly complex. The lemon vinaigrette was very tart, but that was cut by the creaminess of the egg. Plus, big chunks of bacon! The crust on the pizza (we ordered meatball and mozzarella) was amazingly thin and perfectly crispy. It is my belief that a pizza crust need only be thick enough to support its toppings and thatâs exactly what they do here. Every single person on the staff that we interacted with was a pleasure to encounter. Must give a special shout out to the sommelier who was of great assistance with the wine selection as we are unfamiliar with Italian wines. The butterscotch dessert with rosemary pine nut cookie was a delightful way to finish the meal.
Great food, great ambiance, great service. Highly recommend for a nice meal in LA. Definitely plan on returning.
The pizza is great and options are good. \nEverything seemed a bit expensive though. \nWe enjoyed it and would go back if we lived closer, but we realized we have similar pizza options on the westside that honestly aren't quite as expensive. \nThe dessert was the best part and I might brave traffic again for that.
Nice to eat in the restaurant for once when it's not too busy. Zucchini flower pizza and fennel sausage were good and as always the meatballs and the budino were good. Reliable and consistent.
I've been wanting to go to this restaurant for a long time and it was everything and better than I had hoped it would be. Had a res, and only waited short time for our table. Ordered a bottle of wine from the bartender for our group of 4. Out of the one I wanted, but the bartender was very knowledgeable and helped me find another great bottle. Our table was in the wine cellar which we loved: charming and quieter. Food exceptional except the zucchini blossom which was boring. Bread and pizza crust were superlative as I had expected from the great Nancy Silverton. The wait staff was wonderful. Pleasant evening all around.
I had just come back from Italy and had done a cooking class. Also, we had been eating our way thru Italy. Pizzeria Mozza is the ONLY place in LA that is even close to the amazing pizza in Italy. The crust is perfect. All other Pizza in town is a sloppy second
Favorite restaurant in LA! Best pizza I've had in LA, good atmosphere, good wine, and good appetizers. Always delicious.
We had a wonderful time! \nThe pizza was delicious.\n The service was friendly and understanding \nMy kids loved the gelato. \nEvery family member was happy and that makes me happy. \nGreat pizza provides us with the perfect ending od a post turkey family weekend. :D
You can always count on Mozza to come through! I take out-of-town guests and it never disappoints!
This restaurant is probably my most favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. The food is amazing. Everything had such great flavor. The service was fantastic and the desserts were to die for. Don't miss the eggplant pizza !!!
Absolutely the best pizza in LA. I should know because I lived in Brooklyn for 40 years.
Hyped and overpriced pizza, good flavours but I had better at a lesser cost. The mozzarella appetizer was excellent although lacking tomatoes to call it a caprese ! There's a lack of finesse from the waitstaff. A disappointment really.
The food was great! However, our service was possibly the worst service I have ever had. The waiter we had made us feel unwelcome. We were seated and after 5-7 minutes of no one coming to give us even water, I finally had to flag someone down to just get water. Then after about 10 minutes of sitting, our waiter finally came by and just said, 'how's everything?' Well, we didn't have food, or menus, so why did he ask that? He didn't introduce himself, didn't ask if we had ever been there, nothing. Finally after about 30 minutes, not being checked on, nothing, having to again flag our waiter down, we ordered appetizers. He mentioned that they might be out of the brussel spouts (which at 7:30 on a Saturday night is ridiculous). We said we would like to order if there were any left, but if not we would get something else. He never came back to let us know if they were out, so we could order something different. I had to ask. And he was offended that I would even ask. We watched him wait on other tables next to us, taking the time to explain and greeted the seemingly 'regular' clientele with a smile. I have never been made to feel less welcome and less important in my life. It was really unfortunate, as the food was great!
It is simply way too noisy. I was with one other person, sitting 2 feet apart and we could barely hear each other.
As always great food, great atmosphere, and great service.\norder foods to share and you won't be disappointed.
The food was good, but very overpriced. The place is nice, yet very loud and a bit cramped.
We thought the food was great. Service not so much: plates were snatched away while lifting the last bite of food to mouth, from appetizer through dessert. Literally. The person who had one more bite left on her plate as the other plates were ejected from the table felt rushed, and rightly so. We weren't eating slowly, and several other tables were empty, not sure what was going on.
Felt like cattle at this busy 'hip' restaurant. Wait staff ran through the motions but all were scurrying around just trying to place orders and serve food. No real ambiance.\n\nThe Monday night special of Eggplant Parmigiana was dripping in oil almost to the point of inedible.\n\nThis is my 3rd time at a Pizzeria Mozza and it did not make me want to return!
Server was very rude and also spilled the wine on my friend..\n\nWhile I was parking the car they didn't let my friends to sit to table, they asked everyone should be present even though we had reservation, and they waited outside 10 minutes before I came..\n\nIt was very noisy inside, and food is above average but not very special...
Don't believe the hype. The space is crowded and loud, with music blasting on top of the crowd noise, and our waitress was distracted and inattentive of even the most basic things, like water and answering questions about the menu. After taking our initial order, we never saw her again. The food was mediocre. Bland lasagne that tasted like chopped meat, salad that was overdone with rice vinegar and salt, and pizza that was strangely covered in shaved scallions. Borderline gross. The only item we enjoyed was the carmelized fennel and onion pizza.
Meatballs were fantastic. Pizza was subpar. Service was awful. Staff were rude. I doubt we will be back.
We came for pizza. Pizza was ok but nothing great considering the price. It was supposed to be the best in Los Angeles it might be but it has no comparison with Neapolitan pizzas please!
Absolutely delicious pizza!!! We loved it! It's not a huge place so fed gets loud, but totally worth it!
Went to Pizzeria Mozza for the first time earlier this week with my girlfriend and another couple. None of us had been before and we were all excited, given the Mozza reputation. We arrived a little bit before our friends and got a drink at the bar. The bartender was very friendly, but not being much of a wine connoisseur I just ordered a 'glass of their house red,' which proved almost undrinkable. We transferred our tab to the table where we commenced with dinner. My date had the daily special, a brisket al forno, that was incredible. The much-hyped squash blossoms also didn't disappoint and the pizza was very good, though less noteworthy. Desert was a scoop of mint gelato that we shared and also enjoyed but didn't find remarkable. \n\nOverall, we had a good time, and the food was definitely delicious but I think that my expectations had been set a little bit high. Still, it would have been a great experience if not for the fact that our waitress was so unpleasant. She was brusque and inattentive, didn't do a good job of explaining the menu or giving recommendations and seemed annoyed by any questions. Near the end of dinner we all found ourselves sitting with empty water glasses and no one had been offered another drink for quite some time. Sadly, the combination of food that didn't quite meet my (admittedly very high) expectations and the poor service mean that I'll be unlikely to return given all of the other excellent options in the area.
The pizza, the salads, sandwiches, the appetizers, incomparable. Never disappoints.
Amazing Pizza, probably one of the best ones I have ever had... I could have eaten 3 with no remorse
There were 5 of us and the food was brought out at different times. For a fine restaurant , all people at a table should be served at one time. Not 10 min. apart. The bus boys did work very hard. This was not their fault.\nThe pizza was very tasty. The squash blossoms were very good but not enough per serving for the price.\nThe lentil and goat cheese appetizer was not worth it. Not tasty and overpriced.\nWe would not go back again.
For us, the pizza is the shining star. We tried and shared a few dishes and loved the pizza. The chopped salad was ok. We'll be back for pizza.
One of the best pizza in LA. Service is top of all pizzeria that I have ever been.
We always enjoy our meal and always think of going to the restaurant for late night dining
The squash blossoms are some of the freshest and best appetizers we have ever eaten. If you love olive oil and bread you must order the pane bianco. It's so flavorful and amazing. I was really excited to be dining here in a Monday because the special was eggplant parmesan. Sadly, the dish disappointed. It was incredibly oily. The eggplant was literally swimming in oil. I would not recommend this dish. Our serve was just okay. She was not very attentive. The bus help on the other hand were very friendly, helpful, and efficient. Be sure and save room for dessert the butterscotch budino is outstanding.
Best pizza in town...hands down!
So now that Pizzeria Mozza has received fame and fortune, it's now getting too big for its britches. I've been coming here for years but a recent lunch experience was Terrible, and simply Uncaring. The waitress was so busy that she could only spare a few minutes to take our order. We did not see her again for another hour or so when I asked if our pizzas were ready since we had been served everything else. And the busboy whisked away our food before we were even finished. We were in a group and felt completely not taken care of. The food was just okay and pizzas not as good as they used to be. Since people are still lining up, I guess they feel they can get away with mediocre food and haughty service.
There are a lot of cranky diners out there. I can be amongst them as well. So we went inspite of some of the horrific reviews regarding service. It was a Monday night and not slammed. But everyone was friendly and cordial. Service was great. Food first rate. Wines fine.
We started with tri-color salad and meatball appetizer. Meatballs were delicious, salad was nothing exciting- just lettuce and dressing. The $22 glass of wine was overpriced. We shared the burrata and squash blossom pizza. The pizza is amazing but the burrata on top is COLD which makes the pizza cold. Next time I will ask for it to go in the oven for maybe 20 seconds to take the chill off. The pumpkin gelato (seasonal) pie is okay. Everyone raved about it so we tried it. Nothing extraordinary. All in all, a lovely meal.
i cannot say one bad thing about Pizzeria Mozza..oh wait..we could live without the soundtrack, it's loud enough. THE BEST PIZZA ever. also had roasted cauliflower WOW, the sunday lasagna and chopped salad. been there before, will go back again
Food was wonderful. Noise level was difficult to hear our conversation of 3 people.
Seated on time and they were thoughtful to bring out ice cream with a birthday candle. Service was well balanced when it came to checking on our table.
Loved the relaxed atmosphere and of course the top notch pizza offerings. Eating at a Batali restaurant never disappoints! Service was friendly and attentive, and I would definitely recommend Mozza to anyone looking for a casual night out without having to sacrifice on quality.
We had a delicious meal and a good time at PM. The pizzas we had were delicious - chewy yet crunchy crust with just the right amount of toppings. We also had the fried cauliflower, which was divine, as well as the meatballs (delicious). Accompanied by a nice bottle of wine and gelato and sorbetto for dessert (olive oil and blood orange), we had a terrific meal. Music also added to the ambience - lively and set the right vibe. We will go back when we're in LA.
I highly recommend starting off with the olives that are cooked in the pizza oven...they are divine!
This time, we were welcomed heartily. We had a great dining experience, and it was great to see a diverse team of enthusiastic men and women. The visit today was a stark contrast to our first visit, where we were made to feel unwelcome in the establishment.
I had a marvelous time. It was great
This place isn't as good as it thinks it is. I made sure to ask our frosty waiter for recommendations and nothing stood out when it arrived. The pizza was fine but nothing special. Good selection of wine though. Avoid and go to Jon & Vinny's instead - much more fun and fresh.
If you like salt and slow service this place is for you!\nEnough said.
Food was marginal. Meatballs came out cold. Fennel Sausage pizza was good but have had much better. This restaurant is all hype and the staff knows it. Flavors are marginal. Meatballs needs a little spice and a little salt but not salt by adding salt. Nothing overwhelming.\n\nTo top insult to injury, we brought anniversary year wine. Was willing to absorb $30 corkage, because wine menu was not appeasing. Luckily, paid attention to bill. Restaurant tried to get away with charging 2 bottle ($60) corkage. When I brought this to the attention of the server she meekishly said sorry. My guess is they have gotten away with this before. When brought to the attention of manager and general manager of Mozza they seemed proud that they took off the second corkage.\n\nIf you're trying to impress someone go somewhere where they really want your business and will serve you good food, not expect you to be impressed by their reputation.
I have gone to Mozza for 3 years now. Everytime I go to LA on business, I fly in 1 day early on Sunday to enjoy the Sunday night only special Lasagna. Literally the best lasagna I have ever eaten. The bolognese sauce with the bechemal makes for a light taste rather than traditionally heavy and 'over-cheesed' versions elsewhere. Aditionally, my faves are the Fried Squash Blossoms, Insalata Mista (I tried Nancy's chopped, which is awesome as well but too much when I want to order all of the other courses!). I know the Butterscotch Budino gets a lot of hype and rightfully so, but the Caramel Copetta with the homemade Marshmallow type sauce is literally heaven. I cannot say enough about how much I love the food here. Reservations are a must unless you don't mind waiting.
The best Pizza in Los Angeles (Maybe America). Fabulous side dishes. Great daily specials. Wonderful desserts. This is one of my very favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. Be sure to try any of the salads.
Fantastic food and experience!
We love the food and it's a great place.
Went there for dineLA as I had been wanting to go for awhile. Ended up not ordering of the dineLA menu jut because everything on the regular menu sounded so amazing. Had two pizzas and the butterscotch budino. AMAZING!!!
Except for the wine steward, our waiter and other staff did not show the graciousness that is expected in a restaurant of this calibre. Our waiter seemed indifferent or in a bad mood. The staff was in a hurry to clear appetizer plates before we finished them. Essentially there seemed to be greater interest in getting us out as fast as possible than in creating an excellent dinner. We had to call the waiter to order wine after we were done with a glass of pro secco. He did not bother to ask us if we wished anything else to drink. The previous night we dined at Kitchen Factory and had a fantastic waiter from Padua, Italy who made our dining experience fun and memorable. Compared to our Mozza waiter he was a master. The wine steward was attentive and pleasant. \n\nWe will likely return in the future but probably with lower expectations.
As usual, the food was as delicious as antipated. The only issue was the noise level and I couldnt hear the person across the table. We will go back again and again!
They have added more appetizers which is a plus, and of course the pizzas are always delicious and they have a good wine list. We always enjoy the food but tend to feel rushed. It is also hard to get a reservation since they are always very busy. We came on a Tuesday and were given choices of 6:30 or 9:15.
Food Excellent! Host/Managers were spot on and professional. Food Runners and Back Waiters were charming, helpful and made the service so warm and welcoming. I so wish they promoted those men to be servers. They are what made the meal special.
Waitress tried to up sell the whole dinner and it was quite loud for a place for friends to catch up after years apart. However, we were seating in the quieter wine cellar room which was nice and cozy and would have been more enjoyable if not for us being made to feel guilty for not ordering more or feeling as if we were thought less of for splitting pizzas so we could try more of the menu.
This is our go to restaurant when visiting LA. The food and service is excellent each time.
The pizzeria is the best in town. I am italian and it's so difficult to find a spot like this.\nEnjoy a perfect tasteful pizza!
Fantastic as always. My husband's birthday and we had a mix of favorites and new, fantastic finds. Always something good to eat and drink here! Staff was very helpful with food and wine choices, good timing on the food and amazing chopped salad (as always), butterscotch budino (as always) panne bianca (we liked it so much we got an extra order!) and fennel sausage pizza and a new amazing pizza with prosciutto and limited time tomato sauce! We have never had a bad meal here and there's not many places you can say that about! Thanks for a wonderful birthday dinner!
Always s great. Love the pizza's, crispy goat cheese, \nchopped salad and MOZZA caprese. It was Sunday so they had lasagna; very good but Pizza's are better). Wait staff work well together to ensure great service. Front desk guys and even valet extremely helpful and friendly. Nice wine list. Noisy but worth it all.
Food and service were very good but one of the items ordered was never delivered to the table.\nBy the time we told the waitress we were ready for dessert and cancelled the undelivered food.
The food was incredible, and we were able to try a wine entirely new to us. For three people, the bill was actually reasonable considering the quality of the food and drink. Would absolutely recommend Pizzeria Mozza for a celebration or get together with friends. Love it!
Love the pizza here. Salads are fresh but not terribly imaginative. The volume was too loud for conversation without raising one's voice. After a while the volume gets exhausting. Heard another couple remark that the volume gets us out of there fast. Not a place to linger. But the pizza? Delicious!
We were a group of 7 and the variety on the menu served everyone well. Truly delicious food! Good list of Italian wines and the waiter helped us pick something interesting. The only downside was the noise level. I know loud music is Mario's thing but if you're at a large table you really can't hear from one side to the other. You end up talking mostly to the people in either side. Not a deal breaker but something to consider.
Order the fried cauliflower appetizer and affagato for desert. Latter is not on the menu, but they will make it for you.
ALWAYS the BEST FOOD. I appreciate all the fresh ingredients, and the kind wait staff!
Very disappointing. Pizza Mozza has always been one of my favorites. I always looked forward to biting into the wonderful crispy crust with the delicious flavors from the toppings to follow. This trip, the kitchen was really off. After a nice selection of appetizers, the main courses took about 20 minutes to arrive. However, my pizza (fungi) didn't arrive for almost 40 minutes! When it did arrive, it was over-cheesy and the mushrooms were not the usual large flavorful ones, but rather the less tasty button variety. Others were pleased with their entrees. They waiter apologized for the huge delay and offered a free desert. It was sub-standard from what I expect from the Mozza group.
We had a reso when they first opened and was one of the first to be seated. We ordered relatively quickly and the pizza took almost and hour to come when every other table in the restaurant was already served and the special of the day never came after over an hour. After several promises that it would be out in a few minutes, the server finally said it would take a while longer. We never rec'd it and left.
This was a repeat visit by a San Francisco family. Great casual vibe that still feels special, attentive service, mesmerizing flavors in the appetizers, and the best thin crust charred pizzas in amazing combinations.
Great pizza and appetizers. Loved the chicken liver bruschetta and Brussels sprouts pizza. The bill does add up quickly but you are paying for the quality of the food.
Everything was great. Super noisy though. The pizza is fantastic. The meatball pizza was great. We also got the caprese salad which has burrata on it. It was amazing.
As always best pizza in LA and the Capresse is to die for.
Consistently delicious. The food is great when you have a group of friends with mixed food needs--vegetarian and a no wheat, no sugar person along with everyone else. Everyone was happy! The menu has something for everyone.
The food is always delicious here. Consistent and yummy. And the staff couldn't be nicer.
Excellent food, not just the pizza. Arencini, Brussel Spouts w/Pancetta, and Balsamic, Salad, Garlic Bread, Lasagne, Anchovy, Margaherita Pizzas w/ best Tomato Sauce ever; and Bacon, Potatoes, Egg, White Pizza - all were excellent; the anchovy may be the best Pizza I've ever had. The famous Butterscotch Bandino (5*) and a Chocolate Mint gelato Pie left us all groaning from eating to much. The staff was excellent in handling the Birthday being celebrated and the 6 year old who was with us. The biggest surprise: the check was very fair for five people rating and drinking as much as we did. Going back soon to seat at the kitchen bar and watch them make my pizza. Highly recommended.
Always special. Food, drink, atmosphere superb. Good energy and we always are happy to meet, greet, and eat at Pizzaria Mozza. The lasagna is second to none!
It was great! Entire staff waited on us and they made my daughter's birthday very special.
With Mario B and Nancy S teaming up, how could you go wrong? Fun vibe, great food (pizza had amazing crust), good wines, and dessert was amazing. Thank you! We'll be back soon.
The appetizer was delicious and pizza was really good (I ate the whole rim) but too small for the price. The open wines were really overpriced and the coffee was too sour for my taste.
The waitress was so kind and pizza were the best. The squash blossom is the best ever.
Great as usual
Very noisy crammed space. Pizza is delicious, the crust is perfect but the tomato sauce lacked acidity. 12$ valet parking is a rip off
Great pizza, but pricey. Good for a special occasion.
Nancy Sliverton has nailed it. Love this joint. The Pane Bianco is too die for...
Nice place with great selection of antipasti. The bar was very lacking as there did not seem to be a choice of aperitifs which would've seemed to go hand in hand with this type of locale. Our server gave off an arrogant vibe with an oft forced phony smile and an annoying habit of finishing my sentences when I had a question. The caponata was lacking in flavor in my opinion and I'm Sicilian so I know a good caponata. The pizza dough was good but lacked a touch of salt. The rest of the wait staff were attentive & professional. Having grown up in the restaurant business and being familiar with Italian food, I would return. Our experience was slightly marred by our server who apparently was in a leadership position and displayed a 'know it all' attitude versus a welcoming one.
No sure what but something has changed...We actually sent 2 dishes back!!!! WHAT ??? what used to be my favorite go to spot is not longer such!! BOO HOOOOOOOO
Great food we heard about this restaurant friends and the newspaperwe will back
Pizza is excellent but host/hostess services and table space not good. On a Sunday night, two of us arrived at 5:55pm for a 6pm reservation. They would not sit 2 of us until our 3rd arrived. We waited at the bar, taking up 2 of their bar seats, while our empty table waited until our third arrived at 6:05. Then we discovered that our table was a table for 2 people with a 6 inch extension. Two of us were crammed into the bench, sharing a small space...and we were seated too close to people surrounding tables. I was celebrating my birthday so this introduction to the restaurant was a sour one. Pizza is good but not worth how they treat and seat their customers.
Food presentation contemporary, and not in sync with southern Italian cuisine and values.
Can't beat the selection and quality of pizzas here
I have been to this restaurant on several occasions and in the past have had no problems. This time, however, will be the last time I will ever set foot into Pizzeria Mozza. \n\nMy boyfriend and I were looking forward to a nice dinner on a Friday evening. He ordered the usual (chicken wings and a salad) and I ordered the bacon, egg and potato pizza. It all started off nice... our waiter seemed friendly enough. Then, when the chicken wings arrived, we noticed that they were way overdone, burned on the outside and dry on the inside. My boyfriend LOVES the wings here and they never looked like this before, so he mentioned it to the gentleman who served our food. This man gave my boyfriend EXTREME attitude and it was completely uncalled for.\n\nOne of the managers came over to check and see what was wrong, and he said the wings would be taken off of the bill. My boyfriend thought he would receive another order or be asked if he wanted something else. NOTHING. After the manager left, our waiter completely vanished. When he finally came back to throw our dessert menus on the table, he had a complete attitude. We were determined to make sure the night wouldn't be completely bad, so we ordered dessert. The waiter threw the spoons and napkins on the table. He wouldn't even look at us when he served us our dessert!\n\nOn the way out, we approached the manager again. I was practically in tears. I have NEVER complained at a restaurant before... I have a tendency to be very timid in these types of situations, but I felt something needed to be said. He basically told us he would 'talk to the waiter.' He also said we would receive an e-mail or follow up. NEVER HAPPENED! \n\nWe live right down the street and have given this place plenty of business in the past. I am appalled at this type of treatment. The food is good, but not THAT special that people should be treated this way. The customer should be treated with respect because they are the reason that Pizzeria Mozza is in business!
We have been going to Mozza ever since it opened and have taken everyone we know and love there. It is unparalleled in diversity of pizzas and everything else, and all is executed magnificently. Their front house and wait staff couldn't be nicer and better at their jobs. We ALWAYS look forward to going there.
Their salads were fantastic, but the pizza left a lot to be desired. I had high expectations since I love the Osteria. I shared a margherita pizza and there was a 30 minute wait between receiving our salads and getting our pizza. The pizza was really average, at best. The crust was fine but there was no taste otherwise. The sauce was watery and there was maybe one tiny piece of cheese on the whole thing. Even the basil on top was tiny and lacked flavor. It looked so much better than it tasted. I was seriously disappointed. The manager did come by a few times before we got our pizza to check on us, but otherwise the service was poor. We pulled a server aside (we did not have one single consistent server the whole time) and told her about the pizza situation and she did not mention it to the manager and just shrugged her shoulders and said, 'yeah... that's how our pizza is...' It was also so noisy that we had to scream at each other across the table and finally resorted to texting back and forth. To top it off, there is absolutely no street parking (the neighborhood is all permit parking), so you are forced to pay $12 for valet. The whole experience left a bad taste in my mouth (figuratively and literally) and I don't foresee ever going back.
Food Quality: 5 out of 5\nTaste: 4.5 out of 5\nDrinks: 4 out of 5\nAmbiance: 3 out of 5 (small space, tables are very close, pretty loud overall)\nCleanliness: 2 out of 5 (we were seated by the window in the corner, behind the valet stand, and a half dozen flies harassed us during the second half of our meal... if we hadn't been next to the window, I bet we wouldn't have seen a single fly... )\n\nOVERALL: 4.25 out of 5 - I will definitely come back, especially so I can take advantage of the awesome Happy Hour special.\n\nA small suggestion - offering damp 'finger napkins' at the end of the meal would be an awesome gesture after handling greasy pizza.
Solid experience as always. Nick wasn't behind the bar tonight, but his co-worker was just as welcoming. \nService is always on point. \n\nThe bone marrow has increased substantially in price since my last visit, and this time the marrow itself was barely enough to spread on one of the two crostini that are provided. \n\nThe goat cheese & leek pizza was crispy on the outside, but rather soggy in the middle, and it was missing the egg we asked for. No big deal, it was still tasty.
Food was delicious as always but our server seemed genuinely annoyed with us from the minute he saw us--2 tables with 6 adults and 6 kids. Maybe he was having a rough day, but the attitude kind of cast a shadow on what was supposed to be a fun meal for the kids before we headed to a screening of Star Trek at Paramount. Unfortunate.
Too LOUD!!!.... Acoustics are terrible
My wife wanted to come here for her birthday. We had a bottle of wine, an appetizer, pizza and dessert. We sat in the wine room. It was a excellent meal. We enjoyed ourselves and look forward to coming back.
Food is amazing--very high quality. they need to turn down the volume of the music so you could actually have a conversation. I spent the whole evening yelling across the table. Really annoying. So many restaurants think they're kicking up the energy by cranking up the volume of the music to levels that are annoying. I wouldn't return to this restaurant, despite the food being so awesome, until the reduce the volume. Next time it is take out for me!
Ah! Great pizzas with brilliant crusts. They only have Italian wine, but a very good selection. Pricy but good. They also had a very good beer selection, including an IPA from Abruzzo! Brilliant! If you love pizza, it is a must eat in LA.
Tried this place out to see for myself if they were the best pizzeria experience in LA\nBeing a chef myself my expectations were pretty high. I had appetizers with the thought of ordering a pizza afterwards .... Couldn't get through them because all 3 were disappointing. Had them boxed up and took them back to my hotel. The only saving graces were the butterscotch budino and the excellent wine. I'd give it a second chance but maybe just for the pizza
I enjoyed my favorite meal of tricolore salad and bianco pizza and they were delicious. Didn't have time for my favorite dessert of butterscotch budino but hopefully next time. Always a pleasure to dine at Mozza-helpful and attentive staff and a vibrant culinary scene.
It's always a delight to dine at Pizzeria Mozza. The food there is consistently good. I had the tricolore salad which has a lovely light dressing. I also had the bianco pizza which is delicious with a thin crust. Their budino for dessert is amazing and so delicious. It was a lovely dining experience.
Food was delicious-except for the marinara sauce. Not. Good. At. All. Luckily we only ordered one dish with this sauce. Otherwise-everything was fantastic!!
The pizza is amazing and the appetizers inventive and delicious. We had the squash blossoms, fried cauliflower, and meatballs. The butterscotch budino is a must and the ice cream was rich and creamy.
If you go please try the desserts - like the caramel ice cream with salty nuts. OMG
Was great pizza worth the wait. Service much improved this time
My 2nd time back in 6 weeks as i truly love Mario Batali and the pizza is super. However i have the following issues that may prevent me from coming back. First i booked my reservation through open table online, but they called me 7 times in three days to confirm over and over again which i found a little obessive. My REAL complaint was the waiter and the chefs unwillingness to put the proscuito on my pizza before they cooked it, as i like it crisp from the oven. I was told that its a cured meat, wow, like as a foodie I was too stupid and didnt know that? Frankly, it would have been no big deal and isnt the customer always right? I mean if i said no onion,I am sure they would okay and i doubt Mario cares if they cook my ham, cured or not!
Everything was fine, but very overrated. Service was marginal and the seating arrangements were very cramped. Food was fine, but not spectacular. Disappointed.
We tried to add one to our table for two on Open Table and thought we had succeeded--the place is small--and we had to wait for an hour for a table. If it hadn't been a birthday we would have eaten at the bar.
I LOVE Mozza. This time I had the Speck, Mozzarella di Bufala, Olive Tapenade & Oregano Pizza which was delicious. Note that it's a cold pizza - no melted cheese. The Speck, Mozzarella and Olive Tapenade decorate the pizza like dainty flowers.\nThe meatballs are a must.\nWe also got the Mozza cookbook which you can buy at there.
I brought my mother for her birthday. We were seated immediately and a server brought water. He never came back. A different server came and took our order. She never came back. The starters and drinks were delivered, they were tasty if a bit greasy. So far so good. Then...nothing. We sat. We watched the tablesI either side of us getting great service and beautiful food. We waited for our pizza and couldn't even make eye contact with a server. About 45 min after appetizers were eaten we got a runner to check on our pizza he told us it was being made. Another 10 minutes and the server from the table next to us hears us complaining to each other and she gives us some excused why we've been completely ignored - get it - excuses no apology, we never got one of those. OK, mom's birthday not the best of her life. Total bummer.
Enjoyed a wonderful dinner including exceptional pizza and butterscotch budino!
This restaurant has decent food but the service was completely underwhelming. We were treated in a condescending fashion by pretty much everyone from the minute we walked in the door. When we asked questions about the menu it was as if we were bothering the waitress. She took no time to explain any of the items on the menu. I would not recomment this place.
Thank you for the non-cheese option. Best pizza we have had all year--even better than our last visit.
We have dined at Pizzeria Mozza at least four times previously. On our way out the last time, I commented âthat was the best pizza I ever had.â This time, one of our pizzas was not good, and the service was truly atrocious.\n\nWe were seated upon arrival, read the menus and then waited and waited. Finally, we asked a bus boy for some water. Seeing us sipping, a waiter came over and reluctantly took our orderâthat was the one time we saw him.\n\n35 minutes later, after I checked my watch a couple of times, our salads (the basic Insalata Mista) arrived. Some time after our seating passed the hour mark, our pizzas appeared. While I ordered the same pizza as last time, the waiter had gotten my order wrong.\n\nFar be it for me to tell Nancy Silverton how to bake a pizza, but I am willing to bet that when a customer orders a pizza with prosciutto, one would like the ham ON THE PIZZA, not cold, as a side dish. Milo & Olive seems to understand that. So does Fresh Brothers. Even Dominos.
One of my favorite restaurants in LA. Worth the drive from Santa Monica. Never disappoints.
mmmm pizza, it is really good pizza. I just wish they were a little bigger.
Fresh ingredients, very attentive service.\n\nIt was a business lunch, and it took a while to get the check, and then pay the bill.\n\nOverall positive experience.
Needed late lunch on 7/11 before a wine tasting - the food was great as it always is. The Bread with olive oil is such a great taste. The smashed potatoes are wonderful - crisp but not overly so - the result is perfect potatoes. Pizza - I love the fennel sausage - either the one on the menu with the onions (we had this one on Saturday) - or if you need red sauce get them added to one of the other pizzas. Cannot praise the Butterscotch Budino enough. Expect it to be crowded and noisy - make a reservation or be prepared to wait. Go and enjoy!
Always dependably good but the valet parking leaves a bad impression. Twelve dollars to park is kind of insulting and creates the impression that they are just gouging you, although the food is not overpriced by any means.
First time at the restaurant- I always pick up pizzas that around the corner that of course are to die for- this time decided to try the full menu and of course it did not disappoint!! Loved every item ordered and I must say 'best arancine ever' \nThere was a confusion with 2 pizzas but they took care of the mistake no questions asked- awesome friendly service- amazing comfort food ðð»ðð»
Great casual dinning with excellent friendly service enjoyed fantastic wines recommended by servers. Yummy pizza but would pass on the appetizers.
host was a bit rude, but the food was excellent as always!
I have no idea what the hype is about. It's a pizza place, which owned by amazing chef's you would think would be amazing, but it falls highly short of that.\n\nThe parking situation: First off there is no parking except for Valet, which is $10. Fine it's LA I get that, but when you have to wait 30 minutes to get your car back because they can't get it together to get the cars moving and it back up traffic down the street for miles. That is a problem, apparently there was a party that night, which you would think they would know and knowing the parking situation they would have staffed appropriately. Odd how that works out.\n\nMade a reservation, good thing too, because this place is tiny and cramped, they literally have to move the table out so that you can get in. Don't trying getting up after you're in unless you are committed to leaving. Everyone enjoys another persons butt rubbing on your table next to your food... not.\n\nThe service wasn't bad but it wasn't outstanding it was just that service. \n\nThe Food: Well we got the meatballs because that was recommended, but the bread was better than the meatballs it was served with. The meatballs were just that meatballs, nothing special, the flavor wasn't outstanding it was just so so. The pizza, well that was lack luster. It was a pizza, better than your chain pizza, no better than any other high end pizza joint. It had nothing special, and there weren't any amazing options. \n\nIn conclusion, I would never return because the parking was such a disaster it's not worth it for mediocre pizza and service. Nothing was special about this place.
Pizza is excellent; loved the bacon and goat cheese one. But the panzanella brought down the whole meal: giant, hard cubes of bread that were almost impossible to cut and so they could not possibly take on any of the flavor from the other ingredients. And for $15 you expect better.
Allen the host recommended the perfect selection of dishes for us. Unreal.
Great service, delicious food and a fun vibe in the restaurant. Thank you for another great meal!
The pizza's are out of this world, creative, unique, introducing all kinds off different flavored to delight anyone's particular pallets. The service is friendly and attentive, and the butterscotch desert is the best...anywhere...period. \n\nMy only gripe, and it was disappointing, there was a large hair discovered in my wife's pizza after she consumed half of it. We pointed it out to the waiter and though we got a sincere apology from our server, I felt like a discount on our bill or coupon for future use, or some sort of gesture would have been appropriate. These things happen at all restaurants, I just think that the practice of concessions when food or service is not up to standard is important to retaining repeat customers and their positive reviews.\n\nThe food is still fantastic, just hoping management will take into consideration and compensate for any guest who encounter a bad experience in food or service quality. Especially being a well respected restaurant in the community.\n\nAlso the noise level is terrible. Too loud and background music makes it worse.
Best pizza in LA hands down but $12 valet and elbow to elbow seating are a drag
The pizzas here, especially the bianca and funghi, never disappoint.
The food is always a treat, even if you just get pizza and salad. THE best pizza in LA. Wine is good too. This time the service was ehhh all around. It's been a bit better in past, but last couple of times it has been just OK.
Our server was most attentive throughout our short lunch and both of our pizzas--a bianca and a meat lover's--were delicious.
It was very loud just with the amount of customers. What made it louder was the music which added to the noise level. Still love the place.
We have been before but this time came for DineLA. Food is always amazing. The pizza with burratta is a must! This time we were seated in the wine cellar room to the right which I loved - it was a nice change and much more quiet than the main room. However, I would recommend sitting at the bar where you can watch the food being made at least once.\nGreat spot. Will definitely be back.
The food was incredible. Our server was not very attentive and would disappear for long periods of time. That brought stress to our meal as we were on a time contraint. She was nice enough to bring a birthday ice cream out for my friend though.
The service was horrendous. It was a late Sunday afternoon and the place was not packed by any means. Yet, it took four tries and 40 minutes to get a beer refill. They didn't bother to clear dirty dishes from the table. Got a cold response from the waiter. Albeit, the food from the kitchen was spectacular as always. We have been visiting the restaurant for several special occasions every year for our favorite squash blossom and funghi misti pizza. The charm has now gone after this sour experience and this will be our last visit here. \nGoodbye Mozza!
Sadly lacking in the food department, had to flag down server more than once, will not return again.
Still my favorite pizza in LA after all these years. The squash blossom app was killer, too!
Great pizza options to share. Light crust so you taste the toppings. One of the best chopped salads! Excellent wine options served as a quartino for sharing or a bit more wine than a glass.
Great pizza, bubbly crunchy crust. Dessert did not disappoint. Get the lemon Meyer 'pie' and the gelato delicious and light.
Pros\nWe ordered all that was recommended by our waiter, Adam. It was all fantastic. The appetizers were wonderful, especially their olive oil soaked bread. Their pizza was fantastic, and their wine selection was very reasonable. Most of all their deserts were amazing. I would recommend this to a friend, and eat here again. \n\n\nCon\nIt was extremely crowded and there isn't much room in the restaurant. Parking is valet and it's always backed up, so it causes some traffic on highland the wait was pretty long, but that's expected anywhere in LA. Also there's no sign on the door differentiating the two Mozzas .
Simply the best pizza in town. Service is attentive. Great ambiance.
The initial experience was uncomfortable and annoying. 5 out of 6 of us were there with the last stuck in traffic. The host, Lance, refused to seat us and kept reiterating the rule despite our assuring him she was coming and we would order and the table size would be the same, etc. We were eventually seated by the manager who was polite and reasonable and the night took off from there! The food was fantastic- really all it's expected to be and no disappointments. We had lots of tony appetizers, terrific wine and outstanding pizzas. Do not miss the desserts and most notably the butterscotch budino- really the stuff dreams are made of!
We had a 7pm reservation and by that time, they ran out of a few items but replaced those items with great options. Great service and creative dishes. I highly recommend trying this for a special occasion or date night.
The pizza was very tasty. I wish I could go there often for the food, however parking is an issue, there's not much street parking so you're forced to use their valet parking. Their valet parking is $12, and after you paid $12, if you don't pay any extra tips to the guy who drove your car to you, you'd get a bonus of a dirty look. That's not what I want to be part of the dining experience. Also I'm spoiled by LA's free refill on iced tea and lemonade, but this place doesn't do that.
We are always satisfied every time we dine at Pizzeria Mozza! Food is great
Really nice atmosphere.\n\nThe food lacked depth and flavor. I assume it got a Michelin star because of the name of the chefs over the actually quality of the food. I had been looking forward to eating here. \n\nI usually try to be understanding, but the food was a miss for me. I'm sure there are other things on the menu that were better. I wish I could say I'd give it a second chance, but I'd rather spend my money on our local pizza shop downtown, Papi's. Half the price and ten times the taste.\n\nThe wine our waiter chose for us was delicious. Our waiter was very attentive for the first 15 minutes we were there, but then disappeared for the remainder of our meal (Approximately 30-35 minutes). We had to flag down another waiter to ask for our check. Normally I would expect a waiter to check in to see how our food was, whether we needed anything, etc... None of that happened.\n\nAll in all, I'd recommend skipping this place.
Such authentic pizza!!!! Excellent squash blossoms!!! Mozza is a must for true Italian cuisine fans
Pizzeria Mozza is all hype. Nasty people at the front--even when you have a reservation and arrive on time. Once seated, all anyone wants to seem to do is get rid of customers as quickly as possible so they can turn over the tables as many times in an evening as they can. Incredibly crowded. Horribly noisy. Wines that are ridiculously overpriced--both by the glass and the bottle. And the pizza is okay but one can get excellent pizza elsewhere in a pleasant establishment at which you do not feel as if you're eating on a runaway train. The other food, beyond the pizza, is also nothing to write home about. An ordinary salad. An an iceberg wedge that was no iceberg--more like a very small snowball. A panini that was acceptable but certainly not worth a trip to Pizzeria Mozza. Nancy Silverton and her partners are coasting on an undeserved reputation. I will never return and counsel you not to make the trip in the first place. (The busboys were the only people who deserve a commendation. They deal with the madhouse with grace--and a good humor that must be very difficult to muster!)
Good service but the pizzas fall short. Ordered 3 pizzas and 2 came more burnt than acceptable. I like blistering on pizza but these two were left in the oven too long.
Pretty good food, but 4 greasy mini squash blossoms on a coffee cup saucer and bland chicken livers are not worth any price, let alone 12 bucks a pop. the pizza, though pricey, is pretty damn delicious. the service was not acceptable. not only was our server rarely present, when she made an appearance, she unfriendly, stoic and downright bored.
Easily one of the best spots to eat in LA. Get the Squash Blossoms, the butterscotch Budino, and the meatballs. Not in that order, of course. That would be nuts.
Delicious pizza! The butterscotch budino dessert might be the best dessert I have ever eaten. The salty sweetness, combined with the creamy texture - unbelievable. They also make their own little cookies with Maldon sea salt and rosemary... We will be back!!
We had several appetizers and split a pizza. The server was very helpful in explaining the dishes and gave us a great recommendation on the order in which the appetizers will come. She also ensured we got one of the last special Burrata and leeks dish. The pizza was the star of course which can be eaten by one hungry person or split between a couple people as long appetizers are ordered. It's very thin crust with a thick but light and very fresh crust at the end.
Pizza was surprisingly bland and liquidy. Waitress was totally unhelpful and unfriendly, reflexively said no to every request. Saw her being much friendlier to another table. Perhaps they were drinking and ordering more? Disappointing.
I have been wanting to eat here (I have a crush on Joe Bastianich) so dinela gave me the further incentive I needed to make the trek. Everything was delicious, from the appetizers to the pizza to dessert! I never order desert! We sat next to guests who frequent Pizzeria which is a great sign! I will definitely be back SOON!
The worst birthday experience ever. I reserved a table for 8 people and the day of I had a surprise guest show up to celebrate. I couldn't add an additional individual on my reservation, but my friend had taken the initiative to reserve another table for 2 around the same time as the other. He requested to have the entire party sit together. We arrived thinking it would be no problem, but were immediately told by the rude host that it was impossible to sit together. I said 'it's my birthday and it would mean a lot if we could all sit together.' He replied saying 'If you don't sit the 2 top now, you will lose the reservation.' Mind you... we were 10 minutes early. I was surprised at the abrupt response and the fact he said he had worked at Mozza for 9 years, stated Nancy created the policy and there was nothing they could do to accommodate us. I can't imagine that the owner of the restaurant would strictly enforce a policy as such and not try to create a great dining experience. Restaurants come and go so quickly in LA. I would be appalled if my employee didn't at least attempt to help. We had no other choice, but to leave at eat at another establishment. I ate at a fabulous restaurant Papilles that evening. I guess things really do happen for a reason. I had eaten at Mozza several times in the past, but will not return given my latest experience.
We weren't seated until about 20 minutes after our reservation time, which was mildly annoying, but staff were apologetic. The food service was attentive and quick, and the food was excellent for the most part. The bone marrow appetizer was amazing. Arancini were good. Eggplant pizzette was the only disappointment - the eggplant was not cooked through. Still, we enjoyed the evening and would return.
I have been to Pizzeria Mozza many times. I like the food and the service is usually good. Time after time this restaurant will not honor the reservation on time and if you raise the issue, they behave arrogantly, saying they do the best they can. I only return because a group of friends really crave their pizzas, but I am refusing to go to this place more often than not. There are so many good, busy and popular restaurants in LA that somehow are able to manage their reservations without the problems Pizzeria Mozza has.
We arrived @ 4pm. Nice & quiet but by the time we left very busy. We enjoyed the more relaxed/quiet dining experience. Seating is very close together which seems to be more common unfortunately. But the food overshadowed all of this. Misto salad was sooo delicious, you could taste the individual flavors of the ingredients. I really liked that!! FAB Pizza too!! Will go again to bring family members that didn't join us this time.
After making a reservation on OpenTable, the restaurant called 2 or maybe 3 times to confirm the reservation. Yes, Yes, Yes...we are coming. We arrived at 7:30 on the dot. Most of the dining room was full and there were spots at the bar available. The host led us to our table which was along the back wall. He had to pull out the table for one of us to slide into the seat. The table could not be slid back close enough to the booth because it hit the wall. So the person sitting on the booth had to sit at the very edge of the seat to reach the table. Seriously????? AND the host just walked away. The server came over and ask if we would like drinks....and the person sitting on the booth requested pillows for the large empty space between him and the back of the seat. She laughed. We didn't. She got the hostess/manager who came over and treated us like we were an imposition with the roll of her eyes. We asked for a different table. She said, 'We're full, would you like to sit at the bar...'. Seriously, I made a reservation for a table....remember...you called 3 times to make sure we were coming. Then she offered that we could wait at the bar for another 2 top to open. Eventually a 2 top opened and we were able to move. The rest of the meal was ok. Perhaps the staff could treat the guests, who are paying them, with a little bit more respect and use some common sense. Would you want to pay over $100 bucks for pizza....and have to sit on the edge of your seat the entire meal. Space your tables correctly before you start service.
Nice crust on pizza, but the Pizza Margherita was bland tasting. Pizza Bianca was pretty tasty, but as it cooled the hardened cheese wasn't as palatable.
Superb service !!! Noise level is kinda annoying , but overall food has always been great ...
First of all it was a bit of turn off to be placed in their 'back room' i guess they want you to feel like like a wine cellar but it has a very claustrophobic feeling with low ceilings, no window, you actually feel trapped! We had a reservation and I had asked to be in the main room, but he said it would be a wait, even though I saw a table coming available, very pretentious.\n\nFood was a disappointment. We ordered many of the antipasti/ small plates and none were a standout, just fair. With so much to choose from in LA I won't be running back here,
Returned to Pizzeria Mozza after an absence of a couple of years and happy to report that the pizza is still one of the best in the country. Wonderful, superior quality ingredients, local produce, and the best oven in the industry join together for an outstanding product. The crust is a revelation: puffy, beautifully browned on the edges and thin yet not soggy in the middle. Service is a bit off from the earlier days but still adequate. The wine list is excellent: we had a bottle of a Sicilian Rosato that was a perfect complement to the various pizzas and appetizers. This would have been a 5 star overall review except for the minor issues with service. We waited a little too long for the waitress to approach us for our drinks and dinner order even though the restaurant was not busy (early dinner).
This was my second time at Pizzeria Mozza (but have utilized Mozza2go multiple times in the past) and the food simply does not disappoint. I will come back indefinitely because the pizzas here are impeccable and that crust! To. Die. For.
Food is always consistent. And excellent. Service good. \nParking a hassle especially 3-7. Otherwise a great choice.
Way too loud! Music was deafening, had to shout to have a conversation (which everyone had to do) which made more noise than the music. Very unpleasant.\nFood is good but would only return with someone I have no interest in talking with or take out.\nCouldn't get out of there fast enough and even forgot out leftovers.
It's VERY LOUD!! hard to hear others at your table.
Went there pre concert at 5pm Got seated immediately by friendly host. But not happy at $12.00 to park car for one hour.....Got crammed into very small table. Order taken promptly, I ordered squash blossoms and chopped salad, date had caprese salad and mussels. First came squash blossoms...5 very small , but quite tasty. Next was my chopped salad, enormous and very sour. Really did not enjoy. Shared all with date. Finished everything, then asked where was the other order ? Out came giant scoop of cheese and a few very small tomatoes and the mussels . We asked for a piece of bread.....had to order it. People at table next to us gave us some of theirs....giant hunk of cheese and no bread? Anyway, not impressed. Would not come back or recommend expensive and not that good. had to ask where our food was.
This restaurant has too many tables causing everyone to be crunched together. There was about 6 inches between the tables where my wife and I sat and we thought we had joined the tables next to us for dinner. Every time someone got up all the customers had to slide the tables around. Our waitress was also not able to get close enough to our table to describe the menu and she was also hurried to get our order. The food was okay, but very salty. The pizzas are not worth the price they are selling them at. Save your money and go to CPK.
We were very excited to try this place. Overall, it was very good. The pizza's crust was well seasoned and had a great crunch to it. But, we wouldn't go out of our way again. It was a bit underwhelming because we're from NYC and can find as good pizza near us. Also, parking was a PITA. Naturally, they were out of chicken wings, the one appetizer we wanted to try. Overall, it was a solid meal, but the parking hassle, overwhelming noise, and average (for us) pizza fare didn't impress.
Amazing food! Our server was great and recommended a delicious wine that went so well with our pizza. Highly recommend the caprese salad and ask for the garlic bread with it. Best I've ever had!
Really good visit, great wine, helpful staff. Super friendly bar waiter. Yummy pizzas, roasted yam, interestingly good gelato. (Corn/blackberry). Came down from Ventura. Not our first time. We will be back.
Awesome service the night we dined there. The food comes out quickly. If you don't try the meatballs, you are missing out on something very special!!
We have loved driving across town to Pizzeria Mozza over the years but it seems to have gotten louder and louder over time. The last visit was impossibly loud, with crowd noise and music both. We left without dessert, which we enjoyed somewhere less deafening. I don't think we'll be back unless we hear that they have done something about the noise.
I've been there multiple times and
We came for our anniversary. The meatballs and arancini were delicious. The pizza crust was paper thin and incredible! Loved it.
restaurant is somewhat trendy but still has a European feel. The noise level for us was too high. The music was very loud and somewhat strange selections Still not sure what we were hearing We couldn't converse without shouting at each other. Tables are very close together so that you almost bump elbows with the next table occupant. The pizza was good with fresh ingredients used and a light crust. Wait staff was great and overall service very good and professional.\nWe had to travel across town to get to the restaurant and I wouldn't go back as it did not stand out as a go to place for us.
Pizzeria Mozza is the best pizza in Los Angeles.....most days. Last Labor Day the cheese was skimpy, as was the sauce, and even the vaunted crust seemed off. Maybe that's a lesson, don't go out when the A-team is on holiday. \nAlso, the service was lacking. Our server seemed uninterested, and then she handed us off without a word to a friendlier waiter. \nOverall, if this was my first time at Mozza, I would not have understood the hype.
I had very high expectations coming in after reading reviews on Zagat, Yelp and etc.. I wouldn't call it the best pizza in the country, but it is made of a very good dough and is good, no doubt. My companion's pizza had a bit weird ingredients and taste (that's subjective, of course), we asked for a different one, which they made very quickly and did not charge us for the first one.\n\nThe service was good, but it took a bit over an hour before they brought the main course (they were busy that night, but still longer than anticipated even with us spending 10 minutes choosing what to order).\n\nThe choice of beer was a bit too exotic for my liking, but, hey, its fine not to have Corona or Bud at every place, right? I wouldn't hold it against them. \n\nHaving a valet is a great idea and makes parking very convenient, but $12 is a bit too much for the location and type of a restaurant.\n\nWhat aggravated the evening for me is the noise level. Its not night club noisy, but definitely much more than i'd want during a Sunday night dinner. Can't comment much on the ambience because of the noise level. \n\nI won't go back, but would consider a take-out.
Get the budino.
I had waited a long time to eat here and it was well worth the wait. Very familiar with NANCY and her cooking from tv and books . Salad was exceptional, pizzas were one of a kind. Butterscotch dessert yummy. I will go back again and again .. Need to try all those pizza combos. Don't wait .
My friend and I were out from Colorado visiting my daughter. She had never been, and my daughter loves Mozza. We had to wait 20 minutes for our reserved table, which is fine, and we received a complementary appetizer wish was a lovely gesture, but it took an hour to get our food after ordering. Our pizzas arrived lukewarm and undercooked with very little goat cheese on the bacon/leek pizza. My daughter, having been to Mozza before, knew this was not the norm. At the price we paid the food was a huge disappointment!
We live in walking distance and I just love the food.\nIt's just effect in every way and we will be going there often and will recommend it in a heartbeat!!!
Pizza was of this world , appetizers not so good Had the stuffed blossom they were overly fried extremely greasy, stuffing was flavorless and at 14.00 it should be great not just ok . Same for chopped salad far to many dried spices and less product hardly any vegetables dried spices got stuck in between teeth, over dressed with the vignette not up to par for 18.00 it's just lettuce for gods sake . For the 85.00 not including tip ,I spent on two appetizer one pizza, one desert and two coffee I could of done better elsewhere . But gave it a try with a hold in my pocket .
Excellent!!! We had a number of tapas. We especially enjoyed the octopus salad and the fennel pizza.
Roasted cauliflower and brisket al forno (Tuesdays only) were excellent. The meat-lovers pizza (not what it's called) was awesome: so many different and yummy meats.
This is always packed (reservation a must!) for good reason. The food is wonderful and service is excellent. This is casual dining in a very noisy small dining room. Go for the food, not the ambiance
Waitress seemed tired, bored. We never saw her again except at the end. Pizza with sausage had way too many onions. Meatballs were great. Hosts were rude, too. Staff seems tired and bored. My first few visits were way better!
The food was delicious. Some of the best pizza I've had in a while. However, it was a very small pizza considering how expensive it was (over $20 for a personal size pizza). The restaurant is casual and trendy, but very loud. We were squeezed in between two other parties of people. The server was adequate, but pushy. He recoiled when we asked if we could put in a to-go order...strange. They also cleared the table immediately after we had finished and gave us the impression that we were being rushed out the door, even thought the restaurant was still quite full of people. \n\nOverall, it was a fun experience and the pizza was tasty enough to negate the poor service and bustling atmosphere.
Excellent! Wow--this was the best pizza crust we've had. We tried 2 pies and both were excellent (margherita and the one with leeks). The white bean bruschetta was also excellent. Nice choices for beer and wine. Tables are a bit close and it can be loud.
Meal was excellent. Very special pizzas. Super deserts. Ambiance was very hip. Very noisy but lots of fun. Will return in the future.
we had a great meal, great serviceâ¦ we requested the second small room & they accommodated usâ¦ people were louder in there than we expected (that would be my only complaint)â¦other than that it was wonderful..
As always, the food was outstanding. As usual, the service was spotty and a bit inattentive.
Felt like a sardine we were so close to the next table. And it caused the service to break down because they had too much to do and were constrained by the space they could do it. Just crazy. That said, the pizza was wonderful as always. I applaud the chef for taking the risk on the shrimp and melon dish even if it didn't work because the components fought each other (okay, it was wonderful with the wine).
Every course was enticing and delectable. Look forward to coming back again to try other items on the menu!
Hi,\n\nWe have been to Mozza dozens of times now. The pizza and appetizers are always excellent. We always try the Bianca pizza and add 1 or 2 experiment pizza's. This time we tried the squash blossom burratta pie and it was delicious. Our service was not excellent on this occasion like visits in the past. Usually the server is able to give great recommendations on food and wine however that was not the case this time. We recommend that you ask for a somolier to help guide your experience.
Every recommendation from the waiter turned out to be great! Fabulous pizza.
I was a bit surprised as I thought they had the real pizza Napoletana... It was 'crunchy', indeed... A bit disappointed. Wine great, very nice location. Parking fee too high!
Valet is expensive
The desserts were definitely the best part of the meal - they were delicious. The pizza was average and you could certainly find better pizza for a more reasonable price. The restaurant is loud so hard to have a conversation.
Mozza is always fabulous! Pizza is amazing and the Caprese with Pana Blaca is the best.
Dining in LA doesn't get as good and consistent as Pizzeria Mozza. The food never fails to impress. It is close to perfect, no matter what you select. The fresh burrata - suggested by our waitress Julie (excellent BTW, ask her about Bert and Ernie) - was so smooth and creamy. I am not usually a fan, but this was spectacular on the grilled bread (tip - order on Thursday when it is flown in). Sitting at the bar (no matter pizza or regular - Jason the bartender is awesome) is key, you get to see more of the going-ons and it is comfortable and a little more casual. Mozza is top notch and a must for any food-loving Angeleno or visitor.
Def were forgotten several times. So not the best service there. Food portions are small and not fantastic. Not bad just not spectacular either. We had to wait about 20 mins past our reservation to be seated. So overall won't go again. Might be better on an off peak night.
One of the two pizzas we ordered was equivalent to a dry cracker, almost inedible. The other pizza was ok, but there are many better places ro eat an overprized small pizza. Ambiance is ok, but more like a diner than a restaurant. Be ready to pay $12 for valet parking and beware of the waiters that insist that you order a salad or an appetizer because the pizza would take at least 25 minutes until it is ready.
Solid!!! The crust is exceptional as you would expect, but the clean fresh ingredients on both pizzas and salads make this the ultimate SoCal hang!!
A Date with my wife. Absolutely the most amazing Bianca Pizza in all of WLA. Thinnest bottom crust with fluffiest/puffiest edge crust with the most delicious combo of white cheeses, topped with Truffle Oil ! The place for Friday Lunch (for 1pm Reservation) was completely jammed with tables as close as any NYC restaurant and got seated right away in the last table available...but....it took an unusually long time to just get our 2 menus/water...and, then, to be able to order...and, finally, to be served, totaling over 45 minutes (constantly having to flag the server's attention, each step, after 'normal' wait times)....for one Insalata Mista, one order of Fried Squash Blossoms and one Bianca Pizza. Almost 55min when we finally got our one pizza. Then, had to rush through the hot pizza in less than 30min. to retrieve our car from the Valet and go pick up our baby from the Day Care. Pizzeria Mozza is one of the most incredible pizza tasting experience I had (which I truly enjoyed), but it's a good thing I had the afternoon off and didn't have to rush back to the office....which detracted from the experience and I have to think twice before making reservation, again.
We had a great dinner (pre-theater)......shared one glass of wine, chopped salad and a pizza with mushrooms. Each component was excellent. Cost $72 including tip......expensive, but it was worth it. The salad is huge, enough for a meal by itself! Noise level is not conducive to conversation. Service was very accommodating . Would definitely return.
Great food, good service. no gluten free options. eclectic beer and wine list. great pizzas, breads and cheeses.
Amazing pizza crust! We love all the small plates, they are always great
The restaurant had excellent service and the food was amazing, a little pricey but that was to be expected. Great place for a small special occasion.
Delicious pizza with thin crust. Order the garlic bread when getting the eggplant\nappetizer. The back room works well for small groups that would like less noise.
Pros: excellent food\n\ncon: \ncrowded, pack way too many tables in such a small space\n\nI thoroughly loved the food and would recommend the restaurant to anyone I know to try it. However I am not in a quick hurry to return after my experience. This place is just too busy and trendy for my personality. I had a reservation and some of my party were running late. They initially refused to seat us until everyone in the party arrived, but then changed their mind and seated us, but told me we would only have the table for 2 hours. I was anxious through my dinner as I was afraid that we would not finish eating in the time frame. Our waitress was very busy tending to many tables thus taking our order also took some time, further increasing my anxiety. All in all we ate, even had dessert but I was anxious the entire time, constantly looked at my phone hoping I won't run out of time. I wonder if I had shown up without a reservation that I would have been subjected to the same 2 hour eating time. It is our fault that some of my friends were late, and I understand that it is a very popular restaurant where a table is hot commodity. \n\nSo as advice to future diners. If you make a reservation, tell your party to SHOW UP ON TIME!!
Love the rustic crust on their interesting pizza selections. Been here a couple times and have enjoyed it
I absolutely love the vegetable of the day...we had the carrot, and it was fantastic! Don't stop making those dishes!
At first we felt snubbed by our server. He handed menus to diners that came after us first. After he took our order, he was attentive to our needs. It was probably just really busy and hectic. There were alot of people inside.
If you (like us) have not dined at Mozza, the pizza menu can be intimidating. Luckily, our waiter Adam guided us through it to the best pizza we have ever had in our lives. He convinced us to forego 'making our own' in order to keep all of the chef's ingredients working together. He was right on! The butterscotch dessert was spectacular, as was everything else ordered.
We've never been disappointed in a Mozza experience - the whole package - food, service, value. Just wish reservations weren't so difficult, but worth it for the ROI.
We started with the three tasty meatballs. Followed by squash blossoms (I think there were 4.) They were good but a bit expensive for just four small blossoms! In Italia you receive a whole serving plate of blossoms for the same price! We had the margherita, which was good. My birthday cake was the strawberry crumble. This was ok, pistachio ice cream (I believe) with a funny floral taste, strawberries, cookie crumbles and not enough whipped cream. I would have thought desserts would shine here. Afterall she has the La Brea Bakery Cafe. BTW we stopped here upon arriving in LA proper at 5 p.m. be forewarned they shut their doors promptly @ 5 and will not let you in! We came back the next morning and were helped by a very nice lady (Michelle?) I think she was the manager. We have been going to their old location for a few years. Our first time at the new location -- much bigger digs. They still do NOT make the shortbread buttons (my fave.) I settled for a package of the anemic looking (pale, way under-baked, almost raw in the center) shortbreads and buttercup, since we were headed to Valerie's Confections. My fiance told me to put the shortbreads in the oven for 10 minutes upon arriving in SF. Baked them 'til golden brown around the edges and they were almost like the buttons! Nancy bake your cookies!
A classic, excellent dining experience. Doesn't disappoint, on any level. Reliably excellent food and service. One of LA's best restaurants.
food is exceptional, always has been. Sat at the bar, casual dinner, great service.
We've eaten here several times and the food is delicious. This time, however, it came way too fast and we had to ask then to slow it down. We felt they really didn't want us to stay and relax. We ended leaving and going someplace else for dessert. Very frenetic and loud.but I'll still go back because it's a very fun place.
We love Pizzeria Mozza. Went for Mothers Day as a treat. We got a table next to the maitre d, which is not a good table, but we were hopeful that the rest of the experience would more than make up for it.\n\nUnfortunately we had really poor service. The waitress was attentive when she was at our table, but disappeared completely, so after she took our order it was other members of the staff who took pity on our abandonment who finally got us out of there. A real disconnect.
This is a favorite dinner spot for my husband and I. Nancy's Chopped salad and the Butterscotch budino are my favorites! My husband is a big fan of their panini and pizza options!
But don't overlook the daily specials. We shared the brisket which was absolutely delicious. My only complaint was that we ordered a Margarita Pizza and asked our server if they might add a couple of pieces of eggplant. She said No...the kitchen would not do it. Puzzled by the abrupt answer, we asked if she could ask the kitchen she said she would, but never came back with an answer. So that was that! We have been to Mozza so many times since it first opened. We have heard many requests for variations...this didn't seem very outrageous to us. It's not the eggplant that bothered me. It was the ridiculous attitude. All in all, the food is delightful...the staff needs an adjustment. And by the way, she never returned to see if we needed anything. I think that she was afraid our answer would be, 'A couple of slices of eggplant!'
We booked for a party of 5 to celebrate our adult son's birthday. We were greeted warmly and seated in the lovely little wine room-- so intimate and fun! The service was stellar and the food--OMG! So, so, so delicious!\n\nAlthough we live in Fresno, both our sons live in LA , so we are often down there. We are definitely looking forward to our next visit to Pizzeria Mozza!
Great host staff and great food.
Outstanding for breads and pizza. Enjoyable drinks, really nice affordable wine list with knowledgeable sommelier. Have eaten here for both lunch and dinner, and it was always excellent. Superb service at lunch time, even when it's really busy, with all the staff sharing waiting duties. The dinner service was perfect.
Always great food and service...great for business lunch. Quick, delicious, and convenient. Always impressive...always a good choice.
This is an awesome restaurant that is always a great meal with fantastic service
Consistently excellent in every respect. A unique culinary experience you will always come back to.
Love the pizza and appetizers. The staff is friendly. I prefer the quieter wine room part of the restaurant. This is a great place for a special occasion or just a spontaneous, casual dinner out.
Top notch all the way around. Still dreaming about the garlic bread...
I love this place. Amazing food. Fun atmosphere. I could go there over and over again.
The food was good. We had 2 orders of meatballs, 3 pizzas, 1 chopped salad and just regular water. $125 is a lot of money for what we had. It was very noisy in the larger room however we were in the smaller room which was better but still loud. It was nice to try the number 1 pizza restaurant.
This place is a colossal rip-off. My pizza (sausage / fennel) wasn't great (though the crust was quite good), our waiter was arrogant and never bothered to check in with us, our little starter salad (iceberg lettuce, ranch dressing, a few tomatoes, and some crumbled bacon) was $18. $18!!!! For a starter salad!!!!! I'm happy to spend money on a good dinner, but $90+ for two pizzas, a small shared salad, a coke, and an order of ice-cream--all of which was entirely ordinary--just makes my blood boil.
Great food - their pizzas are excellent. As for sides, we got the meatballs and caprese salad with garlic bread and loved it.
We have eaten here several times and always love the food. My 9 year old granddaughter asked if we would be in 'the little room because the big room is TOO LOUD! ' She had a really good point. Diners have to shout to be heard over the music. This is a restaurant that does not need any music at all when it is more than half full because it only adds to the din and does not contribute anything to the dining experience.
Went there last Saturday night for an early dinner at 5pm. We had reservations, but it was filling up fast. The food was very good, but very, very expensive. Without wine, my wife and I shared a salad, lasagna and a pizza and it was about $80. Again, very good... but not worth the price. Or the $10 parking.
Brought a dear friend of mine from Boston and she coldly believe we were going to a pizza place for lunch, but once she tasted this pizza, she was hooked. Haven't been here for a while, but we enjoyed every bit of the experience
I took my out of town relatives to the restaurant. We had the pizza, amazing meatballs, and more. The desserts were delicious. The employees from the front door to the table service was great. Love this place! I had to reserve early to get us a table at 530pm. It was worth it.
Great food, great service. Consistently fun and special without being fussy- not to mention top notch food and homey.
Surprisingly everything but the pizza was delicious. I would recommend the caprese, lasagna, and potatoes - NOT the pizza. The pizza was highly overrated. The crust was soggy and te sauce was nothing special. The toppings were mushy and hard to swallow.
The food never disappoints at Pizzeria Mozza although we had a special burrata that wasn't really that special. I don't want to quibble but it was merely adequate. Everything else was fantastic, so I'll know to be leery on that score and stick to other interesting small plates.\n\nI will remind everyone, though, that this is a restaurant with an attitude. They're popular and they know it and they're going to insist on turning their tables a certain number of times on any given night. You don't go to Mozza to have a leisurely meal. They move you through. And they're not shy about it! So, you have to accept that that's how it's gonna be and your party had all better be there on time...or else!! Consider yourself warned!!
We asked to be moved to the quieter nook at Pizzeria Mozza and it helped with the dining experience. The pizza was great.
Excellent service very attentive
The pizza was great although it was a touch oily which was fine. The squash blossoms are definitely overrated though and I would suggest skipping them.
Braised fennel, sausage pizza was fabulous as was the Caesar salad, but the real surprise here were the chicken wings. Not fried, but either cooked in the wood burning over or roasted with nice rub of paprika, chili powder and cooked perfectly. I'd go back again just for the wings!
So many friends have recommended Pizzeria Mozza to me - and it also seems like food writers everywhere rave about it. I can see why now - the pizzas were some of the best I've ever had and the butterscotch budino is actually one of my favorite desserts now - not too sweet but so rich and creamy that it hits all the right spots.
Very good food. Service is just as good. I'll be back.
Loved our seat at the bar - watching the talented chefs in action. Pizzas - to die for! Great buzz, the place is so energetic on the inside - you wouldn't pick it driving by. This is a MUST-DO whilst in LA. If I'm ever back in LA, it will be my first stop!
I have been to this amazing restaurant and the quality of the food is always consistent. Of course nothing from the Master Iron Chef Mario Batali can go wrong. His rustic cooking style is my favorite part of visiting his restaurant. Definitely the best pizza I have ever had, good to mention their antipasti are out of this world.
What can I say? Im a New Yorker so it is impossible to Like any pizza in La because they just never compare. Mozza tries but the crust is nowhere near crispy and the cheese unevenly melted and falling apart. Good attempt by La standards and if you can't fly home to New York then this is good alternative when you're craving a nice pie.
Lets start with parking 12.00 you have to pay cause there is no other parking avail\n\nOrdered Shrimp pizza that had only crust with olive oil sparse greens and shrimp 6 medium 10' +10.00 charge = 26 for pizza and 18 for an very avg salad with cheese and salami, noise level makes it impossible to hear a conversation, my recommendation, find yourself a restaurant that understands the meaning of repeat customer I will give them credit for fast seating (we had a reservation) and the service was good considering the packed house.
Simply just the best! Wonderful Sunday family lunch... Loved everything!
This was my third time @ Mozzo and it was just as good as the other two times.\nWe had the fantastic kale salad with anchovies (Tricolore) as a starter. Then shared a Bianca pizza with fennel sausage (a must eat item) and their unique 20-layered, Northern style Lasagna al forno. For dessert, we shared the Chocolate sourdough cake.\nService was great too. Highly recommend it for pizza/pasta aficionados.
hard to have a conversationâ¦ pizza toppings were inventive and the ingredients were great quality - dough was not as complex
Excellent and friendly service. Fabulous tasting food - every dish was excellent
We drove quite a distance for our anniverary dinner. Only a third of the tables were occupied and the dining room was so noisy that we had to lean forward to be.heard. The only friendly people were those who brought us food and cleaeed our tables. Most of the entree items had pork and my Jewish husband had to have a tuna panini. The food was nothing memorable at all. I could have spent a lot less, traveled a much smaller distance and had better food at my nearby pizza restaurant.
We stumbled across the place after hiking runyon canyon last year and had no idea the gem we had discovered. When we returned to LA this summer we knew we wanted to come back for the delicious pizza. My wife is a big fan of Mr. Batali. While we were eating Dave Grohl was seated at the next table to us completing the this is Hollywood you never know who you might see ambiance. He even ordered the same pizza as me. We played it off legit and did not disturb his lunch.
Pizza Mozza disappointed this time. We hope it's not losing it's edge. Pizza crust let us down! What! It was an Anniversary (off year). Guess we should stop raving and calm down the kudos. It was just normal 'good!.'
We've been to Mozza many, many times, but I think we're never going back. We've finally learned that Mozza is like a bad boyfriend; time to get over the charming aspects because the bad is SO bad:\n- The tables are so close to each other that you practically sit in the next table's lap. \n- It's so loud--turn that disco down!--that you have to shout to hear your own thoughts...good luck trying to hear anyone speaking. \n- You're forced to order on 'chef's' timeline, a quick turnaround to get you out of your seat and onto the street. \n\nThe good? The food is incredible, but it's no longer worth the rest of the hassles, like $120 for two salads and two 4-slice pizzas.\n\nBeen there, done that. Bored.\nSee ya, Mozza.
...in a really loud room, this place is the best. The food is spectacular and the service is good to great. But the table's are as close as can be and they've done nothing to make the room quieter, including turning down their own music. I couldn't hear any of my table mates throughout the meal, so I just stopped trying.\n\nOne more time, though, the food is spectacular.
It's really good. The squash blossoms stuffed with ricotta were really tasty and the meatballs might be the best I have ever had. The lasagna special was absolutely delicious, the tomato sauce was the perfect blend of savory and sweet, just they way we like it. \n\nThe pizza was good. It was not 22.00 for an individual pizza size good. It was pretty darn expensive for a casual pizza dinner with family. There were 7 of us and only 3 of us shared a bottle of wine. The bill was over 250.00 and for pizza and a couple appetizers, that's pretty pricey. I would go back but for a different occasion and not bring the whole family.
We had a 7 PM reservation and were seated promptly, and then just as promptly ignored for over 10 minutes before provided with menus. More time lapses and we were then asked about our water choice (filtered tap). The water came. The server was fairly helpful with the wine selection and the wine was very good, and served at the correct temperature for red. We ordered a number of starters (white bean bruschetta, squashblossoms, meatballs, mozza caprese, prosciutto and bufalo mozzarella and another salad), and two pizzas. There was a very long delay (20 minutes) before we got any food. It came out one by one, which I guess is better than it all being slapped down at once. Prosciutto di parma and bufalo mozzarella - fantastic. White bean bruschetta -- so dull. Meatballs were fine but nothing that wowed us. They dropped a crispy goat cheese and lentil dish on the table that wasn't ours, and then removed it (which is a huge NO NO). Forgot to bring us our squashblossoms. They came piping hot with no sauce at all. OK. The pizzas showed up COLD. Food was good but service sucked.
As usual, Mario Batali doesn't disappoint. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is fun.
Time and time again I return to Pizzeria Mozza and it's always a consistently fabulous meal. The pizzas, all of LA knows, are legendary - and deservedly so. The antipasti are varied, and I've yet to not be impressed by them.\n\nAll in all, a great night out, with great food in a fun and lively atmosphere.\n\nThe lone footnote is that it's beer and wine only, so if you're in need of a cocktail, look elsewhere.
This was quite possibly the RUDEST welcome to a restaurant I've ever received in my whole life. The host was beyond offensive. His last remark before we sat being 'you must vacate this table by 715pm sharp!' When asked to speak to his manager she was just as useless. Not even a drink on the house or appetizer was offered as an apology. Upon leaving we noticed two other customers arguing with the male host. After chatting with them they too were beyond offended by his and this restaurants attitude. After being given a gift card I was excited to try the food. Sadly it was so over salted that we ended up drinking 4 bottles of water at the table. The food was very average. We will not be back. And will not encourage anyone to go here.
Well worth the wait! The best pizza dough I've ever eaten!
We were a group of 6 (including 2 children) gathered to celebrate a birthday. The table wasn't available but they offered complimentary prossecco. When we were shown to a table it was in a back room - no real ambience but on the plus side quieter than the main restaurant and very attentive service.
Tricolor salad & cheese pizza are out of this world!
had a fantastic time and meal at mozza. the pizza was great, the hot (be careful) olives appetizer were awesome and the wait staff was wonderful. will be back time and time again.
The worst service ever. Our waitress had an attitude from the get go. They took a long time to take our order. I told her my main entree would be a couple of appetizers. They brought out my main meal (the appetizers) 45 minutes before everyone else got their food! I finished my food way before everyone else got their food, otherwise it would have gotten cold! Not even an apology from the waitress! The pizza's came out luke warm for everyone else. I will not go back. Everyone preferred CPK's pizza's over this place. Not worth it at all!
Hard to communicate with dinner date, uncomfortable spacing, could not hear waitress. Good food but probably won't be back!
The food was fantastic, and the service was impeccable! From starters to pizza, it was amazing. We can't say enough about this place!
great pizza but also so many other things to eat and drink.
Love the squash blossom w ricotta pizza and the fennel sausage pizza! The butterscotch budino was the cherry on top!
Went for lunch (3:00) on a Monday. Great time, not too crowded as it can get VERY noisy if there is a full house. Food was outstanding! Had the chopped salad (the tomatoes were sweet and delicious) meatballs (flavor out of this world) and margarita pizza (delicious crust) The butterscotch budino for dessert is a must! Nice service and experience.
The food was great. We unfortunately had a bad experience with the service there. They were so anxious to get us out of there that they brought us our bill before bringing our coffee and dessert! Our food also came out way after other tables who were seated after us.
The service was lacking and the pizza was just ok, however I did enjoy the stuffed squash blossoms!
There's a chance that their adjoining restaurant is better. However, this is my second time at the pizzeria and it was 'okay.' If I were to choose somewhere to go in the area, I'd go to Jon and Vinny's. Both are louder and trendy. However, Mozza was waaaay too crowded and loud to actually enjoy. Jon & Vinny's plays good music and the pizza is much better. Mozza's pizza was soggy---both times I got it. Jon & Vinny's are a bit more crispy, which is what I prefer. Plus, they have really awesome bruschetta and better wine/beer prices. Seriously...Mozza wants me to have a $15 glass of wine with my $15 soggy pizza. Unimpressed. The only thing I thought was good about this place is that, if you drive a block north, you can find street parking. \n\nBTW, I forgot to mention that they served my husband his pizza a while before mine, which ended up in that awkward, 'No, you go ahead and start' conversation. Obviously, he didn't start before me and his pizza wasn't as warm by the time mine arrived.
This was my second visit to Pizzeria Mozza and I came back for the food. First visit was a quiet Sunday afternoon around 4:30pm which was busy but not crushed. Sat at the bar with two friends and had a terrific time - easy to chat and the food was terrific. Second time was with a table reservation for five of us on a Thursday night at 7:45pm and it was busy, long wait, no room to stand let alone sit at the bar to wait - too noisy and crushed. Food was still great and the service was surprisingly good. Would love to know their 'less busy times' to go back and enjoy a meal.
The food was incredible and our waitress lovely, but I was extremely upset when the host told me that with a 7pm reservation we would be expected to give up our table by 9. Who says that? There is lots of great food in LA, and in that area, and I think that next time we will dinner elsewhere.
The pizza. Really good. Had two: lamb sausage (have had that often - it is always good); and one with brussel sprouts and some form of bacon. And always get the fried zucchini blossoms.\nOne problem: the beer selection is horrible if you want a decent lager. And, the price of a tiny diet coke is sort of crazy.
The food was enjoyable with great wine list. Our server was a delight. I'm easy to please but the noise is unbearable at best. Sorry to say the ambiance will keep me away.
Absolutely wonderful. A must-eat when you're in LA.
Mozza never disappoints! Great pizza, terrific side dishes (the carrots are otherworldly!) and magnificent wines by the glass (or quartino!) make it a fun, fun, fun evening. Only issues are the noise level (it is LOUD) and a wee bit 'let's move along here, folks--people are waiting!' attitude. But it's all part of the experience!
My girlfriend and I love to come here and love the food. However, the service this time was very disappointing. Our server took about 10 minutes to bring menus and was not very interactive and just dropped the menus. He still hasn't asked us if we would like water. We had to flag him down to order and then he finally asked if we wanted water. He checked up on us a couple times but it seemed like he was just going through the motions with us and did the bare minimum. Would definitely come back for the food but hopefully we won't get our server again.
Awesome food roasted corn is out of this world delicious ! \nLove the chicken dish too. Must try it .
Unfortunately staff was not great. Food was soso. Not sure we would return.
Server was SO RUDE. He is lucky I used to be a waitress, otherwise he wouldn't have received even the standard tip amount. I will request NOT to be seated near him next time.
I didn't love this place. For almost $20 for a personal sized pizza, I would expect a lot more. It's a glorified California Pizza Kitchen, really. Any extras, such as tomatoes or olives, were an insane amount ($6!!!). The pizza was good, however, and I hear that Happy Hour is good here.
Great experience. The pizza was excellent and the appetizers were scrumptious.
Go at off hours to avoid a wait. The salami with Fresno chiles is a crowd pleaser, but may be too spicy for kids (so you can eat it all yourself)!
I've yet to have a bad meal or experience at Pizzeria Mozza. It is my go to place for special occasions, i.e. Birthdays and anniversaries.
Mozza never disappoints. Will continue to recommend this wonderful restaurant.
This was the perfect place for two old food-centric friends to celebrate getting together after 18 years . We shared the inslata tricolore, squash blossoms (a bit too oily for our taste) and pizza with fennel, onion and prosciutto (especially delicious). We ended with the famed butterscotch budino, so sweet that the two of us could not finish one serving. I no longer live in California, but I am happy to have had the opportunity to experience this well-known place.
Great late-night deal at the bar. $20 gets you a glass of wine, a pizza and dessert.\nOnly available at the bar from Sunday - Thursday nights from 10pm - Close.\n\nDon't miss it!
as always Mozza never lets you down. Awesome food! Great wine! Would eat there every day.
Outstanding service and food...we go every tone we are in LA!
I have to say that I was severely underwhelmed by my experience at Mozza. It started off by being crammed between two other tables without enough room to even exit your seat without physically moving the table and disturbing the other patrons. Then the food. The white bean bruschetta was not very tasty (bread didn't even taste warm) and was quite messy. The pizza came out about 30 minutes after our appetizer, and unfortunately, was quite soggy. Dessert came and, although the person I spoke to one the phone said that they were aware the dinner was for my wife's birthday, no mention of it from anyone, and definitely no candle on the dessert as promised by the person I spoke to on the phone. Just not what I expected coming in. Oh yeah, and valet was $12 and it took them 10 minutes to fetch our car. Definitely will not be back. More disappointed than anything else.
Still better than most fancy pizza joints, but I feel like their quality is going down just a little. This last meal was a weekend afternoon, so perhaps they weren't firing on all cylinders.
Amazing service! Food was just so so
Very good food and service. We enjoyed pizza and eggplant Parmesan then shared the gelato trio. It was extremely noisy and tables are really close together.
Great restaurant - took a while to get a seat - Definitely worth the trip for a food lover
It was not as good as the Osteria. I was surprised by all the hype of this place that the food was okay. There are are so many places with great pizza now that this was not that special. Very crowded and hard to get reservations so not that special for a date night. Much better for lunch... 10.00 for valet is a bit much as well... Service was great... :)
You really cannot get a better or more thought out pizza than at Pizzeria Mozza. Always perfection and Nancy's chopped salad is the best there is. If you happen to be there on a day they have ribs, you must try them. Don't miss an opportunity to dine here and know that the food will be top notch.
My husband and I brought my brother here for his birthday and it was wonderful!! We had a cocktail next door, and then got a bottle of wine at the Pizzeria. We shared some yummy bread, the chopped salad, and two pizzas. Everything was wonderful!!
Always a great experience! We've been going here since they opened. On this visit we ordered: the Wedge Salad, Diavola Wings, Bianca pizza and Pepperoni with Fresno Chiles, Strawberry-Pistachio dessert and the Chocolate Chip Coconut Sorbetti. The cappuccino was spot on as always. Order whatever you have an inkling for give it a try. Chances are you'll love it.
Still as delicious as the first day it opened, Mozza has sustained and perfected their formula. I know I can always delight my guests - and my own - palate in their uniquely mastered dishes. Winners of the night: fried squash blossoms (staple) and the egg, bacon, potato pizza! Wonderfully decadent and perfectly prepared, Mozza has done it again!
Underwhelmed !!!\nAfter hearing the buzz about Pizzeria Mozza for years -my husband and I were really excited to go there. We found the servers rushed us into ordering as quickly as possible , even though we said we needed time to digest the menu. The appetizer was good but overpriced --we had to pay for an order of garlic bread-a little surprising at the price point of this restaurant. My husband had the lasagna --it was good but not great. I had the margarita pizza which was the best thing we ordered. They were in such a rush to turn the table we were not even offered a desert menu, we had to ask for it. I think this place is way past it's prime. We prefer Jon and Vinny's
My boyfriend and I came here for date night. We spent a semester in Europe many years ago and are always looking for delicious pizza closer to home. The sauce was incredible and the atmosphere was perfect if you don't mind cozy tables. Highly recommend!
The restaurant is too packed so you are basically sitting on top of your neighbors. The Pizza.....I've had better. i honestly don't know what the craze is about this restaurant. I even think Terroni's pizza down the street is better.\n\nMy salad was good. I wouldn't go back.
Excellent service, food and atmosphere. Our waiter assisted with choices and he was spot on! Unique delicious pizzas and appetizers! The lasagna (Sunday special) was absolutely amazing - and I do not love lasagna!! The roasted vegetable of the day is a must have for table sharing!
The food is always SO good!
Always amazing in selection, service, quality and deliciousness!
Pizzaria Mozza is trendy, and I had expected to be underwhelmed..but I WASN'T !! We were a party of six, and after waiting briefly to be seated (about 15mins), we were greeted by an intelligent, menu-savvy waiter. The menu looked great and we wanted to order just about everything - but he steered us toward appetizer quantities that allowed for sharing and then helped us narrow down our pizza choices. My wife is allergic to nuts, and he was very attentive to that fact. At the end of the meal we were all very happy. We had only 3 leftover slices from 4 different pizzas. Would go there again, and would recommend in a heartbeat.
Pizza good. Very good. Everything else ... Not my scene -- or attitude.
Great place for vegetarians. They're very accommodating.
Best pizza I've ever had! Everything tasted fresh and delicious. The wine and beers were good, too.
First time experience, will definitely return and dine again............pizza and apps were great !!!!
Appetizers great as always. Can't go wrong with the white bean bruschetta and the potatoes with sage. But the seasonal veg was listed as yam, whereas what arrived was an eggplant, very odd. The waiter had no idea why, and couldn't explain other menu items. He was replaced midway by a woman who seemed more on the ball. The pizza margherita and pizza with slow-cooked broccoli were both bland, which seems uncharacteristic of this great establishment. I hope the spotty service and uninspiring pizzas were flukes, just an off night for a normally excellent establishment. Sunday Sep 6.
We were a party of 4. Got sat in the side room which seemed perfect. Warm ambiance, easier for conversations. After ordering, our waiter was MIA. Each order came at a separate time. We had to track our waiter down to have him check for the final pizza. Had we waited for that final pizza to eat, the first ones served would have been cold. Maybe there are downfalls to sitting in the side room. Service aside, the food was unbelievable and is the reason we'd go back.
This is not the first time I frequented the pizzeria. Unfortunately this evening everything was off. The pizzas were burnt and the service terrible. They even argued with me when I told them that the Pizza they served me was not my pizza. Very disappointing evening.
I dine at Pizzeria and Osteria Mozza frequently and am always blown away by the consistency of the experience and the stellar service. Last Saturday, neither was in evidence. For some reason, one person opened our wine and took our order and was not the same person that waited on us for the rest of the evening. Our pizzas arrived while we were in the middle of our salads (and the pizzas weren't particularly hot). While we were in the middle of dessert, the check arrived. Needless to say, this was not the experience I have had during other visits. Just chalking it up to an 'off' evening but wanted the restaurant to be aware as it is so different from usual.
Pizzeria Mozza's bone marrow appetizer is fabulous. When that glob of marrow on top of garlic bread, plus a little bit of coarse salt (among other things you can add), melts in your mouth, it's like a little bit of heaven. Desserts are excellent, especially the homemade gelati and sorbets. Nice beer selection, too. Their pizzas are good, but they tend to pile on a bit too much rabbit food for my taste, and not enough cheese. But the bone marrow...ahhhh!
We had heard the service was slow but it was fine. There was a lot of noise as minimal furnishings which some might like but having a conversation involved shouting. The Pizza had the largest crusts on them, and although they tasted fine about 30% of what was on everyone's plates went back to the kitchen. The wine prices were silly with the house wine starting at 45 per bottle. Reasonable price Pizza, but expensive when you think about how much is wasted, wine just plain wrong. The best priced drink on the menu was a 22oz ale which saved the day!
First visit to the restaurant. We arrived 20 min late for our reservation, but host was kind and very accommodating. I really appreciated that bc it was a special family celebration. Food was superb. Waitstaff was excellent and attentive even though the restaurant was busy. Small space and loud, so would not recommend for large group or those desiring a quite/calm dining experience. We were a party of 7 and it was a little tight. Overall, great and we will return!
Most importantly the food is amazing. Every bite, beginning to end is delicious. The only downside is the front door staff. They are rude and condescending. Doesn't much matter though since they have nothing to do with the dining experience. They answer phones and hand out menus.
The food: as good as ever\nThe noise: hard to converse\nthe service: friendly and attentive
Parking is difficult in the area but you can find street parking north of melrose if you don't want to valet. The pizzas were excellent. I had heard they were very overpriced but I didn't find that to be true.
If you are a diner looking first for the uniqueness, highest quality, and personal touch to your food without even a thought about the price, you will love Pizza Mozza. It is well worth the expense as the fresh, homemade personal touch you receive makes your dining relaxed, enjoyable and always wanting more. A small place, but you won't mind. You will find selections not commonly found at most pizza restaurants. A pure Italian touch and taste for each personally made pizza.
Haven't been here in years...and was really very pleasantly surprised! All the food was quite delicious and we sat in what was called the Wine Room. It was off of where I've always sat. I never even knew that room existed....it was very crowded but that room didn't get too noisy. All in all a very good evening. Service was great as always...and the budino is a must for dessert!
Quite pricey and small amount of pizza but it was nice though!
Excellent food! Gets a little crowded and noisy, but I had a business lunch there and it wasn't too bad. Not the place to eat if you are trying to be healthy though! Also, pretty expensive for pizza, but it is fresh and fantastic!
Food was fantastic. The host was very welcoming and sat us right away. Our server was great and made some great food recommendations. Wonderful food, people and atmosphere. We had a great evening.
Overall is was an OK experience , cool bar with above average food.
Salads were great. Langustine very good, sweet and flavorful. Its very noisy. Also, our waiter was imperious and impatient.
Went to Mozza for lunch after picking up relatives at LAX. I was really surprised we could get a reservation for 4 at 12:30 on a Friday. The service was impeccable, with our server providing recommendations based upon our preferences. We shared two salads and two pizzas, plus a bowl of the best burrata I have ever tasted. Everything arrived at the appropriate time, food and wine paired wonderfully, and we shared a delightful chocolate bread pudding for dessert. I have been to Mozza 5 or 6 times and it never fails to impress me every time.
Pizzeria Mozza is one of our faves in LA. It is a great go to when we know we want to go out but can't decide where to go.\nThe pizzas are great, the appetizers are awesome (meatballs and potatoes).\n\nHave fun.
Love this place. Trendy but great salads and pizza.
Always an awesome place to go for nice evening with the husband, good friends and out of towners! Servers always surprise with their own recommendations from the menu and had a couple of my favs with a delicious pizza I hadn't tried before. One on my fav LA spots!!!
my favorite pizza in LA. how can crust taste that good? perfection
We had a great salad, two delicious antipasti and a good, but not great Margherita pizza.
Been here many times. Often, at least something will be more than irksome (excluding the side effects that are related to being busy). This time was a great experience with staff and food. We ordered pizzas we had experienced before. Still fresh as we remember. Love Craftsman beer being on tap. Thanks!
Pizzeria Mozza's pizzas are on par with the pizzas I tried in Florence, Italy.
Don't miss the opportunity to have lunch at Pizzeria Mozza. The pizza is wonderful but the appetizers and salads are also fantastic. Try the octopus salad, perfectly prepared and wonderfully seasoned, it is a winner. I do admit that I also gorged on a fantastic meat lovers pizza....in any event, go!
Enjoyed a great lunch this past Saturday. We sat at the counter overlooking the kitchen, watching food get prepped and pizzas assembled. Good food, nice servers.
Great food! Great service.
The portions are generous, the food very good, the place noisy, the prices inflated. I have eaten at several Batali restaurants in several cities. All have been reliably B+/A- but I typically do not like the noise level and tend to leave thinking that there is a better food experience for the price.
Pizzeria Mozza is truly outstanding. Both the service and the food are spectacular. I have not found anything on the menu that didn't highly impress me.
The service and food at Pizzeria Mozza were both exceptional. Best pizza I've had in the US. Noise level is extremely high. Very hard to have a conversation.
Excellent pizza, delicious salad and outstanding appetizers. Love the food.
Delicious, great service, lots of fun!
I spent 7 years in LA and heard nothing but great things about Mozza. I now live in SF and decided to take a trip to LA and have Sunday brunch at Mozza. Food was amazing, staff was perfrect, waitress was clearly racist. She acted as if we were there to serve her! Never again will I return, nor will any of my friends, which is unfortunate.
The pizza was fantastic, in my top 3 of all time! The crust was delicious and cooked perfectly. Our waiter, Nicholas, was excellent, both efficient and personable. I can't wait to go back. The only thing I would improve on is the selection of Italian reds by the glass.
Always consistently great tasting food. I go to both locations at L.A. And Newport
We celebrated our son's graduation from UCLA by having a late lunch here on Sunday. Initially the service was slow...it was as if we didn't exist. Once the waiter stopped by then service was fine. Very friendly and helpful. Food was good an 8/10 I would say. We had several appetizers, salads and entrees. Portions were reasonable which was appreciated since the prices are pretty high. Wine was a disappointment. Too dry/dusty tasting, lacking in full flavor typical of a cab. We had the Italian Cab. California wines are much, much better.
Best pizza in town!
Most of the food was great. We did not like the small pizza we ordered. Next time we will try something different. It was very busy and pretty noisy.
I used to live in LA and now make sure to eat at Mozza whenever I am in town. The food is amazing, with such attention to detail...\nThere is NOTHING bad on the menu and the wine list is quite comprehensive as well.\nEat here...don't think about it, just do it.
Love to come here and eat. That being said, the last visit was just a little too noisy. Also felt the service wasn't great. I understand it is supposed to be a casual place to eat, but for these prices the service could be a little better. Also, I don't know what can be done about the noise level, it was after 9 on a Sunday night and I had to lean across the table for two to hear what my friend was saying or shout to be heard. I do live the uniqueness of the food, the squash blossoms, meat balls and shrimp are my favorites. I will be back but hope the next overall experience is better.
Love that place specially sitting at the bar when Kyle is working he is a great guy!
Service was a bit slow and our order was messed up. Would have been nice if manager had offered to comp the wings that weren't ordered. They did give free dessert. Over all great food! \nValet $12.00!!!! Come on!
Our local favorite! The menu is much more extensive when you dine in, sit at the bar and enjoy the ambiance
It was ok. Nothing great.
Excellent food!! I
One of the best pizza I ever had. Ordered Alla Benno and it's so nice. Will be back whenever I visit LA
The menu here is terrific. As much as I love the great pizza here, I might like the appetizers even more! They have a fantastic bone marrow, a variety of crostinis, and other delicious appetizers. Approximately $100/ couple including 2 appetizers, 2 pizzas, and 2 desserts.
Love this restaurant. My only complaint is that they won't seat you until your whole party is there. We were a table of 5 and 4 out of the 5 were present. Our table sat empty as we got jostled at the bar by wait staff and people going to the restroom. I don't understand why they would not seat us as we would have started to order.
We had a wonderful time. The service was great and there was no wait.
If you love Italian authentic rustic food, you will enjoy this food experience. Staff is incredible service is excellent. \nWe celebrated Mother's Day late, and our waited made it very special.
Pizza was pretty mediocre. Waiter seemed bored. We just went for a late lunch.\n\nNothing was very inspiring.\n\nPlace was nice looking.
The food is incredible and the service staff seems to have been selected based off of personality and charm. I've been twice and been amazed by both food and service each time. My one complaint is the cramped seating. You'll be within 12 inches of your neighbor. It's tight quarters!
Still one of faves, and I got to choose my table this time (which is by the wall, kind of semi-booth and great for people watching) since we came in on a less busy afternoon.
The food here is consistent and it has become one of my favorite pizza places in Melrose. It's a foodie person's place and if you're up for the clogged artery and calorie goodness, try the bone marrow and forget about your diet just fow now. Live a little.
Great food, but an uncomfortable sit.
We had a great server named April who was pleasant.
Excellent food (salad and pizza in our case) in a pleasant setting. The bar was lively, we ate in the dining room which was quieter. The staff were helpful and friendly.
Pizza Bianca is wonderful. Eat it hot.
The food is always amazing here. I've been here multiple times. My service and food orders were very consistent until this recent experience. I'm not upset. I'm just sharing an experience. I felt like the waiter wasn't as attentive that day.\n\nMaybe she was having a hard day or week.
LOVE this place! Been going for years. Here is my only complaint...I wrote in the open table notes that it was friends birthday. I again told one of our servers when I got there and nothing was done at all. Food is always great!
Probably one of the best meals ever. Pizza was amazing, salad was perfect, and the Butterscotch dessert was amazing with a perfect coffee. I went with one of my best friends for a nice casual lunch. You need to make reservations, and even then expect a little bit of a wait.
Mozza is not quite what it was a few years ago when I was there. The roasted tomato and burrata was missed from the menu and somehow the fennel sausage pizza was dry, lacking the creaminess it once had. I also noticed a new method of flattening the pizza dough that I think mage the pie less bubbly. It just altogether felt a bit like the restaurant has been left to simmer on the back burner. Perhaps why we were able to get a seat at the bar straight away.
We always start with the fried potatoes & squash blossoms. The Tricolore salad is a must. This time we shared the Bianca & Salame with Fresno Chiles pizzas. Since it's Spring we were able to have the Banana Gelato pie and as always the Budino is delightful! This is hands down my favourite restaurant because everything is so consistent.
I don't know what it is, but this Pizza is amazing. The cheese, the crust, the toppings, the wood burning ovens all add up to an over the top experience - and it's Pizza!
We went for an early dinner (4:30 -- that's REALLY early) because that's the only time we could get in AND it worked out with our 7:00 p.m. movie start time. The restaurant was surprisingly empty, although some diners were finishing up their meal when we arrived. They had either an extraordinarily early dinner or a very late lunch. \n\nWe ordered wine and a martini and settled into the menu, which had so many choices that we wanted to try that it took us a while to order. We ended up with the calamari-stuffed potato with Green Goddess dressing as an appetizer -- delicious and rather filling. We then moved onto the chopped salad, which was big enough for four people. And we ended up with a veggie pizzetti -- a small pizza -- and a regular-sized pizza with arugula, prosciutto, and buffalo mozzarella. It was too much food for us, but that was okay because we had pizza for lunch the next day. Everything was delicious, and we are definitely going back soon to try other options.
Great service, eclectic pizzas, great salads. Dessert is a must, the Caramel Coppetta is unreal, try it.
Shadow of its original self
Have been here several times and I am never disappointed...I keep their # in my Phone!
Want to impress at a business lunch? Take them to Pizzeria Mozza...you'll close the deal!
Amazing pizza! Perfect balance of flavor. All the appetizers are really good too!
Another wonderful experience. The food, service and wine were all great. Didn't make it past three appetizers :-) They even accommodated my hearing issue, so graciously.
Don't get it twisted, if you want great pizza, go here. There is nowhere else. Note - this is NOT (thank God) Neapolitan style - pizza should have a complex, crispy crust period.
The restaurant is too dark. The seating is terrible - we were literally one foot from the tables next to us. The pizza costs $16 and when I ordered extra pizza sauce and cheese - they charged me $30 for the pizza! Ridiculous. The cauliflower appetizer was more like fast food than gourmet food. Furthermore, the valets are reckless -they scratched my car against another car on the way out! No apology no nothing! Just claimed they had no liability and we're not responsible. In short, it's an over-rated place and over-prices with poor ambiance. I wouldn't recommend it.
the meal wasn't that amazing for the price... I can;t lie. It was just so so, i guess.
Delicious food and a fantastic dessert. It was not pretentious and as always the chop salad is very special.
Food was very delicious, service was great, noise level is very high but it is worth it!
Amazing food. Julie was great. Tables are tight. Super loud. But worth it.
Waiter took our order for half and half pizza but when served two while pizza came.. Very disappointing. Pizza r very greasy but pizza dough wasn't, so I liked the dough..
My daughter and I had a really terrific dinner. The arugula salad was piled 12 inches high and dressed in a lovely lemon vinaigrette. Our margherita pizza was probably the best I've ever had. Mario and Nancy know what they are doing--great staff, too.
Great dough, sauce and toppings\nGreat wait service
Pizza never disappoints. Best pizza outside of Italy. Wish they still had my slow cooked broccoli. Also miss the romanesco which is a super yummy seasonal appetizer. Hope it comes back soon.
the valet service was out of control, disorganized and blocking the stret. Front desk staff rude when we mentioned it, threw his hands in the air and was loud enough for other patrons to look at us in disgusto
Food good. Place crowded. Tables a bit too close together, place very loud. Get lots of appetizers. Eat food. Build mansion. Fly jet. Pizza.
We were late for our reservation and they were very accommodating and seated us right away. We started with the arancini bolognese which truly were to die for, delicious!! The wedge salad with its creamy Gorgonzola home made dressing was yummy. The pizza was a little overcooked the night we were there -- and I was surprised by the whole anchovies on mine -- I missed those listed on the menu. With those minor exceptions, the experience was devine and we loved it! Definitely would love to go back!
We hadn't been to Pizzeria Mozza for many years, but only because it's hard to get a weekend reservation. We had forgotten how good Mozza is. The pizzas are Italian style, not the greasy cardboard that passes for pizza stateside. The dough is chewy, yet light. The toppings are creative and delicious. The chopped salad was enough for three people to share. But don't split the lentils with goat cheese appetizer: you'll want to hoard it all for yourself. Although we were pretty full after our appetizers and pizzas (two pizzas for three people) the waiter told us the Butterscotch Budino (an Italian pudding) was not to be missed. Oh-My-Gawd, he wasn't kidding. Probably the best dessert ever. Can't wait to go back!
We went with high expectations since Mozza was rated having one of the top 10 best pizzas in LA. Very disappointed. The pizza was very basic and flimsy with absolutely NO wow factor. Tony's Bella Vista in Burbank, CA and Masa in Echo Park, CA have THE best pizza and deserve way more attention than Mozza.
We go to Mozza once a month. All of the food is exceptional. We look forward to it all month.
Have been coming here for years and this place never disappoints. The pizza was fantastic. Also had really nice burrata cheese as well as bone marrow. Also an excellent selection of Italian wines.
Great selections of appetizers and wine. But not many selections of desserts. And all wine was very very pricey. I believed that the owner J. Bastiniach didn't believe in pricey wine. But I just thought the wine price was too much. Overall, food was great and wine was good. But not so much family friendly unless you are ok to spend so much money on a special occasion.
That place always has great food except for the black woman who works the door! She thinks she owns the place and quite rude at times!
Kitchen had run out of goat cheese and squash blossoms. Was a bit disappointed
Squash blossoms stuck to paper napkin so I ended up eating the paper as well which I didn't like. I ordered two pizzas, one of which was charred & thus bitter. I felt they should have re-fired the second pizza but they didn't bother & just served it to us. For $18 flat bread pizza, I expected better.
Pizza is great - fresh, high quality ingredients, however, portions are small and can get expensive quick. Ex, The stuffed squash blossoms with ricotta at $14 come with 4 small blossoms that literally fit on a teacup saucer. Tasted great though.
Small space with high ceilings, great pizza, if you like crowded spaces that give you a city feel, you'll like this spot.
One of our favorite lunch places. Always a great experience. Love the cauliflower side particularly.
We went to celebrate Pi Day and had pizza, garlic bread, and lemon tart. It was all really wonderful!
The best pizza and closest to authentic as you can get!
I've here a number of times over the years since they first opened, and I still don't love it. Although the pizzas have evolved over the years, and now resemble authentic Italian pizza, the crust gets really hard and stiff as it cools, making it unpleasant to eat. With so many good pizza places that have opened recently, I would gladly choose one of the them before coming back here for pizza. Not only would the pizza be better, but I wouldn't need a reservation.
Thought it would be better they were out of the flower pizza
I brought my one year old son to Mozza for the first time (first pizza for him!) and was pleased with how kid-friendly the staff were. The food (as always) was excellent, they positioned his high chair away from restaurant traffic, and were on the ready with extra napkins when needed! Terrific experience!
I had really high hopes for Mozza after going once before for a work lunch. The food was slightly underwhelming this time, and then two of the three of us got ill that night. The only thing I didn't eat was the mushroom pizza (and it was my two guests who vomited), so I assume that was the culprit-- otherwise, it could have just been the combination of too many rich foods at one time. Be warned! Service was fine, ambiance was nice. The bone marrow was a highlight in terms of the food.
Food was fantastic, service was not. We were a party of 8 and it seemed we were always on the lookout for our server. Take out it will be next time!
Trendy and hip place to try . Glad we went definitely different and food was good .
The food is fantastic...each bite is special. Dependable restaurant that always shows care in preparation and presentation of their food. The atmosphere is lively and friendly. I had a delicious lunch and I couldn't ask for a better experience.
The food was truly tasty and flavorful! We waited a little longer than expected for one of our appetizers and as an apology they brought us another dish BEFORE we had a moment to ask about the missing appetizer. Bonus points for that customer service!\nOur waiter Adam was very good at his job (funny and light and great with suggestions on what to eat). He even helped us with suggestions of what to do in town after the meal (walking is a must since you will be stuffed with all the tasty morsels you have consumed).\nThe carrot appetizer was incredible, The salad with the egg and bacons was so flavorful (not something you usually say about a salad!), the roasted beets (a speciality) was incredible with the horseradish dipping sauce, and the mushroom pizza was the best I ever tasted. Let Adam tell you about the desserts ... the one we had was their specialty ... you have to go to the restaurant to find out what it is! ENJOY!
To say that I'm critical is to understate. I grow some, cook and bake all 'from scratch,' and am a retired wine and food writer. Few restaurants lure me back, but Pizzeria Mozza is one of those few. Even close to its late-night closing time, it doesn't drop the ball.\nI like the choices of toppings and the thin, crisp dough o the pizzas, the interesting side dishes and appetizers, and the desserts.\nIf I were to suggest any changes, it would be a greater emphasis on organics and whole grains.
A friend and I went to Pizzeria Mozza for a Wednesday night dinner during a girls trip to California. The food was good (the Blanca pizza with multiple cheeses was my favorite, along with the salted butterscotch budino for dessert). I had some issues with the overall restaurant however. \n\nI made the reservation via OpenTable, but received two calls/messages from the restaurant confirming my reservation. One, fine, but the second (and subsequent menu when returning the call) made it clear I had to call back or lose my reservation. Since I was on vacation, this was a bit annoying. I thought the point of making a reservation is confirming I'm showing up to the restaurant(?).\n\nAlso, the restaurant is extremely noisy and crowded. They've packed too many tables into the space - our table was two inches away from our neighbors. I'm sure they heard our conversation as we shouted at each other.\n\nOverall, not recommending or revisiting the next time I'm in L.A.
Consistently great pizza! Thin crust heaven with toppings to match. This is our 'fave pizza' when we are not making our pies at home.
All the pasta and pizza, pizza crust was delicious. Felt like being in Italy.
Mozza is one of my absolutely fav places but not the last time. It was my birthday and I told them that I was coming to celebrate. The servers were really non attentive. I think it was because they changed in the middle of the service so the first server we had put little energy into our table. The second set of servers were also not very good. We ordered two salads, one was terrible as it had a heavy hand with the anchovy dressing. We mentioned it to the server and he just looked and walked away. the manager happen to come by and he listened and took the salad away and took it off the bill. Thank You to him as I was ready to not come back as the servers could care less about comments. Our second salad had way too much salt but we really only complained about one. It was the end of restaurant week and we guessed that maybe they lost quality control, new servers, too many dishes coming out of the kitchen without supervision. In contrast the pizzas were perfect...among the best. We had extra water on our bill but it was my birthday and I just was bumped to ruin the dinner with lots of complaints so I just sucked it up and paid.
Great as usual! Love dining at the pizza bar!
Great seating and perfect food. Wine is on point and the food was quality. Great place to take a date or just for casual relaxed dining
our pizza was great as usual, same goes for service, but holy Schickes!!! Our Butterscotch Budino was out of this world...
Been to Mozza maybe half a dozen times and it's always a treat. One of the things I appreciate is that although the food is expensive, it is always good, and the service is always beyond excellent. This visit our server was not very professional, warm or even nice. We were not sure he was our server as he did not identify himself as such, nor did he act like he was the person who would be taking CARE of us. This is atypical; usually everyone is warm and very nice and the restaurant has a familial atmosphere. This made our $250 lunch (four people) a little disappointing and since our guests were from out of town, embarrassing. I will think twice before I come back--this is LA, and obviously, there are a lot of restaurant choices!
This has always been my favorite pizza place in LA, their Margherita pizza is amazing! I've also been a lover or their burrata cappers and squash blossoms. However the last two time I've been there the caprese has not been consistent with how I've had it in the past. The tomatoes aren't as roasted as they used to be. They give very little and small tomatoes compared to what they used to serve. The same goes with their squash blossoms, they are serving less than they used to. The pizza has stayed the same thank goodness and same with their unique and amazing olive oil gelato. I have so many favorites here, this is one of my fav restaurants in LA matter of fact. They just need to keep their appetizers consistent so patrons like myself are always having that amazing experience and consistency. I would have given 5 stars and not 4 if they were consistent these past two times, but they weren't. I've been back twice within the last two months.
Service is memorable for how bad it is. Server forgot to put some of the orders in. Waited 1 hour for pizzas. Sodas and ice teas never refilled. Food is beyond incredible and (almost) makes up for the service.
I love Mozza and go quite often. I learned from this last time to just stick with the pizza (which is always amazing) since the caprese salad I ordered was disgusting and the garlic bread seemed to punch me in the face with salt. Was extremely loud as well. I know it was super busy and it's not a huge deal, but definitely use less salt on the garlic bread and explain how the caprese will come out (4 basil leaves, 4 tiny tomatoes, big dollop of goopy mozzarella).
Unfortunately I tripped and fell while being seated at a table directly behind the hostess desk. There is a black rubber floor mat that is almost identical in color to the floor used for the hostess to stand on and I took a nasty tumble. No one from the restaurant attended to me or seemed to care, even though it happened less than 6 inches from the hostess. Not only is the situation dangerous, no one pointed it out or advised any of us to watch our step, or responded to the incident. I bruised badly all along the side of my body and had to stay home from work the next day.Days later it still is painful and difficult for me. I called to complain about the disrespect and dangerous condition and the GM said 'sorry' and that she would speak with the hostess because proper protocol was not followed. Very underwhelming response to an unfortunate experience in my opinion and not what you would expect from a restaurant of that caliber (or price point). I can take my $$ else where.
Love their Pizza. Small and intimate place but fun !
Excellent all around. Only downsides were the acoustics (very loud) and tight seating
Everything was superb! I'm fairly certain that OpenTable only books their non prime hours. If you're looking for a 6pm reservation I recommend calling the restaurant. I had assumed 5:30 to 7:30pm times were booked but the restaurant was fairly cleared out when we left around 6pm. \n\nThe weekend lasagna special was a real treat. Comfort food at its finest. The Triple White Sage ale from Craftsman also so refreshing and light for all the heavy food.
We went with friends for lunch during the DineLA promotion and had a two course lunch for $15.00. Excellent. Sat in the wine room and it was a little quieter.
Great food love it
Food here is always great, and Nick is terrific - not only very knowledgeable about the menu and wine, but helped to make our joint birthday celebration even more enjoyable.
Love everything except the paper napkins
It was not what I expected - we had two pizzas and an antipasti. The antipasti was a Romanesco aka Roman Cauliflower- which was glorified broccoli that felt completely flat.\nTwo pizzas followed - summer blossoms with burrata which I felt was a bit cold and a bianca which saved the night \nI might go back one more time but i felt disappointed as I have heard so much about this restaurant
Every dish that we tried was amazing, service was also great and we didnt want to stop eating.\nButterscotch dessert is the best!
Is Mozza the best pizza you'll have in L.A.? A repeat visit will be the judge of that but it is very good pizza. Not New York style but more like a gourmet version of pizza. The crust is the real star here. Light and flaky and unlike any crust I've had before. The veggies were fresh and flavorful and a step above your ordinary fare. \n\nYou'll pay higher than average prices here, around $20 for a medium sized pizza, but it's worth it. A bit more dubious are their appetizers. We paid $14 for a tiny plate containing 5 pieces of stuffed squash. It was good but I don't think I'd order it again. And Iâm not one to usually complain about pricing.\n\nService was great. Our server's recommendations were totally on point and was not pushy when he suggested that we might want to order more food to avoid going home hungry. We're glad we ordered more.\n\nAlso be aware that Osteria Mozza is right next door to Pizzeria Mozza and are two different restaurants (with the same owners)! We accidentally were seated at Osteria Mozza first before we realized our mistake. Somewhat embarrassing but our server was very understanding so I think it's probably not the first time that it's happened.
So, I'm not a huge pizza fan but honestly this place is my favourite restaurant in the entire world. Every time I would fly to the US from Australia, I would stop over in LA just to eat here. The fungi pizza, the Tricolore salad (I don't even like anchovies but this is a must!) and the caramel coppeta - I order these everytime i go! I wish they would open in NYC.
The pizza was absolutely amazing!!! The dough is fantastic and the ingredients are fresh. We started with the white bean bruschetta and the radicchio salad with egg, bacon and pecorino-- both delicious dishes. We each devoured our pizza and then got homemade gelato for dessert. The only negative comment I will make about the pizzeria was that it seemed like they were trying to rush us out because they took our dishes away almost too quickly and gave us the check while we were still eating dessert... That said I would still probably come back again!
I've been coming here for a number of years and never get tired of Mozza. Always the freshest ingredients and delightful pizza crust. Plus I love their selection of Italian wines. The ambience and service are great. Can't say enough good things about this place.
Be careful, you can easily spend $150 for 2 here. It's on par with fine dining prices.
Perfect for dinner with friends! Great pizza, excellent service especially from the bartender who was fantastic recommending wines while we waited. Great ambience!
Our waitress was not rude.... Just showed howmuch she doesn't care. Zero smile. Rushing us to make up mind what to order we heard a sigh from her. She was that way with every table. For that reason I may not want to go back. Plus the back room is dark and dingy. We were not comfortable.
Never fails to delight. Top notch pizza and everything else too.
this was our first time to Pizzeria Mozza. It was recommended by a friend and it was everything I thought it would be. I can't say anything negative as our experience was fantastic. The food, service and scene were all well worth it. We had just arrived after a long plane ride and were a little tired but nothing damped our late evening culinary delight. It was a little loud but we could still carry on our conversations.
We visit LA annually and always visit Pizzeria Mozza because it's a can't-miss, no-mistakes, always-awesome kind of place. The guys went crazy on the pizza (especially the sausage and the one with the egg -- they talk about it for weeks ahead of time), and I managed to eat deliciously well as a vegetarian on the amazing daily whole roasted vegetable (carrots, on my visit), and the roasted vegetable salad. It felt pretty great to dine without guilt at one of LA's best pizza joints! I was especially appreciative that our reservation request for a quieter table was honored, and that we secured a perfect table in the wine room. Thank you, PM, for another flawless visit. See you next year!
We went for a Friday late lunch (2pm) and were surprised to arrive at a still packed dining room that didn't thin out until after 3pm. The tables are close, and the room is noisy - but it's got a great energy so it's not a problem. The food is great, eggplant caponata and fennel sausage pizza were the stand out savory items. But, for me the high point of the meal were actually the deserts - and I don't normal get desert. Chocolate bread pudding was rich without being too heavy, and the Lemon gelato cake was out of this world (but too big a portion for me to finish!) It's not cheap, but it really is a quality restaurant - not 'just' a pizzeria. If you want a relative bargain - eat at the bar for a $20 lunch deal (walk-ins only).
Fantastic pizzeria, one of the best pizzas I've ever had!
Always great experience and delicious food.
Service, food, wine and interior is good and proper for the restaurant price level, except unreasonably expensive valet parking fees(compares to high end restaurants in Beverly) and a stinky cigarette ashtray by the valet waiting area.
Went to Pizzeria Mozza for dineLA week. The arancine alla Bolognese and fried potatoes with ceci and herbs were DELICIOUS. The pizza (fennel sausage) could have used a little salt, but it was fresh and tasty. \n\nMy friend and I dined in the wine room (better choice), and the service was great. I'll totally return.
Host was rude upon arrival and server was constantly trying to pressure us into increasing our order even though we told him from the beginning we were there for a light dinner and a few bottles of wine. Love the food and ambiance here but will think twice next time about taking friends to Mozza.
The whole experience was really great. Our entire meal was delicious and very much lived up the the reputation. Will most certainly make it a staple we visit.
Overrated. They rushed us through dinner, coming to check too frequently if we were ready to order and then cleared plates too fast, taking away half-eaten appetizers. Forgot one appetizer and forgot to put a candle on my husband's birthday dessert. Pizza was good but everything else so-so.
Ask for the burata from Puglia. It is not usually available, but is memorable. Pizza Bianca is my favorite.
Was so happy to find a 5:30 Monday MLK day reservation open for four people just a few hours in advance -- so rare for this place. Took our kids for a wonderful deal; they shared a 29 buck fixed price pizza/salad/dessert/beverage offer, and my husband and I each had our own 29 buck \nfixed price meal too, ours coming with wine. Great selection of pizzas, appetizers and desserts, and the pizza dough is sublime. Way lighter than expected and a little sour-dough-like in taste but softer in consistency. Service was great and they were SOOO NICE to our children (ten year old twins), for which the restaurant is clearly prepared. Delish and fun and good to see what all the fuss is about. We had Margerita pizzas, the Fennel Sausage Pizza, Fried Potatoes with fried chickpeas and sage, a mista salad, chocolate, vanilla gelatos and coconut straciatella sorbet.
Wanted to try this one out for a while. The pizza was very good for being in LA.
Pizza Mozza is a very nice place it is a little hidden but the valet outside makes it come to plan site. Food is very good and it is a bit tight but I think that is part of the experience they are going for. Dessert was amazing!
We loved this place. We went for our anniversary and sat in the back room. The front room is a bit loud. It was private and the treated us like we were very special. The pizza is good but the appetizers and desserts are awesome.
The food is great, especially the salads, small plates, and veggies. My server was excellent, as was the wine. It's a bit pricey, which is fine. But my major issue was with cell phone use around the restaurant at that price. Too many people taking selfies and food pics and just hanging out on their phones. It ruins the atmosphere and makes it feel like less of an escape from LA, and just another so-so place. Especially in such a dark place with very close tables- the cellphone use is obnoxious. I wish the staff would ask people to put the phones away!
Always a great place. the ambiance is great. the people are friendly. Best pizza in town!
We were seated in the wine room which was much quieter than the main space. As it was New Years Eve day there were large and rather noisy groups as we walked in. We were seated in the separate Wine Room which was much quieter than the main dining room.\nService was excellent and the food was wonderful. Small but interesting menu.
Food is super yummy. Service is great - The one negative is the the busers are hovering and taking plates away too quickly. Too many times asking 'are you done?'. We were eating leisurely and have conversation with friends. Interrupted too often.
We loved everything about this place. Food was amazing so was wine. Service was fantastic, prompt, accomodating and friendly. We hope to come back again.
Will not return. Order pizza (nice crust) and forget the forgettable appetizer. Overpriced for quality. Lots of attentive staff but too satisfied with restaurant success. When I ask the waitress about the food, don't just tell me it's popular. Know the food. Very disappointed.
Always a great meal and a great time! Been coming here for several years now and it never disappoints! A must try!
I waited 30 minutes for my salad after watching people who sat down after us get hot food. The waitress was unapologetic and asked me to give her our full order again. Turns out she never submitted the order. There wasn't many people in there since it was 4pm. She made no offer to even comp me a beer. Food was good but I felt like she just wanted us out of there.
Nice place and good food, but you don't get value for the much money it cost.
They got too comfortable with their food. Pizza was ho hum really. Not even warm enough. Non pizza items are priced too high.
Heard so much about this place that had to try it for myself. I now know at least partly why it's so hard to get a reservation there - it's a very small restaurant. Tables are packed close together, but we were fine, actually got a nice round table for our group of 5. We tried the meatballs and eggplant appetizer both of which were enjoyed. Also a basic salad - greens were great and salad was generous in size, but dressing was so tart - mostly vinegar and lemon - it was hard to eat. The pizzas we got were great. I had a white fennel sausage pizza that was delicious and would definitely make me want to return.
Valet service helps. Crossed and noisy but vibrant, cheerful. Terrific food.
I travel to LA often, and Pizzeria Mozza has become a must every time! The Mozza Caprese is probably the best I have ever had, and the Funghi misti pizza are amazing. i cannot rave enough about this place! Absolutely outstanding. YOU MUST GO!!
Is k. Great food but very packed seating area. Fried Squash blossoms are definitely great; but wouldn't recommend the squash blossom pizza.
I took some friends from out of town here because we both love pizza on a Monday afternoon. It was still pretty busy with several business meetings. The pizzas are large personal size with thin crust.\n\nThe tables are close to each other so it's intimate. I had the goat cheese and leeks pizza and it was hard to eat as the leeks didn't cut easily. They have a lunch special at the bar that is a better deal: $20 for a pizza, glass of wine + dessert.
Great food and fun, lively atmosphere. Super packed for an early Sunday night dinner after a show. We loved everything we ordered.
I really loved the service and the great wine recommendations!
Pizza bianca is outstanding, the crust is chewy, the chicken liver bruschette is my fave. Unfortunately clam pizzette is only available in the summer.
Pizzeria Mozza Is great for casual dining and meeting up with friends for a delicious pizza and great wine
We were at a table for two along the back wall and the noise level was so loud I wished I had brought earplugs. I had to shout for my dining partner to hear me. Very unpleasant. We have enjoyed doing here in the past, but don't think we will again anytime soon. I had the prosciutto pizza which had so much meat on it I brought it home on the one remaining slice. There must still be a half a pound of meat left. The pizzas here used to be more delicate and flavorful. This was not the case. And it was supposed to be my birthday lunch out and now I feel liken I need a do-over. ð
The atmosphere was fun- warm, and inviting. Service was excellent. The server explained the many ingredients that were unfamiliar. The food was wonderful. Every item was rich and full of flavor. Our group shared several pizzas and the special of the day (spare ribs). So, so delicious.
We went there for pizza. They seated us in the back of an old wine cellar where there was additional seating. It smelled horrible and musty.\n\nPizza tastes a little off. After eating there I had a sick stomach and my son threw up all night.\n\nI would not recommend this place.
Great for vegetarians, there are enough scrumptious apps to order. \nWe got:\nFried Squash Blossoms\nMarinated Baby Peppers with Tuna\nFried Goat Cheese with Lentils\nWhite Beans alla Toscana\nTricolore salad with Parmigiano Reggiano & anchovy dressing\nFunghi Misti, Fontina, Taleggio & Thyme Pizza\n\nAll perfect dishes and just the right amount of food.
Terrible service from the server, he did not spend any time to go over the menu or specials with us at all and after taking our order, he never came back once at all. \n\nWhen we asked him about the specials, being our first time dining there, he told us to just look at the back of the menu...Nothing else!\n\nAnd we saw him go back to 2 other tables right next to us, multiple times to ask how their dishes were and if there was anything else he could get them. \n\nWe literally were shocked that he never came back at all after pouring our water and taking the order...different people brought out the dishes and pizzas but not him. \n\nVery disappointed and one of our pizza's crust came out soggy and we didn't even have a chance to mention it to anyone. \n\nAnd we were so so excited to dine here and had plans to try Osteria Mozza next time too for a tasting or longer dining experience but now, we feel there are many other dining establishments for us to take take our business to without feeling slighted and ignored and discriminated against. \n\nWe noticed the waiter was very friendly with the other 2 tables with white guests, and and being Chinese, we don't often even feel this way, but we definitely felt there was some level of discrimination on the part of the waiter we we had that night.
I dined in for a very slow weekday lunch. The server was not friendly at all, not even offered water. She didn't check in to see what we needed not even once. I didn't expect this kind of service. Very disappointed and not planning to dine in again. Food was good but could be better with good service.
Fabulous selection of pizza. The crust is amazing. Best lemon vinegarette I've ever had.
All-around great food, wine, service and atmosphere (lively). On my to do list every time I'm in LA.
Just one word EXCELLENT
The pizza is fantastic. Also a very nice selection of Italian wines.
The lighting was way too low. The service was very average. Our service was just average and music was way too high. I also didn't care for the seating as well.
We arrived for our reservation only to be sat in a tiny room off the main dining room which felt like being sat at the 'kid's table' for Thanksgiving. We were the only people in the room for much of the dinner leaving us feeling like we should have just ordered carried out. The food used to be nothing short of amazing but I think many other restaurants are now doing the same fare just as well and a bit more inexpensively.
It was disaster because I brag about this restaurant to my sister(who live in Canada) and take her when she was in LA. I have to remind my order and ask them why I am not getting my pizza as others who ordered after me got theirs. And also meatballs were a bit drier than usual. Nancy's chopped salad was totally off- way too much radicchio and very few chick peas and cheese. Oh, butterscotch pudding was divine as usual.\nreally hope this is just once my unlucky day because I love Mozza.
For my 75th birthday, a friend, my son and I celebrated at PM. It was a Monday night and only several tables were occupied at 5:00. There was no one in the Wine Room where we had asked to be seated. As a matter of fact we were the only ones to be seated in that room during the entire time we were in the restaurant. Never the less, we were asked to wait at the bar 10-15 minutes because the tables in the Wine Room 'weren't yet set up.' Bar stools are not my favorite. We ordered the Monday night special as well as two pizzas. The food was served about a half hour later. The special was piping hot, but both pizzas were only slightly warm. When I commented that the pizza were only slightly warm, the server said that they could be remade. But since we had already waited a half hour in a mostly empty restaurant, I said no. In retrospect, a mistake. My son said that the special was delicious and my fennel sausage pizza would have been the same had it been hot. My friend didn't care for her pizza. She had asked for brussels sprout leaves on her pizza, but had been told there were reserved for pizzas listed on the menu. She agreed to broccoli which turned out to be a bad choice. My assumption was that the special that we were told by 2 servers was new to the menu hadn't been ready and this is why it was super hot and the pizzas lukewarm. When the next birthday rolls around, we might try again, or not.
This was my 6 or 7th visit to Mozza over the last few years. The food has always been great. This time however something has changed. The service was less attentive than normal and some of the niceties have gone. In the past you got a bottle of house water on your table. Not this time, I had to call someone each time my glass was empty as there was no bottle on the table and the staff didn't refill your glass unless asked. The food itself was the most disappointing part. The three items we got were bordering on tasteless. Given how spectacular the food has been in the past, this was beyond surprising. I can understand one item being off the mark, but to have all three disappoint was most surprising. (squash blossom appetizer, squash blossom pizza, mushroom pizza).
The serving was small but the food was amazing. I see why Mario Batali is so raved. My favorite dish was the Sunday Special lasagna. It was different from other lasagna's I have tried. Good balance.
Overall good. I had been to restaurant several times always an overall good food good atmosphere event. \nHowever, I had never been to the pizza parlor side. \nThe food was good as usual. We were dinning with two 6 year old pizza aficionados. Trust me when I tell you they know their pizza from Sicily to Napoli to other places around the world and they enjoyed the pizza here a lot. The variety in drinks could have been better but, I'm pretty sure mozza is not trying to cater to kids. \nThe waiter was a little matter a fact probably b/c their were kids. Overall good.
With one exception our food was greatly disappointing. The fried cauliflower was over fried and\nbarely edible. The zucchini flowers likewise over fried without any lightness or delicacy. Chopped salad was mostly cabbage. The pizza had very thin crust with a thin smear of tomato paste and cooled so quickly that the crust became hard within minutes. The burrata on top, however, was very creamy and very good. The one enjoyable dish was the chicken milanese (for which we waited so long several of the staff apologized). It was properly fried and very good. \n\nThis is a restaurant which needs to get its act together and seriously rethink its preparations.
We sat waiting for our food for over 1 hour. The waitress tried to be nice about it once she realized how late everything was. We booked our reservation 2 hours before a movie at the Arclight, and we almost missed our movie. We had to scarf down our food which seemed rushed, and we barely made it to the theater in time.\n\nSeems like a restaurant this popular should have enough help, cooks, and ovens to accommodate guests without one hour + waits. When we pointed out how long it was taking they told us there were still several orders ahead of ours... what?\n\nThe food was alright, but the experience made it taste bad...
Great service by Adam and the manager. They went above and beyond to make sure we were all happy and well taken care of. Their recommendations were all spot on and made the night even better!!
One of the few places where we have ordered several plates and courses and not one of them missed. They use incredibly fresh ingredients and recipes that make them shine. Yum! Yum! Yum!
Food was delicious!!
Probably one of the best pizzas I have ever had in America. Good variety of dishes, fresh ingredients, nice wines.
It was the best of everything. Amazing caprese. Incredible pizzas. We got the Bianca with sausage and the Brussels with bacon, and both were superb. The dessert was the bulino and it was a dream. The wines were perfect. I can't say enough great things.
The scene was great. Took the family here as we were on vacation from Austin, TX. Food and service were both outstanding and wish there was a location in Austin! Phone representatives were always polite and helpful. Had several different pizza dishes and appetizers. Imported beer and wines were a plus. Huge fan of imported beer! \n\nAgain we all loved it and wish there was a location nearby!
This is a go to spot for lunch or dinner. Great short wine list. Great salads and of course pizza. Wait staff is always accommodating and fun. Make reservations. And don't go wanting to talk about intimate details because all the tables are right next to each other.
Over the years has gone down in quality. Bland and poor service
I am Italian and I was really disappointed about the pizza.\nI don't think that the Mozza's Pizza is the really Italian pizza style.\nAnd also the service is very slow we wait more than 1 hour!!!
Ambience: eclectic and casual. Cool place to meet rounds. \n\nFood: fried squash blossoms were bland, roasted carrots had no flavor. (Also considering we ordered yams that were listed on the menu and brought out carrots...huh?) the White pizza had nonflavor what so ever. The cheese was in distinct. The best parts of the meal were probably the sausage pizza and deserts. Overall: will not be raining back. Wonder if osteria mozza is better. \n\nService: misleading waiter, empty glasses of water. \n\nFor the price and hype: disappointed.
The food was fabulous and the service charming. We were seated in thevwine cellar which was much quieter than the main dining room. The only drawback was the parking which took a while but they really were hustling and did a great job under challenging conditions. Go here it is really fun.
I'm a regular at pizzeria mozza. I must say this was the WORST dinner. 30 min for caprese salad and the cheese was too warm and the bread was tough and over salted.50 minutes for Nancy's chopped salad to come out, salad was OVER-dressed, soggy, lettuce was not crispy, barely any salami or cheese...completely unacceptable. The pizza was great (baseline) and the dessert was delicious. By the time my pizza and dessert had came out though my mood was already irritated and upset based on my appetizers. Not a great experience especially when the food and the service is expected at a higher standard. Not a fan today.
Great service, location and food - what more do you want from a restaurant.
Perfect lunch once you navigate the Byzantine table layout. Who's rocket scientist idea was it to put a table at the foot of the bar? All's well that ends well as we relocated to a legit table quickly. Expensive without doubt, but the imported tomato pie was a savory delight of crispness with what would have been a great puttanesca sauce if served over penne. Salame pie is worth it just to taste the wafers of sausage.
Great pizza. Great service. Fantastic sommelier. But the noise level made it impossible to talk to anyone but the person sitting next to you--and shouting at that. We were a group of 7, sitting next to a group of 6. Both parties complained of the same problem, which was a noise level that went beyond 'energetic' to 'unsocial.' Too bad, because all the accolades about the food and service landed on deaf ears. I won't go back for dinner, but will go back for lunch, which for some reason seems a tamer time to hear.
Some of the best pizzas I've ever had came from their ovens.
Wonderful food as always and the music was obnoxiously, inexcusably loud. Excellent food is no fun when you have to shriek across the table at your table mate to be heard and when the noise level makes it impossible to experience and enjoy the meal. I've enjoyed Mozza many times for lunch but I won't come again.
Absolutely loved this place. Started with an incredible Calamari! Then on to a delicious bone marrow~ I could eat this every other day. So good! We ordered 2 pizzas to share and were absolutely stuffed. Everything was so good that we wanted to continue our experience. We finished off with an order of gelato and a tiramisu. I haven't had such a delicious tiramisu in a long time. We were definitely in a food coma afterwards. My only suggestion would be- please leave the water on the table! We were given small cups of water and kept having to flag someone down to refill them for us which didn't work all that great in a busy restaurant. Absolutely Delicious!!!
The appetizers were small and pricey. While the squash blossom was very good, the portion was very small for the $12 price. As for the pizza, it was delicious and the crust superb. We had 3 pizzas for 3 people - sausage , mushroom and a plain pizza with added burrata. All were great. The sausage is amazing, the mushrooms very flavorful and the burrata melts in your mouth. However, when all is said and done it is still just pizza and very pricey. - but I am from Texas and this is L.A. so maybe it's the norm.
My girlfriend and I enjoyed our meal and the service was spot on. Our only complaint is the tables are right on top of each other and the people next to us were very loud.
The food was decent enough, a passable but not great pizza and very expensive; prices for wine by the glass were excessive. They should try to add more moderately priced wines to the selection.
Service has never been a strength here but the food is consistently delicious. Our favorites are the squash blossoms (you'll want two orders) and the butterscotch budino. The pizza crust is amazing; you'll want to dip it in a side of the sauce.
Best pizzas! But the service was not the best...felt rushed to eat and busers kept coming around to try to pick up plates...and one spilled some of the oil remnants on my friend's shirt. I know tables have to be turned but let your guests enjoy the food.
Have been every time I bust WeHo and this time round the food was nowhere near the standards previously
Some of the best pizza in town fresh fresh fresh ingredients
Loved eating here for my last meal in the U.S. for 4 months. Got placed in the wine room which felt cozy and lux. Loved the burrata cheese special and the butterscotch dessert. Service was great and the waitress did an excellent job of answering questions. Had a great first experience!
We love Mozza!...If we're not eating there we often order in from there. Food never disappoints. \nBetween the pizzas, salads and the pane bianco, you never leave hungry. The house\nwine is delicious....the help always friendly.....\nHighly recommend this restaurant!
This place was great, but there was a lot of hype surrounding it, and I'm not sure it lived up to that. The bone marrow appetizer was fantastic. The bread that came with it was probably my favorite thing. It came with garlic cloves, parsley, and salt on the side. I had the burrata, squash blossom, and tomato pizza, which was okay. The burrata was cold on top of the warm pizza, and I'm not a huge fan of strong tomato flavor in pizzas. I preferred my friend's bacon, leek, and goat cheese pizza. For dessert we had an off-menu ice cream and espresso thing with biscotti, and they were more than happy to accommodate that request. It was a great experience, I'd love to come back either to the Pizzeria or to try the Osteria, but I'll definitely order a different pizza next time.
Great gourmet pizza, fast and accurate service, the Butterscotch Budino is a delicious dessert, the place is too small and terribly loud, impossible to have a conversation with anyone, just wanted to eat and leave as fast as possible.
Great food and ambiance. Highly recommend.
Overall we were very impressed with Mozza. The restaurant was in keeping with the overall low key vibe. Service was excellent. Wine selection was fun and easy to navigate. Some great inexpensive gems on the list. The dishes we ordered were excellent - especially the Toscana Beans, Fried Potatoes, and Caprese. The pizzas were quite good, but not as dynamite as I was expecting - I think high expectations got the best of us. The crust is wonderful - great bread texture with maybe a bit too much crust. We got the Speck and the di Bufala - we probably should have went with one of the seemingly more popular on our first trip out the gate. Will definitely return to try everything else.
This restaurant has the best pizza in LA, hands down. All of their food is great, too. The service is very good. The staff is friendly. What else could you want?\n\nI am so glad/ sad that there is not a branch in WLA or we would visit more often.
My family and I have been dining here since they opened. Though we live in OC we enjoy driving to LA because we're never disappointed. We try to order something different, as their menu is seasonal. This time we were able to enjoy the shrimp and melon appetizers and Tiramisu. I'm picky with my tiramisu and have had too many tiramisus that contain little to no coffee. Thankfully Pizzeria Mozza 's is delicious & true to what a real tiramisu is! Cannot wait to go back!
I've always loved this place. Spectacular food. It's a little loud, but that's part of the charm. \nThey have the most interesting and unusual pizzas. And I'm a pizza snob - and being an Italian guy from New Jersey, I think I'm qualified. \n\nGo there hungry. Leave satisfied.
Having been to pizzeria mozza several times this trip was a huge disappointment. Food was way too salty, service was below average.
Great food, excellent service! Will definitely go back. A little pricey.
Great pizza, excellent service. A beautiful, high ceiling, well lit place.
We just went to Mozza for a special lunch - my fiance and I were just engaged and we wanted our parents to meet. We are all foodies and the food did not disappoint - we LOVED everything we ordered. We shared everything family-style which worked really well. The only two cons were 1) when the restaurant is full it is VERY loud. 2) When the servers came to bring us food or clear our plates - instead of moving around the table to set them down or pick them up, the servers would reach way across the table all up in the person next to them's personal body space - which when you are that person is pretty unpleasant.
If you want overpriced food, a loud environment, cramped space, and 'Breathe Stretch Shake' blasting to top off the ambiance then this spot is for you.
We got sat right away and didn't have to wait for our table with our reservations. We had the fennel pizza with prosciutto which was super yummy! The service was ok. A fun place for an easy dinner but don't bring a date if you're trying to score major points.
I have eaten at Pizzeria Mozza several times and enjoy bringing friends who have not had the pleasure of dining there. I love to see their reactions once they start tasting the amazing food and drinking the wine. Everyone I have taken, cannot wait to come back and enjoy the food again.
We had reservations at 3:45, we got there at exactly 3:45. The hostess told us that we had to wait until the rest of our party showed up (1 more person), but the waiting area is VERY SMALL. It's like a little corner. The restaurant was less than half full, so I don't understand why they didn't just seat us. We ordered about 6 dishes: Squash Blossoms, Meatballs, 2 Pizzas, Bone Marrow, Nancy's Chopped Salad and 2 Butterscotch Budinos. The waitress wasn't very good. We were celebrating my birthday, and not once did she wish me happy birthday. Service was very poor. We liked the busboys/saw the busboys be more attentive to us than our waitress. I mean if the restaurant was SUPER CROWDED, I would have understood, but it wasn't, so I don't understand why the service was so poor (she stopped by like 3 times? if even that much). We had to flag her down to order more food. If you choose to come here, I would recommend the Squash Blossoms, and the Butterscotch Budino. I would never come back here again, and I probably wouldn't go to his other restaurants because service was so poor, and I don't want to experience that again. The food felt like it was missing salt, and the chopped salad was really bitter. The pizzas were just okay, I think that I would prefer Papa John's to this place.
Packed and noisy but energetic. Full bar, pricey wine list and very good artisnal pizzas. Try and sit in the wine room and definitely make a reservation. Pizzas are not large so try a starter, we had burrata with tomatoes with a side of the most amazing garlic bread...
Had a great birthday dinner with a friend here the other night -- the food and service were impeccable, but there was almost no space between tables in our row. We were constantly hitting the shoulders and feet of the people on either side of us, and it was hard not to overhear the conversations of the other guests. If space is an issue that's fine, but it would be better for the management to commit to communal tables.
If you are going to build your name on offering the city's best pizza then it needs to be excellent. Ours was meh. Both our Margherita and our Proscuitto pizzas were, it's hard to describe, but 'underdone', as in sort of wet and mushy. They were very disappointing. and come on, this is pizzeria Mozza for goodness sake. In addition, the meatball appetizers were not nearly as good as usual. Something was off, a different chef maybe? Then there was the Lasagna, one of our orders was served up perfectly, the other was a huge mushy pile that looked as if they had just spooned up a casserole onto the plate. It was such an ugly lump of goop, it was as if they had stirred it up. It did taste good, and there was plenty of meat in the sauce. We all liked the stuffed squash blossom appetizers. I gave it an extra star because our server was so nice. I do want to say the desserts were wonderful. The butterscotch pudding was the most delicious thing ever, and the caramel with the ice cream was absolutely wonderful. Still, we left feeling a bit disappointed, we expected better.
We had a reservation for three people on a Monday night at 8pm. One of our party was meeting us at the restaurant and caught in traffic. The hostess would not seat us until our third person was there; a policy which wasn't mentioned when we made the booking. She wouldn't seat us even though we said they would be there in 15 minutes. She told us we could have a table for two or we could wait and IF there was an available table when they arrived they could seat us but not guarantee a table. So we talked to our third person who decided not to come. Once we were seated we then waited 15 minutes before a server came to our table (in that time our friend could have joined us).\nWhen we finally got our server we noticed at least two empty tables. The fact that the place was so inflexible on us sitting and ordering for our friend was ridiculous considering they had empty tables.\nThe food was average and not worth the price. And to top it off they charge $10 for valet parking; it took 15 minutes to get our cars. Definitely disappointing and not worth going to again. Seems they are more interested in turning over tables than good service and food.
A go to, a favorite, pizza at its best, service is flawless. I cant say enough about this spot.\nDo not pass go
Anyway, try their pizza!! Better than those got in Italy!! One of the best I had ever.
We were so excited to check this place out! But we were so disappointed by the poor service, you constantly had to ask for water, way overpriced for the quality, not very clean, and the servers not friendly at all...kind of rude actually! So so disappointed!
Always great coming here. Though it is small. The food and service is phenomenal. Squash blossoms to die for. Everything on the menu is great. Even the simple arugula salad is one that I continuously come back for. Bone marrow, prawns, pizza Bianca MOUTH WATERING. Love it here
Excellent service and even better food. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
Place small, packed, loud... Food is way expensive for what it is! \nJust to give an example: we asked the waitress if pizzas were big enough to share (we were 3) to what she answered that all pizzas were 'personal' but if we wanted to share they could TOTALLY do that for 9 dollars more. Of course, we agreed! When pizza came, there were only FOUR slices of it!! Not only that. Crust got so hard after ten minutes of arriving to our table! So we paid 20 something bucks for a 'TOTALLY' shareable 4 slice, stone hard pizza. And that was only part of the bill... Really disappointed.
I have been to this restaurant several times and it never disappoints. Very busy, loud, very energetic. I would suggest asking for a table in the back wine room for a quieter dining experience. Pizzas are all amazing. Get the squash blossoms as an appetizer, filled with ricotta cheese. They are to die for.
We wanted to be seated at the wine bar but we were told that a family with little kids asked to be seated there. Why? They weren't going to be drinking. We got placed at a table and got to hear a couple argue and another couple who stared at us since we weren't talking because we didn't want them to hear our conversation. We finished a bottle of water and the waitress never asked if we wanted another bottle since she appeared too concerned with turning the table. The food here is always great but we don't like being at a table. Wecould have waited but we weren't given that option.
We went for Mother's Day with our four teenagers. Mozza has become our favorite special occasion restaurant for the family. The food is sophisticated, inventive, fresh, and tasty, but because it's pizza, it's still not that expensive, and even our pickiest child will eat the margherita pizza. Everything was extremely flavorful and thoughtfully prepared. I don't enjoy the loud music, but I know I am an outlier.
Superb pizza. Appetizers unusual. Beautifully presented and earthy sophisticated taste. Try the mozzarella and toasted salty bread. Salads excellent. Best to go with friends so you can taste more dishes. 10/10. Minus 0.5 for noise We're going back for dinner tomorrow
Not great food. Over priced and over seasoned. There are much better places to spend your buck in Los Angeles; I'd visit one of those. Not recommended.
Pizza was overcooked like you were eating hard taco. The ingredients and toppings were few, like you were eating only the dough part. Very overpriced and way overrated !!! Not recommended !
We are from the east coast and this was one of the few restaurants we didn't want to miss in L.A. We made our reservation one week in advance to make sure we'd get in. We allowed more than an hour to travel ten miles to the restaurant from Santa Monica, but L.A. traffic was worse than usual (per our guest, an L.A. native). I have seen Joe Bastiannich say in interviews that 'if you are late, please just call and let us know.' So we did call to say we were late due to traffic and were told 'we'll hold the table for 15 minutes.' When we got there, the chilly hostess said 'We usually hold tables for 15 minutes so you can have your table but will need to vacate in an hour and 15 minutes.' I pointed out that I had called specifically to avoid this situation. All B&B restaurants hold tables for walk-ins -- surely they could have made some arrangement given this buffer and certainly we were not the first patrons to get caught in L.A. traffic.\n\nThe waitress was neither friendly nor accommodating and disappeared for long stretches. We ordered a salad and four pizzas (for three adults and two kids). The buffalo margarita had barely any mozzarella. The white pizza with sage was the best of the bunch and the kids loved their standard margarita. The squash blossom pizza came out last and was oddly ice cold -- it was probably sitting for a bit. Flavors were good but not remarkable. At the hour and 15 minute mark there was no sign that anyone was waiting for our table nor were we asked to finish up (in fact, we were offered coffee and desert). We passed and good thing. For a salad, four personal sized pizzas, a quartino of wine, a large bottle of craft beer and two cokes, the bill was more than $170.\n\nWe have come to expect much from Batali/Bastianich group (we've had repeated great experiences at Felidia, Becco, Lupa, Esca, Del Posto, Tarry Lodge -- and Tarry Market and will continue to visit those) -- part of why we thought this would be a can't miss. We were very disappointed.
The service was extremely kind bright and attentive. The pizza was on the darker more well done side so order it lighter for a medium colored crust. We sat at the counter which is especially fun for kids who like to watch the pizza being made.
We booked lunch here following a Paramount Studios tour. It's conveniently located just down the street. It's a popular spot so be sure to book in advance. Service was friendly and attentive. The pizzas were delicious as was the meatball appetizer.
We enjoyed our dinner at Pizzeria Mozza last Saturday. We took our granddaughter after seeing\nthe show Newsies at the Pantages. I thought it would be quiet at 5 but it was totally full.\nWe started with a yummy caprese salad - surprisingly bread doesn't come with the salad so we ordered garlic bread. Really tasty, thick slices of grilled bread with a hint of garlic. We also ordered 2 pizza's which were good but not out of this world. For dessert we ordered mint chip and chocolate gelato - these were delicious. Not too sweet but full of natural flavors. \nWe enjoyed our meal and look forward to our next visit.
No complaints - Pizzeria Mozzarella is consistent, reliable and always delicious.
I absolutely love Pizzeria Mozza!! From incredibly fresh and unique appetizers, to the best pizzas in town, to the undeniably most wonderful and delicious Butterscotch Budino ever...this is always my restaurant of choice. Sit at the pizza bar and you can watch the magic happen!
We loved our food. It was delicious! But we felt like we were practically sitting on top of our neighbors. We heard everything they were saying to each other (and vice-versa, I'm sure). Tables were too close together.
expensive. pizza wasnt good. disappointed sums up my visit. I had such high hopes for this place. The bianca was OK and the goat cheese and leek pizza was HORRIBLE.
Excellent as usual!!
This marked our eighth visit to Mozza and we LOVE it there!!\nAlthough we were seated in the 'wine cellar' portion of the restaurant although I requested a table in the main dining room, the noise level in the main area was intense so, in retrospect, I was happy we sat in the quieter area! Amazing , amazing , amazing. Nothing on the menu disappoints! If you're in town, you have to visit Mozza!
We have been to P-Mozza several times. It never disappoints. Great food, great wine, prompt service, nice, casual atmosphere. This time, we took our two kids along -- 5 and 10. They loved it.
The service is always great, cozy pizzeria with great quality on food, good wines and amazing desserts. Good for lunch and dinner, relaxed but nice enough to bring out of towners for dinner. Casual but classy.
Don't be fooled that this is 'just' a pizza place, au contraire!!! The grilled marrow was delicious, the chicken liver appetizer was a savory lemony surprise and the meatballs delightful bursts of yummy. Okay and then you have an amazing array of pizzas to choose from, and don't miss out on the grilled bread. Our out-of-town foodie guests LOVED it. Shall be returning soon.
Mozza has the reputation as having the best pizza in LA and it may be true. Inventive toppings on a light and perfect crust. Salads are also unique and fresh. Simply stated ... GREAT.
We went to Mozza for my father's birthday after reading glowing reviews of the place over a year ago. Unfortunately, we spent $150 and left both hungry and disappointed. In short, this place appears specialize in bizarrely expensive personal pizzas that skimp on flavor/toppings. (Example: my girlfriend paid $17 for a pizza with literally just tomato sauce, olive oil and mushrooms - ADDED at her request.)\n\nSeating is cramped and uncomfortable. Servers and customers have to awkwardly wade around tables that are nestled up against each other. I felt like I was dining at a large, loud communal table. \n\nAdding insult to injury: one of our orders came out wrong only to re-arrive correctly after the rest of the family finished eating. My mother didn't enjoy watching us eat while she waited for her food.\n\nI wish we could have undone the whole experience and taken our business elsewhere. Mozza was an unfortunate way to spend a special occasion. On the plus side, when I see Mario Batali on TV, I feel like I personally bought him three pairs of orange Crocs.
I took a group of friends for a late lunch and everyone loved the food. Had a great time.
There must be a French restaurant missing it's rude host. We were running late to pizzeria mozza so I called. The lady said no problem thanks for calling and would let them know. We show up and the host said he gave our table away and was rude about it. So we walked next door to osteria which ended up being a great dining experience with great food and a wonderful waiter. All is well that ends well, but there's no room in this business for people like the mozza host and I hope the owner reads this.
We enjoyed our pizza and salad. The disappointment was the looonnnnggggggg wait for the valet to retrieve our car - and that on top of $10 charge for parking.
We loved the appetizers and salad but the pizza was the highlight. Our waitress helped with excellent recommendations and we had a delicious feast. I wish I lived in the neighborhood so I could go to Pixzeria Mozza often.
We always leave with mixed feelings about our dinner. The food is generally fantastic. The room is way too loud -- even the servers were having trouble hearing us. And the service, well, it's disjointed. You never know who your actual server is -- a couple of 'roamers' help with orders and food delivery -- so it seems that no single person is actually responsible for your table. This time, we practically had to beg for more drinks -- which seems like a no-brainer money-wise for any restaurant. We'll probably keep coming back for the food, since the service isn't actually awful. But it feels like they could be better matched.
Pizzeria Mozza is a cozy, energetic restaurant. I recommend it if you want a unique take on pizza and are with a smaller group as seating is tight.
we came as a group of 5 and had made reservations. the service was rather slow and the waitress took our menus away too soon after we ordered. a chopped salad was ordered to share and for my taste, there was too much oregano and too little dressing--or what dressing there was lacked any kick.\ni know that there is good food here as i can say that i tried some of what oher people had ordered at my table. the sandwiches that were ordered were nicely put together. my friends pizza was tasty. another person ordered an appitizer that was rather bland. \ni ordered the pizza with the pineapple and i have had tastier frozen pizzas. it was somewhat soggy and devoid of flavor. i am sticking with Pizza Rev. they do it better and faster.
Have been trying to get to Mozza for ages. Well worth it. We shared stuffed zucchini flowers, chicken liver crostini, tricolore salad, mushroom pizza and one with sausage and guanciale. All were delicious. Finished with budino and meyer lemon dessert. Everything was enjoyed by all of us. Will definitely be back to try many more items as it was hard to choose.
Hits the mark every time. Food, wine and service is as good now as it every was. Can't wait to return.
The appetizer and salad dishes arrived to the table at a decent time, but the wait time for the single pizza pie was ridiculous. A simple meal that could have lasted an hour, ended up lasting almost two hours.
We had 3 dishes, and each was the best that we have ever enjoyed. The insalada rossa was a taste sensation with each ingredient perfectly balanced. It was Monday so the daily special was eggplant parmigiana and it was amazing, and lastly we ordered the signature sausage pizza which was also perfectly balanced and delicious
The food that we ordered was good but the size of the pizza for the price was not enough. I'll say the place was more of an experience than the next best thing.
Good food, good ambience, good music, service needs improvement, and I can't see how this place is rated so highly for pizza, sure the pizza was good, but not spectacular, not amazing, definitely not top 10 in Southern California, or even in the LA area. The high expectations and high ratings let me down.
Food is outstanding. But I wouldn't go back for dinner - it's so loud you can't talk, and tables so packed in you can't move. Staff do their best.
We had the organic pizza and added their fennel sausage. Omg it was fantastic. We had ordered stuffed squash blossoms and salad with the idea of taking some pizza home. No such luck. Licked our plates. A famous person could of come and gone and we would never of known since the fantastic food and service kept our attention.
LOVED everything about my experience! The meatballs, the alio oglio pizza, the WINE, the ambiance, the service! They did play a U2 album straight through...so some variety would have been appreciated on the music front but otherwise it was a 5 star experience all the way! Can't wait to go back :) It was a great place to entertain some out of town friends.
I've been here twice and everything I have tried has been absolutely fantastic. The meatballs are some of the best I can ever remember having, and the garlic bread soaked in olive oil is decadent!
Whilst I was waiting for my fellow dinner partners to arrive on Thursday evening, Adam at the bar took good care of me offering good conversation and wine suggestions. He continued to do so for us with food suggestions, as we decide to give up our table and stay at the bar. I'll be back.
Mozza was the perfect place to go before our night at the theater. Since it was 6pm midweek they were not super busy so we got lots of attention from the servers, who were friendly and knowledgable. The three dishes we tried were mouth-wateringly delicious: ricotta stuffed squash blossoms, fried potatoes with fried herbs and aeoli, and the pizza with bacon and fennel sausage. Yum! We also chose to bring our own wine and they graciously poured it (for a fee) :-)
always have a good time here.. go here for special occasions... (shows, etc) huge markup on stuff but if you want to try Mario's stuff then you pay the price.. way cheaper than Mozza from what I hear. Had a good time.
Unfortunately I live approx an hour away from Pizzeria Mozza so I don't get to go as much as I would like. Usually on special occasions...twice a year. I look forward to it from the time I make my reservation a month ahead. I clear my calendar around that time so I don't risk missing my reservation. I think by far Pizzeria Mozza has been my best dinning experience, which includes the atmosphere, food, and excellent friendly service. It's also one of the fewest restaurants my wife, daughter, and I can agree on going. They are very picky. Hopefully I will see U guys in May for my B-Day :)
We love Mozza! Staff is fantastic. Always a warm welcome. Kind and attentive staff. We will be back!
The crust is the best and you won't want to leave any on your plate. Save room for dessert! The key lime gelato pie was awesome.
First, be aware valet parking ranges from $8-15 on some days. Street Parking is rare around this area. Reservations are needed, especially if you have a group. Service is always great.\n\nAppetizers: Squash Blossoms & the Meatball - Absolute must. \nPizza: Anything..for me I don't like Fennel. \nWine/Drinks are on spot. Never watered down. \n\nLove this place!
Always a pleasure dining here! On this visit we were lucky to go on a Sunday; which means Lasagna! Delicious as always and look forward to returning!
Meatball appetizer was fantastic. The sauce had a great zing to it and the meatballs were so tender they melted in our mouth. Pizzas were perfection, but the desserts were the biggest surprise. Perfect balance of creaminess, crunch, and flavors. We are not big dessert people, usually it's an afterthought, but we were fighting over tasting each other's. Couldn't decide which ones were best. High energy and loud, wouldn't suggest it for a quiet romantic dinner, if you want that, go next door to the main restaurant. Staff was very attentive and knowledgable.
I ordered a pizza which I guess is a specialty item in this piazza restaurant. My three dining companions were finished with their entrees by the time I got my pizza. No apologies or explanation from the waiter.
They have no kids menu. Had to order a regular pizza for a 4-year old. Tables are too close from each other, so you hear the neighbor's conversation, no privacy. Price too high for being a pizza restaurant. We own a pizzeria and we always visit many pizza places in our trips, and this has been by far the most expensive pizza restaurant that we have visited. Quality is similar to other cheaper pizzerias. We think that it is overpriced because it is a famous place. The squash we had as apetizer was poor and extremely overpriced. It did not have any taste at all. Pizza was good but overpriced.
Squash blossom pizza was awesome. Very filling. Wish I could have tried all of them. Chairs aren't terribly comfortable.
Pizza is fantastic and butterscotch budino is a must!
Mozza's pizza crust set them apart from all the other pizzerias. Perhaps it was just the batch we got, but the pizza crust was NOT the same and NOT the signature crunch and chew that only they perfected. \nOn the positive - staff, waiters, hostess first class as always!
Still at 3pm, it was noisy. Not romantic at all. The pizzas were top notch. Just wish the atmosphere matched the quality and inventiveness of the menu.
Food was mediocre and expensive. Server hard to find. Waited 20 minutes on my car for a 10. charge. Valet opened my door on Highland and felt like I was going to be run over. This was our 2nd time and not much worse than the 1st.
I took my son and girlfriend out for dinner on Thursday night. She's from Berkekey and we wanted to show her the best of LA food. We had an incredible meal the standouts being the bone marrow appetizer, the pizzas and the butterscotch budino dessert but everything we ordered was delicious and the service was very attentive without being overbearing. The place is still packed nightly so reservations are a must.
Pizzeria Mozza's bone marrow is absolutely fabulous! LOVE the presentation with the garlic bread, roasted garlic and coarse salt--heavenly! There are several other excellent appetizers, and ALL the desserts are very good. Staff is very friendly and know the menu very well. I am less enthusiastic about the pizzas, but that's because (1) I consider pizzas just an excuse to eat tons of cheese, and (2) I really don't like mine covered with mounds of rabbit food. I tried to get the most traditional pizza (margherita--but without the basil) and was disappointed that the cheese didn't cover the whole center of the pie--there were many large bare spots that just contained tomato sauce. I am also no big fan of olive oil all by itself, and if I had known they were going to pour it all over the top of the cooked pizza, I'd have asked them not to. The taste of it was very distracting. The thin crust was perfect, though.
What is it with LA restaurants cramming table in? If you like sitting 3 inches from the next table this is the perfect restaurant for you. If you love having the wait staff pass things over your shoulder to get to the table, this will be perfect.\nFood was amazing, but I won't go again. I hate being crammed in, it doesn't make for a pleasant dining experience.
Incredible dining experience as always! The food is always superb. The wine suggested by our server was great ... We visit Pizzeria Mozza every time we come to LA, about 7-8 times a year.
Pizzeria Mozza is delicious. Not just for pizza. Great chefs have devised a menu that surprises and delights. Try the rice balls, the meatballs and the mozza caprese. As good as any place in Italy, the food has just the right the right amount of spices. Ingredients are superb. \n\nDon't expect a quiet experience.
With a friend visiting from DC, decided to turn her on to Pizzeria Mozza having just experienced it for the first time a couple of months ago. Now, this person is not an adventurous diner, her culinary evolution, reflected in her embracing of homemade smoothies and shunning all things meat, has yet to encounter the beauty of a white bean spread with fig reduction, or the sublime tuna salad served in a roasted tomato - chilled before presentation.\n\nNeedless to say, she LOVED her experience. We all did. The staff who greeted, our phenomenal server - knowledgeable about the menu, patient with our numerous queries and visibly sharing in our excitement about the food - as well as other servers and busboys helped us to feel quite welcome, as if we were regulars or VIPs. Actually, i get the feeling that one of Mozza's operating principles is just that: every diner is a VIP. That we are not participants in LA's fabulous-olympics, yet did not feel remotely out of place in this hip establishment filled with trendy young folk is a testament to the authentic and vibrant atmosphere of Pizzeria Mozza. \n \n'Last Meal' During our first round of appetizers [yeah, you read that right.] it occurred to us that I wouldn't be eating after that evening, for a while as I was scheduled for major surgery in two days time. As we kept eyeing the food brought to our neighboring tables the decision was unanimously, silently agreed upon: we were ordering everything that appealed to all three of us. (Actually, that may have been more of a unilateral decision on my part - by my cohorts had no complaints!) As a matter of fact, we were scheduled to dine at another LA hotspot near our home on the Westside, by the time we made our way to our aglio e olio pizza - knowing fully well that a couple of budinos and gelato were queued up it was clear that we had just experienced the perfect last meal. \n\nAs I recuperate from the successful surgery, I know exactly where to celebrate.
Everything was outstanding. Our server was lovely too.
I expected a lot more flavor from the food at this restaurant. We had a goat cheese, leek and chive pizza and the pizza with clams on it. Both were average. The wait staff was friendly for the most part but a little snooty at times. They hovered over the table too much making us uncomfortable at times. With all the restaurants available in LA I wouldn't go out of my way to go back.
I was ready to be impressed, but unfortunately, discovered that nothing was really a 'wow.' Everything was 'good enough,' but I wished I had selected a better place for our night out in LA. One thing that truly bothered me was when the waiter opened our bottle of wine, he stuck his nose in the bottle, not once, but three times, before he poured it. It was definitely a gross factor. The experience was not what I expected from big name chefs.
If you dont like Mozza, you probably dont have a pulse. As is typical of Mario Batali's restaurants, everything is delicious and prepared perfectly. It is extremely popular , so call well in advance.
Best pizza in L.A. The food is just outstanding - fairly small, crowded room but good service and a fun environment. We usually come with our children and get a table, but have also sat at the bar and had a fun meal chatting with the servers and our fellow diners. The mussels are delicious and so are the brussel sprouts. Chopped salad is fresh and delicious and I highly recommend all the pizzas - current favorite is the bacon, potato and egg...to die for!
The pizza is amazing and the service was great. It's a small place and the tables are too close together but the food is truly amazing!
This is was my first time at Pizzeria Mozza. I've heard great things about it from friends, and I couldn't wait to try it.The food was good, but nothing special or to brag about. I won't be back and will not recommend it to friends.\n\nI was very disappointed by my overall experience. I felt rushed by the waiters to place an order (3 different one, including the hostess stopped by our table to ask if we were ready to place an order even though we had just ordered antipasti). All that happened on a 15 minute time span. This was out first time at Pizzeria Mozza, we wanted to experience it, enjoy our wine and continue reading the menu to understand our options. \n\nWe ordered the Egg, Bacon, Yukon Gold Potato pizza to share, and I can't tell you how disappointed we were. It looked great, and the size was perfect for 2 people who had already ordered 2 appetizers, but the pizza was just 'ok.' It lacked flavor, it left a lot to be desired, and we couldn't wait to finish our meal and leave. We knew that once the last slice was consumed, that a waiter would stop by shortly after to rush us to decide on desert. \n\nBelow is what we ordered:\n\nWine:\nCabernet Franc & Cabernet Sauvignon 'Vigna Mare'- The best thing we had at Pizzeria Mozza\n\nAntipasti:\nThe bone marrow- It was good and the garlic that came with it, delicious.\nThe meatball- Not as flavorful as I expected. It was moist, but it lacked seasoning. A let down.\n\nPizza\nEgg, Bacon, Yukon Gold Potatoes and Bermuda Onions- Mediocre. It left a lot to be desired. It's almost they rushed to get it made so they can serve it and use our table for another couple. The egg lacked salt, the dough seemed under cooked in the center and the minimum slices of bacon was barely enough to make this pizza what it could have been.\n\n\nNeedless to say, we did not order dessert and left shortly after our meal. The hype is not worth the food nor the price and annoying parking options. I will not be back and again, would not recommend it.
Pizza was OK, but nothing special. Gelato was good. This was my second time at this restaurant and like the first time they did not have a table ready to accommodate my reservation. 25 minutes late for a lunch reservation is too long. They don't even apologize for the delay.
I'm not a foodie but my wife is so we share two different dining experiences at the same time each time we go out. This time we were both on the same page; This place is awesome! Great staff, great food, fun times! And not pricey! Try it!
Pizzas had a wonderful crust. While they are little too artistic for me I cant complain about what I had. Wine selection was good. More beer options would be better.
I was mildly disappointed by my 12/26 lunch at Mozza. We were seated right away, but we had what felt like a bit of a wait for menus. It was enjoyable being seated so close to the next table in that we felt open to chatting with our neighbors on one side about the menu choices. However, being bumped into every time the servers walked by was distracting. \n\nWe ordered the special (not on menu) mozzarella 'purse' for an appetizer. I made the mistake of not asking the price in advance. I had thought it would be in the range of the other appetizers, about $14. When the bill came, it was $26. My husband found the very cold cheese to be an odd mix with the hot bread, but this may be how it is intended to be served. I found the garlic bread to be a bit too salty. I've eaten here once before, and I don't recall it being quite so salty, so this may be different from day to day.\n\nThe pizza we ordered (Pizza Alla Benno) was fine and mildly spicy.\n\nIt took such a long time to get our pizza, that we ordered dessert as soon as they brought the pizza. Then we hurried through both the pizza and the Butterscotch Budino (delicious!) instead of savoring it. I should have planned on two hours when I made my reservation. With hurrying our dessert, we left after 1.5 hours to be on time for our next appointment.
Not only is the Pizza great but the sides are fabulous. We always order a lot of food and take leftovers home for lunch the next day. Great wine list.
Great pizza and sevice
It's always packed and lively here. The service from the servers, busboys, to valet are all very friendly, polite and attentive. The food was delicious, fresh, well prepared. The pizza is for those who appreciate California, inventive pizza, not for those expecting traditional New York or Chicago style.
We had a group of six and had a wonderful time. The salads were so good, and the pizza was out of this world. Highly recommend Mozza.
Meeting local friends there. Super loud as the place was packed. We were on time for our reservations and were seated promptly. We ordered the bacon pizza, a chopped salad, friends ordered margarita and bufala pizza. Crust just amazing, never had anything so good! This place is firing on all levels, no wonder!
Had appetizers, tuna-stuffed peppers and garlic shrimp. Excellent. Roquefort and fig salad excellent. Pizza marguerita and lasagna special excellent. Peanut and caramel gelato dessert excellent. Service was informed, friendly and prompt. A bit on the noisy side, but what the heck. We shall return.
Their pizza crust is amazing, as well as the bone marrow. Service was outstanding. Definelty worth coming back.
The food and service were great. The Bianca pizza is simple and outrageously good. Pizza crust worthy of every calorie. It's a little loud and hard to talk. Great wine list.
Great restaurant. It's worth the hype, just come hungry and ready to be wowed by the delicousness. Sometimes you have to wait and they won't seat an incomplete party, but once you're in you'll enjoy it!
No pistachio gelato and the worst experience I've had at mozza. Service is usually good, but not that night. I was kinda embarrassed that I took my date there after hyping the place up so much. I haven't been there in a year, I don't think I'll return for a long time.
We love this place. The best pizza in LA! The marinara sauce is so good along with the different cheeses and toppings. Great for vegeterians too. Try the squash blossom pizza or the margharita pizza. You wont be dissapointed.
We came all the way from the big island of Hawaii to eat at Mozzarella! It is the best!! Olives del forno, the best, fried potatoes the best, and of course Nancy's chopped Salad followed by her goat cheese pizza cannot be surpassed. From the deepest part of my heart, mahalo Nancy and staff for a lovely evening!! Aloha!
\n\nBe persistent when trying to make a reservation\n\nNeed an immediate Mozza fix without a reservation - drop by and wait an hour for a couple of seats at the bar.\n\nTake advantage of the valet - it's worth the $10.\n\nThere's really no plaCe to wait around if you don't have a reservation - a small wooden benCh for 4 out front - we like to wait at the bar in the Osteria next door - it's really fanCy inside but they are very welComing and are fine with you hanging out for a drink or 2\n\nTake your time reading the menu - ask a lot of questions - the waitress we had the other night made a great wine seleCtion for us - Complimenting everything we had.\n\nWe're from Boston - Mozza is plaCe that would fit right into the North End - that's a big Compliment\n\nDo it up right from antipasto to dessert - the mozzarella, burrata, prosCuitto, mussels - over the top\n\nAs far as the pizza goes - take pause for the whole experience - from the glow of fire in the wood fired ovens - to the golden Crispy Crust - East Coast kind of Crust - fresh flavorful vegetables - \n\nLAs best pizza experienCe - without a doubt -
I love this place. the salads and pizzas rock. Yeah, maybe it' s a little loud, but whatever, the food is delis. This is my go to spot when I am going to see a play or hear music in Hollywood. I can often find street parking on Highland, skip the valet, and it's perfect if you and a friend or a sweetie want to share a salad and a pizza. YUM.
Pizza seemed to have more outer crust than substance. It's been a year or more since were were last there, but I don't remember the disparity previously.Prices versus value are not what they were in the past. Did not have sauteed squid as in the past. Bummer. The shrimp substitute was excellent, however the waiter should have recommended more dishes for a table of six in relation to the serving size. Serving size to price was not a good value.
The pizza was sublime. The ambience was uber cool yet family friendly . Loved the decor and the service was great. Must come back next time in LA.
We've gone to Mozza since they first opened and make a point of taking everyone we know and love there, whether' they're local or from out of town. The food is, of course, superlative, and the wait staff are wonderful. We go to Mozza on special occasions as well, as nothing beats their amazing menu.
Pizzeria Mozza was a favorite stop of ours while living in SoCal, we always had a great meal marveling at the new and delicious ways to top a pizza. After several years of living in the Bay Area we got the occasion to visit LA and Pizzeria Mozza again and found it better than ever. Nancy's Chopped Salad seemed huge when served, yet was so tasty we finished every bit before our Buffalo Mozzerella and Basil pizza came out. The pizza featured sauce tomatoes grown by Bianco and DiNapoli and it was AMAZING. The flavor of the sauce exceeded expectation and description. Try it!\nWe managed to save room for desert, a banana gelato & chocolate pie that was very tasty too. \n\nThe packed dining room at Pizzeria Mozza puts you shoulder to shoulder with other diners, which may annoy some, but we end up engaging in interesting conversations with our neighbors. \n\nAll in all, Pizzeria Mozza is a memorable experience and definitely make an Open Table reservation, the walk up line is always long.
My husband and I shared the tricolore salad which was wonderful. We always get the Bianca pizza with crispy sage and 4 cheeses and it's always perfectly prepared. My husband is addicted to the budino which is rich and creamy. A wonderful dining experience.
Pizzeria Mozza is a place to which I return again and again. The pizzas are wonderful, with a sauce that is just the right amount of tangy and sweet, assuming you don't get a specialty pie that omits it, though they are equally good. You can build your own pizza and the fresh ingredients from which to choose make for great options. While the pizzas are always a highlight, the appetizers are delicious as well, from the meatballs to the fried squash blossoms (my favorite), they are all tasty. The finale is the dessert menu, on which you will find the Caramel Copetta. Using all homemade ingredients from caramel gelato, to caramel sauce to a marshmallow fluff that is as salty as it is sweet, they top it with Spanish peanuts and it is the best dessert in Los Angeles. You may want to skip the meal and go straight to the Copetta -- it is that good!! The place is a bit noisy, as it is always crowded, but that is a small price to pay for such excellent food!
The service is top notch!! The best meatballs ever!! NANCY chopped salad can be shared for 2-3 people! I will go again!!
I ate here years ago. It was so good I recalled. Was so excited to bring my family who was visiting from northern cal to eat here. Things have definitely gone downhill. \nFirst off we had the worst actress / waitress. She was slow , forgetful and snooty. \nThe pizzas were soggy and the mussels were super fishy tasting. The Squash blossom and chopped salad were good though. \nSo sad. And $10 valet is cray
Pizzeria Mozza is always on our to do list when we are in LA. The best deal is sitting at the bar from 10 pm on. Order a pizza glass of wine and dessert for $20!! Always great!
This has become an annual favorite for adult twin daughters birthday. Quality is unbeatable. Not cheap but worth it. Very authentic pizza with a gourmet twist and well worth it. Must have reservations well in advance.
From the salad to dessert! The food is incredible. Fresh, flavorful and utterly delicious! The squash blossom pizza is heaven!
The pizza is SO great here. Loved the calamari as well, prepared in the oven not fried, bonus! Mussels disappointing, small and sauce too heavy. This place gets expensive fast. Stick to the pizzas, it will make the trip worth it.
Mozza has great pizza. \nMozza has great appetizers\nMozza has great desserts.\nGet a reservation cause there's Usually a line. \nNo reservation, it's worth the wait.\nActually maybe more fun to sit at the bar or at the pizza counter bar.\nI've been here man many times. It's still my fav.
Great food with a slight twist. Always wonderfully fresh and original - yet also dependable favorites. I never imagined loving a clam pizza - who knew?
Mozza (both Pizzeria and Osteria) are well oiled machines at this point but I couldn't help but feel rushed in regards to the coursing, pacing and service. We ordered salads, small plates, bruschetta, pizza and a bottle of wine for three. The bruschetta was served first, then everything else came out at virtually the same time... It was early on a Friday evening, perhaps the lack of other patrons had something to do with the timing. I am weary of sounding like Im nitpicking here but it was uncomfortable and noticed by my dining companions. The goal of any successful restaurant is to turn tables but perhaps make it less apparent, especially when people are dropping $200 on pizza. The food was good, server was helpful but don't think I'll return soon for this reason.
Yummy pizza, expensive by the glass wine list and fabulous pumpkin gelato pie with rum raisin sauce and candied pecans. Not a very friendly server. Great busboys! Very very crowded on a Sunay afternoon at 4:00!!