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Pizzeria Mozza

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Pizzeria Mozza Review

This casual venue gives newfound eminence to the humble "pizza joint." With traditional Mediterranean items like white anchovies, squash blossoms, and Gorgonzola, Mozza's pies—thin-crusted delights with golden, blistered edges—are much more Campania than California, and virtually every one is a winner. Antipasti include simple salads, roasted bone marrow, and platters of salumi. All sing with vibrant flavors thanks to superb market-fresh ingredients, and daily specials may include favorites like lasagna. Like the menu, the Italian-only wine list is both interesting and affordable. Walk-ins are welcome at the bar.

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 04-14-2014

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    Pizzeria Mozza Review

    I'm not sure why Fodors claims this restaurant is in Century City, because it is miles from there (at the edge of Hancock park, mid-city). Reservations truly are essential unless you want to try to get a little place at the bar. Even if you go early (6 p.m.), the place is packed. We went here last December for a friend's birthday, and were lucky enough to get in because someone had just canceled a reservation. We were placed between a television star and a movie star (not that I noticed) having dinner with their respective families. The Pizzeria is next to the Osteria (which, in Italy, usually means cheap; here, the Osteria was more expensive than the Pizzeria). This is one of those places where you really do want to make reservations a month in advance to eat one of their pizzas -- words cannot describe how truly imaginative and tasty the pizzas are here! Incredible crust. Not cheap, but worth every bite. Very casual, very loud, but a really happy place to be!

    by Surfergirl, 2/5/10

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