Osteria Mozza

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Presided over by always-dressed-to-impress Nancy Silverton, Osteria Mozza goes from strength to strength. From exquisite handmade pastas to grilled beef tagliata to Pastry Chef Dahlia Narvaez’s rosemary olive oil cakes. Osteria Mozza’s is a menu Angelenos can recite by heart: the greatest hits. The all-Italian wine list continues the tradition by offering bottlings from the country's finest producers with a focus on Piedmont, Friuli and Tuscany.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere is wonderful! It’s lively and romantic. I enjoyed the drinks and the service. The pasta and Ragu dish was wonderful but the main course which we got was the crispy duck leg , which was recommended, was overly salty and not crispy... I didn’t understand the hype.... anyway we went next door to the pizzeria afterward and had a wonderful pizza! All in all nice restaurant, just disappointed with the duck leg.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

I came here for my fiancé’s birthday. The restaurant staff failed to acknowledge her special day. We flew from the Bay Area just to have dinner at this restaurant and while the food was excellent, this was a massive failure. In addition, we weren’t seated for 30 minutes, even though I made reservations 2 weeks prior. This is not a big deal as I understand how busy it was there. But, that doesn’t help that not only were they late, but failed to address her birthday. Also, I had not only mentioned it was for a birthday on the open table app, but I also called in the morning to confirm that they recognized this. That is completely unacceptable.

P
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, fantastic service!

DA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The appetizers were excelent! But the pasta not so much. We order tagliatelle with oxtail ragu, the pasta was very nice but the sauce was acid and had a lot of parsley , too much and very invasive , and caccio e Pepe, that tasted like dry pasta with pepper , no creaminess from the pecorino and cooking water , only pepper and regular pasta . We expected more, a lot more from a Michelin star place. Too much hype, but the service was very good , but it doesn’t compensate to pay that much for this dinner

b
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. My brother, a friend and I took my mom for her 87th birthday. They gave us a quiet table in the corner and provided excellent guidance on ordering. We had three appetizers, two pastas and one entree and it was perfect for us to share. We shared two desserts and had a wonderful bottle of red recommebyvthe sommelier. We were there for hours!!!! It was flawless.

LF
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a little issue with heat on steak, both server and manager took care of it and served an extra dessert-
Thanks for a nice evening

VA
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was very tasty and the ambiance was comfortable, but the service was a tad bit shaky. We may have had a new waiter who was confused, but other than that we enjoyed our pasta tasting menu. My wife even tried the dish made with duck liver. Glad we were able to dine there.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I haven’t been here a while but they didn’t disappoint me.
Delicious food, excellent service and decent price.

TL
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There's a reason Osteria Mozza is one of the highest-rated restaurants in Los Angeles. Despite its status, the staff treats everyone very well, and the food is unbeatable. Our waiter, John P, was helpful, friendly and efficient. Dishes arrived when they were supposed to, and it seemed our needs were anticipated. The mozzarella de Bufata sampler was delicious, and the garlic bread which came with it was the best I've ever had, so tasty and buttery. Nancy's Caesar salad was inventive and flavorful; the anchovy which came with it did not overwhelm the rest of the salad. The goat cheese ravioli was tender and flavorful. The gluten-free pasta in the oxtail ragu was good as far as g-f can go, and the ragu was great. Bombolini, the dessert berry compote and lemon mascarpone, had a nice mix of textures and flavors and was light enough after the meal. Finally, the Mozza version of a Manhattan was better than the original. Overall, a great meal at a great venue.

T
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This is the third time in recent months where I have dined here and the service has been abysmal. We’ve been shoved in the back room and the place is understaffed and we end up waiting for 30-40 mins just to order. Used to be a top choice but there are just so many other options out there now and it feels like it’s resting on its laurels.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely delicious

t
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just returned from a week long Italian Cooking School and were reluctant to visit an Italian restaurant. We are so glad we did. Our meal was outstanding. We started with the Burrata and Bacon appetizer and Nancy's caesar salad. Both were full of flavor and tasty. The salad was deconstructed and presented in a unique fashion. Wow! We had the Garganelli and Linguine Prawn. The pasta was incredibly prepared and presented. Yummy!!! We only had room for Espresso after dinner. Thanks for a wonderful meal and evening.

s
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very delicious, very attentive service, somewhat crowded but nonetheless okay. The grilled figs were delicious, I love figs, the tomato salad was very fresh and very tasty. Great presentation. My husband tried the orrechiete which he loved, lots of flavor, I had the parpadelle with rabbit - very good, hearty. We had the chocolate sesame tart and the torta della nonna (I have made this at home, honey crust and lemon custard kind of difficult, can be messy when you sieve the custard mixture) This one had honey but I could not taste the lemon, very light not too sweet which I love because it goes perfect with coffee and they toasted the pine nuts and added some powdered sugar on top which looked perfect, it was very good although was hoping for a taste of lemon. Had an airy taste to it which made it seem lighter. There were several things I wanted to try, will definitely have to come back.

JL
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

loved the mozza bar. esp buretta. slightly noisy, but loved atmosphere. Pasta was slightly salty for me maybe bcoz of the goat cheese. oveeall perfect dinner for our anniversary

HV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Standard Italian fare.

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LK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We felt that the food was delicious, but for those prices, you should be getting bigger portions.

G
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Loved it. Will definitely return

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a pilgrimage for me as I’m from Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. I was seated at the mozzarella bar and it was a top 5 all-time dining experience. LOVED IT!

JH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, we love everyone who works there and the food is amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a wonderful sommelier who picked excellent wines for us from their extensive list

SR
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The mozzarella was amazing but the cacio e Pepe could’ve been better. It was chewy and had way too much pepper.

LI
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service with a terrific soundtrack in the background.

MQ
Chicago
128 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prior to discovering Osteria on Chef's Table, I had already dined at Pizzeria Mozza so I already knew the experience was going to be just as good and we were not disappointed. I love the ambiance of Osteria and even though every single table was taken, it was still on the quiet side and my gf and I really appreciated being able to hear each other across the table. For drinks, we had the prosecco rose, Il Postino, Gordon's cup...all were very refreshing.
For our meal, we shared the following....
Burricotta & spiced walnuts...very good and creamy
Grilled octopus...the best ever!
Cacio e pepe...so rich & delicious
Tagliatelle...delish
We tried all three of the bread offerings dipped in olive oil and they were all amazing, particularly the sesame bread.

k
Birmingham
45 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always. Tried some new items this time and have to say the Rosemary Charred Pork Chop was delicious and moist. The summer panaznella salad is my new favorite salad (sorry shaved brussel sprouts). My only gripe is not having my all time favorite Burrata and Bacon not on the bread it used to come on. Plus we just missed the best sweetbreads dish, ever.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Food tastes exceptional, but is very slow.
Service is disappointing.

j
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Pretty awesome as always. Food is always uh maze ing

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

My seating request to be in the main dining room was not honored, instead we were in a very small side room which I specifically wanted to avoid. The food order for the main course was delayed almost an hour because of an apparent “miscommunication“ between the waiter and the kitchen. These people are pretty full of themselves. A little more humility would make for a warmer ambience.

B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

No assigned waiter evident
Table neglected

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great appetizers to start but the main dishes were all very very salty . Disappointed at the idea of seasoning in such a refined venue

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The ink pasta was awesome! You can't find it anywhere except here.

JW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant in the area. Reminded me of eating in Italy.

TG
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the wine was very good as well. They may try to upsell you but the service was very nice and accommodating!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food ever! Appetizer: leeks & figs were to die for!
Will be coming back!!

DW
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a delicious dining experience. Jan and Matteo were our serving team, but all the staff pitched in and were low key, polite, efficient and a pleasure.
Our mozzarella sampler was good, but the bread raised it to a new level being crispy and effusive with olive oil. The red endive and fennel salad was superb ~ light, aromatic and delicious. Matt “carved” the egg yolk and ricotta raviolo which is a main attraction, and we are so glad he did. The yolk effused and blended with the sage butter sauce with notes of nutmeg. The oxtail ragu with tagliatelle was excellent. The grilled octopus was tender and blended so well with the celery. We shared a whole flash fired branzino which was tender and moist. We are usually not dessert oriented but their mini doughnuts with huckleberry and lemon hit the spot. It reminded me of Tom Douglas’ creations in Seattle. They are very deserving of their Michelin Star, and we look forward to enjoying another evening at Osteria Mozza.

D
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place, nice ambiance, good service, and delicious food. Definitely one of the top 5 restaurant we’ve ever been to. They definitely elevated every dish we ordered.
• oxtail ragu: 5/5 absolutely delish and well seasoned. Would have loved a bit more meat, but everything was great.
• Mozzarella sampler: 4/5 it was good, but maybe I’m not a cheese type of person. The garlic bread was great!
• Grilled octopus: 5/5 delish well seasoned. I believe they add lemon as it’s grilling so that flavor was on point. Not salty at all.
* Ricotta and egg ravioli: 2/5 my least favorite. Plain, not much flavor there. I’ve had better ravioli at several other places.
• Branzino: 5/5 it may look plain and simple in pictures, but this fish is packed with flavors I did not expect. Skin was crispy and meat was moist and delicious. Seasoned perfectly! One of my top 2 dishes of the night. Highly recommend!
• Bombolini: 4/5 pretty much cinnamon donut holes with ice cream. Still pretty tasty!
• Service: 4/5

I still gave it 5/5 because of the food.
Will come back in November.

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Osteria Mozza was a delight! Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable and friendly and helped guide our choices to fit both our tastes and hunger level. The menu can be intimidating but with guidance we had perfectly combined smaller plates pleasing our whole group. The sound level is a bit high but the energy in the dining room supports the sharing attitude of the menu.

MS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Mozzarella tasting, oxtail, squid ink pasta, octopus, desert, and drinks. We arrived at first seating, looked confusing and the service was underwhelming. The best thing we ate was the octopus appetizer and oxtail pasta. It tries too much to be fancy and doesn’t inspire you to return. Our server was not personable and after we were done the entire dining experience was like a high end Chili’s serving people who don’t know better.

MK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Mazza is soulless and overpriced, but more significantly, the food is dreadful. The pasta was “soggy and worst of all, the steak was so abominable we spit it out into a napkin. The foods aroma remind me of room-temperature hamburger meat from a grocer that lost power. Bad in every way a restaurant can possibly be bad, but Mazza’s food is worse even than the poor service from staff who all seem annoyed at having to be there. The appetizers tasted “reheated,” the pasta was overcooked, the cooks seemed to be applying salt with a snow blower. The food at Mazza seems exhausted, imagine a chain of restaurants started by retired employees of the Olive Garden.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow , I knew this place was going to be good but it well and truely exceeded my expectations! Food was amazing , this is a must do while in LA

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was impeccable, as always, that’s what keeps me coming back. They even were gracious about my vegetarian restrictions, as annoying as I know that is. We appreciate you. Thank you again.