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Member Reviews (14)
- Osteria MozzaMay 31, 2013
Fans of Food Network think of two words when they hear Mario Batali: Iron Chef. Osteria Mozza, a partnership with renowned LA chef and baker Nancy Silverton (founder of La Brea Bakery), offers a chance to experience his mastery of Italian cuisine. The restaurant also prides itself in a mozzarella bar. If you don’t have time to hassle with reservations and getting in to the restaurant, order something from Mozza 2 Go next door. The restaurant is praised for its green design, and has a ‘living wall’ that separates Osteria Mozza and Mozza 2 Go that grows the fresh herbs for the restaurants.
- Osteria MozzaSep 07, 2012
Unfortunately, 2nd time at Osteria Mozza wasn't as good as the first time. I felt that their presentation was pretty sloppy and the dishes weren't as good as they used to be.
Grilled Octopus with potatoes, celery & lemon was my favorite dish the first time I tried it about a year ago. This time around, it was over cooked and too salty... Definitely not what I remembered this dish to be.
They had this new prosciutto and melon antipasti dish. They were pretty generous with the portion, but it looked like they just slapped on some prosciutto on a plate, cut some cantaloupes and threw them onto the bed of prosciutto. It wasn't too bad, but the presentation killed the dish.
Other dishes that we ordered were:
Burrata with asparagus, guanciale, brown butter & almonds,
Agnolotti, burro e salvia
& Pan Roasted Pork Loin with fennel & onion with olives
When we first got the Pork, the pork looked a little raw inside. I understand that Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin is supposed to have the pinkness, but I KNOW when a pork is raw when I bite into it because there is a difference in the texture... but since it was only a couple of pieces that were actually a little raw, I didn't say anything. Even if it WAS borderline cooked... something about raw pork, just isn't appetizing.
The one dish that sparked my interest a little was the Squid Ink Chitarra Freddi with Dungeness crab, sea urchin & jalapeno. It was something I have never tasted before. It was a chilled pasta, with fresh tangy flavored sauce which really brought out the flavor of the dungeness crab. What topped it off was the sea urchin. I LOVE sea urchin, and It went very well with the smokey flavor of the squid ink pasta.
I was pretty disappointed that they didn't have Gnocchi with duck ragu' anymore. It wasn't anything extraordinary, but it was a great Intermission/comfort dish.
Will I come back? hmmmm probably not. I would rather try other places. I am pretty over this place.
- Osteria MozzaAug 17, 2012
Came to this place with much anticipated hype being a Mario Battalli restaurant.. but definitely came out with a bit of disappointment.
The food was okay-- I mean it's good and it doesn't do anything wrong.. But when you're Mario and you open a restaurant in this type of price range.. you almost have to expect some pazzazz. Something to really kick it up a notch.. and it fell really flat to that.
It's much like a big blockbuster movie.. explosive cgi? check, loud booming crazy sound effects? check, hot actors and actresses? check.. did the movie blow you away? not really, it wasn't bad, but it didn't leaving you feeling oscar..
- Osteria MozzaMember ofLuxury TravelersAug 09, 2012
5 stars restaurant, hot spot located on Melrose Avenue, make sure you eat here if you come to LA. Food is outstanding, try everything you can. My favorite is the egg ravioli with ricotta and brown butter its delicious, as a main dish I recommend their Brasato al Barolo (braised beef).
- Osteria MozzaFirst to ReviewJul 25, 2012
off of melrose, this place totally hit the spot. we were initially going to go to Lucques, but decided on something more casual and less expensive. were we in for a treat. we've been to some of Mario's restaurants in Las Vegas, but this was probably better than those. excellent service. amazing food. we started with the steamed mussels in a pomodoro and herb sauce and big crunchy garlic bread. i couldn't stop eating. and my gf ended up drinking the broth with her spoon after we finished all the mussels. so yummy! my gf got the linguine with clams, pancetta, and fresno chiles. had a nice kick and of course super fresh pasta. i'm not sure what i was thinking, but i got the bone in porcini rubbed rib eye. at $65, i'd be surprised if this were not 30 oz including the bone. it was amazingly well prepared given such as big slab of meat. one of the better steaks i had ever had. succulent meat with a hint of the porcini. medium throughout. i nearly finished this bad boy; i couldn't stop eating! they gave us a sampler of their mozzarella bar. way too full to eat dessert. if i lived in LA, would happily come back here regularly. really elegant decor. great service. they were great about explaining dishes. we rolled out of here belly distended, pleasantly satisfied.