641 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Best Pizza In America
6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Manliest Restaurant in America
Three James Beard award winning chefs (Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich), two four star restaurants, two life changing, greatest meals of your life kind of experience, one building.
Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza are two of the finest restaurants and meals, not just Italian, you will ever experience in your life. Two of the finest and most beloved restaurants in a city bound by culinary excellence.
Osteria Mozza is as fine dining as it gets. Open kitchen, mozzarella bar, the most experienced sommelier, and the finest ingredients and dishes. I have been twice, and both times gotten the same thing, if it aint broke don't fix it. In terms of Italian cuisine, both traditional or casual, its the finest meal I have ever had, one of the best overall meals of my life. We got Shaved Brussels Sprouts with mint, toasted almonds, pecorino & Parmigiano Reggiano for appetizer and it was phenomenal, Bufala Mozzarella with basil pesto, salsa romesco, tapenade & caperberry relish for our cheese course and it was unforgettable, Tagliatelle with oxtail ragu for our pasta course and it was sublime and the Grilled Whole Orata wrapped in radicchio with extra virgin olive oil and Grilled Leg of Lamb with insalata di fregola sarda, mint and yogurt for our main course are some of the outstanding dishes I have had in my life. Like I said the finest Italian meal of my life and one of the finest overall meals of my life.
Pizzeria Mozza is next door, and while it is more casual and hip, it is also one of the finest meals of my life, and easily the best pizza I have ever had. This place is plain and simple. Appetizers, salads, and incredibly mind blowing pizza with the best crust I have ever had. We got Fried Squash Blossoms with ricotta and I cannot stop thinking about them or drooling about the thought of them.
Mozza Caprese for salad course which was simple and perfection on a plate. Funghi Misti, Fontina, Taleggio & Thyme and a Mozzarella Di Bufala, Tomato, Genovese Basil & Extra Virgin Olive Oil pizza followed. The cheese is perfection. The sauce is perfection. The toppings are perfection. The pizzas are perfection in terms of doughiness and crunch. Outstanding on every single level. Like I have said before, the best pizza meal of my life and easily on the best meals of my life from start to finish!
If you have the finances and want to experience the best Italian meal of your life and easily one of the best meals of your life, Osteria or Pizzeria Mozza is a cannot, should not be missed.