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Osteria Mozza

6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3410 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #391 of 8,569 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Cross street: Highland Avenue
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309 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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English first
Los Angeles
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Dined in their Osteria last night, party of two. Had to wait 15 min for a reservation, but staff warm and friendly. Very crowded. Waiter was excellent and had clear training with the wine list helping us order perfect choices to accompany the meal. Had 5 courses, each outstanding. Loved the octopus! Recommend trying something from every group. The lamb... More

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Linden, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had a very enjoyable dinner at this intimate, hip restaurant. Our reservation was honored on time and our waitress was very professional, answering any questions we had about the menu. The mozzarella dishes are fantastic. The wine list is extensive. Be aware, Mozza is on the expensive side but we felt it was worth the price.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The place was way too loud! We waited even though we had a reservation. FOOD WAS SO SLOW A TURTLE WOULD HAVE WON THE RACE! We were ready to leave and grab a pizza next door by the time any of the courses came out. 25 minutes for apps. 45 minutes for a pasta. 30 minutes for the entrees. 3... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Went to this restaurant with my partner having found it across sites like trip advisor. Having read the rave reviews I would have to agree with them and recommend it. The ambience is dark yet intimate and cool. We asked our waitress for recommendations on the mozzarella menu and were blown away with those selections including burratta on a crostino... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A great room , but 8 people squeezed into a round meant for 6 began a nite of food orders taken before cocktails , wine served before the cocktails arrived , food beginning to arrive before the second gulp of a cocktail .......when the waiter was asked to slow it down he was indignant . Over all the food was... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We visited Mozza with family and everyone enjoyed the meal. Encouraged by our waiter to share we readily sampled from the various sections of the menu: antipasti, mozzarella bar, primi, secondi, contorni, wine and desert! The service was appropriately attentive and well organized. The patrons were an interesting mix of couples and groups. Two minor items that did not take... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Osteria Mozza gets lots of good comments so we decided to try it. The service was really good, just as the cocktails. We took the calamari as a starter and 2 pastas (agnolotti and pasta with duck ragu). Both were delicious. We look forward to our entrees, but they were disappointing. My wife's fish was completely overcooked. I went for... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Food was amazing!! Service was impeccable. Dessert was absolutely delicious. They keep topping up your bread. The waiters know the menu very well and will make good suggestions. Share some appetizers so you can sample and good range.

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My husband and I were part of a group gathering to honor a friend. We'd heard all the hype and been to the restaurant once before. While we weren't big fans, we were up for going and looking forward to it. Now -- we're just done. It was all about the service -- or lack thereof. The Actor-cum-Waiter with attitude... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My team took a client here to dinner, and it certainly was impressive. The restaurant is very opulent, although cramped, with a bar that reminded me off a classed up version of a Sandra Lee tablescape. We started off with a bottle of wine that was presented and poured in a very flamboyant manner and were each given one piece... More

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