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Osteria Mozza

$$$$
Central L.A
Italian, Pasta
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6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3410 (Highland Avenue)
323-297-0100
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 197
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic? I don't know. Delicious? Absolutely

I have some friends who are always ragging on Italian restaurants in America because they are not authentic. I am no expert on authentic Italian cooking, but I am an expert on what tastes good to me, and this place made the cut! I am guessing that no, it is not a true authentic place, and maybe... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Chris E
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Lausanne, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited Disneyland early, left before lunch and came here for pizzas. Sat at the bar as seats were reserved, however it seemed a bit suspect as there were tables available the entire time we were there; must have been our sunglasses were not dark enough. Anyway, it did not matter. The pizzas were fantastic, maybe some of the tastiest... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

heavy food, too much oil, slow service. the mozzarella which is supposed to be the main theme of the place, it's not great. not a good italian restaurant in los angeles and not very italian at all.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have some friends who are always ragging on Italian restaurants in America because they are not authentic. I am no expert on authentic Italian cooking, but I am an expert on what tastes good to me, and this place made the cut! I am guessing that no, it is not a true authentic place, and maybe an Italian grandma... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Elegant setting with white table cloth tables. Friendly bar, big wine selection although very pricey. The mozzarella cheeses were fantastic with creative pairings. The pasta dishes were also very good and can be shared. $10 to park and you need recommendations. Expensive to bring children.

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Unacceptably slow service. Took 25 minutes to get a drink order taken and delivered. The food order took at least an hour. Average food at best. I'm a better cook. Totally over hyped. I don't get it.

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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I'm devotee of burata. Mozza has many kind of burata cuisine in their mozzarella bar menu. The experience in this restaurant is excellent.

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Brick, New Jersey
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177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

One of my wife's favorite television shows is The Chew and she loves Mario Batali so on our visit to Los Angeles I decided to surprise her and call the restaurant at 1:30 PM for a last minute lunch reservation for that day. To my surprise the hostess told me "come right in. We will be waiting for you." We... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Beautiful ambience, beautiful people, and expensive. I had my traveling clothes on and felt under-dressed. Food is not bad but not top notch. The burrata was OK - much better than the supermarket but not quite as nice as those offered by the European medium priced restaurants. The octopus was nice but the portion size is small. Overall, I felt... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I LOVED everything about this place!! The buratta and grilled octopus are to die for!! The burratta is served with "bread" which is more like Texas toast drizzled with olive oil...soo good!

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New York City, New York
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Food was better than average but not great as it used to be. Service was top notch. Hostess as clueless as she tried to seat us on the back room while there was only 2 tables in the restaurant at 630 pm reservation from Four Seasons . I guess they lost done people up ft knit and in the kitchen.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3410
    (Highland Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: 323-297-0100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?