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6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3410 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #386 of 8,646 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Highland Avenue
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English first
New York City, New York
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124 reviews 124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Osteria Mozza at 6602 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles is a true FIVE STAR restaurant. The ambiance is warm and seems almost European. There are high ceilings that happily help dim the extravagant the noise level. Food at this restaurant is among the best you will find. The trout and the quail were absolute perfection. The Chardonnay was not quite... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is not your typical Italian restaurant. Very complex foods and excellent service. Had an unbelievable charred Octopus for a starter and it only got better from there. Our serving staff was very attentive and friendly. Mozza is not an inexpensive restaurant but it is fun for a special night out. Mozza is definitely one of the best Italian restaurants... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Much as I have always loved dining at Osteria Mozza, our most recent visit this past weekend was a true disappointment. First of all, the host insisted quite rudely, that we did NOT have a reservation, he even asked us to wait on the sidewalk...outside the restaurant. His boss corrected him ... The expression on his face was priceless! The... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place is simply great! We eat out a lot, all over the world, and at great places ... Sometimes when you have a "celebrity" affiliation, it's more "show than dough", not the case here, it's great! From the warm greeting, (props for good attitude and smiles) ... to the VERY efficient, confident, and knowledgeable servers ... it was all... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It was a bit disappointing! Wine menu is written in Italian and includes only Italian wines... They think everybody should know Italian? It is just an Osteria . They should let everybody can effort and enjoy sometime😣

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Despite a long wait at the bar the six of us had a wonderful evening with perfect and friendly service, great food and lively atmosphere. Dita von T said hello and even the valet was polite. I always like to come back when in LA.

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I are big fans of Mario Batali's New York restaurants and wanted to see what he and Nancy Silverton are cooking up in LA. We were very pleased with Osteria Mozza. We started with the melt-in-your-mouth Burricotta served with radicchio, spiced walnuts, honey and fried rosemary on an oat cake, which combined a mouthwatering mix of flavors... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

From prior reviews, I was a little apprehensive about dining here. I did not need to be. Food and service were both excellent. We shared a salad, buffala mozzarella, and gnocchi with duck ragu. That was the right amount of food for two people. The wine list was a tad pricey, but we very much enjoyed the Montepulciano recommended by... More 

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Milan, Italy
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104 reviews 104 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
595 helpful votes 595 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The famous Zagat guide ranks this restaurant as the 7th best in Los Angeles, so I was curious to try it. Well the menu offers a large choice of mozzarella that I suppose to be good, though I didn't taste it and an inviting list of pasta dishes and main courses. Well as far as I tasted, the ravioli stuffed... More 

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Was there on an early (5:30) Sunday night.... and yet the service was abysmally slow.... the music was incredibly loud.... and the food was mediocre...(the meat dishes were overcooked). For the prices they charge, one would expect better.....

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Additional Information about Osteria Mozza

Address: 6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3410
Phone Number: 323-297-0100
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Italian

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