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Osteria Mozza

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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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  • 183
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  • 95
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Reservations are an estimated time but food great

The visit started quite poorly. We waited an hour after our reservation to get a table. They didn't seem to care. That's the way it is. The bar is stuffy. Not much air there. Lots of complaining going on. Too hot and stuffy. Long wait etc. Finally, we sat down and the experience changed. Got... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
S J
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I took a foodie risk and banked on this place due to online reviews- and it paid off. The pasta is where to go, any dish, no matter what you pick, will be amazing if it comes with pasta. It's delicate, light..and just perfect. I had the steak as well, but would recommend going for pasta dishes if you have... More 

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Kearney, Nebraska
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Early seating and friendly, helpful staff allowed us plenty of time to work through their many entrees. The mozzarella tastings were a good intro. The mussels were very good, but be careful of overdosing on the garlic (it's really good). Something for everyone, including our 2 grandchildren (7 and 11). We had to trade plates to check out everyone's pastas... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The visit started quite poorly. We waited an hour after our reservation to get a table. They didn't seem to care. That's the way it is. The bar is stuffy. Not much air there. Lots of complaining going on. Too hot and stuffy. Long wait etc. Finally, we sat down and the experience changed. Got a table near the front... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Italians know food!! Delicious Tuscany inspired cuisine along with amazing wine list and service to perfection!!! Try their mozzarella bar, and goat cheese ravioli are to die! So much more than just a meal! Sincerely one of the best places outside of Italy! Love it can't wait to be back! Cheers!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

after 3 previous exceptional dinners, we were greatly disappointed in our most recent meal. 4 of us felt the dinner was nothing special, and in fact, the pastas and orata were not good. the tagliata and ricotta gnudi were tasty, but the overall experience was not worth the price.

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Santa Monica, California
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36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

As someone who lives in beautiful Santa Monica and strives to dine as infrequently as possible East of the 405, I went to Hollywood for Osteria Mozza kicking and screaming. I was frustrated by the hour+ drive from the westside to Mozza to make it in time for a 6:30pm reservation, and was prepared to be disappointed by the rave... More 

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dk
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

fresh and solid italian food with many intersting choices and lovely pasta and burrata. BUT: the dinning room ambiance makes me reconsider coming back each time- though i often end up doing it - only for the food... 1) their AC is always pumping out cold air- i often bring a jacket and a pashmina to cover up, but i... More 

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Redding, Connecticut, USA
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I loved the vibe, the music was great' the people were fun to watch, the room was very comfortable. I found the wine list over the top in price and the food was as well. The octopus starter I had was to die for, but I found most of the other dishes too heavily salted, and I like salty food.... More 

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Alamo, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We loved this restaurant. Food was prepared with care and everything was fresh and delicious. Tried lots of dishes among 4 of us. There were no disappointments.

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Los Angeles, California
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66 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had an early reservation. The host seated us right away. The waiter gave us a very good rundown regarding the menu, then gave all the time we needed to decided what to have...and it took a while. We decided to order 3 courses as the waiter suggested and share them as we are both light eaters. We started with... More 

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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: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?