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Osteria Mozza

Certificate of Excellence
Central L.A
As featured in Best Food in Los Angeles
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6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038-3410 (Highland Avenue)
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Boston, MA
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have eaten at Osteria Mozza 3 times in the past year. Each time has been special. The biggest problem with going there is that there are so many great things to choose from the menu. Most recently I had cappallaci filled with sweet corn. Inventive and delicious. There are things I've never seen on any other menu, like calf... More 

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Pasadena, CA
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If these are Mario Batali's pasta creation, then he need to re-evaluate them: Tagliatelle with oxtail ragu Linguine with clams, pancetta, spicy chillies Orecchiette with fennel sausage. Phenomenal eclectic preparations but the real Italian tastes and flavors are missing chef's by salt overload. Rabbit con Salsiccia. Real perfection. Sunday night wifey's surprise birthday dinner with family and she's an ardent... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is an over-the-top restaurant let alone Italian food experience they find a way to blend in formal dining in a very comfortable manner serving the most perfectly prepared Italian food in recent memory try everything especially the sweet breads and flown in burrAtta. In true Italian fashion at the end of the meal when there were excessive breadcrumbs... More 

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New York
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came to Mozza with family to have dinner here. Having been a frequent visitor to Mozza in Singapore, I was excited to dine here. The meal surpassed my wildest expectations. Nancy Silverton is a genius and the dishes were incredible and so delicious. Owen Edson, our host, never missed a beat, as he made recommendations from the menu and... More 

Thank rajarajeshsri
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

SO and I love Chef's Table (Netflix- if you don't know, now you know) I heard a rumor Osteria would be featured on Season 3 so when I was going to be in the area I made reservations for it to try it out before it gets hyped up and over booked. Our server was wonderful and extremely attentive. We... More 

Thank kates0713
Rome, Italy
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A restaurant in a nice area and with nice people (easy to meet some Hollywood star) high expectations but if you have a food culture then you can really understand how far is from a real "osteria" Starters are really good but pasta dishes are really bad!!! The wine list is nice but some fancy wine like Tignanello are missing.... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't know why the locals rave about this place. Had a few meals there and all have been OK at best. Feels like a poor interpretation of italian food.

Thank Yoshi666
Boca Raton, Florida
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They lost us at "hello." By far, this restaurant is a disgrace to the area and the bartender (red-headed gentleman with tattoos and a beard) has no manners, even worse, has terrible service and can't serve a simple drink. The manager and the maitre 'd could even apologize for the bartender after admitting that they have had multiple. complaints. What... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anything that Mario Batali is involved in is worth visiting. This neopolitan pizzeria/osteria is the place to be. The meatballs were to die for. Easily the best we have ever had. A great selection of classic and original pizzas. Superb indeed.

Thank danielaswan90
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: The food there is phenomenal. They have a great wine list. Apparently the owner founded La Brea Bakery. I have never had a bad meal there. Cons: Service isn't ideal. A waiter or set me up for to overspend on $35/glass wine. :/

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?