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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)
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Bologna, Italy
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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. :/

Thank msmusicagent
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a last minute late night dining appointment on a weeknight which was accepted. The food was very good and lived up to the hype. My favorite was the grilled leeks appetizer and the tripe. The desserts were excellent too. We arrived at about 9:30 and the place was still packed. I would return again.

Thank claireesp
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious orderves with mozzarella! Great pasta! Italian family owned wines! Fresh suitable ending dessert! Attentive staff.

Thank Sue S
Los Angeles, California
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187 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hey, you have to pay the price when you want to go to what is still one of the trendiest restaurants in town. The food is still amazing, and still amazingly expensive. The place is packed by 5:45 most nights. Tells you something. Service was excellent. but the server had to scream to tell us the specials. All hard surfaces... More 

Thank Jean H
McKinney, TX
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80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We have dinner at Osteria Mozza whenever we're in Los Angeles. We all enjoy the the location, the service and the terrific food. I wish they had a location here in Dallas. I'm looking forward to our next visit with family and friends.

Thank STC
Cambridge, Canada
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

While warned that while the food was incredible but that the service could be spotty, in our case the Concierge at the W got us our table got us our table a month in advance and we were promptly seated and served. The wine list was good and help given to select very good.The food was the problem. Two Broccoli... More 

Thank eric_t185
San Diego
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Went for a very late dinner on Saturday night. We each ordered a different mozzarella appetizer - all were very good. Because of the time, the restaurant was out of several items but there was still plenty to choose from. I ordered the pasta with eggplant, pine nuts, and olives. The olives made it very briny and the sauce was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, 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?