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Jan 10, 2007 04:17 AM

I tried MOZZA the new hot spot in L.A. if anyone is interested! Anyone else been?


I tried "Mozza" the other night: the new hot spot at 6602 Melrose Ave.

I would recommend reservations. Our table was next to Jennifer Aniston and her friends.

The wine bar is interesting - some great choices. Highlights were the fennel & sausage pizza, and white bean bruschetta. The mozzerella is very fresh.

Let me know what you thought if you've been?


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    1. re: monku

      We went, excited about the lardo pizza, as was on the menu on their website. Well, it wasn't on the menu at the restaurant. Upon questioning, the waiter indicated that lardo is sporatic at best and they never know when they're going to get it.

      QUICK PIZZA REVIEW: In Italy, pizza crust is a very neutral, thin & crisp platform to hold the simple yet wonderful toppings. Nancy Silverton's superb dough is so flavorful that it demands spectacular toppings to stand up to it, lest they be second fiddle to the crust. The toppings were very nice from Mario's dad's salumeria but Nancy's crust is most decidedly the winner here. Catch up to that crust, Mario, and I know you can, and you've got the perfect pizza.

      1. re: Hungry4Good

        You put into words what's been nagging me for months. I couldn't quite figure out why I wasn't wowed by Mozza, even though I wanted to love it and did in fact like it quite a lot. The toppings need to catch up!

        That, and the cold deep fried zucchini flowers. Bleh. What a shame. I was too busy gabbing with my friend to check the temperature when it arrived, even though I had noticed it sitting on the counter for a good ten minutes before our waiter got to it. By the time I noticed they were cold, it would have been kind of ridiculous to blame it on the waiter. So I shared to blame with him by eating the cold things. Sigh. Note to self: always check temperature of deep fried items as soon as they arrive.

        1. re: Pei

          All this makes me hungry to go back to some incredible little spots in Italy for the real deal.

        2. re: Hungry4Good

          i'd call Mozza's an imperfect bread, at best. otto in nyc of batali is far better

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        1. I was lucky enough to be someone's 'plus one' and went with a group of 6 on Saturday night. when the server realized only one person in our party was drinking she immediately decided to ignore us all really was a cloud on the whole night..