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anthonyrza Feb 12, 2007 10:08 PM

No long review here..just curious of anyone else's favorite pies at this poster child pizza parlor

mine is the goat cheese with leeks and roasted garlic gloves.

(I've also had the gorgonzola with rosemary, and the littleneck clams with pecorino)

Sides weren't memorable in my mind except for the ultra-rich chicken liver bruschetta.

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    esculent Feb 27, 2007 09:24 AM

    went last night for the second time. funghi pizza was still excellent, the margerita has vastly improved (from the first time i went about a week after opening) but the one that absolutely blew me away was the bianco with sage. Oh. MY. God. this was creamy and delicious (and probably had a pound of butter in it somewhere).

    Also a shout out to the butterscotch budino which was also amazing last night.

    1. anthonyrza Feb 26, 2007 01:30 PM

      very tasty.

      1. anthonyrza Feb 26, 2007 01:26 PM

        Had the sausage pizza last night..could be at the top o' the list for me now. what is that suttle sweetness i'm tasting on the crust, sweet fennel?

        also had the lasagna. very tasty, but c'mon 18 bucks for a 3x5 cut of noodles and meat sauce? maybe a little garnish at least!

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          hungrygirl106 Feb 26, 2007 01:28 PM

          The lasagna is overpriced, but it's better than just "tasty." When I had it a few months ago, it was incredible -- it gets all crispy on top from being in the wood burning oven. Sigh... I miss pasta.

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            Maxmillion Feb 26, 2007 03:11 PM

            I was extremely disappointed with their lasagne, but then nothing beats Nonna's Lasagne Verdi at Angelini Osteria.

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          hungrygirl106 Feb 19, 2007 11:24 PM

          Props to the originator of this post. The pizza with goat cheese, leeks, and bacon is delicious. It's my favorite as well. And while I know this is a pizza-specific post, how about Mozza's caponata? It gets better and better with each return visit, far surpassing Mario's version of caponatina at Otto (which is still pretty terrific).

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            anthonyrza Feb 21, 2007 11:34 AM

            waaaaait a second..you got bacon with ur goat cheese pizza? is this new variation? fusion of goat and pig?

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              hungrygirl106 Feb 21, 2007 11:49 AM

              I thought it always had bacon? Needless to say, you must go back immediately and demand it. You'll love it so much, you'll want to marry it.

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            AquaW Feb 19, 2007 10:26 PM

            either the fennel sausage with red onion and panna, or the goat cheese with leeks and bacon.

            H.C.
            http://la-oc-foodie.blogspot.com

            1. Ciao Bob Feb 14, 2007 03:42 PM

              I had a pizza with Nettles and a sheep's milk chhese last week (just before the LATimes did a "Nettle Thing") and it was felt the the 3 others in my party to be the best.

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                kevin Feb 14, 2007 03:17 PM

                can you ask for pizzas your way? meaning mushrooms or fennel pollen on the margherita? or a burrata whole the squash blossoms and exchange with anhovies or etc.

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                  tritip Feb 14, 2007 03:30 PM

                  I don't think so. It's Nancy's way or the highway.

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                    pizzafreak Feb 14, 2007 03:41 PM

                    Not true. I ask for garlic on my Margherita all the time, and get it. They will do almost anything you ask for with the toppings. Its's the crust you can't mess with.

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                      vinosnob Feb 19, 2007 02:32 PM

                      Not at all, they will oblige. I've never seen Silverton there; I think she's focusing on the osteria opening and the pizzeria is in Molin'a very capable hands.
                      On a side note, Mozza ranks as one of the loudest restaurants I've ever eaten in, but that pizza dough makes up for it.

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                    vinosnob Feb 14, 2007 02:15 PM

                    Without a doubt, the bianca with sausage...

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                      therealbigtasty Mar 19, 2007 02:16 AM

                      Bianco with sausage...yes! That's the insider's pie!

                    2. tritip Feb 14, 2007 02:04 PM

                      That would be the fennel sausage, panna and red onion. I couldn't figure out why it tasted so good until I saw them slathering crème fraîche on with a spatula.

                      I think they sprinkle fennel pollen on at the end, which just takes it straight over the top.

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                        the capers Feb 19, 2007 11:09 PM

                        dont quote me on this, but i think that they sprinkle dried oregano on top. its dried in a bunch like they do with sage.

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                          Maxmillion Feb 26, 2007 03:09 PM

                          ditto to tritip -- no, it is fennel pollen (also crushed fennel seeds, methinks). It's what makes it so exceptional.

                      2. Julefish Feb 14, 2007 12:50 PM

                        mushroom!

                        1. the capers Feb 13, 2007 10:52 PM

                          fennel sausage!
                          guanciale with egg and bagna cauda

                          wasnt too hot on the clams
                          or the burrata squash blossoms

                          is the lardo back on the menu? when i was there it was off.
                          i want to try that and the bacon leek goat cheese (?) pizza next time

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                            zack Feb 14, 2007 07:27 AM

                            lardo pizza wasn't on the menu nor as a special last sat night. i, too, wanted to try this much lauded version but no luck. there was a lardo bruschette though.

                            avoid the salumi/nettles/cacio di roma pizza!

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                              EricV Feb 15, 2007 09:07 PM

                              I agree.... those two (fennel sausage and guanciale with egg) are my fav's so far too! Also love Nancy's Chopped Salad!

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                                MichaelS Feb 16, 2007 07:28 AM

                                Hey EricV, this is a pizza post. Don't go ruin the fantasy with something healthy like a salad!!

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                                  JudiAU Feb 19, 2007 04:41 PM

                                  The chopped salad, which is everything you could hope for, is hardly healthy...

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                                    the capers Feb 19, 2007 11:07 PM

                                    oooo yes that chopped salad is awesome. all that provolone and salami!mmmmmm.

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                                      Dommy Feb 20, 2007 12:07 PM

                                      I actually was REALLY dispointed by the Chopped Salad. It seemed pretty darn bland to me even with those 'fancish' ingredients. I much perfer the one at Alejos and it's also much cheaper. We had a GREAT meal (and desserts! YUM!) there on our visit, but the one regret was me ordering the salad when I could have had some SUPER yummy roasted brussel sprouts instead. :(

                                      --Dommy!

                              2. meganinlosfeliz Feb 13, 2007 03:15 PM

                                I actually just posted a photo review of Mozza on my blog (at last - it's months old). The lardo is definitely my favorite! I did enjoy the clam pizza though on my last visit there, but the lardo is in a class of its own IMO.

                                http://meganinlosfeliz.blogspot.com/

                                1. jcwla Feb 13, 2007 02:17 PM

                                  hmm -- the speck w/buffalo mozzarella was my favorite last time...

                                  definitely not the sausage or the clams...

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                                    smonkey Feb 13, 2007 09:10 AM

                                    burrata squash blossom...

                                    1. hrhboo Feb 13, 2007 08:52 AM

                                      Lardo!!

                                      1. mnosyne Feb 13, 2007 08:42 AM

                                        Clams!

                                        1. CarlieInLA Feb 13, 2007 08:28 AM

                                          I love the sausage pizza, but my favorite is definately the clams...so good!

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