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Jul 18, 2007 11:02 AM

Osteria Mozza Menu??

Does anyone have a copy of this? Or if you have been, can you give us any tidbits. They have not posted it yet, and I would love to peruse it before I go.

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    1. my god, look at those prices!

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      1. re: Diana

        the prices are pretty much in line with the prices at babbo....maybe $1-2 higher on average.

        i figure, as long as the food, service and overall experience is in line with that at batali's east coast venture the prices are just fine.

        however, i would like to see the pricing on the wine.

        1. re: wilafur

          Babbo at least has tasting menus which although not inexpensive, can offer more bang for the buck and let the chefs show off their magic

          1. re: djquinnc

            but only for pasta.

            sometimes one just want a whole branzino or some braised ribs (perhaps the equilavent of the orlata or brasato, respectively @ mozza???). =)

        2. re: Diana

          The price list seems pretty in line with what other new restaurants around town are doing. Here's the menu at Rustic Canyon, for instance:

          And the menu at Craft LA:

          It's also in line with other Italian places around town:

          My experience is that across the board, menu prices for restaurants in the middle/moderate range have gone up in recent months. We had sticker-shock when going to Rustic Canyon, whose menu is posted above, for instance. We might not like it, but I don't think that Osteria Mozza's prices are abnormal these days.

          1. re: DanaB

            Actually, the prices are definitely higher than Angelini Osteria, particularly in regards to appetizers, pasta, etc (the entrees are about the same, but it doesn't look like Mozza offers some of the great deals that Angelini does--the daily specials around $20-$22). The prices I agree are not too surprising, given the hype and the fact that they have the more casual Pizzeria, but it does place it firmly in the special occasion only category (at least for me), whereas a meal @ Angelini Osteria (which I think is an apt place to compare it to), altho still expensive, can be had for substantially less.

          2. re: Diana

            that reaction made me think the prices were going to be really high. seems pretty in line with what similar restaurants are charging.

            1. re: Diana

              Is that an expression of surprise/shock (i.e. you think they are too high) or suprise/delight (i.e. you think it looks like a bargain)?

              FWIW, we ate there Saturday night and everything was excellent, with two items, the Orrichiette/Sausage/Chard and the Tagliata (sp? its the steak with the arugula and parmasean) blowing the doors off. As good as a great night at Angelini, better IMHO than Babbo.

              1. re: DonnyMac

                Surprise at the highness. I know several good Italian places that don't charge quite as much.

                There are other places, too.

                but then again, if the trend is that places are charging it, and people pay for it, then it's going to happen all over.

                Scary, as its not in line ith food cost-but may be for overhead-or maybe just playing on hype. Batali at least has been honest and admitted to doing it. Others aren't so open.

                I guess we're keeping him in clogs for life. Ajd his kids. And his grnadkids. And his dog.

                1. re: Diana

                  this isn't just any "good italian place" - it's a nationally-recognized chef's restaurant in one of the richest cities in the US. there's a price tag for that. i'm surprised it's not more expensive b/c of that association. i think they kept it reasonable. most "celebrity" restaurants are pretty extravagant with the prices and i think this one held back some. i’m sure they could have gotten away with a lot more and still had a month full of reservations.

                  1. re: dtud

                    Well, it is just an "osteria." Imagine if Batali et al had actually opened a full-blown ristorante...

                    1. re: dtud

                      You're right, I bet they COULD have charged more and easily gotten away with it. I'm not putting down Mozza, Silverton or Batali. they are in business in the end to make money-more pawer to them.

                      I just can't really afford that $$ for that type of food.

                      I'll go to Angeli down the street or Il Tiramisu in the SFV and be quite happy.

                      Hrm, Klineman is a big person in the food industry, and SHE doesn't charge those prices.

                      But in the end, it is all up to the owner/chef!

                      Maybe one day I can try it.

                      I did for the Pizzeria, but, sadly, my personal tastes (not that I'm telling anyone else what to do) dictated that it was way to much$$$ for what I got.

                      But I figured OSterias by their nature shouldn't cost quite that much.

                    2. re: Diana

                      Look, I like Angeli, but compare the space and service to Osteria Mozza, compare the pizza to Pizzeria Mozza, compare the pastas and entrees to Osteria Mozza, compare the winelist at either Mozz, and I think most reasonable people would agree that Angeli simply isn't operating at the same level.

                      Also, it's really Nancy Silverton's restaurant, and every time I have eaten at either the pizzeria or the osteria, for lunch or for dinner, she has been working the line.

                      1. re: DonnyMac

                        I dunno, I guess our opinions differ. I've done both pizzeria Mozza and anglei, and while anglei doesn't od all the toppings, the pizzas she does do are on par, as is her pasta. The chicken she does is fabulous.

                        I rarely buy from wine lists-I usually do corkage.

                2. Hmm... what are pig trotters? They sound porky and interesting.

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                  1. re: mollyomormon

                    pigs feet! very good. i thought the prices were quite fair and in-line.

                  2. We were just at B&B in Las Vegas last Friday (our second time there) and the prices at Osteria Mozza are somewhat lower than B&B. Many of the pastas at B&B are over $20, I'm pretty sure the contorni are $8, etc. Of course, I would expect Vegas to be a bit higher. Never eaten at Babbo but we did eat at Lupa last fall, it was incredible. I'm reading all the raves about the orrichiette here, well we had it at B&B last week (with sweet sausage and rapini) and it was oversalted, but everything else we had was really good. It's all in the execution, right?

                    1. I just did a backflip when I saw the menu. Lupa in NYC, Batali's neighborhood italian restaurant, has truly the best pasta dishes I have ever encountered. The Bucatini all' Amatriciana would probably by my last meal if I had to choose, even more than a grilled steak. And Lupa often serves a pasta dish with pecorino and black pepper that is second only to the Bucatini. Seeing the bucatini and other 'Lupa-like' items on this menu makes me excited ... and a little nervous! Could we actually have such good pasta coming to LA? Hope springs eternal.

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                      1. re: Tom P

                        I haven't tried the amatriciana at Lupa, but the version at Mozza is indeed, in my opinion, sublime. Crispy guanciale, big sauteed petals of onion, fantastic quality canned tomatoes, perfectly cooked pasta, fruity olive oil...

                        1. re: fooddude37

                          Oh my. I cannot wait. I have reservations next week. Thanks for letting me know.