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Osteria Mozza - Perceptor's Photo Report

Perceptor Jul 27, 2007 02:50 PM

with Mozza Pizzeria in full gear for 7+months already, the fancier next door sister Osteria finally opened 2 weeks ago. the moment we walked in there, our first impression was this is not a look of a LA restaurant.. it definitely has a NY feel to it... the ceiling is high, the floor is dark wood and the counter is white marble/granite... i really dig the atmosphere...

Highlights of the meal:
grilled octopus with potato, celery and lemon
burrata with bacon, marinated escarole, caramelized shallots
agnolotti, burro e salvia (sage and butter)
orecchiette with sausage and swiss chard
beef brasato with polenta and freshly grated horseradish
grilled lamb scottadita with insalata di fregola sarda and yogurt

The food was fantastic and i was really impressed with the quality of service from a restaurant that's only 2 weeks old.

Next time I would wanna have dinner at the counter... front row seats to the action..

Enjoy my photo coverage - http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=9...

- Perceptor

  1. wilafur Jul 27, 2007 03:11 PM

    fantastic report and pix. i can't wait to go in a few weeks....the brasato looks oh so good.

    1. LAcupcake Jul 27, 2007 03:14 PM

      i'm going there on Tuesday night so I thank you for the prep course! your pictures are beautiful by the way!

      1. aching Jul 27, 2007 03:56 PM

        Great photos as always! How was the noise level? I'm looking for a place to introduce my mother and mother-in-law-to-be, and I was thinking this might be a good one if it's not too loud...

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        1. re: aching
          Perceptor Jul 27, 2007 04:03 PM

          Aching,

          it is a loud place... is definitely lively...

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          rickym13 Jul 27, 2007 04:17 PM

          wow..great pic!
          that is lots of food...how many of you and what was the cost of the meal?

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          1. re: rickym13
            Perceptor Jul 27, 2007 04:22 PM

            Rickym13.. it was a party of 5 and total per person with 20% tip was $90

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              rickym13 Jul 27, 2007 04:29 PM

              wow..not bad! that's including the bottle of wine? wonder what's their corkage policy is?
              was trying to get into babbo next week while i'm in ny but no luck...we'll be going to mozza as soon as it settles down a little.

              1. re: rickym13
                Perceptor Jul 27, 2007 04:40 PM

                yeah that includes the $75 bottle of wine..
                not sure of corkage...

                1. re: rickym13
                  bodie Jul 27, 2007 09:08 PM

                  IIRC, corkage is either $20 or $25 with a maximum of 2 bottles.

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                    fooddude37 Jul 28, 2007 01:49 AM

                    Honestly, it's not going to settle down. It's going to get busier. You're best bet is going as soon as possible as a walk-in. Trust me. Go right when they open or walk in at like 9:30-10 on a Monday or Tuesday.

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                    themook Jul 27, 2007 04:40 PM

                    and how big a part of that total was wine? was it just that one bottle of wine? that doesn't seem as expensive as i thought it was going to be, considering the amount of food you got...

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                      Perceptor Jul 27, 2007 04:59 PM

                      themook,
                      along with the $75 bottle of red... there was also 2 glasses of moscato and 1 glass of rum for dessert

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                  phant0omx Jul 27, 2007 04:39 PM

                  nice! i needed to look through the pictures a few times. good stuff.

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                    themook Jul 27, 2007 04:42 PM

                    sorry to be redundant, my page hadn't reloaded yet. thanks!

                  2. Woolsey Jul 27, 2007 04:50 PM

                    Your photo reports, along with word of mouth from coworkers from the expeditions to the Pizzeria and Osteria I have led, have helped launch a full-fledged pandemic of Mozzitis in my office, with your links being e-mailed about and reservations being made shortly after.

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                      Food Good Jul 27, 2007 08:22 PM

                      You had me at Burrata and Bacon....

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                        chefthisguy Jul 27, 2007 11:31 PM

                        mmmm...bacon!

                        I KNEW it would look great, be great....Awesome!

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                        karynx78 Jul 28, 2007 08:22 PM

                        Really enjoyed the pics and descriptions! I have to get a group together to try this place.

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                        1. re: karynx78
                          katkoupai Jul 29, 2007 11:17 AM

                          Yes, the pics are really great. I originally had no interest in checking this place out, but after looking at these pics, I think that I've changed my mind. :)

                          Nice photos, Perceptor.

                          1. re: katkoupai
                            barcelona Jul 29, 2007 11:31 AM

                            Great pics...

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