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Osteria Mozza, hard decision to make

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goldbergd Jan 28, 2008 08:03 AM

My wife and I are going to Osteria Mozza for the first time on Saturday. Since there are only two of us and the reviews mention alot of great dishes what would you order.

Thanks for your help.

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    nick_r RE: goldbergd Jan 28, 2008 08:44 AM

    Make sure you start off with some caprese. It will change your life.

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      bubbles4me RE: nick_r Jan 28, 2008 08:49 AM

      I loved the egg ravioli

    2. Tom P RE: goldbergd Jan 28, 2008 10:14 AM

      The seven course pasta menu is a great way to experience it, if you like pasta. You get a variety of tastes (below is a link to my post about when a friend and I tried it.) If you do not do that, I agree, the egg ravioli is amazing.

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/473777

      1. SauceSupreme RE: goldbergd Jan 28, 2008 10:38 AM

        I like the scamorza. Mmm... spicy grilled cheese sandwich...

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          sassille RE: SauceSupreme Jan 28, 2008 11:18 AM

          The braised beef is awsome.
          I think you should take 2 more people and and eat a big sampling of everything, family style. The egg ravioli is exceptional too. But its a small portion. It certainly won't take up your whole meal.
          Cecilia

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            goldbergd RE: sassille Jan 28, 2008 11:30 AM

            I agree, but this is date night with my wife (dinner then going to see wicked) so adding two more people is not an option. I'm thinking a mozzarella course, two pastas and one main dish. I think the two pastas will be the egg ravioli and the orecchiette. Not sure on the main course yet (braised beef sounds good but my wife likes fish)

            Thanks for your help so far.

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              Obessed RE: goldbergd Jan 28, 2008 11:45 AM

              I would reccommend Grilled Beef Tagliata as a main course. I would also suggest the Rosemary Olive Oil Cakes for dessert --- this is probably one of my top desserts ever.

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                chris1621 RE: goldbergd Jan 30, 2008 06:31 PM

                I was just there last night and we had the orecchiette, egg ravioli, braised beef, burrata with bacon, lamb shank and the octopus. All of them were really good, but the standouts were definitely the two pasta dishes and the burrata starter. The ricotta amuse that they gave us was also really good - it just melted in your mouth.

          2. ellaystingray RE: goldbergd Jan 28, 2008 08:30 PM

            The two dishes that have stood out for me, after two visits, are the orecchiette and the grilled octopus. I haven't had anything bad there, but these two were world beaters. Wait, there was a quail dish and some tagliatelle in oxtail ragu'.....okay, I'm sticking with the first two. But it seems so wrong to ignore the mozzerella bar where I sat the first time and had...wait. Keeping control. Okay, new approach. Go and order what looks good at that exact moment. I think you'll be fine.

            1. wilafur RE: goldbergd Jan 28, 2008 08:48 PM

              your pasta choices are very good. although your wife is more of a fish fan, i'd suggest the guinea fowl as the secondi.

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                SauceSupreme RE: wilafur Jan 29, 2008 09:44 AM

                The guinea fowl is amazing, I agree. Certainly big enough to split, also.

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                sidwich RE: goldbergd Jan 29, 2008 05:44 PM

                I like the primi, cheese and pasta much more than the main courses. When I go, I usually split an assortment of primi, cheese selections, salad and/or pasta with a friend. My favorites are the octopus and tripe.

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                  themook RE: sidwich Jan 30, 2008 09:36 AM

                  I completely agree. When I go again I'm going to do the same. If you haven't tried the ricotta & egg raviolo i think that should make the list.

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                    GHF RE: themook Jan 30, 2008 10:13 PM

                    Same here. Any starter with burrata is amazing. Tried almost every pasta and the best is still the raviolo. It's rich so makes up for the size.

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