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Must-Orders at Osteria Mozza?

aching May 21, 2008 12:23 PM

I know there have been a zillion posts on Osteria Mozza, but I didn't see one that seemed to cover this exact topic. I just scored a res next month (long-time drooler, first-time eater), and I'd like to know which dishes are stand-outs!


Pizzeria Mozza
6602 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

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    nick_r RE: aching May 21, 2008 12:26 PM

    Caprese for sure.

    1. Mr. Gohan RE: aching May 21, 2008 01:06 PM

      i just went last week and ordered the pasta tasting menu. It was very good. at bit pricey but IMHO it was worth it. you could check out pictures here:

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        New Trial RE: aching May 21, 2008 03:11 PM

        Anything from the mozzarella bar. From the pastas, my favorite is the orecchiette with sausage and chard, though the gnocchi with boar ragout is not far behind. Among the secondi, I am very fond of the guinea hen, the quail, the beef brasato and the lamb shank.

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          Citron58 RE: New Trial May 21, 2008 04:01 PM

          The burrata with bacon, marinated escarole & caramelized shallots is a must, if you're into burrata. Also, agree on the orecchiette w/sausage.

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            wilafur RE: New Trial May 21, 2008 04:27 PM

            it appears that we have a similar palate. i also recommend the orechiette, the gnocchi and the guinea fowl/hen. the roasted pork loin with the fat cap is quite good as well.

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            sidwich RE: aching May 21, 2008 05:56 PM

            I stick with the mozzarella bar: grilled octopus, tripe, and burrata with artichoke are my favorites. The butter lettuce salad is also very good.

            My favorite dessert is the olive oil cakes with gelato.

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              frank828 RE: aching May 21, 2008 06:53 PM

              i like the grilled beef tagliata and the orechiette.

              bombolini is great for dessert too

              1. aching RE: aching May 22, 2008 04:49 PM

                Oh, I'm drooling! Thanks for all the recs!

                1. SauceSupreme RE: aching May 22, 2008 06:05 PM

                  My favorite: the guinea fowl.

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