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Pizzeria Mozza - kid friendly?

We want to go there with some friends and they have kids. One baby and one 4 year old. I am wondering if this is a kid friendly place.
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  1. wow. i hope those are some pretty charming kids.

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    1. re: steve h.

      So, I take it you would say it is not kid friendly? Sorry, never been so I really just dont know.
      "Pizzeria" would lead me to beleive it could be more kid friendly than "osteria", but again, I just dont know.
      Thanks!
      M

      1. re: MunkeeCIAO

        "osteria" and "pizzeria" are misleading terms, if what you have in mind is the Italian notion. The LA - Batali dicctionary entries, if available, wildly diverge from the originals. Kid friendly? Well, it isn't even me-friendly.

        1. re: MunkeeCIAO

          it's a pretty high-end destination for a pizza place. adjoining is osteria mozza. i fear your friends may be a little uncomfortable with the baby and the four-year-old.

          i understand that osteria mozza has a "siberia room" in the back. i sit at the nancy bar so i haven't seen it. give it a shot (phone the reservation person first) if your friends insist.

          on a related note, otto in nyc (another batalli place) is very kid friendly. it's at one fifth avenue in, i believe, a landmark building. i go there for the wines and salumi.

      2. Pizzeria Mozza IS kid friendly, I think they even have high chairs (call ahead & ask ).
        The only thing is :
        It's kind of close together tables & it can be a really long wait, even if you have a res.
        Go at an off time, or early like 5 PM.
        We take our 5 yr. old there all the time, eat at the pizza bar & there are always kids there.

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        1. re: alison

          alison,
          how do you think a baby and a four-year-old will do?

          1. re: steve h.

            Not Allison, but my 3 and 5 years old loved it there. They had a blast and nancy even came by to say hi to them (No we do not know her).

            1. re: steve h.

              Depends on the kids & the timing.
              I've seen some pretty grumpy grownups in there (and felt that way too myself while waiting on the bench outside for a seat at the bar !).
              It can get really noisy in there, but on a weekday or weekend mid-afternoon/early evening , I would go for it.
              You can always take turns walking the kids around the block. :-)

              1. re: alison

                alison,
                yeah, i agree. still, the baby thing is worrisome.

                1. re: steve h.

                  The very first time my husband and I ate at Pizzeria (two years ago this week) there was a young lady breast-feeding a newborn at the table next to ours. It was sort of shocking at first because the tables are close together, but it certainly made the evening lively and we are regulars now.

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            1. Yes and no. They do have high chairs and they are very friendly to kids, but the music is very, very loud. We went for a family celebration when my baby was three months old. I nursed her under my nursing cover and no one was any the wiser--there are ways to be discreet about nursing, after all. We did ask the host to turn the music down--not just because we had a baby with us--but also because we were celebrating my dad and brother's birthdays and we wanted, to interact and actually carry on a conversation. The host said he would see what he could do, but that it was unlikely they could turn the music down because "Mario likes it loud." Seriously, that's what he said.

              So, yes, you can take your kids there and the wait staff will be very accommodating, but the quarters are cramped and the noise could really upset your kids if they are sensitive to sound. I wouldn't take my daughter there again.

              Enjoy your meal, either way!