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Mozza - Desserts

Mari May 13, 2010 12:36 PM

I am finally going to Pizzeria Mozza in a few weeks and I want to know if there are specific desserts I should look out for. The butterscotch pudding doesn't appeal to me very much since I had one in SF at Town Hall and it was too rich after 2 bites. Anything I should look out for in the dessert menu?

Pizzeria Mozza
641 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  1. yummyinmytummy RE: Mari May 13, 2010 01:31 PM

    Mari: You should not miss the butterscotch pudding! I do NOT like butterscotch, but i like this. The sea salt cuts the sweetness. Any flavor of gelato - it is homemade and amazing. I like the peanutbutter.


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      js76wisco RE: Mari May 13, 2010 03:17 PM

      If they have the Meyer lemon tart I would suggest that. I don't think they will since we're not in Meyer lemon season but maybe they get some from Chile or there are extended growing seasons.

      I think you should try the budino as well - its not that rich actually and as yummy said the sea salt cuts into it very well. It's a well balanced dessert the creme fraiche adds a nice element of tang.

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        orythedog RE: js76wisco May 14, 2010 12:59 PM

        And don't forget the shortbread cookie with rosemary and pine nuts that accompanies the butterscotch budino

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          Mari RE: js76wisco May 14, 2010 02:20 PM

          Thanks everyone. I definitely want to try the meyer lemon tart. What is the coppa with marshmallow fluff? Is that like an ice cream/gelato sundae with fluff and peanuts?

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          duhkonfusedone RE: Mari May 13, 2010 05:10 PM

          The banana gelato is awesome, but it's not always available. A good mixture is vanilla, peanut butter and banana :)

          1. sku RE: Mari May 14, 2010 09:14 AM

            The ricotta cheesecake is a special, but very tasty.

            1. mrshankly RE: Mari May 14, 2010 03:04 PM

              I agree with yummyinmytummy ... the butterscotch pudding (aka Budino) is great or get the espresso granite (if you're a fan of espresso and if they're serving it) which is equally unique and delicious!!

              1. Mari RE: Mari May 30, 2010 10:05 PM

                I made it to Pizzeria Mozza last night. The dessert menu at the restaurant did differ from what was in the menu on their web site. I really wanted to try the meyer lemon gelato pie but it was substituted with a strawberry gelato pie. Since I am not a big fan of strawberry desserts I decided to skip it. Instead I ordered the caramel copetta with marshmallow and Spanish peanuts. This is a definite must for those who love sweet and salty combinations. I thought the marshmallow would be like the standard sauce you get on a sundae but it ended up hardening up a over the caramel (at least I think it was caramel) gelato. There were a ton of peanuts in the bowl. The granita was good, but I don't know that I was thrilled that it was served with the espresso/coffee gelato. I would have preferred it on its own. The gelato was good though, not too sweet, and would have also been fine alone. The granita was served with chocolate covered honeycomb and I didn't care for it. It was like a refined version of Violette Crumble. No butterscotch budino for me this time. Thanks all for you recommendations.

                Pizzeria Mozza
                641 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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