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One Dinner.. Osteria Mozza, Lucques, Jar.... other ideas?

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Going to be in LA at the end of the month. We will have our car and are willing to drive for great food!
We will have one night available for a special dinner, I have been looking at Osteria Mozza, Lucques, and Jar, and would appreciate everyones suggestions and rec.... Also, if there are other really fantastic places please let me know, I am not that up on the LA food scene!

Thanks!

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Lucques
8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Osteria Mozza
6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  1. If I was doing one special dinner in L.A., I probably wouldn't choose any of the above. (I like Lucques and Jar, but they aren't my favorites...since I wasn't a fan of Pizzeria Mozza I've never been that interested in trying Osteria Mozza). Instead, I would go to Providence, the Bazaar, Hatfield's, or Animal for a special meal (in roughly decreasing order of expense). If you give us some more info on your preferences, we could probably provide you with better guidance.

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    Lucques
    8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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

    Osteria Mozza
    6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    1. Based on your question, my wife and I would always pick Osteria Mozza. We think it's fantastic with wonderful food. Have a great meal

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      Osteria Mozza
      6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

      1. Of the three, I would choose Osteria Mozza - but if I had just one dinner in LA, I would make it Hatfield's, AOC, or Gjelina.

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        AOC
        8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

        Gjelina
        1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, USA

        Osteria Mozza
        6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

        1. Bistro LQ

          1. Thanks for the quick responses! Here is a little more info, we are super open to any and all cuisines, however, we will have our very well behaved 3 1/2 year old daughter with us, so certain places may be a little too high end for this trip, and may need to be saved for a future visit. From the looks of the Providence website as well as the Bazaar, those may be out, but Animal and possibly Hatfields may be a little more lowkey?? Let me know what your thoughts are as it is hard to make a decison just by looking at a website as to whether it would be appropriate for our daughter, we will probably dine early which should help with this as well.

            4 Replies
            1. re: Carbear99

              Animal would be fine with your daughter, as would the Mozza's (Osteria or Pizzeria).

              1. re: Servorg

                I REALLY need to go to Animal. Are res needed for Sunday nights btw?

                1. re: Funwithfood

                  We wanted to go yesterday (Sunday) to Animal on a short notice and called them at 4pm if they have any table for two. The first table available was at 9.45pm.

              2. re: Carbear99

                Animal would probably be the best place to bring a 3 1/2 year old, and I think Hatfield's (and Lucques) would also be okay if you went on the early side. I don't think I'd bring her to Providence or Bazaar. So I think your instincts are right on.

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                Lucques
                8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069