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Finally tried Pizzeria Mozza last Sunday

LA Buckeye Fan Feb 22, 2012 11:21 AM

I know this restuarant has been much reviewed so I'm not offering much new...but I thought I'd put my $.02 in.

I went with three friends and man did we eat. We started with the Chicken livers bruschette. Delicious. Very fresh tasting with a strong flavor of lemon zest. And if you top anything with pork fat, I'm going to like it.

We then tried three pizzas. By far our favorite was their version of a meat lovers pizza...bacon, salami, sausage. It was old school but was outstanding. We also ordered the goat cheese, leek, spring onion and Bacon pizza. Also very good, though paled compared to the meat lovers. The last pizza was the only miss of the evening. The rapini, tomatoes, anchovies and olives just didn't work for anyone at the table. Too bitter was the general consensus, though the tomatoes were very good.

The star of the evening was their special porterhouse with fried potatoes, herbs and ceci. It was wonderful. The meat was cooked to a perfect rare. The seasoning was garlic and rosemary and the potatoes were incredible. Even the Dubliner in the grouped pronounced they were the best potatoes ever.

We finished with the butterscotch budino. One order, four spoons. Every bit as good as the reviews have claimed. I loved the salt on top...really put it as one of the best desserts I've ever had. We waddled to our car with to go boxes and big smiles.

  1. Delucacheesemonger Feb 23, 2012 07:32 PM

    Shame you did not get the caponata as an app, world class.

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      waterisgood Feb 23, 2012 11:22 AM

      Glad to hear the butterscotch budino is still that good! I loved it the last time I dined there, but that was a few years ago. I remember the bartender served it with a cocktail pairing. I can't wait to try that again. thx for the review!

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        granadafan Feb 22, 2012 09:20 PM

        Nice review. Are the pizzas for one or are they big enough to share between two relatively hungry people?

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          lapizzamaven Feb 23, 2012 01:35 AM

          A pie is about 14" ...a hungry person can, w/o too much difficulty, devour one...it could be shared if two people order it as an app....personally, i love the margherita w/sausage...not too many toppings but plentiful sausage and it's "juicy and spicy" the way Sly Likes his meat.

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            pizzafreak Feb 23, 2012 09:27 AM

            I know that you like the margherita with fennel sausage. Last week, when I went to PM I ordered the regular FS pie. It tasted very different from my previous recollections. Have you noticed any difference in the taste if you ate it there lately?

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              lapizzamaven Feb 23, 2012 06:46 PM

              i may be there saturday...i'll report on Mozza's status!

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            attran99 Feb 23, 2012 10:33 AM

            It depends on your appetite. Some people I know could finish a pizza by themselves. For a group of 4, we ordered 2 appetizers, one salad, three pizzas, and 2 desserts. We were thoroughly stuffed.
            I went a few weeks, ago. And it was the best pizza I've ever had in my life.

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              AlkieGourmand Feb 23, 2012 07:04 PM

              A pizza is probably a little too small to share for two relatively hungry people unless you order appetizers or salads too. (Which you should, because there are lots of great appetizers and salads!)

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