Noise level comparison
I'm planning one dinner with another couple during a quick trip to LA. I think we've narrowed the choices to Mozza Pizzeria and Animal. I know these are really different food wise, but the major concern now is what the noise level is at each. My husband has hearing problems and while we want great food conversation is equally as important.
As a woman who has been navigating the world with a severe-to-profound hearing loss for thirty years, I can SO relate. I'm not familiar with either of these places, but just wanted to point out, in case your husband hasn't noticed this, that it's much easier to hear outdoors, so if you can find a place with patio dining (that isn't right on a busy road, of course), that would be your best bet.
Just wanted to throw in another nod for Animal. I've never had issues with the volume there.
Mozza has a lot of loud spots and tight seating. Even if you can grab a seat at one of the bars, I feel neither are ideal. One bar is in front of the pizza oven... the kitchen isn't very noisy, but that bar is close to the middle of the room. The other bar (actual bar) has a few good seats in the middle, but there is about a 50% chance you end up sitting either next to the bathroom or by the entrance where a lot of people stand around and wait for their seats (and you may catch a draft when the door opens).