641 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Thurs, 04/02/2015, 10:00pm walk-in
What is it about Pizzeria Mozza that makes this my favorite pizza joint in Southern California? Could it be the delectable chewy texture of the pizza crust? Or the utilization of fresh, quality ingredients into their dishes? Miraculously, Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and Nancy Silverton have teamed up to build a restaurant that houses one of the best pizzas here in Los Angeles.
Nancy Silverton, who founded La Brea Bakery and received the honor of Outstanding Chef 2014 by the James Beard Foundation creates the substance for the pizza: the bread. Joe Bastianich provides delicious wine cultivated from his wineries. Lastly, Mario Batali...well, the name says it all.
Pizzeria Mozza is a bright, warm and inviting restaurant. The menu consists of traditional small plates with pizza being the central focus. Wood burning ovens offer a smoky flavor and are essential to the pizzas tasting irresistible. The fennel sausage is homemade and specials are offered nightly.
|Place setting at the bar counter|
|MY FAVORITE DISH. CARAMEL COPPETTA ($10.00). With marshmallow sauce and salted spanish peanuts. Everything that you would want in a dessert is sitting right here in this caramel coppetta. It's creamy, rich, crispy, crunchy, sweet and salty.|
Overall, Batali, Bastianich and Silverton have brought outstanding pizza to the Angelenos. The restaurant is not pretentious and the staff are accommodating and attentive. I can always find myself craving a bite of their pizza every so often and that's when I know its really something special. Some might find their pizza bread to be a bit soggy in the middle, but who cares? With their chewy crust and fresh ingredients, the pizza stands to be undeniably mouthwatering. On a side note: They offer late night happy hour at the bar from 10pm-midnight, Sunday-Thursday. $20 for pizza, wine, and dessert...you can't go wrong!
Notable dishes: Meat lovers pizza and Caramel Coppetta.