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Pizzeria Mozza

Map & Directions 641 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • Italian, Modern European, Pizza
  • Daily 12pm-12am
  • MasterCard, Visa
  • Private Party, Takeout
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Required
  • Valet Parking


LA Weekly's Description

It is almost impossible to have a civil discussion about pizza in this city of immigrants, because there may be no foodstuff so intimately linked to one's sense of identity. But in the wood oven at Pizzeria Mozza, Nancy Silverton has more or less reinvented the very idea of pizza, airy and burnt and risen around the rim, thin and crisp in the center, neither bready in the traditional Neapolitan manner nor wispy the way you find pizza in the best places in Tuscany. The crust is sweet and bitter, salty and chewy, circled by crunchy charred bubbles. Every pizza at Mozza is a unique marriage of flour, salt and hot-burning almond wood, stretched into irregular discs, as individually lovable as children. The crust is so good, in fact, that it may be at its best dressed with nothing more than a drizzle of good olive oil and a few grains of sea salt - though it's not sad to eat topped with burrata and vivid squash blossoms, taleggio and house-made sausage, lardo and rosemary. or pureed anchovies and fried egg. (The mandatory caveat applies here: Silverton is a family friend.) This isn't the pizza you used to eat back in Jersey, and that, perhaps, is the point.

Member Reviews

  • giordanobrunognosis wrote a review for Pizzeria Mozza
    on 02/14/13

    Man, what is not to love about this place. The pizza isn't really comparable to what normally passes for pizza especially in LA. But even if you've been to the Pizza Meccas of Chicago and New York you are in for something different, amazing and in a class by itself. Plus the salads, the appetizers, the wine. Every once in a while a place lives up to the hype. This is one of those places.

  • alessandrah wrote a review for Pizzeria Mozza
    on 10/13/09

    I love their eggplant caponata. Their garlic bread is to die for drenched in extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and amazingness! the atmosphere was a little loud, but fun if going with a group of friends.

  • Marlem L wrote a review for Pizzeria Mozza
    on 07/21/09

    Great Chicago style pizza! If you are in the mood for pizza this is the place to visit!

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Tips from foursquare

  • ZAGAT on 03/10/10

    Sit at the bar Monday–Wednesday, 9:30–midnight and order an antipasti, pizza and a choice of dessert or glass of wine for $30.

  • Eater on 12/01/10

    In a handsomely rustic storefront, Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali, and Joe Bastianich front what is, on its best days, LA's best pizza. [Eater 38 Member]

  • Bravo on 01/27/10

    Fantastic Sausage-Fennel pizza. -Suzanne Tracht, Top Chef Masters

  • Steve J. on 04/10/10

    Order everything. Seriously. But if not, then get the squash blossoms with ricotta, tricolore salad, and the pizza with bacon, sausage, salami and tomatoes.

  • LA Weekly on 12/29/10

    Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!

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