What Insiders Are Saying
One of LA's finest Italian restaurants, Osteria Mozza in Hollywood is still very much at the top of its game.
Great food and good ambiance
Excellent experience. This is our second meal here and we consistently love the food and service.
Our waiter kept saying, “unlike dining in an American Italian restaurant...” every time we have a question about the menu. We found that a little obnoxious.
The highlight of our dining experience was Nancy Silverton graciously granting our request for a photo op. She was very friendly and authentic.
I've eaten at both Pizzeria Mozza's and Carnevino and B&B Ristorante but never the LA Osteria. Very surprised by the service and somewhat plain manner of everything. Waited exactly 32 minutes for a cocktail and glass of wine. The glass they put down for my girlfriend had been previously used as it smelled of alcohol and had moisture still in it. Our server apologized profusely for the bar wait and the glass mistake.
A Great way to experience the menu is to just do the tasting menu. Although I wished the burrata was on there!
Amazing service and food. The owner Nancy Silverton was there and free to talk. Truly AMAZING
Amazing! Can’t wait to come back!
We were there for Birthday celebration, couple around us were all for birthday as well so we felt like we are one big family and had an amazing time! Thank you for delicious dinner and remarkable services!
I’m going to be positive about the restaurant. As I work in the industry as well so I know what it’s like behind the scenes from the dining room.
Ambiance and overall service was a bit loud, but also it was a busy night and it wasn’t hard to maintain a conversation between my fiancé and I. Food was good, i heard a lot of bad experiences from colleagues of mine and it was decent as well as price. In my case $150 got both our bellies full enough to be satisfied and for a 2 top, that is fair. I’m going to come back and try different dishes, it is a good restaurant to come to. It’s like that “once a month” type restaurant. Has a “young” type vibe, but also the menu seems like a classic menu. Overall, i was impressed and made our 1 year anniversary memorable.
Was my second time, and my business associates first time. I’m from NYC and Peasant is my favorite Italian restaurant, Osteria Mozza is my #1 in LA, #2 overall. My business associates are from Miami and they were blown away by the food. We compliment the amazing service and attentiveness as well. One of the best places around!
Best Cal-Ital there is!
I came here last weekend with a group of friends and colleagues after an event. I have to say I was a bit disappointed this time around. While our server was very helpful and warm, I felt the sommelier was impatient and guided us toward overly expensive wines. Three of us ordered the cacio e pepe and it was unbearably peppery. So much so that no one could finish theirs. I had a taste of the other dishes and felt they were just ok. Nothing too memorable. Overall, I still love the ambiance of OM, and this certainly could’ve just been an off night, but I’m disappointed that the meal wasn’t as great as I’ve had in the past. Unfortunately I think newer restaurants are surpassing OM in quality and innovation.
Not a bad thing to say!
Service was excellent. The food was on point. Although a bit loud at times throughout the evening, the dining experience was good.
Had a great time. Staff was wonderful. First time back in a while and pasta wasn’t quite as good as it used to be. But our serving was amazing and everything else was great. Thanks guys!
It’s a fantastic professional and delicious restaurant.
Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. The food and drinks were outstanding but the highlight of our night was our server, Elyssa P. She was fantastic, all of her recommendations were on point. We will definitely be returning. Thank you!
Our waiter was terrible. We asked if there were any specials or recommendations he said it’s all right there. What is a nice wine you recommend? It’s in the menu. It took an hour for someone to offer bread, 2 cocktails in. Then our appetizer arrived. The guys from the kitchen were nice and said I don’t know what’s taking so long we’ll try to get it out to you. I flagged down the waiter to get my guest another glass of wine. He made no offer to get myself or the other guests something else to drink with dinner. We usually switch to wine with dinner but no such luck. He was a rude and smug. I’ve honestly never experienced such terrible service. From one of the supposed best Italian restaurants in LA you expect as least a basic level of decent service.
Sat in the back room thankfully because the front was really loud. Service was professional but indifferent. Appetizers were good but the octopus was not nearly as good as I remember from my last visit. All of our pasta entrees was excessively salty. No acknowledgement of my birthday. This used to be one of my favorite spots but I doubt that I will be back again.
Everything was outstanding!
Great experience from start to finish. The food was amazing and so was the service.
They forgot to put in my boyfriends order while then refusing to make him another but rather having him eat a meal that someone sent back. Rude. Inappropriate.
Food was delicious and service was great.
One of my favorite restaurants.
Exceptional service and knowledgeable staff lead the way to a fun menu to explore (cheeses, pastas and mains). Very impressive Italian focused wine list and celebrity sightings throughout the evening. This is a special occasion restaurant.
Had a great experience at Mozza, everything was full of flavor and the sommelier was helpful in picking out a good region of wines for our goal of a light red wine. If you like Italian food, this place is something special and will not disappoint. Is it expensive? Yes, but it's not anything crazy. You can expect to pay $50+ for a wine and probably $75 per person with tip maybe a bit more. The menu offers a few different ways of dining, you can share pastas and primi or you can share a primi and get your own main dish. Tip: if you bring a bottle of wine, you can avoid corkage fees by buying another bottle at the restaurant.
Wonderful waiter, great food!
always my favorite go to! every single dish we ordered was unreal!
Absolutely loved the restaurant. Great food and service. One thing, seemed like the sommelier was very busy and took some time to get over to us and to get us our bottle. Would happily come back. Highly recommend!!
It’s very pretty and the food is great but the service was absolutely terrible. We had to ask for water, then ask to order, then ask for the check.
On my bucket list to eat here and we went for my 50th birthday. The waiter was awful and made mistake after mistake. I was accompanied by people in the restaurant business who were appalled by the waiter's level of disinterest and incompetence. Instead of owning his mistakes, he lied and BS'd his way through the entire dinner. He knew it was my 50th birthday because he asked "jokingly" to see my driver's license. I showed it to him and it did not help one bit. He was by far the WORST waiter I have ever had in a restaurant of this caliber. To top it off, he was arrogant. He spoiled what should have been a wonderful evening. The somm was amazing. The food was in large part unforgettable. But that waiter ruined the experience.
The food was amazing like always! everything our server recommended was excellent I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for plain and simple delicious food.
Everything was incredible. I have thing about going into a restaurant and coming out smelling like it . The exhaust fans need to be upgraded or who knows. Our hair and clothes smelled . I will go back but that should be looked at , for the hot spot that it is. It shouldn’t have that happening.
Osteria Mozza is an unforgettable and utterly delicious dining experience.
Haven’t been there in quite a long while and I wasn’t disappointed. I drove over two hours from Palm Desert which is about 20 minutes passed Palm Springs if you’re going east on the ten freeway. Our waiter Constantine was excellent and he deserves a raise. We normally request Pasquale (Pat) but we were informed he was on days off unfortunately. Looking forward in returning in the very near future.
This occasion was for a date. It’s been a while since I had been to the restaurant, but I knew I would have a good experience based on my last visit.
The staff (bartender, host, waiter, etc.) was very courteous and attentive. There was a bit of a delay with our table being ready, but the staff was great about being proactive in communicating the delay. They also gave us a complimentary appetizer.
Obsessed with Osteria Mozza! This was our 4th visit and it genuinely never disappoints. Can’t wait to go back!
Thank you for taking such great care of my group from Europe. They were very impressed with the quality of the food and the excellent, friendly and attentive service.
The food was good but the moment we entered to restaurant there was heavy burnt cooking oil engulfing all restaurant space. By the time we left the restaurant all of our dresses absorbed the smell.
Fantastic dinner here - quality of service was very high from arrival, food, bar staff, wine and service. Atmosphere was fun and full of vibe. Food importantly did not disappoint, in fact was excellent!!! Can’t wait to return.
One of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. Never disappoints. I would eat here every day if I could. Knowledgeable staff. Superb service. Doesn’t get any better than this.