osteria mozza- LOS ANGELES
Osteria Mozza in Hollywood is a safe place for an overall high-quality Italian dining experience starting from the valet, decor, food, and to the service. The best thing here is the extensive menu which provides anything you would expect to find in your ideal Italian restaurant.
Burricotta- braised artichokes, pine nuts, currants & mint pesto 16
Did you know that artichokes is a aphrodisiac? In Ancient mythology, Zeus turned one of his lovers into an artichoke when he discovered her un-goddess behaviour. From then on, artichokes were reserved for men only because the artichoke was considered an aphrodisiac and thought to enhance sexual power. I learned this from Master Chef recently haha.
Caprese- buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, basil 26
Grilled Santa Barbara Prawns 22
Orechiette- sausage, swiss chard 20
Visually flavourful but the saltiness overpowered the flavours of the sausage and cheese, and the pasta was on the firmer side. I’m sure most Yelp reviewers would agree that Osteria Mozza has a problem with over-seasoning their dishes with way too much salt.
Tagliatelle with oxtail ragu 21
Chiocalato- bittersweet chocolate cake with Perugian chocolates 12
What is so special about Perugian choclates? What is Perugian chocolates? I can’t tell the difference and I wouldn’t order this again. I gotta admit though, I thought it sounded exotic and enticing, but it’s really rich and one dimensional.
The meal didn’t blow us away, but nothing went wrong either. I would come back if I had the chance, but if I had to chose between here and Osteria Angelini? I would pick the latter.