Monday, September 20, 2010

eats - pizzeria mozza

still euphoric from my first meal at the pizzeria (i've dined at the osteria). i lucked into reservations for saturday dinner - normally one must call a month in advance - so my excitement was palpable leading up to 8:45pm.

the dining area can only seat 60, so it was packed and bustling with hopeful visitors clogging up the waiting area. since they have an assortment of about 20 pies and i have only one stomach, i was saddled with the impossible task of choosing just one. the general consensus seems to favor the fennel sausage, so i stood firm in my selection. our meal consisted of:

* nancy's chopped salad
* bruschetta w/chicken livers, capers, parsley & guanciale
* margherita w/mozzarella, tomato & basil
* fennel sausage w/panna, red onion & scallions
* butterscotch budino, maldon sea salt & rosemary pine nut cookies

the chopped salad invokes the feeling of a cafe in little italy and the creamy chicken livers left you wanting more.

but the real star was the ballyhooed pizza. the crust is second to none, as it's bubbly, crispy and chewy all at the same time, and the super thin middle somehow holds its shape despite the garden-fresh toppings. i literally could eat this everyday.

pizzeria mozza
641 n. highland ave.
los angeles, CA 90036

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