Ben and I went to Los Angles for Thanksgiving to be with his mom’s side of the family. On Thursday we ate some delicious traditional Thanksgiving fare. On Friday, instead of left-over turkey sandwiches, Ben’s uncle took us to Pizzeria Mozza to celebrate Ben’s law school graduation and birthday. Our reservations were made 2 months prior to our lunch, and the only available times were 2:45 and 10 pm. Just want to order out? Well, plan ahead because you have to place to-go orders 24 hours in advance. Needless to say, this place is popular and hard to get into. So, yes, I felt pretty special and lucky to get the chance to eat here.
The restaurant is fairly small, intimate with high celings, clean red painted walls and simple lighting. The tables are close together. It reminded me of Europe where you sit at a long table, right next to people you’ve never seen before. Our party of 6 sat at a round table. Perfect for sharing pizza!
We decided to order 4 different pizzas and share them. Every pizza on the menu sounded wonderful. Eventually we came to a group decision;
- Margherita with mozzarella, tomato & basil
- Fennel sausage, panna, red onion & scallions
- Coach farm goat cheese, leeks, scallions & bacon
- Prosciutto di Parma, rucola, tomato & mozzarella
I started with an insalata mista that had a delicious house vinaigrette. Ben discovered it was also a great dipping sauce for the breadsticks. The pizzas came next! My favorite was the goat cheese pizza. The flavor and texture combinations made this pizza amazingly tasty. The fennel sausage was also very good, as was the prosciutto. But the goat cheese…I’m still having nightly cravings for it!
Dessert. I don’t always feel like eating dessert after a big meal. I wasn’t really even in the mood for it at Mozza, but I will always be thankful for whoever decided to get dessert. Again, we decided to get a few and share.
- Hot chocolate with toasted marshmallow & spiced ginger pigs
- Caramel copetta with marshmallow sauce & Spanish salted peanuts
- Banana gelato pie