I flew to LA for a couple of days, and every single person I spoke to about meals insisted I go to one of the Mozza’s- the Osteria or the more casual (and more crowded) Pizzeria. Nancy Silverton, Batali and Bastianich are the forces behind these spots, so going there was a no-brainer. I checked into the SLS (very cool hotel, check out here) and head straight to meet up with my LA boys David and Frank and my friend Gihan. We scored a table with no problem on Sunday evening (right after the earthquake that I never felt) which was particularly surprising to the LA crew who insisted there was always a wait at the Pizzeria. The food was excellent, sort of like an Otto meets Lupa meets Inoteca. Good clean Italian ingredients, and my only criticism was a heavy hand with the salt on the otherwise divine pizzas.
Pizzeria Mozza: 641 N. Highland. For more info on Pizzeria and Osteria, click here.