Sunday, February 28, 2010

Recommended: Mozza Osteria (Los Angeles)


Mozza Osteria is a restaurant co-owned by celebrity chef Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton.

Our experience was amazing. Expectations were high - and they did not disappoint - in fact exceeded. We were 5 mins late for our 5:45 reservation - and they got us in (lineup after 7pm ) and made my wife's birthday dinner a meal to remember. Our daughter said "most amazing meal experience in her life". Every bite was an amazing set of layers - and the service was phenomenal. Not rushed - amazingly helpful and the price was actually lower than expected. We could not have asked for a better evening.

Served by a group of professionals all of whom were exceptional, the experience felt like a tour. If you had been there before, you felt they would have let you do your own thing - but as first timers, they didn't push all of the food, making simple but amazing recommendations ("you don't need four dishes, only take three and mix them").

Including dessert, wine and cocktails, dinner for four came to approximately $350, not including gratuity. The meal and restaurant made you feel like a million bucks.