My sister was in town and I'd gotten a late night dinner reservation @ Pizzeria Mozza. I'm originally a New Yorker who's spending the summer in LA so I was pretty excited to see what the west coast take on Otto was. I started off with the Rucola, funghi & Piave salad, which was excellent. Simple, yet delicious - the mushrooms were really flavorful without being overpowering. But entrees came and I was really disappointed. Now I know some west coasters don't see why New Yorkers make such a big deal about NY pizza, but really, the pizzas @ Pizzeria Mozza were just an oily mess. The bread-y crust I could overlook because because it has a great deal to do with the water, but both pizzas we ordered (Clams, garlic, oregano, parmigiano & pecorino and Long cooked broccoli, caciocavallo & chiles) were just WAY too oily. I felt like I was picking up a pizza marinated in olive oil. It was really a shame because the flavors of the pizza toppings went really well together and had they not drenched my pizzas, I would've been really happy.
What are your thoughts on this place? Anyone with a similar experience? Is Osteria Mozza a much better deal?
My sister is coming into town and I need some place to get some drinks post dinner. Nothing touristy... nothing too trendy... just a nice dive or a wine bar... something chill and not too expensive. Something preferably in West Hollywood/Fairfax district/Mid-Wilshire - thanks!
Or, if anyone has suggestions for something fun to do on a Saturday night - something like Jon Brion's stint at Largo on Friday nights.... but on Saturday nights would be great.