Osteria Mozza (LA)

One restaurant which is nearly always on our list when visiting LA is Osteria Mozza. Great Italian food, nice ambience, good service - what’s not to like (and it is always good to see restaurants having sweetbreads on their menu)

Mozzarella di Bufala Condimenti - basil pesto, salsa romesco, black olive tapenade, caperberry relish

Baby chicory, fuyu persimmon, candied pecans, toast

24 Months Prosciutto di Parma, Comice pear, cracked black pepper

Gnocchi with duck ragu

Orecchiette with sausage and swiss chard

Veal sweetbreads picatta, cavolo nero, artichokes

Broccoli di cicco with red wine vinegar and garlic

Bomboloni, huckleberry compote, lemon mascarpone

Gelato & Sorbetti


I have no plans to visit LA. However, I love Nancy Silverton’s cookbooks and these photos are very tempting!

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My old friend told me if you see sweetbreads on the menu get them. I agree.


One restaurant we rarely miss when visiting LA is Osteria Mozza https://www.osteriamozza.com/ - Italian food very close to what you would get in Italy. This visit didn’t disappoint and service, which was a bit rushed the last two times, was so relaxed and yet professional.

Burrata & bacon, marinated escarole, caramelized onions

Affettati Misti - coppa, finocchiona, ventricana, Roman artichokes, country pate

Shaved brussels sprouts, mint, almonds, pecorino romano

Halibut crudo, citrus vinaigrette, coriander, serrano

Orecchiette, fennel sausage, Swiss chard

Cavatelli, wild boar ragu

Pavlova, black currant compote, cassis sorbetto, creme fraiche

Rosemary olive oil cakes, monini olive oil gelato, rosemary brittle


That’s my favorite dish there.