“Mozza has it all: terrific antipasti and salads, Nancy Silverton’s idiosyncratic pizzas, captivating desserts — and an all-Italian wine list of more than 50 selections. The ambience is pretty great too, buzzing at all hours, the dining room filled with a hungry urban bohemian crowd.”
– Los Angeles Times
Five years after Pizzeria Mozza opened on the corner of Highland and Melrose, Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich focused their attention southward with a second location of Pizzeria Mozza in California.
Pizzeria Mozza is the brainchild of Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Los Angeles bread maven Nancy Silverton. In an origin story that has become restaurant lore, Mario asked Nancy to lead the pastry and bread department at the nascent Del Posto in New York. Nancy declined. Two years later, the two set out to collaborate on a Los Angeles project. And Mozza was born. With unwavering commitment to product, environment and hospitality, Pizzeria Mozza in Newport Beach displays the trio’s unique and profound passions.
Pizzeria Mozza is an expression of Nancy’s unique aesthetic and approach to cooking: focused but not fussy, straightforward and always uncompromising. In the words of Gael Greene, “I’d never imaged [Nancy would] achieve perfection like this.”