Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich are the distinctive forces behind an eclectic group of critically acclaimed, unanimously adored restaurants. While each location offers its own culinary identity, all have the signature combination of thoughtful and memorable food, intelligent wine lists, and an emphasis on living life to its absolute fullest.
Osteria & Pizzeria Mozza
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My husband and I absolutely love Mozza. Their pizzas are absolutely divine and cooked in wood fire ovens (never trust a pizza that hasn't been!). They boast a light, crispy base, whilst the toppings are fresh and tasty. Our all time fave (ok, admittedly, we've never tried anything else cus we keep reverting back to this one!) is their meat lover's pizza which comes piled high with salami, fennel sausage, pancetta, and bacon! We always shamelessly ask for extra toppings. Yes, their house made fennel sausage is worth the extra $6!
For appetisers, give the cauliflower fritti and fried rosemary potatoes with chickpeas a go. Trust me, your mouth will thank you for it.
For juicy pics of all the meat, visit my blog!
I came here last Thursday evening along with my parents, after doing some shopping at the IT fair just at the adjacent Convention Center.
We walked past the restaurant and it looked good, so we asked for a table for three. I was decked out in slippers and shorts, and surprisingly, was not turned away. We didn't make any reservations, so we had no choice but to take the seats at the bar counter. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise! The bar counter was uber-cool, as we had an unblocked view of the whole crew at work, from the making of pizzas at the wood-fired oven to the dressing of salads. If you're on a date, ask for the bar counter seats, you won't regret it, and it's a perfect conversation starter.
The setting looked like an upscale trattoria, and the ambience set the mood right, with soft lighting and candlelight.
So, the most important part, the food. For starters, we ordered the Caesar Salad. The portions were generous, and it was delicious! There were wild rocket, Aragula, Radicchio, and shaved cheese, all tossed in a simple but tangy recipe. Would definitely recommend this for a light start to the meal.
For mains, we ordered a Prosciutto di Parma pizza which was fantastic. Think about it, thin slices of prosciutto on top of a bed wild rocket, rounded off with a crispy base. It doesn't get better than that, does it? Yes, it does, with the next dish that we ordered. Pollo al Mattone with Panzanella, a fancy name. Simply put, roast chicken with hints of coconut served with delicious croutons and cherry tomatoes. The chicken was moist and succulent, but take note, it was the special of the day, which means it's only available on Thursdays.
All these dishes were enough to feed 3 adults, as the portions were pretty generous. One thing about the service, is that it's friendly, efficient and very prompt. They constantly checked with us to make sure that things were ok, making great recommendations and refilling our drinks.
Given a chance, i would definitely come back again!
On the outside, this place looks really nice. Judging from the long queue waiting outside, I guessed that the food must have been great! However, I was wrong.
The place is so noisy, I could barely even hear my mum talking to me across the table. The service was great though, the staff were generally friendly and the dishes were served real quick. But the pizzas tasted rather ordinary. To me, I could not really get it. Within 15 minutes, me and my mum just stuffed down a few pieces of pizza and immediately left. The noise was really getting to us. Overall, this is definitely not the place to chill and relax, the food is rather average and I can only say the appetiser which were breadsticks were probably the best part of the meal.
Apparently the most famous pizza served here was the one with fungus, but I am not a fan of fungus, so when I did not understand a single word of the menu (it was in lingua italiana) , I asked the waitress for her recommendations telling her the prerequisite was for the pizza to not have fungus in it. So she suggested a meatball pizza with guess what....mushrooms! After my failed attempt at correcting her by telling her that mushroom is indeed a fungus and after much coercion on her side, we settled on the said pizza.
However, when the pizza was delivered, with fungus or not, I still enjoyed it very very much. The ingredients were fresh and of high quality. The parmasan cracker served before the meal was extremely crispy as well. In other words, I thoroughly enjoyed myself during the meal.
Kudos to the staff as well, the service was impeccable and they were still very friendly despite my friend wearing her work attire which identified her as a sales assistant in a nearby boutique.
Heads up though, the portion size is relatively big as my friend and I could barely finish 1 pizza.
I've dined at MBS Pizzeria Mozza and I must say, it is one of the worst experiences I had dining there due to its atrocity in service. My family and I dined there on a weekday. We were not dressed-to-the-nines (tees and jeans, at least) and probably looked very non-upper-class and non-sophisticated to the waitresses which was apparent when the waitresses showed double standards in their services.
They looked really aloof and gave us vibes of alienation (oh please. What? Get out of here), even looking kind of disgusted with us. I may exaggerate but that is the kind of feel I got from them. We just wanted to get out of there when we were done.
Service aside, the food served was not bad but still did not justify the exorbitant price. Also, some of their food are an acquired taste for Asians. The crust of their pizza is too tough to be cut by the knife they've provided us with so it can get a little messy (which I know will be further disapproved by the waitresses).