My boyfriend is a fan of Chef’s Table on Netflix, and one episode was about Chef Nancy Silverton and her restaurant in LA, so naturally, he really wanted to go. I hadn’t heard of the place, and he brought me here as a surprise for our anniversary dinner because I love love spaghetti, but this place was far from “spaghetti”.
Burricotta & Spiced Walnuts, from the mozzarella bar.
Orecchiette with sausage and Swiss chard.
Tagliatelle with oxtail ragu.
Grilled Sonoma County Lamb Chops.
Butter Braised Halibut.
Olive oil ice cream (was amazing).
In this very particular case, Osteria Mozza was not the best choice for a surprise dinner. The wine menu was about one inch thick, and 70% of the food menu looked like a foreign language to me. Also, they don’t allow you to order as you go, so you have to decide all your courses in the beginning. I needed weeks to to study this menu! I also needed google.
The food was really good. We ordered way too much and were full by the time the lamb and halibut came. I would definitely go again just for the noodle dishes. For next time, I am determined to learn the difference between all these complicated noodle names.