Pizzeria Mozza - Newport Beach

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Pizzeria Mozza - Newport Beach is a bustling, urban burst of flavor and color. Pizzeria Mozza Newport Beach is the perfect atmosphere - whether it be a business lunch or late night snack. The wine bar provides a vibrant venue for sampling from a selection of Italian wines salumi and pizza.
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H
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pizza was beyond belief ... as always! Bufala mozzarella, Fresno chili, sausage, basil and San Mariano tomato ... not a better pizza anywhere.

Meatball app was amazing and the pineapple sorbet sublime!

Paired with a perfect Nebbiolo this was a meal for the ages.

JB
London
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Overall experience was fine. Salad was good, but overdressed. Ordered two pasta dishes. A mushroom pasta dish, which was lacking a bit of flavor. Fairly bland. And the garganelli, which was tasty, but nothing unique about the dish. Seemed like something I could easily whip up at home. Ambience was lively and enjoyable. We were sat per our reservation with no wait. Our server was friendly, but not super attentive. I keep wanting to like this place more, but never come away longing to return soon!

JP
New England
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at this location. Very busy and loud with cozy seating. Next time in town we will be back.

SW
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always love Mozza. The squash blossoms and bone marrow are off the charts good!

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pizza ever!

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JO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Having to pay for valet and no self park option. overpriced.

MR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We had an open table reservation at 8:30 pm. When we got there restaurant was full. We were given a choice of sitting at the bar as an alternative as it would have been another 15 minutes. There was another open table for 4 but we were told we couldn’t have that table as there were only 2 of us.
When it was time to order the food there was a delay in arrival of the burrata which I could see was sitting under the warmer. After 10 minutes I finally caught the eye of the server reminded her about the burrata which I pointed out under the warmer (I had a good view because we were sitting at the bar). She said that wasn’t ours. After a few minutes the burrata under the warmer was brought back to the kitchen (looks like they were going to dispose of it) and the chefs were preparing a new order that was promptly sent over to us.
Food was good a bit salty (probably secondary to the fact that everything we ordered had prosciutto).
Overall experience was not the best. Have had several meals in the LA restaurants (osteria and pizzeria) that were very good which is why we wanted to try the one in Newport Beach. Will hopefully have a better experience next time.

PL
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Hit or miss. Out of the 3 times we have been, 2 were spectacular. This most recent time was meh, which makes it feel VERY overpriced. Our service was slow; we had 2 orders of the bread (it’s what keeps us coming back) - one way incredible as usual and one was bland; the pizza was slightly undercooked and seemed to lack flavor-which we hadn’t experienced whatsoever the last 2 visits. The burrata and prosciutto was 10/10 and is such a great value. I tried the Mule and it did not disappoint. We’ll probably visit again but we didn’t leave dying to come back the way we did the last times.

M
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Have eaten here a few times and have had pleasant experiences. This last time I was disappointed that the service was slow and inattentive, the restaurant was not busy. Also the IPA I wished to order was not able to be served until another beer on tap ran out so the IPA could be tapped. It seems that there should be a designated tap for every drought beer offered on the menu.

E
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been there several times. The food and service are consistently good. We had an appetizer and a pasta dish for main course. Unfortunately the pasta dishes are quite small so we were hungry again soon!

DP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

No cranberry for mixed drinks...? The fennel pizza was okay - the fennel place looked like broken baseball sized chuck of sausage - we ordered in the place the this was not edible unless we smashed the sausage which would smash the dough. The meatballs are great and so is the bread.

VB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

BEAUTIFUL PLACE WITH A NYC FEEL, BEING FROM THE EAST COAST, WE HAVE BEEN ON THE HUNT FOR NYC/NJ PIZZA AND THIS ALMOSTS EXCEEDS OUR EXPECTATIONS. THE DOUGH WAS PERFECT AND THE INGREDIENTS WERE SUPER FRESH! LOOKING FORWARD TO TRYING MORE FOOD ON THEIR MENU.

OT
London
251 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Outside dining is much quieter than inside. The ‘inside’ tables are right up against the bar. So the bar noise is prevalent. Outside seating is actually slightly enclosed, and separate from the indoor dining area. - much quieter. The pizza list is quite extensive, and there are pasta items (along with appetizers) on the menu. On a Saturday night, I think the wait staff was overwhelmed - too many tables for the staff to cover. The food is excellent. The portions are generous. We were able to split an appetizer and pizza between the 2 of us. As for ‘quality of Neapolitan Pizza’, it’s right up there with Ortica and Angelnia’s.

JF
Orange County
161 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good, though the service was slow.

TH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were introducing another pair of friends to Pizzeria Mozza - a favorite of ours. The restaurant has a new pair in it’s circle of fans. We ALL thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The food and wine were EXCELLENT and the service, spot-on. We’ll ALL be back!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The meat pizza was greasy and had water on the plate. The crust was soggy and tasted like the meat was frozen when cooked.
The goat cheese, leek pizza was average.

Tables were scratched and didn’t match the decor.

Wine selection was excellent.

Menu was in Italian. Vague descriptions were provided.

We expected much better quality.
We restaurant is directly beside a Ferrari dealership, we didn’t expect Pizza Hut.

We’re disappointed Joe Bastianich would put his name on a substandard establishment.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, the food was outstanding.

SB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the meal and service is great. Julia is a wonderful server and made our dining experience wonderful.

You can’t go wrong with the fungi pizza. I added burrata which is a must try. I love the meatball appetizer and the tricolore salad is fantastic treat.

L
Orlando
43 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious and worth the wait for our table!!!

a
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in the Newport Beach area for sure! The menu is always delicious with lovely ambiance and great service.

m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Love this restaurant!

HC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Large table on the patio, a beautiful evening with great food, wine, and service!

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great and the dessert was a transformative experience.

C
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place and always make it a point to come here when we visit the area. It never fails.

AL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy Pizzeria Mozza. The food is great and the staff is attentive, but not intrusive. A perfect casual restaurant in our neighborhood!

SM
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious. Server and I accidentally ordered a non-veg pizza but they remade it very quickly. Also makes great leftovers.

TW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Anniversary

NC
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is excellent, their caprese Mozza is unreal good. I highly recommend that as it was by far my favorite dish of the night, simple yet elegant. The meatballs were good and so were the pizzas. Overall a great experience. I was also very impressed by their whiskey selection for an Italian restaurant.

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Food was below par. Pizza was horrible. Overpriced. Will never go back!

RY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was friendly and wonderful as always. Food was equally fantastic!!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food but music too loud. Customers enjoy conversation while having dinner

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and my father enjoyed the best crust (which means a lot to me) and fantastic flavors of cheese and excellent companions in the form of meats, herbs, and excellent wine. We had heard of this restaurant in a review and it lived up to the hype. Our waiter, Aldo, was fantastic; knowledgeable, friendly, and very attentive. Thank you to the Mozza family. We so enjoyed our visit.

t
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the fact that every service person reached out to our table, excellent service; food was great; and the portions are perfect, not overwhelming.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Limited parking and no valet on duty.
Kitchen closed at 2pm for lunch. We felt rushed to order our food, as our reservation was at 1:30pm.

Staff was very pleasant and did a good job.

RC
Palm Springs
213 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Fun restaurant and always busy! They have great pizzas and salads. Everything is good here. We like to sit at the bar because it is noisy! This visit we had the tri colore salad and the goat cheese with bacon and leeks pizza.

JP
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderfully active spot to enjoy terrific Italian fare with friends.
Great food from top to bottom on the menu.
You cannot go wrong here.

D
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously the best pizza and dessert ever! I’m

S
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Son and granddaughter here from Hawaii

J
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the pizza and I’m not a pizza lover. One of the best ever outside of Italy. The pasta portion seemed small. The desserts were good as was the fried cauliflower. Great meal.