Eater L.A. has gotten word that Osteria Mozza, which is part of the Nancy Silverton/Mario Batali/Joe Bastianich casual Italian empire, will be opening its doors in April. Pizzeria Mozza, which has already opened to glowing reviews, is pretty much impossible to get into, so maybe the new place will open up some more tables. The restaurant is apparently staffing heavily, so if you're interested, there will be "open calls" over the next three Mondays. From Batali's own Web site, here's the lowdown on Osteria:
In the heart of this brand new Osteria rests Nancy Silverton’s free standing Mozzarella Bar – the pivot of Nancy, Joe and Mario’s creation – both literally and figuratively. Here, Nancy prepares a wide array of fresh items from Mozzarella, Burrata, Bocconcini, Strachiatella and many more. The full liquor bar is backed by a stunning millwork feature and spills into ten high-top marble stands where guests can gather to enjoy items from the Mozzarella Bar. The remainder of the menu features salumi, pasta, seafood and meat dishes as conceived by Mario Batali and executive chef Matt Molina; based on their culinary adventures in New York and Bologna.
Is it possible, just possible, that these folks take themselves a little too seriously?