Got a chance to check out Mother Dough in Los Feliz, the new neopolitan style pizzeria. They use true 00 flour and has all their cheeses shipped over from Italy. And of course, the wood burning pizza oven that bakes the pies in 60 to 90 seconds at 850 degrees.
Started off with some salads and charcuterie
Mixed green salad. Not sure why we ordered this. We could have done without it for sure. Was nothing special other than all the greens were really fresh.
The burrata salad was one of the highlights of the night. I asked the waiter (not knowing that they get all their cheeses shipped in from Italy) where they get their burrata from, since it seems like all the restaurants in LA that serve good burrata get it from the same 3 places locally (including Mozza). When he told me it was from italy, I was very excited to try it. It was the creamiest burrata I've ever had. The mozzarella layer was so creamy, that it was hard to distinguish it from the ricotta. simply awesome.
Also ordered the charcuterie. Dont' remember all the cuts of meat, but had your usual fare of prosciutto, salami, something similar to a spanish chorizo, etc. Was good to nibble on with some wine.
Now on to the pizzas. The margherita, which uses fresh buffalo mozzarella, was amazing. The crust was one of the best I've had, just the right about of crunch and chewiness with some char around the edges. The middle of the pie wasn't as soggy as you often find in neopolitan pizzas, which I liked. The pies also don't come pre cut into slices, much like Italy.
The 2nd pie was the prosciutto and arugula. This seems to be a popular combo, as many artisan pizza places seem to have it on their menu. While is was good, it wasn't as good as the more simple margherita. The prosciutto and arugula pie at Mozza still stands as king in this department.
With 2 bottles of Malbec, the bill came out to $119 before tip. Very happy to have this place in my hood and hope the word gets out about them so that they continue to do well. Will definitely be going back.
Mother Dough Pizza
4648 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
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