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Mozza's Pizza is NOT Pizza!

Wilde | Nov 21, 200612:38 AM     109

I'm not a regular poster, but I lurk like crazy.... I've watched the flame wars over New York and Chicago style places, so I know how vested many chowhounds are in this debate. Which is why I feel like I've got to post...

Mozza doesn't serve pizza as I understand pizza.

I've had pizza all over the US. For reference my favorite pie is at the original Regina's in Boston (I know, it paints me in a odd light that I love that more than thin crust Chicago, New Haven, or New York, but I'm being honest here). I've also had pizza with the appropriate Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée all over Naples (Los Angeles already has a good rendering of Neopolitain pizza at Antica, named after the Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba in Naples).

Mozza is NOTHING like any of these.

Hence, in my book, Mozza doesn't serve pizza.

Mozza serves bread.

In fact, Mozza serves something that looks and tastes much more like the focaccia al formaggio that I had in Genoa... Nice, but not pizza.

I went expecting pizza and was MASSIVELY ANNOYED. Especially at their prices.

The "Why can't Californians have real pizza?" argument is going to have to continue, in spite of Mozza. Mozza is closer to Spago and CPK than it is to East Cost joints, or even to classic Neopolitain pizza.

Love it or loathe it, Mozza is yet another chimeric Californian pizzastein with a particularly bready focus due to the Silverton influence.

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