The Undercover Vegetarian: Mozza Scuola di Pizza

Breadsticks from Scuola di Pizza
Breadsticks from Scuola di Pizza
Photo by Anne Fishbein

Every vegetarian knows that there are some restaurants that simply aren't for them. I hate to say it, because the dinners at the Scuola di Pizza (the subject of this week's restaurant review) are some of the most fun around, but this is one of those places. The focus is meat.

This isn't to say that if you have a pâté-obsessed spouse who desperately wants to go to the salumi bar one Thursday evening, you couldn't cobble together a meal, and a fairly decent one at that. It would just be small. The ricotta-stuffed squash blossoms are fantastic, the wisp of vegetal flower and smoosh of luxurious cheese a treat for any (non-vegan) eater.

There are usually a couple of vegetable dishes on the antipasti menu, like sweet corn with chanterelle butter or cauliflower with crushed lemon. But even though these few options are in no way less thought out or well prepared than the meat dishes, they are too few to form a truly satisfying meal for anyone with a regular-sized appetite. 

So. Be kind to your pâté-loving spouse. Stop by the salumi bar and nibble on a delicious vegetable plate. Then go around the corner for one of Pizzeria Mozza's fantastic vegetarian pies. 

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6610 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038


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