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What to Order at Mozza2Go (and it's Not Pizza!)

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Every foodie in LA was giddy with excitement about the recent opening of Mozza2Go. And who could blame them? Waiting for a table at Mozza meant standing around feeling stupid, blocking the front door or bathrooms while using your mind control powers to try to make diners leave the bar.

Thankfully Mozza2Go arrived to save us. Yes, they have the amazing and creatively topped pizzas on Nancy Silverton's perfect crust, they have Mario's lasagne and Nancy's chopped salad. They have the dreamy Butterscotch Budino, and since you're taking it home no one will notice if you eat more than one. Emma from Squid Ink let us in on the scoop that they are even making focaccia now on a limited basis.

But the menu category at Mozza2Go that had us doing a happy dance in the little shop is the "carne". Because the Batali family owns a little place in Seattle called Salumi, that produces some of the best charcuterie, umm "carne" ever to pass these lips. You can even buy an entire Salumi salami from the refrigerated case to take home.

Mozza2Go's panini are stuffed with these fabulous seasonal cured meats, and they even offer Porchetta, which is pork braised with fennel, carrots and celery. The king of them all is the Mortadella, Prosciutto di Parma, Salumi Salami & aged provolone, which is pretty self-explanatory. Be prepared to give this sandwich your full attention. The few tastebuds that are not already exploding with the peppery, spicy flavors of the cured meats will be dazzled by the rustic handmade tapenade. Do we even need to talk about the bread?

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So order up a lovely pizza for tonight, but these olive-oil infused wonders are simply not made to last. They may be heaven tonight, but Mozza's pizzas are a fleeting wonder; they are just not the same the next day. So while you are there pick up a panini for tomorrow and eat the best brown bag lunch of your life. Pick up two Budinos while you're at it - no, three!

NOTE: The phone number given out by 411 information is not a working number. Call ahead to place your delivery and take out orders Tuesday through Sunday from 12pm - 11pm at 323-297-1130.

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