39 Renfield Street
V: 29 June 2017 T: 0141 221 4508 W: www.mozza.it
Child Friendly: Yes (well behaved kids) Accepts: Cash & Card
I had seen the place where Mozza was going to be brought to life, as I passed the location many times when walking about Glasgow so I added it to my list.
I had recently heard that it was open and heard several reviews, so when my inbox went ding for tonights invite I couldn’t refuse.
First Impressions :
The style inside as you can see from the above photos, is a very modern and minimalistic design. Its got a nice clean and very relaxing look and feel to it.
We had a DJ tonight who was playing tunes, and I have to say I wish I knew the playlist as some tunes were very good. The music was being played at a good level, not loud enough that I couldn’t hear my friend who was sitting opposite me so this was good.
I was seated next to the window so I had a good view of most of what was going on (I like to be nosy), plus I could look outside at the nightlife passing.
Once seated we were brought a glass of prosecco, and then some Garlic bread.
I love prosecco so this made tonight start off really good, and the garlic bread was very nice and a little salty which worked perfect as a nibble while we looked at the menu.
The Food :
On the table there was a menu, which at first looks very full on but once you take a good look and focus on the food parts (it also contains a lot of informational text) then you will be fine.
There were several different pizzas you could have, so I thought lets ask the waitress and find out what is the most popular one and go for that.
Our waitress tonight was very friendly and very helpful, and she told me it was the Number 5.
Tomato sauce, spicy ‘nduja’, mozzarella, ventricina salami, ricotta cheese, black pepper, basil, olive oil.
Before coming to Mozza I had heard a lot of people say the pizza’s were soggy, and I thought hmm not sure about this and I even heard on the night thats what they were like so I was 50/50 about this. I was told this is what the style of pizza is like, as its very thin base and uses oils which could explain the soggy comment.
On arrival it looked and smelled good, so it was time to see what it was like.
Yes I found the base to be soggy, but I don’t know if soggy is the right word to use. Its a very thin base so it could come over soggy its more very soft I would say, maybe not what some people are used to.
I love this, it was spicy bursting with flavour and the crusts were very nice. Don’t let what people are saying about the pizzas put you off, its just very thin and a different style of pizza to what you may be used to but trust me its very nice.
Portion Size : N/A Tonight
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
After the pizza we were all treated to a very special treat, the chef Antonio Starita who has flown to Glasgow just for tonight.
Chef Antonio Starita is the owner of the famous restaurant Materdei in Naples, and his style of crusts are very famous. Chef Antonio Starita gave us all a nice talk to everyone tonight, so this was a very cool night and an honour to listen to him.
Next up I was recommended to try a light beer, as I am a light beer fan. The one that was recommended to me was :
Curmi Beer 75cl 5.8%
Spiced top-fermented ale made with spelt & barley malt. A refreshing medium-bodied beer.
I have to admit this was a very nice and good recommendation, this was very light and had a very nice taste. If you are a fan of Peroni or another light beer, please do give this a try.
To finish off the evening Mozza then brought us out a glass of red wine “Rosamaro”
This was a nice easy and light, and had a really nice fruity taste which was perfect for me. I am not normally a wine person more cocktails, but this I would and probably will have again.
Overall my first impression of Mozza was very good, the food and drinks and staff I couldn’t fault tonight. The design inside was very relaxing and very modern, which suited my style and it looked very nice.
Mozza is now in my top two pizza places in Glasgow, so I do highly recommend here and if you visit do let me know what you think.
Finally a big thank you to Mozza for my invite, I really enjoyed the evening and the food.