Los Angeles, US
An array of dishes showcasing fresh mozzarella anchor the menu at star chef Nancy Silverton's aptly named Osteria Mozza. Here the smoked, buffalo milk variety arrives draped with paper-thin slices of prosciutto and mounds of burricotta (creamy ricotta encased in a mozzarella shell) topped with charred bread with artichokes and mint pesto. The tables teem with delicate handmade pastas and bottles from the restaurant's staggeringly deep, all-Italian wine list. Bustling and busy for more than a decade, this Los Angeles mainstay shows no signs of slowing down.
6602 Melrose Avenue, Hancock Park, Los Angeles, CA 90038