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Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali have your perfect picnic ready to roll

A match made in pizza heaven, the dynamic collaboration of Nancy Silverton—one of LA’s most celebrated chefs—and New York big shots Mario Batali and restaurateur Joe Bastianich, has resulted in the Mozza empire. Earning raves from the likes of the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times, this all-star team has brought their celebrated thin crust pizzas from the west coast to the Far East, with locations from LA to Singapore. Silverton’s years of experience in growing the iconic La Brea Bakery helped her create a special dough recipe that includes rye flour and malt, resulting in “crusts with extraordinary character,” according to Frank Bruni, critic and columnist for the New York Times.

Now that spring is in full swing, you can count on (at least) one thing to get excited about: picnics with Mozza2Go. Angelenos who are eager to bring some of Nancy’s legendary fare to an outing at the Hollywood Bowl—or straight home to the couch—can just drop by Mozza2Go and take it to go. While the original space on Melrose is small and as busy as ever, call ahead or place your order online, and you can designate your pickup time for quick service even during peak hours.

BBE subscribers have it even better, with Mozza2Go’s exclusive “Spring Package.” For just $49, it starts with your choice of two pizzas from the menu (add $2 for Meat Lovers, burrata, or funghi misti) and a bottle of red wine. Silverton’s impeccable execution shines through even with Mozza2Go’s take-out counter experience, with burrata packed separately to ensure freshness and a note on each box to never microwave her wood-fired pies. With this BBE-only deal, you’ll also get Mozza’s famed butterscotch budino to round out your meal. A sprinkling of sea salt and a dollop of whipped crème fraîche complete this simple yet perfect dessert, which LA Weekly has named as one of their 100 favorite dishes in all of Los Angeles.

BBE exclusive Spring Package ($49)

Package includes:
two pizzas (add $2 each for Meat Lovers, burrata, or funghi misti)
one butterscotch budino
one bottle of red wine


Mon–Fri 11 AM–10 PM; Sat–Sun noon–10 PM

price range

$11 (aglio olio pizza) to $20 (burrata pizza)