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Spotlight on: Pizzeria Mozza
Culinary stars Mario Batali, an influential TV and Web personality; Nancy Silverton, known for her breads at La Brea Bakery; and Joseph Bastianich, who oversees a string of acclaimed Italian eateries, together open Pizzeria Mozza in Newport Beach, replicating their lauded collaborations in Los Angeles and Singapore. Start with fried squash blossoms or bone marrow al forno. Continue with salumi or with finely crafted pizzas, such as one with speck, buffalo mozzarella, tapenade and oregano, which use a distinctive dough and have very puffy rims. Finish with desserts just as distinctive, notably the caramel copetta with marshmallow sauce and Spanish peanuts. The wine bar offers 50 Italian wines at $50 and under. 800 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach.