Finally decided to try out Osteria Mozza after dining at Pizzeria Mozza at couple of occasions. This is the "formal" side of Mozza while the Pizeria Mozza is the "casual side".
There isn't a dress code though, so not to worry.
First impression was the restaurant was really dark. Some might have difficulty reading the menu. Menu seems to be quite exhaustive, so do ask the friendly staff if spoilt by the number of choices you have.
For appetizer, I had Crispy Pigs Trotter with Frisee, Apple and Mustard. That was served croquette style. The outside was nice and crisp, and yet not too oily. The inside was really soft and flavourful. The meat was really well done . Serving was really small though.
From the Mozarella Bar, we had Burricotta with Radicchio, Spiced Walnuts, Honey and Fried Rosemary. The cheese was just right and needs to be slowly chewed for one to appreciate it, blends in perfectly with the toast.
For first course, we had Tagliatelle with Oxtail Ragu. It was tomato-based. There was an overwhelming taste. It might be personal preference but I didn't really like it. Also, the pasta was a little overcooked and soggy.
For second course, we had Grilled Leg of Lamb with fregola sarda, mint and yoghurt. The lamb was succulent and tender. Serving was much more generous for this.
For side, we had Grilled Japanese Eggplant with Mint and Yoghurt. The grilled eggplant was done just right, loved it a little charred. It was still soft and juicy, and literally melts in your mouth. It tastes even better when sampled with the yoghurt.