Pizzeria Mozza, a Los Angeles eatery popular with the foodie set, plans to open a new location at 800 W. Coast Hwy. in Newport Beach, according to the restaurant's Facebook page.
"This 3,500-square-foot restaurant will be the second in Southern California by 'Iron Chef' Mario Batali's Batali-Bastianich empire," according to the announcement. "This high-end pizzeria incorporates a pizza bar, wine bar, to-go service, a patio and private dining room."
There will also be a large open dining room, a large bar and an "exhibition" kitchen that allows diners to watch food preparation.