Pizzeria Mozza, Newport Beach, CA
Proving you can’t have too much of a good thing, Mario Batali’s popular Los Angeles restaurant, Pizzeria Mozza, has opened a second location in Newport Beach, California at 800 West Coast Highway. Batali hired us to create another innovative “living wall” at the restaurant. The original Mozza living wall was the first of its kind at a California restaurant. Batali and his partners Joe Bastianich and Nancy Silverton were among the first world-class chefs and restaurant owners across the nation to embrace living walls.
The wall wraps around the restaurant and a large window. It is visible to anyone driving on Pacific Coast Highway. It is planted with oregano, mint, chamomile, rosemary, zucchini, lavender, sage, thyme, geranium, Sword fern, Spider plant, Asparagus fern, flax, marjoram and Carex. It comprises 209 square feet of vegetated space.
Mozza Newport Beach is on track to be a Leadership In Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified Green Building. The LEED rating system is an independent certification program that provides voluntary guidelines for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings created by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).