04/23/2013 07:51 pm ET

Andre Ethier On Osteria Mozza: I Begged My Wife To Live Near That Area


Los Angeles Dodgers heartthrob Andre Ethier is once again making his undying allegiance known to Osteria Mozza, a six-year-old Italian restaurant owned by Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich in LA.

In an interview with GQ, the 31-year-old right fielder and self-professed foodie boasted that he was basically the only Angeleno who can get takeout service at the restaurant (takeout is only offered at the Osteria's more casual sister, Pizzeria Mozza). Ethier also said that he chose his house in LA based on proximity to the restaurant.

"After I first found out about Mozza I begged my wife to live near that area so I could strategically place the stadium and our house on opposite ends of the restaurant and just stop in late at night," said Ethier to GQ. "I like to believe I am the only one who gets takeout from the restaurant."

Aww. Anything for the player that leads the Dodgers in RBIs, doubles and runs!

Ethier has waxed poetic about Osteria Mozza in the past: once in 2009 for restaurant magazine Edible Los Angeles and again in 2012 for an interview with food blogger PhilEatsLA.

Ethier also addressed his dormant foodie blog, Dining With 'Dre, saying that he quit the restaurant review hobby because he couldn't handle the pressure a Dodgers flack was putting on him to publish entries. His last entry was in 2009.



Sounds like Andre Ethier needs a new favorite restaurant! Maybe this HuffPost LA list of the city's best handmade pasta dishes will inspire him to branch out.

LA Restaurants That Make Their Own Pasta