Searching for pizza perfection in Los Angeles? Newly opened 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria in Westwood serves up scrumptious thin crust pies reminiscent of Old World Italy. A casual, bustling vibe at the already popular eatery welcomes a mixed crowd of families and nearby UCLA students.
800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria Opens in Westwood — Photo courtesy of Sujata Day
Starter dishes are aplenty–create your own salad (or opt for the highly recommended chopped mixed greens with a variety of cheeses and meats) and don’t leave without ordering the refreshing melon and prosciutto burrata. Chef Anthony Carron cooks up an impressive menu of pizza specialties, like Napoletana (anchovy, shrimp, and capers) or Capricciosa (artichokes, funghi, olives, and ham). If none of the chef’s choices strike your fancy, conjure up a DIY pizza creation beginning with a margherita, white pie, or marinara base.
Pizza, Burrata, and Salads Loaded with Fresh Ingredients — Photo courtesy of Sujata Day
Prepare to be inundated with a plethora of choices at the pizza bar, where employees pound out homemade dough before your eyes. Load up your crust with locally sourced, farm fresh ingredients like caramelized onions, rosemary ham, and smoked provolone cheese. In classic Neapolitan style, the 12’ pizza comes out of the oven with a chewy crust, meant to be enjoyed using a fork and knife. Simply ask for crunchier crust, and ye shall receive!
Can’t imagine pizza without Coke? Check out the extraordinary Coca Cola Freestyle soda machine, which offers 104 different types of bubbly beverage. Top your meal with L.A. Creamery artisan gelato, featuring organic flavors like pistachio rose, tiramisu, and hazelnut. 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria satisfies daily and late night pizza cravings Monday through Sunday from 11am to 2am.