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800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria set to open in January

December 13, 2011 | 10:58 am


The latest in a wave of pizzerias (including Milo & Olive and Stella Rossa in Santa Monica and Pizzeria Il Fico on Robertson), 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria is opening early next month in Westwood, from chef Anthony Carron, formerly of Michael Mina, along with Adam Fleischman (Umami Restaurant Group) and Allen Ravert (Mexicali Cocina Cantina). 

Expect Carron's interpretations of Naples-style pizza, thin-crusted, individually sized and traditionally topped with crushed tomatoes and fresh mozzarella with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil. 800 Degrees "will serve customized personal pizzas prepared to each guest's liking, right before their eyes," according to a release. "During the time it takes to pay for it, the pizza will be baked to perfection in a proprietary wood-burning oven." 

Pizzas in said oven cook in about a minute and have a soft, chewy crust. Tomatoes are California-grown, and the fresh mozzarella is made exclusively for 800 Degrees by DiStefano Cheese. Also choose from charcuterie and local vegetables for toppings. There will be a small selection of wines, draft and bottled craft beers and gelato by L.A. Creamery

10889 Lindbrook Ave., Westwood.


Stocking stuffer: Sqirl jams

Champagne flutes with which to party

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-- Betty Hallock

Photo: 800 Degrees