Monday, January 16, 2012

Pizza Please!

Oh sweet deliciousness! LA friends, you are in for a real treat!

Last night, I had dinner at the new Westwood restaurant that everyone is talking about - 800 Degrees. For weeks now, I've heard the hype about how delicious this new place is, so Greene Bean and I had to check it out. And it lived up to every expectation - it was seriously delicious!

800 Degrees is the new pizza concept restaurant from the man who invented Umami Burger, so it's already got a pretty good pedigree. Basically, 800 Degrees is the Subway of pizza restaurants - you get to pick what you want and make your own pie - but the thing is, every single ingredient in the restaurant is gourmet and of the highest quality, and the pizza itself only takes one minute to cook! So brilliant.

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First you order one of three basic pies - Margarita, Bianca (a white pie), or Marinara (no cheese), and then you tell the guy behind you what ingredients you want. They have almost anything you could think of - pepperoni, salami, proscuitto, mushrooms, tomatoes, roasted garlic, olives, arugula, onions, capers, shrimp, pine nuts, a million different cheeses, you name it.

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The guys behind the counter - photo courtesy of GB!


I went with the Margarita with shrimp, roasted garlic, and mushrooms, and a side salad of burrata with pesto, cherry tomatoes, and arugula - absolutely phenomenal. I love the fact that I got to pick exactly what came on it - it was delicious! The only qualm I had about my pizza is it was a little soggy - but a sign near the counter says you're welcome to ask for your pizza "extra crispy" - I may do that next time and see if the sogginess goes away.

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Yum!
(Originally posted on Instagram - are we friends yet? @queenjord)


The best part? The price - two pizzas and two salads with the freshest, tastiest ingredients was less than $35! In Los Angeles, that's a hell of a deal. My pizza was literally cheaper than a CPK pizza - and ready in less than 60 seconds!

GB and I had barely finished our first bites before we were already talking about how we couldn't wait to come back. Halfway through, I texted my mom to tell her she had missed out on not joining us.

800 Degrees, you've got a big fan in me!

Please note: this was not a compensated post. It was just delicious and I wanted to share it with all of you, especially those of you who live in LA!

7 comments:

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

My mouth is salivating and my stomach is rumbling...and I am not a huge pizza fan. haha. i will def have to check this place out! So yummmm!

Gameday Stylist said...

Such a great idea for a restaurant - looks yummy!

- Sara @ Gameday Stylist

Kelly said...

This place sounds fabulous!! Just found you on instagram :)

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

YUM - this sounds ridiculously good!!!

The City Boy said...

Always love finding a good new place. This looks delish!

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Josie said...

This looks AMAZING! I'm such a pizza freak.
xo Josie
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Style Dilettante said...

OMG - Brilliant! Why hasn't this been done until now? I love Umami so I believe you when you say you are a big fan! Thanks for sharing Your Majesty! I see why they call you the Queen...

Hoping it's comparable to my number one and two favorite pizzas in the city - Bottega Louie and Mozza...

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