Hot off his success with Umami Burgers, Adam Fleishman has ventured into Neapolitan style pizza, with 800 Degrees, in the Westwood neighborhood of L.A.
They use “00” superfine flour from Italy, fresh tomatoes, basil and olive oil from California, and an 800 degree oven – the result is a fresh pie, with chewy crust with a bit of char, is cooked in just about a minute.
Pies run in the range of $5 – $7, and various toppings are available. Beer and wine, a few appetizers and salads round out the menu.
I started this post by saying “Neapolitan Style”, as there are pizzerias in the US which are actually ‘certified’ as genuine Neapolitan pizzas. You can find a list here.
Our man on the scene in Los Angeles checked out 800 Degrees and pronounced it “superb.”
He sent along these pix – but no samples, regretfully. Menu.