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The Santa Monica outpost of this Neopolitan pizzeria (other locations include Westwood and LAX, with Pasadena and DTLA spots coming soon) lets you do pizza your way. Start by choosing a base for the pizza, then add toppings galore for $1 a piece. For those in a creative dry spell, speciality pies such as the piccante or tartufo can hopefully serve as a delicious remedy. Pair your pie with one of its many craft brews, or if you’re visiting for lunch, check out their soda machine that allows you to try different flavors from classic soda brands.
120 Wilshire Blvd
|Opening hours:||Sun-Wed 11am-1:30am; Thu-Sat 11am-2am|
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Best pizza I have EVER had. Create your own OR try the pizza of the day for $6.99. Follow them on Instagram @800degreespizza to find out what their daily special is. They are also open late which makes them a great late night munchies spot.
What used to be a gem in the heart of Westwood, right aside the Hammer Museum, is now an established local chain you can find in several city hot spots, actually you can even skip them all and just try this pizza at the new LAX location, right before taking off.
Its name comes from the tempeature the woodfired oven needs in order to cook a perfect pizza napoletana, that is a lot of texture in the big crust, so that you can easily scoop all the juices ( because that's what real mozzarella cheese & tomato sauce do, they lose water in the cooking)) and a warm, rich center where the basics meet the additions of your choice.
What I love about this place is that I can finally create my own pizza the Italian way, and that's something that's still hard to find, considering how much the Italian American taste has been overall embraced by most pizza places.
Which is something I don't dislike AT ALL ( I mean, who wouldn't go for an alfredo pizza or the meat extravaganzas)), but still, when Nostalgia takes over and I crave the flavors of my childhood, hello 800 degrees, and thank you so much for making me build the perfect 4 stagioni!!!
That is, literally, the " four seasons pizza": the pie is divided into 4 parts, each of them with a topping of its own, that is, traditionally, black olives, ham, artichoke hearts and finally mushrooms, and "creative" Italians decided it was like creating a full set of different flavors, aka the 4 seasons...
This said, I find that since this place opened so many locations, it lost a little bit of the " on point" character it once had, so the Santa Monica location delivers pizzas which are always a tad gummy, while the LAX one is kinda greedy on the toppings, but overall, for usually less than $10, you'll taste quite a real pizza, not to mention that their salads & pizza creations are definitely worth trying.