800 Degrees

Restaurants, Pizza Downtown Financial District
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800 Degrees
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Piccante pizza with butternut squash and Pecorino Romano at 800 Degrees

The latest branch of 800 Degrees, a Neopolitan pizza chain that has rapidly expanded throughout LA, has arrived Downtown. The affordable pizza spot serves up customizable, thin crust pies, flash cooking them in a 800-degree oven for your rapid enjoyment. The best part? There's an entire burrata section of the menu that paris the creamy cheese with items like beets, artichoke and melon.


Venue name: 800 Degrees
Address: 800 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles
Opening hours: 11am-2am
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Great pizza and now GREAT rotisserie chicken!  Fast and delicious, 800 Degrees is a great option for a meal whether you're a tourist or a local.  Make your own pizza, or go with their tried and true pies.  Crust is airy and delicious; toppings are fresh, varied, and tasty.  The true hallmark of great pizza--is it just as good cold as leftovers?  IT IS!  Back to the new chicken--roasted in house to perfection, it comes with six dipping sauces, all of which are standout.

As a pizza connoisseur, I have tried many pizza places and I have to say 800 degrees ranks towards the top.  It's a "chipotle" style setup where you get to choose your toppings as you go down the line, which is a nice touch.  I have no problem eating a personal size all to myself.


I'd much rather go for a giant New York slice, but when this is the only pizza option around, it's not so bad. The personal size is tough—it's too much for just one person, but not quite enough to box up for later. I usually overeat here! Luckily I can pretend it's okay because I get to pick what veggies I pile on top.


800 degrees has gluten free pizza that actually tastes good! You can pick from any toppings that you want and they make it super fast. It's super packed around noon, so make sure to give yourself enough time if you are planning on heading over there around that time.


Now that 800 Degrees is far from the only "build your own pizza" place, it's hard to say what—if anything—makes this place stand out. No matter how many combinations I try, my pizzas are merely good, not great—partially due to a crust that's never quite as crisp as it should be. At the very least, 800 Degrees does know how to put together a handsome dining area.

It's hard to find gluten free pizza, but this place has it and it's quite delicious. I love that you get to pick what's on your pizza and that you can watch them make it. The ingredients seem fresh and the outcome is yummy.