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800 Degrees, Westwood’s newest addition to the already overwhelming selection of restaurants and eateries, came in hot with a lot of hype. It draws huge lines from opening to closing time, and people have been raving about it for the last several weeks. I just tried it out, and (oh my god) it definitely lives up to the reputation. I’m. In. LOVE. 800 Degrees is a Subway style Neapolitan pizzeria. You choose from one of three base pizzas–Margherita, Bianca, or Marinara, and then you choose from a huge selection of gourmet meats, cheeses, and veggies. They build it assembly line style and bake it right in front of you in a brick oven, and in minutes, you have a hot, fresh, perfect pizza with a thin and chewy crust and a ton of flavor.
They also have salads, burrata plates, and gelato, all which look to die for. Aside from the amazing food, a huge draw for 800 Degrees is the unbeatable price, which fits nicely into a college kid’s budget. The pizza bases cost $5-6, and each topping costs $1, so for about $8 you can have a delicious pizza big enough for one really hungry person, but also good enough size to share or save half for later (if you have the willpower).
With beautiful topping choices like rock shrimp, soppressata, truffled cheese, broccolini, and marinated heirloom tomatoes, it was really hard to narrow it down.