800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, an LA-based pizza chain co-owned by Umami Burger baron Adam Fleischman, is planning an imminent New York expansion. Fleischman and founding partner Anthony Carron have announced that they'll start opening locations within the year, with hopes of a NoMad flagship and up to four more locations across the boroughs.
The chain bills itself as a "build-your-own" pizza place, which means a menu that looks like a more extensive version of the toppings list at an average neighborhood slice joint. The options range from classics like sausage and mushrooms, to stuff like rock shrimp, bacon marmalade, and feta. For those who find such freedom overwhelming, there's also a list of specialty pies that range from quattro formaggi to BLT. 800 Degrees is more of a fast-casual spot than some NYC's other Neapolitan pizza spots, and the basic pizzas fall between $5 and $7. It's worth noting that each topping is at least $1 extra (and as much as $6 for things like clams), so there's plenty of potential for inflation. But LA Times critic Jonathan Gold, at least, thinks it's pretty good.
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