After much fanfare and anticipation, Umami Restaurant Group and chef Anthony Carron's 800° opened doors yesterday, one day ahead of schedule, in Westwood Village. Starting strong out of the gate with three five star and one four star Yelp reviews, Los Angeles has been served its first slice of personalized Neapolitan pizza in which the diner plays chef. Throw on some Fra' Mani salumi, burrata, maybe cherry tomatoes, and BADABOOM one minute later your pizza is bubbling hot, extracted from one of the kitchen's two olive wood-fired 800° ovens, onto your plate, and off you go to seat yourself in the dining room.
It's interesting to note that, for a restaurant which prides itself on quick service in a casual, waiter-free dining room, Carron has chosen to drape tables in white tablecloths. However, considering the restaurant's scheme of clashing high and low dining, plus Carron's Michael Mina background, this decision makes more sense.
In any event, check out the full menu here, 800° scoops LA Creamery ice cream for dessert, beer and wine still to come.
·First Bite [~ELA~]
·An Inside Look at 800° and Its Very Affordable Pizza Pies [~ELA~]
·800° Customizable Neapolitan Pizzeria Opening Early Jan [~ELA~]
·Umami Burger Going Fast Casual and Nationwide [~ELA~]
·Adam Fleischman To Open Naples-Style Pizza Spot 800° [~ELA~]