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800 Degrees

10889 Lindbrook Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
800 Degrees +

Garrett Snyder Pizza at 800 Degrees


  • Daily, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Not since Bill Walton led the Bruins to a 30-0 record have UCLA students had such good reason to rejoice. The concept for this Westwood pizzeria was dreamed up by Umami guru Adam Fleischman and is open until 2 a.m. nightly, serving up a sub-$7 Margherita version in less time than it takes to make dorm-room ramen. Your unbaked pizza works its way down an assembly line, ready to be paved with a plethora of high-quality toppings: Fra' Mani salami, pickled peppadews, charred broccolini and many more. (Expert tip: Go with fewer than three toppings to reduce chances of a soggy pie.) Your customized creation slides into the wood-fired oven just long enough to develop a considerable chewiness, a hint of char underneath, and a soft crust rising just over bubbling patches of molten cheese. Would any Neapolitan connoisseur worth his flour have a few technical critiques? Sure, but there's no argument on this point: The world would be a better place with a few more 800 Degrees outlets around. - Garrett Snyder

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