I was invited to a special media tasting of the newly opened 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, at the new extension of Mall of the Emirates. earlier this month. Their concept relies on creating completely customisable traditional Neapolitan Pizzas that are baked in an almond wood oven right in front of the us in 90 seconds! Yes.. that is under 2 minutes!
The menu does not conform to pizzas alone; it also has gelato, burratas, ricotta cheese bread and salads along with a gluten-free crust option. My favourite on the menu was the ricotta cheese bread which is creamy and stringy at the same time, with every bite there was a burst of cheese and flavour that I couldn't get enough of! In addition I loved the burrata, I tried the pesto and cherry tomato option but I hear the balsamic is good too. The pizza's them selves are good, but a bit too saucy for me and can get soggy quickly due to its thin base, so you have to eat it rather fast enough to maintain that fresh from the oven texture
With the expertise of Master Pizzaiolo, Chef Rosario Accaria, 800 Degrees Pizza is the ingenious pizzeria that bakes the perfect pizza to take the region on a tour through the rich heritage of Naples and back. The menu is decently priced, I highly recommend the breads.