800 Degrees Neapolitan pizza
has unique attributes that set it apart from the mainstream. It’s a thin crust, made with just flour, salt, water and wild yeast. Traditionally the sauce is simply crushed tomatoes, although we add a few more goodies to ours. All pies are topped with fresh mozzarella and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil. The completed pies are baked in a wood-burning oven and cook in about one minute. Coming hot from the ovens, the crust is characteristically soft and chewy, and with a little bit of char from the intense heat. In Naples, pizza is always eaten with a knife and fork, but we’re happy to slice it for you!
Where: 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, Mall of the Emirates.
- Italian Burrata with Cherry Tomatoes and Pesto AED 34
- Chicken and Parmigiano broth AED 25
- Ricotta Cheese Bread AED 28
- Margherita Pizza with chicken AED 41
- Pollo Pasta AED 55
- Futtuccine al Porcini Mushroom Paste AED 62
- Caffe Affogato AED 25
Service: Our server was super sweet and very helpful with choosing dishes. She was the best server in that night. But the other servers were a bit clumsy and not up to the mark.
What we loved: The starters we ordered were pretty decent and better than the mains I would say. The Ricotta Cheese Bread is a tasty combination of Ricotta cheese, kalamata olives with sun dreid tomatoes and garlic. The cheese used is extremely delicious and fresh. The Burrata we ordered was pretty good but we have tasted better Burrata, although the tomatoes and pesto was very appetizing and flavorsome. For the Pizza we chose to go with a Margherita pizza with chicken on the top and of course we had to try out the Original Neapolitan crust. but we preferred the other pasta we chose over this one which was the Futtuccine al Porcini Mushroom pasta with chicken. The Futtuccine al Porcini Mushroom was full of flavour and sauce that it’s taste was just perfect and the amount of chicken was just right. It was the best main we ordered for the night. To end the night we ordered the Caffe Affogato which was a scope of Gelato with Espresso shot and chocolate sauce. The Gelato was almost fully melted. That being said, it was still good in taste. The best dessert though was the Tiramisu we ordered.
What we didn’t like as much: We had the Pollo pasta which was a Penne pasta with Pesto sauce and shrimp instead of chicken. The pesto sauce was pretty a bit bitter. It’s not the easiest to locate as it’s beside the new VOX cinemas and to get to this floor it’s a bit of a mission. The server was a bit clumsy, he somehow dropped the 7up into the Pollo Pasta. Additionally the Chicken and Parmigiano broth was a bit too bland, wouldn’t suggest this soup. When the Pizza arrived, it was a bit sloppy in presentation, when we removed one slice the cheese almost comes off the pizza.
What we recommend:
- Ricotta Cheese Bread
- Futtuccine al Porcini Mushroom
Ambiance: Very spacious and pretty occupied on a weekday evening. Alost every other table was occupied. Good for a family dinner. Very good lighting and decent seating.
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Very reasonable pricing. The original pizza was created in Naples, Italy over 200 years ago by bakers looking to feed the masses in a cost-effective and tasty manner. Using simple, readily available ingredients along with their own wood burning bread ovens, they changed our culinary world forever. Bakers took small pieces of dough, topped them with tomatoes grown on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, and sold them as a street snack. In 1889 cheese was added and pizza as we know it was born.
#TSDreviews800Degrees: 2.8 / 5