Franchise Interviews with 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria

We are meeting with Brian Petruzzi of 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria. Serving customizable, authentic Neapolitan pizza on hand-tossed, never frozen dough and topped with more than 50 of the finest freshest ingredients, 1000 Degrees pizza perfectly captures American appeal and old world Neapolitan flavor. Each pie is familiar to New York style pizza, but maintains the light and airy appeal of Neapolitan style with a thin, slightly-charred crust.

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1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza in Austin, Texas

It’s all in the name. This Trenton, New Jersey pizza shop is the first in Austin, but they brought their dough to town and are serving up seriously delicious pizzas baked at 1000 degrees.

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Immediately upon walking in you are greeted with a big smile and hello. The 1000 Degrees team prides itself in delivering a personalized experience and it starts with asking you what your name is. Part of this is to identify which order is yours, but part of it is so they can call you by your name! They want to know you and make a point to remember you. It goes a long way and set the whole dining experience off on a good start.

Pizza at 1000 Degrees really gets going with the dough. It is hand made, tossed fresh daily, and made with real “00” Neapolitan flour. The pies are then topped with the highest quality cherry and San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh veggies, Burke Farms Meats and Grande’ brand cheeses. It’s old-world Neapolitan flavor paired with North Eastern United States crust. Which makes for one mouthwatering pizza, down to the last bite!

The Austin location is in the Arbor Walk, near DSW shoes. You can choose to build your own pizza with as many toppings as you want for one great price! Or you can pick from their signature pizza combinations like the Tuscan Chicken made with shredded mozzarella, asiago, chicken, spinach, and marinated balsamic sun dried tomatoes. And the Meatza made with Marinara, mozzarella, pepperoni, bacon, Italian sausage, and crumbled meatballs. Basically a meat lovers dream!

And it’s all made in a custom revolving Neapolitan oven that heats up to 1000 degrees. It takes each pizza just 2 minutes in the oven to bake to perfection. With such extreme heat, and fast cooking times, the highest quality cheeses, sauces, meats and veggies maintain their true taste, leading to a very flavorful pizza.

The toppings are delicious, the service is friendly, and the crust is what will keep me coming back for more!

So give them a try, and when you go, be sure to tell them Dine With Shayda sent you! And follow me on Instagram at @DineWithShayda for my daily food adventures.

Shayda Torabi

1000 Degrees Pizza – Cupertino By San Jose Food Blog

Cupertino welcomes the latest fast-casual pizzeria, 1000 Degrees Pizza, from New Jersey. The chain is a franchise and the Cupertino location is currently the only one in California. I was invited by the chain for a complimentary meal. Here are my thoughts.
They serve personal sized pizzas made from authentic Neapolitan flour. The dough is never frozen and is made fresh. It bakes in this very stylish round oven with a rotating stone base. The stone turns around like a Lazy Susan and it evenly distributes the heat. The pizza is done within about 2 minutes.
($7.95) 10″ Classic Margherita with Pepperoni – I ordered my favorite, the Classic Margherita with pepperoni. It was very satisfying. I could not be more pleased with the dough. They actually spin it out by hand and the shape is endearingly not a perfect round. It had just the right amount of air but was still thin.

 

($8.95) Customized 10″– Sriracha marinara, mozzarella, all meat except ham, mushrooms, jalapeno, onions
They allow unlimited toppings here. Phil always loves that because he adds almost all the meat then a few choice vegetables. This was an excellent combo.The Sriracha marinara sauce does add a bit of zing to the pie.

 


Between the two fast-casual pizzeries I have tried so far, Blaze and Pieology, 1000 Degrees has the best dough. It rises a bit more than Blaze’s and it has a crust unlike Pieology’s.

Check out 1000 Degrees in Cupertino

20589 Homestead Rd.
Cupertino, California
(408) 861-9495