MiamiCentral, the expansive downtown development featuring retail, offices, residences and the Brightline train service, announced a new addition to its carefully curated food and beverage program: 800 Degrees Pizza, the Los Angeles-based authentic Neapolitan-style pizzeria, will open its first Florida location in CentralFare, the new culinary marketplace within MiamiCentral.

“With locations in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Tokyo, and Dubai, 800 Degrees Pizza attracts an array of patrons who share a discerning appetite for high-quality food that isn’t compromised by great value,” says David McIntyre, senior vice president of hospitality operations for MiamiCentral and Brightline. “We are excited that 800 Degrees chose CentralFare for their first Florida location.”

800 Degrees Pizza serves top-quality, chef-driven offerings with an American heart and Italian soul. Creator and founder, Chef Anthony Carron, formerly of the Michael Mina Group, brings more than 20 years of culinary leadership and experience and honors the heritage of Old World Italian tradition where the integrity of ingredients is paramount. Since its debut in 2012 in Los Angeles, 800 Degrees has set itself apart from its competitors by offering authentic, Old World pizzas with hand-stretched dough and premium-quality cheeses, produce and charcuterie, all served in a polished and refined “date worthy” atmosphere perfect for a night out.  “Commitment to quality is the brand hallmark, from the culinary offerings to the impeccable interior design and a friendly, efficient staff,” says Chef Carron. “We are thrilled to be opening in CentralFare where we can share our passion for serving handcrafted pizzas fast without compromising flavor, quality or integrity.”

The wood-fired ovens at 800 Degrees add a subtle smoky taste to the pies, which cannot be replicated by gas or electric ovens. 800 Degrees utilizes specially designed stone hearth ovens that burn almond wood with temperatures reaching 800 degrees Fahrenheit at the base of the oven and 1200 degrees at the roof so that each pie bakes to perfection in less than 90 seconds.

800 Degrees’ specialty pizzas are artfully created to highlight a wide spectrum of flavor profiles, ranging from butternut squash, caramelized onions and bacon to fresh clams with pecorino and garlic. Through the customizable menu, customers are encouraged to design their own pizzas or select from a menu of specialty pies created by Chef Carron.

In addition to the Neapolitan-style pizza, 800 Degrees will also offer a selection of fresh, made-to-order salads, a variety of hot and cold bites, wood oven-baked sandwiches, a Burrata menu, as well as organic, artisanal gelato.

In addition to its seven restaurants in the Los Angeles area, 800 Degrees operates locations in Las Vegas, Tokyo and Dubai.  The first location opened in the Los Angeles district of Westwood Village to much fanfare and quickly developed a large and devoted following. 800 Degrees subsequently opened additional locations in the Los Angeles area including Santa Monica, LAX Airport, Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood.

CentralFare will offer authentically crafted culinary experiences, featuring celebrity chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, Richard Hales of Blackbrick Chinese; and Andres Barrientos and James Bowers of Miami Smokers, among others. Opening in late summer 2017, CentralFare will encompass approximately 50,000 square feet on the first and second levels of MiamiCentral. Featuring six restaurants and more than 20 food and retail purveyors, CentralFare and signature restaurant Monger by the Voltaggio Brothers have been designed by award-winning global hospitality design and concept firm, AvroKO.

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