More fast-casual pizza is on the way to Boston. A New Jersey-based pizza chain that specializes in hand-tossed pizzas will soon have a new location in Downtown Boston, according to Boston Restaurant Talk. The chain, 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza, has locations all over the country, including one in Lisbon, CT.
The concept follows a similar model to counter-service pizzerias like Blaze Pizza and Crush Pizza, where customers can choose their ingredients and pizza toppings from a display, and the pizza is cooked up and served hot within a few minutes. The thin-crust pies that come out of the kitchens at 1000 Degrees are, as the name implies, cooked in a 1,000-degree brick oven for two minutes. In addition to pizza, the restaurant serves salads, bread sticks, and fire-roasted wings.
Boston’s 1000 Degrees restaurant will be situated near Government Center at 45 Court St., according to an agenda for the city’s licensing board. The restaurant has also applied for a wine and liqueur license and could have outdoor seating during warmer months, with a proposed 11 p.m. closing time. A hearing on the matter will be held on February 15.
There are a few other similar pizza chains settling into Boston these days: PizzaRev opened at CambridgeSide Galleria last August, and the aforementioned Blaze Pizza now has two locations in the area, one in Cambridge and one in the Fenway neighborhood.