Happy National Pizza Day!
Today is National Pizza Day and what better way to celebrate it than with a visit to Pizza Five85.
The first Pizza Five85 opened up in August last year with locations in West Covina and Hollywood and now only a couple months later, they open up their newest branch in the South Bay. Today was the grand opening of in Torrance. Located at the heart of popular restaurant haven, Torrance Crossroads, Pizza Five85 is a new hot spot offering a new way for customers to enjoy pizza.
The concept of Pizza Five85 is “Assemble your own.” It’s a simple four step process with an emphasis on fresh ingredients.
The first step is picking your own fresh crust, with a choice between original and garlic, then choosing your sauce; marinara and pesto, followed up your choice of cheese; mozarella, parmesan, feta or ricotta.
Once your base is made, the fun of choosing toppings begin! They have a variety of meats. They’ve got classic favorites like pepperoni and sausage but also unique toppings like Korean bbq meat and salmon. I also was such a fan of their various veggies! Variety is big here! I saw so many different types of tomatoes and mushrooms!
After the meat and veggies, it’s time to weigh and bake. It’s 39 cents per ounce. Right after weighing and paying, the pizza gets baked in front of you. It gets baked for five minutes in the oven temprature of 585 degrees (hence the name Pizza Five 85) :). They give a cute little red buzzer button that will light up once your pizza is done baking.
While waiting, one can enjoy some of their drinks. I love how they have different kinds of iced tea here.
Soon enough, the pizza is ready and a beautiful, hot, piping pizza is presented! One of the best things about this place is their unique ingredients. I got to try two types of pizza. The first pizza I got to try was my custom made one with garlic crust and a variety of veggies and chicken. It’s my first time to have a custom made pizza with garlic crust. The taste of garlic is distinct at first bite. I also loved all the veggies I got to put on my pizza! I was able to put corn, sautéed mushrooms, fresh mozarella, tomatoes, eggplant and Shiitake mushrooms. For my meat, I chose a mix of different chicken from Thai chicken with peanuts to Spicy Cajun chicken. It was a pizza that was classically my own and I loved how all my favorites came together to make not only a unique pizza but a delicious one as well. Piping hot crust, delectable and delightful fresh toppings all made one perfect pizza.
Aside from my garlic crust pizza filled with veggies and chicken, I also got to try a more classic pizza with marinara sauce, sausage, mushrooms, pineapple and green pepper. Once again, this Pizza Five85 creation was a winner. The crust was crispy and each ingredient topping was so savory and tasty!
I couldn’t imagine a better way to celebrate National Pizza Day today over going to the newest pizza hot spot to open up in the South Bay. I loved assembling my own pizza and was such a fan of their variety of fresh ingredients. Great concept, great ingredients and great tasting pizza. I was full of smiles the whole time I was here. 🙂 Happy National Pizza Day, indeed! 😉
For more smiles, please see my recent Yelp review on Pizza Five85!
*Items in this post were provided for a complimentary basis to facilitate this review. This blog post was accurate when published and reflects the uninfluenced opinion of the blog writer.