I visited 850 Degrees in Ridgefield, Connecticut on a cold night and was quickly drawn to the lovely space with a marble long bar and warm wood custom made seating from Hunt Country furniture. You feel as if you are in a country tavern in Vermont, not in downtown Ridgefield.
This is definitely not your average pizzeria. The brick oven is brought in from Italy and as the name implies the pizza is cooked at a roaring 850 Degrees. I started with wood fired clams with butter sauce also prepared in this oven. My party also tried two types of wood fired wings – hot and barbeque style. Very good. Loved the mozzarella triangles and fries in truffle oil with parmesan and basil. My daughter ordered the pasta fagiole soup and really enjoyed it.
I had to try a salad and felt the baby romaine salad with apples, dried cranberries , almonds and goat cheese with white balsamic vinaigrette was something special and light. On to the pizza. There are three types: wood fired, extra thin (bar style) and traditional.We loved the traditional chicken parmigian , thin crust meatball pizza, but the wood fired with prosciutto, burrata cheese, arugula and balsamic glaze knocked it out of the park. amazing!! We ended with a smores wood fired pizza. Marshmallows, nutella and graham cracker crumbs. The kids will love this.
The service is fantastic and always with a smile. Lovely change of pace for something unique and unusual. Don’t miss this hot gem. The restaurant is located down the narrow lane off Main Street and behind 50 Coins Restaurant. There is free parking available.
424 R Main Street
(203) 894-5395 web: http://www.850degrees.com