#FatSnacks Friday, The Truth about 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria

Hey Cuties,

Friday has rolled back around again and this one is the birthday edition. On Tuesday, I made my 37th solar return, I know you’re all like but you look so young; you couldn’t possibly be 37. I know right, girl I moisturize and stuff plus this pretty brown is golden honey. I had a chilled-out day planned and I was looking forward to it. There won’t be another turn up until 40. Babe took the day off and joined me, we decided on pizza and a movie.

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A new pizza spot opened in Arlington, VA and I didn’t even know. My #FatSnacks radar is in the shop because it is clearly malfunctioning. I was invited to a complimentary visit to take in the experience. Boy, did I time this one right. I knew it was a pizzeria but I didn’t research it prior to my visit.

1000 degrees Neapolitan pizzeria

1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria – 3400 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA

1000 Degrees is comfortably located on Columbia Pike in Arlington, Virginia. If you know the area, they are located across from The Broiler.

1000 degrees Neapolitan pizzeria

Why the name?

If you cook it faster, you can eat it faster.

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How it Works

You select everything you want to go on your pizza starting with the sauce. It is the Chipotle of pizza.


Making the magic happen

The owner got in on the action and helped get the party started.   They use authentic Neapolitan dough and the recipe dates back more than 100 years from the Campania region of Italy.


Making it my own

You can choose from some premade options or make your own.  I selected my sauce, I went for two types of cheese, I selected my meats and I added one veggie.  They have more than 50 toppings that range from the traditional tomatoes, mozzarella, pepperoni and garlic to thinly sliced rib eye, grilled chicken, pineapple, jalapeno, banana peppers, bleu cheese, a smoky bourbon barbecue sauce and more. They have a variety of fresh and high-quality ingredients to include artisan-made cheeses and imported meats.


Watching it cook

They put my pizza into an authentic Neapolitan oven, that quickly cooks the pizza on very high heat. This custom-made oven is 7,000-pounds. WHOA! It has a rotating platform on the inside that cooks your pizza in two minutes. TWO MINUTES!


Waiting and watching

While my pizza was cooking, I chopped it up with the owner a bit. 1000 Degrees has been open for a week. We chatted about the neighborhood, the foot traffic, the grand opening, you know business stuff. I wanted to know how things were going thus far.


Custom Created BBQ Chicken Pizza

Let me tell you something, it was hard to snap pictures because it was so freaking delicious.  I went for a Smoky Bourbon BBQ sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, chicken, bacon and red onions. She did that!

This is a 10-inch pizza and it is cut into 6 slices. The prices range from $8/$9.00. The 14-inch ranges from $15/$17.00, not bad at all.


The Meatza

Because I wanted to have the full experience I custom created one and selected one from the menu. The Meatza has marinara, mozzarella, pepperoni, bacon, Italian sausage, and crumbled meatballs. Also, very delicious.

1000 Degrees is a hit and I’m looking forward to coming back. The girls and I have already planned a trip and I’ve got to bring the kids. If you are in the DC Metro area drop in for a visit. If you are outside the area, check the website for a location near you.


Are you a pizza lover, what is your favorite kind? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter


Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Alli Smith

    Yum! And that pizza oven – amazing! My favorite pizza is piled high with veggies – makes me feel better about eating all that good crust and melted cheese. Wish I had a slice of your pizza!

  2. Franc Ramon

    I like pizza. It’s great that you get to choose your own ingredient here so you’ll have full control on the contents of your pie.

  3. Tia | Pennies In My Pocket

    This sounds good. I love barbeque pizza and this looks delicious. It’s always fun discovering new restaurants in your city. Sounds like you and the hubs had a great date night.

  4. Kemkem

    It looks fabulous! We’re off to Rome in a couple of days and Federico is bending my ear about his favorite pizza place 🙂 . First stop all the time. YUMMY! bbq chicken pizza sounds and looks great. I bet l’d enjoy it 🙂

  5. Jeanette

    I have never heard of this place! I love pizza and this would be a perfect for me because of how quickly it gets done! If I ever get out that way I will definitely try it!

  6. Nicole

    Yum, this looks Amazing. I love pizza, in particular Margherita. I’ve had some Bomb pizza while visiting Italy and Greece.

  7. Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom

    You cannot go wrong with pizza! This sounds like such a great place to sit, eat and have great conversations with your friends. If you can stop eating of course! LOL

  8. Artney | My Pretty Brown Fit

    I LOVE pizza, and I absolutely love this idea! Your pizza looks so yummy!!! I have too many favorites, but let’s see…if I had to pick one…I’ll go with grilled chicken, pesto, with goat cheese and tri-color peppers combo for my pizza! Mmmm mmm!

  9. lisa

    Those pizzas look soooo delicious. I am a sucker for a good bbq chicken pizza. I love that you watch them make your pizza right there.

  10. Mitch

    Naples invented pizza, so this must be perfect! I would love to try a simple Margherita pizza there!

  11. Michelle Malone

    That’s hot (in my Paris Hilton voice)! Looks yummy. Happy belated birthday, Mimi!

  12. Adeola Naomi

    I love a good Italian pizza which makes me very picky on pizza after everyone else.

  13. Sarah

    You had me at pizza, looks so yummy and right now I am super hungry so I think I will have to get some!

  14. Kita Bryant

    That looks like a divine place to eat pizza. Also, you’re total right, you don’t look 37 haha

  15. Kirstin N. Fuller (the travelin diva)

    Fab food is always a great way to ring in a birthday! I’ll have to visit this pizzeria because the ‘meatza’ looks so delicious!

  16. Bella

    Now that is what I call a pizza! Wow these look absolutely delicious, I have got to check this place out.

  17. Stephen

    Wow! this place looks soo good! never heard of it but will look out for it next time im in the states!

  18. Marysa

    Wish I had one of these in my city! This sounds like such a fun process being able to customize your pizza with so many choices. I am a vegetarian so I often struggle with finding something I like.

  19. Rebecca Swenor

    This looks like a great pizza place indeed. We love pizza and it would be great to be able to choose your what you want on your pizza plus have it cooked in 2 minutes. Thanks for sharing your awesome pizza experience.

  20. KenyaRae

    That sounds AWESOME!! i love places that let you choose how you want your food ( the chipolte-types). Glad you enjoyed your birthday and yes you are killing 37 honey!

  21. nikki

    That was a yummy pizza! I love to discover a new food. Thanks for sharing this with us

  22. Tanya Barnett

    Oh Yeah! We love pizza….and you pick your toppings…We will definitely be visiting here.

  23. Latoya @ Life and a Budget

    OMG! I need this in my life right now! We’re hoping to get to DC for my sis in law’s graduation in May and this will be remembered!

  24. LaQuisha Hall

    Why do I love this #FatSnacks hashtag, lol? I love a great pizzeria, especially those that remind me of New York pizza!

  25. Bonnie @wemake7

    Oh my gosh! I haven’t had pizza in months!! Now I really want a slice or two lol. That looks amazing.

  26. Amanda Love

    The kids and I love pizza and it would be fun to be able to choose your own toppings! I’d love to give this pizza parlor a try, my sons would enjoy this place!

  27. CJ from Thirty30Courtney

    As a Jersey girl, I’m sensitive about my pizza but I must admit, this looks delicious! I am fairly easy and enjoy spicy sausage, bell peppers, and extra cheese. That’s all I need!

  28. Kiwi

    I need to go on a Fat Snacks mission with you one day! We have that in common our love for food! This place looks delish and wow it cooks pizza in 2 mins! Thats dope!

  29. krystal

    That is SO cool that you can see all the toppings like that. I wish we had a place like that here. I love adding peppers, chicken, and ranch to my pizza!

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