Fresh ingredients, homemade sauces and wood-fired pizzas are the top three reasons why owner Mark Gyolai said everyone needs to come to the newly opened 8 Fifty Wood Fired Pizza in Middlebury.
Located at 489 Middlebury Rd., Suite 2E, the pizza place is in the same plaza as Dunkin' Donuts.
Mark and Maria Gyolai own the restaurant. Maria is responsible for many of the dishes served.
"Our specialty is the wood-fired pizza and the good Italian in-house macaronis," he said.
All pizzas are 12-inch personal size pizzas.
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A Sampling of 8 Fifty's Menu
- Stuffed Italian Long Hot Peppers - $6 - 2 Peppers stuffed with a beef and hot Italian fennel sausage mixture, topped with a slivered onion marinara sauce and fresh mozzarella
- Festive salad - $6.50 - Romaine lettuce/Granny Smith apples/Bosc pears/toasted walnuts, dressed with a poppy seed vinaigrette
Pasta Tasting Plates
- Marinara - $5 - Crushed plum tomato, fresh garlic, fresh basil, olive oil, sea salt, and a splash of red wine served with a dollop of ricotta cheese
- Pepperoni - $13 - Fresh mozzarella, spicy pepperoni, slivered red onion and house-made hot pepper caponata
- Margherita - $11 - Fresh mozzarella, fresh garlic and fresh basil
- Sopressata - $14 - Fresh mozzarella, Sopressata salami, slivered red onion and in-house made hot pepper caponata
- Roasted vegetable - $14 - Fresh mozzarella, wood-roasted eggplant, red peppers, mushrooms and caramelized onion
- Torre Di Luna Pinot Grigio
- Portillo Sauvignon Blanc
- 446 Chardonnay
- Martin Ray Chardonnay
- Stella Moscato
- Angeline Reserve Pinot Noir
- Fattoria del Cerro Manero Rosso
- Hedges CMS Red Blend
- Andeluna Malbec
- 337 Cabernet Sauvignon
- Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon
Beer on Tap
- Sam Adams Lager
- Sam Adams Summer
- Sierra Nevada
- Ten Penny Ale
- Magic Hat #9
- Cavalry Marauder IPA
- Cavalry Hatch Plug
- The entire menu can be viewed online, on 8 Fifty Wood-Fired Pizza's Open Menu page.