My custom pizza, with marinara/pesto combo, plus sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and olives
El Segundo is now home to a new pizza place – or more accurately, a new pizza concept. PizzaRev, a Los Angeles-based chain, allows customers to craft their own pizza using a wide variety of unlimited ingredients, all for one price. PizzaRev will open its doors on Friday, August 2, at the the Gateway El Segundo plaza, between Mariposa & Grand Ave., at 460 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
The PizzaRev crew is ready to add your custom toppings
We had a chance earlier this week to check out the PizzaRev concept and sample some pizzas. To create your pizza, you walk through a cafeteria line that a friend of ours described as “like Subway, but for pizza.” A crew of pizza-builders help you select your sauce, your cheese, and an array of toppings, from sweet fennel sausage, to anchovies, to fresh arugula. Then the pizza gets fired up in PizzaRev’s custom-built 9,600 pound stone-bed “Fire-Deck” oven, and three minutes later, your own personalized pizza is ready.
We had a chance to sample the PizzaRev pizzas earlier this week…and when you’re presented with a whole line of toppings, it’s a tough choice. We were completely torn about whether to choose marinara sauce or pesto, and we tentatively asked if we could do a combination of both. “Of course!” came the answer. “Great choice!” The beauty is you can do as much or as little of each topping as you like, or make your own crazy combination. After all – it’s your pizza.
The “cheeseburger pizza”
After our pesto/marinara mixture, we added sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and spinach – a combination we highly recommend (see top picture). But our little guy decided to go with one of the weekly specials, a cheeseburger pizza (pictured left), with lettuce, tomato, cheese, ground beef, and ketchup. After he demolished the entire thing, he declared it, ”Double-double-double thumbs up!”
Once you’ve got your pizza, there’s plenty of seating both inside and outside on the heated patio. Oh, and did we mention the dessert pizza? You can choose from chocolate, caramel, and raspberry toppings. Looks like this will be be a fun place for kids and grownups alike; our kids already want to go back and try some new combos.
PizzaRev is located at 460 N. Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo, CA. , and opens Friday, August 2. Phone: 310-426-6320.
Blogger disclosure: We received a complimentary pizza dinner from PizzaRev but did not receive compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are our own.