About 8fifty

Opened in June of 2012, 8fifty is a wood-fired artisan pizza restaurant located in Middlebury, CT. Our traditionally decorated dining room comfortably seats 30 people.  The bar area, featuring a custom built Ribbon Mahogany bar top, has seating for an additional 13 people.

A unique style of wood-fired artisan pizza is our specialty.  We also offer freshly made salads, house-made soups,  appetizers, pasta and weekly specials.

To quench everyoneʼs thirst, we feature 10 beers on tap, the majority of which are sourced from local craft breweries.  We also offer a variety of bottled beers, a fine selection of red and white wines, and soft drinks. 

Oh and by the way youʼll love our music…… stop in,  unwind and relax with a  a pie and beverage!

Our Pizza

• Our artisan pizzas are 12” (sorry no slices).  They are defined by the unique combination of a crispy thin crust with an oven-risen cornicione that is crunchy and fire-charred, yet soft and airy inside.

• The creation of our pizza begins with the dough.  We craft our dough in an Italian-made “fork” mixer.  After hand forming dough-balls we let them sleep in the walk-in cooler for 4 days.  During this cold fermentation process the natural flavors of the dough mature; at the same time the dough becomes soft and tender..

• All toppings are the freshest ingredients available — locally sourced when possible — from the tomatoes we use in our pizza sauce to the freshly harvested vegetables and the fresh mootz!

• All pies are then skillfully baked in our imported Italian wood fired oven.  NO gas used here, only locally harvested hardwoods!

The Rest . . .

• The pride and passion we have for our pizza is evident in the preparation of the rest of our food!

• All our food is prepared using the freshest ingredients, sourcing from local farmers whenever possible.

• Our sauces, soups, meatballs, and specialty pasta recipes are Forcucci family original recipes from the Abruzzi region of Italy.  These recipes are respectfully prepared and cooked to order, never pre-cooked beforehand.

• No food warmers, crock pots or steam tables used here!


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NOT ONLY DO WE BAKE WITH WOOD….. WE DECORATE WITH IT! HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE SOON

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