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Locally-owned, and operated, Custom Built Pizza creates wood-fired pizzas that respect Italian pizza tradition as well as modern culinary whimsy. Its hand-kneaded dough is made of Italian flour and water with pinches of sea salt. The small-batch dough acquires flavor while resting for 24–48 hours, giving the crust a unique personality perfect for snagging online dates. True to its name, Custom Built Pizza lets diners get creative with ingredients, though the chefs do also assemble four house specialty pizzas that stay true to their Italian inspiration.
Six sauces, including pistachio pesto and spicy diavolo, form a base for seven cheeses, and 24 total toppings that include applewood bacon, chorizo, roasted garlic, and fresh cilantro. Pizza chefs lay the dough, which also comes in gluten-free or wheat, out on a wooden pizza paddle and layer it with ingredients, standing between the open oven and a counter where patrons can watch the pizza-building process. Flaming logs quickly fire the pizza, which chefs pull out as a crispy crust bubbling with melty cheese. In addition to pizza, guests can enjoy beer and wine. Honey-wheat and gluten-free dough, as well as vegan options, are also available.