Introducing the $1,000 Pizza

Do you have caviar and lobster dreams? Nino's Restaurant in NYC has the pie for you.

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The $1000 Bellisima Pizza at Gino's Restaurant on June 13, 2012 in New York City.

Do you ever wonder what the 1% eat on pizza night? Well Nino’s Restaurant has the answer. The New York City eatery has just introduced a pizza priced at $1,000 — but if you cut that pie into eight pieces, it’s only $125 a slice.

Its the latest move in an escalating cold pizza war: earlier this month, a Canadian restaurant revealed a pie that costs $450, featuring a thermidor of lobster, black Alaska cod and a side of Russian osetra caviar. (There is also a $120 version topped with roasted garlic, Icelandic scampi, smoked steelhead and lobster ratatouille.) But everything is bigger in New York, right? According to Reuters, Nino’s had already served up a so-called Luxury Pie for a limited time in 2007 with the same four-figure price tag.

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The Bellisima pie’s price tag is not just for show. This little slice of luxury features top-of-the-line ingredients, including six different types of caviar which are worth $820 alone. The rest of the price covers the pizza’s other ingredients–Maine lobster and creme fraiche–along with the cost of labor for putting together a masterpiece.

Still peckish after your $1,000 pizza? Maybe pick up a $100 hamburger  follow it with a stroll to New York’s Serendipity for their $25,000 sundae. Only in New York, kids. Only in New York. Well maybe in Sri Lanka, too.

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