There are gourmet pizzas. Then there are $450 pizzas. And now there's a $1,000 pizza.
The Bellisima Pizza from Nino's Restaurant in New York City features fancy toppings and a fancy price tag to match--order one of these pizzas and you'll find your bank account $1,000 lighter.
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Why so much dough for the pizza? Is it baked by the ghost of Elvis? Alas, no. Simply put, the pizza has some pretty pricey ingredients. The chief topping is six different kinds of caviar, which, according to the restaurant, runs around $820. So that leaves about $180 for the dough, sauce, and other toppings, including Maine lobster. Not to mention labor cost and possible profit.
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Clearly, this pizza isn't aiming for the same customers that might buy an extra-large deep dish from Domino's. At Nino's, you're also paying for star power. According to the restaurant's official site, celebrity guests have included Tony Bennett, Clint Eastwood, and some of the stars from "The Sopranos."
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