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Louise's Trattoria Pasadena To Close Down

Al Bondigas Nov 3, 2013 03:59 PM

Walked by Louise's Trattoria in Pasadena the other day and noticed a liquor license application notice.

I confirmed that Louise's is in fact closing down soon. Apparently 800 Degree Pizza is opening up at this location.

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    happybaker RE: Al Bondigas Nov 3, 2013 04:00 PM

    Wow. That could explain this -


    That said, I confess, I'm really looking forward to 800 degrees!

    1. westsidegal RE: Al Bondigas Nov 3, 2013 10:00 PM

      given the choice between 800 degrees and Louise's Trattoria, i'd go with 800 degrees every time.. . .

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        JAB RE: westsidegal Nov 4, 2013 06:34 AM

        How about between 800 degrees and Settebello?

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          westsidegal RE: JAB Nov 4, 2013 06:36 AM

          they are both tops in their respective categories, imho.

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          kevin RE: westsidegal Nov 4, 2013 06:12 PM

          I always had a soft spot for Louisse's Trattoria, even though it was like a refined version of the Olive Garden.

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            ilysla RE: kevin Nov 4, 2013 11:14 PM

            +1. Definitely a relic in LA's dining scene today, but I think it certainly had a place 15 yrs ago....

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              schrutefarms RE: kevin Nov 5, 2013 07:38 AM

              Same here. I used to be a hostess at the HB one in high school, and as an adult, it became a go-to delivery option since I knew the menu so well.

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                kevin RE: schrutefarms Nov 5, 2013 02:05 PM

                When did you work there ?

                Was Mangia Mangia in the vicinity at the time ????

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                  schrutefarms RE: kevin Nov 5, 2013 03:39 PM

                  I worked there in '95 and '96. I quit a month or two after I turned 18. By that time, I had an apartment I shared with two other girls, and three guys. They all worked at Noahs Bagels. I don't think we ate anything that entire summer except bagels and foccacia.

                  I remember Mangia Mangia being on...Goldenwest maybe? Closer to the freeway than PCH.

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                    kevin RE: schrutefarms Nov 5, 2013 03:41 PM

                    Yep, it's HB, but way inland. Right on golden west, right near the college.

                    2 girls, 3 guys... shounds like a modern day "three's co." :)

                    Carbo overload central, no fucking joke.

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                      schrutefarms RE: kevin Nov 5, 2013 03:44 PM

                      Total of three guys, three girls...

                      And yeah, an 18 year old ass can take all those carbs. Then it's all downhill...

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                        kevin RE: schrutefarms Nov 5, 2013 03:46 PM

                        i don't think even me as 18 y.o. could have survived on just bagels.

                        it's interesting what we can subsist.

                        like one of my friends who survived on only french fries and soda.

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                Servorg RE: kevin Nov 5, 2013 07:38 AM

                Bill Chait is still trying to figure out how to get it removed from his "permanent record" (g)

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                  kevin RE: Servorg Nov 5, 2013 02:04 PM


            2. Savour RE: Al Bondigas Nov 4, 2013 05:19 PM

              Interesting. I haven't been in it since it's been Louise's, but it used to have a pretty amazing art deco interior.

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                happybaker RE: Savour Nov 4, 2013 06:08 PM

                It's going to be tasty, reasonably priced and PRETTY?!

                Can't wait!

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                Xan7hos RE: Al Bondigas Nov 4, 2013 10:55 PM

                Wow 800 Degrees is definitely going to start a fast-fired pizza battle with Blaze Pizza down the road...if it's the same pricing as the Westwood location then Blaze has them beat as they don't charge extra for multiple toppings.

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                  chowseeker1999 RE: Xan7hos Nov 5, 2013 07:29 AM

                  From the reports here on CH and from friends who've been to both, i believe 800 Degrees is supposed to be superior (and Blaze ripped off their concept).

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                    kevin RE: chowseeker1999 Nov 5, 2013 02:05 PM

                    And PizzaRev.

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                      Xan7hos RE: chowseeker1999 Nov 5, 2013 06:02 PM

                      I frequent both and I think Blaze represents a higher quality to price ratio than 800, but I'm sure both will do well. If it puts a dent in the lines at Blaze I'm all for it.

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                        mc michael RE: Xan7hos May 23, 2014 11:26 PM

                        Blaze, really? It's cheap but pedestrian compared to Luggage Room.

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                    PHitchcock RE: Al Bondigas May 23, 2014 11:02 PM

                    Louise's was never the same after they sold it. The food really changed,and the atmosphere was not as comfortable. Yet I will still miss them :(

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