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Nov 3, 2013 03:59 PM

Louise's Trattoria Pasadena To Close Down

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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  1. Wow. That could explain this -

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

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

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      1. re: westsidegal

        How about between 800 degrees and Settebello?

        1. re: JAB

          they are both tops in their respective categories, imho.

        2. re: westsidegal

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

          1. re: kevin

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

            1. re: kevin

              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.

              1. re: schrutefarms

                When did you work there ?

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

                1. re: kevin

                  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.

                  1. re: schrutefarms

                    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.

                    1. re: kevin

                      Total of three guys, three girls...

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

                      1. re: schrutefarms

                        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.

              2. re: kevin

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

            2. 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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              1. re: Savour

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

                Can't wait!

              2. 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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                1. re: Xan7hos

                  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).

                    1. re: chowseeker1999

                      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.

                      1. re: Xan7hos

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

                  1. 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 :(