800 Degrees is getting ready to have a Pasadena location on the corner of Colorado and Fair Oaks, in the heart of Old Town, where Louise’s Trattoria used to stand. During the lengthy renovation process, it seems that a mural from days pre-Louise’s was uncovered and is now being restored to be included as part of the 800 Degrees décor.
Before it was Louise’s, the space housed The Rite Spot back in the early 1990’s and included a 1930’s Works Progress Administration-style mural by Kenton Nelson and commissioned by Rite Spot owner Roger Kislingbury. When Louise’s took over in 1994, the colorful mural was covered up. Now, twenty years later the mural is being restored for inclusion in the 800 Degrees spot and Nelson himself is supervising the process, according to the latest on Eater.
Although 800 Degrees Pasadena has been some time in the coming, it is said to be opening this summer. Signage for the spot is in place and a taste of real Neapolitan style pizza should be available soon.
800 Degrees have been opening around various spots in L.A. and even Las Vegas so it will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood. The name refers to the temperature of the super hot oven in which each pizza is quickly baked for just a minute before being served piping hot.
Art and pizza sounds like a delicious recipe for a perfect way to spend the day.
Check out the 800 Degrees website for more about their pizza making process.
800 Degrees Pasadena 2-8 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, Ca 91105