downtown los angeles, financial district

800 Degrees Pizzeria Brings Custom Made Pies to Downtown LA

A temporary banner sign for 800 Degrees Pizzeria went up on Thursday afternoon until the permanent sign is installed sometime in the next couple of weeks

A temporary banner sign for 800 Degrees Pizzeria went up on Thursday afternoon until the permanent sign is installed sometime in the next couple of weeks

The wait is finally over! 800 Degrees Pizzeria is officially opening in Downtown LA this Monday, Jan 26 after almost a-year-and-a-half since announcing they were opening downtown. The shuttered Provecho restaurant at 800 Wilshire has been transformed into a beautiful new space for the LA-based restaurant chain that, some say, started the whole “custom pizza craze” that spawned a slew of other similar concepts flooding the LA market (think Blaze, Pizza Studio, Pieology, etc).

The 4,800 square foot space sits on the ground floor of the 16-story office tower at the corner of Wilshire and Flower in the heart of the Financial District with an especially huge bustling lunch crowd from all the office workers nearby. The new 800 Degrees in Downtown LA will also be the only one out of the entire chain to have a full bar with beer on tap and over a dozen cocktails that will no doubt make the downtown happy hour rounds.

Some lucky downtowners got a taste of 800 Degrees yesterday on Thursday, Jan 22. Lunch and dinner were completely free (for anyone who walked by) to celebrate the opening this coming Monday. It was the perfect way to gain some new followers in case they haven’t heard of 800 Degrees before.

A long line formed on Thursday when 800 Degrees gave away free pizzas for lunch and dinner to celebrate their opening

A long line formed on Thursday when 800 Degrees gave away free pizzas for lunch and dinner to celebrate their opening

Giant crystal chandeliers were kept from the former Provecho restaurant

Giant crystal chandeliers were kept from the former Provecho restaurant

An assembly line of custom made to order pizzas

An assembly line of custom made to order pizzas

Three large ovens heated to 800 degrees cooks the pies in about 90 seconds

Three large ovens heated to 800 degrees cooks the pies in about 90 seconds

The Downtown LA location will be the only one with a full bar

The Downtown LA location will be the only one with a full bar

3 Comments

  1. ConcernedSpringStResident says

    This is easily my favorite restaurant downtown. We need more casual places like this!

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