Westwood's beloved pizza eatery 800 Degrees will soon open up a location in Santa Monica, the restaurant announced Thursday.
The new location, at 120 Wilshire Blvd. in downtown, is slated to open sometime in the fall. The 5,000-square-foot restaurant will be much larger than the original Westwood Village location, with 120 seats and a parking lot with nearly 90 spaces.
It will also have a stand-alone deli, takeout and retail space, where customers can purchase 800 Degrees products, like olive oil, peppers, dry pasta and cheeses. Westwood's 800 Degrees recently announced it will launch a similar takeaway location this spring. The deli at the Santa Monica location will also sell classic hot and cold Italian sandwiches.
"Since we opened our Westwood location just over a year ago, we’ve been getting requests from all over Los Angeles to open more locations," said Anthony Carron, chef and creator of 800 Degrees. "With offices, families, locals and tourists all within blocks of our location, we expect Santa Monica to be even busier for us than Westwood."
The restaurant also plans to open up a location at LAX.