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Kitchen Nightmares Quickie: Sebastian's Pizza Chef Surfaces in Lancaster at Casa Roma

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Honestly, watching the Fox version of Kitchen Nightmares is pretty joyless--Gordon Ramsay is far more palatable in his native UK--unless they happen to be featuring restaurants in Los Angeles.

In 2007 Ramsay went hothead-to-hothead with the owner of a (hideous) Toluca Lake eatery called Sebastian's, but despite a massive overhaul of their unwieldy menu, the place closed down out of the blue in January 2008.

Last night's season finale of KN found Ramsay revisiting three restaurants he tried to resurrect this season, including Casa Roma, an Italian pizza-centric joint up in Lancaster. In the kitchen, it wasn't rotting produce or the staff's rotten attitudes that had Ramsay cursing in disbelief, but rather who was in there.

"What in the hell are you doing in here?" he asked incredulously.