an amazing craft cocktail program and a all Italian winelist.
Opening at 5pm
Happy Hour : 5pm-7pm Daily
Dinner: 5pm – 10:30pm
Saturday- Sunday Brunch 11am-4pm
What Insiders Are Saying
Kettle Black is a kind-of-casual, kind-of-fancy Italian spot in Silver Lake that knows its way around a wood-fired oven.
Excellent food every time we go. Superlative service! Always the loveliest, kindest professionals working and serving there. Love this place so much. Gets better every time we go.
Drinks were decent, but all the food was very heavy-handed. Meat and pastas were extremely salty, and salad was over-dressed
Happy hour is hreat. The Sip and Slice is my go to choice.
I really enjoyed Kettle Black. The sourdough was exceptional, as was the street corn. Good wine list and beautiful ambiance. Perfect for many occasions.
The housemade pasta was transcendental. SO GOOD. MY husband is the pickiest of the picky ones and hel loved the bolognese. He will usually only eat "spaghetti noodles", and he absolutely loved this. The Pizza crust had just the right amount of chew and flavor, and the leeks and mushroom had the perfect flavor profile. We went for our 10th wedding anniversary dinner and would go back again and again.
My GFs and I came here at an odd hour (330 pm on a Saturday). Unfortunately, we were there at a time between two limited menu options (brunch and happy hour). We all had chopped salads that were delicious but it would have been nice to have more options. I had a major craving for their pasta, which, unfortunately, I was unable to order.
As for their food, the dessert, the "budino," which was ?chocolate/caramel is the most mouth-watering, delicious thick "pudding." I would go again just for that.
Great space - good service - friendly environment
Room too loud.
Food too average.
Meal too expensive (for what it was.)
Service pleasant but not stellar.
Done with this place.
The servers were lovely and friendly and fairly attentive . The ambiance is nice and it is a cool restaurant .
Cesar salad was not good . past bolognese was really salty and my companion said the same about her pecorrino pasta .
its a shame cause i like the ambience and the location but this is second time here with just average food
Happy Hour. Always have a great time. Love the Sip and Slice with Red.
The place had a great vibe and really cute place, but the food was horrible and not worth the high prices! I would reccomemd only going for drinks.
Good food and drinks. Tables are a little close together.
Fantastic happy hour, great pasta, drinks on point 👌
Brunch on Saturday was very good. I have been there for dinner too and of course, that’s extraordinary! Great place, great decor, great service and amazing food!
The food, drinks, and service were all excellent! Quiet enough to have a conversation with a beautiful ambiance. I got the mezcal cocktail. It was great. We ordered a bunch of dishes to share: panzanella salad, octopus, meatballs, cacio e pepe, parpadelle, and the budino. The only thing that was just okay was the parpadelle. Everything else was excellent! We were pretty stuffed and had leftovers (2 people). Will definitely be back!
Great food and service. The ambiance is lively without being too loud or distracting. The wait staff is professional and hip. Food was ample, interesting and delicious,
Was a first time visit for all 3 of us in the party. I had seen that there were some mixed reviews - mainly based on service. But he menu was still very appealing. So I took a chance. And all 3 of really enjoyed the food. And the service was quite good, especially for Silver Lake. I’d happily go back.
After the original staff left the restaurant quality declined. We were pleasantly surprised during this busy with the positive experience
It was lovely
Was forced to wait an extra 15 mins even with a res, while walk-ups were seated before us. Food is over seasoned to mask the low-quality of the ingredients. This is particularly noticeable in the pizza/quality of cheese used.
Extremely loud, not particularly good value. Won't return.
Great food and service was fantastic. We ordered 2 frozen cocktails before we ordered food and the frozen mix machine was acting up so there was a delay in getting the frozen drinks so the manager offered to comp us 2 cocktails for the delay. That’s what I would call great customer service. Will definitely be back again
A fun and hip Italian restaurant with great drinks
Very nice ambiance! Cool vibe with very good food. Pizza was great.
Great bartender. Great cocktails. Great local spot--sat at the bar before heading to Dodger game.
This is my second time to eat at Kettle Black. Both times the food and service has been outstanding.
Loved the bread and clams.
Visiting from NY. Great food & great service. On par with NYC restaurants
The food and service were very good, with an interesting wine list. Very enjoyable!
Great food and service.
My son killed half the Burratta Margherita pizza and I had the citrus-cured salmon; I highly recommend both.
The doors and windows were wide open, so it was quite chilly, but I prefer it.
Mediocre food at best. So many better options in this area. Our Baratta pizza had almost no cheese and was lukewarm and soggy.
This place is beautiful, but I think they are understaffed. We ordered an appetizer and Pizza. 50 min later we asked about the Pizza. It immediately arrived - Cold and dry. The waitress comp'd the pizza.
Food was not good but the service was great and the spot was fun .we won’t be going back unfortunately
Love this place. We have been going there from the day they opened. I would say one of the best restaurants in silver lake.
Very dry chicken, everything else was great
Service was pretty awful. The host was super nice and we were seated right away although as I was about to sit one of the waitresses was looking at me sideways. It felt very mean girls. I almost wanted to ask why she was staring at me. Service was slow. Forgetful. Food was cold and mediocre. Overpriced. Once our food arrived no one asked if we needed any fresh pepper or fresh cheese. We had to hound the staff for it. Overall this is Los Angeles and there are several real and delicious Italian places that blow this place out of the water and offers service with a smile. This place will be replaced in a couple of years.
I have been there a few times from 30 miles away. Food, environment is great. Price reasonable. Service is great. Nice restaurant for a night out whether its date, friends get together, couple or group - all good :-)
Outstanding service with a very laid back, no fussy vibe. Great food and hospitality.
Hard to review this place as the service was so bad.
The positives were the stellar cauliflower salad, the best i have ever had and the branzino was beautifully cooked, fresh and sweet.no need for the heavy tomato sauce it sat in, the lemony frisée salad was nice but would have been more appropriate beside the fish, not no top of it.
The cavatelli with muscrooms and fava beens could have been OK but was radically a dente and swimming in fat, it tasted like some type of animal fat too, pretty nasty actually
But the main negatives were the wines and the service. Admittedly we only ordered whites, but i would be hard pressed to find worse especially at the prices they charge. They were also served WAY TOO COLD. Finally i ended up with the Arneis which was acceptable. The Greco di Tufo, a wine i know well as i work for an Italian wine importer was undrinkeable.
The service, was by far the most objectionable part of the experience and the reason i will not go back. Firstly it was almost impossible to find a server, then once we had one, she was rather sullen and apparently too busy elsewhere to revisit our table. We had to ask the hostess who was roaming about for some reason to send us someome. The second server who came by was much more personable than server #1 and knew a little more about the wines on offer
The final straw however was at the very end while i was sitting at the table but getting ready to leave, server #1 comes by and drops off someones dirty half finished plate of food on the table and walks off!