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About Kettle Black

Kettle Black is a rustic Italian restaurant located in the heart of Silverlake offering
an amazing craft cocktail program and a all Italian winelist.

3705 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Sunday
Opening at 5pm
Happy Hour : 5pm-7pm Daily
Dinner: 5pm – 10:30am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 641-3705

Website:
http://www.kettleblackla.com/

Executive Chef:
Peter Macias

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Kettle Black Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for a Date (9)
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Neighborhood Gem (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Romantic (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Authentic (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Delicious food, wine, ambiance. Pasta was perfect.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was good, enjoyed the ambiance. Wish I had been a more visible to my waiter. She was nice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Perfect ambience for a nice dinner with friends or for date night. Service was great! Portions are on the smaller side, but the food was really good. Overall great experience. Will definitely be back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Loud but great food and great drinks. Would have liked more burrata on my buratta pizza but it had good flavor regardless...

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Saved us a table even tho we were extremely late. Truly appreciate it. Server was lovely. Drinks / wine were great. We had last min joiners and they accommodated us with no issues.
Decoré is lovely - great date spot!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Overall, our experience at Kettle Black was subpar. The food was just okay -- not quite worth the price but not bad. The drinks were the same -- good, but not quite worth the price. Our service was poor, but it seemed our server may have been new. Unfortunately, he said the OpenTable Dining Rewards we had specifically booked our reservation to use was "unusable," which was disappointing. I personally wouldn't go back to Kettle Black.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The restaurant is beautiful. We all commented on that when we walked in. We had a 8pm reservation for 4. We were there about 5 minutes early and were told our table wouldn’t be ready for about 15-20 min. Fine except there were about 4 open tables. We were sat at about 8:20 but then NOBODY came to our table for service. Not a drink, nothing. We finally asked if we had a server at about the 30 min mark. That is ridiculous. We finally ordered, everything at one time because we didn’t want to let the guy leave. The food took forever and we had to ask for the bill when they dropped the food. We had to be home by 10:30 to let the babysitter go. We get it, it was Friday night but this place needs to step it up. The food was good. The decor was great. The service sucked.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great happy hour. Love the "sip and slice." Very nice pastas. Great vibe/atmosphere. Prices are reasonable. Overall very good value for the caliber of service/food/atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Loved it all !!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was delicious and great service. Unfortunately they sat us 40 minutes after our reservation time.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Would not go back. Unfortunately, had to sit outside and it was quite cold. Food was mediocre across the board (chicken parm was pretty terrible) sometimes arriving tepid in temperature. Wait staff not particularly engaging or friendly.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Very unique and creative Italian food, good service, reasonably priced

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Birthday celebration and was good for sharing starters and small plates
Music was a bit loud but when we asked to turn it down they did promptly and it was fine after that
Lively great food and drinks

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

What a special treat Black Kettle was for a Christmas Eve supper. It is a bit noisy, but the ambiance is very nice. Service was professional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food is great but unfortunately the staff was not very attentive . Was hard to get their attention to order drinks etc

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food is good but not great. The service was lacking. I would go back. Don't expect and exceptional dining experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

So-so. The salad was fine, pastas were terrible. Weird texture. I think they were meant to be al dente but were just chewy. But the Sicilian cake trifle dessert was delish.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Tried a new place and wasn't impressed with the food. Seemed super bland and overpriced for the portion. Would not recommend.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was great! Service was good, albeit a little slow at times. Would come back, and will gladly recommend :)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Good food ambiance and cocktail menu. Excellent wait staff

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Silver Lake with a surprisingly excellent happy hour. $4 beer, $6 wine, $8 Manhattans... plus great food options mostly under $10. For a fine dining upscale place, that's a good deal!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

GREAT Italian food with small plates included (meatballs i.e.)
Incredible service with prompt delivery of food
Would only prefer the patio for quieter dining
Inside ..a fun joyous scene

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I had the Cavatelli which was super salty and had sad, steamed/flavorless broccoli on it. The pasta itself seemed undercooked as it was pretty rubbery. My friend got the burrata pizza which tasted fine but was only warm in some spots and cold in others. Loved the décor and ambience, but the food really was not good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fantastic Spot! Great food, great location. Excellent service .Will return

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food just ok because chef has already left for a downtown project. Feels like the kitchen is putting out an interpretation of former chef's food but without the right finesse. Good option for locals wanting a quick bit for pizza before going out. Would not consider it a serious dining option anymore

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

First visit - can't wait to book it again. We sent a text to friends while still dining there and they booked a table for next weekend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The service was wonderful, the ambiance was good. The food was ok. We were looking forward to the cacio e pepe, it was nothing like we had in Rome. Lacking flavor. The pizza was not bad. I would give it another chance because the people were so nice.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was our second visit and I was looking forward to the cacio pepe...It was a total miss this time. Everything else we had was great...snap peas, eggplant and chicken parm all excellent. Very noisy so that cut into the enjoyment.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The music is loud, i feel like eating inside a club. If you like this type of vibe, kettle black is very fun place to be.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I read about this restaurant along with some others that had been newly opened with an Italian Slant. When I looked at some of the other restaurant menus online, being somewhat picky eater, I found that I may have difficulties enjoying a meal. When I read the menu here, I was delighted to see that I had a wide range of choices And that there was an eagerness to accommodate any modifications. My only complaint is that without A large sign it’s a little bit hard to find. Now onto the food:

My guests were Italian foodies with a specialty in pizza pasta and premium call drinks. The cocktails were prepared meticulously to order. The pizza was a 10 out of 10 hands down favorite, and no matter what you get on it, don’t miss the Calabrian peppers if you’re into spice. Watching the shelf juggle the pizza Dough is a lost art not lost on us. The pasta are all homemade And come in at quite interesting assortment. My guess both opted for the sample and your hair with olive oil garlic and lemon zest: the simple list items are some times the most difficult, here again The chef nailed it. I opted for something a bit more adventurous, the corkscrew pasta with Italian sausage and broccolini. Simply put, I can’t wait until I can order it again, it was outstanding.
Don’t miss the side dishes, the green beans were unlike any I’ve had, and disappeared from the plate like children with candy.

The dessert menu with nice I really like the lemon cake with the blackberry sauce, it was birthing with flavor. The only slight disappointment with with milk chocolate pana cotta which was just a little bit overbearing as far as the tasted eggs, and the consistency wasn’t as anticipated. The other aspect, they just don’t have decaf coffee or espresso, which as they grow, hopefully they will add. In summary, this is one of the hottest bars and kitchens, which will turn the tables, making Westside patrons travel east. It’s about time. Bravo!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fun, Hot Spot, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

I appericated that the restaurant has the gluten free pasta option on the menu. I would say the dessert menu needs to be kicked up a notch and with gluten free options.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Kettle black had such a great vibe the host was extremely friendly and greated up with a great warming welcome
The food was amazing.... especially the Parma pizza!!
Great place for a date..:)
Can't wait to visit again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Love this restaurant. We have been going there since it opened and were there the day Jonathan gold was enjoying their delicious food. Good job. Love the food, ambiance and decor. Great localplace.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Solid food. Chic interior design. Very reasonable Prices. Friendly, attentive service. Walking distance from my home.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The restaurant is excellent, except for the noise level inside, which I thought was overbearing. Perhaps outside is better for less intrusive noise. We were next to a large party, which didn't help. The Sunday Supper menu is a terrific bargain, and the food is quite good. I thought the wine list was sparse, and was unimpressed with the wines served by the glass, particularly because they were not inexpensive.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

It was my birthday and I come here regularly, but our waitress was frankly very rude and was irritable as soon as she saw she had a large group (even though they were 45 minutes late to seat us). My husband called in from overseas to order and pay for champagne and dessert but the server never mentioned this either and instead just used his credit card, without his knowledge (or anyone else's) to pay for all previous drinks ordered.

Have come here several times before, not sure I would come back now.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Met up with my gypsies for dinner and loved it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We were seated promptly, the servers were attentive and the food was delicious! Also, this place is so cute.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Very noisy inside so we sat on patio and they turned down the music. Great aperol spritz! Good food. Will go again

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The service was excellent! Really enjoyed our time there, and the food was timed perfectly.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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