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Kettle Black is a kind-of-casual, kind-of-fancy Italian spot in Silver Lake that knows its way around a wood-fired oven.

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About Kettle Black

Kettle Black is a rustic Italian restaurant located in the heart of Silverlake offering
late night food, a 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 – 1:15am

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 641-3705

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

Executive Chef:
Sydney Hunter

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Kettle Black Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Casual (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
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Bar Seating (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fun (6)
People Watching (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Business Meals (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Healthy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Spicy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

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 26, 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 20, 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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·Dined on November 20, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 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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·Dined on November 19, 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 5, 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 29, 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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·Dined on October 29, 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 18, 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 15, 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 15, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 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 15, 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 7, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 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 25, 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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 21, 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 21, 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 18, 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 17, 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 17, 2017

Met up with my gypsies for dinner and loved it.

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·Dined on September 14, 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 September 1, 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 30, 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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·Dined on August 28, 2017

The evening was tarnished because the music level/volume was too high. Consequently, it caused all of the guests to raise their voices to carry on a conversation. This ultimately made the restaurant very loud. Hard to have a table conversation with 6 people.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Very noisy, awkward table arrangement, pizza was burned on bottom and tasted like a frozen Digiorno pizza. Otherwise it was an ok experience.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This is my second visit and it is a fantastic eating place, very talented interior design, great foods, a hidden gem.

I'd love to recommend it to all foodies and we'll come back soon.

p. s. The best egg plants I've ever eaten.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Just okay. Drinks were great. Food was average. I was expecting more.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Pizza was greasy - everything was over salted. I won't go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Enjoyed my dinner and conversation with my friend. Haley was our server, she was super nice and attentive. It's always nice when your server enjoys what they're doing. She was sweet. Overall, I dig the place.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Casual, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

A great place to spend a leisurely time over a meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Love the food,my favorite dish Cacio e Pepe. Amazing experience. Big Thank you to our server Kirsten.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Great Italian spot food and service was on point!! Spot next door is by the same owners as well. Both have a great vibe!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

This was a great and pleasant surprise! Service was attentive and prompt. The food was very good. The pizza alone will bring me back. Kettle Black is worth the visit!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Delicious and authentic food. Everything was so fresh. The decor is spot on. The drinks were great!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, People Watching, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Wonderful food. The vegetable dishes are incredible, as are the pastas (best caccio e pepe in town), and the magnificent roast chicken. Great pizzas as well, and the bourbon cocktail was one of the best we've tasted.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Entire staff was super friendly and totally professional. We had a reservation for 6 and were given a great table and great service - we'll be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Cozy, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Excellent food. Attractive restaurant. Took forever to get glass of wine-seemed to be only one bartender in a Very busy place.
Next time I'll go about 5:00pm when less crowded.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Great service, great food! Great neighborhood place

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