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.
My only complaint is that it took a little while to get our food, but overall my experience at Kettle Black was fantastic!
Service is terrible.
The blond host hates her job and life.
A dish we ordered ended up at a different table and they kept bringing someone else’s order to our table. The waiter didn’t even know what was already served vs not. Many items on the menu aren’t available. It’s not worth your money. Food is mehhh and nothing great or special. Very small portions. It looked like it was ready to close. It wasn’t even busy on a weekend night. Don’t go here.
Wow, some of the best pasta we've ever had. Excellent cocktails and starters, and friendly service. We'll be back!!
We really enjoyed kettle black. Great atmosphere and service. The food was very good. Cauliflower app excellent. Entrees very good. Nice wine as well. I recommend!
Everything was great however the menu link on OpenTable is not the current menu in use at the restaurant. So I had my heart set on a specific dish that wasn’t offered.
Great atmosphere, friendly staff, tasty food.
Can get busy around dinner time, always best to grab a reservation - the brussels sprouts are fantastic along with everything else I've tried there. Ambience is great, the outdoor seating is nice on a warm day/evening.
The poor rating is for the fact we had the saltiest Pasta Bolognese you can imagine. the corn was also way too smeared with mayo. It was sloppy. I never write poor reviews, but writing this one, because we told the waiter, who seemed nice enough that the pasta dish was super salty. (By the way, I had read a yelp review before I came to restaurant where a reviewer was complaining about not enough salt. Maybe the chef read that, took it too heart and Overcompensated by putting way too much salt). Anyway, disappointed the waiter didn't discount the check after our complaint. I'm not a complainer, and I do not mind it a little salty. but it was beyond ridiculous how salty this was. Other wise the ambiance was nice. But not coming back for food.
It was great dinner, I've been to this restaurant twice and both of the time went well.
However, server is just so slow....
Service super slow. When we pointed it out to the service she didn’t apologize but made an excuse. 3 different people helped us we didn’t even know who our server was.
Finically our food came out a 1hr & 15mins after & it was WRONG. At this point we asked to speak to a manager & then our service improved but it was to late.
The table next to us came in way after us, ate & left b4 we even got out food. The other table next to us had to get up to ask the host why they were never greated it’s after 20mins of sitting there.
It was our first time there & the service was so poor & the Brix Chx was dried out & overcooked with no flavor/seasoning at all.
Will not be back!
Cozy, cute but cool enough
Food was salty and came out really late about an hour. There was not lot people but Me and my friend waiting the food for so long.
My birthday was great
I found Kettle Black through OpenTable and was pleasantly surprised with the overall experience. Due to my travel schedule for work, I find myself left wanting. Kettle Black left me wanting to go back again. The food was great and the service was excellent. We will definitely go back.
Ambiance is all this place has going for them...
Had such a good experience at Kettle Black. We only had one night in LA and felt like the dinner left us totally satisfied in every way. The cocktails were delicious. We shared several plates and I definitely think that's the way to do it! Everything is so good. Definitely recommend.
They lost our order and it took 45 mins to get food.
The pizza - which was late - was cold. And the prosciutto was just tossed on at the last second completely uncooked.
Usually enjoy this place - but not going back
Food was delicious! A bit expensive, but worth it!
The experience was great. I would definitely come back.
Super friendly staff and great food and drinks!
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.