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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.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Hours of Operation:
Opening at 5pm
Happy Hour : 5pm-7pm Daily
Dinner: 5pm – 10:30am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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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