Kettle Black

4.6
263 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Kettle Black is a rustic Italian restaurant located in the heart of Silverlake offering
an amazing craft cocktail program and a all Italian winelist.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Pizza Bar
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Hours of operation
Monday- Sunday
Opening at 5pm
Happy Hour : 5pm-7pm Daily
Dinner: 5pm – 10:30pm
Saturday- Sunday Brunch 11am-4pm
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Phone number
(323) 641-3705
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Peter Macias
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Edgecliff
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.8

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

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 263 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My only complaint is that it took a little while to get our food, but overall my experience at Kettle Black was fantastic!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

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.

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S
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow, some of the best pasta we've ever had. Excellent cocktails and starters, and friendly service. We'll be back!!

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JD
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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D
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, tasty food.

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WL
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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HG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

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.

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TK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

It was great dinner, I've been to this restaurant twice and both of the time went well.

However, server is just so slow....

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QS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

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!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy, cute but cool enough

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SS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

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.

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BC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday was great

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JD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Ambiance is all this place has going for them...

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A
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

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

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OT
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious! A bit expensive, but worth it!

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Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was great. I would definitely come back.

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j
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super friendly staff and great food and drinks!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pizza!

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VP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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AB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Drinks were decent, but all the food was very heavy-handed. Meat and pastas were extremely salty, and salad was over-dressed

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TH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Happy hour is hreat. The Sip and Slice is my go to choice.

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LC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed Kettle Black. The sourdough was exceptional, as was the street corn. Good wine list and beautiful ambiance. Perfect for many occasions.

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AP
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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y
Los Angeles
121 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great space - good service - friendly environment

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P
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Room too loud.
Food too average.
Meal too expensive (for what it was.)
Salad overdressed.
Service pleasant but not stellar.
Done with this place.

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m
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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

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TH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Happy Hour. Always have a great time. Love the Sip and Slice with Red.

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LC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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.

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S
Jacksonville
19 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and drinks. Tables are a little close together.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic happy hour, great pasta, drinks on point 👌

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J
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

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Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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RB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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,

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

Awful food

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s
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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