Kettle Black

4.6
276 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.

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 276 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.6
ambience
4.1
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service for a big group. Good pacing on courses and drinks! Ryan is the best.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, food, and drinks

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MK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Get the octopus, it’s life-changing. Great service and really awesome waitstaff.

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NC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood place!

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JR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We first called to make a reservation, and the woman who answered the phone put us on hold and never came back. Someone else hung up on us. We made a reservation through OpenTable to dine at the bar. The drinks were very good -- served as we ordered them. The service was moderately attentive. Biggest disappointment was the pasta. The bolognese was way over salted; the aglio e olio, on the contrary, was sadly under seasoned, with barely any olive oil, garlic, or chili. I had to request extra of all to give it flavor. And no one even asked us if we wanted wine with our meal, even though our cocktails were empty.

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M
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food, great drinks, decent service, but why so LOUD??! Literally had to shout to be heard at a table of four. Don’t mind a bit of background music, but hip-hop blasted at club levels? Makes no sense. I go to dinner with friends to hear my friends, not to listen to someone else’s soundtrack. Would love to come back but wouldn’t do it at these sound levels.

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food!

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OT
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Great room. Oysters were extra fresh.

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E
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

When making a reservation it gives you the option of BAR or OUTSIDE. Don't choose the bar because they will not have a seat for you as this doesn't mean the Bar Room it means the actual bar... where they do not control seating.

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B
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service. Enjoyed the brunch

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m
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner at Kettle Black .The wait staff was atentive without being intrusive .The food was delicious .Loved the cheese platter and the Corn on the cob appetizer and the Salmon although a little rare was lovely . Easy to park with valet right out front .

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EH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want lovely italian, this is it. Great wine, great pasta. So much to like about this place.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
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 on December 8, 2018
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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R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Bday occasion for a friend. Very nice place and good ambiance

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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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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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OT
Los Angeles
26 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
2 reviews
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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