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Kettle Black

4.4
4.4
372 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
La Morra pizza will be popping up at Kettle Black Thursday- Saturday on a first come, first serve basis from 5pm-11pm or sold out! We look forward to seeing you then!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American, Pizza Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (520) 528-3359

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    James Lalonde

  • Private party facilities

    Planning an event? We offer multiple options for all of your needs. Take advantage of our beautiful contemporary dinning room. Please direct all inquiries to our events director at info@kettleblackla.com

  • Private party contact

    info@kettleblackla.com: (323) 641-3705

  • Neighborhood

    Silver Lake

  • Cross street

    3705 W. Sunset Blvd

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 372 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Aggressively mediocre.
  2. TG

    TylerG

    Los Angeles

    76 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The service was exceptional. The food was a bit bland.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! The food is delicious! Get all the pasta because it’s truly incredible
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food here and greatly enjoy the outside patio. It’s way too noisy inside.
  5. K

    Killspencer

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    Was disappointed with the service, the quality and taste of our food. Everything felt a little cheap food wise but the drinks were great.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice space. Menu did not have many options. The food was just ok. The Casio e Pepe was billed as the most popular and best pasta dish. I expected to be wowed by the flavor of this dish with simple ingredients... I was not. We also got the kale pizza and added sausage. It looked much better than it tasted. Perhaps it was just an off night...
  7. i

    irinaf

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    This place was beautiful inside, such a cute bar/restaurant. They were very attentive and nice through out the whole experience. I think the food wasn't anything special at all and we were kind of left hungry still, but the drinks and service was excellent. I would go back but only for the bar.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    Our waitress was good, it did take her a little while to get our drinks order and then food. The one thing that was kind of annoying is that the bar was out of a lot of stuff. The waitress after we sat down, but we couldn't remember a single thing she said. I find it really odd for a restaurant to be out of a lot of drinks when its dinner time, and so early as well. The food was good though.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. Food was great. I’ve heard rumors that food takes too long to arrive, but our experience was the total opposite. Employees were helpful and kind.
  10. MM

    MichelleM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Super bummed about the happy hour menu, it is definitely not as good as it used to be. The items they have now aren’t worth it.
  11. F

    Flemingstonian

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    We waited for 45 minutes for our main course, only to be informed that they were out of what we'd ordered. We then re-ordered and 5 minutes later, were informed that this item was also no longer available. In fact, half their menu was not available. This was only at 8.30pm, not the end of the evening. Apparently, their shortage was due to a large party that had come in during the afternoon. They really should have informed anyone walking in the door of this issue instead of waiting for you to settle in, order drinks and pass the time. We finally ate about an hour and a half after we sat down. In all fairness, the bartender was mortified to have been caught on the back foot by the kitchen and did comp our drinks. But again, we did feel trapped by circumstance rather than choice.
  12. PI

    PilarI

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Small portions and over expensive low-range wine. The best the decoration and the staff
  13. N

    Noteswithoutapen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious - the cauliflower dish and Gnochetti were highlights. The waitress was amazing (wish I had her name) - friendly and answered all our questions. People with Celiac - my dining partner couldn't have the pizza because of cross contamination, but they cook their gluten free pasta in separate water, which meant my guest could have pasta and they enjoyed it - a lot! (Remember always double-check if the kitchen changes, but that was our experience). The place itself was super cute.
  14. SC

    SuzanneC

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I really enjoy Kettle Black. A lovely time with good friends with a warm & friendly staff and environment.
  15. AB

    ArunBaheti

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Go for happy hour, not for dinner unless you are with people you don't really want to talk with much. The noise level is pretty out there, then they add loud music. The table next to us was shouting the whole night. Cocktails excellent and well priced. Wine by the glass mediocre. Food decent overall (pizza excellent, basic market salad quite good). Service poor, management just needs to staff up. When we found a server they were great, but it took almost 15 minutes from being seated at 8pm to be able to order a drink (I was just about to walk to the bar), and in between it was next to impossible to find a server. Tried it before and took a break, tried it again to give it a shot, but not again soon unless maybe with a big group or at the bar to sit closer to someone to hear and get more attentive service.
  16. M

    Mackenzie

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! And awesome happy hour.
  17. z

    zreview

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2019

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Was really excited to try kettle black, however we had a horrible experience. One glass of wine took 17 minutes to be brought out, food came out even slower, and my pasta, that the waiter highly recommended, was completely flavorless. To give context...I’m someone who finds siracha spicy, so if I said the pasta was flavorless, it was really flavorless. We had to ask for water multiple times, and the server didn’t check with us until our plates were empty to ask how the food was... I don’t know if they were understaffed or what but something was very off :/ I never give bad reviews so I felt horrible writing this, but we just had a terrible experience and I was honestly very disappointed.
  18. CA

    ClaudineA

    New York Area

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here to celebrate a friend’s big bday and it was awesome! Great service, food and vibe! Highly recommended!!
  19. AJ

    AlexandraJ

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious !
  20. AS

    AbigayleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    To start, the hostess was extremely accommodating about our request for the patio. We got the perfect table along the sidewalk that I was secretly hoping to get! Like she read my mind :) The bartender was warm and welcoming. And Bailey was a doll and was enthusiastic about the menu as she was knowledgeable. The food was perfectly portioned for sharing and absolutely delicious (highly recommend the cauliflower and bolognese!) We can't wait to come back! Thank for the wonderful service and nods to the chefs who prepared our meal!
  21. ML

    MLTaylor

    Los Angeles

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Love the food!!!!!!! Everything we had was terrific, but to be honest, the portion of the excellent Bronzino did not live up to the price tag. Small quibble but worth mentioning. We look forward to going back.
  22. JD

    JonathanD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The overall dining experience was acceptable but riddled with disappointment. We had a group of six and spent a good deal of money but were sent to monstrously uncomfortable seats that prevented us from really relaxing. Opening cheese and "salumi" plate in fact had minuscule pieces of supermarket cheese, a few slices of good prosciutto, and cheap mortadella which had no business in a quality restaurant. My own order of branzino was $30 and had virtually NOTHING else with it - just a fairly thin fillet of fish in an overly citrus-y butter lemon hazelnut preparation. But for what it was, it was still enjoyable. Their $30 corkage was, IMHO, high for a restaurant of this caliber. We had a good time and a good meal, but it was overpriced and had too many flaws in the experience.
  23. M

    Masi

    Los Angeles

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    In looking for a place that served salad, I chose Kettle Black from my list of places I having been wanting to dine at. Amazing "greens" options. Wines by the glass were all pretty terrible but 5 starts nonetheless!
  24. l

    letopho

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2019

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    Kettle Black is a modern and charming Italian restaurant that checks a few boxes: cocktails? wine? happy hour? high ceiling? front patio? The food is solid, but the atmosphere is definitely the main reason for its popularity. Cheese board (17) - This lazy arrangement of blue cheese, paramesen, walnuts, 4 small pieces of toast, mustard and brie was hideous. We couldn't get a good picture because how sloppy the board was arranged. For the price, it should be pretty, but it was quite embarrassing to see it come out as an afterthought. And we've all built a better cheese board from Trader Joe's ingredients. Zuchhini Noodles (13) - Absolutely refreshing, but literally a pesto dump on zucchini. With a home spaghettable vegetable spiralizer and a jar of pesto, anyone could make this dish Salumi Pizza (21) - This is a spicy oily dream. The flavor is dynamic, the crust is perfect and the heat added that kick we were all looking for. It was a table favorite. Pizza di Parma (19) - Compared to the Salumi, this was hollow. You couldn't really get passed the arugula. And there was no complexity. Cacio e pepe (17) - Their signature pasta is just an overpriced classic. I love how firm the noodles were, but I've had it better. Share with two people and make sure that every bite is lined with sauce. Budino (10) - This is was a nice fluffy dessert with good sweetness. A nice way to end the meal. Reservations are easy. It's visually pleasing. A great spot for the neighborhood, but not worth the drive unless you're in love with a good atmosphere and patio seating that incorporates the sidewalk, but doesn't intrude on public space.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food!!! Will come back!!!
  26. SF

    SharmanF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I returned with a friend having had a good meal there about 6 months ago. It was fairly quiet and pleasant on the patio and the service was great. The food was disappointing though. The gluten free pasta arrived cut into small pieces - reminiscent of tinned spagghetti. I can not understand why the pasta was dissected in this way. It ruined the dish for me.
  27. AD

    AliD

    Dallas

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The vibes are great! Beautiful bar and overall beautiful space. The food was pretty average as was the service. I’m definitely not rushing back but it fit the bill for a last minute group dinner. It’s also worth noting that the menu online is outdated - I was planning to order the salmon but it was not on the menu once I arrived
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Incredibly average-bad food. Cocktails were good and strong, but not a good enough reason reason to come back.
  29. MF

    MichelleF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Almost perfect. 99% of the food was great, we had some cheese on our cheese plate that tasted like industrial cleaner. Not sure if the knife wasn’t rinsed after washing or what but it was terrible. Other than that drinks were awesome (have the vodka cocktail! It’s so good) wine was great and food was really yummy. Very trendy (obviously as it’s in Silver Lake)
  30. SO

    SallyO

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with great food and attentive service. Would definitely recommend and will return!
  31. JH

    JanaeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very delicious and came out fairly quickly. The staff was amazing as well. Very attentive and kind. I recommend the mozzarella sticks and pizza. But save room for dessert because the butterscotch dessert is to die for!!! We will definitely be coming back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter Luca was a gem. The food was delicious. We got the papparadelle and the cavatelli, and the sourdough garlic bread (unreal). 10/10 would come back!
  33. T

    Thom

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly service, excellent pastas, nice wine selection, great ambience, and one of my favorite restaurants in L.A.
  34. HW

    HopeW

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great food, drinks and service. Acoustics not as great if you are going to talk to friends.
  35. JD

    JohnD

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Horrible food and service
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good! Always a good vibe. Great happy hour, great service, GREAT PIZZA, great menu, and a great space. My fav spot in Silverlake.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    First let me say that my wife and I both have gastric surgeries, meaning that we don’t eat too much, alcohol is a killer for us. That being said, our server comes in and ask if we want to drink something and we said water, she gave us a really bad look, then she came back, we order an appetizer and an entree to share and she gave us that same disappointment look, we waited for our food tasted it and put the rest to go, my wife was sooo upset!!! Overpriced, millennial joint, never going back
  38. KG

    KarenG

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not a bad place, nothing special but good for a nice casual date night.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Terrible terrible service. Made the somewhat decent food worse.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    The food was ok- the noise level was awful. I literately could not hear what my friend was saying

FAQs

Kettle Black does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Kettle Black also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 528-3359.

Kettle Black is rated 4.4 stars by 372 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    3705 W. Sunset Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Silver Lake

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American, Pizza Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    James Lalonde

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (520) 528-3359

  • Private party facilities

    Planning an event? We offer multiple options for all of your needs. Take advantage of our beautiful contemporary dinning room. Please direct all inquiries to our events director at info@kettleblackla.com

  • Private party contact

    info@kettleblackla.com: (323) 641-3705

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