Kettle Black

4.6
244 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 244 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was great. I would definitely come back.

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j
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
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
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great space - good service - friendly environment

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P
Los Angeles
84 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
51 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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OT
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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RH
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

After the original staff left the restaurant quality declined. We were pleasantly surprised during this busy with the positive experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was lovely

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Was forced to wait an extra 15 mins even with a res, while walk-ups were seated before us. Food is over seasoned to mask the low-quality of the ingredients. This is particularly noticeable in the pizza/quality of cheese used.
Extremely loud, not particularly good value. Won't return.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service was fantastic. We ordered 2 frozen cocktails before we ordered food and the frozen mix machine was acting up so there was a delay in getting the frozen drinks so the manager offered to comp us 2 cocktails for the delay. That’s what I would call great customer service. Will definitely be back again

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AC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fun and hip Italian restaurant with great drinks

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RR
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice ambiance! Cool vibe with very good food. Pizza was great.

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l
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Great bartender. Great cocktails. Great local spot--sat at the bar before heading to Dodger game.

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my second time to eat at Kettle Black. Both times the food and service has been outstanding.

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A
Los Angeles
162 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the bread and clams.

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AP
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Visiting from NY. Great food & great service. On par with NYC restaurants

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GT
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service were very good, with an interesting wine list. Very enjoyable!

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OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

My son killed half the Burratta Margherita pizza and I had the citrus-cured salmon; I highly recommend both.

The doors and windows were wide open, so it was quite chilly, but I prefer it.

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C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Mediocre food at best. So many better options in this area. Our Baratta pizza had almost no cheese and was lukewarm and soggy.

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DH
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

This place is beautiful, but I think they are understaffed. We ordered an appetizer and Pizza. 50 min later we asked about the Pizza. It immediately arrived - Cold and dry. The waitress comp'd the pizza.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Food was not good but the service was great and the spot was fun .we won’t be going back unfortunately

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s
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. We have been going there from the day they opened. I would say one of the best restaurants in silver lake.

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m
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Very dry chicken, everything else was great

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SL
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was pretty awful. The host was super nice and we were seated right away although as I was about to sit one of the waitresses was looking at me sideways. It felt very mean girls. I almost wanted to ask why she was staring at me. Service was slow. Forgetful. Food was cold and mediocre. Overpriced. Once our food arrived no one asked if we needed any fresh pepper or fresh cheese. We had to hound the staff for it. Overall this is Los Angeles and there are several real and delicious Italian places that blow this place out of the water and offers service with a smile. This place will be replaced in a couple of years.

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AW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been there a few times from 30 miles away. Food, environment is great. Price reasonable. Service is great. Nice restaurant for a night out whether its date, friends get together, couple or group - all good :-)

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