The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles

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$30 and under
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Italian
The Factory Kitchen is the first concept from the FactoryPlaceHospitalityGroup that opened to high acclaim in 2013.
Helmed by Restaurateur Matteo Ferdinandi, his wife Beverage Director Francine Diamond-Ferdinandi and their longtime friend and Partner Executive Chef Angelo Auriana, the Factory Kitchen re-defined the approach and the experience to casual dining in the city by combining elements of culinary arts, service, and design.
A traditional Italian Restaurant & Bar in the heart of the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, the Factory Kitchen culinary concept focuses on local recipes from the Northern Italian Regions; but emphasizes on some Ligurian traditional dishes like Mandilli di Seta al Pesto alla Genovese and the Focaccina Calda al Formaggio di Recco.

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Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:30PM - 6:15PM 9:15PM - 10:30PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:30PM - 6:15PM

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was the best restaurant week dinner set I have ever had! $49 you get an appetizer, one pasta and one meat course, and a glass of wine! Removing the desert is perfect for me to keep calories low. We have three people so we covered almost all the dishes that are on the dinner set menu, and none of it disappointed us, all of them are delicious and delicate!

OT
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our boys there after a show and the food was excellent. Service was great. We had a wonderful time.

LC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 8 and everyone enjoyed their meal! Our server was friendly and attentive. We'll be back for sure!!

R
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job, as usual! Food and Service were excellent.

OT
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Place was very cute but loud and very cold, AC was blasting all night long, a little unnecessary. The service was good, they were a little too busy so no personal treatment but overall everything was great! Will be back for sure.

b
Los Angeles
211 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

the monkfish and the tagliatini with rabbit ragu were very good. the Minestrone portion was huge and one bowl was enough for two people. Our server, Amanda, was excellent

CS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and amazing service!

T
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew was terrific. He explained our meal to us in great detail. We had a terrific time.

CG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We specifically said that one of us was vegetarian and the waitress suggested to order a Pizza that had anchovies in it. That is not vegetarian!!!
after eating an anchovy, my friend did not fill like having anything else.
They comped dessert, with was nice.
Food was good, it always is.

OP
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine was delicious. The pork belly was superb.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food and Amazing Service. Still one of my favorites to bring business partners.

P
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We typically really enjoy the food at this LA dining spot.
On this visit we tried the Dine LA menu. It offered an appetizer, pasta course and entree, with a glass of white or red wine for $49. A great deal, to say the least. Unfortunately, the selections we made were not up to our expectations of what this kitchen can accomplish. We will return, but will order some of our tried and true favorites off their regular menu.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to The Factory Kitchen for years. It’s been consistent every visit...never a bad meal. Definitely need to try the handkerchief pasta - it’s soooo delicious.

MG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything I've tried here, but I dream about the prociutto, sage bread, and stracciatella appetizer! Great friendly service too.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Dined at this restaurant for the first time and we had the 'seta" pasta, the ensalata, and the osso bucco. The pasta looked amazing, but was very much lacking in flavor and texture was gummy. The salad was huge, fresh and delicious ingredients, but dressing was bland. I tasted some heat from the chili but not much else. The osso bucco was a large serving of 3 tender pieces, however it was served over a small piece of extremely salty polenta. The dish itself was bland. I asked for more sauce and tasting that independently was also very bland. We ate it but both were not impressed.

R
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is thoughtful and expertly prepared. The service isn’t overbearing, but effortless and smart. The space is good, not great (it is Factory, after all) but the valet and parking are right there. A good place for when you want it done right.

a
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was very knowledgeable regarding the menu items and ingredients. The fresh pasta items were outstanding.

LT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The prosciutto puff was the best. Tradionale and the handkerchief pasta was also good the modernesi pasta was too salty.

VS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience3

Cool spot for italian in the arts district. Food was okay- the prosciutto and a flat bread were recommended which meant a lot of bread before dinner. We could barely get through the pasta because of this. Overall a good scene. Have I had better pasta before? probably. Was it bad? no.

SW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the handkerchief pesto it’s life changing.

LA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely food, but a little loud for catching up.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was fantastic. The prosciutto had so much flavor, and coupled with the burratta, was just amazing. The gnocchi was cooked perfectly and the veal ragu had so much depth of flavor. My wife had the seafood ravioli, which was very rich and very flavorful. The bread putting was a wonderful dessert to end a great dinner. My wife and I enjoyed watching the fresh pasta being rolled out and the slicing of the prosciutto.

W
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend ordering an appetizer and a couple of main dishes to share. Absolutely deliciously awesome!
Great dining experience. Excellent service!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

One pasta dish was good. Everything else was garbage. I have no idea how this restaurant is rated so highly.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dishes put me into cloud nine

RI
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Great wine selection & innovative cocktail lists. Service was a bit slow due to our server having like 7 or 8 tables so ordering and paying were lengthy processes. The server was very personable & knowledgeable of menu. We will dine there again very soon!

w
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is so good you forget how noisy it is. The pasta napkins in pesto is a dish you dream about later.

H
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The bill of fare was intriguing because it included items you may not find on most other menus; the pappardelle with venison ragu, the flimsy pasta al pesto, pork belly, grouper, chick pea frittatas, etc. And these items may have won kudos once when lovingly prepared by the founding chef. But now, 5 or 6 years down the road, it seems that the person cooking is just trying to get all the dishes out so the business of eating can flow seamlessly, and all the loving seems to have gone out of the preparation. I have to say the pappardelle was great, but the frittura was soggy and both the greens and the chick peas could have been crisper. The porchetta was dry and the fennel side was oily and without a spark of taste. The grouper was too dry and chewy and only about half of it was worth eating.

The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles
Responded on January 13, 2020

Highlander, thank you for dining with us on New Year's Eve! We are very sorry to read about your disappointment with your meal. We read all reviews and take feedback from guests seriously as a team to make sure we serve you best, and consistently. We hope to see you return in hopes that you have a different experience with our product. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, we truly appreciate it!

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GJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, outstanding every time! My husband is from Amalfi and he has been trying to find Italian dining that is like home. He found it and needless to say he loves it! A bit of home in LA!

d
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, unique Italian food, in an always pleasant setting

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance. Always a fabulous time here. Great service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food with middling service. The woman serving spilled red wine on the table when pouring and when asked for a napkin, shortly replied, “I’ve got it” and walked away. She came back and wiped it bruskly without a word - no apologies - and walked away again. There was zero hospitality or welcoming attentiveness in her attitude. The waiter serving us however was nice enough, making up for her sour attitude. The food was very good.

B
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Factory Kitchen never disappoints ... service is seamless. We came for a pre theater lunch... spot on for tempo and flavor. I highly recommend this restaurant for everyone. Amazing food, wonderful service... left wanting for nothing!

TC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure eating at The Factory Kitchen. Never a bad meal!

FD
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

THE best white truffle pasta in Los Angeles!

S
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Music was a bit too loud. Overall great experience.

m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and ambience.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service!

AR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Service was great!!

L
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Outstanding Food quality! Handkerchief Pasta may be the best pasta I have ever had.
Highly recommend The Factory Kitchen to any food lovers in town!