The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles
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 - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM
What Insiders Are Saying
Factory Kitchen tends to gets overshadowed by its famous Arts District neighbors, but it's one of the best Italian spots in Los Angeles.
Another fantastic experience. We love this place, the food is always incredicble. Highly reccommend anyone thinking of coming here!
I love this place, truly authentic Italian food, actually brought a visiting native Italian who was pleasantly surprised at the variety of dishes and quality!
Home made pasta and porchetta must try
Service is v personable.
Reunited with friends
Food excellent.service lutstabding always
Would certainly recommend this restaurant to friends
Factory kitchen has been on my restaurant list for over 2 years...why did it take me so long to eat here??? Everything is good...the pesto in the start of course...get everything and share...desserts are just ok...
This was my first visit to The Factory Kitchen. I heard that the food is fantastic and was not disappointed! Highly recommend making a reservation as it gets very crowded.
Another encore experience. The Factory Kitchen is turning into our go-to place for out of town guests. This week it was two colleagues from Scotland. We appreciate the consistency, excellence , attention to detail, creativity, and knowledge of the wait staff. With heartfelt gratitude to the team at the Factory Kitchen--- and it if was just a little bit quieter.... xxxoooo
Our server was awesome!
Very attentive, made great recommendations.
Prosciutto, mozzarella, and arugula amazing. Pasta amazing. Seared tuna appetizer, terrible! Should not be served cold and was tasteless. Good item to remove from the menu. Service was wonderful, thoughtful, kind and attentive. Sorbet also amazing. Thanks!
Industrial chic interior, great dishes and good wines. Will be returning.
Fabulous! Great menu choices that are out of the ordinary and soooo perfectly seasoned! Enough in portions for everyone to have a taste, but not so large that they are overwhelming. If I lived closer, I’d go all the time!
Food was exceptional. We split the pesto pasta, lamb meatballs and a mushroom flatbread. Seriously amazing.
Food was definitely pricey for small plates. Wish they had tap beer offerings rather than just bottles.
We were sitting near bar. At one point there was an overwhelming smell of bleach that lasted for about five minutes.
Very loud- hard to hear any conversation. Waitress acted like she was doing us a favor to serve us. Was unhelpful with suggestions. Food came out at different times. Food wasn’t great. Certainly not worth the noise level and snotty attitude
Fabulous food and drinks but the noise level is deafening. This really negatively impacts the meal when you need to scream at each other to be heard. Why do the owners let this happen?
Made a reservation for 8:45pm, waited 15m for our table. Food was delicious and the service was good. Like very good.
Always fabulous food! Drinks are great as well. A little pricey but worth it!
Just great food and good place to have a lunch meeting... I also had dinner here before .. all around a good restaurant
We’ve now been to Factory Kitchen several times. Always an outstanding experience! Can’t wait to go back
Love it!! Thank it was a great lunch experience. Best prosciutto in town!!
Great service and recommendations for vegan options. Service was on point and they allowed for us to linger and visit as we took our time tasting each course. Would definitely come again. Atmosphere was upscale with a casual vibe
Imaginative, superbly prepared food. Service was lackluster, especially insofar as we had to repeatedly ask for more water and to have wine glasses refilled. Wine list is somewhat overpriced and could use more selections from regions outside Italy.
Great music. Great vibe.
The food was fantastic! The energy is vibrant and positive. Reception desk and waiters are friendly and helpful. Our second time and we will return.
Great Foods and Drinks. Good atmosphere in DWTLA Fashion District.
Fabulous as usual!! Service excellent as usual!
Always amazing food and great service!
This place remains amazing in service and food!!! Went with my BFF after not having been here for 2 years and it was just as I remembered it!!!
Always keep the squid starter and handkerchief pasta on the menu!!
Wow .... Everything from the Host, to the Busser, to the Server,to one of the managers were just TOP NOTCH .... Great Service .... and the Food \(^_^)/ .... Best Authentic Italian restaurant!!!! I will definitely return!!!
Have been here several times with both angelenos and out of town friends. We tyoically take an early reservation to bypass the noisier later crowd . Always fantastic food, great service and delightful surprises . A must in terms of DTLA restaurants..... and yes , the handkerchief silk pasta is as good as every article says it is .... just hope thyou chefs don’t get tired of making it —
I have eaten here so many times since Factory Kitchen has opened and absolutely love the place.
The menu is unique. There are things on this menu you don't find anywhere else. Food is always fresh and even with a full house there is never an unreasonable wait.
The staff and management are consistent. Many recognize you when you return.
I've never left this place without a smile or ready to make a reservation to return.
We always take out of town friends and family here and they always love the place as we do!
The entire experience was enjoyable! I came here for a birthday celebration and they seated us right away and brought the food out in a timely manner. I enjoyed every dish I had and would gladly go again
Beyond delicious! Went with a group of friends and shared many different dishes. We can't wait to go back!
Way Too noisy and very rushed
The drinks and the food were delicious. Service was good. Noise was a bit out of control as was the amount of people. It was incredibly packed and very hard to move around. Food made the crowd worth it.
IT WAS SO GOOD I WANT TO GO EVERYDAY
It was delicious. A bit loud though. And a bit dark.
To be honest, after reading some of the reviews we were hesitant. We loved it! Went to the bar first, we came early for our reservation. Not the friendliest bartender, but whatever. Our table was waiting for us. Service was attentive without bring bothersome. The food was amazing. We got four items and the bread pudding. We left stuffed, but a happy and content stuffed. 😄 We will definitely be back.
I was introducing a friend to the restaurant; she was enthralled by the ‘handkerchief’ pasta dish.