The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles

4.6
2112 reviews
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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 - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.6

Factory Kitchen tends to gets overshadowed by its famous Arts District neighbors, but it's one of the best Italian spots in Los Angeles.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 2112 People Are Saying
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M
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic experience. We love this place, the food is always incredicble. Highly reccommend anyone thinking of coming here!

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g
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Home made pasta and porchetta must try
Service is v personable.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reunited with friends

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S
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent.service lutstabding always

Would certainly recommend this restaurant to friends

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D
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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...

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SG
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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FS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was awesome!
Very attentive, made great recommendations.

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AM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

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RF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Industrial chic interior, great dishes and good wines. Will be returning.

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J
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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H
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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.

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SR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

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

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RB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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?

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Made a reservation for 8:45pm, waited 15m for our table. Food was delicious and the service was good. Like very good.

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DC
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always fabulous food! Drinks are great as well. A little pricey but worth it!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great food and good place to have a lunch meeting... I also had dinner here before .. all around a good restaurant

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MC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve now been to Factory Kitchen several times. Always an outstanding experience! Can’t wait to go back

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it!! Thank it was a great lunch experience. Best prosciutto in town!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AD
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great music. Great vibe.

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TM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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NL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Foods and Drinks. Good atmosphere in DWTLA Fashion District.

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RC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as usual!! Service excellent as usual!

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A
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food and great service!

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Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!!

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N
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 —

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M
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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FF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always take out of town friends and family here and they always love the place as we do!

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A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond delicious! Went with a group of friends and shared many different dishes. We can't wait to go back!

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EC
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Way Too noisy and very rushed

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s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

IT WAS SO GOOD I WANT TO GO EVERYDAY

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NE
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was delicious. A bit loud though. And a bit dark.

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MP
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MJ
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was introducing a friend to the restaurant; she was enthralled by the ‘handkerchief’ pasta dish.

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