The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles

4.6
2147 reviews
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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.
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food comes very slow

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GM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I always order the same things - the prosciutto and the handkerchief pasta. They are always outstanding. Thin slices of prosciutto on top of a small bed of arugula and topped with creamy bufala mozzarella, all lying atop a puffy bread disk. The pasta is like eating delicious silk.

Don’t go for a cozy atmosphere. This place is busy and feels industrial. It’s hard surfaces make for a noisy place when it’s crowded. Our service was good, although charmless.

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F
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Their food is always incredible. The homemade pasta is so light and flavorful. The salads are so fresh, the cheese so creamy. Can’t speak highly enough about the food!

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DD
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful good and nice ambiaence. This was my third time at the restaurant, and it is consistently excellent. We ordered three starters and 3 pastas. All was exceptional.

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NB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously incredible dining experience that made my girlfriends b-day celebration so special. Specific shout out to the hostess that greeted us and chatted with us at our table (blanking on her name but she's a younger female with glasses)! I'd absolutely come back and recommend this place to anyone looking for an amazing Italian dinner :)

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RK
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 3rd time dining at Factory Kitchen in LA. Outstanding every time. I tried to stop at the new Factory Kitchen in Las Vegas but it was closed for a private event. Will be going to Las Vegas again soon and will try it again. Have told others about the LA location and recommended it.

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RV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The only real complaint was the noise level. Otherwise, the food and service were excellent.

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r
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a treat to go to the Factory Kitchen. The food and service is outstanding. The Green Pesto Pasta is otherworldly.

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H
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at Factory Kitchen.

Food NEVER disappoints and the service is great too.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous!!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Would return

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DP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This is a solid restaurant but I am not sure it is worth the price. Wines by the glass are very expensive and the choice is limited.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Accommodating dietary menu suggestions from server. Overall, i will definitely dine again :)

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Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great, has been great, and it has remained great. For a long period. I can't say that about a lot of restaurants in Los Angeles. This one stands the test of time, and puts out amazing food, served by amazing people. The go to is the pesto pasta - homemade, like air, delicious. Go. Be happy. Eat well. Enjoy.

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MF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always fresh and delicious. Staff is always amazing. I love this place for business meetings and for pleasure.

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T
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The handkerchief pasta with pesto and the flatbreads are excellent.

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JD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is really excellent! Started with a huge salad easily split for 3, then two pastas to share and a side of yummy brussel sprouts! A couple of glasses of wine, no dessert. Lovely mid week evening. Not inexpensive but not ridiculous either.

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E
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had never been to the restaurant and we were very happy with the service, the quality of food and the ambiance of the restaurant. The team of servers were on point. The plates of food delivered to other patrons' tables looked amazing. Not only will I recommend to my friends, I shall bring them myself.

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ST
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to dinner with another couple and we where pleasantly surprised. The service was great and the food (a bit pricey) but just delicious. We will be back. Cannot wait!

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MI
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the first Italian restaurant that I have dined at that actually made me feel like I was back in Italy. The pizza was superb, the liver pate mouth watering, and the porchetta was amazing. I will be back.

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JD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Reliably good food. Efficient operation. No pretense. One of our go-to places.

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JL
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

A lot of the food had carrots and celery in it. I am allergic to some vegetables so the choices were very slim. The waiter stated that there was no way to take out those ingredients. Since they can not accommodate my allergies I won't be able to go back to eat...
It was a nice place and it would be great if you only went for drinks.

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

Our meal was outstanding! The service was fantastic, the ambiance is relaxing and hip and the food is unbelievable. Our party had Mary’s chicken and some pasta dishes for dinner. We had the cheesy bread and prosciutto bread appetizer. Those were delicious! We had 4 different desserts and they were all superb. Highly recommend this restaurant! 10/10

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S
Los Angeles
236 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and delicious pastas like nowhere else
Great service by servers and clearers
Non alcoholic drinks delectable

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EE
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The pastas were amazing, the wine was great, the boneless rabbit was inventive and tasty but a little bit salty… and I like salt. I felt the lighting was a little too dim; there could have been better individual table lighting

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SQ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited several times now and felt this meal was the best yet! We all tried some new things rather than our old stand-bys and were not disappointed...will be back again!

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AL
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Everything was delicious! Our 3rd visit at F.K. homemade pasta is wonderful. Appetizers too. Highly recommend to all my friends. We're over 60 years old, so the noise level is a challenge, but service was very good.

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KB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Factory Kitchen serves interesting and delicious food. I am a capable cook; so when I go out to eat I prefer to eat food that I normally would not prepare myself. The Factory Kitchen serves elevated comfort food in a cool setting. Their wine list and cocktails are excellent as well.

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TF
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time in LA i have visited this awesome restaurant. Excellent food is the best description.

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was very tasty, the service was decent the area was unique, it was a good experience all around.
The restaurant was a bit loud- to be expected though due to the layouts

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M
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best Italian restaurant in Los Angeles.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice casual ambience. Good appetizers. Outstanding pastas. The steak we ordered was not very good. Nice wine list but a little on the pricy side. Overall good dining experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful all around

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M
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
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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H
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took a friend to dinner that just lost his mom.

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g
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
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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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
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 on March 17, 2019
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
59 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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