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The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles

4.5
2589 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Defining a culinary journey through the Italian Peninsula and hosted in the loading docks of the Factory Place Arts Complex in The Arts District in Los Angeles, The Factory Kitchen is a typical Italian Trattoria with simple and approachable fare.

Reservations are recommended as seating indoors and outdoors are limited.

The health and safety of guests continues to be a top priority, the restaurant has adopted protocols from the CDC and Los Angeles County authorities.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Tue - Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM

What 2589 people are saying
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JanviK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The food was underwhelming and the service was quite bad.

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TheBP4
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great dinner, with amazing pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites spots in LA

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FisherG
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food is fantastic - service very average. Manager was fun and engaging.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time after pandemic. Would be nice to hear some music and to see some greenery outside. Although it is understandable that restaurants suffered a lot.
The service was slow.
The server was nice but not attentive and not very good manners.
You guys need to upgrade the restrooms and keep them more clean.
I would still come back for a great food!
Thank you and I am glad you survived the crisis!

MG
MariaG
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

We’ve always come to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries here, but the quality has dropped. When we questioned why our food was watery, they said it’s supposed to be like that. The only reason we know it wasn’t supposed to be that way was because we’ve ordered it many times and the table next to us ordered the same and it was not wet bread. However, drinks and ambiance are great.

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vipKimia
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we celebrated my dads birthday here yesterday & they never fail to amaze us! the food was delicious and the service was over the top! despite covid and restrictions, we all had a fantastic time. thanks factory kitchen!!!

MH
MarziHakimpour
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time with delicious food coupled with great service.

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vipmomof4
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit - but not our last !! Gorgeous evening sitting out on the patio with incredible food and really good service. Prosciutto with burrata on fried sage bread to start then wild shrimp ravioli and slow cooked lamb in a rich tomato sauce with house made gnocchi - fantastic. The Italian ice cream sundae dessert was to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Average restaurant... not worth the drive downtown. Food was nothing special. We wouldn’t go back.

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HectorC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place.. Great food.. I will come back to try more dishes

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vipLuisSal
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Decent service, late plates & outside area smelled like sewage.

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wendym
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

For the price of each dish I would really expect more on there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Music was super quiet. I could hear everyone’s conversation. Server got mad at me for asking for bread. Service was super slow and waited 25 min between ordering my wine and receiving it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with good food and great company, but the highlight was our amazing waiter (Edwin). He was one of the most genuine waiter I’ve ever experience in the city. His opinions were rigorous and honest! 5 star service

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vipBrenda
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience1

They tried to charge us a “covid fee” of $12 for making the area “covid safe,” but when we requested to sit outside (since they have an outdoor patio), they said we could not be seated there even though it was empty. They said they didn’t have enough staff... left me wondering why they continue to advertise outdoor seating. The outdoor seating option is why we decided to eat at the Factory Kitchen in the first place.

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vipMatt
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was great, as always. The outdoor patio was nice although the music was too loud and played on a cheap speaker, so there was an obnoxious high-pitched noise accompanying the music. Not a deal breaker but not the best ambience.

JD
vipJulieD
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We'd been to FK several times with friends, but it was never our idea until tonight. I took advantage of an OpenTable rewards card I'd earned, so off we went. The 'ambience' wasn't as it normally is because we were out in the parking lot, part of their makeshift outdoor seating, but it was fine. A windy night, they made sure we were plenty warm.

We started with a cocktail and we had our waitress, Whitney, decant a bottle of amarone. My love had the ortolana, a mixed greens salad. I don't know what they did to this bowl of lettuce but it was amazing. I had the palamita-- seared tuna with pea tendrils and a lemon dressing. Wonderful. We shared the casonzei -pork sausage & beef ravioli with brown butter, pancetta, sage, parmigiano. INSANE! Then my love had the ossobuco--best either of us have ever had in a restaurant, and I had the porchetta--pork belly with a simple mire poix. Honestly it was the most unforgettable meal. We finished with the cannolis (you get 4 small). I don't care for cannolis, but these were amazing. I've never had better outside Sicily. I finished with an afogato that was a perfect end to an amazing meal. It's all the way downtown but worth the trip.

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veraw
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The menu has great choices, not run of the mill Italian food. the food is excellent.

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vipspdiner
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. This is the second time I have been back since they reopened. Jeff and Hector were great in taking care of us. The modenesi was excellent and is a must try. We also had the mandilli and the porchetta. All good! By the way the starter were cremosella and the sanremese, again all good! Hector did an excellent job pairing the wines for us. His final recommendation of the beignet was excellent. To date, this has to be the best dessert on their menu. Will be returning for sure!

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Jess
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was wonderful. As far for service very poor service barely checked on had to keep calling the waiter yet he checked on the other table that was seated across from us over several times during the evening and barely paid us any mind.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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FOOD
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

DELICIOUS!!!!!!! Can't wait to go back! Only downside is... its' popular and reservations can be scarce last min. Waitstaff seemed a little overwhelmed (drinks came out slowly) but since LA just reopened it might take a moment to get the mojo back. EAT HERE NOW!

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vipRiki04
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way.

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Grace
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, lots of unique & flavorful dishes like the pesto handkerchief pasta & the pistachio cannolis, yum! ! Highly recommend..Great experience in the trendy DTLA area. Enjoy :)

SG
vipSurferGirl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was amazing!!! Have to get the prosciutto perpuru and handkerchief pasta are a must!!!!

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VICKYL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is worth it when it’s still warm. We booked for indoor/standard seating but still got arranged outdoor, which is 50 degree that night so food gets cold and become unenjoyable fast. We were seated at the very corner of patio area but still received quality service.

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PAUL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food great staff
You can’t beat this place !
Cant wait to get indoors it’s a bit chilly

CS
vipCrisS
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made the right choice to select Factory Kitchen as our first restaurant to return to for limited indoor dining in LA. Covid protocols continue amidst great, personalized service and outstanding food. It was great to see our pre-pandemic waiter, back where he belongs.

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RichardM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Although the food at Factory Kitchen has come down a notch, I am very glad it remains open and am confident it will return to its soaring heights.

LM
LizzyM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I love Factory Kitchen, it is always one of my favorites but my last visit I ordered the prosciutto to share, parppadelle with duck, and a glass of pinot noir. The parppadelle was extremely salty with numerous pieces of sharp bone in the pasta, and the pinot noir tasted as if it was old. The prosciutto was great. I was extremely hungry so I didn't say anything, and I also felt bad since restaurants have been struggling during this time so I didn't want to be a pest. I will be back again, as anyone can have a bad night, but I think it is important to write this so that management knows and this can be fixed. Our waiter was wonderful, so service was no issue!

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vipcaliflvr
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an outside table and it was a little bit cold, early in the reopening week. However this might be the best pasta dish I have ever had (amazing pasta with pesto).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time at the restaurant and it was amazing from beginning to end. Everyone there was amazing and nice. I loved it there. Can’t wait to go back

BP
vipBonnieP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was our first time dining out since the pandemic started so it was a big deal for us! We got there very early at 7:15pm and our reservation wasn't until 8pm. There was a very long time so we checked in and was told they would try to get us a table sooner but it might be closer to 8pm. No biggie, our fault for being early. We were hoping there was a bar area we could grab a drink but because of COVID restrictions, no such luck. We sat in our car and checked back in at 8pm. We were told there were 2 guests with 7:45pm reservations ahead of us. After about 20 minutes, we noticed 3 or 4 groups were getting seated so we checked back in and got seated next. They seem to still be working out the kinks of outdoor dining and were a bit overwhelmed, especially since it was DineLA.

The hostess came by to apologize for the wait and went over the menu in great detail. She recommended the Prosciutto which is served on a lightly fried dough and sent it over to us, on the house!! It was a very nice gesture as it wasn't her fault we arrived early. It's that type of customer service that really goes a long way! Not to mention it was our favorite thing all night.

We ordered the Peperu stuffed peppers which we highly recommend and the Cremosella mozzarella spring kale salad. For pastas, we ordered the mandilli di seta (OMG!) so delish, gnocchi malfatti which was pillowy and soft and the boar meat was tender and not gamey at all, and the modenesi which was a bit salty but complemented the other two pastas which were lighter and more delicate.

Such an enjoyable meal, we really enjoyed our night out! Highly recommend!

Thank you to the staff for making our night special!

JC
vipJackieC
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Outdoor dining was very enjoyable!

Best value in DTLA!

CB
vipCristaB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok. Service was slow. Food was ok. Not great.

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vipbillchin
Los Angeles
222 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I am a long time customer. I had a three course dinner--The appetizer was stuffed peppers and roast beef; the pasta course was casonzei; the monk fish the final course. The food was very good and the monkfish was stellar. I waited over 30minutes for the second course. I requested the monkfish be called in as soon as the casonzei was presented at the table. typically clean plates and silverware are delivered between course. I had to ask which was ok in this trying time. But waiting 30 minutes for the pasta and then being told that the kitchen was understaffed. Brera is managed more customer friendly. We missed Andrew.

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1013luckie
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh handmade pasta is heaven. The handkerchief pasta with pesto light and airy. The pork belly dish is smartly paired with onion and celery that cuts the fatty taste.
Oh, marinated calamari app is a MUST. Fresh & tender with olive and green leaf mix had us wanting more.
I see why Michelin put this restaurant in their 2019 guide.

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The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 996-6000.

The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles is rated 4.5 stars by 2589 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.