The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles

4.7
2517 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
In the spirit of embracing our community back and all our guests and friends,
The Factory Kitchen returns to you on Friday October 9th, 2020

Reservations are recommended as seating outside in the patio is limited.

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.

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
  • 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

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What 2517 people are saying
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JimenezG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new outdoor accommodations for Covid-19 compliance. They have "set up" outside in the parking lot adjacent to the building. Definitely "more room" than when TFC had indoor service. They have a nice Italian seaside (photo) scenery as backdrop panels on the "fence/gate" portion of walls. Ambience is even quieter since seating is outside and there is more than 6 ft between tables. :) PLUS they have a little sound system set up so you still have the "eating inside" vibe. (Bummed no more "bread basket" appetizer, BUT we were just happy to dine again at The Factory Kitchen.)

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TraciLea
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service! The outdoor set up is terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The food including the dessert was average, our waiter seemed busy, we had to wait for him for a long time before he could help us. Not a good experience.

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HealthyEating
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the scallops, the monkfish, the pesto pasta, and the rabbit sugo pasta. Each dish was very good and the Nebbiolo wine I had was excellent. We shall return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was authentic to an Italian experience. Loved the menu selection and drinks to pair. The waiters were well versed on the menu but their courtesy was some what off. I don’t tell so much on as to why but overall the experience was great. I definitely recommend this place for a friend gathering or even a date night during Covid and most likely for even after given the esthetic of the restaurant as it normally is also seems great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I had an Italian mother this is where I’d take her to eat in Los Angeles. Almost cried after taking a bite of Funghi. The natural wine felt like a lucid dream. The gelato...

(Chefs kiss)

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megant
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Factory Kitchen - always a favorite place when we have friends from out of town visiting. Happy they have outdoor dining option available. Service still excellent and food superb!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matheus has done a great job with this place. Felt very clean and safe for all. Waiters were extremely knowledgeable of the menu, drinks were well made. Went for a work dinner but saw everything from friends gathering to dates. Would recommend to anyone.

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vipCurtisG
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific dinner at The Factory Kitchen including the cavolonero salad, the frittura which was matched with a bowl of red sauce for dipping, the scallops, a pasta, a bottle of the Nebbiolo Almondo, and panna cotta for dessert. Our server Mark was great. What we like in a server is someone who is friendly and has an opinion about what to order, not just what's popular. We have eaten at Factory Kitchen many times and have menu favorites. Mark steered us toward other things and they were spot-on. Also, the maître de was terrific. We had asked for a 4-top so we could sit side by side. Since the restaurant was busy, we sat at a regular table. As the restaurant was thinning out, the maître de remembered and came over and offered to move us, which was really nice of him. Who remembers such things? We'll be back and soon.

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TonyM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

food was excellent. the COVID design for the outdoor dining works perfect. seats are well spaced and there are several heaters. of course the food is one of the best in LA!!!

MI
vipMILAGROS
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Need more heaters since winter season is here. Otherwise, the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Wonderful attentive service. Excellent food. Outdoor seating only, lots of space to feel comfortable and safe but they need more heaters.

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JenT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second time here and everything was greAt yet again! Everything we ordered was fantastic, service great, free parking. All we’re wearing appropriate PPE and we were outdoors. It was chilly despite the heat lamps, but they tried! Totally recommend!

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hollyj
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!! Lots of space on the patio. Wonderful food.

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vipMargarita
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The FK was delicious as always. Service was excellent.

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Al323
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our absolute favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. Never disappoints. Make sure you try the tradicionale.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came late (closing time) and felt the manager was very welcoming. He didn’t rush us at all.

The food was good but not warm, not hot. That was a bit disappointing. Didn’t want to complain because we got there 15 min before closing. Still...

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vipZagatRob
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food and service in the outdoor setting was comparable to the indoor dining room. We really enjoyed our meal. It was nice to dine at this restaurant again.
They did a good job of keeping the tables clean and the staff wore PPE. The outdoor dining area was carpeted.
If you come I highly recommend a sweater or lite jacket. I wish they had outdoor heaters and/or more effective wind shields.
Looking forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to see this place open again! Such great food and service!

TJ
TJohnson
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything great considering Covid!

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veraw
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

food is excellent as always. outdoor venue, ok, needs some elegance and cheer to be added to it. servers, rusty, hopefully will get easier as we get used to this new normal.

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vipBobbieC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Our food was not up to par as they were in prior times.

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vipTrevy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and service was great. For post-COVID diners: The "patio" I expected was actually just part of the parking lot that had been enclosed/covered with an awning; nonetheless, it was a great experience.

Food to try: Peperu, Pizzata and Colpo di Mare were delicious! Also, the canollis were probably some of the best I've had (and I've been to Italy twice). Would definitely recommend and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pasta was terrific. The steak was outstanding. Highly recommended. They were a littl chaotic-but who can blame em with all the COVID restrictions etc. great fir a date

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OliverM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Haven't been here for years, and it's as good, if not better now. Dishes are precisely balanced, beautifully detailed and expertly executed.

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vipKFredL
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellente
Mi piace molto..... pasta fresca fatto in casa!!
Buono buono buono!

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DavidF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was unbelievable. Mark was a great server!

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Gwen
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was as fabulous as ever. It was a little bittersweet, being outside, having the wait staff wear masks (patrons wear masks when moving around but may remove at the table.) But overall a wonderful evening, our first dining out experience since March and we enjoyed it very much.

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vipEduardoV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whitney was fantastic and the food was spectacular as always!

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vipnucsdoc
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Great! Great! Great!
Wonderful to the Factory Kitchen open again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a joy to dine here. A bit warm though, this time. Turn the heat down!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely DELICIOUS food! The roasted beet ravioli is TO. DIE. FOR! Service was exceptional. Highly recommend!

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vipColoradoFoodGal
Hawaii
69 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was somewhat happenstance that we ended up dining here, but WOW. This is hands down our favorite Italian restaurant in LA. The service was perfect; warm, efficient, unobtrusive. The food was outstanding. I had the Casonzei, which was so flavorful and perfectly prepared. My son and husband had the Modenesei, which has truffle butter and truffles. Great, reasonably priced wines. Nice atmosphere, and reasonably priced. Do not miss.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! One of my favorite go-to’s in LA!

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vipsandywandy
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday lunch with friends..
Good food and a super waiter..
Nice ambiance.. will go back!

WG
vipWhitneyG
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Make sure you include the focaccina in your meal. The meal was so good that our LA friends booked dinner with friends the following weekend!

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vipJenniferC
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food but little salty

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Been wanting to try Factory Kitchen for a while, but found the overall experience just OK. Had a reservation but had to wait 30 minutes to get seated. Their Cavolonero salad was bland and underdressed, their signature mandilli di seta pasta was pretty good as was the cansonzei, but the modenedi felt like an uninspired truffle play that didn’t showcase its star ingredient very well. All in all there are much better pasta experiences for the price point, and I do not think I will return.

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vipspdiner
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of best restaurants (Italian) in the LA area. Have been there multiple times. Most recent visit we had the mandilli and casonzei, Their cannoli is one of the best I have ever had. I almost order the cannoli whenever I get the opportunity. You will not be disappointed. Will be going back.

MB
vipMBbeachguy
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Pasta is amazing! Good cocktail menu as well.

FAQs

The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and 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 4.7 stars by 2517 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.