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The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles

4.7
2802 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
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2802 people are saying
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AmyDowntown
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is incredible. Extensive liquor/wine list. Great place for a date; sharing is encouraged and portions are perfect for that. Music and ambient noise are a bit loud, but that didn't detract from our wanting to eat every bite. Standouts were the beet and cheese starter, the porchetta, and the desserts.

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Betty
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great and totally accommodating. The porchetta is delicious! Cannoli is the best I've ever had.

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MarthaS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pastas. Nothing like you’ve ever tasted.

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AliceJ
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Overall the experience was great!! We were celebrating a birthday. Our waiter, Alejandro was great!! Food was great!! Ambiance was great . . . until the very end when the "Manager" came around and told us it was "Time to wrap it up!" That term is right up there with "No Brainer!" To me, it's like nails scratching on a blackboard!! There is a way to "nudge" your guests let them know they have other reservations!!!
Then, I realize in reviewing my bill, that I was overcharged!! I was charged for 2 LI Ice Teas, when they were regular Ice Teas! The was charged a "cake cutting fee" for placing a cupcake on a cake and writing HB on the plate?! I did not make a scene, but I did let our waiter know about it, Thanked him, but told him that his Manager would hear about it.

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JulieD
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect eatery with very fun and friendly staff! Everything we had was deliciously homemade. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious!

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eldangeroso33
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner

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vipFoodLoverDG
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and always consistent. Can't beat Factory Kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. The waiter was nice and polite and the ambience was beautiful. Loved our meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me & my son on our way back from the Grand Canyon. Superb cuisine. Great staff too.

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DianaB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food. Great drinks. Awesome vibe. The service is kind, quick and accommodating.

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vipSusanH
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Factory Kitchen truly understands how to run a successful restaurant. The food is delicious- the salads and pastas were excellent. The service is impeccable. Can’t say enough good things about our dining experience.

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vipErinB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner! Our service was excellent - attentive, informative and honest about his recommendations.

Very loud restaurant but great ambience overall.

Handkerchief pasta, Focaccina, and Panna Cotta were standout dishes!

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vipKristieM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very cool place. Good for a date or a group of friends. You can bring your own wine for a small fee, it's worth it. The wine list is good but pricey $$$. The pesto dish is amazing.

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vipDCfoodie
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

we very much enjoyed our experience at the Factory Kitchen - wonderful flavours, delicious cocktails and wines, and very (almost too) generous portion sizes. Service was a bit distracted and uneven. We sat outside which was much quieter than inside (way too loud for conversations) but even with the fence covered with photoscenes from the Cinque Terre coast line (?), you would not deny that you were sitting in a parking lot . A few plants or wood rather than metal fencing might help. But no complaints - we'll be sure to visit again.

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viplipsmacker
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful experience! Love the outdoor space. Everything was perfect!

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vipELAN
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great options for vegetarians !
Service was excellent !

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asdfdfaagga
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Pasta was overpriced for what it was and too salty.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good to very good. The waiter was knowledgeable about the menu but not very attentive. Bottle of water never refilled and empty glasses accumulated on a small table making for a crowded space. Finished our meal but sat unattended for a long while waiting for the check and then again for my credit card. Disappointing in the end.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, happy to see that outdoor dining is available. One thing would be an improvement and that would be to add music outside.

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WillA
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The white fish was awful: small, no flavor and overcooked. My parpadelle was cold when served. Felt bad for my guests (who drove over an hour to get to your place) Worse from previous visits. Your non-filled pasta menu is very limited. Missed the osobuco ..you took it off the menu. Hope for better experience next time around or my recommendation will be NO.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, delicious food!!

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VaniD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! I highly, highly recommend the pesto pasta and the prosciutto appetizer, they are to die for

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RamonD
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing place and you get your moneys worth with the quality of the food

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server was not attentive to our table. Food flow was disjointed and he forgot our bday event . Food was 4 star

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KristenD
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Definitely need a reservation though.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service was great.

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vipRodneyC
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Homemade pasta! Superb!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This was my second time of the factory kitchen.

I met a friend for dinner and we had a great time.

Couple of appetizers, the pork belly and the gnocchi with lamb. Outstanding!

We sat outdoors and it was quite cold, otherwise it would have been 5 stars!

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vipLucyS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. We asked our server to choose some great dishes and everything was wonderful. Favorites were the lamb and the pork belly, the handkerchief pesto pasta and I loved the chocolate stuffed beignets. Seriously, every taste of every dish was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, ambience, and service

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CathyR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy yum yum. Mandilli di seta!! Calamari salad was wow, too!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was exceptional. Our server was a bit disconnected at times. It almost felt like she was trying to make the higher end atmosphere of the restaurant more of a point of abrasion than necessary. Meaning, she almost imposed her ego to try to make the restaurant seem more exclusive. It was sort of weird.

Also, the guy running the parking lot was a total d***. The signs in the parking lot only seem to indicate a price for valet but he blocked us in with cars and made us pay. The whole thing was confusing.

The food…the food however. Despite some of the bizarre people problems, I have nothing but praise to say about the quality of the meal. Everything we tried, down to the ravioli or the prosciutto appetizer were exceptional. 10/10.

It pains me to think that when I invite friends in the future, I’ll have to warn them about the possible social hiccups from either the parking guy or a server not knowing how to use the NFC payment system. But I can assure them the food will be remarkable.

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vipRobert
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent at this restaurant. I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys Italian fine dining.

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vipGeorge
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable evening

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outdoors and enjoyed a beautiful skyline view.
The food was delicious. Loved the rabbit ragu pasta,the pesto pasta, the prosciutto with grilled peaches and ricotta was delicious, the mushroom flatbread, calamari and fish were amazing. It’s fun to go with more people and share all the dishes. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a must. The food and drinks, service/management, and ambience were all par excellence. We ordered a ton—some favorites were the prosciutto, foccacia, osso buco, and the bread pudding. The restaurant also has an incredible whiskey list which is noteworthy. Service, including management, was extremely prompt, attentive, and clearly looking to please regarding all of our needs and requests. We sat outside, which was lovely and peaceful but still fun and energetic. The place is overall an absolutely phenomenal restaurant—one of the best in LA.

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vipChrisW
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Handkerchief pasta is a clear winner. Covid-era parking lot dining was fine... eager to get back inside. The service was friendly and attentive.

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MarinaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Superb setting and divine server Edwin! Can’t wait to come back and appreciate a full bar too

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MarkA
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really delicious food and wonderful outdoor dining experience. Would definitely recommend it.

FAQs

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 4.7 stars by 2802 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.