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The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles

4.7
2843 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

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Tue - Thu 12:30PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM

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Foodie27
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went there for lunch with friends for Dine LA.
This restaurant is definitely one of my favorites: interesting menu, excellent food, good service but be forewarned, it is noisy.

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Kittymeow
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Factory Kitchen is my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles, and possibly the world. The selections are not the run-of-the-mill, and sometimes even edgy. For example, they serve beef cheeks which has become one of my favorite dishes. Delicious melt in your mouth beef. The wine list is very good. And they make the best cannoli because the shells are crisp and the filling is creamy. They make the cannoli to order; they do not sit around with the filling in the shells to let the shells get soggy. You will not be disappointed.

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Claudia
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious dishes. Dine LA menu was great way to try different dishes, but wishing the drink could be substituted. Not all of us can drink during work hours.

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DTLA
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I am long time patron of Factory Kitchen. It never fails. I miss some of the old staff, the service is good but it used to be great. Bring bad the plaid shirts, and I never see Chef Angelo anymore.

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vipatiyamh
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first lunch visit (we've been for dinner). We all loved our food. Everything was delicious. The staff could not have been kinder or more accommodating.

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vipvino
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

consistently authentic and delicious regional Italian food

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service! Servers are always attentive. Food is delicious as always. It was a pleasant surprise seeing Danny Devito at dinner. Can’t wait to go back.

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DennisS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Server was only so-so given how much the food costs? She also was pushing dessert .

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vipMell
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Surprisingly busy both inside and out. However service was surprisingly slow and a bit inefficient. We had to ask for things a number of times.

One of my favorite starters, Frittura, is not on the menu now. Disappointed.

Vegetarian options are limited.

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SergioT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very noisy environment and we were seated next to the cutlery/napkin station so waitress were constantly coming back and forth and clicking and clacking grabbing spooners. Not best mood/vibes.

This is “fine dining” so expect super small plates with minimal meat.

Very loud too. Feels like your in a movie scene, so not very romantic.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

menu limited, pasta dishes too small, if outside, food cool by the time it arrives. Inside is way too noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was as amazing as always. The tables felt a little too close to each other for comfort but otherwise a stellar dining experience. Great server who advised us well ( he talked us down from over-ordering) and really was attentive and friendly.

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DebbieD
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Everything was amazing until we got to the red snapper dish that the server Brian suggested. It was dry and didn’t have much taste. Will definitely stay away from that dish in the future

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NoBirthdayCandles
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

First time. Disappointed in the dishes we ordered. Scottona slow roasted beef was very dry. Vitello calf's liver was way overcooked; not a bit of pink so it was a bit chewy. Dessert was good. The panna cotta was very light and the fruit was fresh. The chianti was excellent. Maybe Friday was too busy for the kitchen and just an off night. Next time.

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jamiep
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food & ambience was so good. I recommend this restaurant.

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LaTimer
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

always our "go-to" for excellent Italian food. We've never had a bad experience here and the food is authentic, inspired and fabulous!

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StephenA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Met 2 friends that had not been before. They were very pleased with the food.

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Daniwestcoast
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of the food was exquisite! My favorite dishes of the night were our entrees, which were the Duck Confit leg and the Wild Boar Sagu. Definetly two items to try! The ambience was energetic and our server was very attentive (she even switched our napkins to black ones so we wouldn't get lint on our clothes). Valet parking was very reasonable and there was actually a lot of street parking. The only criticism I had was that the negroni was mush sweeter than any other negroni I have ever tried. Other than that, top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was cold

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vipMtkscat
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, “out of the way” in the best sense (i.e. not really out of the way; plenty of free, safe street parking if you get there early enough). Hearty, classic yet innovative Italian fare that left me and my friend stuffed. Our German waitress was extremely kind and didn’t rush us at all when we told her we wanted to hang out and chat. She helped make it a special evening - as did the food, of course!

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vipBrownBear
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The service was very disappointing, and the food was bland. I would maybe have tried it again if the service had not been so bad.

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AmyE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It’s very loud and crowded inside and the service, while okay, did not at all elevate the experience. That said, the food is delicious.

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NolanMom
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious; great service and great atmosphere.

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vipKellyL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

This is a review for outside seating only - I opted to sit outside due to Covid. The outdoor seating is in the parking lot. I appreciated that they fenced it off, and tried to make the fencing look better with a Venice print (I think that's what it was), but the ambience was not that nice. There was only about 3 other tables outside. The tables were nicely spaced, but there was no music, and I can hear every table's conversation. There was an occasional smell, I wasn't sure if it was the smell of gas, or something coming from the waste lines, or maybe the cars in the parking lot.

The food was good, but so much of my enjoyment is also from my environment, so I can't say I'd recommend it for the outdoor seating.

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vipDennis
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here several times and have never had a negative experience.
The food is always amazing and the service great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like always , a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great and everyone was happy with their food choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Dinner was in a converted parking lot. Portions were small, with poorly cooked ingredients. Was not worth cost of meal.

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LienP
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Outstanding service! The signature handkerchief pasta with pesto was excellent. The second pasta dish with spicy calamari and clam was flavorful but too salty for us so I quickly asked our server to tell the chef to go easy on the salt for our third dish which was pan fried fish and sunchoke. For desert we had a modified version of tiramisu with a buckwheat cake instead of ladyfingers and it was quite nice even though the mascapone was a kind of too sweet for me. Our server was so nice to comp us the desert to make up for the salty pasta.

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EllenJ
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

this is a special occasion spot for me now. service was great, delicious food, fun drinks and cool adult vibe. costs a pretty penny but fine with special friends and fam

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Monica
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were very good. Our server made wonderful recommendations. Staff was very attentive. We sat in the patio area and as soon as the weather turned cold, the heat lamps were turned on without us having to ask.

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vipMaryKayP
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met my daughter in LA where she was on a project and she recommended this restaurant. Fabulous quality of food from a menu with so many choices. We shared 3 dishes and left totally satisfied with the evening. Wish I lived in LA so that I could return. Approchable excellence - not common in restaurants with a Michelin Star.

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Spooks
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal here, and so pleased that they offer dining outside. Brought my mom here to celebrate her first post-lockdown trip to LA, as well as her birthday. She was throughly impressed with the meal, our server was super great, outdoor ambiance was spot on - it couldn’t have been a more lovely evening!

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RayR
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and excellent food Owners and Management were awesome. Great place for Lunch or Dinner

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Kitty
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’d been here once before (pre-covid) and loved it, so decided to take my parents while they were in town. We were all blown away and it was even better than I had remembered. The food is incredible and the indoor atmosphere is great. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone, one of my favorites of any place I’ve eaten.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is really tasty. The service is pretty fast and good. The outdoor sitting need updating especially the parking lot side.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Noisy, Noisy, Noisy… and the food and service is outstanding. Guess you can’t have everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food and great service. New flare on Italian staples that did not disappoint. Will definitely be back!

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AmyDowntown
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
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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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 2843 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.