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The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles

4.6
2741 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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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KellyH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything wonderful! One dish (Brussels sprouts) under cooked, snd woody.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Highly recommend.

MP
MichelleP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a delicious meal and attentive friendly service. We'll be back.

GD
GiorgioD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have been to in LA and definitely the best in DTLA. Must get the Mandilli di seta and the prosciutto!!

KC
KyraC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Came right when they opened so it was still pretty bright and quiet. Eventually it picked up, after sunset is when lights got dimmed and it felt more date-like.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great customer service. and the pizzata was amazinf

JC
vipJCfromLA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was good food, but I felt it was

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LeoC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

its a terrific place to have a quiet lunch or dinner with good food like the handkerchief pasta etc etc

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service! Would highly recommend’

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vipradman
Los Angeles
119 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Very good service. Corkage only $20. But it was almost painfully noisy, because not only were the floors and walls hard surfaces, and the ceilings as well, and the tables close together, but they added a loud sound track on top of the many conversations.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quite delicious food, my spicy drink was also fantastic! It was really great food, just, in our eyes, not super special or exciting. Had to salt the arugula salad just a bit, then it was nice. Peperu and foccacina were faves, mandilli, recommended by waiter was very good too. It was FREEziNG inside. It was mid JUly - without a sweater I would have had to leave. Another diner had a straight up winter coat on. I thought seeing that might make them adjust the temp a bit but 🤷🏻‍♀️. Also decor/ambiance just kinda standard.

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RaisaT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience at The Factory Kitchen was exquisite. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was incredible. We had a great date night.

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SioT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food are always amazing at this restaurant. From the valet to the hostess and wait staff...friendly, helpful and on it! The food is just delicious...fresh made pasta is the best I have ever had. This was my first trip back since before Covid and I enjoyed every minute of it. I will say the temporary outdoor dining area is not great, so book a table inside!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch for a friend
Always top notch
Authentic
Delicious
Great service

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Tuch
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was cold

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and staff in a lovely space! Stopped by for my birthday and loved everything we had.

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Brundoggywobblez
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food is always amazing and the service is top-notch.

MT
MaryT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great to be back at our favorite restaurant! Excellent food, every bit as good as pre-pandemic days, and the outdoor dining area was comfortable and well-spaced.

MY
MrsYams
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great recommendations provided by our server that made our full lunch experience enjoyable. Definitely coming back to try other items on the menu.

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WillL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, welcoming staff, and great service. There was a sudden and rare power outage in the neighborhood and the staff handled the situation perfectly and professionally.

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vipNtino
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robert’s service was great and the food was phenomenal, as always. Just a great experience!

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vipHungryGeorge
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

This is the noisiest restaurant I have ever dined in in my 81 years of life. I turned off my hearing sids and still could hear the din. My iPhone has an audio meter app; it registered a level far in excess of the OSHA-mandated 80 dB. And to add to the noise level, they played loud rock music over the speakers. While the food and service were excellent, the noise level made for a most unpleasant and unsettling experience. I pity the dining room staff; all will suffer significant hearing loss.

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vipLisaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were first timers at the restaurant and really enjoyed our meal. We'll need to come back and sample more items on the menu.

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PaigeS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service and atmosphere were great. Food was lacking flavor. Good sized portions. It wasn't bad but it wasn't as great as we expected it to be. For the price there are better restaurants downtown to spend your money.

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triciaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat outside which was free of the very loud music, so that was good. The food was very rich, too rich to finish. The rabbit pappardelle was very good, but even shared, too rich in butter to consume entirely. The beets were ok, not clearly differentiated from the baked cheese -- peach appetizer great. The charred brussell sprouts with speck was ok, a bit overdone for my liking and a tad too oily. In my experience, this could all be done with a bit less oil, butter, etc, to make it a tad more consumable. In my experience, having lived in Italy, there is a better balance to rich food that could improve the cuisine here. There was no chance of tasting the fine ingredients when too overdone (Brussel sprouts) or too immersed in cheese (beets). So, next time we'll order something else, or might avoid the heavier dishes...

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Young1
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place definitely recommend. Good food, good vibes, awesome location.

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jen8ch
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The best pasta I have ever had in my like - mandili de seta. The other food was ok but really that one pasta was amazing.

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GLENS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience1

Food forgettable . The back converted parking lot / dining area looks like 3rd world country. Lifeless waiter . Very very pricey

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love Factory Kitchen! Understated gem of a restaurant in LA

CM
vipCocoaMojo
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

So, considered this a Wow experience. Due to Covid, we wanted to dine outside, and the restaurant did a pretty good job of setting up a "dining patio" in the parking lot with screened scenes of Italian villages covering the fencing. I think a few potted cypress and olive trees and rosemary bushes might enhance - (that could get wheeled inside afterwards). Josh provided us with excellent service.

Decided to just go down the menu of apps and shared plates and enjoyed two most fabulous salads - the exceeding generously sized ortolana and a grilled peach salad with speck and burrata - both beyond fresh and delicious. We also were in heaven tasting the prosciutto atop this incredible crunch cloud-like bread and funghi focaccina flatbread. The finale of freshly made cannoli topped off an extremely indulgent meal.

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Gwyatt
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I want to keep this place a secret because it’s so incredible. And yet, I want to shout from the rooftops that everyone needs to try it. Best pasta ever, delicate in the way that only fresh, house made pasta tastes.

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nutss
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

When the first time we've been here, we are so impressed with our waiter he's the best i must say, he gave us the ultimate experience of a real italian resto. Since it sour first time here he told us about the history of the restaurant, foods and wine, which is helped us to pick what to eat. Its pretty sad that our waiter last night was "ok" he's not helpful at all. We asked him what he can recommend on the menu and he just stare and wait for us. Im hoping that he can atleast know what's on the menu beside the popular dish. Overall,it was good and we thank you for our experience.

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FoodFit
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal at The Factory Kitchen. The handkerchief pasta in pesto is one of my favorite dishes of all time. The service and ambiance are wonderful. A great place for a romantic dinner.

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PhilipL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both food and service were outstanding. Hadn't been there for quite some time and plan to hurry back!

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vipRogue
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The staff were terrific, and so was the food. The space lends itself to being too close to loud people, and this was no different than other times I’ve dined here. But annoying people can’t get in the way of a great meal.

JR
JennieR
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We accidentally overstayed our reservation, and I feel so bad about that. I thought we had been there for approaching two hours, but it was approaching three. I misread my watch. We inconvenienced your staff, reduced their potential income, angered the following party. Yipes.

I am very sorry.

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vipTenormadness
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food (mandilli di seta is legendary and try the red wine-briased guanciole) and service are great. Gets a little noisy when full...hard to maintain a conversation across a table at times).

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Gary
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A most wonderful meal. The food is interesting and well prepared (and mostly in very ample portions). Even better was the service, friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive (but not overly so). The room had a lively vibe but we could still easily talk to one another at the table.

CB
ChristopherB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food is always excellent in my experience. The noise level is just shy of being off-putting. The service this time was cordial but somewhat tentative.
Regardless, this is a great place to share a meal in L.A.'s art district.

MC
vipMaryC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous as usual. Food great, service great. Love coming to this place

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 4.6 stars by 2741 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.