The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles

4.7
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2463 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
The Factory Kitchen is the first concept from the FactoryPlaceHospitalityGroup that opened to high acclaim in 2013.
Helmed by Restaurateur Matteo Ferdinandi, his wife Beverage Director Francine Diamond-Ferdinandi and their longtime friend and Partner Executive Chef Angelo Auriana, the Factory Kitchen re-defined the approach and the experience to casual dining in the city by combining elements of culinary arts, service, and design.
A traditional Italian Restaurant & Bar in the heart of the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, the Factory Kitchen culinary concept focuses on local recipes from the Northern Italian Regions; but emphasizes on some Ligurian traditional dishes like Mandilli di Seta al Pesto alla Genovese and the Focaccina Calda al Formaggio di Recco.
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Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:30PM - 6:15PM 9:15PM - 10:30PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:30PM - 6:15PM

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Central Coast
47 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food we ordered were, we have to say that, better than average. The service was OK. It was a bit loud inside that it was difficult to talk to our friends at the other end of the table. Prices were reasonable to what we got. Comparing to other places, I'd have to give 4 stars.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pasta was mediocre - a lot of their dishes are heavily salted. Nothing stood out. I’d recommend Rossoblu or Bestia instead.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is absolutely delicious! The price is fair but it’s one of the best Italian restaurants in town. The Hostess and servers were very accommodating. One of the bartender on bar however was lacking the whole philosophy, “service with a smile.” The Ambiance is casual with a hint of young hipster professionals and the atmosphere is definitely loud and bustling. Overall it was good experience.

A
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food at a reasonable price. I loved the ambience and they treated us very well!!!

P
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service top notched. We will definitely be back.

AR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place so much! Food is top notch, incredible quality and very delicious.

BM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner! Dined with my brother who is from out of town and we were both duly impressed!
The Factory Place Hospitality Group (Factory Kitchen, Brera Ristorante and sixth+mill) has the best options for Italian in DTLA!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

JM
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a team dinner of 15 and was really pleased with the service. Timely but not hurried. Food was consistently delicious.

CW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing, particularly the prosciutto on fried sage dough, handkerchief pasta and beef cheeks. The service was highly attentive.

G
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday - great

DS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very enjoyable dinner. Had the Porchetta which was delish but a little bit dry. Had the cannoli for dessert which was absolute heaven.

R
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the better restaurants in LA. Wonderfully consistent and inventive Italian.

G
Los Angeles
351 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and outstanding pastas

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service second to none. But we like best was the service was excellent without being pretentious. Will definitely go back.

UW
London
21 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent, especially the handkerchief pasta and the Porchetta. Wine list had interesting choices but could be more representative of the glories of Italian grape varieties. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Noise level is WAY too high. Installing some noise dampening would be most welcome.

PS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Incredible Italian food, great group atmosphere but...
Do not come here as a 1st date, Noise level is off the charts and you won’t be the only one getting to know your date.
Loved the open kitchen and the smells coming out of that place makes your mouth water.

BB
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Quite possibly the freshest damn pasta in LA. Really nice salads as well. Friendly and efficient service. Tables are close together and the place can get a bit noisy, so don’t expect the quiet intimate conversation to proceed unfettered.

NA
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All the staff was very attentive and the food delicious. I had the cremosella salad, salmon and for desert the pane ... All delicious!

RL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome every time!!!!!

n
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent!

R
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love this resto. It’s in the top 5 in Los Angeles.

OT
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Very loud noise level. Service was fine.

OT
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious! Best Northern Italian in LA!

CW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great room, it had a really nice energy and vibe. Staff was very attentive and had great recommendations. The porchetta was divine and I am definitely coming back just for that. Looking forward to my next visit here. So glad they participated in dineLA.

k
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!! Service is exceptional. Waiters will explain what is in the yummy dishes being enjoyed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was the best restaurant week dinner set I have ever had! $49 you get an appetizer, one pasta and one meat course, and a glass of wine! Removing the desert is perfect for me to keep calories low. We have three people so we covered almost all the dishes that are on the dinner set menu, and none of it disappointed us, all of them are delicious and delicate!

OT
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our boys there after a show and the food was excellent. Service was great. We had a wonderful time.

LC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 8 and everyone enjoyed their meal! Our server was friendly and attentive. We'll be back for sure!!

R
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job, as usual! Food and Service were excellent.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Place was very cute but loud and very cold, AC was blasting all night long, a little unnecessary. The service was good, they were a little too busy so no personal treatment but overall everything was great! Will be back for sure.

FM
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have dinner. Enjoyed our dine LA experience. This was the second time coming in this restaurant. The pasta was my favorite. Drinks were amazing as well.

b
Los Angeles
212 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

the monkfish and the tagliatini with rabbit ragu were very good. the Minestrone portion was huge and one bowl was enough for two people. Our server, Amanda, was excellent

CS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and amazing service!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uniquely great tasting food. We were pleasantly surprised at the flavors and food presentations. Highly recommended for foodies!

T
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew was terrific. He explained our meal to us in great detail. We had a terrific time.

CG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We specifically said that one of us was vegetarian and the waitress suggested to order a Pizza that had anchovies in it. That is not vegetarian!!!
after eating an anchovy, my friend did not fill like having anything else.
They comped dessert, with was nice.
Food was good, it always is.

OP
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine was delicious. The pork belly was superb.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food and Amazing Service. Still one of my favorites to bring business partners.

P
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We typically really enjoy the food at this LA dining spot.
On this visit we tried the Dine LA menu. It offered an appetizer, pasta course and entree, with a glass of white or red wine for $49. A great deal, to say the least. Unfortunately, the selections we made were not up to our expectations of what this kitchen can accomplish. We will return, but will order some of our tried and true favorites off their regular menu.