The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles
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
Great service and fabulous food!
Good, all the way around.
My friend and I went there for my Birthday lunch, in the end we were both very satisfied. I was over the moon with my "hanker chief" pasta with pesto. My friend ordered the Turkey meatloaf, it was way too salty and she had to send it back, she replaced it with the salmon, which was perfect. They really should offer a variety of salads that include protein, that would satisfy the eating needs of many. And, as I mentioned to our server, "less is more", one can always add salt to a dish but is not able to remove it.
Factory Kitchen is a fun place, lots of activity and great fresh ingredients well prepared. Can't wait to return!
Alway consistantly good... the mandilli di seta should be at every table!
Awesome! Everything was so delicious! Love Factory Kitchen, Angelo and Andrew!
Service and food were exceptional. Would recommend.
Good food but very noisy
Food was excellent but there was something wrong with the gelato we got for dessert. The caramel gelato was fine but the vanilla gelato was not ice cream, it was something else that looked like ice cream. We could not figure out what it was, almost tasted like cookie dough but not sweet, it was not even cold. It did not melt.
Excellent on all levels.
Food is pretty good, service is extremely slow. Lots of servers standing around chatting with each other. Had to ask for bread, though the table next to us got some as soon as they sat down. Took 45 minutes to get our appetizer, and the servers kept telling us that this dish or that dish took extra time to make. Our appetizer was only flatbread with cheese and mushrooms, so I have no idea why that took extra time.
All in all, it’s okay.
Food was just ok. Nothing bad, but the seasoning, flavor and portions just didn’t do it for me. Service was pretty good but overall not worth paying a hipster premium.
We had an 8:30 reservation and we’re not seated until 9:15. And we’re not the only one’s!
Highly recommended! You will never be disappointed at the Factory Kitchen.
Each course was fabulous! Both the appetizer heirloom tomato salad & the main course ravioli were absolutely delicious! Our server was pleasant & efficient. The ambience, just ok. I must say the location left much to be desired from a safety standpoint. But I will return for the food!
Good food but lousy service. Great restaurants can’t rest on their laurels. If wait staff is terrible then replace them.
Had the Mary's chicken. It was dry and terrible tasting. Service was great!
The pasta was AMAZING! Such a cool atmosphere inside.
Nice restaurant with fresh pasta - A little bit loud and expensive for just pasta. Otherwise best cannolis I ate in my life
I’ve heard great things about this restaurant and I thought the food was good not exceptional. The fish was very fishy too
Friendly staff, simple yet cordial ambience, Easy parking with low valet fee
Food wasn't bad, but it was overpriced, Small portions. All drinks were $10-20. Service was bare minimum. We were there to celebrate a wedding anniversary and noted it on our reservation. However they didn't acknowledge it in any way. Not even a mention of it. Can definitely have a much better experience elsewhere for $100 a head.
Hi Luis, Thank you for your message. We are very sorry to have missed an opportunity to elevate your dining experience with us. Though we missed the chance with you, this is very helpful feedback for us to serve our guests better in the future.
Food is amazing. Portions are perfect. Not too big. Great service.
We went there with the family for my wife's birthday. It had a different vibe since it was in the Art's District but we liked it. They played 80's soft rock but we could have a nice conversation amongst ourself without speaking loudly. We order various dishes including the peperu, calamari salad, gnocchi, handkerchief pesto pasta, porchetta and NZ fish. For dessert we had the cannoli and bigne. Everything was very tasty but our favorites were the peperu, handkerchief pasta, porchetta and cannoli. Portions were average size but quality was amazing. The server was very attentive, made some solid suggestions and had a great smile. My wife was very happy with my selection so we will definitely be back!! Well Done!!
The rib eye with bone barrow dish was absolutely delicious. A friend had the sea robbin dish and another friend had the lamb gnocchi and both were very good. I’m a big pesto fan but their pesto pasta was lacking a bit of flavor. It was alright but not super delicious like most people reviews claim. The bread that the prosciutto is served on is very good. For dessert we tried the cannoli and panna cota and they were ok (not something you’ll crave later on). Overall, I recommend this place because the main courses were delicious.
Difficult menu but staff helps greatly. Food is off the chart!
gone many times but this was disappointing. food very average and below prior experience. no one was waiting on us and had flag people down. we were told waitress had not arrived yet to work, but no one was looking after us until we started to complain. one other thing, which seems trivial but we were sharing a salad and i wanted pepper but companion didn't, so I asked for pepper. waitress came with pepper grinder and I said I wanted to do it because we not began to put salad on our plates, and told this was the only pepper grinder the restaurant had reluctantly left at table. weird.
Hi Aly, thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear about the delay at the beginning of your dinner with us, your feedback is helpful for us to improve moving forward! Thank you for dining with us, we strive to ensure that everyone enjoys their visit with us from service, food, to atmosphere - start to finish.
Always a good meal. The food and service were just what you would expect.
I really enjoyed the food and the 1/2 bottle of wine on Mondays thru September
FK is always a treat. Perfectly prepared, delicious pasta and a very good wine by the glass selection.
The food, as usual was excellent. The noise level was ridiculous. I strained to hear my girlfriend from across our small table. To make things worse, management has music playing in the background. If concert-level noise does not bother you, then you’ll be fine. Otherwise, make an early reservation to avoid it.
Superb food. Efficient service. Hugely popular. But the noise level in this concrete shell was close to intolerable.
Service was terrible. Our waiter didn’t come to our table to give menus or offer water. I had to go up to the host after waiting and ask for her to get menus. When the waiter did show up, he seemed like he could care less. When my husband asked about about a couple pasta dishes, the server seemed irritated and didn’t seem like he knew the menu. He couldn’t recommend any dishes without skimming through the menu himself. When our appetizers and entrees were dropped off (by the food runners) our server didn’t stop by at all to ask if we needed anything further or ask if we were enjoying our meals. The only time he did stop by was to refill my husband’s water glass, which also turned into an unpleasant experience because my husband had still water and I had sparkling water; needless to say since he barely spent time at our table I guess he didn’t know I was drinking the sparkling water and he ended up pouring my sparkling water on top my my husbands half empty still water. After he did this, he didn’t apologize, left with the water, brought a new empty glass and left. A sincere apology at least would have been nice since a good amount of the sparkling water, which the restaurant charges a decent amount for, was wasted. We also had to ask someone for the check and the server dropped it off without saying anything! Crazy rudeness level! My husband and I rarely eat at home and eat out basically every night, so we have experienced our fair share of restaurants. This was one of the most awkward, unpleasant evenings.
With that being said, I feel like I can’t be upset with the whole establishment. I believe this might have been the case of a bad apple. When I looked around, all the other servers and bussers seemed very pleasant and attentive to the tables. The food itself was pretty good, nothing mind-blowing, but it looked and tasted like they put care into it. I wish the service we received matched the food. I left with a very sour taste in my mouth...
Hi there, thank you very much for your review. We truly appreciate feedback from our guests, in order to learn in the best ways to serve our audience. I'm happy to hear that you saw some positive in your dining experience with us, and I sincerely hope that you give us the opportunity to serve you again.
Amazing good and good value for the quality. Share dishes for the best experience and to try more things. Attentive and prompt service
Consistently wonderful food and service. Great vegetarian options.
I arrived to the restaurant without a reservation the place was almost empty. The hostess Em Was really rude and said there were no tables, sent me to the bar without even checking availability. I got online and had to make a reservation then had to walk back to the hostess to let her know there were indeed enough tables to sit 2 people. When I told the manager about it she also provided poor customer service saying that it was protocol. I arrived smiling and was polite, they were both not. I understand people have bad days but it was really poor customer service and nothing was done about it. The food was good though and the server was very attentive :)
The food was not good. The only taste came from the quality of the imported pasta but they could not deliver on the sauce or the meat quality. The waiter also could not get away fast enough each time he interacted with us. I won’t be returning because it just isn’t worth it. Lots of other places downtown are better options.
It was good.
I would recommend Factory Kitchen, but I would strongly caution that the noise level in the restaurant can be obnoxiously loud. Really unpleasant this past Saturday evening.
We ordered many small plates to share for a party of 4. Green salad was nothing special, nor was the pork belly. Hankerchief pasta was better, but not wow. Another “filled” pasta was ok, as was the duck, but it was not tender. The mussels were plentiful, but were served with garbanzos and the broth had no taste. Desserts faired better, and the service was sufficient. Good, but Not good enough to call me back!