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The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles

4.6
2551 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
In the spirit of embracing our community back and all our guests and friends, The Factory Kitchen returns to you on FRIDAY February 5th!

Reservations are recommended as seating outside in the patio is limited.

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.

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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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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Tue - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

What 2551 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ArmandoS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Really great experience. I had dinner on a Saturday night around 8pm. While the food was 10/10, the service and setup could have been stepped up a bit. Our server was not very friendly and also took a long time to take our dinner order. I felt like we were being ignored. They have a lot of heat lamps set up near tables but what could really help the space would be some type of flooring so that I do not have to see dirty parking lot stains right underneath me. Great music playing during the dinner although I could have done without all of the ads which really protruded into my conversation with my date.

I would definitely recommend this restaurant if for nothing else the PASTA!

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vipDrew
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything is tasty. The simple flatbread is divine. People are super attentive and the outdoor atmosphere is a departure from the noisy indoors.... nice change.

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Monet
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELISH!!!! The highest quality ingredients and the preparation of every dish is memorable ... !!

HG
vipHowardG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I hadn't been here in a while. The food was very good and the staff were friendly. Everyone was respecting COVID protocols. Definitely going back!

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vipLOSFELIZNATIVE
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

With Los Angeles still in a state of lockdown and limited in-restaurant dining — we were more than pleased with the dinner we had at The Factory Kitchen. The food was as good as ever. The outside seating was more comfortable than I would have ever imagined. It was great to get out again and dine well. Bravo Factory Kitchen team.

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MissVia
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I really used to love factory kitchen. The food now is just very bleh . Nothing special; like they had a major regression!

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Al805
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our absolute favorite place to enjoy a great, romantic dinner. Their quality hasn’t depreciated during the pandemic. Must go spot if in LA.

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vipCelery
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ! Mark was a great waiter and Jeff an equally great GM! Thank you !

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vipspdiner
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants! I was happy they offered outdoor dining. The outdoor dining area is very nicely setup in their parking lot. Very comfortable and airy! It's been one-year since I had a meal there since the lockdown. It is as good as ever. Jeff and Hector were great in taking care of us. Menu is always excellent. Will be coming back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was incredibly salty - bordered on inedible. Both salad and gnocchi were very salty. But presentation was nice and other flavors were ok. Wine was good. Pretty good service. I’d go for just wine next time.

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LB12345
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was perfect from the moment you walked in the door and all the food was awesome.

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Superstar
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience on the patio with covid compliance. Food is delicious as always. Staff is super friendly and place is clean. Highly recommend!

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runrichardrun
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner!

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ARobs
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went here to celebrate my friend’s birthday. We like to hit the foodie “hot spots” every year. The pandemic limited our options, but we lucked out with The Factory Kitchen. We snagged a same-day reservation (never happens!) and it was one of the beat meals I’ve ever had. They did a great job with the outdoor dining situation and guidelines. There was still a nice ambiance on asphalt with a view and a good number of heat lamps (super clutch)! The prosciutto on sage fry bread and burrata was the best thing on the menu, followed closely by Osso Bucco. I will say that the dessert (chocolate flourless cake) was underwhelming, and not on par with the meal unfortunately. The service was on point. I will 100% be back!

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vipEvem
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had missed our favorite restaurant Factory Kitchen for almost one year. We went back for the first time - outdoor seating. Was a little worried as this was our first meal at a restaurant since the beginning of the pandemic. We loved it again! Outdoor seating is comfortable, lots of room between tables, food was as delicious, cute lights and canopies allowed a surprisingly lovely ambiance. No disappointment only happily surprised! We look forward to going back soon. Happy we can support the local small businesses who are putting the extra work and extra investments so we can still enjoy our best gems. To incredible hard working restaurant owners, THANK YOU.

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AlbertC
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Patio is spacious and tables are well-spaced. Every table has a heater so evening meals shouldn’t be a problem. I went for lunch and we were the only customers, so lunch tables are plentiful. Food is exactly the same and fabulous.

CB
vipCityBear
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very pleasant atmosphere given the restrictions from the pandemic. Truly impressed. The food was outstanding as it has always been. It was a very satisfying lunch and reminiscent of dining al fresco in Italy. I would highly recommend Factory Kitchen. It has been a consistent bright light on the Los Angeles dining scene!

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GailF
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the opportunity to share a delicious meal with family at a restaurant with such great food and service even though we had to sit outside in the parking lot. The outdoor seating was very comfortable, plenty of heaters, plenty of space between tables and plenty of fresh air. We enjoyed the mural surrounding the outdoor dining area. We will be back.

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AlbertoC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Amazing food, great cocktails. Can’t go wrong with anything you order.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing time and delicious food. One of our fav restaurants and the service is always great

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Los Angeles!

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minkerbell
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

I used to love the Mandilli Di Seta here and it was my first time back since the pandemic and it was not at all like what I remembered. The staff did all they could do to follow the pandemic protocols but was not happy about the food (also ordered the brown sugar pasta and the prosciutto fish) :(

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viprobin
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been there for a few years, and were so happy that the food was even better than we remembered. We had a great server, Mark, who gave perfect advice on our order.

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ACBE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very pleasant experience. Staff was focused on the customer!
Food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of food incredible. Service on point. Reasonably priced.

JP
JPVisual
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could only find real words to REALLY express the delightful, wonderful, so delicious et so flavorful dinning experience we had at Factory Kitchen, I would have been a lauréat candidate to the Nobel Prize for Littérature!
But seriously we all 3 of us had such a wonderful dinner. Starting with the
frittura - beer-battered baby leeks, chickpea fritters and
peperú - soft cheese stuffed sweet&spicy peppers, grana padano, arugula oil.
Then the greatest so “creamylicious” mandilli di seta - thin handkerchief egg-pasta, basil almond ligurian style pesto, oh my Man, this was so good. We then venture into the world of ligurian focaccina (kind of like very thin pizza)
funghi - crescenza, foraged pioppini mushrooms, extra virgin olive oil, italian parsley then to be follow by the mouth watering
capesante - pan roasted sea scallops, roasted sunchokes, taggia olives, wild arugula.
Well now I’m getting so hungry for more but they are not open yet!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best in class experience from every respect

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vipMichael
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Factory Kitchen is fortunate to have a large parking lot in this outdoor dining pandemic season. They could make the space more attractive with plants etc. It is pretty nondescript. The food is excellent. The service not very attentive, probably because the servers are covering several tables. Free parking is a bonus.

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GeorgieC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was just so nice to be out with friends! The staff was perfect. We felt completely safe. They even take your temperature before you come in. Theres also plenty of parking which is rare in Los Angeles. I didn't love the pork belly was okay. Super rich and so much fat. I wish I ordered something else.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Really bad waiter, not focused, didn’t know the menu
Food wasn’t great
Poor service at parking
Way overpriced

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BillL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job with your outdoor dining set up. We felt very safe and the heaters made things comfortable.

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vipJesseya1
Los Angeles
84 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to be back. Great service and food. Thank you!

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vipjack
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at the Factory Kitchen. After several recommendations from friends, we finally made our way downtown. With Covid, of course, we ate outside. It was a nice evening and with the heaters, it was most comfortable.
We will go back

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Jaren
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Too long time to have food. we ordered two appetizer and one pasta.

first appetizer was made with pepper and cream cheese, the other one was mussel and clams with broth. These two dishes were okay.

We got in the outdoor table area around 7:20 and received our last pasta dish at 8:15.

The pasta made with truffle and prosciutto was $38 which was the most expensive pasta on the menu but Not worth for the price AT ALL.

Paid $98 with tax for the food and $115 in total with their tip.

If you want to make a donation to them, pay the price and have the food.

I tried many 4-5 star restaurant and the food here was like actually 2-3 star to me. The mood and their service was okay but dont want to come back for the food.

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JimenezG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new outdoor accommodations for Covid-19 compliance. They have "set up" outside in the parking lot adjacent to the building. Definitely "more room" than when TFC had indoor service. They have a nice Italian seaside (photo) scenery as backdrop panels on the "fence/gate" portion of walls. Ambience is even quieter since seating is outside and there is more than 6 ft between tables. :) PLUS they have a little sound system set up so you still have the "eating inside" vibe. (Bummed no more "bread basket" appetizer, BUT we were just happy to dine again at The Factory Kitchen.)

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TraciLea
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service! The outdoor set up is terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The food including the dessert was average, our waiter seemed busy, we had to wait for him for a long time before he could help us. Not a good experience.

HE
HealthyEating
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the scallops, the monkfish, the pesto pasta, and the rabbit sugo pasta. Each dish was very good and the Nebbiolo wine I had was excellent. We shall return.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was authentic to an Italian experience. Loved the menu selection and drinks to pair. The waiters were well versed on the menu but their courtesy was some what off. I don’t tell so much on as to why but overall the experience was great. I definitely recommend this place for a friend gathering or even a date night during Covid and most likely for even after given the esthetic of the restaurant as it normally is also seems great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I had an Italian mother this is where I’d take her to eat in Los Angeles. Almost cried after taking a bite of Funghi. The natural wine felt like a lucid dream. The gelato...

(Chefs kiss)

FAQs

The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and 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 2551 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.