The Factory Kitchen
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.
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday : 5:30 - 11 Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm. Sunday: 4:30 - 9:30
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, The Factory Kitchen can accommodate all of your special event needs.View Private Dining Details
Instantly increase your points with dining rewards
See availability for bonus point tables
Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM
What Insiders Are Saying
Factory Kitchen tends to gets overshadowed by its famous Arts District neighbors, but it's one of the best Italian spots in Los Angeles.
Great food and service. Perfect for after the theater.!
My husband’s birthday celebration.
This was not my first time at the Factory Kitchen but I was shocked by how loud it was. The owner plays 80’s pop songs at such a loud level, you can not hear the person on the other side of the table. May not eat here again.
Always a good experience, food is excellent and h
great food and will be back for a meal soon. i wish there was better service or wifi for people dining on business.
I love this place and enjoy dropping in for a weeknight meal, a special occasion and everything in between, but wow is the noise level insane. If you want to speak -- and not yell -- at your dining partner, you probably need to go elsewhere.
This place has great atmosphere, parking on the property which is very convenient. The decorw has an industrial type feel, very tastefully designed to incorporate this industrial/factory feel. I was drawn to the homemade pasta. I ordered the seafood reavioli, it was good and very filling.
It’s our first visit and we were impressed by the pasta but kind of disappointed by the meat dish, little bit on the tough side. Definitely we will return.
Friendly waitstaff, amazing pasta, yummy wine, great evening with my girlfriend!
We think factory kitchen serves the best Northern Italian food in Los Angeles
The food was delicious as usual. For lunch, I ordered only 3 of my favorite dishes (peperu, prosciutto, and mandilli di setta). The wait staff was attentive and friendly.
Awesome place. Can't wait to be back!!!
Creative take on classic Italian dishes. The prosciutto appetizer was a hit for all of us at the table! Each of the pasta dishes was a creative excursion in flavor (hazelnut pasta with braised lamb shoulder). Hidden down a side street just off Alemeda Factory Kitchen was well worth the drive.
Everything was outstanding. We dine out frequently and this was one of the best meals we have had. We will definitely return.
We’ve eaten at Factory Kitchen often over the past couple of years, always happily. But this time was a disappointment. The cremosella salad was very nice, as usual, but the rest of the meal was lacking in taste, other than being too salty. Specifically, the chick pea fritters and leeks were extremely bland and our entrees - the Mediterranean fish soup for me and the rabbit for my wife - were sadly very ordinary. The shellfish in my soup consisted of a handful of tiny clams and mussels, not a shrimp or bit of lobster to be seen. My wife left half of the rabbit portion on her plate. I’m not rushing back based on this experience.
Wonderful food in a fun setting. Skip the pricey main courses and feast on the homemade pastas, lamb meatballs and flatbread stuffed with cheese to get the best value.
Delicious food and cocktails
Fast and friendly greeting when we arrived.
Table for two was a little cramped, based on layout and design it can be rather noisy.
If you are looking for exceptional food, fantastic wine list then this is a great restaurant. Friendly and very efficient wait staff.
management doesn't stand around, they work and contribute to the experience of dining.
Extremely knowledgeable manager assisted with wine choice, she was very pleasant and understanding. Italian wine list is extensive and fulfilling.
This was my second visit to The Factory Kitchen and will definitely not be my last . Home made pasta as you watch, attention to detail on food and dining experience.
you will not be disappointed.
Waiter could care less about us. Food was very good though some odd ingredients for picky eaters.
I am Italian. I have been to many great italian restaurants in Los Angeles. This is fantastic. 100% authentic. The chef is from Bergamo. The focaccia di Recco is to die for. Simple, not expensive, good service, amazing italian food. Perfect fir every day. Or a business mtg.
The food and service was outstanding. The best Italian food in Los Angeles
It was wonderful experience, went there after visiting the Grand Central Market
Factory kitchen is a must every trip to la..do not miss the foccachina...its s[soooooo good...any pasta will also delight and enjoy a wonderful bottle of wine
Delicious Pastas! Not your everyday Italian cuisine! Will definitely be back!
I really like this restaurant. My 4th visit. Food is great! Especially appreciated the pacing of the food delivery. Did not feel rushed. Very pleasant experiences each time I have been there.
Noise level extremely loud but the food makes everything worth it
The food is creative while remaining traditional. The place is a beehive of activity but remains homey for the staff
Waited for an hour for food, portions are too small, and very loud
Food was delightful. Our server was nice but not the most attentive. It took 15 mins. for her to take our order, then we had a server switch. We tried almost everything and only dislike the pepuras which seemed bland compared to the other powerhouses.
Lots of choices with regards to salads, pastas and other options. It was our second time there, and we would definitely go back!
Authentic tasty flavours. Great service. Out of the way location (ish)
My wife’s pasta contained prosciutto which she likes, but tasted porky and lacked the pungent flavor one expects from prosciutto. She was disappointed. The fellow who delivered our entrees seemed hurried. I had to get him back to have him add parmesan as he was in too much of a hurry to ask if we wanted any. My pasta with pesto was delicious. The food seemed overpriced and the beer at $10 a bottle along with high wine prices seemed exorbitant.
This restaurant is popular and trendy and the consumer pays a price for its popularity.
A great restaurant overall - the pesto pasta is the best thing on their menu by far. The ambiance is great and for the most part, everyone is friendly. I like this place because even though there's always a lot of people here, I can still somehow get a table. Only thing that wasn't great, the desert that was recommended to us ran out as we ordered it.
Good food. Good service if not a little too much attention but that’s fine. Didn’t rush us. I didn’t over do it. I will go back.
Home-made pasta was outstanding. Everything we tried was delicious. Will definitely be going back!
Went as a follow up to Bestia, and I can say that it is every bit of good, I would even say better because it was as much of a scene and they didn't breathe down your neck and rush you like at Bestia. The food was absolutely amazing w/ a calm ambiance that made it great for conversation w/ friends. Can't wait to go back!!
I came back for the pasta with pesto, a sublime experience with the extraordinar,y fresh-made pasta and delicious pesto. I was not disappointed! As memorable the second time as it was for the first.