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About The Factory Kitchen

The Factory Kitchen is the first concept from the FactoryPlaceHospitalityGroup that opened to high acclaim on October 31st, 2013.
Helmed by Restaurateur Matteo Ferdinandi, his wife Sommelier – 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 in 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.

1300 Factory Place
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

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

Cross Street:
Alameda

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 996-6000

Website:
http://www.thefactorykitchen.com/

Parking Details:
Valet or street parking if available.

Executive Chef:
Chef Angelo Auriana

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

The Factory Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (58)
Good for a Date (50)
Creative Cuisine (46)
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Authentic (38)
Worth the Drive (37)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Special Occasion (33)
Fun (28)
Hot Spot (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Good for Groups (25)
Casual (23)
Business Meals (22)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Local Ingredients (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Great for Lunch (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Romantic (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Cozy (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Seasonal (9)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
People Watching (6)
Tapas (6)
Healthy (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Superb pasta. The stuffed flatbreads are somehow oozing with cheese yet not soggy. The porchetta melts in your mouth.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

This was my second experience at Factory Kitchen, and it was as good as I remembered my first visit there. Excellent pasta entre. Salad not quite as tasty but still quite good.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic. Chef bobo is the best

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Great setting in backstreet DTLA. Industrial atmosphere indicative of old DTLA factory. Very creative dishes - including unusual Turkey Osso-Buco. Friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. Great mixed drinks, and lively crowd.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined 4 days ago

Great atmosphere, friendly efficient staff and excellent menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

The handkerchief pasta was delicious and chicken liver mousse were delicious. The highlight was lamb meatballs with lamb tongue and leeks. I appreciate eating dishes that I cannot commonly find. The nero d'avila wine was a perfect match for the food and the cocktails and desserts were excellent. My only complaint is that is too crowded and extremely loud. I left the restaurant hoarse from yelling for three hours just so my friends could hear me.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Had a great meal in this most authentic Italian restaurant. Their prosciutto and burratta appetizer is amazing. The turkey oso bucco was delicious. It was difficult to tell that it was turkey and not veal shank. The gnocchi was light and very flavorful. Service was attentive but not intrusive. A thoroughly enjoyable meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Always a great meal, service, dining experience/value!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Great pasta and salad options. The pasta was fresh and delicious. Great service.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

I'm here to write about the absolutely delicous mandilli di seta pasta. The pasta was so delicate and the pesto flavors were bright. It's still on my mind 3 days later. We also really enjoyed the chickpea and leak fritters and the banana bread pudding. Service was friendly and efficient. Highly recommend this spot!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

BEST Italian restaurant in La!! EVERYTHING IS DELICIOUS AND VERY CREATIVE!!
Expensive, but worth it.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great food, service and atmosphere

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Extremely noisy to the point where you cannot hear the person you are dining with on a Saturday night. Food and service absolutely great though. I would try and come back on a weeknight.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fun, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Awesome, as always! Have been there many times in 2017 and will continue in 2018.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 2, 2017

First visit, The food was Outstanding! We had the last seating time on a Friday night and felt a bit rushed. Weighted was very good as well... Napkin pasta, a must... Mac N cheese, a must.... I will be back... but before a 9::30 reservations, to take it all in and order more...
Thank you, see you soon.
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Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Casual, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had a great time with excellent food.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great restaurant. Good and service were perfect. Atmosphere was really good. We there on a Thursday evening. A little expensive, but justified for overall quality.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food is always a 10. Waiter was a little snooty. My guest was a vegan and he was not ver accommodating. What she ended up ordering was excellent. We had a lovely lunch. I'll be back

Tags: Casual, Vegan, Organic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food and service were good. But we were seated 40 mins late on our reservation without so much as an apology or compted drink at the bar and the Hostess had an attitude. When your experience starts off on a downer, it doesn't matter how great the food and service are. Factory Kitchen, get your act together at the front desk!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

As always, The Factory Kitchen was magnificent! A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Tasted good but the steak was overpriced at $37 and it was kind of noisy

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Unusual dishes, mostly delicious, sometimes a tad rich, but the wait staff are always good at making recommendations for tasty and appropriate combinations. Good service, friendly and prompt enough without hovering. Save room for dessert as there are many great choices. Typical profiteroles (or rather beignets) but this time we tried the ricotta and pistachio cannoli which were much better, along with the panacotta which was light and refreshing to calm the tummy after the add-on pork belly which we indulgently ordered at the end of main courses. Food a tad overpriced (including $5 for mint tea which was basically some mint leaves in hot water) but not out of range for LA standards. Have been there 5-6 times and found it slightly less amazing than the first few times, but still a reliably decent place for a good dining experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Factory Kitchen never disappoints. Great food and service and a very cool vibe. I take guests there and they love it! Great crowd mix / young and mature and hip chic artist vibe.
Go for the food -- stay for the fun --

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The valet parking helps. The service and food was quite good. The wine list is Italian and extensive, but a sommelier is much needed. Some items were a bit oily but overall good Italian food and we will come back....

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

it was so good! amazing i would love to visit again

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

All great, you do Ned to complain to Mr Gold for leaving you out of his 2017 index.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

30 minutes late seating us.... it's a popular LA restaurant. What's new?
Comped two salads to get us going the moment we sat down.
Not neccessary, not very appreciated. Nice move. Amazing how a small gesture like that can liven the mood. Thanks.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Absolutely stellar service and melt-in-your mouth handkerchief pasta!

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was amazing. The pork belly was so good that I started to cry. Our server was polite and knowledgeable.

The reason I'm giving 1 star for service is because a busboy (not my server) mistakenly poured water into my scotch glass. He played it off as if he was going to tell my server and get me a replacement, or take it off the tab, but then he never did. So I was left with a ruined glass of scotch that I paid $20 for, with nothing in return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Lovely atmosphere, great Italian dishes prepared with care! The focaccia di recco was one of the best I’ve ever had!
Wine (by the glass) list a bit overpriced, and not impressive.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Restaurant crew very professional. Italian food of a different character- and excellent. Sit in the back against the wall and the noise level is not overly harsh.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food, service and ambiance, recommended for any ocasión

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

checked in for reservation on Friday night. table wasn’t ready so we waited and checked in regularly with the front desk personnel who was not apologetic at all for the delay in our table. manager was much more sympathetic and tried to accommodate us and even comped us appetizers for the delay which was nice gesture. 40+ minute wait after reservation time is not acceptable so won’t be visiting this restaurant again anytime soon unfortunately.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Trendy, noisy, hipster - and yet super delicious place to indulge into Italian pasta and a few other items, not to forget the superb desserts. Even just observing the processing of the long pasta dough sheets in the open design kitchen is worth the trip. On the plates, everything was very tasty - except the “Insalata” could have had a bit more pep. Speaking of, “Peperu” was cute and a great start among others. My favorite pasta were the gnocchi malfatti, but the tortellaci, the raviolini di pesce, and others looked and tasted fabulous as well.
Among the desserts, the bigne and the saracena stood out, but pane or even simple gelato were not far behind. We did not test the restaurant favorite cannoli ...
Anything missing? Nope - even the espresso was perfect.

P.S. Valet parking for 8$ facilitates the arrival, table reservation recommended.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were excited to come to The Factory. This was my first time and my dates second. We made reservations on open table for 9:30p we were told it would be 15 more minutes 3 times. They sat customers who walked in and were 4 people first which was very annoying. Maybe we were just hangry but it was not good. We may have ordered poorly but we were dissapointed with our selection. The flat bread, not so good. Call me old fashioned but I want a choice of marinara sauce which they don't have. We asked for a side and the waiter said they don't have any in the restaurant. He told us customers are aghast all the time. Others seemed to enjoy their meals and the place was obviously packed. Maybe it was just us.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our server, had a shadow with her, but we felt she was not very patient when we’d ask questions about the menu (first timers). The food was delicious and fresh.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing. Desert could be better but honestly everything else unbelievable. Serve was also amazing

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2017

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in the Downtown area - hands down. The food is phenomenal and even when they are busy, they accommodate walk ins. A hidden gem.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great as usual

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Best Pasta I have had in LA! Everything was fresh and delicious.

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