The Factory Kitchen

4.7
1835 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(213) 996-6000
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Angelo Auriana
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Alameda
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Parking details
Valet or street parking if available.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, 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.

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Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.6

Factory Kitchen tends to gets overshadowed by its famous Arts District neighbors, but it's one of the best Italian spots in Los Angeles.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Perfect for after the theater.!

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S
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband’s birthday celebration.

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TH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

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.

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RJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a good experience, food is excellent and h

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c
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and will be back for a meal soon. i wish there was better service or wifi for people dining on business.

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r
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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ML
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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SP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly waitstaff, amazing pasta, yummy wine, great evening with my girlfriend!

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OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We think factory kitchen serves the best Northern Italian food in Los Angeles

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BL
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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PS
Los Angeles
338 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place. Can't wait to be back!!!

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P
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding. We dine out frequently and this was one of the best meals we have had. We will definitely return.

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JD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

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RL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and cocktails

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PS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Waiter could care less about us. Food was very good though some odd ingredients for picky eaters.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and service was outstanding. The best Italian food in Los Angeles

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S
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was wonderful experience, went there after visiting the Grand Central Market

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebration

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HP
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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

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LO
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Delicious Pastas! Not your everyday Italian cuisine! Will definitely be back!

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K
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

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QY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noise level extremely loud but the food makes everything worth it

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A++++++ food.

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c
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is creative while remaining traditional. The place is a beehive of activity but remains homey for the staff

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Waited for an hour for food, portions are too small, and very loud

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JI
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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E
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lots of choices with regards to salads, pastas and other options. It was our second time there, and we would definitely go back!

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N
Vancouver
163 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Authentic tasty flavours. Great service. Out of the way location (ish)

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S
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

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SA
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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H
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Home-made pasta was outstanding. Everything we tried was delicious. Will definitely be going back!

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KS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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JF
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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