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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.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Valet or street parking if available.
Chef Angelo Auriana
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 $20 for, with nothing in return.
checked in for reservation on Friday night. table wasn’t ready so we waited and checked in regularly with the front desk personnel who was not apologetic at all for the delay in our table. manager was much more sympathetic and tried to accommodate us and even comped us appetizers for the delay which was nice gesture. 40+ minute wait after reservation time is not acceptable so won’t be visiting this restaurant again anytime soon unfortunately.
Trendy, noisy, hipster - and yet super delicious place to indulge into Italian pasta and a few other items, not to forget the superb desserts. Even just observing the processing of the long pasta dough sheets in the open design kitchen is worth the trip. On the plates, everything was very tasty - except the “Insalata” could have had a bit more pep. Speaking of, “Peperu” was cute and a great start among others. My favorite pasta were the gnocchi malfatti, but the tortellaci, the raviolini di pesce, and others looked and tasted fabulous as well.
Among the desserts, the bigne and the saracena stood out, but pane or even simple gelato were not far behind. We did not test the restaurant favorite cannoli ...
Anything missing? Nope - even the espresso was perfect.
P.S. Valet parking for 8$ facilitates the arrival, table reservation recommended.
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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