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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
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.
Food was great, service was good. A minor complaint was that I wish the courses were staggered a bit more thoughtfully. Half of our dishes came out all at once and so we were trying to quickly eat them before the rest of the meal showed up. Also wish our server had told us he was leaving for the evening/going on a break and someone else was taking over. Our relief server seemed to be overwhelmed/kind of irritated with gaining us as an extra table.
My wife and I were going to a show downtown so we wanted to try a new restaurant. This one came recommended. We were very impressed with the quality of the food and service. The veal chop was first rate, as was the broccolini. The ambience was different, like being in a factory warehouse, but we enjoyed it. If there was any sour note is was the price of the wines by the glass. I had an Amarone ($25) and a Cabernet ($19). That's exorbitant considering the reasonable prices of the food.
The food was good, some very good, but I don't know if I could ever risk the 45 minute wait again (for our 7:45 table). They need to manage their reservations better. There is also no place to sit or even stand and wait: constantly jostled around just to stand and wait. Granted, they did give us free appetizers, but when you are coming from the east coast and looking at starting dinner at midnight it's more about promptness.
I took my girlfriend here and from beginning to end we had top notch service and some of the best food I’ve tasted in Los Angeles. It was also one of the most delicious dining experiences I’ve had in years. The beef liver was exquisite. Do yourself a favor and go to The Factory Kitchen.
Salad with dates had the perfect amount of dressing. The prosciutto dish was meh - the dough it came with was too chewy and took away from the experience.
Handkerchief Pasta was tasty but a little too soft. I like a bite to my noodle. But not sure making it al dente would make it great?
Great staff and service ! We came to celebrate our anniversary and my birthday. Food was fit for our celebration ! The highlights of the night was the Modenesi pasta with truffles was perfection in every bite, entree was Porchetta so tender and fragrant with the fresh herbs and the best Cannoli's I have ever eaten in my life ! Will definitely come again. Thank you Factory Kitchen for a memorable and tasty night !
The food was surprisingly inventive. The chicken liver pate was light and airy, the fennel and orange salad was properly dressed, but could have used a bit more orange. The flatbread could have benefited from a crisper crust, but the handkerchief pasta ... the handkerchief pasta with almond pesto was divine. Truly. The cannolis with marmalade were an excellent way to finish the dinner. My only complaint was that when we parked in an ADA handicap parking place in their lot (with a placard), the valet rushed up to us and demanded $8. I am under the impression that one does not need to pay for a space designated by the LAPD for ADA use.
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