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

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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 (59)
Good for a Date (54)
Creative Cuisine (47)
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Worth the Drive (41)
Special Occasion (39)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Authentic (37)
Business Meals (31)
Hot Spot (30)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Good for Groups (26)
Fun (26)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Casual (18)
Notable Wine List (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Romantic (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Cozy (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Seasonal (9)
Healthy (6)
People Watching (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Tapas (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 9 hours ago

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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....

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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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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 (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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 (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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Pasta is very consistent and excellent. Their seafood is also moist and tasty.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

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.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Fantastic pasta ! Great ambiance , very good cocktail good bar .nice staff

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Salad was bland and veal pasta dish was tasty but pasta was pasty. My first try and looks like a great potential but the food was not special. Service was ok.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Consistently delicious

Tags: Tapas, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food is awesome. A real dedication to craft of cooking.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Second time here and does not disappoint. Delicious food!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing is an understatement! The creative cuisine, mixture of tastes, friendly service and nice ambiance makes this place one of the best in LA. Can't wait to come back to LA and have another lunch or diner at the Factory.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING VERY VERY GOOD

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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?

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Favorite dining downtown. Staff is awesome. Food fresh and delicious!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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 !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Overpriced, pretentious, and horrendous service. Cannot recommend.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

can't go wrong here at Factory Kitchen. Decided to frequent after over a year and glad we did you can never go wrong here at Factory Kitchen.Long drive for us but it was worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very bad service. Almost rude.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I'm a restaurant advisor and I go check on restaurants and review everything and put in my magazines
Good

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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