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The Factory Kitchen

4.6
1734 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

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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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What 1734 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The handkerchief pasta is really good! I like the food, but the table setting is not suitable for more than 6 people. And the food size is medium.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Terrific food. Very friendly, professional and informative staff. Good value. Reasonable pricing.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent Italian food and very good ambience.
They make their own pasta that is outstanding.
Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Exceptional dining experience from the service to the food. The most inventive and delicious pasta dishes. Mattia and his team are top notch.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food and service was absolutely fabulous! I'm usually not impressed with the new, hot restaurant but this was a pleasant surprise. I will definitely be back because everything they brought out looked mouth watering delicious. All of the dishes can be shared and you leave actually feeling full. Very unpretentious for an upscale environment.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Loved the food as always. Only complaint was with pacing. Four items we ordered were delivered too quickly and all at the same time—barely after the wine was pored. Luckily we hadn’t ordered our main courses so were able to slow down the pace.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Pasta craving !!! Best pasta

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Wonderful. Best pesto I’ve ever had .

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Fantastic food and service

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Location is in an industrial part of DTLA. Parking is scarce and the area didn’t feel safe, so it forces you to use the overpriced valet.

Menu was interesting and was told it changes daily. I’m guessing not everything changes.

Ordered the salad with goat cheese and dates. Three words. Out-Stan-Ding. Kidding about the 3 words. The greens were plenty, the goat cheese was mild and creamy, the radishes and dates provided nice contrast and the dressing was just the right amount of acidity. All the salads we saw served were enough for 2.

Split the sausage stuffed pasta in browned butter and sage. Pasta was thin. Sauce was nice. Filling seemed dry and crumbly. Overall, it still made me happy.

Our table got the sea bass. Was tasty but the skin was flabby. Ordered the porchetta and was disappointed. Portion was large enough but would have preferred two thicker slices instead of three thinner ones (to get more of a cracklin’ with each bite) and I’m used to having the pork belly wrappers around the tenderloin. This just was basically circular bacon.


The banana bread pudding was perfect.

The gelato combo was a bit soft so it didn’t look as appealing. Tasted fine though.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great! Delicious healthy Italian fare, great decor and such good noise level.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I always choose Factory Kitchen for dinners with friends who want to "go somewhere great in the Arts District." Factory Kitchen NEVER disappoints!

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Food was good, and good variety. My fault for not checking/asking price of glass of wine. I asked for a glass of Cab and of course my server brought me a $19 glass. I hate that.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

FYI not many gluten free options and did not know what items were or were not.
Last minute changed my mind to have the “best thing on the menu” shrimp ravioli... very fishy and prepared al dente.
Best experience was at the bar. Best food items to try...basil pasta and beets. A must...

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Best Italian food we've tasted in L.A. Although my husband hates driving downtown he will make allowances if we eat at Factory Kitchen!!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great and knowledgeable service. Served family style we shared 3 entrees, flat bread & 2 starters. Dessert too. Plenty for 4 people & convenient to downtown destination spots.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Only a few words needed to describe Factory Kitchen and our experience. Each and every time we go, it is hands-down the best service, food and overall experience. Love, love, love the Handkerchief Pasta. My favorite and mainstay. Management and wait-staff are all top-notch. Thank you friends @ Factory Kitchen. We will see you again soon.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always a pleasant experience at Factory Kitchen! Food and service is always exceptional. They were crowded on a Saturday night and we had to wait a little, but the hospitality staff led us to the bar and gave us constant table status updates.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Although the food at The Factory Kitchen is delicious, it’s the staff and service that make this restaurant my very favorite. The patrons here range from young and funky to upscale mature and all are welcome and treated beautifully. The serving staff is warm and generous and it’s not unusual to receive a brief and friendly table visit from the owner. I say serving “staff” because each table receives attention from multiple staff members. Water is never empty, table is always clean, empty dishes are whisked away quickly and discreetly and patrons receive a claim check for their leftovers so that they can enjoy dessert and beautiful cappuccino without clutching a to go bag in their lap. Not to mention the freshly made pasta and lovely wine list! Prices are reasonable, ambiance is lively and fun without being loud ~ I can’t say enough about The Factory Kitchen!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food. Very good service. Loud environment.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We were visiting USC and needed a nice dinner between the tour and a Lakers game. How pleasantly surprised we were with everything about Factory Kitchen! Great ambiance, friendly and upscale service and amazing food.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Service was impeccable, food was delicious can’t go wrong at the factory

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Overall great food, delicious, service and would recommend to all. Parking a little high for dinner, $8...
Looking forward to returning

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Always great and consistent.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

It was a very pleasant experience. It was a departure from our usual Easter celebration but we very much enjoyed the dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Delicious food, nice ambiance and fantastic service.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I was a little dissapointed with the food because it wasn't anything special or different from other Italian restaurants I had tried. Also, I had an 8:45 reservation and I was not sat until 9:25 therfore it defeated the whole purpose of the reservation.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing! Food was Absolutely delicious and the service was great. We were a bit late for our Rez but got seated right away when we arrived. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter celebrating

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Best pasta in LA!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Always amazing food. The kale salad was refreshing and tasty. The red snapper and swordfish were sublime.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Best pasta in la

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Dinner was excellent pasta salad was amazing with arugula and prosciutto was great

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent food, great find in an unexpected location. Wine recommendations are spot-on, and the staff know their food. Ambience can be loud; this is not a white tablecloth restaurant. It is a lovely casual Italian restaurant. The handmade pasta is outstanding. However would recommend you drive there. Some of the surrounding areas feel a bit unsafe.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Old-world level of personal service, even if it's your first time. Staff at every level is proud of what they do and it shows.

Nothing on the menu isn't stellar - even the things you think you're going to know are unexpectedly great.

Super environment for business meetings (easy to scan the room on entry, just the right amount of ambient noise and elbow-rubbing closeness, very professional service, makes a great impression on visitors). Or dates, or cocktails (wonderful), or a solo lunch.

If you eat here more than once without ordering the handkerchief pasta you've missed the essence of the endeavor.

Go.

Often.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We enjoyed our birthday lunch very much. The food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Factory Kitchen has to be one of the top 5 restaurants in LA. The food is superior - the waiting staff competent and not cloying or annoying ... but did I mention the food is sublime?

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Always excellent food and service!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Fantastic food and great service! The pasta was so fresh and delicious! Flavorful salad and the mushroom flatbread was beyond. Great support staff. Rudy is amazing! We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The handkerchief pasta blew our minds...delicate yet delicious!! The place was loud, but my husband and I were able to hear each other without shouting.

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