About The Factory Kitchen
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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.
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
It was a mixed night at The Factory Kitc ...
It was a mixed night at The Factory Kitchen. We arrived with high hopes, given that Zagat rates the restaurant in the top 20 in LA, and other than the clam ravioli which was memorable only for its dryness, the food was very good. The crispy leeks and chickpea fries were salty and delicious. We also liked the handkerchief pasta with pesto. The acorn squash was sweet and fabulous. The North Sea cod was light and fresh, despite it's long journey to our table.
The service was disappointing, in fact it felt as if we were an irritation to our server. He was MIA for most of the night and it was irritating to sit and watch him off by the bar joshing with his colleagues while our wine glasses sat empty and plates lay uncleared. Were it not for the hostess, who was fabulous, we would probably have left after the first course. The check was delivered with a flippant 'take care', no eye contact, no smile, no pleasantries. The service really spoiled our evening.
Casual, upbeat, fun to watch the kitchen ...
Casual, upbeat, fun to watch the kitchen. Unusual and delicious food. Corkage ($20) is reasonable. Service was very nice but too rushed. Next time, we'll ask them to slow down between courses. A little challenging to find, but truly worth it. Suggest going with four people to enjoy the variety. The two of us shared an unusually shaped stuffed pasta with veal (was enough for 4 tasting) as our first couse, then osso buco as our main with an order of charred brussel sprouts. For dessert, we shared the apple crostata and the server kindly changed out the gelato flavor to one we preferred. It was a very happy birthday!
Nice place. Excellent food. Not crowded ...
Nice place. Excellent food. Not crowded for lunch, or maybe it was slow that day. Anyway, it was very quiet. Good for talking business. My only gripe? Why do they charge $5 for parking in their lot, when there is no viable parking on this dead end street. I didn't even use the valet, as I parked in the handicap space (yes, I have a placard). Seems a bit petty.
We had dinner reservations at 9pm we rec ...
We had dinner reservations at 9pm we received a text stating our table was ready at 8pm we get there at 8:30 and they stated our table wasn't ready and the text message was a mistake. We weren't seated until 9:45!!!And then rushed to hurry up and order because the kitchen was closing. On any day this shouldn't be okay and especially not on Valentines Day. The salads were dry needed dressing, the pastas were yummy, desserts average.
Whenever I want to have pasta I come to ...
Whenever I want to have pasta I come to Factory Kitchen. It's simply the best in Los Angeles. Not only are their pastas great, but their mushroom pizza is hands-down the best pizza I have ever eaten. I highly recommend the prosciutto appetizer - it's also great. Everything tastes homemade and the service is good too. It's in a cool out-of-the-way location so it feels like a hidden gem. A must go!
Came hear on a Sunday before Valentines ...
Came hear on a Sunday before Valentines day to celebrate because my GF and I have a busy week.
The valet parking ($7) went smoothly. I made a reservation for us at 6:30PM. We had to wait in the crowded bar area until about 7PM. They comped one of the pastas ($20) to compensate for the extra wait.
The waiters are nice and give good recommendations on what to order for dessert.
The handkerchief pasta was my favorite pasta. The salmon stuffed pasta w/ clams was pretty tasty. The truffle pasta was just okay. The portions were good for splitting for two or even 3 people to try different dishes.
They ran out of the bone marrow entree so we settled for this cod dish with red potatoes. The fish was cooked tender and delicious.
The apple dessert with caramel ice cream was nice. I paired the dessert with a double shot chocolate caffeinated drink. Went well to keep me up for the drive home and till 3AM.
Total bill for 2:
($140) [tax, tip, and comp deduction included]
I would probably come back again to try some of the dishes that I didn't try and to taste the handkerchief pasta again.
Outstanding food. Excellent cocktails a ...
Outstanding food. Excellent cocktails as well. Had to wait a half hour after reservation for a table, but restaurant came to us and comped us a salad for waiting. Service was very professional, as well. I love this restaurant, but would not bring anyone here who is bothered by noise levels, it can get very loud.
Brought my parents for their 38th weddin ...
Brought my parents for their 38th wedding anniversary. Exceptional meal, from service to food. We had several dishes and everything tasted great. Cocktails were excellent and out server was helpful in suggesting some of the entrees.
This is our second visit to Factory Kitc ...
This is our second visit to Factory Kitchen. The food is outstanding (and I mean really phenomenal), the hostess staff is lovely, warm and without pretension. We love the energetic vibe at the restaurant. We had a swarm of wait staff from the sommelier, to the back waiters, to the people dressed up (managers?).
The only negative was our actual server. He seemed very sour and put out - I will chalk it up to the fact that maybe he was having a bad day, but we were not a difficult table. We ordered drinks, appetizers, entrees, coffee and dessert. Very odd considering how terrific everyone else was at the restaurant. We will be back though. That handkerchief pasta is a must.
The pastas are outstanding always. The f ...
The pastas are outstanding always. The fish dish I ordered was mediocre, and arrived without it's sauce. The wine list is fabulous.
Our waiter forgot our vegetable course. We all had a fun time, but boy does it get noisey!
We love this restaurant and always have ...
We love this restaurant and always have a great meal. The manager is great and gives us personal attention.
I love the ambience which gives the feeling of a hot spot.
The prosciutto dish with the dough is delicious and the John Dory was equally as good.
Food was delicious- Our reservation was ...
Food was delicious- Our reservation was at 2pm and I guess they close at 3 so they really wanted to rush us- but was done politely. I had a request for a birthday cake at the end but perhaps this was forgotten from wanting to close up the kitchen and get us out... But food was amazing and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for good food in DTLA.
It was a bit of a difficult journey to g ...
It was a bit of a difficult journey to get to this spot from my home in Venice but the signature dishes (handkerchief pasta, flat bread and the cannoli dessert) were excellent and helped me to forget the awful LA traffic. We also had the John Dory entree which was wonderful. Great dining experience. Gave them a little less love on the ambiance as it is a little spare from a design standpoint and the tables crowded for my taste. But that's a minor quibble.
Fantastic, that sums it up. This was our ...
Fantastic, that sums it up. This was our second time and my wife insisted on it for her Birthday.She is already addicted to the Handkerchief Pasta. Who wouldn't be? We had a smaller group this time and over ordered so everyone had many dishes to try. All plates were clean when they left the table. We also over eat and it was mentioned it would have helped if there was a dish we didn't like.
My wife ordered an extra Handkerchief Pasta just to take home and we had it the next night as a special dish in the dinner we prepared for our friends anniversary. They were impressed and cannot wait to go to Factory Kitchen. Maybe this Saturday.
Great food. Servers do their best. We ...
Great food. Servers do their best. We really enjoyed dining here. Quite honestly, we were trying to drown our sorrows after what this new US President was doing to our country so it was difficult to be happy (we apologize to your servers). Everything was magnificent . The only negative was the noise level and being seated so close to others. When you're old (like me, 58) its very frustrating. Maybe you can try to seat seniors to the outer edges and place the younger ones in the middle tables; just a suggestion :) I will never forget your prosciutto...the best!!
Fourth time in a few yrs. Only one, New ...
Fourth time in a few yrs. Only one, New Years Eve, was poor, and a holiday prix fixe with everyone showing up at once led to a lock down of the kitchen. Every other meal was outstanding and the service even better. Both the general manager and the owner (Mateo) stopped by the table. The portions are large, and almost all should be split. We had scottona (similar to carpaccio), prosciutto, and frittura (all appetizers). Enough food that we took half the scottona beef home for the dog. The price, including two cocktails and tax, was $98, a fantastic value for the quality. Location is great in DTLA. It is fun noisy but not oppressively loud since the ceiling is sound absorbing. We could talk easily to each other and to the staff. Very diverse diners, from 20s to 60s (us), and everyone seeming to have a good time. Much better value than many other high end DTLA restaurants (Redbird, Church and State, Faith and Flower), and the equal to Bestia.
Always a most enjoyable dining experienc ...
Always a most enjoyable dining experience with outstanding selections of authentic Italian delights. The ownership and staff try very hard to please patrons and always make them feel welcome. The fresh pasta dishes are to die for and as they are made freshly just prior to cooking they have a light and pleasing feel that quickly differentiates great Italian food from places that use dried, box-style pastas. The wine list is excellent and the dessert list palate pleasing. This restaurant has been and exceptional choice for great food since it opened and continues to impress with each trip, once again.
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