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
Good service and clearly a skilled kitch ...
Good service and clearly a skilled kitchen but the 3 dishes we ordered were consistently over salted. It was our first time eating the so may have been aberration. Also cannoli had excellent shells but the filling was almost there but over sweet. My cannoli reference is always NYC's Venero's on 12th St. So the bar is high.
Second time but haven't been for quite s ...
Second time but haven't been for quite some time. Friends hadn't been and so I was happy to return having discovered both the handkerchief pasta with pesto and a now favorite Rose the first time around.
Three of us went heavy on the starters and I gotta say, they really knocked it out of the park on these alone. The creamy mozzarella with beans, greens, olive oil was so deliciously simple. The way things should taste. Then the frittura of leeks and socca fries makes me want to get an entire garden box going stat with leeks (and garbanzos for that matter). The beet casserole with asiago was a great play of the sweet/salt of the beets against the cheese. And, finally, almost a signature is the loving mound of prosciutto with a lightly fried dough and another perfect dollop of cheese. I didn't get the sage in the dough but it was delicious nonetheless. We finished with the handkerchief pesto and the little pockets of sausage love with pancetta and sage.
The highest quality ingredients prepared in straightforward clean cooking allowing the food to shine. And the service was great too - warm and helpful but not cloying or obtrusive. And the front of house went above and beyond without any prompting. Made a great meal even better. Not lost on us. I will be back...far sooner this time I'll tell you that!
Food was amazing as always. My friend ...
Food was amazing as always. My friend loves garlic, and asked for chopped garlic on the side with his handkerchief pasta. The waiter refused. We all it was strange. apparently the manager of someone stepped in and when they brought his order, the manager brought a little dish of chopped garlic. We understand this is a signature dish, but it also nice to see that accommodation.
The first time I ate at Factory Kitchen ...
The first time I ate at Factory Kitchen was for a lunch meeting and it was really good. This night was New Years Eve and it seems that the preperation was rushed and the kitchen seemed overwhelmed. I might come back for lunch but never agin on a holiday.
Fun, loud hot spot with tasty food. We h ...
Fun, loud hot spot with tasty food. We had a reservation for 7:45 for 3 but still had to wait more than 30 minutes for our table. We had drinks in the bar but it was awfully loud and crowded for conversation. Food was very good but there are many other Italian restaurants in Cali that can compare.
A standard hipster palace with some outs ...
A standard hipster palace with some outstanding dishes, especially pastas. Fish entrees were a little dry & not very tasty. Wine list filled with bottles you never heard of at doubtless v high markups. Spirits are decidedly high-priced. $24 for a shot of Blanton's? Next night same drink was $18 at equally hip & noisy Tasting Kitchen in Venice. Stick with pastas and tasty desserts and you'll be fine. Good if you're near downtown, but not worth the drive from the Westside. Welcome to L.A.!
An interesting case. The food is truly m ...
An interesting case. The food is truly marvelous; inventive and nurturing. The noise is horrific—perfect for dining alone. The dining room offers no repose; the space was not released to be enjoyed; instead, hammers nailed tables into position in desperate accordance with presumed economic determinisms.
Just sublime. The food, the staff, ever ...
Just sublime. The food, the staff, everything was fantastic! Will definitely be back again. The handkerchief pasta with that delicious pesto was lovely...all of us left nothing but clean plates. The Factory Kitchen is a must!
We enjoyed our pre-theater dinner, and a ...
We enjoyed our pre-theater dinner, and at that early hour, it was not particularly noisy, so we did not suffer any of the din referred to in some of the reviews. The food was delicious, and the servers were particularly nice, making a special effort to have our dinner served so that we would arrive at the theater in plenty of time. The atmosphere is friendly and the food was a pleasure.
Some of the best food I've ever had in m ...
Some of the best food I've ever had in my life!! The veal gnocchi. SO AMAZING. The handkerchief pasta with the walnut pesto...really good too. The drinks were delicious as well. Just go eat here....its ridiculously amazing.
The Factory Kitchen totally blew me away ...
The Factory Kitchen totally blew me away. I had heard good things but have a gluten intolerance and though lt - this is going to be difficult. I was so completely wrong. I ate a speck wrapped swordfish that is quite simply one of the best things I've eaten. It was salty, rich and perfectly cooked. I haven't stopped thinking about since I went. My colleague had the home made pasta with pesto and raved about it. The salads (one kale, one with dates) were very delicious but not outstanding. But the swordfish made up for the excitement that lacked in the salads. And I think the same is true of the pasta.
Long wait for our table. Didn't get seat ...
Long wait for our table. Didn't get seated until 25 mins after our reservation time (we were 10 mins early). Hostesses were not nice about the wait and were quite rude. We're not made whole by the restaurant and waiter made no mention of the wait and was not helpful thereafter.
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