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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
I dream about their 'handkerchief pasta' and it never ever disappoints. It's the first thing I order with drinks. One order happily serves two and they'll kindly divide it onto two plates. My favorite moment is when I watch a loved one try it for the first time. Such a simple dish done perfectly. It would be among the dishes I'd request for a last meal.
Was traveling through Italy last month and obviously the food was amazing. I've been all over Los Angeles and factory kitchen's pasta is the closest to what I tasted in Italy! If you love food you'll love factory kitchen. I can't imagine anyone writing a bad review about their food.
Fourth time was NOT a charm. Impression is after careful review that some of the higher end seafood and meat offerings are not of the highest quality. For example the $22 pizza with wild mushrooms and the tiniest hint of squash blossoms is a tease. I don't consider (the chef obviously disagrees) cod or sea robin to be high end seafood. The veal chop I ordered was the toughest Ive ever eaten and raw inside. Desert had a clunker too a version of a tiramisu with an overwhelming buckwheat cake underneat.
This restaurant has wonderful authentic Italian cuisine. Everything is delicious. I usually nix Italian restaurants because being Italian, they are usually not authentic and the food is so-so. This is the exception! Great food, atmosphere and service! Will definitely be back when in LA.
First time here. Eat at sister restaurant- Officine Berera, love it. Unfortunately, our food was great, but kitchen got screwed up and our guests got their food after we had finished and decided not to eat because of being so upset. Restaurant removed some of the charges and brought over desert to say they were sorry....got home and realized they charged me for deserts not ordered and only removed some of the food charges which basically were not eaten. Will go back, BUT DEFINITELY NOT OUR FRIENDS.
We had a lovely dinner. I ate the scallops and loved it. My daughter a very picky vegetarian ordered the Pizzata and didn't like it. The restaurant was incredible. I explained that she was just one picky eater who was impossible to please. They insisted on removing the dish from the check. I thought the ambience was nice it is s little loud but that is expected in the open space concept.
Definitely worth eating at.
Sat at the bar (helps with the acoustics AND I like bar dining) and had a glass of one of my favorite roses, the Rosamara, and dove into the gorgeous cremosella - a salad of pea tendrils, green beans, and other greens with three generous balls of fresh mozzarella injected with crepe, I believe. Similar to burrata. The fried leeks and chick pea fritters another favorite. We didn't do the 24 mo prosciutto but it is an amazing celebration of prosciutto. Finished off with the casonzei, little pockets of love in a fried sage brown butter with bits of pork, and another pocket of love dish with prosciutto and a light touch of truffle.
Consistently delicious and great service to boot. A favorite spot in the Arts District.
I love their appetizers ( the flat bread pizza(s), prosciutto & salads) but I always struggle with the main course because their selection is very limited or the item on the menu is unavailable not because they run out. it is merely because they just did not have it to begin with. We have been there 4 times within the last 4 months but I still have not been successful with seeing Osso Buco on their menu. last time, we were there, Branzino was on the menu and even though our dinner reservation was rather early at 6:15pm but they did not have it available. I ended up ordering Cod which was delicious but some of our friends of 15 guests were not very satisfied with their food. With a little TLC to their main course menu, this place could be a magnificent dinning place.
10PM reservation on a Friday night, I have dined there in the past. Ordered 2 staters, 2 Pastas and Veal Chop told waiter DO NOT RUSH THE FOOD. Starters were staggered perfect, Pastas came together so they were cold before we could split and finish them, Veal chop came on top of the pastas...RAW, not rare but RAW.
Came on a Mon. for our second time here, based on the delicious menu. Unfortunately even with reservations, advising our anniversary & with room only have full: seated us across from main door and maitre'd. Asked for table not so close and got pointed to table one over. Really? Immediately put a damper on rest of evening. Food was ok but exactly same choices and preparation as the year before; with limited (and pricey) selections, wasn't as thrilling as first time. The beignets for dessert were amazing. Service was otherwise impeccable.
First time but we will return. The food was delicious- on the recommendation of friends we ordered the handkerchief pasta. It was excellent. Beyond the food what made the evening special was talking with Andrew the GM. After we finished our dinner, he offered to take us on a tour of their other restaurant Officina. Beautiful space with a slightly different concept. We look forward to returning to Factory Kitchen and trying Officina
Fantastic pasta! We shared the prosciutto appetizer as well which was amazing. Wine excellent selection, cocktails also excellent. Service great, seated soon after our entire party arrived on a busy Saturday night. Very noisy. Good lace to go to really enjoy the food and the wine but not talk with your fellow diners so much.
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