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.
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 Restaurant, 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
Loved the ambience! Food was average and ...
Loved the ambience! Food was average and overpriced! If you are hungry order a salad or appetizer with your entree as the entrees are small portions. Service was prompt, attentive and efficient however the staff seemed robotic! Not one person smiled! Not even the hostess! I give it 3 stars.. Would I go there again? Not really!
They were running behind so we started o ...
They were running behind so we started off the evening with a martini at the bar which was good, it could have been colder but drinkable. After a 30min wait, we were seated and began our dining experience. The service was exceptional, and the food was delicious from start to finish. We had the cod, which melted in our mouth along with a veal pasta, the Matradee paired our dinner with a lovely glass of red wine and topped the evening with cannoli (you must have this). Next time, I think we will let the Matradee surprise us with the evening of food, because everything from the appt. to the desert was delicious. Enjoy your experience.
Food was very good. Loved the flatbread ...
Food was very good. Loved the flatbread but description on menu not helpful
Menu very hard to read & not organized well...descriptions not listed well unless you read Italian.
Lots of attentive staff
Hostess super helpful in holding my table when I was running late
Wine list limited and overpriced
All food pricey
What's not to love about The Factory Kit ...
What's not to love about The Factory Kitchen. Just thinking back to our dinner the other night and I cannot wait to return. So delicious!!!!
I was with someone who knew their way around the menu, and took over the ordering. But I saw so many dishes being served and everything looked like a divine intervention.
We will make this our "go-to" whenever downtown.
WONDERFUL authentic Italian food. Howeve ...
WONDERFUL authentic Italian food. However I have two issues with the restaurant. The noise level is intolerable and the service was too rushed. They want you in and out asap. Granted, with that noise level, though the food tempted me to linger, I wanted to get the hell out asap as well.
Cool atmosphere in the arts district, wi ...
Cool atmosphere in the arts district, with a great concept, but everything after that fell flat!
There was a limited selection on pastas, which were way over priced, and way too small in size. On top of that both my husband and I got sick that night, which I believe was from how much oil was used in all the dishes...that is even after we selected a green salad and the beets for starters - both of which were also saturated in oil.
We had a party of four, and were planning on ordering a couple bottles of wine. We asked for two samples. Our server brought back two glasses, but failed to indicated that they were two different wines. I tasted one of the two, it was satisfactory. She came back and asked which one I liked...I indicated the one I tasted, and that I wasn't aware there were two? So, which one did I taste? She re-did the process, we asked if she could wait a moment, so we were certain which wine we were tasting, and could select the wine. She told us she could not stop to help us with the wine menu to order to a bottle of wine because she had to go to another table. So, in short, the server couldn't wait about 60 - 90 seconds to select a wine - not a good sign.
Also, never had to fight to get a refills on my glass of water so much in my life!
We eat here several times a year as we L ...
We eat here several times a year as we LOVE the food and it feels like being back in Italy. The foccaccina is incredibly addictive; the pastas are always excellent; and our most recent entree, lamb tongue with sausage, foie gras, lentils, and figs was absolutely terrific! Desserts can be good and we always find a wine to enjoy. Service is attentive and just right. However, in future I guess we will have to avoid coming at times when they are packed (e.g. Sunday at 6pm) because we can't take the the tinny background music on top of very energetic conversations and other restaurant noise. We were celebrating our anniversary so we chose to come for the larger menu for dinner instead of lunch, but the irritating background music made it difficult for the 2 of us to talk and just relax and enjoy the experience. I have never noticed this at lunches. Our friends agree that we are not the only ones who prefer softer background music, especially when restaurants are full. That said, we strongly recommend Factory Kitchen!!
This is in a quirky neighborhood of DTLA ...
This is in a quirky neighborhood of DTLA (Arts Brewery District), but its industrial atmosphere is what gives the restaurant its appeal. The interior is poured concrete walls, ceilings and floors warmed up with basic wood finishes and reinforces the factory feel. It's the food that is the stand out. The pasta is entirely hand made, fresh and delicious. Highly recommend the handkerchief pasta and the pizza flatbreads. The sauces are outstanding and authentically Italian. The salads are sourced from top shelf farmers. The ingredients are top shelf and easily as good as anything found in a Northern Italian city. I have been here several times and have never been disappointed.
Truly a gem in the middle of downtown Lo ...
Truly a gem in the middle of downtown Los Angeles but just far enough outside of the congested areas to make directions and parking a breeze. Food is authentic and the menu is diverse for all appetites. All things considered, the prices are exceptionally reasonable, making this an excellent location to dine with clients downtown.
Excellent service! The food was phenome ...
Excellent service! The food was phenomenal! We let our waiter choose our food choices and everything was woderful. Our appetizer was fresh mozzarella on some puffed bread that melted in my mouth. It was topped with freshly sliced Italian ham. It was wonderful!
Amazing place. The food is truly amazin ...
Amazing place. The food is truly amazing, each dish is authentically Italian but with such unique flair. The handkerchief pasta is like something I've never had, intended to be just a filler but in reality was a true highlight to the meal. And the halibut was simply amazing. Cooked to perfection, served with asparagus and a tasty asparagus cream sauce. Love the arts district location, funky blue collar feel but definitely high end. Long tables make for an ideal spot for group dining, business or pleasure.
The food was delightful, really tasty. M ...
The food was delightful, really tasty. My only hesitation was with the service, it felt a bit rushed and our server didn't really know about the wines nor did he seem to care. Once we got our food (which came up fast) we were never checked in on and although we asked one of the other servers for bread it was never delivered. They have a whole staff working together to make sure that you are well tended to which is great but it felt really impersonal. I prefer a warmer atmosphere when dining.
We will always go back to this restauran ...
We will always go back to this restaurant ! The food is soooo good , enjoyed the Pizzata so much and their pasta is to die for!!! Great attentive service , waiters are very nice , reasonable corkage fee , good for big groups ! Energetic ambiance , ample parking although they want you to valet your car !!
Everything that I've experience so far h ...
Everything that I've experience so far has been beyond expectations. The Piazzata, Hankerchief Pasta and Porchetta were all amazing. The service and the way they treat customers is unpretentious. They seated my party and let them start ordering when my daughter and I were running late.
This places blows away Bestia!
The Factory Kitchen NEVER disappoints. W ...
The Factory Kitchen NEVER disappoints. We have been here a half-dozen times now and each time the food and service have been stellar. We never tire of the focaccina and the handkerchief pasta - we always order these for the table as starters.
We were celebrating my son's 22nd birthday (his first time at Factory Kitchen) and halfway through his meal he looked up and said, "Mom... you've ruined me. I can never eat Italian food anywhere else, ever again!"
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