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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
Arrived at 8:50 for a 9PM reservation. They responded that they were preparing my table and it would be a few minutes and I could wait at the bar. Well there was one stool at the bar and there were two of us. When they came for me it was 9:25. By then we were having an appetizer and preparing to leave. Very disappointed in the 35min wait for a reservation.
Must go to restaurant. Food is amazing! Don't worry about the drive or the location, it is worth the trek. Cant wait to go back. Only drawback is it is noisy and seating areas are close together, but don't let that stop you. Reservations a must on the weekends.
Something in the kitchen was broken, filling the restaurant with smoke and preventing the restaurant from serving all their meat entrees. Nevertheless, our waitress was unapologetic and business-like, and declined to offer a discount/token compensation.
Given the dishes I wanted were unavailable, I ordered the oxtail pasta instead. It was outstanding, but the portion was small for the price point.
Primarily due to the chilly service, I likely will not dine at Factory Kitchen again.
Factory Kitchen is a favorite of our for its amazing northern Italian menu and extraordinary pastas. The Chef is superb and we so enjoy having the restaurant in Los Angeles. I wish you would come to Pasadena, the line-up would be to the Rosebowl! There are not enough adjectives for this fantastic restaurant, service and Chef......
It was our first time here, and the food was delicious all around. Really loved the specialties -- the prosciutto and handkerchief pasta were both must-haves. As others have stated, the noise level is nuts. All flat hard concrete surfaces in a packed space. I'd love them to add some fabric hanging from the ceiling to help dampen the noise levels. You had to shout to be heard by people at your own table. That said, I'd definitely go back for the food and service.
My favorite restaurant in Downtown LA, alongside Officine Brera. Matteo and Francine are engaging, chanrming hosts/owners, food is delicious and service is outstanding. Plus, you can actually have a conversation at the table without being drowned out by excessive noise.
Pros -great food, especially appetizers and some entrees
Cons - reservation was for 6:30pm and we got seated at 7:30pm due to "high volume night" ; waited in the cold hallway outside since there is no receiving area with no seating and no beverage (water would have sufficed); restaurant seating was tight to the point that waiters dont have enough room to walk around our seats to lay utencils and food properly ( had to be passed through the person closest to the edge of the table); music was loud which was heightened by the lack of sound barriers; desserts were acceptable but not memorable
The flatbreads and pastas were quite amazing but the mains, salad and dessert that we tried were very mediocre. The portions are also extremely small and the prices quite high (especially for the mains which we didn't love). The stand out dishes for us were the fiori and funghi flatbread ($23), mandilli di seta ($20), and fiorelli ($22). The kale salad was kind of dry and the apple crostata was nothing to write home about. We also had the cod which was really underseasoned ($36) and the sottopaletta (flat iron steak $37) which was quite salty. My husband and I both had 2 glasses of wine and our friends had 2 cocktails each and espressos to end and the meal ended up costing $360. To be honest, id rather dine at drago or bestia....I don't think I'll think back.
The food is great and brings some true Italian taste. Parking is very convenient and the wine list quite rich. The wines are on the expensive side, though. The nice view of the kitchen adds a positive touch to the ambiance. The only complain is that on Fridays the place is very crowded and extremely noisy. To the point that after 8p it became very difficult to have a conversation, even with your neighbor.
We had a wonderful dinner. There was a little hiccup in the pacing between our starters and the mains, but the staff noticed (without our saying anything) and responded in a very professional and appropriate way. It did not detract from a great dining experience. We will definitely be back.
Probably some of the best food I've had in LA in 20+ years. The only thing that I found odd was that even though I had made reservations weeks in advance and for an early dining hour, we were seated right by the door, which was distracting because of all the people who kept entering the restaurant. Tables are also a bit closer than one would like considering the premium charged for food. Still, portions are ample and food is well-presented. I would recommend for special occasions and for a special night out.
Delicious as usual! We enjoyed the mandilli di seta, barberosse gratinate, frittura, gnocchi malfatti, chicken pate, and of course, pannacotta for dessert. I do have one small complaint -- the crostini served with the pate was so crispy it actually detracted from the creamy texture of the pate. Perhaps it would be good to serve some plain baguette slices as well.
Delicious, great service, everything we ordered was great -
- cavolonero - tuscan kale, radicchio, ricotta salata, crostini crumbs, hazelnuts 13
- cremosella - creamy mozzarella, green beans, pea shoots salad, ligurian oil
- barberosse gratinate - oven~baked sliced beet casserole, melted asiago
- mandilli di seta - handkerchief pasta, ligurian almond basil pesto
- casonzei - veal, pork sausage filled egg~pasta, cured pork, butter, sage
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