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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
The Factory Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
I brought an old friend who now lives in New York and dines out regularly. He was suitably impressed by the appetizers: mandilla with almond pesto and the thinly sliced beets in bechamel-cheese sauce. The waiter's wine suggestion was excellent. And the location is q great way to show off LA's Arts District
I think there are two kinds of great restaurants, ones with inventive dishes and one with old standbys done with finesse and freshness. This place took the former path to greatness. Admittedly, I'm more of a "finesse and freshness" kind of guy so this place fell short for me from the get go. You've got to to be a bit of a foodie to truly love this place. The menu isn't too, too, out there but it's enough that if you're squeamish about enough things on the menu, you won't have much left to order. That was the case for us. We ordered a bunch of stuff for the table and about half of it was good, some even great, and the other half really didn't get eaten. The pizza (what they call foccacina, or something like that, but it is pizza) was the true standout. The rest, I could find something wrong with each - the pasta was overdone, the fritters were just a basket of fried stuff with no other sauce or veg, the porchetta was way too fatty, the cauliflower was underseasoned and dry,... you get the idea.
We were a little late arriving for our reservation and were given no hassle or attitude at all, just a warm and friendly welcome.
Since we were dining early, the noise level was reasonable when we first arrived but as the place filled up, it became extremely difficult to have a non-shouting conversation.
The food was very good - cauliflower appetizer was especially good - but not exceptional.
Our food was very good and I would reccomend sharing the starters. We felt very rushed and our server really didn't give us the attention we felt we should have gotten. We ordered a cocktail and asked that our food not be brought out right away. Unfortunately the starters came immediately as well as our main course. Server never asked if we wanted wine with dinner but sadly we were still working on our cocktails while we ate our entire meal. I probably will not return.
The salad and starters were fresh but lackluster compared to the rest of the menu. The pasta dishes are exceptional, truly exceptional and the star of the menu. The osso bucco was fantastic. Will be coming back when the fall menu is in full swing. The wine pairing suggestion from our server was spot on.
Nice place, but we were sat in the bar area which wasn't great. Before going, I thought it would be a similar experience to Bestia, but it really isn't. The food is good, not great (aside from from the prosciutto and the handkerchief pasta).
If you go there not expecting too much, you'll have a good night.
We've been going here since they opened and always return. I've noticed a slight decline in the service and quality. We always order the Mandili handkerchief pasta as a starter and share it. It is their signature dish, and the creamy almond pesto is typically creamy and flavorful. Tonite it was a salt bomb. They redid it for me, but it was still heavily salted. Prior service seemed professional and assured. Now it seems a bit rushed. We'll try again, but I hope they tame the salt.
Excellent service, hip decor in an industrial building. Non-alcoholic drinks were innovative and savory. Food was very underwhelming. The appetizer of baked beets gratin was excellent, however, the $32 coniglio (rabbit) was dry, tough and salty. My wife said that her pan seared pink snapper (dentice) $36 was also overlooked and dry. Deserts were good.
I thought the food was good...not great and a bit too pricey for small portions that I expected to be WOW'd by. Atmosphere is eclectic and the service was great...even the valet service was great. The location is in the very cool art district...feels very NYC.
Overall...a good restaurant with a nice ambiance.
First time here. Fantastic food but did find the turkey meatloaf to be overly salty. The calamari salad and tomato salad were great. Liked the handkerchief pasta. Amused that the manager or owner talked with some tables but not ours. If you are greeting tables, greet everyone.
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