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/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
The food, servers and manager were exemp ...
The food, servers and manager were exemplary. The room is very loud and crowded, but that just reflects the high quality of the food and service. I'll definitely return!
I had the vegetarian pasta with almond pesto, and the kale/spinach side dish - INCREDIBLE!!
we keep coming back.. so it must be good ...
we keep coming back.. so it must be good!
Slightly pricey for the friends we were with, but at least the food was fabulous. The seasonal dessert of peaches and strawberries in a buttery crusted whatever with homemade ice cream was fantabulous!
I love this place. The food is wonderfu ...
I love this place. The food is wonderful. Go with at least 3 or 4 others so you can sample many dishes. Only downside is it's loud. Definitely not a place to go for intimate conversation. Service andwine list are excellent.
Been to Factory Kitchen five times. The ...
Been to Factory Kitchen five times. The food is always outstanding. Had a res for 3 people Friday night but upon arrival we were told our table wasn't ready. We stood next to a column (there was no room at the bar) for 20 minutes while a 4 top sat empty the entire time. Also, Brian Grazer was right behind us and was of course taken right to his 4 top. I finally went to the hostess for an update and I could see the flash in her eyes she had forgotten us. She said it would be another 15 minutes for our table to open up, making a total 35 minute wait time. At that moment a communal table opened up in the bar area so we sat there instead of continuing to wait. Also, we were never entered into the computer as having arrived. I know this because today I received an opentable email asking why we didn't show up. I love the food here but this treatment gives me severe pause about going back.
The food at Factory Kitchen is fantastic ...
The food at Factory Kitchen is fantastic. Unfortunately we ended up waiting 30+ minutes after our reservation time, which is the main cause for the lower service review. Once we finally sat down at our table we had managers and multiple other people not seeming to communicate with each other, each trying to take our order and make it right. They comped a few delicious apps and suggested we try anything we want on the menu, which was certainly appreciated, but an on time seating would have been more ideal. Love the restaurant, but think they're still getting the service side of things ironed out. The Casonzei is a must get. Prosciutto appetizer is also fantastic. Bring on the sage.
Pro: This is a place to enjoy good food. ...
Pro: This is a place to enjoy good food. Almost everthing in the menu is great if not perfect.
Con: extremely noisy and crowded to the point of visiting the place once maybe twice a year max. Expect to leave an eyeball or ring finger next to the check.
Hidden gem for sure. Great ambiance. Tab ...
Hidden gem for sure. Great ambiance. Tables are tight and packed.
Amazing food. Not cheap cause you are paying for quality. It can get loud, definitely not recommended for a quiet romantic evening, and I would leave the kids home. I heard lunch is pretty good too. There is a bar, not sure if it's open seating.
Valet - cash only.
The food and service was very good but ...
The food and service was very good but it was way too loud and the reservations person gave us a hard time for being late, even though we called twice - and we had an early reservation - also there were PLENTY of empty tables the whole time we were there - pretentious attitude.
The first time here last year was fantas ...
The first time here last year was fantastic. This time, however, the menu was significantly different. The veal was average, the fish wasn't fresh, the clams and mussels were over cooked, and the seared calf's liver was actually inedible. Don't know why it went downhill from the first time here but the experience was extremely poor.
Pasta here is handmade onsite and handma ...
Pasta here is handmade onsite and handmade means that detail-oriented pasta will be luscious and al dente. We had the veal ravioli, handkerchief pasta, and seafood ravioli. All three were absolutely delicious but the veal ravioli was the clear winner. The meat was spiced perfectly. The pesto sauce for the handkerchief pasta is almond based which is good for folks who have a pinenut/pignoli allergy. If you are STARVING, do not come here unless you are loaded and want to eat 5 different plates of pasta. If you want carbs but very sexy and carefully portioned carbs and have a hot date, then this is a great, modernized industrial place to get that upscale downtown experience. You can find parking on the street if you're lucky, but valet is suggested. If I could make a suggestion: slightly bigger portions or knock down the mid-sized plates by a dollar or two and then this would be a better value.
My boyfriend and I decided to give it a ...
My boyfriend and I decided to give it a try, but it was disappointing. We ordered brodetto (clams and mussels) but it was bland. Next was prosciutto, it was alright but best dish by far. Next comes the pasta, I don't remember what I ordered but it was buckwheat pasta with veal or braised beef ragu and my boyfriend ordered the casonzei. Mine was all brown in colored and tasted as it looks, brown and bland. I tried my boyfriend's dish and was not all impressed either. Although food was not impressive, service was alright. The waiter didn't really know much about the food and if you have dairy-allergy like I do, forget it, there's nothing here for you. Definitely not going back for sure.
This has been a terrific restaurant sinc ...
This has been a terrific restaurant since the day it opened, and it hasn't missed a beat. The wine list is particularly well-selected and fairly priced. Love that menu changes are made and shown on their web site on a daily basis.
I am in love with this restaurant! The t ...
I am in love with this restaurant! The taste combinations in each dish are so well thought out and so pleasing. The menu changes weekly (daily?) and is fresh. We started with the fried leeks and chickpea fries (unbelievable!), added a pizzata with pea shoots, zucchini blossoms and crescenza cheese, and had to try the beet casserole (oh, my God). We shared entrees of fresh cod, semolina gnocchi, meat filled pasta, and delicate handkerchief pasta in a pesto and almond oil sauce. You must come prepared to share with 2-3 other friends the delight of all the different tastes! Finished it off with sensational coffee. Coming back soon.
great food & service. menu was not easy ...
great food & service. menu was not easy to read. would've liked to be advised to not order too many rich pastas, or in other words wish we had balanced rich and light dishes a little better. overall great experience, though. and will definitely recommend to others
Spider crawling on the column behind my ...
Spider crawling on the column behind my guest. We spotted it and told the waiter. Waiter smashed the spider with the palm of his hand. I am not sure if he washed his hands after that. My gurst was grossed out by it. VIP tab did not work so I eas embarrased in front of my business guests. Not a good experience. Food was good.
An excellent restaurant, and one of the ...
An excellent restaurant, and one of the best in Los Angeles. I have been here several times and have never been disappointed with the food or service. Even the Valet service is excellent. However, this is a pricey experience, with lunch for two pushing $100, without wine.
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.
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