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
Fantastic food experience
Date night was great. The restaurant made the experince fantastic. The food and the service were exceptional. The location was fantastic as well.
The appetizers and desserts were awesome ...
The appetizers and desserts were awesome! The main entrées were very good!!! My 2nd visit to The Factory Kitchen seemed to be a bit more expensive than I remembered from my 1st round. Yet all in all....a great family evening with an excellent service crew makes for a wonderful birthday!
Went here for lunch. Unlike a previous ...
Went here for lunch. Unlike a previous dinner experience, the service was attentive and the noise level was low enough to comfortably carry on a conversation. Food is terrific, particularly any of the pasta dishes.
Hidden Gem in Arts District
Unassuming spot in the Arts District, great food and warm service. A little pricy so schedule for a special occasion!
Busy, little restaurant tucked away on a ...
Busy, little restaurant tucked away on a former loading dock. Was noisy but never had to yell across from my date. Service was excellent and food was delicious but we did get a taste of ocean sand in the octopus dish. Overall an awesome place for special occasions. Expect to spend $100.00 but we'll worth the rich flavors in each dish.
Food didn't meet expectations relative t ...
Food didn't meet expectations relative to the price. Also, tables were too close together.
The food was wonderful and the service w ...
The food was wonderful and the service was great! We are definitely coming back!
Food was delicious. Had eaten there mont ...
Food was delicious. Had eaten there month or two before for lunch and enjoyed the atmosphere then--probably because it was towards the end of the lunch rush so there weren't many others there. Dinner there on a Saturday night wasn't a place for a quiet romantic dinner. Tables are close together and it was a bit loud with all the usual restaurant atmosphere.
Our party had an incredible experience a ...
Our party had an incredible experience at The Factory Kitchen. We were celebrating our graduation from USC and it made our special day even better. The food was superb. Among the best Italian to be had in LA. Great ambience and layout. Fantastic and swift service. Highly recommended.
Dinner Downtown Arts District
We love the Factory Kitchen but the noise level is beginning to deter us. We have never understood why a restaurant has to play music over the voices of the patrons but last Friday night it was Rap -a loud beat, loud words. And the restaurant itself is what would be called "lively" in terms of peoples voices. The food is wonderful, the service is fabulous - just wish the noise could be turned down a bit. We'll definitely go back though.
The food was amazing. Their gnocchi topped the charts of any I've had. The wine selection was great and the staff were attentive. The biggest problem was the noise of all the people around. Other than that everything was excellent.
Very industrial and minimalist venue. A ...
Very industrial and minimalist venue. Attentive servers. Exceptionally fresh ingredients but salad was super sized with greens and not enough of the good stuff (I.e. dates, etc.)
Very good but high energy
Great food and service, but very noisy and busy. Not recommended if you want to have a conversation.
Run, Don't Walk
1st time & I went for the hits: handkerchief pasta, all it's cracked up to be; still savoring it the next day.. Prosciutto all that, and more. Hubby & I split all plates right down the line (a pity, sigh). To the cannoli --so rich, it almost killed me. Hubby offered to eat my share right? No chocolate chips in cannoli (almost goes without say at this establishment), thank you! Great service: not too aggressive in grabbing your barely finished plates (like Republique, ahem). Families brought young children. Don't get that? Maybe for an early Mother's Day. Def a middle-aged crowd so if young & hip do Bestia nearby. I'll be back for those other pastas..
Excellent Italian food!
I come from an Italian family of restaurateurs, and I would highly suggest eating at The Factory Kitchen. Try the mandilli, the focaccina di Recco, and the prosciutto di Parma.
Wonderful, authentic Italian cuisine. Genuinely Italian preparations and ingredients, not US Italian as practiced in the Northeast, Chicago, etc. Great wine list and excellent service.
Great food And ambiance. Nice to see dow ...
Great food And ambiance. Nice to see downtown LA in better shape! We had a great time and enjoyed everything. We will be back soon
Factory Kitchen never disappoints! Food and service are always outstanding!
Great food great service !!
Great food great service !!
Best restaurant in LA
You don't have to travel all the way to Genoa for authentic italian cuisine. 2 outstanding dishes are the handkerchief pasta and the Dover sole. Factory Kitchen continues to be our favorite place in Los Angeles.
Simply Awesome, Service was exceptional from the start and throughout. Appetizers were beyond expectations. The home made pasta dishes were delicious. And to end with a Bill that was less than expected based on our number of dishes ordered was the cherry on top.
our first time
we loved Factory Kitchen; their version of flatbread was absolutely superb and their pastas are delicious
Solid dishes, very inviting atmoshpere
I have been wanting to try TFK for a while. After Mozza is not what it used to be, I have been looking for a new Italian place. This one is a solid hit. It is a cross between Mozza in its good ol'days and Osteria Mamma. Part homey, part foodie heaven. Only part I did not like as much was desserts.
It was a terrific dining experience from the staff, food and presentation. A+
I have been here only twice but the food is always delicious. My favorite dishes are the Modenesi and the handkerchief pasta. I tried the Cod recently and it was perfection. Just melts in your mouth with every bite. Definitely will be coming back to try the braised beef cheek. DELICIOUS!!!
Excellent Food, Could Use Sound Absorbing Walls
I've been here many times and the food is always great. The servers are very friendly as well. The only complaint I have is that the place is a little too noise to carry on the conversation. Although it is very common among great number of foodie restaurants to have bare walls and concrete flooring, the sound just bounces off the wall, ceiling, and floor making everything louder. That makes diners to speak louder and the things get louder and louder. The place has many tables in close proximity making it difficult to have some private conversation. Well, it is not as noisy as Bottega Louie.
I was suppose to receive 1000 points for ...
I was suppose to receive 1000 points for this reservation, but only received 100 points.
From the peperu (first course)... to the ...
From the peperu (first course)... to the mandilli di setta and the modenesi (second/pasta courses)... to the porchetta with a side of patata novelle (third course)... everything was delicious! In addition, the service was excellent!
Save your money and go elsewhere
The food was bland. Ravioli was under cooked. The waiters/hostess lost our leftovers.
We were greeted warmly and seated upon a ...
We were greeted warmly and seated upon arrival. A cool restaurant without the attitude, is a welcomed change. Good food too!
I am from the Southeastern US and found this to be an edgy part of town....don't try to walk there.. However cool vibe, excellent food, lovely wait staff, and great wine list. the handkerchief pasta was delicious.
We were disappointed with our experience ...
We were disappointed with our experience. After arriving 20 minutes early and being told we'd be seated closer to our reservation time (which was fine), we waited more than 40 minutes after our reservation time, only to ultimately be offered a choice between a table in the bar area, if we wanted to sit immediately, or an indefinite wait for the dining room. I wasn't impressed with the cocktail program -- weird, large drinks that weren't that great. The table service (in the bar area) was friendly but not particularly knowledgable regarding the wine list; no sommelier was offered when i asked questions about bottles. We had to work to flag people down for normal follow-on requests. We were comped a couple of things on our bill, presumably for our troubles -- which was a nice gesture -- but we neither asked for it nor were informed of it directly, so it wasn't exactly a gracious apology. The food was pretty good but not particularly special. Overall, not feeling it. I'll give it another try if occasion merits, but I won't go out of my way for it.
This is our fifth visit and we have not ...
This is our fifth visit and we have not been disappointed. food we have tried has been excellent, there is energy in the room and the service is excellent. (First complaint, this review f would not let me navigate on the first iine.
The burrata was amazing! The pasta dishe ...
The burrata was amazing! The pasta dishes are small, but it's great to get homemade pasta in LA. Place is loud and energetic but fun. My friend and I shared the burrata, a salad and pasta. Not an inexpensive meal, but a good experience overall!
Went there for lunch and was not disappo ...
Went there for lunch and was not disappointed . Defiantly would try this place for dinner.
I love Factory Kitchen, and always bring ...
I love Factory Kitchen, and always bring friends there for the Mandili and Cannoli.
The food was outstanding! I had the clams and mussels one word amazing,
The food is fresh and creative with and ...
The food is fresh and creative with and Italian flare. We tried several appetizers and all were exceptional. The entrees were a bit under par. My fish was too salty and the veal was undercooked, but definitely will return!
Outstanding food and service
Outstanding food and service
I highly recommend The Factory Kitchen for any occasion.
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