The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles
Helmed by Restaurateur Matteo Ferdinandi, his wife 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 of 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.
What Insiders Are Saying
Factory Kitchen tends to gets overshadowed by its famous Arts District neighbors, but it's one of the best Italian spots in Los Angeles.
Great food - it is definitely more on the higher end of taste and selection. If you are going for spaghetti and meatballs this is not the place. Wine selection was superb with many Italian wines. House made fresh pasta was excellent. I had the Porchetta and it was excellent. Perfectly cooked.
Cozy Italian restaurant in the Arts District. Especially love the pasta and Foccacia.
One of our favorite places to bring friends - We love sharing many of the pasta dishes
We ate and drank til we couldn’t eat or drink anymore....
Mandili, another Mandili... rucola salad.... sea bass... Rose wine
Everything was on point and delicious... and we even had a visit from Mateo the owner which made it even more special!
Mille grazie Factory Kitchen per una cena fantastica!!!
We loved it as always
Food was decent but my personal experience with the service was poor! The hostess confirmed to us as we arrived before our reservation that we would be seated in a few minutes and we could wait at the bar. That was totally fine but did not appreciate see her seat two couples before us even though we were there earlier than them and I even overheard one of the couples say that their reservation was 15 minutes after ours. Did not appreciate that at all!
Celebrating a friend’s birthday.
Very good service and great ambiance. Food was very oily.
Sad to say, but I think the food is overpriced for the portion size for each dish. $21 for a pizzata that’s not even filling. We ordered 7 dishes and 2 appetizers along with drinks and our bill was over $300. Save your $.
Super noisy space difficult to chats between friends in the table
Overpriced, average food at best.
Great food, great service.
Great ambiance and amazing food. Quiet little street tucked in an alley. I never would have known it was there if not for a friends recommendation. Staff provides great service and anticipates your every need. Can wait to return.
We had the tissue thin pesto pasta, osso buco, orange on white frisse lettuce and the fried sage dough with prosciutto and straciatella - all delicious, would order again. I love old industrial complexes repurposed and reinvented. The aperol spritz was right on as well. Service fast, waiter knowledgable - got to our show on time.
Our second time at the Factory Kitchen. The cosonzei, handkerchief pasta and the beet casserole were fantastic. A new discovery for us was the fonti(?) Zuchini flowers on a very thin crust pizza., soo good.
Great meal. Love the homemade pasta. Great service by Amanda. Dessert was delicious
Outstanding service,presentation and taste. Will definitely eat a repeatable spot on my list!
Great food nice staff! Don't miss it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The food was divine and service was excellent!
What an amazing place. Food is awesome , pesto pasta is something super unique! Service was amazing and very attentive, overall place has vibe but it gets a little loud as people are to close to each other, but did not bother us and we had super great time!
I took my boyfriend here for his bday!
Good food, great service. Tables are a little too close together. The noise can be very distracting. Overall, a good night out.
Absolutely fabulously prepared meals and desserts. Coffee was excellent as well.
Ahmazing pasta! Get the pesto pasta, it’s unreal. And the prosciutto bread 🤤
The server was extremely helpful in making selections from food and drink menu. Food was delicious and memorable...especially enjoyed the prosciutto appetizer, mandilli di seta, and the casonzei! I will be back to share experience with family and friends.
Our server was lovely....pleasant, helpful, knowledgeable. She was quick with her service and
Excellent - every time.
The food was delicious and the service was excellent. It was the perfect location for a birthday celebration.
Amazing restaurant the service and the food is fantastic!!!! The cocktails are out of control tasty!!!
I usually love factory kitchen and brought my boyfriend here for dinner for his birthday. I asked the server if there was anything that they could do to make the desert a little more special than usual and maybe add a candle and he guaranteed that it would be no problem at all. Unfortunately, once the desert came out there was no candle as the server had promised and I was a little disappointed by that because it was for a birthday.
Every dish we ordered was delicious and special. Can't wait to go back.
The staff is always amazing and knowledgeable. They always answer every question we have and are very friendly.
The food is amazing and I strongly recommend the handkerchief past.
(We were a little more impressed with the appetitizer but main dishes were good too.)
Would recommend the peperu, which had a tinge of spiciness and softness of cheese that lightly explodes in your mouth. The clamari salad was nice, it was drizzled in olive oil, frisee, taggia olives, cleri, and cherry tomatos, got a nice taste to it- clarmari got a nice texture to it.
Service was more that expected, the servers are very attentive, refill water and change your dish- some fine dinning restaurant even fail to do that.
We had a terrific meal, from the tasting menu. Great variety and fun choices!
Great cocktails and wine selection. Food was very tasty with perfect tomatoes and pasta and right balance of meat in pre fix. My only reserve is the pacing was NOT great. A bit rushed for three courses....plus it was quite dark setting on a sunny day. That’s just personal preference to want to see my god clearly
Enjoyed the DineLA dinner menu. Family of four tried all four starters and the roast beef and heirloom tomato salad where the best. We shared the three different pasta dishes and the smoked ricotta and mozzarella filled egg pasta was the most delicious out of the trio. The main course included roasted porchetta (2 large pieces) and pan fried grouper. We ordered desserts separately and had the panna cotta with fresh seasonal fruit and cannoli. Although both were delicious panna cotta came out on top. PanOverall dinner was delicious and will definitely come back soon.
Auriana’s food is outstanding. The pasta sauces are savory and hearty but light to the palate. The porchetta
Is tender and most. Dining is always a very satisfactory
EVERYTHING WAS JUST GREAT. CANNOT THINK OF WHAT YOU COULD DO TO MAKE IT BETTER.
Truly impressive pasta. Some of the best I’ve ever had. And a very fresh and large arugula salad that was perfectly tossed in a light dressing. Good space. But if you’re looking for quiet and intimate, this is not your place.