The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles

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$30 and under
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Italian
The Factory Kitchen is the first concept from the FactoryPlaceHospitalityGroup that opened to high acclaim in 2013.
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.

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Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:30PM - 6:15PM 9:15PM - 10:30PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:30PM - 6:15PM

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 1

Incredibly noisy. But the food used to compensate for the chaos. Not any more.

2
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was good, noise level unbearable. Would recommend it to young people, not senior citizens. Too much noise.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner with a friend for her birthday! It was my second time, her first.

Waitress was amazing and easygoing. She recommended the Melville Pinot Noir once I described my preferences which was pretty spot :)

Food at the Factory Kitchen never disappoints. Prosciutto as always was the star!! We also ordered the Casonzei and another pasta dish (with boar I want to say) that were both delish.

Friend wanted the controfiletto which was cooked perfectly. Can’t really complain but I will be back for that porchetta which I love.

100 STARS

KM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went here this past Saturday and everything was delicious! We had the field greens salad, the potato au gratin beets, the ribbon pasta pesto, and the pork belly. The salad was fresh with huge dollops of very creamy goat cheese. The au gratin was amazing with the beets and so gooey and satisfying. I don't think I have ever tasted pesto that amazing. It was velvety and I could really taste the pine nuts in it. Since I don't eat meat, I didn't try the pork belly but my husband said that it was the most delicious he has ever had and that it was not chewy or heavy. He felt it was light but still had all of the flavor. The waitstaff were also very attentive and nice without being pushy and they seemed to be working in a cohesive unit. So happy with our experience.

K
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service

GH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

First off, we were late... horrendous traffic...but they still accommodated us. Our server was good but not great.
The food was outstanding. I’m not a pasta lover but I loved the pasta here. Especially the pasta with pesto. I didn’t even miss that we went meatless, it was that good. The fried leeks and chickpeas were bomb too.
The tables are pretty close so it can be a bit loud however it was comfortable while dining

MJ
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food. Attentive service.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The front desk claimed the reservation system was for Las Vegas even though I clearly had a reservation for LA. I don’t know what that was about. You should clearly state kitchen closes at 2pm and then re opens. The entry could be better. I was trying to get into the condos not knowing which door was which. There are no high tops in LA. This should be fixed on open table. On the good side. The bar is beautiful. The meter dei seemed stressed but his service was impeccable. The homeless people outside the restaurant wasn’t very inviting upon leaving. There should be direct access from rest. To valet parking for safety and security. The dishes we had with butter were outstanding.

SB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed our lunch experience, our server made great suggestions. From appetizers to desert each order was plated beautifully. Flavors were bursting and combined marvelously. Food was superbly seasoned and extremely fresh!

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The prosciutto and the handkerchief pasta were both to die for.

k
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pasta a must ..every part of our experience fabulous

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Good but not great.

JJ
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always a Great Meal!

Still consistent in providing a great meal. Recommend this place to all the pasta lovers out there.

JG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing food! Lovely space and like many other spots.. too loud!!
But the handkerchief pasta was stellar!!

d
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

This is our third or fourth time here and it's still just meh. It's SOO loud you can't hear the person whom you are seated right next to which is frustrating and unnecessary - doesn't make the restaurant cooler or the food better. The service is always friendly, helpful and attentive, which I appreciate. The food is fine but not worth the ginormous prices. I do like the adjacent valet parking.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Daughters 25th birthday

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great! place

OT
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and fabulous food!

T
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good, all the way around.

i
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My friend and I went there for my Birthday lunch, in the end we were both very satisfied. I was over the moon with my "hanker chief" pasta with pesto. My friend ordered the Turkey meatloaf, it was way too salty and she had to send it back, she replaced it with the salmon, which was perfect. They really should offer a variety of salads that include protein, that would satisfy the eating needs of many. And, as I mentioned to our server, "less is more", one can always add salt to a dish but is not able to remove it.

Factory Kitchen is a fun place, lots of activity and great fresh ingredients well prepared. Can't wait to return!

L
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Alway consistantly good... the mandilli di seta should be at every table!

EH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome! Everything was so delicious! Love Factory Kitchen, Angelo and Andrew!

WC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service and food were exceptional. Would recommend.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Good food but very noisy

BK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent but there was something wrong with the gelato we got for dessert. The caramel gelato was fine but the vanilla gelato was not ice cream, it was something else that looked like ice cream. We could not figure out what it was, almost tasted like cookie dough but not sweet, it was not even cold. It did not melt.

C
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent on all levels.

NA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food

CG
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food is pretty good, service is extremely slow. Lots of servers standing around chatting with each other. Had to ask for bread, though the table next to us got some as soon as they sat down. Took 45 minutes to get our appetizer, and the servers kept telling us that this dish or that dish took extra time to make. Our appetizer was only flatbread with cheese and mushrooms, so I have no idea why that took extra time.

All in all, it’s okay.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

Food was just ok. Nothing bad, but the seasoning, flavor and portions just didn’t do it for me. Service was pretty good but overall not worth paying a hipster premium.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

We had an 8:30 reservation and we’re not seated until 9:15. And we’re not the only one’s!

g
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Highly recommended! You will never be disappointed at the Factory Kitchen.

SR
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Each course was fabulous! Both the appetizer heirloom tomato salad & the main course ravioli were absolutely delicious! Our server was pleasant & efficient. The ambience, just ok. I must say the location left much to be desired from a safety standpoint. But I will return for the food!

7
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Good food but lousy service. Great restaurants can’t rest on their laurels. If wait staff is terrible then replace them.

MN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Had the Mary's chicken. It was dry and terrible tasting. Service was great!

OT
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The pasta was AMAZING! Such a cool atmosphere inside.

E
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Nice restaurant with fresh pasta - A little bit loud and expensive for just pasta. Otherwise best cannolis I ate in my life

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve heard great things about this restaurant and I thought the food was good not exceptional. The fish was very fishy too

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly staff, simple yet cordial ambience, Easy parking with low valet fee

N
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food wasn't bad, but it was overpriced, Small portions. All drinks were $10-20. Service was bare minimum. We were there to celebrate a wedding anniversary and noted it on our reservation. However they didn't acknowledge it in any way. Not even a mention of it. Can definitely have a much better experience elsewhere for $100 a head.

The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles
Responded on 22 September 2019

Hi Luis, Thank you for your message. We are very sorry to have missed an opportunity to elevate your dining experience with us. Though we missed the chance with you, this is very helpful feedback for us to serve our guests better in the future.

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MB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is amazing. Portions are perfect. Not too big. Great service.