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The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
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Award-winning

The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles

4.6
4.6
3418 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Defining a culinary journey through the Italian Peninsula and hosted in the loading docks of the Factory Place Arts Complex in The Arts District in Los Angeles, The Factory Kitchen is a typical Italian Trattoria with simple and approachable fare.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (213) 996-6000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef Angelo Auriana
  • Private party facilities
    On Friday and Saturday nights our restaurant requires a preset menu and a deposit upon booking for parties of 9 or more. The deposit is refundable up until 48 hours before the reservation.Contact us at events@thefactorykitchen.com to inquire.You can view a sample menu at https://thefactorykitchen.com/menus/
  • Private party contact
    Bryan Marn: (213) 553-8006
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
    2. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Alameda
  • Parking details
    Valet or street parking if available.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,418 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Italian

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

3,418 Reviews
  1. MNOPQ

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Italian based cooking, artfully prepared and served. Have eaten there before, and sort of wish they would vary the menu a little occasionally.

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  2. Armchaircritic

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Absolutely amazing meal and service! Worth the flight in!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails were amazing and pasta too) charming atmosphere

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant. The food is really unique and delicious. The pasta is homemade and fresh. We love the people who work there. The service is outstanding.

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  5. RichardC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience… the food, drinks and atmosphere is perfect!

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  6. PrashJ

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was tasty as usual. The service was friendly and excellent.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a slay. Best pasta outside of Italy. Beet lasagna (it was hot pink) was outstanding and unique. They provided such good service to my sister and me. Ultra slay

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  8. MargoT

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is the second time I’ve eaten there, and it was just as good as the first time. The location is a bit dicey, but not that problematic. Service was a bit slow, but overall the staff was attentive. I will be going again and bringing more family members.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Food quality not that great Server not polite Salad not seasoned well

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  10. MauriceF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, definitely recommend the prosciutto appetizer and the handkerchief pasta in pesto.

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  11. TRANCEPORTER

    Central Coast

    61 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The factory kitchen must have hit its expiration date … Last minute reservation in downtown LA, why not? Decided to go for it. Cool sign at the entrance in the middle of skid row which add the edge to the scene. Convenient valet, fairly priced, given that there’s no other safe choice. Inside, buzzy and hip. Welcomed and given a nice table. Waiter approached, good service. First course the calamari frisè salad, very good. Second the pesto. The sauce had good flavor but the pasta was cold, felt like I’ve ordered a pesto pasta salad from a deli. I was hungry so I ate it. I mentioned to the waiter after the fact. Asked for a desert menu, Was handled a grease stained menu, The bread pudding for dessert was good, not exceptional. I guess after having high expectations because of their Michelin recomendations they didn’t lived up to it. Which really makes me question Michelin suggestions. The place actually looks tattered, the restroom had punch dents in the walls and paint coming off. For the prices, the quality of food and ambience didn’t justified.

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  12. MarziHakimpour

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    My husband & I love this restaurant hence we invited our sister & brother-in-law. The lamb dish was delicious but the steak was just ok nothing that I would order again. The Scallop dish only contained two small scallops which was not even sufficient for one person. I wish the menu offered a few more seafood items, Halibut, Sea bass, etc. as opposed to the existing options. The menu requires some transformation. Thank you!

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  13. bwchilds

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I decided to go to Factor Kitchen for my wife's birthday as she mentioned she had read great reviews on the restaurant. This place was not bad, but it just was a bit above mediocre and that did not meet my expectations. The food was good as well as the service but compared to other high end Italian restaurants this was not a good value. Again, this is a good place, but it was not to my taste, and I did not get the value out of it that I was expecting. My wife liked it though, so it did check that box.

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  14. CharlesM

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional. Found in the Michelin Guide (it does not have a star but one of their recommended places in LA) and checked other reviews as well. Happy vibe, the place was very well run, staff were on their game and attentive without being overbearing. Open kitchen and cooking team seemed happy and things were running smoothly. As to the food, extremely good! My son and I split everything, from the excellent prosciutto appetizer (more generous than expected!), to a gnocchi malfatti (veal shoulder sugo) that was perfect, the porcetta (amazing, perfectly prepared) to an apple crostada for dessert (worth it for the caramel gelato alone!) Portions were of a good size, we did not leave hungry. Other good things - valet parking adjacent to restaurant (parking can be an issue in LA in our experience). In a less developed/industrial part of LA just east of downtown but felt safe enough (it is LA!) Would return and would recommend to others.

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  15. Antriece

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, the service and vibe of this place. We will certainly be back and highly recommend.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Factory kitchen is one of my favorite places and I had not been back since covid. Their pasta is always yummy but I give 4 stars because two dishes tasted like the pasta was undercooked (the stuffed pasta and the medenza). Service was awesome and it’s never too loud or packed.

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  17. Linda

    Los Angeles

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Just never remove the handkerchief pasta. It is the best

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  18. MoniqueS

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. The service was amazing. Great for a large group celebrating a birthday. Not too quiet but you could have a conversation which was great. Food was great as usual.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very authentic Italian food. Good place to hang out with friends.

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  20. MarissaC

    Alabama

    66 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    As a Michelin Star restaurant, we expected a bit more with its service and food. Upon arrival, hostess was friendly & accommodated our change of table seating. Wait staff was initially attentive when we arrived. Our assigned waiter proceeded to open our wine that we brought & we even offered him a glass to enjoy with us. However, it was strange that he poured a tasting portion only to our respective glasses walked away & we thought he'd come back to pour a standard drinking portion, but he did not. Our orders were taken: prosciutto dish to start, charred brussel sprouts, egg noodle pesto. gnocchi & dessert (mascarpone/toffee crunch). Prosciutto dish arrived & we were impressed with its plating appearance & most especially the taste - EXCELLENT - and we were wowed. Unfortunately, our experience started to go downhill. Our assigned waiter Alejandro was MIA. We were pouring our own wine & no was checking on us. Now the rest of our dishes arrived: egg noodle pesto was good but needed acidity so I added some balsamic drizzle, which made it better; gnocchi was very good; brussel sprouts was bland & soggy & not crispy, which Alejandro indicated it would be, & by the way it tasted better w/some parmesan & splash of balsamic vinegar; and dessert was enjoyable (also a nice touch with remembering our anniversary). If we return, it would probably be for the prosciutto dish to go. Maybe if our service was a bit more attentive as what a Michelin Star restaurant should be, we possibly would have considered returning to the restaurant to dine-in again and even recommended to our friends. We were hoping for a "wow experience" especially when tonight was our 23rd Anniversary; we were hoping for a memorable anniversary dinner, but it did not happen.

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  21. BarbaraA

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food service excellent one of our favorite Los Angeles restaurants. Always a treat

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  22. JacquelineK

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our favorite Italian restaurants in Los Angeles, the food is always delicious, the service fantastic, the menu interesting, authentic and varies seasonally . The quality and execution of the dishes is impeccable.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was awesome, especially the vegetarian papersheet pasta!

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  24. katherinew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Pasta. Good attentive service. Will go back KW

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  25. MelanieK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Factory kitchen consistently puts out delicious food. The prosciutto with burrata is probably one of my favorite dishes. The gnocchi and handkerchief pasts are amazing. For dessert, hands down the best cannolis. Never been disappointed here. Enjoy.

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  26. LARICKAK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service at The Factory Kitchen are always great. It's also nice to get out of the craziness of downtown LA into a quieter area and at a place that has valet parking right next door.

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  27. Marc

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delicious dinner. Fantastic cocktails. The focaccina is a must-order. Prices weren't terrible. Atmosphere could be a little more intimate and parking was pricey considering where it's located downtown. Still, an excellent safe choice for good Italian downtown.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic all around. Can’t wait to come back.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a bit busy when we arrived but the food came quickly and the drinks were great. Had a lovely dinner for my 40th.

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  30. Sangriarose

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants for the quality of the cocktails, food and service and their consistency. Everything is top notch but unpretentious. I highly recommend the prosciutto and the mandilli di seta. Their desserts and coffee are also noteworthy.

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  31. KenD

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service were spot on. I had a seafood ravioli that was yummy.

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  32. djkoolwhip

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    i've had penne arriabiata at many places. i always feel like i need to add spice, or more cheese, or pasta wasn't cooked right. this was absolutely perfect. just amazing.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Factory Kitchen never disappoints. Excellent pastas and service

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  34. TigerK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service

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  35. DanielC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Been meaning to check this spot out for a while and ended up going for my girlfriends birthday. Had us wait 15 minutes upon arrival for our reservation we got their on time, no biggie. Didnt fill up our water glasses once, no biggie. The caulilini was undercooked and damn near rock hard, I ordered this on waitresses suggestion. Wish I ordered something else the moment I took a bite. The duck breast was dry the sauce was broken and damn near impossible to cut with a butter knife. charged us for a desert we didn't even ask for and no comp on drink or anything for birthday. Valet had me park my own car charged me 12 bucks and didn't open doors on the way in or out pasta was delicious. Left feeling like I got played. I still tipped well regardless of service but I've never left a restaurant feeling disrespected like I did tonight.

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  36. JessG

    Tahoe

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun place!! It doesn’t open until 5:00pm which we don’t realize and we got there early. Make sure to get the prosciutto appetizer 😋

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  37. MariaK

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exceptional. Many attended to our needs. The food was absolutely delicious. Will look for an opportunity to return quickly.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner for my girlfriends birthday we will definitely be back again.

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  39. Outandabout

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Group of 7. Wonderful time. Food was excellent. Duck, lamb, Osso Bucco all delicious Limited wine list. All Italian.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food in Los Angles we have had so far. Delicious. Thank you

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 996-6000.

The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles is rated 4.6 stars by 3418 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles

1300 Factory Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
    2. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Cross street
    Alameda
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet or street parking if available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Angelo Auriana
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (213) 996-6000
  • Private party facilities
    On Friday and Saturday nights our restaurant requires a preset menu and a deposit upon booking for parties of 9 or more. The deposit is refundable up until 48 hours before the reservation.Contact us at events@thefactorykitchen.com to inquire.You can view a sample menu at https://thefactorykitchen.com/menus/
  • Private party contact
    Bryan Marn: (213) 553-8006
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