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

The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles

4.7
4.7
3515 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

19:00


Booked 34 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 11:30–14:30 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–21:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 17:00–21:00
  • 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
  • Area
    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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,515 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Italian

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

3,515 Reviews
  1. shannonl

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Didn’t award 5 stars for the food only because there was only one vegetarian pasta on the menu.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service in a very cool setting. We went before going to the Ahmanson Theatre to see the opening night of Funny Girl. The restaurant is less than a 10 minute drive to the theater so a great place to have dinner before heading to a show in the DTLA area. They have valet parking but we found great street parking. Safe area to park. Will return again!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The panna cotta and pesto pasta were delicious. The rabbit pasta was too salty. Not tasty mocktails. The coffee was aromatic and the desserts delicious.

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  4. VictoriaS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Factory Kitchen never fails! We were a party of 7 for a work dinner-- not everyone lived in LA and was familiar with the restaurant and everyone was delighted. From the attentive service to the relaxed-yet-elegant ambiance, this is such a great spot. And, of course, every dish and cocktail is absolutely mouth-watering. 10/10 can't wait to be back!!

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  5. JCintheOC

    Orange County

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As the name suggests, this handmade pasta restaurant is in the Vernon/downtown area amongst industry buildings, and is a wonderful respite for the industry that is surrounded by. Had a business meeting there for six, and all of the handmade pasta was extraordinary, service was good, Value – look, Handy pasta you’re going to pay for, and we clearly had to. I would recommend it, but you need to understand that this is going to run 50 a person or more.

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  6. Nycjcs

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The Ligurian pasta was lukewarm and the waiter argued that it was supposed to be that way. It never has been served that way before but he wouldn’t warm it up. We barely ate it and he didn’t ask later if we wanted a credit or replacement. We’ve been here many times. Disappointing

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  7. TaylorNdiaye

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cusine and Service were excellent. HIGHLY recommend.

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  8. CarolM

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Factory never disappoints. My favorite place for special Occasions and great place to bring special people.

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  9. nucsdoc

    Los Angeles

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great in every regard!!!!! We've eaten here so many times I can't recall them all!

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  10. LaurieK

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, another delicious meal - the vibe is great, lively spot on a Saturday night and the handkerchief pasta is still the best ever!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is absolutely superb! The service above and beyond and the ambience is intimate! Highly recommend! Love this place!

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  12. OLIVAS3D

    Los Angeles

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Factory Kitchen is my go-to restaurant for Northern-Italian cuisine. On your first visit, definitely opt for the 'Mandilli'.

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  13. LeahK

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was impeccable. The food was excellent. It was a little loud, so it was a bit hard to hear each other, but when it started dying down, it was quieter. Great value for the meal and experience. Would definitely come again.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was okay My steak sauce was dried I had have better experience before Hope they work on keep the same quality every day

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the experience and our server Edwin was amazing and gave us great recommendations!

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  16. KaznaK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This restaurant is overrated. I was expecting the "hmmm" after the first bite (since it's a Michelin) no! didn't happen. ordered a salad that was supposed to have dates and goat cheese, it was mainly green salad, then went with the fungi focaccia that the waitress recommended, very normal nothing special about it at all. for the mains we ordered 2 kinds of pasta, the ravioli di mare and the oxtail gnocchi, not that they were bad, but I could have made it at home. The desserts were super good tho! The service was very good too. won't go back to this restaurant, I tried it and that's enough. if you're looking for a real Italian, try Angelini.

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  17. TAMAYO

    San Diego

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    EXTRAORDINARIO RESTAURANTE, SERVICIO BUENO, PLATILLOS EXCEPCIONALES.... DIGNO DE SU ESTRELLA....! LAMENTABLEMENTE EN UNA ZONA UN POCO PELIGROSA DE ACCESO. PERO RESTAURANTE FENOMENAL

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  18. MaryannN

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! Sort of loud but overall great food and drinks.

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  19. LAdinner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service and staff were great. But the food? So disappointing. Especially for the price.

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  20. FedericoM

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Nice menu. Arrived 15 minutes early for a 1930 reservation for 5. Waited 40 minutes to be seated. What’s the point of making a reservation? No real area for waiting. Stood outside the door along with 2-3 other parties in a small covered area. Finally seated and it’s a table by the entrance next to the bar. Table so close to the bar. Very loud. Server kept disappearing. Had to ask for water twice. Brought our first drinks while we had appetizers and never came back to ask about drinks for our meal. After we ate. He had some espresso martinis and asked for the dessert menu. Server took so long to return for our order that we just asked for the check when he finally returned. Food and drinks were delicious. Street parking was not too bad but the wait to be seated and the inattentive server probably will keep us from coming back.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    the waiter we had was really poor. had no knowledge of the food and couldn’t recommend anything good

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The appetisers were unique and delicious. Service was prompt but clumsy at times and unfortunately the pasta dishes disappointed. The apple tart dessert was spectacular. Yet, it was pricey and not worth it especially for the pasta dishes.

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  23. lovetodineout

    Seattle

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pasta with basil, was absolutely amazing. The other pasta we had was to everything was great. Would definitely go back.

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  24. VicL

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time visit and definitely worthy a spot to for a repeat performance. The vibe and ambience is relaxed but with an upscale appeal. There were 4 of us for lunch following a visit to the Luna/Luna Exhibition. Each of us tried different craft cocktails and all were unique, beautiful and delicious. Then on to multiple shared appetizers, again each was creative and delicious. The main courses Trout, Arrabbiata pasta, Pork sausage sugo w/ pasta and Gnocchi malfatti. All top shelf dishes worthy of praise. A great day from Art & Dining Excellence!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot amazing food great service. Thank you very much. We will definitely be back.

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  26. G8RW

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were fantastic - I highly recommend it.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    AMAZING food we will go back for sure! I spent the rest of my night thinking about what a great meal I had

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  28. JoanM

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious; service good. I'd come back and hope it's not too crowded or noisy. I thought the restaurant should validate parking for a discounted rate.

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  29. MyronH

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really inventive and well crafter dishes. Excellent service. Water never went empty and cleaned plates never stayed for than a minute or so. Friendly and helpful staff. Great place for the pasta lovers in your life

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food consistently Good knowledgeable service Good ambiance. Easy and not overly loud Pretty good wine selection Not scary expensive

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  31. mizjmd

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is good, service is terrible. We waited 30 mins past our reservation time to be seated. Our server was terrible and knew nothing about food or wine and only occasionally came to check on us. We gave up on dessert because we got tired of waiting.

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  32. PulpoFoody

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always great food and cocktails. This is our 6th time here and it never disappoints. We love the handkerchief pasta, the prosciutto with stracciatella and any pasta with ox tail ragu. See you next time.

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  33. Stan

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The factory kitchen has been one of our favorites. We returned for the first time since the pandemic on Saturday night. We were seated immediately, and had excellent service all evening. Food was delicious and was served in a timely manner. Portions are not large, but the quality of the food was terrific. Overall, a really good value for an excellent meal.

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  34. NickV

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistent always excellent! I look forward to returning and trying something new.

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  35. gFunk

    Los Angeles

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Factory Kitchen never disappoints. Beginning with Mandili eating at this place is a true culinary experience.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We loved our dinner except the lady on the table next to us was screaming loud shouting the entire time and ruined our date. We could not have a conversation. Food was great. Wine was great. Service was great. Neighbours were horrific.

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  37. Jaybee17

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service the wine was great also.

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  38. Jovany

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and atmosphere were amazing. Staff is very attentive!

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  39. SukeyR

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fair price for the quality of the food. Good service and nice and quiet atmosphere.

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  40. Happy

    Los Angeles

    67 reviews

    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Having not been to this place for decades, I must say that I was kind of disappointed, First of all, the parking situation is bad as there really is no street parking, only valet. And with the price tag of $12, it doesn't leave you with a good starting feeling. However, the hostess was very pleasant and she actually read my note stating that I would need a table that I could have somewhere I could store my walker nearby, The restaurant itself is not really handicap accessible as their is no ramp to go up to enter. My husband had to pick up my walker and take it up the stairs while I had to climb up the stairs.. Once inside, there is room to maneuver a walker. As for the food, the pasta dish that was recommended to us (egg pasta noodles with calamari?) was very salty as was my pork belly entrée (Porchetta). I kind of expected the pork belly to be a bit salty but it was really salty and a bit fatty, It was tender because of the fat content but it was too rich for my tastes. Even the thin crisp crackers Ciabatta de Strega were salty. The warm apple tart with ice cream was very tasty and probably the best thing we had there, although it was slightly burned around the edges, we ate it all. Our table was next to the open kitchen so we could see the guy who was making the pasta and putting through a press to thin the noodles out. This was an interesting sight to see, Plus our service was good, everyone was attentive,

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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 4.7 stars by 3515 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 34 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
  • Area
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30–14:30 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–21:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 17:00–21:00
  • 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, Takeaway, 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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