Arts District & Little Tokyo

The Factory Kitchen

Specializing in the art of pasta

Today's Hours
4:30 – 9:30 PM

Monday:
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:00 PM
Tuesday:
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:00 PM
Wednesday:
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:00 PM
Thursday:
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:00 PM
Friday:
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:30 – 11:00 PM
Saturday:
5:00 – 11:00 PM
Sunday:
4:30 – 9:30 PM
Phone
(213) 996-6000
Features
$145
Typical 2-Person Meal
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"Romantic, yes, but also comfortable; and the ideal backdrop against which to enjoy the drama of food coming out of the kitchen."

Tucked away in an industrial complex within Los Angeles’ trendy, bustling Arts District is a gem of Italian fare. The Factory Kitchen—created by longtime friends, Matteo Ferdinandi (formerly Spago and CUT) and Italian-born chef Angelo Auriana (formerly of Valentino)—treats Angelenos to exquisite Italian cuisine with simple, quality ingredients.

Located on Factory Place, the name should come as no surprise. In a reclaimed fish factory, identified only by a small, red neon sign is The Factory Kitchen, a sprawling trattoria designed by Ana Henton. Concrete walls, reclaimed wood tables and what look like garage doors (a remaining feature of its fish factory days) create a dining room that is handsomely subdued. It’s a mood that extends to every corner of the restaurant, which feels like it is designed for couples to have intimate conversations in the quiet recesses of the dimly lit space. Romantic, yes, but also comfortable; and the ideal backdrop against which to enjoy the drama of food coming out of the kitchen.

The dishes themselves are the theatrics, both in their preparation and in their presentation. From the dining room you can see sheets of pasta made from scratch before your eyes—each doughy, thin blanket handled with the utmost care. There’s a meat slicer cutting wispy thin pieces of the best prosciutto in LA next to another cook who is plating desserts headed for the party in the corner who are celebrating a birthday. The Factory Kitchen’s most photographed dish (and for good reason) is the handkerchief pasta with almond pesto sauce—a Grecian sculpture of noodles, draped perfectly atop my plate and painted a brilliant green. Like all of delectable pastas on The Factory Kitchen menu, the handkerchief is as delicious as it is beautiful. What is Italian food if not indulgent?

What We Ordered

Gnocchi Malfatti from The Factory Kitchen
Gnocchi Malfatti
Gnocchi Malfatti
Spadocchio from The Factory Kitchen
Spadocchio
Spadocchio
Mandilli di Seta from The Factory Kitchen
Mandilli di Seta
Mandilli di Seta