ABOUT THE FACTORY KITCHEN
The Factory Kitchen serves traditional Italian fare in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District. This trattoria style restaurant is the product of a long-standing friendship between Restaurateur Matteo Ferdinandi and Chef Angelo Auriana. After years of mutual respect between the two passionate professionals, Ferdinandi and Auriana now share the vision of imparting their Italian roots and memories through food and hospitality. In the kitchen, Chef Auriana prepares dishes using fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. The approachable menu at The Factory Kitchen highlights the simplicity of traditional local recipes. The Factory Kitchen takes its name from the street it’s located on and the complex that hosts it, but the restaurant’s soul is purely Italian.
The Factory Kitchen was designed by Ana Henton of MASS Architecture Design Build. The focus of the 3,000 square-foot space was to maintain the character of the former fish factory’s roots while creating a comfortable yet interactive environment. Concrete surfaces and reclaimed wood tables give the space texture while garage doors provide an inside/outside feel. The Factory Kitchen’s exposed kitchen gives guests the perspective of being within a factory while in direct contact with the production.