The Factory Kitchen serves traditional Italian fare in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District and in The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. 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 is purely Italian.
Factory Place Hospitality Group was founded by Restaurateur Matteo Ferdinandi in 2013. Executive Chef and Business Partner, Angelo Auriana and Beverage Director and Partner Francine Diamond-Ferdinandi lead the Factory Place Hospitality Group team together with Ferdinandi.
The Factory Kitchen was the group’s first restaurant, opening October 2013 in The Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles. The flagship restaurant was an immediate success and drove the team to open a second restaurant, BRERA, which opened in 2016. The partners’ aim, passion and responsibility is to portray the classic, local Italian recipes and create unique concepts that reflect the territory and traditions of the Italian people. The atmosphere in all restaurants is comfortable with knowledgeable, down-to-earth service.
Chef Angelo Auriana is one of the most acclaimed and influential Chefs on the west coast, beyond his technical skills and his unparalleled knowledge of Italian food, he understands proportion and contrast in his food. Chef Auriana is a favorite among guests and critics have frequently praised his food, including the late great Jonathan Gold in his Los Angeles Times.
Matteo Ferdinandi’s natural talent for hospitality along with his life long career of exposure and collaboration with some of the most prominent chefs and restaurant operators in the country are the foundations for his strong leadership and operational skills that drive the group.
In 2018, Factory Place Hospitality Group opened sixth+mill pizzeria and bar in the heart of The Arts District Downtown Los Angeles. The follow up will be a second location at The Grand Canal Shoppes in The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, opening late summer 2019. The casual pizzeria and bar is inspired by the southern regions of Italy. Its focus is about the uniqueness and versatility of the authentic recipes, which include pizza, hard durum wheat pasta and other classics. Factory Place Hospitality Group opened The Factory Kitchen Las Vegas in December 2018, also at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas.
To all our mentors who led us and inspired us through our professional growth. To all the journalists and food writers that came to The Factory Kitchen for work but also for pleasure—with your stories, you have allowed us to be known. To all our employees that understood our drive and passion; they keep working hard to make sure that we bring it to the table. To all of our vendors, that bring us amazingly unique products. To our guests, thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and keep our dream alive. Ultimately: thank you to our investors, for believing in us and make The Factory Kitchen, sixth+mill pizzeria and bar and BRERA a reality.