The Arts District is abuzz with activity, and up next comes The Factory Kitchen, slightly delayed on Factory Place Downtown but finally
soft opening tomorrow on October 31. Mixing raw building features with concrete, polished reclaimed wood, and garage doors, this unpretentious 3,000 square foot trattoria channels its industrial environs with pops of red.
Update: As of late this afternoon, management has decided to push the public debut to October 31.
A project by restaurateur Matteo Ferdinandi (partner of Celestino Drago) and chef Angelo Auriana (Valentino), The Factory Kitchen centers on simple Italian trattoria-style dishes, including house-made pastas and breads, made with seasonal ingredients. Wine duties fall to sommelier Francine Diamond-Ferdinandi whose list is mostly dedicated to Italy, with a few other European wines as well. Meanwhile, Karl Steuck will oversee craft cocktails at the bar.
While dinner service rolls out tomorrow, lunch debuts in about two weeks, followed by brunch in December. Hours of operation to eventually run Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch; Sunday to Thursday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. and Friday/Saturday from 5:30 to 11 p.m. for dinner; and Saturday/Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for brunch.
·The Factory Kitchen Shaping Up Nicely in Arts District [~ELA~]
·The Factory Kitchen Gearing Up for the Arts District [~ELA~]