The Factory Kitchen, a new Italian restaurant from Matteo Ferdinandi and chef Angelo Auriana, is taking over the large space at the Factory Place Complex in Downtown's Arts District. Remember, this was originally slated to be Walter Manzke's original location for République and Factory Baking Company before the chef decided to take over the former Campanile space on La Brea.
The large 3,000 square foot dining room will retain much of its glory as a fish factory, with concrete flooring and surfaces, reclaimed wooden tables, and large doors that open up to the patio. The food at Factory Kitchen is traditional Italian, with lighter fare available for lunch and a regionally-based trattoria-style menu for dinner. Auriana, previously the executive chef of Valentino, hopes to offer fine dining cuisine in a comfortable, casual ambiance. At the moment, the eatery is being built out, with hopes to open some time in the Fall, with eventual lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch service. [Eaterwire]
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