Officine BRERA is a TRATTORIA inspired by the -Cucina Povera- typical of the countryside along the River Po’ Valley in Northern Italy where both Partners Chef Angelo Auriana and Matteo Ferdinandi grew up and have fond memories of hearty meals shared with family and friends.
The menu at Officine BRERA displays Chef Auriana’s view on authentic Italian flavors while incorporating his professionalism, personality, experience and intuition into the dishes he creates. At Officine BRERA, Chef Auriana has taken traditional recipes from his heritage and made them accessible to the American public combining contemporary techniques with traditions, Chef Auriana always makes sure to stay true to his Italian lineage by using locally sourced, fresh ingredients.
Ferdinandi’s passion for excellence in service is something that he and the Officine BRERA team consistently strive for, while always showing their guests respect and generosity.
The Factory Place Hospitality Group was founded by Matteo Ferdinandi in March 2013, with the company’s debut of their first restaurant, The Factory Kitchen, in Downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District in late October 2013.
Executive Chef and Business Partner, Angelo Auriana, joined Ferdinandi and his wife, Francine Diamond-Ferdinandi in August 2013 right before the opening of The Factory Kitchen. The restaurant was such an immediate success that drove the team to work at the initial stages of Officine BRERA, that opened in February 2016.
Matteo & Angelo’s 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 in comfortable ambiances with a knowledgeable and down-to-earth service.
Chef Angelo Auriana is one of the most acclaimed and influential Chefs on the West Coast, beyond his dazzling technical skills and his unparalleled knowledge of Italian food, he understands proportion and contrast, he consistently provides some of the best Italian Food in America, as critics both in the US and Italy have frequently noted through the years and lately our very own Jonathan Gold in his Los Angeles Times’ Officine BRERA review in March 2016.
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 United States, are the foundations for his strong leadership and operational skills that drive the group.
While the three partners have different tasks within the company, they collectively strive for perfection in all aspects of the business, challenging one another and combining their collective talents into consistent operational excellence.
The Factory Place Hospitality Group employees have unmatched talents driven by passion and strive for perfection in both culinary art and service. Ferdinandi is grateful for his team, stating “we feel blessed by the variety of people that are part of our family and we continue to provide them with a challenging and educational, yet, fulfilling work environment.”
The Factory Place Hospitality Group’s new upcoming culinary venture sixth+mill is under construction slated to open in March 2018, this casual Pizzeria is inspired by the Southern Italian Regions, its focus is about the uniqueness and versatility of the authentic recipes that include not only Pizza but also Hard Durum Wheat Pasta and other classics.
Ferdinandi is also working at the initial stages to bring The Factory Kitchen & sixth+mill to the Las Vegas Strip.
To all our mentors, that led us and inspired us through our professional growth.
To all the journalists and food writers that came to Factory Kitchen for duty but also for pleasure that with their critics 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 brings 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 both The Factory Kitchen and Officine BRERA a reality.