Good food, good ambienceThe beet salad, pappardelle with pheasant and morel mushrooms, and the linguine with clams were excellent. We chose the half portions, which turned out to be a bit smaller in portion than it used to be.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentGreat quality all the way around. Beautiful wine cellar as you walk in. Was a great date night spot or business dinner appropriate as well. Would definitely go again.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely special occasion dinnerWe had a lovely dinner here, with excellent service and a great table in the glass-enclosed patio. Of the three entrees we ordered -- linguini with clams, spaghetti pomodoro, and duck breast -- the pasta dishes earned rave reviews. I had ordered a duck breast entree here before and had loved it; absolutely the best duck I had ever eaten. This time around, the duck was a little under-whelming. But this remains a family favorite and we will definitely return when we are next in LA.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBy far one if the best restaurantsBy far one if the best restaurants in the city of angels.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous Find.There are a lot of restaurants in downtown LA. Drago Centro was wonderful. Excellent food and drink in a beautiful setting. Much better than a more trendy restaurant a couple of blocks away that was so loud I thought my head would explode. There were four of us, everything we ordered was spectacular. I had an asparagus salad and salmon with an orzo pesto. My friends had a beet salad with red and yellow beets and some mozzarella cheese and balsamic dressing that was amazing, and the sucking pig that they loved. Another friend had chicken dish she enjoyed immensely. The wine was great. Excellent service, too. We split three desserts and the entire meal was not nearly as pricey as I had expected. I'll definitely be back.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMYumThe asparagus risotto is to dye for. Could even be shared with two to four as an appetizer.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinnerCame here to celebrate my wife's birthday and had the amazing rib eye for two. Wow! Totally worth the 45 min wait. Was a more upscale place and looks great for drinks/happy hour. Will try to come back just for drinks when we go back to downtown.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!I asked for a table in quiet area of the restaurant conducive for a business conversation and I got just that! My table was surrounded by a glass wall, a wall and a tall planter - perfect for business conversation. The food was excellent and the service was fabulous! Thank you Drago Central!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved this placeThe service was outstanding! It reminded me of being on a cruise. They were there whenever we needed or wanted anything, but I never felt they were in the way of conversation. The dish selection made it hard to choose. We loved everything!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been going to try DragoI've been going to try Drago during one of my trips to Los Angeles but it never fit with my theatre plans. This trip was different and I did the 4 course, prix fixe menu. It was excellent. My server was very pleasant and helpful, the view of the office towers out the window was great, and the whole experience was wonderful! I made it to the Music Center with time to spare!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb food, service, ambience.I had been to other terrific Drago restaurants before. When I needed a downtown LA eatery, this was a no-brainer. Located on the ground floor of an office building, the space is elegant. High ceilings, spacious surroundings, and a modern decor creates a city vibe commensurate with its location. But the selling point for me was the outstanding food and service. Well-trained waiters provided the perfect balance of informative, and respectful. They were there just when we needed them. The food was all perfectly prepared with an artistic presentation. Our table ordered everything from fish to steak, all prepared in a sophisticated manner. Complex flavors abounded, and all the elements were combined creatively.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFun and DeliciousWe had a great dinner for my dad's 82 birthday. Everything is top notch at Drago Centro. The only problem with the beautiful room was that is was quite warm.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid all aroundMy first time dining at a Drago establishment did not disappoint. Stopped here for a pre-event dinner. Service was attentive and kind. Decor is clean, interesting, appropriate, and welcoming. Most importantly, the food was excellent. We had Salmon, Branzino and the mushroom risotto. All were prepared well and had great flavor. Not too much seasoning at all, let the natural flavors shine through. Will certainly go back to try more dishes...5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMdelicious, clean, modern italianThe food here has never disappointed. The ambiance is great, and the staff is friendly. Overall it's consistently good modern Italian food.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDrago Centro ReviewAmbiance was great, service was ok. I ordered the risotto, way to salty I had to give it back and reordered something else. I ended up ordering the Grilled salmon which was terrific. Great bar scene and great for groups of people to visit here.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSmoked sturgeon starter justSmoked sturgeon starter just superb. Excellent, attentive service. All food wonderful.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great ! Service wasFood was great ! Service was good, no complaints. The menu changes so I was unable to order what I originally wanted but that's ok. Will have to keep an eye on the menu online and return to try more. Overall, fantastic. Will definitely return.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat bar, seafood dishesGreat bar, seafood dishes and service. Creative Italian menu4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant experienceThe restaurant experience can be perfect, but then can get off on the wrong foot when the host/hostess has an attitude or tries to give you the worst table possible when the entire restaurant is empty. When we asked for a table away from the patio, our hostess was not pleased. She made snooty comment and then gave us a beautifu booth. People are willing to take a "bad" table when the restaurant is packed and it is the only available table, but when you're given a bad table when there's availability of something better, it's plain bad business.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was very knowledgeableOur waiter was very knowledgeable on the entire menu and the busboys were extremely efficient in clearing our dishes.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother outstanding productAnother outstanding product from Celestino Drago-food was well presented, tasty and varied. Our waiter was superb as was support staff. Prices were high but fair and wine mark-ups were not exorbitant. The noise leevel was high til the crowd thinned out but not too bad for an LA eatery. We would defintely go back Thanks Ian Kramer4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCelestino Drago has made thisCelestino Drago has made this his flagship. And a good one it is too. From start to finish it provides a comfortable dining experience. The food, service, ambiance, and welcome are as they should be. Recommended for business lunch or an enjoyable dinner. Excellent choice for pre-theatre dining.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWhenever I work in the LosWhenever I work in the Los Angeles Office, I go to Drago. Their wine selection is very extensive, even the "by the glass" choices. When I was there the last time, I had the halibut and it was cooked perfectly. The portions allow you to enjoy an appetizer, entree and dessert. I am never disappointed!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMDrago's CentroDrago's is a wonderful upscale dining venue with both an impressive wine cellar and a impeccable menu that changes seasonally to ensure the best quality food, every minute attention to detail takes you on a journey as your food marries on your palate and makes you yearn for more. One of the most memorable meals I have ever had. I do have to say though, as far as service goes, I found all of the employees EXCEPT my waiter to be most helpful.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDrago. Chic, Modern, Delicious.Drago Centro is excellent and pretty well-priced; we escaped with $125 for two people on a pretty robust order. Couple that with the chic, cosmopolitan atmosphere and we're already looking forward to our return.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid all around. WonderfulSolid all around. Wonderful food with great flavor balance. Professional service. Food arrives quickly without a long wait. A pleasant dining experience.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Celestino TriumphThis was our first, but not last trip to Drago Centro. Fans of the Drago Group, somehow we had missed this one. Salad of apples, lardon, candied nuts and frisee was superb and outshined the beet salad in flavor. Our guest enjoyed the misto. Branzino, Salmon and Tuna were all cooked to perfection, and their accompaniaments were spot on. The only disappointment was the coffee. We would have enjoyed dessert, but we were on a theater schedule. Definitely a foodie hang, and the service was quite good and knowlegible.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGood spot and location forGood spot and location for a business dinner. Wish tuyere would have been more moderate priced wines.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food near the Music CenterThe we shared a salad, I had seared tuna with roasted fenel and polenta, my wife had lamb loin, and we shared a dessert. All the food was excellent. The wine list is quite good with a large spread of wine prices. It is easy to find a good wine under $50. We had a Rosso di Monalcino for $48. They also have lots of good wines by the glass and small carafe. The carafes are 250 ML which would work well if you want to start with a white and finish with a red.
The decor is rather stark with lots of hard surfaces. We went early after an Opera Matinee so there weren't very many dinners yet and it was relatively quiet. However, it is likely that it could be quite noisy if they are busy.
It is convenient to the Music center.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI highly recommend Drago CentroI highly recommend Drago Centro for an upscale dinner. Great atmosphere, excellent food. Service was great but gaps between visits were a little long. Maybe that's the intention though.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was delicious andEverything was delicious and the service was prompt and efficient allowing us to get to the theatre on time.1/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Italian foodExcellent service. The pastas and rissotto are definitely better than the fish dishes. The burrata was excellent. The server remembered us from previous visits.12/1/2012 12:00:00 AMLovethis place. Food is superbLovethis place. Food is superb and it is so convenient to go to the theatre.12/1/2012 12:00:00 AM