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About Ago - West Hollywood

Ago, the elegant Italian Trattoria named after its celebrated executive chef partner Agostino Sciandri, is one of the latest additions to grace the enclave of prestigious restaurants in West Hollywood. Satiating the palate is an unusual and enticing variety of pasta dishes, seafood and steaks, Spaghetti allo Scglio, and Risotto Ai Funghi.

8478 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm–11:30 pm
Sun 6:00 pm–10:30 pm

Cross Street:
La Cienega Blvd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 655-6333

Website:
http://www.agorestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking on the premises.

Executive Chef:
Agostino Sciandri

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

AGO’s elegant private wine room, patio and gazebo are ideal for your next special occasion. Whether it be an intimate, social, or business gathering let our special events coordinator custom-tailor your next occasion. Choose from Chef Agostino’s well-crafted menus and impressive vintage wines.

Ago - West Hollywood Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
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Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Romantic (6)
Authentic (6)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Cozy (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Live Sports (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (México)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Consistently good place. Service is friendly, super quick and efficient and food is always great. Also extensive wine and cocktail list.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Good food, but I wouldn't pay full price for it. We had a Gilt City voucher which made it worth it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Ago feels livelier and more fun than ever. The service is fine, the seating comforatble, and far enough away from others that one can talk, the specials always quite good. There is a real shortage of good Italian food in this zipcode, generally. Ago 's pastas and salads are perfect.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food everything was delicious and our waiter Eric was super friendly..

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Luca our waiter was great and made the experience all so more fun

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Hot Spot, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Ago was as usual, excellent. Good food and service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I brought two New Jersey Italians to this restaurant and both were in love with their meal at the end of the night. Beautiful outdoor dining area and service was excellent.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great Place

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Ago is just plain good. It has been there for 20 years, but I hadn't been there until recently when friends took me. I thoroughly enjoyed it so I decided to get a group of my friends who are food professionals to go with me. I brought a magnum of aged Burgundy. Not a normal choice with Italian food, but a really good pairing. Waiter, Mr. Garibaldi, was a real character. Patio is delightful on a beautiful fall night. Food was excellent. One pasta which sounded good with sausage was disappointing. Lasagna excellent. Pizza very good. All more than acceptable. Nice dinner. Will go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I used to go to Ago all the time from 2007-2013 it was always great food and great people watching and great ambiance. I left LA for a few years snd recently came back to town so of course I had to go to Ago well I was so disappointed just by the cheesy music that was playing and the even more cheesy and obnoxious Maître de.
When we were ordering our wine the bottle we choose was out of stock he then told us no one drinks that anymore it was a trend mind you it was a bottle of bruniello. The food was ok my chicken parmagian came out shaped like a pizza but it tasted good. I cant knock the food but everything else was so bad I sadly will never go back.. I should have known when the entire inside of the restaurant was empty on a Thursday evening

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food, outstanding service from our server, Eric. We enjoyed a delicious cheese and salami plate along with signature meatballs for appetizers. Main course, a wonderful special white fish and their hand pounded petto di pollo. Nice bottle of super Tuscan shared across the courses. Tiramisu for dessert! All were fantastic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

As soon as you arrive you are greeted and made felt special. They gave great recommendations for our food and great wine pearing also. Everything we ate and drank was delicious and I will definitely go back again. ABEL made us feel at home.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Ago was - predictably - very good. I have never had a bad meal there.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Service was terrible!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We enjoyed a terrific meal. Well prepared. Large portions. Lovely ambience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Classic Italian restaurant with great food and a very energetic ambiance! Service was ok, we felt like there were way too many servers constantly taking dishes and glasses from our table. It was honestly making us dizzy. It felt very rushed, which is not a good feeling when you’re having a fun evening with friends. They needed to let us take our time and not quickly grab our plates while we are still enjoying. Outdoor seating makes you feel like you’re in Italy, which is always a plus!

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Delicious food and music. Good for friends ‘get together.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Service was horrible. Our food came at different times. Our waitress was not easily reachable. We got there at 7:30 expecting to leave by 9:30, but were there until almost 10:30pm because service was very slow. Asked for chili flakes when my entree arrived and I got them when my entree was almost over. Did not expect such poor service at such a restaurant. Had eaten there several years back and was very happy with everything including service. This time was a total disappointment. I don't write reviews but I had to write one this time. Fyi the manager was nice but experience was horrible. There were only 2 servers serving about 30 plus people in the patio area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Very disappointed. Only 2 tables in entire restaurant that day for lunch yet our one course - an entree, took one hour to come out of the kitchen. Had to ask for the check 4 times. Lovely waitress but kitchen clearly very slow and then we didn't get the check. Steamed vegetables with the fish were soggy and tasteless. I order broccoli not the steamed vegetables, but the sent out the steamed vegetables and I had to wait for the broccoli. The vegetables had an awful fish taste like they had been steamed with fish or something. You should NOT Have to wait for food when there are 2 tables in a restaurant at lunch. And the kitchen should not get the order wrong when there are 2 tables and you should not wait for the check. Very unfortunate and how sad - used to be such a great place. What happened?!

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Ago was amazing, and our server was impeccable. She explained the menu well and was able to anticipate our every need before we even asked. The pasta is delicious, especially the ravioli dish! This restaurant was memorable and helped to make our our Hollywood trip a special one.
I would definitely recommend this spot and I look forward to visiting in the future.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

I am sure it is a beautiful and delicious restaurant that would be awesome for many different occasions. I use it for my business lunches.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Disappointing.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Always good !

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Salmon had bines

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We and many other diners that night waited inordinate amounts of time for food that came out of order and while ok - was not worth the wait.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Disappointing. Horrible service. Surly waiter . Mediocre food. My veal chop was dry and tasteless. We were so neglected that by time the waiter checked on us ( 20 minutes) it was too late to order another dish. Would never return which is too bad because we dined there 6 months ago and the experience was fantastic.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Service was excellent. Selected this restaurant based on the food reviews. Very disappointed in the quality. Sauce tasted like it was from a jar and risotto lacked seasoning. Not at all the quality we were expecting.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food was excellent!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Another fantastic evening at our favorite Italian restaurant in LA. The service is second to none, food was excellently prepared and tiramisu to crave.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 19, 2017

It was great!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Had the Veal Milanese, ravioli, and agiio olio e peperoncino. Everything was great. Really enjoyed the mushroom salad as well as the caprese bufala. Sandra was fantastic as well. Looking forward to next time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 13, 2017

This was an awful experience. I hadn't eaten at Ago for a while and was unimpressed with the quality of service or food. Running on ethers of their previous reputation, I won't be going again in the near future.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on July 9, 2017

I ordered a special pasta which was fantastic, but the other three ordered a seafood risotto special that was short on both lobster and taste for the price. We were only given options for still or sparkling water (no LA's finest), so we spent $30 on water alone. Service was lackadaisical at best. Overall, Ago was edible but forgettable.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 7, 2017

This was my third time at Ago and each time has been better than the last. The food is exceptional, and the Staff works very hard to make you feel welcome. I thoroughly enjoyed going there and will continue to.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Beet salad, not so much. A lot like a dole bag of spring mix, a few slices of red beets, a couple of walnuts and cubes Gorgonzola. Not impressed. The Lasagna and gnocchi were prefer good. Overall there are way better Italian restaurants in LA.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 5, 2017

I had requested a birthday something which was ignored. When my ordered desert was not available the waiter delivered the other deserts then yelled across the table that mine was not available. Very rude! And unprofessional.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Last minute reservation and we got a great table! The outdoor dining was very nice and service impeccable!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 25, 2017

From the moment you are greeted by the host you feel welcomed which continues with the server. The menu is well designed for Italian cuisine and the specials are just that. It is a very comfortable and excellent dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

OK place to go if you can't get reservations anywhere else. Even though we had reservations, we were seated inside an empty restaurant while everyone else was able to sit outside. Our waiter had attitude and over charged for drinks. When 2 ladies were seated next to us, the waiter made one of them cry. They spent 10 minutes on the phone trying to get reservations somewhere else. Not a pleasant experience. Dinner for 4 about $400, not worth it when there are new hotspots to try.

Tags: Disabled Access
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 23, 2017

So disappointed. Have been coming to Ago periodically since the late 90's and have always had a wonderful experience. This last visit may well be my last for a while.

After arriving, I visited the restroom and found the soap dispenser out of soap (thank goodness for hand sanitizer!) I advised a waiter standing by of the matter and he thanked me for letting him know.

The food was by and large what I remember except for my college's veal milanese. It was VERY overcooked and dried out. We called our server over and asked what could be done to remedy the dish. She said the kitchen could re-make it "but you'll have to wait a while." We were literally one of two tables at the time. We then just asked for some marinara sauce - problem solved.

After the we finished desert, I again visited the same men's room (there are two) only to find the soap dispenser still empty. I informed the same waiter who standing around texting on his phone, to which he replied "Oh yeah, the soap. Sorry." and he went back to texting. It made me feel like the food handler never washes his hands. How many other servers there have the same lack of hygiene?

When the bill came, I checked it for accuracy only to find they charged for the marinara sauce we asked for to remedy the dry milanese - $8.00!!! It wasn't about the money, it was that they made us pay to fix their lousy dish.

Given the foregoing, and that they've never remodeled/decorated the place once during the 30-sum years I've dined there, I came away with the feeling the Ago might not be around much longer. What a shame!

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