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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.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Italian, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm–11:30 pm
Sun 6:00 pm–10:30 pm
La Cienega Blvd
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking on the premises.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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?!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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