Drago Centro

4.6
2981 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Chef Celestino Drago has created a menu representative of the cultural diversity of Italy. The concept of “Contemporary Italian Cuisine”, emphasizes local dishes, fresh, high quality ingredients and old flavors that have defined Italian cuisine for centuries and which are revisited to create a truly eclectic menu. The extensive menu is a la carte and offers daily specials featuring many unique items. DRAGO Centro offers a diverse and extensive selection of premium wines from Italy and around the world.



DRAGO Centro’s unique interior is designed by acclaimed Los Angeles based designer Stanley Felderman, who is internationally renowned for creating modern buildings, interiors and product with a playful twist.

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PS
Los Angeles
408 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good business meeting spot with great food.

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SM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding, staff attentive and an elegant environment - a perfect place for a special occasion!

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B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I have been to Drago many times in the past and always found the food excellent and the service
fabulous. This time I was a bit disappointed with the service. I felt that we were neglected and when
asked for help they seemed to be annoyed. I ordered a cosmo and when it was delivered I told the waiter that it was not to my satisfaction and he seemed annoyed, which is very rude.

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V
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drago Centro has maintained a classy, contemporary, but not overly noisy atmosphere, and consistently quality, tasty dishes. I had not been there for a year or two, and I feared it would be "dead" or declining. It was neither. We had great service, from the greeting to the serving, and great food and wine. Have to go back sooner next time.

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KB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mark and Carlos took extra special care of us and we really enjoyed our evening. Stellar service. The food was great. Handmade pasta to die for. We will be back!

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SV
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The dining experience is 5 star re: room and table. Re: the food, it is very tasty and all excellent quality. However, for the prices charged, the quantity of food is a bit minimal. Additionally the 2 people attending our table had too many other tables to service. Finally, the wine list has a lot of gems under $60 which is my price point. With an excellent sommelier at the restaurant, one should have no trouble finding a suitable wine that is ready to drink.

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PS
Los Angeles
408 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

As a regular, I've noticed that the servers are not as friendly as they used to be. Very grumpy servers...

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MF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent experience. Good food and great service!

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LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service always great at Drago! Always enjoy going there! If you're reading this, you won't be disappointed! Mangia!!

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H
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food: unique and superlative. Ambience: corporate and business like. Service: proper.

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PS
Los Angeles
408 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It was a busy lunch time today, and the service & food was a bit sub-par... but still a great authentic restaurant by Celestino Drago.

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p
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was great!

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R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and waiters.

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CD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This restaurant had 2 strikes by the time we sat down. First, they made a fuss about seating two of us for a reservation for 3. Then they made a fuss because we wanted to order an appetizer before ordering the full meal for the table. They "made exceptions" on both counts, but did a poor job of explain the rationale for the random rules. Luckily, the food was divine. The whole branzino was perfect, as was the cioppino . The tiramisu was fluffy and delicate. The food was surprisingly good and would go back, despite the unnecessary rules.

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JM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Good menu selection. Very good food. Good service. Pricey, but you get what you pay for.

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LA
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our long time favorite dining spot in downtown LA. Great ambience; thoughtful, not rushed but efficient service; fantastic food. Perfect for pre-performance dining at the Music Center or for any occasion if you're in the area. DON'T miss their 5 course tasting menu! An amazing value, carefully prepared. Not too much food, each course is a work of art when presented.

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NR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Go to restaurant when I’m downtown. Haven’t changed my mind over many years.

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BF
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WONDERFUL!!!! Took out of town friends there and we had a wonderful time. Food was superb, great service, nice quiet ambience. LOVED IT!

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L
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. A very extensive wine list, but the wine was relatively expensive.

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DN
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service and food were great. Pretty loud inside. I think it would be nice if the lights were lower.

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DW
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always get outstanding service and the staff is charming and friendly.

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m
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining at Drago and Drago Centro for many years, and have never been disappointed! An overall wonderful dining experience.
We highly recommend this restaurant.

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d
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food with wonderful service. Had theater tickets and they were very accomodating in getting us served and out in time to make our show. Great dinner!

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. The salmon is amazing and the black truffle pasta is a party I'm your mouth!

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K
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome food was amazing

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We go there a lot for business lunches and drinks. Overall I still like the atmosphere but lately lunch can be hit or miss in terms of quality of food and service. They also need to freshen up the menu.

Still enjoy going there.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a really nice treat

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All four in our party had exceptional pasta dishes. We will return for the excellent food and service.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service were phenomenal. However, could use more vegan/vegetarian options.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/10 would recommend

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D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. We ordered valentine‘s day special and it was a good choice. Perfect service also. I recommend this.

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J
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had dinner outside in the patio area nice and comfortable

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OT
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner

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S
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really great experience and we miss Drago's restaurant in Santa Monica on Wilshire.

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D
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has been on my list for a while and finally decided to take some friends and go...we ordered the tasting menu for the evening and it was absolutely perfect...also had the squid ink pasta and the risotto...nothing disappointed...highly recommend...

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RB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to Drago Centro for a pre-theater dinner, and it was pleasant and unhurried. My only wish is that they would have more fish and vegetarian options.

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r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice bar area, cold restaurant, staff seemed to rush us. Good pasta but not worth the price. Chicken dish marginal.

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CT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great location. Not a quiet place so keep that in mind. 👍🏼👍🏼

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BM
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I love this restaurant. It’s one of my favorites and I will be definitely back again but this time the service was fair at best

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BB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent -- service was slow, especially for a random Wednesday night.

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