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.
This is a large upscale restaurant in Downtown LA. We were visiting LA with a tour group and decided to dine at Drago Centro on a "free night" based on other reviews. They employ a large staff and service is formal and attentive. This is not your cozy neighborhood hangout - closer to Downton Abbey! The bread, served with a high quality olive oil, was fresh and crusty. The food is excellent. It is prepared perfectly and the chef achieves flavor without using too much salt. The dishes are beautifully presented. We enjoyed their beet salad, salmon with peas and farro, Caramelle pasta and an amazing Chocolato dessert.
Great service. Excellent food
Food was great. Service was non existent. Waiter came and went. Ordered dessert and an after dinner drink. Dessert came. Never saw our after dinner drink or our waiter. His colleague finally presented the check. Very disappointing night at a restaurant I frequent for business lunches on a frequent basis.
I was so excited to try this place so we made a reservation for four. Ambience and overall the restaurant looked and smelled great. Our server was awful, unattentive,and rude. Runners & bussers were great. Will not be returning.
The food was amazing. The best part, however, was your sommelier. He was incredibly knowledgeable
and recommended the finest wines for each dish and was very pleasant. He definitely added to an outstanding dining experience.
The cioppino was just tomato sauce and meager fish
Pasta was bland and cold. We eat at Drago often and have really enjoyed it. This was probably a bad night
The server was not friendly and overall very condescending. The food was good and the ambiance was nice but the waiter ruined the experience
I have always thought that Drago Centro was an under appreciated gem in downtown. The room is stunning. The service, from the greeting at the door, service through the meal, and a warm goodbye is sincere and polished. I hosted a small retirement dinner for my associates. It could not have been more enjoyable or effortless. I brought wines which were expertly decanted and presented. The server was proficient in reviewing the specials, any allergies or dietary restrictions and in giving us the space to enjoy the moment and make our selections after enjoyably settling into the evening. The food really is superb. There was not a nibble left on any plate through the evening. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. Sublime.
Every dish is well-executed and the pastas, in particular, are among the best in the city.
The food was superb. We had appetizers/salad and entrees. All of the dishes were delicious. Venison is not a usual menu item but Drago cooks it perfectly.
Food was delicious and service was outstanding. Had a great time here.
Good business meeting spot with great food.
The food was outstanding, staff attentive and an elegant environment - a perfect place for a special occasion!
One of the best restaurant experiences I've had
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.
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.
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!
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.
As a regular, I've noticed that the servers are not as friendly as they used to be. Very grumpy servers...
Excellent experience. Good food and great service!
Food & service always great at Drago! Always enjoy going there! If you're reading this, you won't be disappointed! Mangia!!
Food: unique and superlative. Ambience: corporate and business like. Service: proper.
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.
Service and food was great!
Great service and waiters.
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.
Great restaurant. Good menu selection. Very good food. Good service. Pricey, but you get what you pay for.
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.
Go to restaurant when I’m downtown. Haven’t changed my mind over many years.
WONDERFUL!!!! Took out of town friends there and we had a wonderful time. Food was superb, great service, nice quiet ambience. LOVED IT!
Food and service was excellent. A very extensive wine list, but the wine was relatively expensive.
Service and food were great. Pretty loud inside. I think it would be nice if the lights were lower.
Always get outstanding service and the staff is charming and friendly.
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.
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!
Outstanding food and service. The salmon is amazing and the black truffle pasta is a party I'm your mouth!
Awesome food was amazing
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.
It was a really nice treat