Drago Centro

4.7
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$31 to $50
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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DC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was well prepared. Easy to meet for business meal given ambiance and noise level.

PS
Los Angeles
460 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a consistently good spot in DTLA. No corkage on Sundays.

LA
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally my new favorite restaurant, I would highly recommend to anyone especially for a girls night out or a date

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious but most importantly the staff made us feel so special, best service I had in a while! Definitely a great place for a special occasion

a
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Perfect place to ruin your evening!
We have been to Drago at least half a dozen times per year for the last five years or so. We have found their food and service impeccable. This time the food was fine, but the service was poor. The waiter said he couldn't pay attention to us because he had a large table. We had plenty of time before the theater, but he kept pushing the timing anyway. The wine ordered to arrive with our entree arrived 15 minutes after the entree. He forgot to put in our dessert order and rang up the bill assuming we would choose to forgo it. We said we had time and would like it. He disappeared to re-ring our bill and came back and took my credit card again. When he returned with the bill he lost my credit card and accused me of not giving it to him.

I would chalk this up to one bad waiter, but when we returned to the reception desk to get some help from the manager. When I described our problem to the manager he literally stood there saying nothing, doing nothing, and not even moving. With that management, I do not know how they can possibly improve.

TL
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at LA Prime the night before. This place was on par with LA Prime. We had the Halibut and the Carbonara and steak tartar and tons of whiskey and wine. the bar staff and Somelier are amazing. Just a pleasure all the way around.

JB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of Drago Cento was well done. Our service was excellent, every one in our party had high praise for their dinner and the ambiance was nice.

M
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can only say great things about our dinner. From service to food, to talking to the chef. It was all great, and they new we had to get out for theater and there was no issues.

HG
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were going to the opera on a Saturday night so we made an early (5:30 pm) reservation. The restaurant was not crowded, and the first question from the waiter was, "Are you going to the theater?" As soon as we gave him the details, he assured us we'd be out in plenty of time to make the curtain. He was most helpful with the menu and the food arrived with dispatch and was excellent. As the meal wore on, the restaurant gained more diners and a large group was seated at a nearby table. Normally that kills all our conversation because large groups generally are dominated by loud shouters and louder laughers, but this group was better behaved than most and we were able to hold a conversation throughout the meal. One of us tried a lamb shank -- a special dish -- and we both agreed it was the best lamb dish we've ever tasted. The Branzino was also the best iteration of that fish I've ever had. The waiter was helpful in guiding us to the shuttle that took us directly to the theater in plenty of time for the curtain. A really satisfying experience.

NC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Posted menu is not what is actually on the menu. This was a huge disappointment since the reservation was made based on the posted menu and the fact we had that missing item at an event. We debated leaving, but the server was so good, apologetic and attentive we stayed and had a spectacular pasta with white truffle, buratta salad and a comped cannolo! So while we were disappointed, the wine, food and service made up for the menu.
Ps- the server said they do plan to update the menu on line this week. A bit late for us....

A
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was hit or miss and we had to call someone over several times.

Our food came out so fast it kind of defeated the purpose of having a business lunch here.

IG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive knowledgeable service. Mellow relaxing atmosphere. Excellent food from truffles-pasta to salad to entrees to dessert. Worth a return visit.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second time dining at your restaurant. We loved it! Can’t wait to return

s
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has been & continues to be a reliable, delicious, elegant dining experience.

NT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Drago. We celebrated our wedding rehearsal dinner there and have been back many times for anniversaries.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Service was great. Definitely recommend.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. We’re definitely going back.

v
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved going to this restaurant when I worked at the Paul Hastings building — the ambiance is beautiful and the service excellent.

However, I also believe there is room for the food to be more authentically Italian — there were little misses, such as no cheese included in the charcuterie dish; flavors were a bit more Italian-American as opposed to Italian.

Overall, experience was great!

j
Los Angeles
121 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Always a nice civilized restaurant and a delicious meal. Good wines by the glass. Great for dinner before the theater or the LA Phil.

g
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A class act from start to finish. One of the best breast of Duck I have ever had!

SF
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Loved this place. Will be back

K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have ever had.

s
Los Angeles
333 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant and we have dined here many times. Actually, this is my first choice when we are in downtown to see performances at the Music Center. We are season subscribers at the Ahmanson for at least ten years. Usually our reviews are 5 star but this time we were disappointed with our meals. The Ahi appetizer was poor. Only two chunks and dry and tasteless. The presentation of the Oso Buco was attractive but it was also dry and lacked flavor. The scallops entree was delicious and was really the best part of the meal but the portion size of three rather small scallops and felt more like an appetizer than a main course. As we love the restaurant, our first choice, we will return again and hope for improvement.

S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, but it is very expensive.

BS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time at Drago Centro. The excellent service, pleasant, beautiful surroundings and excellent food will have us coming back yet again.

JG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We miss Italy but a trip to spectacular Drago Centro makes up for it.... incredible food, great view and wonderful atmosphere

C
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to Drago! Ordered an osso buco special which was delicious and a beautiful presentation!
Service is always attentive. Always a special evening.....and a perfect start to the evening before a Disney Hall concert.

w
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service and a great table outside by the fountain. Pleasant and quiet. A bit pricey.

JH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! The service was exceptional, the food was fantastic and the atmosphere was perfect. I would highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to coming back.

CB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A truly enjoyable evening!

Thank You!

The Osso Buco was perfectly cooked.

l
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The service friendly and efficient and the ambience lovely and quiet. We had a great evening at Drago

f
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot before going to the theater! Free shuttle located outside of the restaurant. The food is great. The wait staff is superb.

s
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was great food, mood..for me. everything was good.

JS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff went over the top to provide a great experience for us, THANK YOU!!!

PF
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High end business fare but appropriately so. The service was great, but could still use some tuning. I'm just asking that when serving, it's appropriate to not reach in front of someone as they maybe in part of an important conversation. That's all.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a delightful experience at Drago Centro.

r
Los Angeles
173 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a really nice lunch here, normally we go for dinner but couldn't make it that night to celebrate a birthday.
I ordered my favorite pasta pappardelle since it's usually so great and it did not disappoint. I am always curious about the other pastas but have never tried them before, this time I did two pasta dishes. Besides the pappardelle I ordered the linguine and clams. It was very good but it seemed to lack a little bit of flavor, it needed more garlic or salt. Glad I tried both. My husband had the halibut he said it was really tasty. We enjoyed the drinks we ordered. Dessert was nice also.
Our server was very nice and helpful. This always help make a meal enjoyable. So happy we were able to dine there.

AA
Chicago
8 reviews