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.
Great service and food was well prepared. Easy to meet for business meal given ambiance and noise level.
Always a consistently good spot in DTLA. No corkage on Sundays.
Literally my new favorite restaurant, I would highly recommend to anyone especially for a girls night out or a date
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
Very attentive knowledgeable service. Mellow relaxing atmosphere. Excellent food from truffles-pasta to salad to entrees to dessert. Worth a return visit.
It was our second time dining at your restaurant. We loved it! Can’t wait to return
Has been & continues to be a reliable, delicious, elegant dining experience.
We love going to Drago. We celebrated our wedding rehearsal dinner there and have been back many times for anniversaries.
Food was outstanding. Service was great. Definitely recommend.
Amazing food and service. We’re definitely going back.
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!
Always a nice civilized restaurant and a delicious meal. Good wines by the glass. Great for dinner before the theater or the LA Phil.
A class act from start to finish. One of the best breast of Duck I have ever had!
Excellent service and food. Loved this place. Will be back
One of the best meals I have ever had.
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.
Excellent food and service, but it is very expensive.
Our second time at Drago Centro. The excellent service, pleasant, beautiful surroundings and excellent food will have us coming back yet again.
We miss Italy but a trip to spectacular Drago Centro makes up for it.... incredible food, great view and wonderful atmosphere
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.
Delicious food, excellent service and a great table outside by the fountain. Pleasant and quiet. A bit pricey.
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.
A truly enjoyable evening!
The Osso Buco was perfectly cooked.
The food was excellent. The service friendly and efficient and the ambience lovely and quiet. We had a great evening at Drago
Perfect spot before going to the theater! Free shuttle located outside of the restaurant. The food is great. The wait staff is superb.
it was great food, mood..for me. everything was good.
Staff went over the top to provide a great experience for us, THANK YOU!!!
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.
It’s always a delightful experience at Drago Centro.
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.