Drago Centro

4.7
3360 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3360 people are saying
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Candace
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and everything was amazing. The food was amazing as well. I would most definitely go back.

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LAWoman
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful space, great food selection, service super slow due to pandemic no doubt.

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BKL123
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding and the service is attentive and efficient. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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EllenG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delectable and beautifully presented. Very creative. Service could not have been better.

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Srice
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parpadelle and Chianti was spectacular. Great presentations and service.

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normaa
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Burrata appetizer was amazing and so was our entrees. The vibe on the outside patio with twinkle lit trees was romantic and beautiful. We got a corner table away from the rest of the tables so it was the perfect setting for a nice evening out. I will definitely be going back.

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ThomasG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The DineLA menu was delicious from start to finish. We were also recommended a fantastic red wine to match the food! 10/10 would come back to explore other parts of the menu.

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vipMark
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and really fantastic wine service from Mark. A lovely restaurant.

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AlexP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best overall meals my wife and myself have ever had!

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RogerM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Server was not attentive. Took our orders in the beginning and that was the last time really hearing from the guy, besides the time he came over to tell us that our orders had been pushed back for some reason. Long waiting period between the appetizer and main course. The table next to us (which had ordered their entrees right after us) had already finished their main course when our appetizer was just removed from the table. Different server or busser would serve or clear the table for us instead of our actual server who had taken the orders in the beginning. Had to make it to another place with no more time to wait for dessert which could probably take another hour or so given the lackluster service up to that point. Kindly waved the busser down to ask for the check so that we could leave. Overall, good quality food; just horrible service and vibe.

JM
vipJamesM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and attentive.
Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, knowledge, wine list, food and wine pairing, and the real Italian pasta experience are second to none in DTLA.

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RobH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best plates of pasta that I’ve ever had. Fettuccini with wild mushrooms and shaved black truffles was fantastic.

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Music
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piero and team are the best. Outstanding as always. And everything served with a smile. Thank you.

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Katie
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lukewarm on staff, strange behavior and unpredictable service of requests. Some items were served quickly and others took a long time. Spotty service and server attitude was peculiar.
Good food and nice atmosphere.

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jgoofy21
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The truffle chicken is amazing. A must try. Service was impeccable and on point.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute best dinner. Our go-to when in town. Free icious food. Great server.

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traveler
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Helpful waiter. Great food options.

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bruced
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating available, excellent service and food, as usual.

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vipFrancis
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite "go to" restaurants in downtown. The food is always impeccable, and service is refined. Helmed by two legends in the industry, it is always an enjoyable experience to dine at this institution.

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vipToEatisEnough
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to deliver the best Italian food in Los Angeles. Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, owner of the place was attentive and extremely helpful.

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GHOST
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heat place to have nice dinner that tastes as good as it looks, with the service to match! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed

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vipDannyD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience/ staff was great and server was excellent

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BrianM
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Good food slow Inattentive service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piero and Celestino run a beautiful restaurant the history behind the people who made this dining experience possible runs deep in the old local LA restauranteur history. Every single plate and dish on this menu has been curated to a museum level quality of a culinary experience. Seasonally they are able to dynamically change the menu to bring authentic traditional Italian fare with a contemporary twist. Lovely place lovely food. This place would definitely make the Michelin guide, they might have to do some crazy molecular gastronomy twists for them to be up for a star but right now they definitely at least make the guide. Drago Centro is unmatched as far as downtown LA fine dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and remarkable experience.

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vipralph
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location excellent food. And service

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vipslw1
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely high end Italian fine dining with service at its best. The appetizers not to be missed are the langoustine carpaccio and octopus. Salmon and skin cooked to perfection! Great cocktails and a superb and reasonably priced wine selection. No gimmicks here!

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vipjoeandrobin
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food and a very helpful wine director. Great lower priced wines as well as well known superior wineries are available. Just had a lobster and fettucini dish which was so good I wanted to rub it in my hair. Also a light red wine from southern Italy that was pointed out by the wine director. We had a fabulous and affordable dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We decided to visit Drago for our honeymoon dinner and it was amazing! The food was great and the drinks were outstanding! We really enjoyed it and at the end when we got dessert, they surprised us by writing Congratulations in chocolate and it was so cute! Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Italian tapas. Portions are ridiculously small. Definitely not worth the price we paid for.

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DonnaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio setting to enjoy happy hour with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was nice

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating closing on my first home.

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vipPS01
Los Angeles
530 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot for any occasions.

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vipKatrinaL
Atlanta
49 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was impeccable each course was extremely delicious. Nice classy setting. Would definitely go back food quality was amazing, wish portions was slightly more but overall outstanding!!!!

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LarryH
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both my wife and I loved the restaurant. Food was very good. The service was very good. We enjoyed our dinner, highly recommend

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vipCoffeelvrs
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and food. The only thing I recommend is not taking an SUV if you want to be able to park underground. Otherwise it was excellent !

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vippinkpainter
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was great, but the service was sub par. We brought one bottle of red wine and purchased a bottle of white. They only gave us glasses for the white. We had to use the glasses we used for the white when we switched to red. Also the waiter served my food to my son and gave me an empty plate for his steak which he place in front of my son. When I asked where my dish was, the langostino appetizer, he pointed the plate in front of my son. My son thought it was just greenery for the steak. Anyway, even though he had put a large piece of meat on the plate, the waiter just had me switch with my son. He should have offered to get me a new order of The langostino. He made the mistake and as the langostino is very white and matched the plate it was hard to tell what it was.
I also had a problem in that I asked for the wine list and never received one. I ordered the wrong wine because I didn’t get to see the wine list. I was not happy with the service at all. I did enjoy all the food. The Langostino appetizer was very good and I tasted the streak and it was perfect. I also loved the olive bread. But I won’t go back, even though it is one of my favorite restaurants until the service improves.

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You can order delivery directly from Drago Centro using the Order Online button. Drago Centro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 228-8998.

Drago Centro is rated 4.7 stars by 3360 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.