Drago Centro

4.5
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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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HP
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love drago and have never had a bad meal...had the tasting menu Monday and returned thursday to have it again!!!!
Fabio..Alfonso..bravo!
Best wine list ever!!!

p
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!

SD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Took my cousin for his 50th and the staff was fantastic! They were flexible and helpful with recommendations.
So nice!

PS
Los Angeles
489 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Looks like they changed many menu items... As a regular, I think the changes are horrible. Why fix what's not broken???

K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, but service was a little slow. The wait between courses could have been shorter.

GG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service at both the bar and table were wonderful. The flavors were terrific. We are long time customers. We dine with you 4 to 5 times a year. The only commentary is that we have noticed that several of the entre portions appear smaller now than they were previously, which gives the impression we and other customers are getting a little less for essentially the same price.

JH
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was phenomenal--like eating in Rome. And our server (I think Stephano) was superb

LS
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was just wonderful...especially the pappardelle with pheasant and morels. Wonderful location near the music district. Service very good as well. We asked to be moved to a quitter table and they moved us immediately. On that note, our only criticism is that it is extremely noisy. Not unusual among restaurants these days, but still....

MB
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely evening! We enjoyed everything from the romantic yet roomy table to the excellent food and wine. The relative quiet of the room, which was pleasant but still buzzy, was an added plus. Definitely on our list for another date night out!

PV
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Meat portions are very small

MG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Excellent service. The pasta dishes were very good - excellent. Was very dissatisfied with the Osso Bucco. It was dry and stringy. Really spoiled the whole experience.

d
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience. The roomm is very inviti g, as well.

SB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was super tasty and expertly prepared. The scallops were the best I have ever had. The smoked cold brew bourbon drink was one of the best cocktails I have ever had. Will be back for another special occasion!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine's day dinner here was very romantic. My gf and I couldn't have asked for more. The service was impeccable. Any the food was just right for the price.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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HW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was absolutely delicious. W ordered from the tasting menu. The receptionist was very
charming and the service staff was excellent. I will be back for sure.

G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, but had to remind the waiter to bring our coffees and even then he got the order wrong. On the pricer side, but worth the experience.

M
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was excellent, but the service was slow and inattentive

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice dinner, good food. Not so crowded, pleasant experience

PS
Los Angeles
489 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful experiences ar Drago. The best in town!

t
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I have been a fan of Drago Centro for several years. There food is delicious and their service is really good.
My most recent experience was, in some ways, a little disappointing. The menu has changed and does not offer as many choices. Also the entree portions were noticebly smaller.

I was wondering if this restaurant was under different management and/or if there is a new chef.

Still one of my favorite choices in downtown Los Ageles

TT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Best service in dtla. Waitstaff never once interrupted the table conversation. Love it!

MF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing

P
Los Angeles
118 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food! The staff was thoughtful, attentive and knowledgeable. Wonderful restaurant!

CR
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Our server was rarely around we had to wait 15 mins. to place our order another 20 to get our bill. I was with clients and the lunch took almost two hours with all of the waiting.

AS
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The service was incredibly slow. We found ourselves having to ask for food, drinks, the checks on multiple occasions.

WL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent.

PK
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

My feelings about this restaurant are mixed. Some of our food was excellent--the basil spaghetti, sausage rigatoni, and beet salad were fabulous. However the burrata antipasti was disappointing--it was just bland. The burrata itself was good quality, but that's all you could taste. The eggplant was undetectable. Also--and this is probably the only time I've ever said this--the gelato just wasn't very good. Honestly, I didn't think it was worth the calories. So regarding the food, choose wisely and you can have a GREAT meal. Regarding the service, we had an adorable waiter, but the food and beverage delivery by other staff members was way off. The courses came too quickly and the wine too slowly. We didn't get our wine until we had finished our first course. I think the staff just needs some coaching and it would improve the experience significantly.

EM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Checked out Drago for restaurant week. Ordered the pork belly. Really wasn't flavorful and didn't fall apart. The lentils it was paired with just didn't jive.

MM
San Francisco
114 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Nice vibe and good menu but service was not up to par and food was mediocre at best. Buratta appetizer was skimpy and boring. Sausage pasta was dry and tasteless. Waiter never got to our table and manager had to pick it up. Wine list is way overpriced on the by the glass selections. Would not go back.

HP
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed and if you enjoy fine wine fo not miss the opportunity to splurge on a special selection that Fabio will be sure to select!

f
Los Angeles
47 reviews