Drago Centro

4.6
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.6
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4.2
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SB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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!

HW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

PS
Los Angeles
484 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful experiences ar Drago. The best in town!

t
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

OT
Los Angeles
2 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
5 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
112 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
66 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
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A first visit for four of us. Busy Saturday night; but they were very good about honoring our reservation; we were seated before very long. We all enjoyed our food. Good cocktails, good wine list. A definite Would Go Again.

OT
Los Angeles
151 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Food was great. Service poor. Three hours for dinner then bill error.

D
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were disappointed with our most recent dining experience and have been to Drago 2 times prior. We were early for our reservation, but were not seated until 20 minutes after the reserved time, which was quite annoying. The tables for two are much too close together to enjoy and have a decent conversation. You're almost forced to have a conversation with an unknown neighbor. It was my wife's birthday and I noted it on the reservation, but she unfortunately did not enjoy dinner. We won't be returning. Maybe others have a different experience, however, this was not a good night at Drago for us. The server was fairly good, but again, too tight of a space to really enjoy. Thanks.

MY
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food on point
great atmosphere:)
Very impressive
Seared scallops and black truffle fettucini too die for

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The dessert menu wasn’t that great. It needs something more enticing and more variety.

AR
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Hectic environment, great service, good food and drink.

PS
Los Angeles
484 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants in Los Angeles.

E
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great truffle pasta!!

R
Miami
62 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with authentic italian food on its best level!! Pasta with white truffle were outstanding! Pulpo and Scallops are yummy !! Service was very nice and kind!!

OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was under level, I had to ask 4x to get salt and pepper. Meal was tasteless and they did not offer parmesan cheese or fresh pepper as you would expect at an italian restaurant

PS
Los Angeles
484 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome experience!!!

D
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This might've been the worst dining experience I've ever had -- the drinks we ordered didn't come until after a third reminder.....the food was abysmal. If I ever have another person suggest going to this restaurant for a meeting, I'll decide to not work with them (ahead of the meeting) due to their poor judgement.

UC
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dining and becoming one of our regular prior to attending performances at Disney Hall.

SM
Miami
1 review