Drago Centro

4.7
3370 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 3370 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Came in with higher expectations

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

gotta say food and service was top notch. great attention to detail and the food was magnificent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. From the appetizer to desert everything cook to perfection.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! The server was very knowledgeable and made the right recommendations for a pleasant meal! Thank you!

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Wiley
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal. The pulpo salad is very good- very few places in LA know how to cook pulpo. The venison and steak were also very good. This, of course is one of my favorite restaurants. In L A. They deliver not only great food but the service is impecable-attentive without being intrusive. Another plus is that you can talk not shout. The music is in the background not blasting like many other places in LA. It’s also a beautiful restaurant. What else can you ask for.

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vipToEatisEnough
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drago never fails - food and service are top of the line! the GM is terrific! Favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. Great wine selections.

MD
MyannaD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very nice service and ambience! Excellent wine selection and service. Only thing to hope for: let's all start going out more soon for more social interaction! This would be the place to start.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

great place for a nice dinner!

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JoannaC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here and definitely coming back. It was a recommendation by a friend and it did not disappoint. Everything we ordered tasted so good, my absolute favorite was the parppadelle pasta. I can't wait to try the other ones! Drinks were good and weren't too pricey either. Parking is validated and free. The service was great, our waiter was very nice.

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DonG
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfection always. From the moment you walk in to the moment you leave, it feels like family.

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tvsp
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

we realize that restaurants are just starting to open again. we expect some "hiccups" as we are all a bit slower (in a good way) and rusty. Excellent food.

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SherryS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine were both good. It was nice to be out again.

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vipExceptional
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piero Selvaggio is the ultimate host - welcoming, warm, and attentive. Our server, Collin, was also quite gracious. The food is reliably delicious and we are never disappointed!

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vipCleve
Portland
43 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Our Italian wine was excellent and memorable. Otherwise, I would not recommend this establishment. Our high priced ribeye steak for two was over cooked (a cardinal sin at a fine dining restaurant), and a poor cut of beef (sin #2). The service was not attentive or particularly interested in our experience, even though the place was only half full. You have better options.

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ValerieM
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was amazing, service was a little lacking. The server kept passing by our table and not speaking to us, but the table of women got special treatment the entire visit.
I understand being understaffed, but passing by the table and not checking in was unacceptable to me.

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MerM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sublime food served in a twinkling jewel box. Stupendous service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my Wife and I. Wonderful experience, outstanding service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my wife’s birthday. It was a very pleasurable event. The food was fantastic. My wife told me that Drago’s is her favorite Italian restaurant.

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CaronR
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Food, Upscale Ambiance & Impeccable Service! 5 Stars!
***If you don't Uber-Lift then make sure when turning onto 5th Street that you move immediately into the righthand lane as the underground parking entrance is right after the turn & easily missed! And take your ticket to be validated in Drago Centro. The elevator to Drago is on the right side at the end of the parking lot.
ENJOY THE ROMANCE OF FOOD & WINE!

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MiraF
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed this restaurant. The dish I order was delicious with lots of tasty flavors and seasonings.

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vipluv2dine
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful dinner. Excellent food & wine. Attentive service.

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evelynq
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner for my birthday at Drago Centro and the staff was beyond accommodating. We had a group of 8 which turned into 9 and the restaurant hostess made sure to accommodate my party. During our dining experience, the service was spectacular. 10 out of 10 dining experiences!

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CS01
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were celebrating a graduation and looking forward to our dinner given some reviews.
I got the fish and it wasn’t good, it gave me an upset stomach. I was left wondering if it was cooked right.
My family got different pastas and weren’t happy either, said the sauces were salty.
Our kids are 21+, and I get that they card younger adults but the server made a comment about my daughter’s ID cause it was from out of state, as in its validity. I found that a little bit insulting. I looked at him, like are you kidding me. I offered to show him my ID as it’s from the same state in order to prove it was not a fake.
But he just laughed. What a jerk, his attitude was inappropriate.
So, I’m not sure if it was an off night, but it was over priced for the quality. A $400+ dinner should not leave you with regret.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipDacos
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in DTLA

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vipYumm
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service by Mark.
Great wine list.
Food was to be expected. Nothing over the top wow. Was good. Portions tend to be smaller here. More to do with plate art in my opinion.

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PeterP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this should be a 3 star Michelin restaurant! IT IS THE BEST!

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vipStan
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the menu isn't as extensive as before, everything was still very good.

DM
DinoM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality, well prepared and presented food. Very good service. Good cleanliness and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was great!

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michael
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was merely superb. The service was friendly and attentive. Great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio is BEAUTIFUL just before sunset. They were playing a great Motown playlist which made happy and sway in my seat. The customer service was wonderful— very kind people. The food blew my mind! The best ribeye steak I’ve EVER had. The tiramisu was also the best I’ve tasted.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Waiters and staff were exceptional! Food was delicious. Customer next to our table was making a big deal and ruined my experience a little but not the restaurant’s fault in anyway. Thank you, would come again

JD
JohnD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service. The waitress and hostess was very attentive and ready to help

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Idm5303
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. The food was absolutely delicious, and the ambiance was great.

NH
NH101
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience overall. The waiter was awesome! Only negative is the value for price paid for the black bass special. It was a tiny portion with 4 tiny scallops of white potato. How does one leave an Italian restaurant hungry?You can do better for $38 dollars. Tks

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HalD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent (but pricey) as always!!! We had a very nice evening.

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vipharoldw
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience

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MichaelW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, very good service. The Frutti di mare pasta was excellent with very fresh ingredients.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , service, and ambiance:))

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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 3370 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.