Drago Centro

4.7
3335 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 3335 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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

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Idm5303
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NH101
Atlanta
27 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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haroldw
Los Angeles
4 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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Sandi
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our hostess Jenny was wonderful! We had a party of 12. She set us up with two separate two beautiful Cabana's which was absolutely perfect. Literally the first time our family could be together and everything was seamless. She made our experience really lovely. The food absolutely delicious. I recommend the pheasant ragu. Highly recommend Drago Centro. We loved it.

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KyleM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was a hit, perfectly seasoned. Will go back for the fennel seed pasta

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ChristineN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drago is a class-act but not pretentious. Highly recommend for date nights, parties or just when you want something special. Favorite place in Los Angeles!

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CaCaldLA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best. All of the Drago brothers restaurants are fantastic. This one is my favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first time dining out with our newborn. We were nervous but the team at Drago were wonderful and our son did great. Attentive and kind everyone was great. Food was super tasty!

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BrianM
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Haven’t eaten at Drago for over a year. They’ve done a great job adapting to Covid. I had my favorite double ribeye at my favorite table. Great food great service in downtown LA. Don’t forget the cannolis for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time at the restaurant. Service and food wS exceptional. We had a great time and will return again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piero and his staff are exceptional at what they do. This restaurant has become a favorite of mine after multiple flawless dining experiences, the food is at a quality and consistency that you usually only receive at a Michelin starred dining institution. The wine list is extensive and diverse with an obvious focus on Italian reds, but as ecclesiastical as rare and as highly valued vintages as certain Argentinian Malbecs that I wouldn’t dare name drop for fear they’d be out next time I dined here.

I recommend any of the carpaccios, the shaved artichoke salad, the agnolotti, and any of the larger mains. The kitchen is impressive in both their ability to blend traditional and contemporary authentic Italian cuisine, and their top tier quality and service. Bravo. Highly Recommended.

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Dre123
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portions are small but similar to what you’d find in Italy. Incredibly tasteful. Perfect date spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst experienced we had...let's just say if you are not a party of 4 or more, they won't notice you are there. The hostess waa nice but that's it!
Daniel our waiter only came by twice... To take our order and then to ask if we wanted drinks.
Our food didn't come out until an hour later, our drinks we're wrong.
When asked for a manager, he came and just apologized and ignored us kept attending the large party only.
This was our anniversary and it's was just disappointing!

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Price
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I’ve been going to celestino’s restaurants for as long as I can remember. My boyfriends mother flew in from the east coast so of course for my birthday she wanted to take me there. Food was great but the service was a real issue. It was my birthday dinner, they rushed the appetizers out before we even got our drinks, getting water took us asking our waiter 4 times, then they brought the entrees out when we had not even finished our appetizers or barely started on drinks. So feeling rushed wasn’t great (especially because I saw tables opening left and right). I observed the nice manager go up and either greet or inquire about people’s meals yet he... forgot? to come to ours. As I was eating my entree the bussers came by and took bfs and his moms plate and left mine. This may be old school but etiquette (especially at fine dining like a celestino restaurant) is forever. To take 2/3 plates and leave one made me feel incredibly rushed and was frankly inappropriate. My bfs mom arranged for a birthday dessert and they forgot. It really was thing after thing. You can call me at 3109009791 if you’d like to talk about it. My expectations from a celestino restaurant have been diminished... I wanted to contact you here rather than publicly. I was upset for being unnecessarily rushed as well as bringing my bfs mother to a restaurant that we’ve only spoken very highly of. We walked out very dissatisfied to say the least.

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vipSpaghettini
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. Never disappointed.

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GardenGal
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was delicious! Great place to get together with friends

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MatthewW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! The food and the service were stellar! We cannot wait to return! Beautiful, classy space, with amazing Italian food!

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vipHelenS
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and loved it! Very attentive high level service, delicious pasta and appetizers, and great wine. Very nice location and upscale atmosphere. Would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a MUST. Steak was full of so much flavor it was almost too good to be true. Service was just as great. I will be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a yummy experience. Not too many patrons, Pierro was the SWEETEST. He made sure my date and I were well taken care of the entire evening.
It was our first time and we’ll definitely be back.

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Zenun
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The minestrone was bland and their Salmon wasn't really anything special. I won't be going back.

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TinaA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really liked it

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vipBigG
Los Angeles
219 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

My server seemed overwheled. Constantly needed to be flagged down after not coming to the table for 15 minutes at a time. And when I ordered another glass of wine, it took another 15 minutes until I got it, and that only happened since I remined him. No manger seemed to exist. They need to have more staff. Very very poor. I am used to Drago's other places and never have I seen such poor management.

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FrancescoCuzakis
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience, food is superb and of course service with Marc is excellent
thank you......

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vipralph
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and delicious experience

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic to be out again! Food and service were impeccable. 🌷

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RossP
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My lamb loin dish came cold. The second it was hot but relatively bland. The truffle crusted chicken breast had zero truffle flavor.

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PatriciaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic, great food and excellent service. Highly recommended

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PhiliciaH
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is so Fresh! Have dividers between seats and sit people far enough from each other. Definitely recommended.

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vipjon5cts
Los Angeles
353 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We booked what OpenTable offered as outdoor, but we were seated inside upon arrival. It was fine with us as it was a particularly chilly evening, but if you're concerned about such things, it might be something to call ahead to confirm. It is a little odd, and maybe a bit jarring to be in a place that is so capacity-restricted, but the crew is doing an excellent job to make us all comfortable. Service was exceptional.

This was our second time here and we were hopping for a tasting menu like we'd had the first time. Not sure if it's not a regular thing or just because of covid, but no worries.

The dishes we had were outstanding. Started with Mussels and Clams and we each had pasta. Il Fazzoletto (handkerchief pasta, lump crab, arugula pesto, light chili flakes) and the Gli Agnolotti di Mais Guanciale e Salvia (Agnolotti filled with corn, smoked pork cheeks and sage). I really loved the latter of the two, but both were pretty delicious.

We finished with Affogatos and also had an old fashioned to begin and glass of wine with dinner. All were perfect.

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vipDrJeff
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arguably the best restaurant in downtown LA. We were very well taken care of. Mark Sadr, the Sommelier, is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and gracious. Celestino DRAGO, the owner and chef, is very accomplished. Food was excellent. My wife’s branzino was the best she has ever had. DRAGO Centro is great for special occasions, foodies and gourmands. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves Italian food!

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Nwanyioma
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great per usual and the service was great.

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JayJordan
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I actually had a very unpleasant experience here, the food was okay at best, I wasn't happen with the pasta I ordered and didn't want to send it back and have to deal with a server who was just about non-existent.
My wife and I spent 3 hours there for the DineLA 3 course dinner and we got acknowledged by our server 4 total times the entire meal and a drink refill twice the entire meal. I can understand if it was really busy and everyone was slammed but I was acknowledged by other servers more times than our own. I used to be a server myself so I understand what it can be like but with the food wait time and us hardly ever seeing our server I just wasn't happy with the experience and I strongly regretted spending my money here.

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vipMarc
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent.

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FrancescoCuzakis
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter Marc is the best and of course all the helpers are excellent.
food, ambience and service the best.

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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 3335 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.