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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Garganelli Pasta, Pork Sausage, Parmesan, Wild Fennel Seeds
Il Branzino in Padella
Pan roasted Mediterranean bass, artichokes and clams
Halibut, Parsnip Puree, Asparagus, Cherry Tomatoes, Turnips, Fennel Seeds
Great ambiance, owner of the place was attentive and extremely helpful.
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
It was a great experience/ staff was great and server was excellent
Good food slow Inattentive service
Great location excellent food. And service
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!
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.
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!
Italian tapas. Portions are ridiculously small. Definitely not worth the price we paid for.
Great outdoor patio setting to enjoy happy hour with friends.
It was nice
Celebrating closing on my first home.
Awesome spot for any occasions.
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!!!!
Both my wife and I loved the restaurant. Food was very good. The service was very good. We enjoyed our dinner, highly recommend
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 !
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.
This restaurant is the gem of downtown! Everyone thinks they know Italian (given the many choices in DTLA), but Drago Centro is far and away the very best that Italy and Los Angeles have to offer. And the VIP wine dinner events are curated by Mark Sadr and Celestino Drago in such a way that truly no other restaurant in SoCal can compete.
Always awesome experience!!!
The bar has deteriorated badly . . drinks awful, watered . . service staff watching soccer game the whole time . . bartender pandering us about new 'mixology' as explanation for poor drinks. Absolutely terrible. In contrast, the dining experience - as in the past - was as good as it gets. Waiter was knowledgeable, helpful, prompt but not pushing . . perfect! And the food was - again, as ususual - the very, very best. Our 1st choice for DTLA dining - and only 2 blocks from our home. . .
Great food and wine!
First time to this restaurant and we were floored by the food, extremely friendly and attentive staff and simply amazing dishes! Very pleasant, upscale dining-room, everything was tip top! It’s our new favorite Italian place!
Had a lovely evening, the staff were all wonderful. The ambiance is quite nice and they have a good selection of wines as well. Unfortunately I had the handkerchief pasta w/ lump crab meat. It was a bit fishy and I should have sent it back. Today I am definitely feeling the regret of that decision.
Delicious and pleasant
Food Was great! Service level was odd not used to being asked by waiter to put all drinks and food in at start of meal! Then also asking if we wanted it coursed out! Great one time experience for food! But will not be back!
Wonderful food and service.
We were celebrating a birthday and tried several dishes. The burrata with prosciutto was fantastic to start. We shared. The portion was generous. The pappardelle with pheasant was so good we look forward to having it again. They had a special pasta with truffles that was also really worth a try, but our favorite was the Branzino - prepared to perfection!!!
The desserts are exceptional. The "Il Cioccolato and the cannolis" made for special birthday celebration. I would highly recommend Drago Centro
Excellent food for all courses. Seared Octopus was incredible, 2 amazing pasta dishes, and 2 incredible deserts (tiramisu and chocolotta). A fantastic dinner experience.
Exceptional food and service!
Drago is absolutely one of the finest restaurants in Los Angeles. The food and the service are consistently of the highest quality, and all at a price that won't break the bank. Drago's sommelier Mark is amazing! His deep love and appreciation of wines is evident by his formidable knowledge of every wine he pours. We have been coming here for years, and hope to be coming here for many years to come. Always a tremendous pleasure.
Came in with higher expectations
gotta say food and service was top notch. great attention to detail and the food was magnificent.
Amazing food. From the appetizer to desert everything cook to perfection.
Service was great! The server was very knowledgeable and made the right recommendations for a pleasant meal! Thank you!
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.
Drago never fails - food and service are top of the line! the GM is terrific! Favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. Great wine selections.
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.
great place for a nice dinner!
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.
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 3371 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.