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Drago Centro, Los Angeles, CA

Drago Centro

4.8
4.8
3650 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.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:15 pm Bar Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:15 pm
  • Phone number
    (213) 228-8998
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Celestino Drago
  • Private party facilities
    We have a variety of options to host your private event. Please contact us at (213) 228-8998 for additional information.-Flower Room seats up to 16 guests-Vault Room seats up to 42 guests-Garden Room seats up to 60 guests for a sit down dinner and accommodates 110 for cocktail reception.-Glass room accommodates 50 for a cocktail reception.
  • Private party contact
    Betty Cardenas: (213) 228-8998
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    In City National Plaza between 5th & 6th street.
  • Parking details
    The entrance to the underground parking structure is located on 525 South Flower Street (South-West corner of 5th and Flower Street). Valet parking is located inside the parking structure on Level A. Elevator access to Drago Centro from Level A is provided. Please bring white parking ticket with you to receive 4hrs free parking validation.
  • Public transit
    We are conveniently located near the 7th Street/Metro Center Station which provides access to the Red, Purple, Blue, and Expo Metro Rail Lines.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,650 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Good for business meals

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Great for fine wines

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Italian

3,650 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for my birthday and it was so perfect. The food was amazing the wait staff attentive and the recommendations from them wonderful.

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  2. BelindaS

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had some friends visiting from Italy, so I took them to Drago's for dinner, and they "loved" it. Of course. I knew that they would.

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  3. MichaelB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service in a beautiful room where my guest snd I could hear each other without raising our voice. All I wanted snd more. I cannot wait to become a “regular.”

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  4. GCCC

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous night out! Food and service was terrific. We sat on the patio so our party had a corner to ourselves.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great but our server must have been overwhelmed or new. We sat down at 8pm and didn’t get our cocktails till 8:22 and they were brought by the bartender thankfully.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant is impeccable and immaculate. The staff are extraordinarily professional, but the food is overpriced for the size of the plates. Also, there was a wait to order our food once seated which was puzzling as they were pretty empty on a Monday at noon. Once received, my food was delicious. I had the Wide fettuccini, roasted pheasant and morels mushrooms sauce. My coworker had the salmon which he said was overcooked and it did look dry.

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  7. DanielF

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Italian food in a great environment and service. Great before the symphony or show.

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  8. servicematters

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fab dinner at Drago. They never disappoint.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! We had caesar salad, grilled octopus and branzino. More than enough for 2 older people to share. Our waiter was very attentive and guided us as to what to order. The host was amazing in that the parking garage, which is free when validated, was very difficult to find. I called around 4 times for directions and the young lady was extremely friendly. I would definitely recommend Drago Centro to anyone that enjoys fabulous and creative food!

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  10. Janet

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was as usual good. The restaurant just does not disappoint.

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  11. RobertC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Been eating here for lunch often for years and I can only imagine the dinner experience is wonderful too. Excellent pastas and appetizer options with stellar service. Highly suggest!

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  12. Cdopera

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We like this restaurant a lot. Always stop there when we are in LA

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  13. Voyager

    Montana

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Their signature dish is. Pheasant pappardelle. It was very good

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  14. LauraGB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drago never disappoints. This is where I will bring my work team for lunch and celebrations. The staff is amazing and always, always friendly and professional. The food is prepared deliciously and presentation is always beautiful. I just love Drago!

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  15. ColeenR

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It as a lovely evening with great service, meal and ambiance.

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  16. bruced

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easy to park, welcoming, excellent food and service, a little pricey, easy to converse around the table.

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  17. MaribelC

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was very excited to try Chef Celestino Drago’s restaurant. My friends and I enjoyed our entire dining experience. The restaurant is beautiful with its decor, and is spacious with lots of light. The ambiance is unpretentious. It’s a wonderful place to gather with a group of friends large or small or have date night with that special someone. The service was impeccable, very attentive to all our needs, accommodating, and so warm and friendly with smiles all around. Chef Drago is very kind and welcoming! He took the time to chat with us and other patrons making sure we were enjoying our dinners. Now for the food/drinks/desserts - delicious, superb, and will not disappoint!! The flavors and textures were so heavenly with each bite. The hardest thing might to be deciding what to order because the menu had many options. Some things we ordered was the salumi, shorts ribs, carbonara, lump crab pasta and desserts galore. For a cocktail, order the Polly. It tastes as beautiful as it looks. Buon appetito!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I went here with high anticipation and expectations. The location was a three-minute walk from the Westin, which was very convenient. I was welcomed by the Maitre'd, who I later learned had the same name as me (Silvio), so we had more conversations in Italian and English. I sat at the bar with Emanuele as my bartender and server. We conversed also in both languages. The food was terrific. I had an arugula and artichoke salad with shaved Parmigiano that had a delicate dressing. My "napkin" past with crabmeat and pesto was divine, and I had a glass of beautiful Italian varietals with each course. Then I treated myself to the Canolo--incredible. Emanuele also treated me to a glass of Amaro as a an after dinner tonic/digestivo. All in all, Buonissimo!

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  19. MrBoris

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Its been my experience that Drago Centro is always solid and everything is always delicious.

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  20. katieg

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They made our friend’s birthday amazing and we had a great time!

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  21. SallyB

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Drago Centro is a favorite of mine! Had to give less than a perfect rating because the service was a bit off this time.

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  22. PSWeekender

    Los Angeles

    77 reviews

    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drago Centro is always a great meal, great wines (rely on the sommelier) and even deserts (love the Cannoli which had C. Drago's own spin). Pasta as an intermediate course (Pheasant ragu and cacio e pepi.

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  23. BrianA

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Ambience lovely. Portions reasonable and tasty.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our dining experience. Service was great. Wonderful birthday dinner with lots of yummy additions!

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  25. Mike

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately it took 45-60 minutes to get our main entrées. It was a work/client lunch, so I didn’t want to make a scene, but the waiter was non-communicative regarding the delay. Food was fantastic as always but experience was marred by the slow service.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, very quiet while we were there and food overall was good would definitely recommend this place to others

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  27. Jaclyn

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love Drago Centro. The service and food are divine. My go-to when dining downtown.

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  28. Dwo127

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience here for a work dinner. The food, wine and service was incredible. Highly recommend!

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  29. Lincoln

    New Mexico

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Horrible experience. I had brought a group as I’ve had incredible service and was mortified about our experience. Mortified!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited our office in Inglewood, and at the last minute, I tried to find an Italian restaurant I had in mind in downtown LA. I stumbled upon this restaurant. Unsure of its high-class status, we didn't dress up, feeling a bit embarrassed initially. However, we thought, why not? We have the means to dine at luxurious places, and we can dress appropriately if we plan ahead. Oh, sorry, I digressed. Anyway, let me tell you about the food at Drago Centro; it was delicious! I enjoyed every dish they offered, and I promise we'll return for more. I'm particularly fond of carpaccio, and I must say, I've never had it this good before. Drago Centro has earned the top spot on my favorite list for this dish.

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  31. OutaTime

    San Joaquin

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place across the street from Hilton. Went here with a reservation 2 hours prior to an event, which we were assured was plenty of time, as our waiter even asked if we had any plans for the evening when he came to take our order. Food was excellent when served but service was a bit slow with getting our main course about 75min after we arrived. Still good food, so would visit again, but not if I have somewhere to be afterwards.

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  32. RickyRacer

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous dinner, friendly staff, and a gem downtown that shouldn't be  overlooked

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  33. Sukita

    Los Angeles

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always my favorite Italian restaurant downtown and my clients. We go there every time for lunch when I meet with them. Thank you for a great service and delicious food.

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  34. JaniceF

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Zero complaints! Both the food and service was outstanding. Will definitely return.

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  35. JimboSlice

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I normally eat at the Jonathan Club. Drago Centro is my go-to for Monday nights when the JC does not serve. The menu has more variety than the JC, and the food is every bit as good. I may have to switch matters up more often.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently amazing experience every time we go here. The food and atmosphere are top notch. You can’t go wrong with the chicken entree!!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bisque was below average, , seafood risotto was overcooked and flavor less, short ribs and panzanela were alright but nothing special, most 8pm reservations were on a 15 minutes waitlist!!?? , really disappointed

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  38. Currentemployee

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The noise level is loud, not energetic. The food was tremendous but more than a little pricy! It was very good for Valentines dinner. My wife really enjoyed everything we had.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and the service and atmosphere was number one… highly recommend Drago Centroid to everyone..

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Reserved a table 2 weeks in advance, had my time set for 6:45pm, we got there at 6:54pm, there’s a 15 minute grace period so after finding and walking from the underground parking it was 6:54 when we checked in, we didn’t get seated until 7:30pm, not sure what’s the point of a reservation if that wasn’t honored. Food was great, prices were great, just thought the beginning of my time there was a bit annoying.

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FAQs

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 4.8 stars by 3650 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Drago Centro

525 S. Flower St., Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Additional information

  • Cross street
    In City National Plaza between 5th & 6th street.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:15 pm Bar Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:15 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    The entrance to the underground parking structure is located on 525 South Flower Street (South-West corner of 5th and Flower Street). Valet parking is located inside the parking structure on Level A. Elevator access to Drago Centro from Level A is provided. Please bring white parking ticket with you to receive 4hrs free parking validation.
  • Public transit
    We are conveniently located near the 7th Street/Metro Center Station which provides access to the Red, Purple, Blue, and Expo Metro Rail Lines.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Celestino Drago
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (213) 228-8998
  • Private party facilities
    We have a variety of options to host your private event. Please contact us at (213) 228-8998 for additional information.-Flower Room seats up to 16 guests-Vault Room seats up to 42 guests-Garden Room seats up to 60 guests for a sit down dinner and accommodates 110 for cocktail reception.-Glass room accommodates 50 for a cocktail reception.
  • Private party contact
    Betty Cardenas: (213) 228-8998
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