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About Drago Centro

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.

525 S. Flower St., Suite 120
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
In City National Plaza between 5th & 6th street.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 228-8998

Website:
http://www.dragocentro.com/

Parking Details:
The entrance to the underground parking structure is located on the South-West corner of 5th and Flower Streets. Valet parking is located inside the parking structure on Level A. Elevator access to Drago Centro from Level A is provided.

Lunch Valet: 11am - 5pm: $5 for 3 hours maximum.

Dinner Valet: 5pm - 3am: Free for 4 hours maximum.

Guests who stay beyond the validated hours will be charged the posted rates.

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.

Executive Chef:
Celestino Drago

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Drago Centro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (25)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Romantic (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
Worth the Drive (13)
Authentic (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Cozy (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fun (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
People Watching (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Casual (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Seasonal (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Scenic View (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
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Local Ingredients (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

First time visit. Great food, great service, great venue. Would be 5 Stars but bar service while waiting to be sat could use the same excellent service as the restaurant. Overall a great place. Will definitely be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We enjoyed that our table was romantic and cozy and had a great view of the city. The service was great and food was tasty

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Dinner before music center event

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I Love the pasta here. The burrrata is also good. I’m not a fan of the tiramisu tho.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Kinda disappointing. Friendly professional service. Great wine. Risotto was good but not special. Dessert was disappointing. Lavender gelato tasted to soapy.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

All the food was delicious and very reasonably priced for a downtown restaurant. The restaurant is beautiful but just a tiny bit on the noisy side and we were there midweek when is wasn't completely full. We had a great time and would definitely recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Consistently delicious food. Service is great from beginning to end; very helpful wait staff to keep our concert date on schedule. Be aware: construction in DTLA can cause detours so plan a little extra time to get there in time for reservation, then relax and enjoy the food!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Delicious food and wonderful wine list with impeccable service. Never any different!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food and equally great service!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was too salty. Our waiter was too solicitous - seemingly wanting us to order more food after we ordered. Not an unusual practice, but he did it too much. He also took our signed cc bill while we were still enjoying our dessert which is not very professional.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

A group of office friends and I celebrated recent birthdays at Drago and took advantage of the DineLA menu. Dining at Drago is always a pleasurable experience, but I must confess, it doesn't wow me the way it did when it first opened. Especially the DineLA menu, which like many other participants is only two courses these days, was tasty but not outstanding. We will continue to visit on occasion, and hope to rediscover some of the early Drago magic.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Outstanding. Lucky to be off street traffic. Very fine dining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We were "showing off Drago to our friends" and we were all so pleased. You are our #1 favorite in LA. We live in Laguna Niguel, and do dinner and the LA Phil. Makes for a
great memory evening. thanks for treating us so well. And Alphonso was a fantastic server.

Tags: Organic, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I have been to Drago several times and am never disappointed! This visit was to take advantage of DineLA for lunch, and while I didn't think the menu selection was great, for the price it was adequate....although a bit of dessert to end the meal would have been nice!
The service was good as always. The wait staff friendly and knowledgeable, the environment very open and clean.
We moved to the bar area after lunch, stayed awhile for cocktails..firepit and people watching, great way to end a relaxing afternoon!

One word of caution, if you park in the attached parking area watch the time!!! Parking may well cost MORE than your meal!!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Very small portions.... ;-)

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 22, 2018

this was my first time at this particular location. I brought out of country guests . made reservation way in advance. it's a very busy, too large for my taste, restaurant. perfect for after work dinners, drinks, hence the downtown business district location.
We were three women and the host ( didn't get his name, tried to give us the worse possible table, in the most traffic area. I found it rude, as there were plenty of nicely located table. but he moved us immediately, when we expressed our dislike.
The waiter was Alright, not too helpful with wine selection. The food was good, although, the menu isn't as vast as in the other locations.
I much prefer other Draco locations, in Beverly Hills and Pasadena.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great venue in the Heart of the finance district. Impeccable food, great service and ambiance is awesome.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Wife’s birthday, they were informed, but didn’t acknowledge it. Great food, great wine list.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Clearly one of L.A.'s best restaurants for people who appreciate ambiance, food and service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We went for our anniversary dinner. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience. The only downside was that the waiter ignored our side of the restaurant when a big party came in.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Awesome, fun

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was very poor. The food was just ok. The food might have seemed better, but we had to much time to think about between service. We started with a waiter and he disappeared after taking our order. From then on, it was us with various bus boys that would notice our lack of service. 25 minutes from the time they took our salad plates till they brought out Special of the night steak, left it behind the table next to ours for 5 minutes before they came to carve it table side . Not once did somebody come to ask if things were to our satisfaction. The man in the kitchen does not know the difference of ordered medium rare to serving extremely rare. 20 mins after we finished eating did somebody think to ask if we were finished. 10 minutes again till somebody would ask if we like coffee. 15 minutes later they'd ask about dessert. 15 minutes before dessert came. Empty coffee cup on the table, dessert without coffee. 25 minutes more before they asked if we would like the check. When I tried to tell the manager that the service was poor, he did not even ask how, he just turned and walked away.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Slow service. Food mediocre. They forgot to charge us for the wine. Only because we continued to sit at the table after the bill was paid, did we find out when the waiter came back and asked us what we had to drink. They should have discounted the price.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was fine, but not outstanding. Same for the service. But one can eat much better in LA at the same price. This dinner was in the "fine but not exciting and imaginative" category.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Waiter was inattentive & service was slow. Was disappointed that restaurant even forgot that I made the reservation thru open table.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food is so-so; ambience not great....feels like a convenient business lunch location downtown

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2018

VERY small portions, otherwise good

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Drago has always maintained an emphasis on tasty and healthy food under Celestino
Drago. His menus keep up to date on the seasons and also to Sicilian cuisine.
The restaurant is very contemporary attractive and maintains a dedicated clientele.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Staff was attentive, our salmon and scallops
entrees were excellent and the glassed in decor provided an enjoyable setting.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The Tuscan steak for two, accompanied by truffles mashed potatoes, along with the waiter’s reconmended red wine, was as good as a trip to Florence.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The service was refreshingly wonderful and the food was even better!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had the New Year's Eve tasting menu. It was excellent from the tartar to the filet. Would gladly recommend to anyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our server was not attentive. It was my girlfriends birthday and I expected good service based on all of the reviews.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Slow, unfriendly service. Overpriced food.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I’m from OKLAHOMA City. If you want world class steak and some of the best steak restaurants in the world, come to my city. But we lack great Italian. We don’t even have GOOD Italian, so I gravitate toward eating at Italian restaurants whenever I’m in a major metropolitan city like NY, Chicago or L.A. Tonight what I loved about Drago was A). Gorgeous restaurant without having to be dressy. Beautifully appointed. B). The menu was not overwhelming but gave a lovely variety of traditional & non-traditional choices. C). The timing of the courses was perfect. Nothing arrived before it was supposed to, thank you! D). Everything we ordered was delicious and thoughtfully plated. I started with the Crudo (sushi grade yellowtail with grapefruit segments & fennel and some “dots” of a yummy sauce. My daughter & I split the Farfalle w/vodka sauce (fantastic), and then I had the Branzino, which was cooked perfectly and not a bone to be found....My daughter devoured her salmon and her boyfriend’s truffle crusted chicken Breast must have been terrific since it was devoured completely. We had the vanilla panne cotta with roasted pears and the “donuts” for dessert. Simply divine. If I lived in downtown L.A. this would be a regular stop for me. The wine prices per glass were fairly steep, though. Maybe that’s just L.A.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Just INCREDIBLE food amazing, service espectacular, authentic Italian some of themes and the place is espectacular. Love it ! Coming back for sure

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Came with high expectations, got substandard results. Osso Bucco was as flavorless as anything I have ever eaten. It ruined my whole meal, which was really on point before that.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Enjoyed our post theater dining here. Service was excellent!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Overall, expensive but good...

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