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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
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Gli Spaghetti alla Chitarra
Basil infused, almonds, tomato and basil pesto
La Burrata con Prosciutto di Parma
Arugula, burrata cheese, tomato, aged prosciutto, aged balsamic vinegar
Layered ladyfingers, mascarpone cheese, cocoa, shaved valrhona chocolate
As always, a wonderful experience! One of the best restaurants in LA.
Exceptional service. Food above par. Perfect for an intimate dinner with friends or romantic date night.
My wife’s pasta dish was amazing. Sorry forgot the name of it
Food was amazing!! Staff was fantastic!! One of my favorite places!!
Great dinner! I am glad to see that they are still surviving these very challenging times. All outdoor seating with beautiful downtown views. They don't seem to have skipped a beat in terms of quality or execution!
Fantastic to be introduced to Celestino Drago by Piero Selvaggio...two of the most
prominent restaurateurs of their era; more than celebrity chefs.
The menu pleased both my wife and myself; and the meal was first rate throughout.
Despite his mask and shield the front waiter was amiable and on-point.
A dining experience I will remember and hope to repeat.
It was wonderful, highly recommended. My significant other and I will be returning.
Got to try a unique selection of delicious flavors (truffle pasta—why not?), but seems the option quantity was only in the minimum category. Ambiance and service were both terrific!
Excellent Italian restaurant with great wine selection. If you love Italian wines, they have wines from many regions! The octopus was amazing.
Pretty place!! We definitely liked the atmosphere. We had to be sat in the patio area because of Covid outdoor seating policy but in all honestly, Patio area was better for us.
We have been regulars at Drago for years and were so happy to see that it was open for patio dining. We went for a birthday celebration and were very pleasantly surprised to see how they've transformed their space to accommodate the current restrictions. They've done a wonderful job. The space is beautiful, the service on point and our meal was absolutely delicious. We felt that all was back to normal which in this day and age is a gift. The only criticism I would have is that while the steak dinner was tasty and cooked to perfection, the portion was very, very small. Other than that, it was a very special evening, one we hope to repeat very soon.
Really great place for date night or a Celebratoon. The outdoor vibe is perfect!
the carpaccio, salad and corn agnolotti were good. the branding was a little dry
The best restaurant my wife has ever been to. The chicken was amazing.
Amazing pasta and wine! Pasta and dried meats were good quality as well.
The manager was argumentative and rude to me and one other table. For that reason I will never return nor recommend.
Great atmosphere. Very friendly staff and great food!
I’m so very happy Drago has reopened. They are maximizing their gorgeous outdoor space and making warm summer evenings delicious again. Superb service, amazing food with glorious presentation and all in a setting perfect for a fancy dress up date or jeans with friends.
Delicious food prepared with first rate ingredients and a very talented chef. Glass enclosed patio with soaring glass windows is perfect for these times. Delightful evening.
Drago Centro has a very pleasant, sheltered, elegant outdoor patio arrangement that's perfect for a relaxing Southern California dining experience in downtown L.A. Because it's one level down from the street, you're not disturbed by vehicle or pedestrian traffic. The food, as usual, is fine Italian cuisine with contemporary touches. The DineLA menu for instance, featured basil spaghetti with a light tomato ragu and almonds. Unusual but delicious. The truffle crusted chicken breast was prepared just right -- flaky/crispy light crust and tender meat with enough truffle sauce to dress -- and the roasted peach dessert made me want to lick the plate! Only quibble (and it should be fixable): the servers were gracious but quite muddled. The wrong dishes kept being served to the wrong guests at the wrong tables. I can understand COVID-19 skittishness and perhaps these were new staff members or perhaps the table arrangements had been redone earlier in the day and they couldn't remember what's where. But at Drago Centro's price point (even for DineLA) that aspect of the evening should have gone more smoothly. Nonetheless, all my guests enjoyed themselves despite (or maybe in part because of) the mix ups. Highly recommend food and ambience; service needs a little more polish.
Perfect pandemic safe conditions. Outdoors without cars or pedestrians. Excellent food and ambience.
They did not know how to process my OpenTable award or maybe I didn't know what to do. Can you help?
Tables were far apart and I felt safe. Food was delicious!
The kitchen made it very difficult to split dishes. We ordered several items to try as many dishes as possible, but the kitchen refused to split them... -- For example, we got a bowl of soup with several spoons.... Did they expect us to eat from the same bowl like dogs??
Moms birthday great staff , Great design , great food . I had the lamb with vegetables, packed with flavors that each complimented the pallet . Definitely recommend
I made a reservation for 9:15pm. The website let me know that I have a 15min grace period without calling. I arrive at 9:24 after the hassle of parking. As my date and I enter the restaurant, they tell us that the kitchen closes at 9:30 and I need to order as soon as I sit down or I won’t be served. They said they called earlier to let me know, I didn’t get it- but even if so, that is not professional. I used to love this restaurant, but it looks like I may not be returning because of poor customer service.
It was outstanding! A definite gourmet dining experience
They are lovely here! So welcoming and nice! We shared the mixed lettuce salad and the eggplant timbale. Then we shared the
Gli Spaghetti alla Chitarra- a delicious basil pasta with a touch of tomato sauce and almonds. It was a great experience. We asked the waiter to suggest a wine and he brought a wonderful Barbera. We will visit again soon!
There was 0 service provided. It took 45 minutes for them to take our drink order, then I needed to call them over 3 more times to get through the meal. They then “accidentally” charged me for an extra bottle of wine and hadn’t included an itemized receipt with the check. I was shocked at how basics were such a challenge for them.
The food was great ...we sat on the patio.. it was a nice time
Thank you for a great experience from beginning to end!
I've always liked this place, but my last visit was even better than usual. The food quality (most important), the presentation and the service were all top notch.
I also appreciated the tip suggestion on the bill, which was calculated before taxes.
The enclosed patio is NOT outdoor dining.
We were treated like royalty by all the staff at Drago, especially Piero. The food was excellent, fresh and unique! Beautiful setting. It was an evening that we will not forget!
Loved the parpadelle and the ricotta salad. Also the arugula with artichoke was delicious. A lovely evening in the outdoor patio. Also free parking!
So glad its back and happy to see the new GM Piero Selvaggio. Its time for everyone to make a visit again
Really high end food. Portions not too big but great quality taste and presentation
It was extremely good
I was with a group of 5 knowledgeable foodies and we remarked that dining at Drago Centro reminded us of enjoying a wonderful restaurant meal pre-Covid 19. Attentive service...
The Managing Partner of the restaurant works the busy floor and seemingly doesn't miss anything. His by-the-glass wine pairing suggestions are really helpful.
The seared octopus appetizer is just one, of many, standouts. The range of pasta dishes excell, too.
Drago Centro does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Drago Centro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 228-8998.
Drago Centro is rated 4.6 stars by 3237 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.