Drago Centro

4.7
3369 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 3369 people are saying
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bruced
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating available, excellent service and food, as usual.

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vipFrancis
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite "go to" restaurants in downtown. The food is always impeccable, and service is refined. Helmed by two legends in the industry, it is always an enjoyable experience to dine at this institution.

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vipToEatisEnough
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to deliver the best Italian food in Los Angeles. Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, owner of the place was attentive and extremely helpful.

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GHOST
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDannyD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience/ staff was great and server was excellent

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BrianM
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Good food slow Inattentive service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and remarkable experience.

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vipralph
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location excellent food. And service

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vipslw1
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipjoeandrobin
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Italian tapas. Portions are ridiculously small. Definitely not worth the price we paid for.

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DonnaC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio setting to enjoy happy hour with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was nice

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating closing on my first home.

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vipPS01
Los Angeles
527 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot for any occasions.

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vipKatrinaL
Atlanta
49 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!!!!

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LarryH
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both my wife and I loved the restaurant. Food was very good. The service was very good. We enjoyed our dinner, highly recommend

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vipCoffeelvrs
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !

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vippinkpainter
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipPS01
Los Angeles
527 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome experience!!!

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GeorgeC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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. . .

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Sean
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine!

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vipFoodie
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

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MartinS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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vipRoseM
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and pleasant

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CZREED
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service.

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viplewgen
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CurtH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food for all courses. Seared Octopus was incredible, 2 amazing pasta dishes, and 2 incredible deserts (tiramisu and chocolotta). A fantastic dinner experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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NewOrleansgourmand
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service!

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vipCarmabum
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Came in with higher expectations

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

gotta say food and service was top notch. great attention to detail and the food was magnificent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. From the appetizer to desert everything cook to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! The server was very knowledgeable and made the right recommendations for a pleasant meal! Thank you!

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Wiley
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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 4.7 stars by 3369 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.