This restaurant added safety precaution details

This includes info about cleaning, sanitizing, social distancing, and usage of personal protective equipment. Learn more.

Drago Centro

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
3248 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3248 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

FC
FrankC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server (mark) was excellent.....food excellent..... ambience excellent......
overall great place to have dinner in a a quiet and elegant setting.

AC
AngelaC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and even better service! Every single member of the team at Drago was great. Will definitely be going back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good and quality service and food was great as well. they even prepared a small birthday dessert for my boyfriend like last year on my birthday. was great dinner overall!

TE
vipToEatisEnough
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Thought the service was lacking - server kept dropping items and hard to get his attention. But overall still our favorite restaurant in downtown LA

W
vipWestsider
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience. Underground parking leads directly to restaurant. Great service and food. We had a delicious steak dinner.

E
Ebony
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very impressed with the service. Our waiter was phenomenal so was the busser. The food was impeccable. Petto di Pollo in Crosta Tartufata gave me a foodgasm.

RS
RickS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My fiance and I attended Drago thursday night 10/01. I had reservations at 7:15pm, got their early and was immediately seated. We were celebrating an anniversary and i noted that in the comments/special request. Drago had their patio open for seating which was quite nice, and romantic. They had our table covered with rose peddles which completely won my girls heart. The service was good, the wine & cocktails were great, the food was even better and at the very end they gave us a small desert plate with happy anniversary written on it.

All and all we were completely happy with our evening, it couldn't have gone any better. Just remember you get what you pay for!

WC
vipWalterC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful experience! One of the best restaurants in LA.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The food was overpriced and not very good. For those prices food should have been delicious. Out of six plates only one was worth the money. Very disappointed. Beautiful restaurant but not worth the hype

LR
LeilaniR
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Food above par. Perfect for an intimate dinner with friends or romantic date night.

MH
MarcosH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My wife’s pasta dish was amazing. Sorry forgot the name of it

TM
TomM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! Staff was fantastic!! One of my favorite places!!

MS
vipMicheleS
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

PA
PeterA
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was wonderful, highly recommended. My significant other and I will be returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian restaurant with great wine selection. If you love Italian wines, they have wines from many regions! The octopus was amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an impromptu date night with my girlfriend here recently - everything was delicious and our server was perfect. What a respite during such a crazy time in the world. Looking forward to returning!

f
francescac
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!

Report
F
vipFiglas
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

m
meeral
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place for date night or a Celebratoon. The outdoor vibe is perfect!

b
vipbillchin
Los Angeles
218 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the carpaccio, salad and corn agnolotti were good. the branding was a little dry

JV
JimmyV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant my wife has ever been to. The chicken was amazing.

KC
KeesC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pasta and wine! Pasta and dried meats were good quality as well.

L
vipLorie
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The manager was argumentative and rude to me and one other table. For that reason I will never return nor recommend.

AC
AngelaC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Very friendly staff and great food!

BG
vipBirthdayGirl
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

RS
RandyeS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

NL
vip301NLake
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

GM
vipGroverM
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Perfect pandemic safe conditions. Outdoors without cars or pedestrians. Excellent food and ambience.

GM
vipGroverM
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did not know how to process my OpenTable award or maybe I didn't know what to do. Can you help?

GE
vipGoeiEats
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables were far apart and I felt safe. Food was delicious!

PS
vipPS01
Los Angeles
504 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

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??

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Moms birthday great staff , Great design , great food . I had the lamb with vegetables, packed with flavors that each complimented the pallet . Definitely recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding! A definite gourmet dining experience

BG
vipBakoGirlo
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

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.

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 4.6 stars by 3248 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.