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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

4.4

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4.5

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4.0

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Pre/post Theatre (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
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Quiet Conversation (22)
Notable Wine List (19)
Authentic (18)
Romantic (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Cozy (8)
People Watching (8)
Fun (7)
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Seasonal (6)
Comfort Food (6)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

VERY small portions, otherwise good

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 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 4, 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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·Dined on January 3, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on December 31, 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 31, 2017

Slow, unfriendly service. Overpriced food.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 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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·Dined on December 25, 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 25, 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 23, 2017

Overall, expensive but good...

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Hmmm... been a regular at both Drago Centro and Celestino (its sister restaurant), and this time the food was far below the usual...

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Even though the restaurant was super busy, many holiday parties happening, the service, food and overall experience was awesome!

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Nice surprise for downtown LA. We were visiting and enjoyed the seasonal decorations and delicious food. We would recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

White truffle (seasonal) was excellent !!!!
Love the atomosphere of quiet, without music.
Drago is a sophisticated wonderful restaurant for adults where conversation is part of the dining experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We dined early in the evening, ahead of a trip to the theater. Our server was attentive, but carried a little arrogance with him that was noticeable. The food was very good.... “delicate” and “refined” come to mind. I’d strongly recommend this location for an upscale Italian meal.

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food was delicious however the portions were too little. We all left a little hungry.
Our server was friendly, attentive and friendly.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Was there during the Christmas season. Service was slow and our food “so so.” The risotto, though, was very good!

Somewhat disappointing, given our past meals at Drago

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

It was just a awful . Pizza was extremely dry
I requested for friemd’s birthday at the hostess and server.
Not even cup cake or ice cream
I never go back to this restaurant

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I have dined at Drago many times. This time was a bust. First me and my guest had to literally flag down someone to even help. It seemed as if they put us at a table which was unassigned to anyone on the wait staff. Second it was ten minutes before we were even asked what drinks we wanted. We had to ask what the specials were but the young man we asked apparently wasn't a waiter but a bus boy so we really couldn't tell us. When are food arrived we were not even asked if we wanted fresh parmesan. The food was placed on the table and the young man who dropped it off said enjoy and walked away. While my guest's food was warm my plate was cool. To say we were an afterthought is putting it mildly. The only reason I did not say anything while we were there is because of my guest.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food was just so-so; nothing to get excited about. I was really looking forward to seeing this restaurant decorated for the holidays, because of it's location. It was not decorated at all. Very disappointing.

I was not surprised by the 20% fee added to the bill for our party of 6. However, this fee should have been calculated PRIOR TO TAX, which was not the case. While our service was fine, it was far from outstanding, and not worthy of a 20% tip. Staff was friendly, at least.

There are many restaurants in the downtown L.A. area that offer a much better dining experience, with better food and better ambiance.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great staff. Awesome raspberry lemon drops. Fun place to dine with friends. Cool atmosphere.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We always love going to Drago Centro - usually before a concert or play, but not always - food is fabulous, as is the service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My wife and I ate here last Saturday evening. We were very excited to try it since it was included in Jonathan Gold's 101 best LA restaurants. Nice location. We were seated easily before our reservation time.

I was a bit confused over who was our waiter throughout the evening. It felt like we had a bit too many and it confused them. I will explain. One waiter took our wine order and another took our food order. We started with a Caesar salad which I can only describe as dry and awful. It would have been nice if one of the waiters offered some fresh crushed black pepper to flavor it. We got our entrees, my wife a pasta dish and I had a meat dish. Both were shockingly underseasoned. Almost blah. So far, not one person asked how our meal was. I flagged down another waiter and asked for some salt. Once salt was on the food, it tasted much better.

After not wanting to chance dessert, we had to flag down yet a different waiter for our bill. Still another waiter took the bill away with the credit card. He returned it at the same exact time the person whom I believe to be our main waiter, dropped off our bill. I had to explain to him that we already paid!

Not once during our entire visit did anyone ask us how our meal is or was. Even walking out, the hostess just said "bye." This meal was such a disappointment that my wife who never complains about food was ready to give some feedback. But nobody asked. I am shocked this restaurant was included in the top 101!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We went to Draco’s for my mother’s 60th birthday to do a wine pairing dinner. Unfortunately they did not offer a wine pairing menu that night but were very accommodating and ended up creating one for us. The food was delicious and the wines were fantastic. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the wines. Fantastic evening and worth the cost

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Really small portions.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I had the scallops dish. It was a three-piece scallop dish, two of them tasted OK but the third one tasted really bad and very fishy. The waiter asked me how was the meal after I finished and so I told him. He went to the chef who then told him that the dish was fine, if two scallops were OK then the third one has to be OK as well. I did not want the answer back or was looking for any a free meal. Basically, that answer ruined our night.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Well appointed restaurant, beautiful layout, service was super and the food was very well prepared and eye pleasing.
The selections we ordered were uniquely prepared and the spice/sauce really positively impacted the taste buds.
Wine list was complete and reasonably priced

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We have been many times, and it is a great place to eat before you go to the Ahmanson as there is a shuttle that picks you up practically right outside the door.
The food is always good. The service is great and we will be back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Authentic, Organic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a fun night out. Not our typical location or level of fancy ness but we had a good time.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Honestly I can’t remember the last time I waited as long as we did to receive our food. Just the bread was 20 minutes, the soup took at least 40 minutes and it was another 30 minutes before we received our main courses. It was unfortunate timing because there was a corporate event on the patio that had more attendees than expected but it was too loud to hear my dining companions’ conversation. For the price we paid for dinner the service and quality of the food was disheartening especially with so many fantastic dinner options in downtown LA. We had a friend visiting from out of town and I was embarrassed by my restaurant choice. The cauliflower soup was well done and big enough to share, the short ribs were good but the risotto was so aldente I’m not sure they even cooked it

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great birthday dinner. We have been before to this restaurant and it’s one of our favorites. This time the server wasn’t as good as we have had at our previous visits but wasn’t terrible.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Drago has been my favorite fine dining Italian restaurant in LA for years. I've hosted countless business dinners including two client events with over 40 people in each case. I've bragged about it to my wife and finally had the opportunity to take her there. I was beyond disappointed in our experience. The service was very slow, the server finally brought our meals out and they had the wrong order for my wife so we had to wait again and to add insult to injury a couple of tables who were seated well after us were enjoying their meals before we were served. I was embarrassed because I had such I praises for Drago. Regrettably, Bill Suits

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

So inconsistent. I’ve had good meals here, one bad one, and last night was just mediocre. Gloppy overly-dressed Caesar salad, bland, uninteresting Spaghetti Chitarra. Nice space with great views. No excuse for mediocre food.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I had the Lasagna and it was okay. Reminded me of Airline food (I know that is cruel.) Preparation was good, taste okay, price $18 for a small portion. My wife had the salmon which was very good.....again portions were modest for the price. Didn't have the chicken but someone at our table did and it looked good.
Ambiance was very nice. Service exceptional. Valet Parking in the lower level is very helpful especially in downtown LA

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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