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.
Good food and not to loud
ordered salad without dressing and with added avocado. salad arrived late after asking twice was dressed without avocado. had to ask for check twice. sweet green salad is better.
Really enjoyed the food at Drago Centro. We went for dinner and they have a really nice selection of salads and I enjoyed the Insalata di Mele (apple salad) which had a nice refreshing champagne vinaigrette dressing. I shared Bistecca per due (steak for two) with my sister and it was huge, it could be "per tre" (for three) smaller eaters it was so big. The steak is carved tableside and it takes 40 min once ordered, but it was worth the wait. Because of its size there will be a temp difference from bone to the outer portions, so be advised. We ordered med rare and it was mostly perfect, but the meat nearest the bone will be rare, the outermost part closer to medium. Another person at the table ordered their tasting menu and really enjoyed it. We had dessert and their cioccolato was excellent. I want to go back soon to experience the linguine and clams as I feel like I missed out not ordering pasta at an Italian restaurant. Underground valet ramp entrance is off of 5th St. from Flower St. immediately on the left side of the one way street. Entrance elevator from the valet goes straight into the restaurant.
The food was delicious and well presented. The staff were always polite and accommodating. Unfortunately it was so loud that I could hardly understand my daughter on the other side of the table - you almost nearly have to scream.
Good pasta, had 3 bowls easily rated from Best to ok
Always a pleasure. The food is excellent and the staff lovely and attentive. The space is airy and modern but not cold. I always feel the beauty of the urban experience when I return from the shuttle and see the lovely view of the restaurant from the street. Keep it up.
Portions were like Spa food
Very small for the price paid
I chose Drago Centro for a special celebratory dinner with my family. I was not disappointed as the meal and service were superb. I recommend the charcuterie appetizer which had very high quality appetizer meats. My family all ordered their own pasta dishes, each one executed perfectly. I had the squid ink pasta with lobster which was fantastic, my wife had the linguine with clams, perfecto! My only quibbles is that the wine pours are too short and that the Open Table $$ rating should be $$$ or $$$$.
My experience at Drago Centro was fantastic from start to finish. I arrived a bit early and as I waited outside they offered to bring me water, wine, or seat me at the bar. From there we were seated early for our reservation and the service was top notch! They answered all our questions, were extremely patient, and the food itself was delicious. I've only been here twice now, but both times it has been a lovely experience.
My teenage niece and nephew loved and very much enjoyed the Ribeye Steak and Tiramisu. Great place to dine before or after the performance at the Music Center.
Excellent meal with great service.
Food was amazing!
Lovely place and great for a date. Delicious pastas and fish.
We went during DineLa. Food was great, service excellent. When we asked for the recommendations from the waiters, their recommendations were wonderful. Overall experience was outstanding. Will be back there again.
We met with old friends from the east coast. Everyone had a lovely dinner. The truffles were flavorful.
Service was attentive. All around enjoyable.
The food and wine was excellent. Once I was seated at my table, things were fine. However, I was seated in the bar area and was ignored by the wait staff. The attention to people seated at tables in the bar area needs improvement.
Underwhelmed, we chose this restaurant based on it's reviews and proximity to the hotel we were staying at. Service was almost non existent. We had a waiter switched on us a third of the way into our dining experience. The restaurant was about half full since it was a Monday night. Food was average, nothing special. We were not told about any nightly specials or helped with the wine list. Our second waiter was gruff and seemed bothered by having to wait on us. He also added coffee to our bill which we did not have and brought me the wrong desert list. I am sure there are many other better restaurants in LA to dine at then this one.
Never disappoint ! Perfect Italian restaurant ! My favorite by far !
This is my favorite downtown restaurant and we enjoyed dining here before performances at the Ahmanson Theatre. Service this evening was exceptional by Alfonso. The meal of ceasar salad, a special pasta, and ciopinno could not have been better. The pasta was very pricey and I should have asked the price in advance. We will be back again soon.
Drago never disappoints. The farro salad was wonderful. Truly one of the best Italian restaurants in Los Angeles
Always good service and food quality ...
Drago is one of the BEST restaurants in downtown...........and the reason is because it is consistent. We went Monday and I had black cod that I never wanted to finish because it was so delicious!!!! SO-we went back Thursday and I ordered the black cod again-and it was perfect again!!!! This is a truly great experience....and a wine list not to be matched!
Lovely setting, great food & conveniently located near the Central Library.
The location at the Peterson makes this very special. We went for lunch with our son but could see meeting friends and having a drink and food afterwards. Whole vibe is great. The pastas were excellent.
My guest and I both had the Corzetti, which was delicious, not heavy, but felt the entree could have had a little more crab, which left us wanting more. Drago is always good for lunch and dinner, and perhaps the next time I will avoid the Corzetti as my entree.
Absolutely the most amazing food and service ever! I need this back in Philadelphia.❤️
Good food, better ambiance!
Always a pleasure to have dinner here. Service is lovely, food is delicious, space is fantastic and the shuttle is good , too. See you soon
The EARTHQUAKE was marvelous!!!!
Everything was wonderful. Just a little to loud to have a normal level conversation.
Their tasting menu was perfectly delicious. What a fantastic array of taste. Service was as good as it gets. We will be coming back again.
The halibut was one of the best presentations we have been served . The papradelli pasta with roasted pheasant and wild mushrooms was also one of my favorites. We had limited time due to theatre tickets and delay due to traffic. Our server Ben speeded up the order so we could enjoy our meal. So appreciated and many thank yous, to Drago. my favorite downtown restaurant.
Great Branzino, excellent service from valet to hostess to wait ataff.
Our experience was beyond good. Our waiter , Mo, was exceptional. He was kind and treated us like treasured guests. The food was Devine and the ambience was very good.
Waiter basically ignored us. Bus person was more service-oriented than the waiter. Disappointing for a place like this. The food was fabulous, otherwise I would not return due to service issue.
I've wanted to come to this restaurant for quite some time - we live downtown and finally made our way over. The service was VERY unfriendly even though it was a quiet night...we really were made to feel like we needed to hurry up, eat and leave. Not a great way to keep locals coming back. As for the food, it was good, but not anything memorable.
From the moment you walk into the restaurant, you are treated like the most important person in the room. Everyone is attentive and engaging and not moving the meal forward so they can get another seating. OMG, the food is amazing, so fresh and cooked to perfection. Every mouthful is exquisite. We all had a different type of fish and all of our dishes were uniquely prepared. I've always had happy hour at Drago but never dared to try the fine dining experience. A night to remember forever!