Drago Centro

4.6
3075 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.

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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

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.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good pasta, had 3 bowls easily rated from Best to ok

d
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

CD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Portions were like Spa food
Very small for the price paid

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant.

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K
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 $$$$.

TM
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

TM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

IB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal with great service.

p
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing!

p
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely place and great for a date. Delicious pastas and fish.

LZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

B
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We met with old friends from the east coast. Everyone had a lovely dinner. The truffles were flavorful.
Service was attentive. All around enjoyable.

RR
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

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.

L
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

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.

GD
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoint ! Perfect Italian restaurant ! My favorite by far !

s
Los Angeles
324 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

A
Orange County
91 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Drago never disappoints. The farro salad was wonderful. Truly one of the best Italian restaurants in Los Angeles

JS
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always good service and food quality ...

HP
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

JS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely setting, great food & conveniently located near the Central Library.

MC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience!

HK
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

l
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely the most amazing food and service ever! I need this back in Philadelphia.❤️

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, better ambiance!

d
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The EARTHQUAKE was marvelous!!!!

DM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Just a little to loud to have a normal level conversation.

PN
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

s
Los Angeles
324 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

JJ
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great Branzino, excellent service from valet to hostess to wait ataff.

KS
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

LY
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

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.

JS
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

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.

SB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

j
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I love all of Drago's restaurants! The food is very good as is the service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, attentive staff. The food was fresh and tasty.

TA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

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