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Drago Centro

4.6
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3229 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3229 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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francescac
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!!!!

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vipFiglas
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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meeral
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipbillchin
Los Angeles
216 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

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JimmyV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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KeesC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipLorie
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

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

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AngelaC
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Very friendly staff and great food!

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vipBirthdayGirl
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on 4 September 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.

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RandyeS
1 review
Dined on 4 September 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.

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vip301NLake
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 4 September 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.

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vipGroverM
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipGroverM
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipGoeiEats
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipPS01
Los Angeles
498 reviews
Dined on 29 August 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??

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 August 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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 August 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was outstanding! A definite gourmet dining experience

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vipBakoGirlo
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on 22 August 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on 21 August 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.

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MarcA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great ...we sat on the patio.. it was a nice time

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a great experience from beginning to end!

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vipSimoneS
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've always liked this place, but my last visit was even better than usual. The food quality (most important), the presentation and the service were all top notch.
I also appreciated the tip suggestion on the bill, which was calculated before taxes.

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vipSanta
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

The enclosed patio is NOT outdoor dining.

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vipEmoho
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were treated like royalty by all the staff at Drago, especially Piero. The food was excellent, fresh and unique! Beautiful setting. It was an evening that we will not forget!

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vippinkpainter
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the parpadelle and the ricotta salad. Also the arugula with artichoke was delicious. A lovely evening in the outdoor patio. Also free parking!

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vipJonathanD
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So glad its back and happy to see the new GM Piero Selvaggio. Its time for everyone to make a visit again

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edwinh
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really high end food. Portions not too big but great quality taste and presentation

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was extremely good

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AndyH
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was with a group of 5 knowledgeable foodies and we remarked that dining at Drago Centro reminded us of enjoying a wonderful restaurant meal pre-Covid 19. Attentive service...

The Managing Partner of the restaurant works the busy floor and seemingly doesn't miss anything. His by-the-glass wine pairing suggestions are really helpful.

The seared octopus appetizer is just one, of many, standouts. The range of pasta dishes excell, too.

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viporiginalin
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely evening on their patio. Typically delicious food and terrific service. Anniversary dinner. Couldn’t have been more lovely! Don’t miss the outstanding Italian sparkler for starters (Frangia corta). It’s a steal!

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Gigi88
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience3

If your looking for place that has excellent service not to mention beautiful food presentation this is a good place.

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kyleD
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and fantastic service. The ambiance was peaceful and a perfect spot for a date night with my gf and me. The portion sizes however, were a bit too small for the price.

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Jaay
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

With all this going on , it was nice to go to a chic restaurant and be greeted and attended exceptionally well. My husband and I enjoyed our dinner and service. Our servidas extremely kind and attentive.

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MichaelT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All courses had a beautiful presentation and were delicious: gazpacho amuse bush, clams and mussels, and risotto

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Restaurant is better than ever, despite COVID-19 setbacks. All staff were incredibly safe and the Restaurant has been redesigned for modified, healthful and 5-star outdoor patio dining. Drago Centro is still the jewel of Downtown Los Angeles and the best by far for special occasions and everyday dining. And Chef Drago was an immaculate host.

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vipOpenTable Diner
West Virginia
9 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service, presentation and ambulance is first rate. The staff was genuinely happy to have us. The owner came to our table, introduced himself and thanked us for being there. Patio seating was great.

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vipGroverM
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I recently dined at Drago's and was very impressed. They have taken every precaution imaginable to prevent the spread of the virus during your dining experience. I was very comfortable. The outdoor seating is fantastic. No cars with their noise and pollution whizzing by and no pedistrations. Drago has a unique space for outdoor dining and they have utilized it well. The food, well, it is better than ever. The menu is slightly smaller but it still has all the good stuff and besides they always altered it for seasonal goodies. My favorite was the I Gli Agnolotti di Mais e Tartufo served with tons of shaved truffles. I had almost forgotten how much I love this dish. We also had there truffle chicken which is nothing short of fantastic. It was a moist and generous piece of chicken with bread crumbs and truffles on the outside. My guest had the Branzino and was delighted. They also paired down their standard wine list they present you but with a little, very little, negotiation they offered us the full outstanding list. This was always a great restaurant but now it is like an oasis in the pandemic desert.

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vipJeannieB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place just open from covid outside is lovely

FAQs

Drago Centro offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 228-8998.

Drago Centro is rated 4.6 stars by 3229 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.