Drago Centro

4.6
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3152 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.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PS
Los Angeles
477 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants in Los Angeles.

E
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great truffle pasta!!

R
Miami
62 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice restaurant with authentic italian food on its best level!! Pasta with white truffle were outstanding! Pulpo and Scallops are yummy !! Service was very nice and kind!!

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Service was under level, I had to ask 4x to get salt and pepper. Meal was tasteless and they did not offer parmesan cheese or fresh pepper as you would expect at an italian restaurant

PS
Los Angeles
477 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always awesome experience!!!

D
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

This might've been the worst dining experience I've ever had -- the drinks we ordered didn't come until after a third reminder.....the food was abysmal. If I ever have another person suggest going to this restaurant for a meeting, I'll decide to not work with them (ahead of the meeting) due to their poor judgement.

UC
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice dining and becoming one of our regular prior to attending performances at Disney Hall.

SM
Miami
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

We were disappointed with the experience. It took 20 minutes to get our drink orders (after we bugged them twice) and another 20-30 minutes for our entrees. The place was not that busy. The food was OK, but not worth the prices. We did like the fact that you could go directly from the parking area into the restaurant and that you could use the parking for the Music Center events after dinner. However, overall, the five of us agreed we would not recommend this place. Look elsewhere.

MG
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

The up sell at this restaurant is beyond reasonable.

OT
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Year’s Eve

PS
Los Angeles
477 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In love with their Carbonara... Beautifully presented, and awesomely prepared.

DD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Too expensive and not worth it. Wants to be more but just wasn’t good enough.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas eve

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Family Christmas Eve Dinner. We were given a horrible table after not accepting a seat on the patio that was unacceptable due to the weather and way they had the heaters. This was a time for me and my sons to relax together after a beautiful mass at the cathedral. Our courses overlapped each other even when we requested that they slow down to allow us to enjoy our evening—- we were raced, never once did a waiter come to refill our wine glasses- did it ourselves- but they were quick to give us food even when not finished with previous course.
There are many excellent Italian restaurants downtown. I will never return to Drago and will tell anyone who asks never to return. Overpriced, food was much too salty and the staff dismissive. A total disappointment!

i
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ordered the Feast of the Seven Fishes.

The meal was delicious.

LE
Los Angeles
125 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was exquisite and served hot, as good food should be served. All courses well-timed and nicely presented. Server attentive to our pace and preferences. Marvelous octopus as well as halibut, risotto

h
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Drag Centro continues to be superb in every way, our downtown go to. If anything the food is even better than ever. The service is gracious, attentive and professional. The atmosphere can be romantic or great for business or watching the game in the bar. And all this praise from people who have tried literally every new, trendy place downtown.

LM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Fettuccine with mushrooms and fresh truffles(so fragrant) was amazing! The Tiramisu dessert.... astounding. I've had Tiramisu many, many times, but this was on a whole different level. Served in a small Mason Jar...looks simple, almost plain, but with just one taste I was blown away. Simply put the entire meal was stupendous!

RD
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

A great place to have a special occasion lunch. Unfortunately, my lasagna was dry and burnt on top, so it wasn't as appetizing as I had hoped. I'm not inclined to order that dish again. My guest enjoyed her lunch. Service is always excellent.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! Highly recommend this place for all foodies near and far.

BD
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent in all respects. Foot superb and attentative service.

OT
San Joaquin
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely fantastic service and food. The wine list is great and we were impressed with the knowledge and recommendations from the team. Having just gonna to Italy this past summer, this is the only meal we’ve had in the states since that has actually lived up to authentic Italian cuisine.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Sadly disappointed. Place was half empty, but food was still slow and lukewarm pasta. Service OK but not attentive Overall quite a disappointment. Was surprised.

SL
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Drago Centro! Fantastic truffle crusted chicken and tomato bisque soup! Parking was a breeze which is not easy in DTLA

SD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good. Smaller portion sizes. Service was excellent.

DC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food was well prepared. Easy to meet for business meal given ambiance and noise level.

PS
Los Angeles
477 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a consistently good spot in DTLA. No corkage on Sundays.

LA
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Literally my new favorite restaurant, I would highly recommend to anyone especially for a girls night out or a date

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious but most importantly the staff made us feel so special, best service I had in a while! Definitely a great place for a special occasion

a
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience1

Perfect place to ruin your evening!
We have been to Drago at least half a dozen times per year for the last five years or so. We have found their food and service impeccable. This time the food was fine, but the service was poor. The waiter said he couldn't pay attention to us because he had a large table. We had plenty of time before the theater, but he kept pushing the timing anyway. The wine ordered to arrive with our entree arrived 15 minutes after the entree. He forgot to put in our dessert order and rang up the bill assuming we would choose to forgo it. We said we had time and would like it. He disappeared to re-ring our bill and came back and took my credit card again. When he returned with the bill he lost my credit card and accused me of not giving it to him.

I would chalk this up to one bad waiter, but when we returned to the reception desk to get some help from the manager. When I described our problem to the manager he literally stood there saying nothing, doing nothing, and not even moving. With that management, I do not know how they can possibly improve.

TL
Austin
10 reviews