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Drago Centro, Los Angeles, CA

Drago Centro

4.5
4.5
3477 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:15 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 228-8998

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Celestino Drago

  • Private party facilities

    We have a variety of options to host your private event. Please contact us at (213) 228-8998 for additional information.-Flower Room seats up to 16 guests-Vault Room seats up to 42 guests-Garden Room seats up to 60 guests for a sit down dinner and accommodates 110 for cocktail reception.-Glass room accommodates 50 for a cocktail reception.

  • Private party contact

    Betty Cardenas: (213) 228-8998

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    In City National Plaza between 5th & 6th street.

  • Parking details

    The entrance to the underground parking structure is located on 525 South Flower Street (South-West corner of 5th and Flower Street). Valet parking is located inside the parking structure on Level A. Elevator access to Drago Centro from Level A is provided. Please bring white parking ticket with you to receive 4hrs free parking validation.

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,477 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Great for fine wines

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Italian

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  1. RL

    ReneeL

    Los Angeles

    132 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    132 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Drago Centro is always an excellent Italian restaurant under the leadership of Celestino Drago. We have always had very good food, good service and the ambiance is outstanding.\. I highly recommend it .
  2. TB

    TB2015

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my birthday and the service and the meal were exceptional. Even had wine from my family’s part of Italy, which is rare in the US.
  3. BG

    BirthdayGirl

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a lovely meal. Excellent service and friendly staff.
  4. EL

    ErinL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Colin is one of the greatest servers in LA. And the food is amazing! Thank you for a wonderful evening.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Horrible experience. I was on a client meeting and we arrived at 11:30am with a reservation before the crowd. The server took over 1.5 hours to take our order (we weren’t ready the first time he came by so we asked for 2 mins.. not 90!). He also didn’t share any specials with us. My client unfortunately couldn’t stay to eat and order since he had Another meeting and left without eating. I was left to eat alone. Told the manager and they didn’t compensate for their horrible service. Charged me the full price. Will not be returning! Very embarrassing and awkward lunch because of this!
  6. PS

    PS01

    Los Angeles

    564 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    564 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place for all types of occasions.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Over all it was ok. Nice atmosphere and fancy food. It took while to get food even it’s not full reservations. It took 3 hours to finish the dinner. Refilling water was slow and they didn’t get us until empty and asked them. One of pasta was too spicy and too soft. There are many things to improve!:) but it doesn’t mean I don’t like here. I like here and come back when they improve!! Customers there were elegant and gentle with good manners.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Stayed in DTLA for the Elton John concert. We are at Drago Centro before the concert. The food was uneventful. Everything from the Caesar salad, which was bland and boring to the horribly over cooked seafood in the Cioppino, was disappointing. Nice staff, they tried hard, but the food was below average.
  9. US

    UjustS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tremendous, authentic food and a great atmosphere with very responsive, friendly service.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really good pasta
  11. TE

    ToEatisEnough

    Los Angeles

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Miss the former GM. New staff lacks training.
  12. M

    Marc

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service are always great. One of my favorite downtown restaurants.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Got sat at a table that was next to a potted plant. The plant was in my way all night and I felt like I was in a jungle with the tree branches in my hair. Service was slow to start but got going eventually. The pana cota was a work of art
  14. VV

    ValerieV

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This is lovely place. Service was very good. Receptionist spectacular. Manager wonderful. Food just not quite would be expected for prices. Not entirely sure what was missing but it was something. I will return but hope food can find itself.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Joe was fantastic, the entire team there was very attentive and so welcoming. Every single thing we had there was perfection! The bread, the streak, the dessert, latte, even the dressing on the Caesar salad! Highly recommend a visit. Ask for Joe because he's the best!
  16. P

    Patricia

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular food and ambiance. Loved this place! Waiter was wonderful as well. Definitely a must try if you’re in the neighborhood.
  17. r

    roundtable

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Creative cuisine and outstanding service.
  18. DM

    DavidM

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was in LA for a conference. Ate out most nights. This was head and shoulders the best. Best pasta I have had in a long time. Fabulous!
  19. WD

    WilliamD

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent. It is a very well appointed dining room without being intimidating. The waiter and owner were very attentive and personable. N
  20. JG

    JackG

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mitch was great. Food was wonderful. Highly recommend
  21. KL

    KellyL

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Their menu has changed since covid. Pricy for tiny portions, wouldn't really recommend unless you just want a nice place to sit for a business meeting.
  22. j

    juneb

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful indoor and semi-outdoor dining. Every dish is superb, not to mention an excellent wine list.
  23. ML

    MichaelL

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    I have been going to this restaurant for years because I've found it one of the best of its genre. Yesterday's experience was horrendous. I invited 4 business associates. The service was horrendous, our server commented "everyone got bad service today" when we complained about it. The managers seemed non-existent. We all understand that stuff happens especially post-COVID but we were there for 3 hours not lingering and chatting but waiting for our food. I could go on but I won't. Che pecato! Barring some intervention from management, that will have been my last meal at Drago Centro.
  24. E

    Ecness

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for my girlfriends birthday and this place did not disappoint. The pastas were delicious. we ordered the parpadelle and the garganelli and they were both spectacular. Cocktails were good and ambiance was perfect. We had a great time and plan on returning
  25. BG

    BirthdayGirl

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always Excellent and delicious. Drago Centro is one of the few remaining restaurants that is suitable for a business lunch or pre-theater dinner. Superior service and amazing food.
  26. TH

    TerryH

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. We loved the burrata and octopus appetizers.
  27. AB

    AngelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! It is super good, and they consistently put out amazing dishes.
  28. s

    s2artr

    Los Angeles

    397 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    397 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We ordered the soup of the day which was a vegetable soup with Italian sausage. We returned the soup as it was too spicey. Substituted for Caesar salad. Delicious dressing and very fresh lettuce but the portion was too small and only minimal croutons and cheese. Overpriced for $17. Main course of Artic Char was very delicious,, as was the cioppino. Abundant mixed seafood and delicious broth. Service was attentive and friendly. We dine here regularly and never disappointed.
  29. JB

    JeffB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent , Waiter Colin was fantastic . Celebrated our anniversary and brought complementary after dinner drinks and coffee
  30. RM

    RobM

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends 23rd wedding anniversary
  31. R

    Rick

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very sttentive service, great wine list, delicious food
  32. m

    melc

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I was hoping that the menu would be at least somewhat comparable to iL Pastaio -- but sadly no
  33. g

    glenneuro

    Los Angeles

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    An elegant DTLA Italian restaurant. Food and service are excellent and they can meet you needs.
  34. W

    William

    Los Angeles

    307 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    307 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    we had the barley soup, Cesar salad, linguine with clams/mussels/cucumber and scallops with mushrooms and peas. We enjoyed our dinner. Service was helpful and attentive. the Barolo wine was excellent
  35. KT

    KathleenTomasulo

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal. We were unfortunately in a rush to get to the theater but our server was very accommodating Meal was delicious
  36. j

    jffinn

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    never fails to satisfy. service and food remain excellent in a lovely room
  37. CA

    CAandMA

    New England

    228 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    228 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food options ranging from mid range in price (pastas) to expected pricing for steaks. Great wines by the glass. Everything served is best in class but there is a reasonable price point with careful selection for those who are just looking for a spontaneous dinner out! Large parties make dining a challenge for twosomes—might try putting small parties near the windows to avoid having their conversations drowned out
  38. RR

    RyanR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was really slow not friendly for people on a time crunch.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The truffle pasta was fantastic. The rest was the Veal chop and fish were wonderful as well as desert. Definitely will recommend this restaurant.
  40. CP

    CrisP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food is ok. It took us awhile to get the bread and seems like the waiter assigned to us was not properly trained. I asked for balsamic vinegar. Never came. 2 cups of coffee ordered were cold. Waiter pulled it out and seems like it was microwaved. Half filled in a cup. Bosses came from NY and not quite a good experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Drago Centro using the Order Online button. Drago Centro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 228-8998.

Drago Centro is rated 4.5 stars by 3477 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Drago Centro

525 S. Flower St., Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Additional information

  • Cross street

    In City National Plaza between 5th & 6th street.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:15 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary American, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    The entrance to the underground parking structure is located on 525 South Flower Street (South-West corner of 5th and Flower Street). Valet parking is located inside the parking structure on Level A. Elevator access to Drago Centro from Level A is provided. Please bring white parking ticket with you to receive 4hrs free parking validation.

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Celestino Drago

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (213) 228-8998

  • Private party facilities

    We have a variety of options to host your private event. Please contact us at (213) 228-8998 for additional information.-Flower Room seats up to 16 guests-Vault Room seats up to 42 guests-Garden Room seats up to 60 guests for a sit down dinner and accommodates 110 for cocktail reception.-Glass room accommodates 50 for a cocktail reception.

  • Private party contact

    Betty Cardenas: (213) 228-8998

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