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Drago Centro, Los Angeles, CA

Drago Centro

4.6
4.6
3417 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 6 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

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What 3,417 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Notable Wine List

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Italian

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  1. SD

    SDHM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, ambience, and staff. Beautiful downtown location and parking is easy and FREE!
  2. B

    Bill

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best chicken ever!
  3. MS

    MonicaS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    16th birthday dinner for my daughter
  4. L

    Lavine

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The specials are going to be overpriced. So if you're not okay stomaching a 70 dollar plate of special pasta later better to ask how much the specials are prior to ordering. Flavors are decent. Ambiance is always amazing and beautiful. Nice clean facility. Inconsistent in mask policy.
  5. LA

    LyndaA

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with excellent service. The food is top notch. One of my favorites in DTLA.
  6. KT

    KathleenTomasulo

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exceptional. We had a wonderful meal. We were never rushed as we had lots of catching up to do with long time friends. It was a terrific evening
  7. B

    Bill

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drago needs to add sound absorption to the ceiling of the outdoor area. Hard to hear. BUT the food Ian’s service is amazing. Best chicken ever.
  8. B

    Black

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Booked this place based on the number of reviews. I put in the comments we were celebrating a birthday with the name of the person. They never asked if we were celebrating anything when we got there and never said anything to us the whole time. I guess they don’t read their comments. We waited a long time for our food and the server changed on us 3 times. So we never knew who the server was. It wasn’t a very personable experience but was ok. Desserts weren’t what we expected, but were interesting. Not sure we would dine here again. Parking was easy and validated. That was nice.
  9. GR

    GraceR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ala carte, small portions, if they tell you about the dinner special, don't hesitate to ask about the price.
  10. SK

    SandraK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Thr food was good, but extremely small portions. Would have appreciated more for the price point.
  11. MB

    MichaelB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, highly recommended. They take great care of you. Food is incredible!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very understanding and welcoming! We ran late for a reservation and showed up after closing but the staff stayed open for us and gave exceptional service. Our food and drinks were fresh and flavorful and our server was really nice! Definitely coming back soon.
  13. DW

    DebW

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was very good, one exception is that there isn't any affordable wines so the cocktail and wine was more than the food. Corkage is $55 as well so that is extremely high.
  14. EG

    EllenG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was wonderful and the service timely and friendly.
  15. m

    mksevycali

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely business lunch. Food was delicious
  16. a

    andy

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First post-pandemic theater night and Drago did not dissappoint. Great food and service.
  17. VS

    VivianS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Retirement celebration
  18. SP

    SagaciousPalate

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cuisine and amazing service by Alfonso. Wine director Mark Sadr, ROCK STAR!!! We’ll be back for more!!!
  19. W

    William

    Los Angeles

    272 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    272 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    we had the peach salad which had a nice balance of peaches, cheese, walnut and greens. The spaghetti cacao e Pepe was nicely done. The halibut was very good with contrast in flavors. The panda cotta was a nice finish. the busboys were very good.
  20. AH

    AndyH

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great to see a polished, full-service, fine-dining establishment maintaining high standards at Lunch. Peasantly surprised to see Managing Partner, Piero Selvaggio, working the floor and touching tables. The Green Pea Risotto with Duck Leg Confit special was excellent.
  21. K

    Kathleen

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Good & ambiance were great, however, the service was terrible.
  22. AL

    ALZ805

    Central Coast

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE BEST SERVICE you could ask for! Waiters were helping each other out and looking to make sure everyone was well taken care of. Victor gets a HUGE SHOUT OUT! He is a great human being who runs the bar and helps out who ever needs it. We had a fabulous meal. We tried two different salads, both were well seasoned and delicious. I had the branzino and my date had the pasta with pheasant and mushroom. Both dishes were very flavorful and fresh. We had a lovely dessert. Our drinks were very well mixed. A fabulous evening.
  23. s

    s2artr

    Los Angeles

    384 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    384 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Nice ambience. Great for pre-theatre dining complimentary valet parking a real plus. Most restaurants in downtown area either do not offered parking or have expensive valet parking. We will return again soon.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, super service, attractive downtown setting.
  25. CY

    CathyY

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The staff was really great, our server Joe was amazing, good recommendations, really patient and attentive! The food was superb - we had the Braised short rib - I'd say it is a must have :-)
  26. M

    Mark

    Los Angeles

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a special evening at Drago, but especially so if the sommelier Mark is there. Extraordinary service and hospitality that you don’t see in most restaurants these days. Take your fine bottle and head straight to Drago, and make sure Mark is there. The food is also incredible as is the waitstaff. Have a wonderful night!
  27. MR

    MarisolR

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience was warm and welcoming. The food exquisite. It was so good I dined here twice in one week.
  28. BP

    BrettP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing. Even the small, overpriced $22 caesar salad was excellent. But, the salad took ~40 minutes to arrive and we only had an hour for our DTLA lunch. The manager was not very apologetic, instead said they were slammed and got behind. Not the best customer service in general, but blaming their internal issues on having too many customers is ridiculous. Fortunately they were willing to comp the salad so we didn't have to pay double its value after all! Wait service was a bit slow, but professional and friendly; the food delay was not their fault. Not sure I will be back any time soon, especially if I only have 75 minutes for lunch.
  29. JJ

    JulieJ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, wine and atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone!
  30. DC

    DonC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, and overall experience very good. Going to concert and got us out with plenty of time. We all enjoyed our visit.
  31. RK

    RobK

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Dessert was delicious, but the entrees weren't very good.
  32. BC

    BethC

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was very good and the patio dining was lovely. Good for a special occasion. While the food was very good, I do think it was a bit over-priced for what it was.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    We were forced to order
  34. LA

    LyndaA

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious upscale Italian cuisine. Elegant decor.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very good quality food and service
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent Italian restaurant near theaters and museum with free parking!
  37. N

    Norma

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a treat to come back to this wonderful restaurant. The food, service and ambiance are excellent. Recommend for special occasions and/or romantic dinners.
  38. CJ

    CarolineJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service. Relaxing atmosphere.
  39. JD

    JeffreyD

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience . Pastas we’re truly social. Wine service was first rate. Lamb loin was outstanding.
  40. FG

    FoodGuy

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and outstanding service. Noise level was a little more than usual compared to prior visits but not so much as to interfere with conversation. All in all, great food and great service (from our server Joe).

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 4.6 stars by 3417 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 6 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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