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Drago Centro

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525 S Flower St Ste 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2247 (Bet. 5 & 6 street)
+1 213-228-8998
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11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Cowan Heights
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a superb dinner in a room that was formerly a Bank of America vault. Service was excellent, food cooked in the room and room was quiet enough for conversation.

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Thank CBeam
Santa Clarita, California
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Went there for dinner a couple of days ago. Food quality is high and food tastes well. Service was pretty slow even it was mid week and the restaurant was not full. Portions are pretty small and you have to order starter, entree and dessert to not go home hungry. For the portion size it was pretty expensive.

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Thank Markus H
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Chef Drago needs a lesson in presentation of food... the crab arugula pesto dish looks like baby doodoo... the risotto with squash looks like a bowl of oatmeal... the food tastes good ...but a "chef" of this caliber should know better...

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Thank mazelberic
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

We expected to have a high end delicious Italian meal. While the servers were excellent, the food was not. The ahi tuna appetizer was limp and somewhat smelly and while we did not send it back we did not finish the very small portion. I had steak, my spouse pork. The steak was served with a sparse presentation of almost... More 

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Thank Carol S
Napa Valley, California
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199 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I love that we ordered a lot of different things. This trip we had anti pasti including the Italian meats and cheeses. They have fresh bread that is worth the calories. The olive oil served has a balanced acidity that would be great on salads at home. It was great on the breads. You need to try their savory beignets.... More 

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Thank Cali-Native2015
Laguna Beach, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Probably have dined here more than 20 times over past five years. Last couple of visits, entree portions have decidedly shrunk. It's one thing if you're doing the tasting menu, but when you're ordering an appetizer or salad and an entree and the portions come out tasting-menu sized, it's a bit disappointing given the prices. I had the papparadelle with... More 

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Thank FoodieMonster
San Francisco, California
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Dec. 23rd, It was an important first meeting of the parents of our son's girlfriend. The weather was stormy with downpour rain so we allowed an extra 1/2 an hour and arrived at 7:15 pm for the 7:30 dinner. We checked in with the host, Francesco. And were asked to wait at the bar which was right next to the... More 

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Thank sfeats
Chino Hills, California
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I've been to restaurants downtown before and there are so many hIdden gems. But Drago Centro is one I want to be a regular thing. I met with friends for lunch in the heart of the financial district. La Burrata to start was epic - so full of flavor and freshness. Le Linguine (white wine clams) was cooked perfectly and... More 

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Thank Jackie O
Los Angeles, California, United States
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138 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a white tablecloth, fine dining establishment, so plan to spend a couple of hours and a decent amount of $$$ for a really delicious meal. Portions are amusingly small; my husband and I ordered 3 entrees between us in addition to his appetizer and my salad. The kitchen seems to be obsessed with making dots of sauce on... More 

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Clarksville, Maryland
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211 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

A large group of us had what I would call a very nice meal with good food but not exceptional or memorable. Very good burrata, a great wine list , friendly staff in a pretty setting

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$50
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 S Flower St Ste 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2247
    (Bet. 5 & 6 street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-228-8998

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
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