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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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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to come celebrate my husband's birthday here after reading the thousand's of awesome reviews, those reviews were accurate. We ordered their dry meat appetizers, octopus, and burrata as appetizers. Flavio was kind enough to even repair an eyeglass of one of our friend (can you believe that)!!! Ben our server was on top of all the specialty of... More 

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Thank Dorothy Y
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't think interior was anything special, although there was a nice fire pit in the outside seating area. Steaks have a lovely golden caramelized crust, pasta is homemade and perfectly cooked. Mascarpone cheesecake is delightful. Great service!

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Thank gwilsonmd
Catawba, Virginia
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was good and the food very tasty. I found it a little loud, but that may have been because of a large party seated right behind us. The scallop entree was very good. The tuna appetizer was also good, but the portion was quite small (5 pieces not much bigger than a quarter).

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Thank foxtail1
Cowan Heights
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

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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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
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Reviewed 30 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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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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221 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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
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
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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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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