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Ago

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8478 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069-5313
+1 323-655-6333
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
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Sun 18:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Los angeles
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612 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

The title says it all..... It's a real, high end, Italian restaurant, with all the real Italian food, appetizers, handmade pasta, the real extra thin veal Milanese, fresh seafood, great desserts. High end food, service and prices. You might spot celebrities having dinner there. Go for it!

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1 Thank ManuLLosangeles
Beverly Hills, California
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Great Atmosphere and fantastic service. Reservations are honored on time. Valet parking. The fish is the signature dish.

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Thank Ronald S
California
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Starters: Veal ravioli and peach martinis are excellent. Grilled octopus and the mussels were also great. We had a party of four and we all enjoyed our cocktails, appetizers and entrees. Dessert: does not seem to be their strong suit. With the suggestion of the server, we order the white chocolate tort and tri-berries cheesecake and for good measure threw... More 

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Los Angeles
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

This is a restaurant that I've always wanted to try. I was a little disappointed in the "standard" Italian menu - nothing interesting or that I couldn't get somewhere else for a fraction of the price. The food was fine, but nothing special. The scene is what you are really paying for. If you want to see celebrities, so here.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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120 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

We came here on a Sunday evening with 9 people and were seated on the patio. It was a great choice for dinner. It is pricier but in my opinion but not outrageous. Many restaurants in LA are spendy so we had no issue with the pricing. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I had the pasta... More 

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long island, Ny
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126 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

came here for lunch and only had the Burrata which was the best ever (seriously I tried it everywhere on our vacation). my husband had the pizza and he scarfed it down so I'm sure it was amazing. I liked the patio and wish we could have come back for dinner. next time in LA dinner at Ago!

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Winnetka, Illinois
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

Went here with a group of 12 and had the back room. We could control the music playing and let the staff serve us a chef's selection across the entire evening. All in all a fantastic setting with great food and excellent service. Lots of fun cars to look at in the parking lot too! A must see in West... More 

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ridgewood,nj
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

Although it is known for it's food, Ago serves the best peach martini with fresh slices of peach in the glass. We were a party of eight and enjoying both red and white wines, but when I was served my martini most of the table decided to have one too. We had burrata cheese, veal, fresh fish and everything was... More 

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Munich, Germany
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

We went to Ago with a group of eight. We clearly were not the crowd the waiters would expect to dine there. Most of us weren't hungry enough for a full 3-course menu. So we ordered Pizzas, Risottos and Lasagnes - all of which costs about 20 dollars each for starter sized portions. The Risottos weren't made with proper Risotto... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Let me cut to the chase; I'm 62 and have dined in more than my share of fine restaurants in several countries. The meal I had at Ago the night before last was, simply put, just outstanding! I'm currently doing some consulting work with the World Trade Center in San Diego and three of us had just finished attending 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Saturday
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8478 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069-5313
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  West Hollywood>  > West Hollywood
  • Neighbourhood: West Hollywood
  • Phone Number: +1 323-655-6333

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West Hollywood
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