Drago Centro

Row 1

525 S Flower St (at 4th St)
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 228-8998
$ $ $
Mon, Wed–Fri: 11:30 AM–2:30 PM Tue, Sat–Sun: 5:00 PM–10:00 PM

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  • The cooking here includes both handcrafted pasta the pappardelle with pheasant and the handmade spaghetti with Sicilian almond pesto are wonderful and steak, fish and duck.
  • Come to sample Drago Centro and others at this years Gold Standard on 3/6/11! http://bit.ly/iaPthT
  • Go @metrolosangeles to 7th & imbibe @barandkitchen @RiveraDTLA @dragocentro #dtla - http://ht.ly/5CuJd
  • All day weekday happy hour has standards & wine from $5 to $8 and quality beers at $6 or less. You can enjoy a pair of Kobe sliders for $6 or the popular $4 pizza. Mon-Fri, 11am-10pm Sat-Sun, 5-10pm!
  • Order two of whatever Sommelier Michael Shearin recommends.
  • Expect some of the freshest traditional Italian food in the area, masterfully prepared, served in a cool, chic dining room. The atmosphere alone make this a great downtown spot. [Eater 38 Member]
  • For parking, follow the red sign on the corner of 5th and Flower, go underground and valet; it's free for 4 hours.
  • Los Angeles Magazine says, "Huge windows and a leaning tower of wine tell you that you're in LA, while pastas by Celestino Drago make you feel like you're in Italy."
  • Featured in LA Weekly's "L.A.'s Best Cocktails: Our 55 favorites and where to find them." (Click 'More Info')
  • Try the Trdgrd cocktail - made with Karlsson's Gold Vodka!
  • For two nights in January 2012, Executive Chef Ian Gresik will be teaching a class to those with a culinary curiosity on pasta. Guests will be served in The Vault w/ personalized pasta tasting.
  • The truffle calzone is only $10 on the bar menu and it's HUGE.
  • Michael Shearin and Jaymee Mandeville have outdone themselves with the Spring Cockail Menu! The mezcal-based Green Flash is a standout; don't forget to nibble the Navan-infused raisins.
  • Featured on LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!
  • The most interesting stuffed pasta dish is something called pane frattau sardo, paper-thin Sardinian bread baked with layers of tomato sauce, salame and egg yolk.
  • Definitely check out the all-day bar menu (Happy Hour all day!) but if you come during lunch, ask for the panini bar menu. $9.50 paninis and $3 salads.
  • Great place for Dine LA!
  • All day happy hour & amazing mussels. Moscow Mule & free parking. Everyone in DTLA should thank me.
  • The standout of Jaymee Mandeville's Spring Cocktail Menu is the Nebbia Rossa, a neo-Negroni made with Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Campari, Bittermens Citron Sauvage, Dolin Blanc.
  • Mix and match the happy hour and regular dinner menus at the bar. The best pizzas and pastas in downtown.