Celestino Drago

Celestino Drago

Los Angeles

About Celestino Drago

Chef Celestino Drago is the Executive Chef/Owner of Drago Centro. He has played an integral role in the ever-evolving dining scene in Los Angeles for over two decades. Originally from Sicily, he is regarded as one of the pioneers of Italian Cuisine in the US and has become one of Los Angeles’ most celebrated chefs.


  • Best New Chefs
    Food & Wine
  • Top Ten New Restaurants (il Pastaio)
    Los Angeles magazine
  • Guest Chef
    James Beard Foundation
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in LA

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Pappardelle al Fagiano
$$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Italian, Downtown
"This pasta is rustic yet refined and super delicious. They make all of their own pastas in-house and this one usually stays on the menu. It has morel mushrooms and pieces of braised pheasant in a buttery meat jus that comes together perfectly. They will split it for you so you can try a few different pastas which I totally recommend."
La bistecca
$$$, Happy Hour, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Italian, Downtown
"This is 35 ounces (or something obscene like that). One entrée serves four people! It's pan-roasted until the outside of the steak is charred all over and then sliced tableside. I get the bone, which is amazing as well. This is just a super steak."