Luxury Italian dining in Downtown Los Angeles, Drago Centro incorporates the rich experience of Chef Celestino Drago's native Italy, and the modern urban setting of Downtown LA.
The use of full-height glass at the exterior storefront brings the surrounding Architecture inside, and strong architectural features within the space - such as a 15 foot high cantilevered glass enclosed wine tower, tumbled stone walls and a vaulted ceiling throughout the dining space - become iconic elements.
Intimate tables and booths, large family-style tables, an elegant private dining room and a large outdoor lounge and dining area all play a part in the unique urban dining experience.
Accessed from the outdoor lounge is an old bank vault that has been transformed into a demonstration kitchen that serves as a venue for private events as well as demonstration dining and wine tasting.
Architect: CAUSSEAUX | ARC, Inc.
Project Designer: Felderman Keatinge Associates
Landlord: Thomas Properties Group
Landscape Architect: Orange Street Studio
Lighting Consultant: Patrick B Quigley + Assoc.
Custom Wine Tower: dTank
Contractor: Environmental Contracting
Project Location: Los Angeles, California
Project Size: 10,000 SF
Completion Date: 2008