When Celestino Drago opened his first restaurant more than 20 years ago, his goal was to share the flavor of Italy with Los Angeles. It started with Drago in Santa Monica and continued to grow. With four restaurants, Drago, Enoteca Drago, Il Pastaio and Drago Centro, Celestino continues to be one of the premier Italian chefs in the United States.
Additionally, Celestino operates Dolce Forno Bakery, located in Culver City. Dolce Forno not only provides baked goods to all of the restaurants, but other area eateries as well. It is not uncommon to see a Dolce Forno Bakery truck transversing the streets of Los Angeles, making deliveries.
Drago also provides catering and air catering services. Drago Air provides catering services to some of the top airlines. If you fly first class, chances are you probably enjoyed one of Celestino’s delicious dishes.
Below, find out more about each restaurant and our staff.
Before Celestino and his brothers began dominating the Italian restaurant scene in Los Angeles, Arturo worked side by side with Celestino to bring the true...
I was born in Memphis Tennessee, lived in St. Louis, New Orleans, Chicago and now Los Angeles. The city of New Orleans taught me to love...
Chef Francisco Jensen was born in Southern California. He began cooking at 20 years old at the Annandale Golf Course.