Celestino Drago and the entire team at Drago Santa Monica would like to personally thank you for your warm continuous support over the last 20 years. Drago restaurant has been sold, although Drago Special Events & Catering will continue to cater your private parties. For more information, please contact our Special Event & Catering Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Born from a romantic vision of traditional Italian wine shops, trattorias and osterias, Master Chef Celestino Drago presents Enoteca Drago, the quintessential neighborhood ristorante, wine bar and pizzeria. Serving daily with separate Enoteca (small plates), Pizze, Salumeria, and traditional menus, Celestino's progressive sampling of food and wine pays homage to the mosaic of regional Italian cuisine with earnest authenticity.
Gourmet Magazine calls il Pastaio "a taste of heaven," and says" the cooks in il Pastaio's kitchen have angel's hands." Los Angeles Magazine critic's choice ranked it "one of the top ten new restaurants." It's no wonder this friendly neighborhood trattoria has been a favorite meeting place, satisfying locals and visiting customers with its mouthwatering pasta since opening in 1994.
Chef Celestino Drago introduces his latest concept rediscovering local Italian dishes, which are revisited with the aid of modern cooking techniques and inserted into a modern context. The menu is representative of the cultural diversity of Italy. It emphasizes fresh, high quality ingredients reflecting old flavors that have defined Italian cuisine for centuries.