Drago – Santa Monica

Drago is our neighborhood go to restaurant. We have known Celestino Drago for years and not only  has he aged very well over the years, but he is as gracious as ever.



drago tuna

New amuse – tuna tartare on a potato crisp – good, but I do miss the Arancini

drago prawns

Grilled Santa Barbara prawns on caponata with basil oil, drops of balsamic, topped with crispy garlic strips- the prawns were head on and just meant for sucking every bit. The caponata was perfect and a great compliment to the prawns.

drago john pasta

Risotto with sausage and Spaghetti Bottarga – cured tuna roe, garlic, bread crumbs, EVO- this is my husband’s favorite combination and Drago always does a split of the two.

drago liz pasta

Tortelloni filled with pumpkin, sage, butter and Parmesan cheese – October food and “homey” delicious.

byo wine - drago

BYO wine

A quick lunch that just hit the right notes.


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