Drago – Santa Monica

One of our favorite lunch places is Drago in Santa Monica.

We always start with Arancine as an amuse.

Gooey and gorgeous inside of the Arancine

Mozza’s Arancine – little balls of nothing

BYO White Wine

Grilled Shrimp with Citrus Vinaigrette, Mandarin Orange, Fennel and Frisee – delicious

BYO Red Wine

Spaghetti al Cartoccio “Seafood Spaghetti, light Garlic-Tomato Sauce -this dish can be a disaster if the seafood is overcooked – not at Drago – perfect mussels, excellent shrimp, tender scallops and squid

On the left Fettuccine alla Bolognese and on the right Risotto with Sausage – my husband always asks for a split order and they are more than accomodating.

Cheese to finish the red wine

A perfect lunch.

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2 Responses to “Drago – Santa Monica”


  1. 1 stuffycheaks February 4, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Looks delicious! What a great idea – split order of pasta! I’ll definitely be doing that. What’s the corkage fee? Thanks!

  2. 2 lizziee February 4, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    stuffycheaks, we have been going to Drago for years. For us there is no corkage, but we share wine with our servers. I would call the restaurant and check.


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