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.
Celestino Drago has set new standards in the evolution of Italian cooking in America. With a Los Angeles restaurant empire under his belt and enough stars to merit his “celestial” name, Celestino is still found every morning rolling out giant mountains of dough to make fresh pastas and breads for his restaurants or at local farmer’s markets scouring for fresh produce. At Enoteca Drago, a lifetime of culinary exploration culminates in seasonal menus based on the simple joy of discovering a new favorite in the oldest, most beloved flavors of Italy.
After work, pop in for a thirst-quenching glass of Chianti as you snack on a bite of crispy parmigiano reggiano and salty-sweet prosciutto di Parma. Expand your knowledge of the idiosyncratic wines of Italy with tasting flights, quartinos, and carafes. Bring a friend and splurge on Celestino’s signature Piedmontese Porterhouse for two.
A dynamic wine program that enhances taste and flavor discovery completes this feast for the senses. Enoteca Drago’s traditional Italian wine bar with 250+ bottles and over 50 Italian wines available by the glass (or for purchase) dovetails fluently with Celestino’s cuisine. Echoing the unique regional character of the food in both scope and depth, Wine Director Alessandro Sbrendola has a solid collection that highlights many unusual selections from up-and-coming boutique wineries. This all-Italian lineup is an astute but not intimidating collection that celebrates wine and food pairing without pretension or price discrimination.
The private upstairs dining room is perfect for an intimate occasion to entertain 10-40 guests for a sit down dinner or up to 90 guests for standing cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres. The room has a pull down video screen and audio/visual equipment for business dinner/presentations. The dining room is a bit for formal than the downstairs with tablecloths, candles and carpeting making for a more intimate, romantic dining experience. Call us for your next event in this elegant setting at 310-786-8236.
Come taste 4 delicious wines anytime after 5pm every Wednesday in the bar area while nibbling on authentic Italian thin crust pizzas and appetizers for $25.00, plus tax and service.