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Chef Celestino Drago to feature ‘Throwback’ dishes to say goodbye to Drago Santa Monica

Drago Santa Monica to close at the end of January

After serving 21 years of authentic and modern Italian cuisine, Chef and Owner Celestino Drago will be closing Drago Santa Monica by the end of this month. In commemoration of Drago Santa Monica’s last 21 years, Chef Celestino is offering additional throwback menu items to the current menu featuring seven dishes from the original 1991 menu starting Monday, January 9th to the end of the month.

Although Drago Santa Monica will be missed, worry not, as you can still enjoy Chef Celestino’s other 3 restaurants Drago Centro in Downtown Los Angeles, Enoteca Drago and Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills. Chef Celestino also offers Drago Catering for private events at home as well as at Drago’s new event venue – Casa Bianca in Culver City. 2628 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403. 310-828-1585.

Tramezzino Di Polenta, Funghi, Fonduta Al Tartufo
Polenta sandwich, wild mushrooms, fontina cheese, truffle fondue
$13

Fegato D’Anatra, Aceto Balsamico, Indivia
Sautéed duck liver, aged balsamic glace, grilled Belgium endive
$17

Pasta N’Caciata Alla Siciliana
Baked ziti, meat and cheese sauce, wrapped with eggplant
$18

Tagliolini Bianchi E Neri con Cappesante
Black and white tagliolini, bay scallops sauce
$18

Spaghetti con Bottarga
Spaghetti with pressed dried tuna caviar, garlic and chile
$18

Quaglie Arrosto, Ripiene, Polenta Alla Griglia
Sausage-filled quail, grilled polenta, saltimbocca sauce
$30

Agnello All’Agrodolce, Tortino Di Patate e Funghi Alla Griglia
Pan roasted lamb loin, potato tart, grilled mushrooms, sweet & sour
$32

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