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Drago Ristorante Opens at Petersen Museum

You can now find food as sleek as the architecture at the Petersen Museum, with a new Drago restaurant open there this week.

Food at the Petersen Museum has received as big a makeover as the building’s dramatic new exterior.  On December 12, Drago Ristorante opened in the museum, bringing a new, much more up-scale vibe to on-site dining.

According to a story in EaterLA, the original Drago, in Santa Monica, closed in 2012, but the owners have remained active in the local food scene, with another Drago outpost downtown, and several other restaurants around the city.

The food at the new location is billed as “contemporary Italian cuisine” and includes handmade pastas, salads, meat and fish options (including burgers at lunch), and “brick oven pizza.”

Both the food and decor appear sleek and modern, which EaterLA noted:

“…seems to be in line with the Petersen Automotive Museum’s new exterior aesthetic, with clean swooping lines and an international look by Felderman Keatinge + Associates. Stanley Felderman and co-designer Nancy Keatinge call it a “streamlined modernism,” melding traditional and contemporary elements, much like Drago’s approach to the food.”

Drago is open at the Petersen Sunday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., serving both lunch and dinner.  The lunch menu is a bit more casual than dinner options.

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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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