The time is always.
And the new place is Osteria Drago, an airy hideout of Italian-ness from one of the city’s most trusted masters of marinara, now soft-open on the Sunset Strip.
You’ll find this place in the former home of Il Sole, but a few things have changed. First, it looks more like a beachy little find on the Amalfi Coast, with white walls, bleached woods, a smooth marble bar and a deep, deep wine list.
And maybe most importantly, the new man behind this is Celestino Drago, who’s served you more power dinners of osso buco and sangiovese at Drago Centro these last few years than your accountant would care to tabulate.
Which doesn’t mean you’re stopping with the power dinners. Next time you’re meeting your client in WeHo rather than Downtown—here you go. All the squid-ink spaghetti and spinach lasagna with prosciutto and reggiano you could want.
If you need privacy for your meeting, the place is full of quiet corners—there are three interconnected little coves and an intimate front porch. All of which, we should note, translate nicely into a date-type situation.
Or even just an actual date.