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Ago Restaurant

Map & Directions 8478 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • Italian
  • Sun 6pm-10:30pm, Mon-Fri 12pm-2:30pm, Mon-Sat 6pm-11pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express
  • Business Dining, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Required
  • Valet Parking


LA Weekly's Description

Tuscany, the mammoth Italian province most famous for Gucci, the Renaissance and Da Vinci Code tours, has a cuisine that stretches from steak to beans and back again. You will occasionally find vegetables in a Tuscan restaurant, a roasted bird or two, and pasta sauced with the remnants of a wild boar. But mostly there is meat. It is not accidental that Solociccia, where celebrity butcher Dario Cecchini serves up to a dozen courses of meat in a single meal, is located in the heart of Tuscany. Located in the heart of Little Tuscany, a Brentwood neighborhood where you are never farther than a block or two from a $400 sweater or a bowl of spaghetti pomodoro, Toscana pumps out plate after plate of steak and beans, as well as the tricolor salads, flattened chickens and four-cheese pizza that have come to define “Tuscan” cooking in Los Angeles. Toscana’s imitators are legion. But the alpha wolf of Los Angeles Tuscan is probably Ago, co-owned by Toscana czar Agostino Sciandri and a host of Hollywood dudes including the Weinstein brothers and Robert De Niro, where it all comes down to steak and beans: big, juicy, profoundly blackened ribeyes and fiorentini grilled in the smoky wood oven. Night after night, Ago is as packed as the Donatello room at the Uffizi on a summer afternoon.

Member Reviews

  • likemestephen wrote a review for Ago Restaurant
    on 11/23/09

    My favorite Italian food In LA. I seem to pick off of plates every time but always get the spaghetti allo scoglio and never disappointed.

  • GaliB wrote a review for Ago Restaurant
    on 08/28/08

    What most appeals to me here is the authenticity. Real Italians! Real Italian Food!

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  • Bravo on 01/27/10

    Fun celeb scene. Great Italian. -Galina Sobolev, Launch My Line

  • Cooking Channel on 02/23/11

    The Spaghetti Allo Scoglio is just like being in Livorno, on the coast of Tuscany! - Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos, Extra Virgin

  • Jody T. on 07/14/13

    Great food and amazing service. A little on the pricey side, but worth it.

  • Johnny P. on 05/25/13

    Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Keith Richards

  • Kim F. on 03/13/13

    Try the Rigatoni with Lamb Ragu - These were extra large tube pasta (larger than usual rigatoni) with a rich lamb ragu. Yum! (via @Foodspotting)

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