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Ago

Los Angeles, California, neighborhood, walking tour, West Hollywood

Photo: Rachel Levin

8478 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA, 90069, United States
TEL: (323) 655-6333

Agostino Sciandri and actor Robert De Niro teamed to open this Tuscan trattoria in 1997. Out front, there are cypress and olive trees, as well as an enclosed patio to protect against (rare) inclement weather. The dining room itself has an exhibition kitchen and a glass and steel bar. The key piece of kitchen equipment is the wood-burning oven, which eschews pizzas in favor of proteins like a 22-ounce T-bone steak and baby rack of lamb. Other choices include the pounded and breaded veal chop, cylindrical paccheri pasta with lamb ragú, and tomato-based seafood risotto. Dolci are classic Italian, consisting of cannoli, tiramisu, and gelato.

Insider Tip:

Ago primarily relies on boxed pastas, though they’ve been known to make fresh pasta specials. The meat dishes really are the focus of the menu here.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Celeb-Owned
  • Dinner
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Notable Wine List
  • Open Kitchen/Watch the Chef
  • Private Room Available
  • Patio/Outdoor Seating
  • Parking Available
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: Italian

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