Ago - West Hollywood

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Ago, the elegant Italian Trattoria named after its celebrated executive chef partner Agostino Sciandri, is one of the latest additions to grace the enclave of prestigious restaurants in West Hollywood. Satiating the palate is an unusual and enticing variety of pasta dishes, seafood and steaks, Spaghetti allo Scglio, and Risotto Ai Funghi.
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Central Coast
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

It was ok. We had dinner on Sunday night. It wasn’t busy at all and inside of restaurant was almost empty but outside was maybe 1/3 full.
The service wasn’t great at the beginning but I guess they figure out we order so many and started changing their service attitude.
Food was good but I felt I’ve never felt WOW! And pizza wasn’t my taste and felt like TJ’s frozen pizza.

I think they were used to be great but other competitors get better than this restaurant.

OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service and food were equally as bad. Not one mention of our 50th anniversary. Haven’t been there in a few years. Not sure what happened. Big disconnect.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Food took two hours to come out of the kitchen. She kept asking. Got apologizes from staff but no results. Finally our food came out, literally two plates at a time. Everything came out at different times. It was a Birthday celebration gone bad. No compensation offered. No free dessert. Nothing. When the bull cane they automatically added the tip so we couldn’t add our own. They knew we were dissatisfied, so they gave themselves an 18 percent. The place has changed dramatically from before. Run and managed terribly. The manager has no personal skills and doesn’t care about customers. I will never go back
FYI. I live down the street and I frequent the restaurant twice a month. They know my face. They know my family. Yet they don’t care. I bet the place will close down soon

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Ago has always been one of my favorite restaurants in LA. However, this past experience was not a good one. I ordered the rack of lamb which was mostly fat. It had been seared quickly on a flt top stove. The sauteed spinach on the side was bitter. I would have mentioned something to the waiter but the only person who came by was the busboy who was more interested in selling us another bottle of sparking water. It's a shame, because for years, they have produced consistently good food and service.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding attention to detail. A wonderful dining experience. Thank you to everyone involved at Ago.

MW
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Eric, our waiter was professional and very friendly.

CC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere food and service we will definitely back thank you for a wonderful dinner

EM
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent. Highly recommend. Been going here since opened - 20 years .

C
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic and always consistently Yummy for drinks ,appetizers,dinner and deserts!

LA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Dinner for 3 at Ago was better than real good, but not quite great. Don’t take me wrong, as we’d all go back again, but some places on the Westside are new or newly remodeled

DH
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

Very rude waiter. Food was fine but did not fit the description on the menu. Signs not clear that the car park was operated by independent valet service therefore no parking validation. Overall really bad. I'm surprised they ever get any repeat custom.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service excellent food our waiter Eric was impeccable.

AW
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We were nicely greeted when we arrived. When we were seated it was a very small table for four. We asked for this other round table which was larger. The manager had refused us. His reason was it was a table for 7 people and it was reserved. There was four place settings at the time. In the end.... after some discussion he said fine. The food was good but not exceptional so not deserving of five stars. Service was acceptable but not polished so again no five. Finally that entire evening the restaurant was 1/2 full and we never saw the magnificent Seven arrive. Perhaps they went elsewhere.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and top notch service.

IF
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

I’ve been to Ago a few times now and I’ve always had exceptional service until the other night when our server disappeared. Another server had to finish serving my table and give us the bill. The food was exceptional, as always, though.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luca is the best! Amazing experience !!!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Overall, VERY POOR, and not at all as expected based on several previous positive experiences. We made our reservation and arrived early. We asked for outside seating on the Patio, one of the best things about the restaurant. Although the Patio was nearly empty, we were seated by Luka at an abysmal table in the corner, looking at the Bussing Station. He was also our waiter. Our entrees were unbelievably slow and people seated after us were finishing entrees before ours even arrived. The food was good; we all had specials for which prices were not provided. The prices for the specials were well above prices on the menu. Despite having one of the best patios in town and usually decent food, we will NEVER return.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

The filet of sole was over cooked. The veal milanese was so so. It was very loud and the service was terrible.

I don’t ever give reviews but the restaurant needs to know so they can correct.

KA
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Servers need to be a little more attentive to guest. The rest of the staff was much nicer.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Cozy atmosphere, delicious food

h
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service great food
love it love it love it
I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was a perfect experience... amazing food and service!!!

DT
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food made up for the outdoor noise. Would have been better with a fiber glass barrier between the street and diners.

MR
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ago is always excellent with brilliant service and delicious food!

K
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, nice patio, good food. They made my bachelorette party a great time!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good place

s
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everything was good except the noise level. We were sitting next to a table with a big group, they were extremely loud, we hardly could hear each other & it was very annoying.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome experience. Wayne at the bar and our server Christian were very attentive and made our meal unforgettable. We will definitely be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly & welcoming staff , delicious food!

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Good ambiance. Loved it!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Below average

TR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent truffle pizza & pasta
Lamb chops were delicious as was the steak

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food, poor service. There were only about four tables occupied so surprising we kept having to signal the wait staff.

MQ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Needed a new Italian Restaurant to go to after Café Med on The Strip Closed. AGO is my new go to. Easy Valet Parking $10, nice ambiance inside the restaurant however I prefer the Patio. Great for Families too! The food was wonderful and service was good. Will return soon

RS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food and service for years. They even prepare my grandma's special pasta sauce for me!

EA
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Ago!

m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

This place used to be fantastic, so sad its a shell of what it was. Service was subpar, the restaurant was dirty and the food was disappointing.

C
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant soooo much! Our server was so personable and kind. Everyone made us feel like we were family and the food was delicious! It was our favorite dining experience of this LA trip!!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Any occasion is perfect

RW
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and, ambiance!! Perfect for family and friends to enjoy a great meal and be able to enjoy each other’s company!!