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8478 Melrose Ave. (La Cienega Blvd.) Send to Phone
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AGO is a true Los Angeles classic, catering to the stars, moguls and the happy few in between.
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AGO, West Hollywood, CA

AGO Restaurant Review

: Restaurateur and partner Agostini Sciandri envisioned AGO as his version of a Tuscan trattoria. The restaurant has become a true Los Angeles classic, catering to the stars, moguls and the happy few in between. It's no wonder, given that the other partners include Robert De Niro, Ridley Scott, the Weinstein brothers, Gianni Nunnari and Meir Tepper. The glitzy clientele comes here to enjoy casual Italian food on the al fresco terrace, bordered by cypress and olive trees and covered with tendrils of grapevines and bougainvillea, or in the somewhat rustic dining room. The open kitchen and bar add ambience to the space. In the back, away from all the hoopla, is the private Rotunda Room where vintage wines are also housed. You will find antipasti and insalate such as creamy burrata with green beans; arugula, tomatoes and shaved Parmesan; and carpaccio di manzo (beef carpaccio). Move on to the pasta, especially pappardelle in wild boar rag├╣, before ordering sliced filet mignon with arugula and shaved Parmesan, bone-in veal chop or half an herb-roasted chicken with spinach and rosemary potatoes. Desserts include the basics like tiramisu, cannoli and torta della nonna. The wine list is quite well developed with Italian, French, Californian and Spanish selections. This is the ideal place if you want to feel like a star in a relaxed atmosphere.

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wonderful 21st birthday meal at Ago
by kelly19 on Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:29 pm
I don't normally post reviews but I was so impressed I will make an exception on this occasion.
Booked Ago from London for Thursday 3rd December, as was in LA for my daughter's 21st birthday treat. I briefly mentioned that it was her birthday when I booked.
The table was booked for 8pm and we were offered the inside or patio tables - opted for patio. The restaurant was pretty empty when we arrived, but quickly filled up. We were seated right away. Service was wonderful - waiter was attentive. The waiter brought bottles of sparkling water (no charge), we ordered a bottle of wine and shared a green salad as starters. My only minor complaint was that it was so dark - I had to hold the candle to my menu to read it!!!! We both had pasta for our main courses - lovely.
A wonderful touch - the waiter bought out a tiramisu with a candle for my daughter's birthday (again no charge). Johnny Depp came in and sat at the next table. My daughter was thrilled (although he was wearing dark glasses so don't know how he could read menu!!!!!)
When we left the entire staff was so friendly - they made us feel very special. They rushed over and held our hands as we walked down the steps, even gave us each a glass of champagne - for the birthday girl, as we waited for a cab. A perfect birthday meal. Can't rate this highly enough, highlight of our trip.
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