Ago
8478 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 655-6333
 
Cross Streets: 1/2 Block east of La Cienega
Parking:  Valet
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta
Services: Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
 
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. And Hollywood loves it!

The popular chef who came into prominence as co-owner and chef extraordinaire of Toscana in Brentwood (gaining a loyal following among its star-studded clientele) says, "This was a one-and-a-half million dollar remodeling project. Everything is new," he stresses, about the site, which formerly housed five popular restaurant ventures.

A stone wall archway separates the dining areas allowing guests to view and sit next to the restaurant's main attraction - a fully exposed, state-of-the-art, stainless steel kitchen with wood-burning oven, where Agostino and staff go all out preparing the full repertoire of dishes that defines northern and central Italy.'

"The menu merges what's best of three regions of Italy Tuscany, Liguria and Emilio Romano," notes Agostino. Satiating the palate is an unusual and enticing variety of pasta dishes, seafood and steaks, Spaghetti allo Scoglio and Risotto Ai Funghi.

House specialties include Fritto Misto Mare (mixed fried fish); Pollo alla Toscana (Tuscan-styled chicken, cooked in herbs) served with fried vegetables; and Agostino's incomparable signature dish - Bistecca alla Fiorentina. The specialty entrees prepared in a variety of delectable sauces, (Agostino's forte), revel the one identifying difference between upscale and trattoria dining - price.

"You can order a special "off-the-menu" item for $50.00 or a chicken dish served with potatoes for $16.00" said Agostino. "It's a rich man - poor man type of food. The same as you get in Italy." Toscana in Brentwood is a destination for entertainment VIPs as well as business executives and "locals". Judging from the formidable list of investors, Ago, which is closer the action and more accessible to the Hollywood crowd, has joined the cluster of venues in a town where deals are sealed while steaks, seafood, chicken and chops are seared to perfection.
 
 
Need to know details about this restaurant
Reservations
Recommended
Dress Code
Business Casual
Hours
Monday - Wednesday 12 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Thursday - Friday 12:00 p,m. - 11:30 p.m.
Saturday 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Sunday 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Good to know details about this restaurant
Payment Method
Cash, Visa/MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Card
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining
Alcohol
Full Bar
Price Range
$$$$$ ($31 and above)
Dining Options
Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Open Late
Monday - Saturday until 11:30 p.m.
Other
Outdoor Seating, Power Lunches, Romantic, Date Place
Specialties
Bistecca alla Fiorentina - 22oz. Certified Angus Beef t-bone steak served with rosemary potatoes. Prepared in a wood burning oven.
Restaurant Style
Casual Elegant Dining
Facilities
Private Room up to 40 people.