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“Great restaurant for dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ago

Ago
8478 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (West Hollywood)
(323) 655-6333
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Ranked #51 of 340 Restaurants in West Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: West Hollywood
washington
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great restaurant for dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We came here on a Sunday evening with 9 people and were seated on the patio. It was a great choice for dinner. It is pricier but in my opinion but not outrageous. Many restaurants in LA are spendy so we had no issue with the pricing. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I had the pasta with lamb in the sauce and it was excellent. One of the members of our party had been here multiple times and felt it still lived up to his expectations. The staff/ownership appears to be the same. Highly recommend it for a nice evening out.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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long island, Ny
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119 reviews 119 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“deliciousness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

came here for lunch and only had the Burrata which was the best ever (seriously I tried it everywhere on our vacation). my husband had the pizza and he scarfed it down so I'm sure it was amazing. I liked the patio and wish we could have come back for dinner. next time in LA dinner at Ago!

Visited April 2014
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Louisville, KY
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Lots of fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Went here with a group of 12 and had the back room. We could control the music playing and let the staff serve us a chef's selection across the entire evening. All in all a fantastic setting with great food and excellent service. Lots of fun cars to look at in the parking lot too!

A must see in West Hollywood.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ridgewood,nj
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Peach Martini Ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Although it is known for it's food, Ago serves the best peach martini with fresh slices of peach in the glass. We were a party of eight and enjoying both red and white wines, but when I was served my martini most of the table decided to have one too.
We had burrata cheese, veal, fresh fish and everything was tasty and well prepared.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Munich, Germany
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20 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Much ado about not so much...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We went to Ago with a group of eight. We clearly were not the crowd the waiters would expect to dine there. Most of us weren't hungry enough for a full 3-course menu. So we ordered Pizzas, Risottos and Lasagnes - all of which costs about 20 dollars each for starter sized portions. The Risottos weren't made with proper Risotto Rice. The Pizzas were cold and dry and the Lasagne overcooked without any Bechamel Sauce that would have made it less dry and chewy. We were not informed when the waiters would open another bottle of water - so we ended up with a bottle each and paid about 40 dollars in water only. After a really long wait for mediocre and uninspired food plus a waiter pouring (60 dollar - about the cheapest they offer) wine not only in my glass but also dripping it over the sleeve of my white jacket a 20 dollar tip was added "for our convenience". Thank you very much but for a real pleasant dinner experience I would definitely not choose Ago again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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