Twenty years ago the Drago family name was introduced to the Los Angeles restaurant scene and has been a staple ever since. Renowned chefs/restaurateurs, brother’s Giacomino and Tanino Drago own eight restaurants collectively, all very successful including Tanino in Westwood and Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills. Now they are collaborating on their newest venture with a fresh new look and feel named Via Alloro located at 301 Canon Drive on the corner of Dayton Way in Beverly Hills. The restaurant will open its doors in January 2009.
The Drago history goes back many generations to the town of Galati Mamertino in Messina, a region in Sicily. Giacomino and Tanino are part of an amazing culinary family and are two of eight brothers and sisters. The house that they were born and raised in is the same house that their parents still live in today. The name of the restaurant, Via Alloro is historical as it is named after the street they grew up on along with many other relatives. Alloro in Italian means bay leaf, a spice that is an essential part of Italian cooking and will play a role in numerous recipes.
301 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210