If you want to become a great chef, you have to work with great chefs. And that’s exactly what I did.


Tanino Drago

Our Chef

“In October 1998, Tanino Ristorante and Bar opened its doors in one of Westwood’s original, historic Mediterranean buildings. Designed in 1929 by premiere architect Paul Revere Williams, the building resembles the elegant Pitti Palace in Florence. This charming and surprising building seems to have finally found its perfect tenant. For the first time in the well-preserved architectural gem’s 75-year history, the building now offers the best of Bella Italia inside and out, as if it was always meant to be home to the equally emarkable Tanino.”


Tanino Drago



Born the sixth child into a lively household of six sons and two daughters, the son of a farmer father and a homemaker mother with an appreciation for fine, homemade Italian foods, young Tanino learned early to savor the precious bounty and delicate flavors of his homeland.

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Calogero Drago



Celestino fanatics have grown accustomed to the exuberant and warm greeting that welcomes them when they decide to spend a night dining with Calogero and his staff. If you are a new Celestino customer, this phenomenon awaits you. You will often notice an atmosphere…

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