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8478 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069-5313
+1 323-655-6333
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18:00 - 23:30
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Sun 18:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Alberta Canada
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

This is one of Robert Dinero restaraunts food was amazing atmosphere was great great spot for star sitings as well . The service was wonderful .

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Los Angeles, California
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

We decided to take advantage of DineLA, and try AGO, which is a pricey well known restaurant in West Hollywood. The experience was great! their patio is very lively and they offered a very nice 3 course meal that included an appetizer, entrée and dessert. I had the polenta with mushrooms, and my wife had the calamari, both delicious. Then... More 

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Paris, France
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

We enjoy AGO - the service is great - the waiters are charming and knowledgeable - it's a real restaurant.....but this time we felt the food was not as good as it used to be - not quite hot enough - not quite as well cooked - not very inventive - not quite keeping up with standards of quality and... More 

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Los Angeles
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

Last night I had a great dinner at AGO, one of many over the years. We had booked a table on the patio and were seated promptly even though not all of our party had arrived. The ambiance on the patio is just great and the crowd is always interesting. The waiters at AGO are true professionals who really know... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013

Another excellent meal in Los Angeles, worthy of comparison to New York's best Italian. I'm in LA on business, staying at the Sofitel in Beverly Hills so wanted to find a place within walking distance. I walked up to Melrose, turned right and found Ago by chance, tucked away behind a tall hedgerow. Sexy, casual space, intimate bar, friendly but... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

Really... from the minute we walked in the door it was old school Magnificent! I am not sure if it was the impeccable service, well informed staff, the entertaining guests or the authentic menu but this fabulous experience gets all thumbs up. We left the entire meal section up to our amazing waiter and were impressed beyond our wildest imagination.

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mesa
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

had reservation for 5 people, on patio. we were seated right away, and boy that place was crazy busy! the food was great, we had numerous appetizers (mozz and tomatoes, and pizza also), and drinks and desserts.... everyone was happy , the servers are so busy, the ONLY thing i'd have wanted was a few more frequent stops by waiters....i... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2013

We enjoyed the food and dining experience at Ago, but we realized that we could have similar Italian food at 100 other Italian restaurants within a ten mile radius. Ago may have been a tad pricier due to its prime location on Melrose near La Cieniga. There is nothing unique about this restaurant, although there is an outdoor dining area... More 

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Chester, New York
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013 via mobile

What a meal. The bufalo mozzarella salad brought back memories of Naples, and the wild boar made me think of Florence. The service was fabulous. First time here, but we will be back. Everyone in the party loved their meal.

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

Very famous to be one of the top Italian restaurants in Los Angeles it's good but not the top level I expected to be Waiters are gentle but too confident they treat u like a buddy,excuse me? Food is cured but not superlative & Italian cooking secret is simplicity ,not add too much,a few ingredients & the right amount that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Saturday
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8478 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069-5313
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  West Hollywood>  > West Hollywood
  • Neighbourhood: West Hollywood
  • Phone Number: +1 323-655-6333

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West Hollywood
For years, West Hollywood has been known as a hub for the LGBT communities in Los Angeles. Today it still maintains the title, but has also become the “it” neighborhood for the entertainment industry’s up-and-comers. Producers, directors, writers and aspiring actors call this area home. Known for great boutique shopping, vintage clothing stores, home décor shops and fitness studios, West Hollywood is a grid of wide boulevards and narrow residential streets. The neighborhood also has a concentration of the most avant-garde restaurants in Los Angeles (rivaled only by the burgeoning restaurant scene Downtown). A trip to the iconic Sunset Strip, with its many clubs, music venues, hotels and flashing lights won’t be forgotten.
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