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Chef Giovanni Novella focuses on local ingredients and authentic Italian preparation methods with a modern twist. Translating to “100″ in Italian, the significance behind Cento’s name (pronounced Chento), lies in our location.
Madison, WI 53703
Italian, Wine Bar, Pizzeria
Hours of Operation:
BRUNCH: Saturday & Sunday, 10 am - 2 pm
Sunday, 5 pm - 9 pm
Monday-Saturday, 5 pm - 10 pm
[Bar opens daily at 4 pm]
Thursday-Saturday, 10 pm - 12 am
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
For catering inquiries, please contact Jordan Bright at email@example.com.
Cento’s central location on the corner of Mifflin & Fairchild Streets ensures easy access to convenient downtown parking. Two public parking structures adjacent to Overture Center offer more than 1,400 parking spaces. Additional parking ramps can be found on State Street and the Capitol Square, and on-street metered parking is also available for short-term parking in the downtown area. www.cityofmadison.com/transportation/parking.cfm
Private Party Facilities:
At Cento, we pride ourselves on hosting spectacular private events. Whether you would like to entertain a select small group, or host a large reception throughout the entire restaurant, Cento offers a number of options suitable for any occasion. We tailor each event to suit your needs, and a dedicated staff will ensure that every detail of your event is attended to.
Experience Cento from within the intimate atmosphere of our second dining room, which can accommodate up to 35 guests. Our second dining room is equipped with a private bar and is perfect for any occasion, whether it"s a business function or a celebration with family and friends, and is situated a few steps up from our main dining room. For larger groups, exclusive use of the restaurant can be arranged for both luncheon and dinner events, with the front lounge and bar as the perfect setting for a reception in advance of a seated event.
Private Party Contact:
Jordan Bright: (608) 284-9378
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cento Ratings and Reviews
Salads were excellent, main dishes (Arctic char and seafood stew) also excellent. Desserts were very good (and, generously, were complimentary because it was a birthday celebration). Service was excellent: friendly, attentive, quick but not rushed. The meal was quite expensive (over $100 with tip for two, one beer, free dessert) but worth it for a special occasion.
I want to love this place as it has great ambience, but it falls short on the service and the food is just ok. Forgotten appetizer, forgotten at the bar after checking in and then hustled through the meal and told when the table was needed for the next seating, waitress who had no sense of timing in terms of when to break conversation, etc. Please spend time developing staff!
Grilled octopus was awesome! Risotto was best value on menu. Seafood stew was also delicious. Bacon wrapped dates were good, got free order by signing up for emails prior. A little loud, waitress had to keep asking the same question because she couldn't hear. Overall I would go back. Food worth it
We came for Mother's Day. Cento is a beautiful restaurant with excellent decor. Of the 7 of us, five loved their food and two would not get it again. They both had chicken dishes and though it was over cooked, so maybe avoid chicken and you're all set! The pasta we had was fantastic! A little hard to maneuver in the booth we sat in, had a reservation for six and stated there would be seven but instead of accommodating they just had us squished together. Would have like someone to figure that out for us!
Delicious food, romantic ambiance, prompt service. You have to pay for bread, but it comes with butter, olive oil, and salt and is definitely worth it. This is the second time I've been here and will keep coming back. The pasta dishes are the cheapest entrees on the menu and are very good.
My wife and I met friends for dinner at Cento. Our friends had never eaten there before and decided we should dine there after hearing our recommendation. Once again it didn't disappoint. Our meals were good, the service was good, and we enjoyed a nice bottle of Gavi di Gavi with our meal. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Madison and we're looking forward to returning.
Really an outstanding experience! Food was exciting and excellent. Reservation worked great - we had a nice booth by the window 😀. I tried the dry rose wine flight - 3 totally different versions of dry rose - all excellent. My husband and I tried 5 dishes and shared everything. The butter lettuce salad - perfect. The bread - wow - excellent quality & served warm with a bowl of combined soft butter & high quality olive oil. Yumm!! The bocatini was excellent with rich deep earthy wild mushrooms & black truffle - with fresh herbs & part to finish - lovely dish!! We tried the grilled prawns - a masterful creative combination of lobster-like shrimp, creamy polenta, juicy tomatoes, and smoky pulled pork - so delicious!! Also had the chicken - beautifully done, moist, crisp skin, flavorful, the salsa verde was a perfect compliment. Excellent service. Great experience. Thank you!!!
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