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About Centro Restaurant
Conveniently located in downtown Des Moines lives one of the city’s most popular restaurants, Centro. The urban eatery specializes in delicious Italian-inspired food featuring fresh ingredients and masterful preparation by Chef George Formaro. Whether you’re ordering a multi-course meal or grabbing a drink and pizza at the bar, Centro’s lively, casual yet upscale atmosphere makes it perfect for dining with friends, family, clients and business associates.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
In addition to street parking and several near-by public ramps, Centro patrons are welcome to use the ING parking lot a 9th and Locust every day after 5pm.
Private Party Facilities:
Private Party Contact:
Rod De Angelo: (515) 248-1780
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Centro Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Went to Centro for an anniversary dinner and it was awesome! I had special requests and the staff was so friendly and made everything happen perfectly. The service was outstanding, the food delicious, and dessert was on the house for our anniversary. I highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions!! The prices are so affordable so it's also a great place to land on any given day or night. We'll definitely be going back!
Outstanding! My girlfriends and I went for dinner. The ambiance of the restaurant is outstanding! Food is so good! We shared the brushetta and Brussel sprout appetizers. Delicious! I ordered the crab cakes for dinner and they were among the best I've had - huge, crusty outside and moist inside. So good!
I can't wait to go back!
This is our go-to spot in Des Moines when we want a great meal and once again we were not disappointed. Calamari appetizer was awesome and all the main dishes were as well - my Steak Centro was melt-in-your-mouth perfection. My only complaint was that our table was right by the kitchen so it was very loud. Other than that everything was wonderful.
This was our second visit to Centro and both times were excellent. We travel quite a bit and this is quickly becoming one of our absolute favorites of anywhere that we go! Tasty and perfectly done classic Italian dishes. The waitstaff is top notch, attentive, very knowledgable about the menu/wine list and always seem to come by at just the right time. Highly recommend!!
We brought nephew and his girlfriend here for Sunday brunch. They really enjoyed sitting outside, the attention they received from our waiter. They some left overs to take home and back to the dorm. Two young people being treated and respected as adults. Thank you
In town for business and found Centro at top of ratings list. Great atmosphere and service. The table started with Brussels sprouts, which were phanominal. We had the wood grilled salmon, steak salad, spicy sausage rigatoni, and ghonchi - all hits! The steak was slightly overcooked for an ask of medium. Wine and food were affordable, and we left happy customers!
Disappointed in the service and the good. Was told repeatedly that it was "Restaurant Week" and that's why the service was so slow. We saw our server inconsistently, and mainly just to take our order and to apologize for the delay in our food. We ordered the calamari which was a huge portion, but was extremely greasy and not seasoned at all. We also ordered a small pizza and the herb crusted beef tenderloin. The pizza was good, but came out after the pizza from a group that was seated 20 minutes after. The tenderloin was good, not great. Not sure if it was worth $37.
Will probably be a while before we try it again. Would probably order a pizza for carry out though.
Celebrated my birthday in town and my brother recommended we eat at Centro. Im so glad he did. It was exceptional. Our waitress was great and recommended the chicken saltimbocca dish, which I ordered and absolutely loved! My husband got a pizza which was great too. They have an awesome specialty cocktail list to choose from and the atmosphere was really nice too. Overall, everyone loved this place and we would defiantely go back again.
Centro has for many years been a favorite with me...but Sunday was not a great experience. I made a reservation to bring cousins visiting from California for lunch. It could have just been an off day or ?. But the noise level was unusually high, and the food not up to par. ...tomato bisque soup was left un touched, blt bacon billed Niman Ranch was soggy, tomatoes anemic looking....we didn't order anything difficult or complicated....and all four of us were very disappointed...server didn't show up to ask how anything was, so.....
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