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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
The dining experience was fantastic. We hosted our nephew and his friend to help us celebrate our anniversary and we had a appetizer, bottle of wine, our main entrees and deserts. All prepared to high standard and presentation. We spent a long time visiting and eating with everyone feeling very satisfied when it was time to leave.
I have a group of friends that like to eat at Centro's before a performance at the Civic Center. We have always enjoyed the food but this past Saturday, Nov. 4, 12:30 pm, one of my friends was not happy with her salad. I'm not sure what she had. The rest of us were very happy with our meals. That's the first time that has happened. Our service was very good because we told her we were going to the performance and she was very quick with her service and accommodated our requests. We really appreciated her service.
This is a favorite for special occasions (private and business). The food is always great and recommend making reservations as it's always very busy. I know the ambiance calls for dimmed lighting, but it's difficult to read the menu - a little too dark. Not the most intimate because it's very busy and gets noisy quickly - seating not conducive for romantic meals. Great staff and fairly quick service.
This one of my favorite restaurants anywhere I travel in the world. Everything is done absolutely perfect. Service is impeccable, the facility is nice, great wines, and the food is to die for. My favorite is the Wood grilled Niman Ranch Pork Chop with Fennel Pollen. I’ve never had a better pork chop anywhere. Other great choices are their charcuterie selections, steaks, and spicy rigatoni. If you aren’t sure what to get — pork chop. Wow.
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!
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