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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
We had a wonderful meal and the service was great. Not knowing that it was a evening only item, I ordered the delicious pork chop which the chef generously offered to prepare anyway. It was delicious as always and we will be back again. Kudos again to our service comma they were all awesome.
We had Easter Sunday Brunch at Centro. Our scheduled time was noon, and we were met at the door and after checking in taken to our table. Our waitress was very helpful, providing great service. To start they had a fully stocked Bloody Mary Bar, and the food arrived, both of our meals tasted wonderful. Absolutely will return.
As always, Centro delivered beautifully crafted and tasty dishes. We love going on nights we are in town for Civic Center events. We needed to up our reservation from 3 to 5 people and they were very accommodating. Love that you can get nice sandwiches, pizza or more elegant and special dishes.
My husband enjoyed the Kill Bill tenderloin. I usually love the bruschetta, but tonight's was overpowered by onions. Very little cheese. Not like it used to be. The server brought a different batch of bruschetta, which was better, but it took a while before she came over to check on us after the food was initially delivered. I'm hoping it was a fluke, but I'm nervous they've changed the ingredient ratio for good now.
Perfect from start to finish! Our server was attentive and present, but also thoughtful and patient as we took our time ordering.
Started with portobello fries, arrived quickly and were immensely delicious.
My mom got the Cobb Salad - fresh, bright and perfectly balanced. So large she had leftovers.
I ordered the fettuccine alfredo - rich but not oversalted, tasted every bit fresh. Also the grilled asparagus - bright green with plenty of snap and flavor!
Wine selection was delightful and everyone dining around us had a smile on their face. You simply cannot go wrong dining here!
It had been a while since we dined at Centro, and it was better than I remembered. To begin, the service was outstanding. We shared the mussels appetizer and they were able to make it without pancetta for me which was a plus! The broth was delicious. The salmon entree was incredible as well and we shared the smores sundae for dessert which did not disappoint. Good food, good wine, all around a great place for a date night!
Part of our group arrived early. The staff said our table was ready and seated them. We ordered, ate and were headed to a show at the Temple. We had leftover food, but didn't want to take it to the show. Our waiter boxed it up and put in the refrigerator and we retrieved it after the show! Great customer service!
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