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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
Excellent food and ambiance. Our waitress (Megan W) was moody and acted like she didn't want to be there. This is the first time this has happened to us. This slightly diminished our experience. The next time we come to Centro I will ask not to be placed in her section. Otherwise, a nice time.
We went to Centro to celebrate my husband's birthday. Our group of six enjoyed wonderful food and excellent service. The complementary birthday dessert was big enough for all of us to enjoy a few bites! No singing or obnoxious calling attention to the birthday boy, which he appreciated greatly.
I met my mom and sister there for my sister's birthday lunch and we had a delightful, delicious Sunday brunch. My sister loved the Bloody Mary bar and our waitress was so attentive and sweet. My take-home box was accidentally knocked on the floor by staff, and they made me a whole new entree to take home!
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.
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