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 food and service was excellent. We w ...
The food and service was excellent. We went at 1:00pm on a weekday to celebrate my wife's birthday. I made reservations, but there were plenty of open tables. The server did a great job and was very friendly and attentive.
We will be going back!
I have been here a few times and have al ...
I have been here a few times and have always loved the variety of food, have always had a wonderful expierence! You MUST try the Portobello Fries! So good!!! Also their Moscow Mules are pretty tasty. Will return for more special occasions/date nights!
We made a reservation for New Year's Eve ...
We made a reservation for New Year's Eve via Open Table and when we showed up, we were immediately taken to our table. The service was wonderful and the waiter offered his opinion on size and value. It was the perfect amount of food for two people. The staff was very friendly and professional to the patrons and each other. This place never disappoints me!
It's no surprise that I was amazed by th ...
It's no surprise that I was amazed by the atmosphere, service, and food at Centro as someone from a small northwest Missouri town. Me saying something is upscale probably does not mean much. However, my new fiancée, who grew up near Des Moines, also thought it was very fancy (in a good way). Since she grew up near the city, that actually means something coming from her because she has been to more upscale restaurants than I have. Overall, we thought the service was excellent and professional, the food was delicious and authentic, and the atmosphere was very romantic, just as I requested in my reservation. And to top all that off, the prices are not over the top. As expected, the prices are fairly high, but because of the high quality of the product and service received at Centro, it is all worth it, especially on a special occasion like anniversary dates, etc. This is one of the best romantic restaurants, and probably one of the best restaurants in general, in the Des Moines area. I highly recommend it.
We had a wonderful lunch at Centro this ...
We had a wonderful lunch at Centro this past summer when on a biking adventure and sat outside on the "patio". We said we felt like we were on a street in Europe and knew we wanted to experience a winter evening meal here before seeing the musical Beautiful. Our meal and service did not disappoint. Would highly recommend the creamy tortellini soup. Will definitely be back for a repeat delicious meal.
We really enjoyed our meals. I had the 1 ...
We really enjoyed our meals. I had the 12 ounce Ribeye which was very delicious. I would, however, like to offer advice that the plate should have been warmed because the steak was cold before I could finish the entree. Otherwise the food was absolutely delicious!
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