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808 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212
414-455-3751
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tiramisu is one of the best i eat outside Italy

we came for dinner, the service was little bit slow at the start,but after that it was good. the food is good and fresh we didn't like all the dishes but people around us tell us that they just replace their chef. in the end its a good quality of food and great atmosphere to seat in . the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

we came for dinner, the service was little bit slow at the start,but after that it was good. the food is good and fresh we didn't like all the dishes but people around us tell us that they just replace their chef. in the end its a good quality of food and great atmosphere to seat in . the Waitress... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is where we take guests to reassure them that Riverwest is not out of touch with their world. But the magic of this restaurant is that it is not out of touch with our world either. This is the real deal - not some corporate chain, or fashion want to be. So we also go here just the two... More 

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Chicago
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

In town to celebrate my birthday with relatives, who recommended this lovely little Italian restaurant that they have frequented. We went on a Wednesday evening about 5 and were seated right away, but by the time we were leaving it was pretty full and lively. Deliciously fresh menu choices, that are not your usual red sauced Italian pastas. I loved... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

While the seating can be a little crowded, the service and food make up for that. If there is a long wait, they will recommend heading to a bar around the corner called Foundation for a drink and they will call when your table is ready (the drinks at Foundation are great, too!). My husband and I have been to... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We wanted a romantic spot with delicious food for our date night, and Centro Cafe was perfect! The hostess was very nice and suggested a bar around the corner to grab a drink while we waited for our table. We only had a brief wait. Our server was great, she shared the specials and suggested a fabulous wine to go... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We sat at the bar to eat our meal. It was fun watching the chef prepare our meals. Can't wait to go back. It is a real hidden gem in the River West neighborhood.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Ok, not just for date night. We also love to have dinner here when our 5 year old is with us. Really off the tourist path in Milwaukee but not to be missed if you love Italian food and great atmosphere. It's a small place so it can fill up quickly and they generally do not take reservations. We don't... More 

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Stevensville, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I am so glad we found this little spot! The room is small but on a busy Friday evening my husband and I were seated almost immediately. First, the service is exceptional. Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable, we loooooved our server (sorry I don't remember her name). Second, the food is amazing and authentic. From our goat cheese appetizer to... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Before I get to the restaurant experience, I'd just like to comment on the neighborhood (in case you're not familiar with MKE). This restaurant is in the "Riverwest" neighborhood, where the vast majority of the inhabitants are young, homely-looking, free-spirited individuals and they look like they don't bathe everyday. Girls with bangs and guys with beards is a common theme... More 

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Carlsbad, California
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I have only been here once but it was great and I would highly recommend this place to anyone considering it, however be sure to make reservations if you are going on a weeknight as it is not a huge place and fills up quickly. Definitely would go here again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 808 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-455-3751

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?