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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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96 reviews 96 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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202 reviews 202 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Prior to my visit to Milwaukee I spent a lot of time reviewing the top restaurants on Trip Advisor. I finally selected Centro Cafe, and I was not disappointed. The ambiance was great, and so was the food. (Even the bathroom was VERY nice!!!) I had the Lobster Mac and Cheese and it was delicious. Lots of lobster, and very... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I've had 3 different meals here now in the past 3 years, and all have been excellent. Fresh ingredients, attentive service, reasonable prices, great spot. It can be busy, so be prepared to wait during prime times. We had a party of 6 and they did a great job of accommodating us on a crowded and busy Saturday night. Wish... More

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Hartland, WI
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

My sister flew in from Atlanta early Saturday evening. My daughter and boyfriend thought we'd enjoy this restaurant and they were right. We arrived around 6pm and were immediately offered a table by the window. It was a perfect nook for the four of us. There were fresh flowers on our table and very colorful flowers lining the window box... More

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

We arrived during the tail end of a street party for a bite to eat. Friendly greeting at the door, no reservation early on Saturday night, seated immediately. The restaurant is clean and smells great when you walk in. With chefs creating in front of you, it's fun to see all the different dishes being made. We ordered beverages and... More

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West Allis, Wisconsin
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Met friends at Centro on Tuesday night at 6 PM. Walked pass a number of people who were eating at tables out front. Sat at a table and had a wonderful meal, a few local brews, and a nice glass of wine. Staff were very friendly, and allowed us to chat for a while before ordering. It felt upscale and... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Centro Cafe is quite a find. Good, creative pasta dishes. Reasonable prices for very decent portions. Creative combinations. We did note that some of the pastas were on the spicy side (and kind of salty), so just be aware. The bruchetta was probably the best we've ever had. A great appetizer.

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Additional Information about Centro Cafe

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

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