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“Nice Cozy Italian”
Review of Centonove

Centonove
Ranked #46 of 168 Restaurants in Los Gatos
Price range: $10 - $40
Description: Centonove Restaturant, located in downtown Los Gatos, is rooted in a passion for transporting our guests to Italy and bringing people together through the Italian food and wine experience. Italy is where life is sweet and the joy of everyday food is nothing short of miraculous. Italians take pleasure in savoring good quality food and wine. Centonove is a gathering place for our guests to relax, enjoy the food and drink of Italy and connect to friends and family. Executive Chef Shingo Katsura lends an elegant touch to modernize Italian classics. In addition to Neapolitan-style pizza and housemade pastas, Centonove has delicious antipasti, salads, pork, chicken and seafood. dishes. Centonove's wine list was awarded Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence for 2015.Enjoy Italian wine flights, wines by the glass and bottles to go. Monthly wine events educate and delight our guests. Tuesdays are 50% wines on our bottle list. Beer lovers will delight on our draft beer and bottle selections
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Description: Centonove Restaturant, located in downtown Los Gatos, is rooted in a passion for transporting our guests to Italy and bringing people together through the Italian food and wine experience. Italy is where life is sweet and the joy of everyday food is nothing short of miraculous. Italians take pleasure in savoring good quality food and wine. Centonove is a gathering place for our guests to relax, enjoy the food and drink of Italy and connect to friends and family. Executive Chef Shingo Katsura lends an elegant touch to modernize Italian classics. In addition to Neapolitan-style pizza and housemade pastas, Centonove has delicious antipasti, salads, pork, chicken and seafood. dishes. Centonove's wine list was awarded Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence for 2015.Enjoy Italian wine flights, wines by the glass and bottles to go. Monthly wine events educate and delight our guests. Tuesdays are 50% wines on our bottle list. Beer lovers will delight on our draft beer and bottle selections
Reviewed December 22, 2013

We have been to Centonove twice in the past month. There have been some hits and a few misses in service and food during each of our visits. But overall, Centonove has been very good and we will return in the near future.

The restaurant is small and cozy. Formerly part of the Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Company, the owners have done an amazing job of carving out a warm and comfortable restaurant. There is an open kitchen with counter seating if you like to watch the chefs in action. A bar, with nice seats. And, dining area with both standard restaurant seating and some high top tables.

The staff is very friendly, knows the menu well and are able to give honest and accurate suggestions on the menu.

For the most part, the food is very good. Last night four of us started with one soup and three different salads. The only disappointment was the beet salad which was just plainly bland. Entrees included two pasta bolognese orders, the salmon special and the weekly Saturday special of a stuffed pork chop. All were very good. For dessert we had the tiramisu and an order of the Spumoni gelato, all delicious.

Centonove has a nice wine list that is reasonably priced.

While our server was very friendly and enthusiastic, we often had to flag her down and remind her of items she had forgotten to bring to our table. This very similar to our previous dining experience at Centonove with a different server.

But overall, Centonove is a very nice addition to downtown Los Gatos dining. I would highly recommend.

Thank Kevinprin
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

I wanted to like this other new restaurant in Los Gatos since it took almost 2 years to open. Started off with the Arancini. They were saffron in a garlic cream sauce. At first bite, there was too strong a saffron taste. It got better after you had a couple of bites. The sauce was a little bland and needed maybe some salt. Had the baby kale salad. This I could definitely made at home and given it some flavor. it was uninteresting, and I've had better in other restaurants. I had the gnocchi with pancetta. This had more flavor but don't think I would order again. My friend had the faro spaghetti with garlic. Now that tasted pretty good, and if I go back, I would try that. The pizza looked nice, but didn't try it. I guess I was hoping that there would be really great fun food like Cin Cin. Be careful about sitting at tables that are near the bar seating as there isn't enough room and the servers keep bumping into your chair. Also, they were cutting salamis or something during out dinner and it sound like someone was grinding beans. It was horribly noisy and distracting. I've never heard one of those machines so loud like this.

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Thank carmelwish
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Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

Don't miss this new place! Superb wine list, best pizza, extensive menu, excellent service and a good value. We could go back every day.

Thank Perry G
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Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile
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Reviewed April 17, 2015
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Thank yoikana
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