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“Fabulous Pork Chops, Steaks, Salads, Seafood and Pizzas!!!!!!”
Review of Centro Restaurant

Centro Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 572 Restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 10th Street
Description: 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.
Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Fabulous Pork Chops, Steaks, Salads, Seafood and Pizzas!!!!!!”
Reviewed November 30, 2007

Centro (pronounced Chentro) is one of the places I constantly eat when in Des Moines. They have a great menu selection such as pork chops, salads, seafood (yes, seafood in Iowa), steaks and pizza to name a few.

For an appetizer I recommend the incredible Portobello Fries. They are lightly breaded strips of Portobello mushrooms served with a truffle aioli (which is a little like a flavored mayonnaise), that is so good you will want to order an extra. Even if you dont like mushrooms try these. They are always a hit. The Sicilian Calamari is also highly enjoyable. For dinner I usually order the pork chops with cheese polenta and mixed vegetables --- so unbelievably good. I can honestly say I have never had a bad meal here. The specials are constantly good and the servers are helpful in answering any questions.

If you are hungry and want a great menu and atmosphere head to Centro. I guarantee you will leave full and happy!!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very good for lunch!”
Reviewed November 29, 2007

Very good for lunch!

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“Love it... Great for lunch or dinner”
Reviewed November 19, 2007

Love it... Great for lunch or dinner

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“Best brunch I've had in years. Very 'kid friendly'.”
Reviewed April 20, 2007

Best brunch I had in years. Loved the Bloody Mary bar. Very "kid friendly" too.
Ernie Olson
Savannah, Georgia

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