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“Big City Feel”
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Centro Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 581 Restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Wow, Chef George Formaro did a wonderful job with this restaurant. We felt like we were in a big city restaurant. Lots of activity, but not a place for a quiet dinner with someone special. The food is for someone special, but there is just too much going on to be intimate. The food is delicious, time after time. This is the "go-to" place for an excellent meal at a reasonable price.

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Thank Bob6124
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Overall a nice place but the sandwiches we finally received Egg Sandwich and Pork Tenderloin were dry and not very tasty. Waitress seemed confused at many times, and we actually saw our food being carried around by another waitress 10 minutes before our waitress brought it to us - so we knew it wasn't exactly "fresh" from the kitchen.

Won't be back any time soon.

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3  Thank msgtp
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Wonderful food, service and surroundings. Great for lunch and dinner. Helpful staff and great prices. Love this place.

Thank Jean M
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

This wonderful eatery is a gift to Des Moines. One of the first of fine dining restaurants built in our town, Centro is universally loved.The food is consistent and absolutely delicious every time. Every dish is perfect

Thank Barb H
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

If you are spending a day in Des Moines, this is the one restaurant you should visit. Everything is good. They have delicious pasta, excellent salads, fantastic bread baked fresh daily at Chef George's own bakery and my personal favorite, Chicken Saltimbaca.
I have suggested Centro to many people over the years, and no one seems to walk away disappointed. There are many entrees to choose from for less than $12, it does not have to be expensive to dine there. Enjoy!

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Thank caroldesmoines
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