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“We ate here a few times, and the food is excellent !”
Review of Centro Restaurant

Centro Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 574 Restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Iowa City, Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“We ate here a few times, and the food is excellent !”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

I would definitely recommend this place. We ate at Centro's a few times, and the food was delicious, the atmosphere was very comfortable, but elegant at the same time. The servers were obviously professional. It was a great time. We would eat there again. Yes, I would definitely say, Eat here. I had a pizza that was delicious. My husband had a steak, I think. Carolyn H

  • Visited November 2012
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Carol Stream, Illinois, United States
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Modern Italian”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

This is an incredible restaurant with a modern feel. It offered a good variety of dishes and portion sizes, which is perfect for lunch. The Italian bread was fresh, warm, springy, and cut into thick chunks. They had E.V.O.O. on the table for dipping. The salad was rich with color. The salmon was succulent. The staff were very friendly and attentive to our drinks. This is an amazing restaurant find in Des Moines.

  • Visited August 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, Wonderful value”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

The place was packed. Had to make an early reservation. The food was great and was very reasonable. Highly recommend

  • Visited July 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good for Des Moines”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

I ordered the Salmon and while it was flavorful, it was a little mushy, possibly could have been cooked longer or at a higher temperature. The potatoes and veggies accompanying the Salmon were scrumptious. For dessert, I asked for one scoop of the dark chocolate gelato, and it was perfection.

Ambiance is classy,clean, comfortable.

  • Visited August 2013
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Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Lots of food! Wish I could have eaten more!”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

This restaurant was suggested by our hotel. Awesome food. We ordered fried ravioli, half cesaer salad, cup (really a bowl) of the most delicious tomato basil soup ever & a small pizza. really great crust. We sat in the bar,, good people watching. Happy happy happy.

  • Visited August 2013
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