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Review of Centro Restaurant

Centro Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 658 Restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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 November 4, 2018 via mobile

Never had a bad meal here. The Centro salad and crab cakes are personal favorites. Great for a fancier date night. So good we had our rehearsal dinner here. Out of town family loved it.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank thomasdcotter
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We decided on Centro because we had tickets to a concert. The wait staff made a point of asking, at the outset, if it was a special evening so we said yes. She was so accommodating and ensured that everything was to our liking and got us on our way in plenty of time. It’s wonderful to know that there’s a place close to concert venues downtown on a Sunday that is open and takes reservations.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ahorntime2run
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Last night we had dinner at Centro. My steak salad was fine but my husband sent back his entree which was a ravioli dish that was swimming in oil. The waitress was very accommodating. This was the first time we ever did this. Along with too much oil the lamb filling did not taste right - too tough. This was disappointing since the restaurant received so many good reviews online.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank R6188KZnancyb
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Having been here a few times over the past couple of years, I have found this is consistently the best in downtown Des Moines. Every part of the meal and every dish you will find flavorful and enjoyable from a seafood entree to pizza. Service is attentive but not overbearing. This is the type of warm and welcoming place you look forward to experiencing. Good list of wine. A reliable choice for a night out.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank Loki_and_Odin
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

In the heart of a re-emerging Downtown Des Moines in a classic old theatre building is the incredible Centro. Massive amounts of food that Mama could have cooked. Delectable pastas, moist chicken, delicious fish. Something for everybody.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank realChrisZoller
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