Cafe Centro - West Palm Beach
Cafe Centro - West Palm Beach

Cafe Centro - West Palm Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://mycafecentro.com/
  • Phone: 5615144070
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm (from Allora Menu); Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Jairo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please Contact us for further information and details.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Piano Bar is available for private parties. If the function is in season there is a fee for the room. We offer packages for dining and a twenty percent gratuity plus tax will be added to the total bill.
  • Private Party Contact: Terry Hubbard 5613189696
  • Entertainment: We have various Piano Players that play a wide range of music from Gershwin to Billy Joel to Elton John to Bobby Darren and American Standards. In season The Piano Bar is usually booked a week in advance to reserve dining tables. The Bar seating is not available for reservation.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Northwood Road
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: You may park on the street if you choose but, we do offer complimentary valet from a very professional and friendly staff.
A word from Cafe Centro - West Palm Beach
Cafe Centro is a stylish and chic restaurant with a warm and comfortable ambiance. You are surrounded by exposed White Savannah Brick walls and high vaulted ceilings from the 1920"s. Local artist's paintings adorn the wall that changes monthly to support the local community. The cuisine is high quality at a fair price and ranged from Free Range Chicken to fresh seafood and homemade pasta's and Gourmet Pizza. The Cafe Centro Piano Bar has entertainment seven nights a week during the High Season and the Piano player starts at Seven O'clock. The room is warm and cozy but, elegant as well as charming. We also offer dining on our outdoor veranda along side of Bougainvilleas and lush greenery and beautiful Gardenia.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Cafe Centro - West Palm Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (13)great for outdoor dining (7)romantic (6)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (5)special occasion (4)fit for foodies (4)good for groups (3)great for lunch (2)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • SashaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    What a great evening!!! Ray was incredible and we had so much fun. Can't wait to go back!!!!!!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • delicious food,beautiful ambiance
    foodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The restaurant was charming and made you feel as if you were in Italy. My trout was delicious and the pistachio dessert was to die for. There was a lively piano player in the next room which made for a lively feel.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cafe centroelpe
    pokerboy
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Cafe Centro is a delightful cafe in an interesting neighborhood. The food is very good, we all had the trout for lunch. They do have an extensive wine list. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and helped us select perfect wine for our lunch. It's a lovely sophisticated find, and we certainly plan on going back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Michelle
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Our group enjoyed dinner at Centro, lovely food and wine, great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for out of town friends
    MobileMosesVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food is OK but, the main draw is the energetic crowd scene....all singing along
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUR EXPERIENCE
    RuthieVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Having been there for the very first time with friends on Monday March 31st, we fell in love with the place in particular the Piano Room. Saturday night we were there with 4 other friends at the 8 p.m. seating......we are not "young" people but we are very "hip", the format for the evening for us was disappointing only for the fact we could not have a conversation amongst ourselves. I think but am not certain that this entertainment must be weekends only and that the subdued piano playing music is during the week. I would like to know if this is true.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprisingly Disappointing
    Food4thoughtVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We love this restaurant, but were not happy this time. The usual waitress was off on vacation, and in her stead was a young man with little to no experience as a waiter. He came to our table quickly an tried to get both drink and food orders in at once. When he was told we needed a few minutes, he then disappeared for quite a while. After our appetizers were put in front of us, he never returned to ask if everything was okay. My husband had to flag another waiter to make a request.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always hopping!!!
    Ajoy2bVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We LOVE Cafe Centro. The linguine pescatore for 2 is the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodreviewer
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Food was fair to good. Found the service very good and overall a good choice
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ruined party
    digwineVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    my mother came from lake worth, my brother from Boynton beach to celebrate my wifes bday. we even brought a cake, only to find out they were closed. I ruined our night-hard to find a reservation for 8 people at the last minute
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 188 reviews are from the Cafe Centro - West Palm Beach reviews archive.
  • Unexpected
    neodoc
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We went on a Thursday night. The front room was relatively empty, but the back room was full, and we found out why, as midway through our dinner we were surprised to see a musician appear at the piano and we were then entertained by a medley of popular, standard and rock favorites from the 60's and later. Dinner patrons were encouraged to sing along, and diners often got up to dance. We ended up ordering coffee and dessert because we did not want to leave! Oh, and the food was very good and the prices were very reasonable. We plan to return next time that we are in the area.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and staff
    NorthendResident
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Our servers, Carlos and Ken, were attentive and funny. We had a lovely table outside and the food was delicious. There was plenty of time for a leisurely dinner with lots of conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Yum!
    Food4thoughtVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This is a place I love to return to. Though the portions are small, the execution of the wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best birthday!
    1romance4ever
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I commend Cafe Centro-hands up! Had a wonderful birthday! Entertainment was great, food was great, thanks so much!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great casual fun place
    JlpdiningVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Love this place near our condo.... Street or valet parking.... Fun music and dancing.... Have been here many times and sometimes food very good and sometimes average
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dynamic evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We went on Friday night. Ray Chang, a pianist-singer performed for two hours. The evening was fantastic. We were a group of 15 and everyone loved the evening. People were singing and dancing around the tables. Just great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Service was horrible-worst of my life! Wait staff was untrained as was kitchen staff. Horrendous.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistantly good
    profalVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    we frequent this restaurant twice a month because of the quality of food and attentive staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining with flair & fun!
    Luv2eatout
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    If you want that old feeling of "dining out" try Cafe Centro. This restaurant has good food, great service and lots of buzz!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the food was very delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    the food was very delicious and the service was great! I totally enjoyed my osso buco which was very tender . My boyfriend loved his chicken parm. we would definitely go back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bring your snow birds here!
    bchbum
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    I always bring visitors to café centro on music night and enjoy the atmosphere and music. Ray is a great entertainer the energy he brings is contagious. No grumpies here! As for the food, it was excellent the last time and seems to be getting better all the time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cafe Centro is a treat!
    DrISKVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Not only was the food experience pleasant but the entertainment was outstanding. Ray Chang is a gem of an entertainer! A great time was had by all in our group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Abb
    amybVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    One of the most fun restaurants in south Florida. Music was really great. Everyone gets engaged in the singing and dancing. Very lively. Not good if u want a quiet evening for talking
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe centro
    Lesl
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    We were told when we arrived that reserving with open table we could NOT have the piano room. ..although we had requested it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday nights here are NEVER dull!
    ATLlovesRAY
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Ray at the piano was very entertaining, and the food was amazing!!! We danced and laughed, put on your "must do list", and I highly recommend reserving a table in the piano lounge for a late dinner but don't be surprised if patrons and Ray are dancing and singing outloud right next to you .....or tossing napkins in the air at during "That's Amore". When weather permits even those dining outside will feel included. The lobster pasta dish is divine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find
    sunnie123
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Four of went to this restaurant based on a friends recommendation and we all loved it, and can't wait to go back, We sat outside as the inside was too cold but the downside of that is we coudn't hear the great music. next time I will wear a sweater but it is a great place!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fun night out !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    A fabulous place to go for food ,drinks ,great music and entertainment. Lots of fun ! Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertaining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    What a wonderful experience we had. The staff were top notch along with the food. The piano bar was so much fun, we will be back again very soon!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening of food & fun
    MortyZVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We chose Café Centro because our 23 year old granddaughter was visiting us and we wanted a fun place. The food is always great, but they have a piano player who puts on a show that is spectacular. His name is Chang and he walks around the restaurant and outside where we were seated and does a wonderful, entertaining performance. It's one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Northwood Hideaway
    KRLdines
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Cafe Centro is a Northwood Hideaway and it continues to impress. Their menu of Italian food and pizzas are always consistent and delicious. Our table tried the Grilled Octopus appetizer and were thrilled with the tender pieces of octopus seasoned just right. While we didn't get a table in the main dining room, I'm always a fan of the live piano music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We returned to Café Centro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    We returned to Café Centro a year after our last visit and thought that the restaurant had faded. Food was only fair; the room lacked energy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find in the middle of
    Christmasdave
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Great find in the middle of nowhere. Good food and service. Very cute place. Telling our friends from up north who come down here in the winter
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too pricey for the quality of food
    SSSTL
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Based on the previous reviews I read, I had a feeling that this would offer some authentic Italian food. However, I was surprised by the quality of the food. It is by no means authentic and for the taste it felt too pricey. Honestly, I would rather have gone to olive garden. The waitress who attended us initially left half way through dinner. At the end, we had to tell what we had ordered so they could prepare the check. Overall, I don't recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Once was a Favorite
    Peapod
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We really were looking forward to our dinner at Cafe Centro.We couldn't get a reservation for 7:PM so we had to settle for 6:30.The restaurant was half full even at 7:30(holding tables for regulars?)Our table for 2 was extremely small and in a busy pathway with hustle and bustle all around us!When the table for 4 closest to us became occupied we might as well have been seated with them.The fried calamari was really ordinary,not crisp enough.The veal dishes were OK,not extraordinary,especially for the price.We were very disappointed and would not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So Much Fun
    Lipstick
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Ray Chang sings and entertains and encourages everyone to participate ans sing along. He is a great entertainer. The food is very good also. Just love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great place to have fun
    jms18
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    a great place to have fun, meet people, sing and eat great food,, a great night out also great staff.....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • West Palm Gem
    BobLVIP
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    I dine here frequently and have never had less than a fine meal. The service can be iffy. Our server had not a clue about the food she was serving, asked foolish questions about our choices and returned unnecessarily to our table to check the orders we had placed. Once that unprofessional act was over, the food arrived in good time and the dishes were excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice evening out
    PaulG
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Cafe Centro in the trendy Northwood area offers a bright spot for trendy dinners on a night out. Nice decor, varied menu and attentive service made the evening enjoyable. Grouper, trout and ossobucco at our table, with salads and sauted calamari for starters. All were presented well and tasty, although the ossobucco was a little on the dry side and not as tender as expected. Service was good and we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trick of Treat?
    JustMeVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    It was Halloween nite so lots of people in costume and a party mood. More energetic than it would normally be. Nice place. The only downside on the food was that the calimari in our seafood main dish was overcooked and chewy. Other than that, the appetizers, drinks and desserts were quite good. Would definitely give it another try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a wonderful meal. It
    Babs
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    We had a wonderful meal. It was our first time there. Grilled calamari and mussels were a hit. Loved the veal dishes and bolognese sauce was flavorful but not heavy. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.