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Centro Restaurant & Lounge
Centro Restaurant & Lounge

Centro Restaurant & Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.centroprovidence.com
  • Phone: (401) 228-6802
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Served Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am, Walk-ins...No Reservations for Breakfast Service

    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm;

    Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Bar and Lounge open nightly till close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Escudé
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sabin
  • Public Transit: Kennedy Plaza Bus Transit

    Amtrak Train Station

    TF Green Airport (Warwick)
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Centro offers 3 hours free parking in the Rhode Island Convention Center parking garage (during dinner service only) as well as valet parking for your convenience.
A word from Centro Restaurant & Lounge
Centro Restaurant and Lounge has been defined as "A Return to Grand Hotel Dining," "Not afraid of excess," and as "The Restaurant in the Omni, not a "hotel restaurant." Our seasonal, fresh, Italian Inspired Cuisine, Extensive Wine List and Bar Menu are only the beginning. We are focused on bringing our patrons an amazing experience, whether it is in our lounge, dining room or at a function in our private dining room. You will find our staff professional, personable and exceeding your expectations. Conveniently located in the Omni Providence Hotel on the 2nd floor, Centro is open every day for breakfast from 6:30am until 11:30am, lunch from 11:30am until 2:30pm, full lunch menu in the bar and lounge from 2:30pm to 5pm, and dinner from 5pm until 11pm. Join us in our relaxing lounge anytime between 11am and closing for a glass of wine, specialty drinks, or our late night menu. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I want to start with a suggestion. Upon arrival, ask for Paul M as your waiter. He is professional, attentive to his customers, and goes out of the way to take care of his customers. Now about the restaurant. The restaurant is fairly new and well decorated. It is quiet and good for dinner conversations. The clam chowder is excellent with large chuncks of clams. For entre, I highly recommend the scallop and the sirloin. The red snapper is a bit on the plain and tough side so I would stay away from it. The lobster ravioli is delicious. The portion seemed a bit small."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "In a city of many great restaurants, it is difficult to stand out, but Centro manages to do that."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Dinner food gas great flavor and presentation. The breakfast buffet and staff the next day were great as well. Ambiance was five star."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Was surprised to find that this restaurant was in a hotel, but it was a very nice dinner without the "canned" atmosphere one finds in many hotel restaurants. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had a change of plans last minute and needed a new location for a party of 10 on a Saturday night.. Found this place on open table and made the reservation... Everyone was pleasantly surprised how nice the atmosphere was.. We waited at the bar (by choice) while everyone arrived and had a. Great bar tender.. They sat us at a great table... Food was just as tastefully as the place itself... Would highly recommend this place to any and all my friends... "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food is always great. Having no specials was a little disappointing but everything was great..."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was really great at Centro. I felt the prices were a little high but since I'm not from the area they may be spot-on. The service was wonderful and our server was great. We asked to have separate checks which I realize is extremely annoying to servers but ours was fabulous."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Often overlooked as a hotel restaurant the formally known AGORA was renamed the CENTRO. It is located in the new OMNI hotel which is the old Westin Hotel which is connected to Providence Place Mall via a sky bridge. We were looking for a light lunch and a walk in the mall on a cold winter day. At the entrance of the CENTRO we actually met the chef and asked him what he would recommend: The spinach salad and the Vegetable Panini was our choice among his recommendations. Turns out the chef is always right. The Panini was delicious, not too fatty but crisp on the outside. The spinach salad had walnuts and goat chees. A perfect light lunch!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here on Valentine's Day, not knowing much about the restaruant. It exceeded my expectations...the wait staff was exceptional, the food was delicious, and the overall atmosphere was great! I had the Sirloin steak and my girlfriend had the scallops...both were fantastic!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was very good. Lots of flavor. The featured drinks were a let down, Serving size wasnt what you would have expected. And our water boy had more menu knowledge than our server."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Centro is very nice inside, the host was pleasant and our waitress was also friendly and honest when it came to her opinion on food choices...this is the only reason I give the overall place a 3. I think what matters most about a restaurant is food and there food was nothing to rave about, I ordered the squash soup...it was simple yet good but not awesome. As an entree I got the salmon and I've had better and even made better myself so I was a bit disappointed. Even the potato things on the side weren't very good, had a weird taste which I did not enjoy very much. As a dessert I got the Tiramisu which I've had better at multiple place, my boyfriend ordered their cherry banana bread pudding, and we did not like that at all."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "All of our meals were well prepared and very tasty. We would come back again."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Food was very good and the portions provided were on the large side. The service was spotty at best. Our waiter could have been more attentive, did not bring spoons or milk when he served our tea at dessert and did not check with us frequently enough throughout our dinner. We also felt that the service was very slow. The highlight of the meal was sitting next to Adam West's table, "the original batman", who was dining in the restaurant after the "Comic-Con" convention."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Didn't think the serviço was very good No patience and knowledge about the wine list & food Also we found many other places much better to eat, such as CAV"
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Went there for a anniversary dinner. The service was very slow, but as well, the waitress acted like we were asking her to rob a bank when I asked for something not quite on the menu (which it was on the menu, she just could not think creatively- or be bothered to be more blunt). The service standard I think it generally not at the high bar that a restaurant with that menu and price point should be. The food was actually good (thank goodness, or I would have walked out). I am not sure if some people lower their bar on what they accept...But with so many other options and wait staff that are trained and willing to be of service, I am afraid that I would never go back there."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "I came here for graduation dinner with a group of 9 in total. The staff was excellent, knowledgable, and the food was fabulous. Everyone at the table was pleased. We got three appetizers to share and everyone ordered different entrees, everything was absolutely delicious. We had a few bottles of wine along with dinner and the list was impressive and our selections were delicious. Overall a great experience and I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others."
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "My experience at Centro Restaurant and Lounge was great. Very attentive and Friendly service and a very cozy, immaculate atmosphere. I would encourage any one to try it."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "We brought a large group to Centro for a special event and had a wonderful time. Our server Frank was extremely nice and attentive and the food was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal!"
    Dined on 4/13/2013
  • "have dined here five times. its a decent place with solid italian food, yet nothing to write home about. the dining experience is, overall, a bit parochial. that is, the servers, bartenders, and food are reflective of a typical rhode island take on italian food. nothing too creative or experimental here and nothing impressive. the food is better than the service, however, which is done by very kind yet untrained servers. again, much of this is to be expected in a small state with not a lot of fine diners. the problem here is that the prices are too high for quality of the overall experience so you feel gouged. i hope the owners will find a way to put together a menu that has good quality but is slightly less expensive."
    Dined on 3/31/2013
  • "the food was very good went early so it was not busy had a port dish that was to die for with vivergar petter would go there again for special dinner a little on the high side but worth it"
    Dined on 9/10/2012
  • "Everything was perfect...... EXCEPT...... They only take cash... We had to go to 2 different atms to get money for our dimmer.. I usually dont carry 200.00 or more Dollars on me. So this was a total let down... Make sure you check before you start to order... Food was Great Service was Great but a big let down when we went to pay...We were in a hurray for another appointment since we had to run around to find an atm we were late .."
    Dined on 8/31/2012
  • "Amazing restaurant headed by an amazing chef who strives to make others happy through his love of food"
    Dined on 8/2/2012
  • "Have eaten at Centro's many times and have never been disappointed. Love it!"
    Dined on 6/30/2012
  • "We dined at Centro Restaurant to celebrate my daughter's graduation. The staff was helpful and friendly and the food was excellent. Dishes such as the crabmeat appetizer, the slowly cooked Atlantic salmon and the carrot cake were memorable. I would definitely return to this restaurant when I visit Providence."
    Dined on 5/27/2012
  • "The overall feel and ambience of the restaurant is great. Nice menu and great food. We would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 5/26/2012
  • "My daughter and I had a fabulous dinner, from first course through dessert. Dishes are imaginative but not outlandish. The beet, goat cheese, and faro salad was unusual but very tasty, as was my daughter's chianti pear, argula, and proscuitto salad. (The only quibble here: the proscuitto slices were the bottom layer and thus completely out of view; she'd eaten most of the salad before she found them.) My daughter had the deconstructed lasagna with buttercup squash and I ordered the pasta ribbons with braised beef cheeks in a creamy truffle oil infused sauce - both wonderful. Desserts are generous - the untraditional but delicious biscotti plate could easily satisfy two. Service was very attentive. Expensive, but worth it!"
    Dined on 5/26/2012
  • "The food was very good, but not exceptional, and the portions seemed to be too large. I know that is a strange criticism in supersized America, but too much of a good thing is not necessarily good, and nobody had room for desert. It seemed to be a tad overpriced for the quality hence the three stars instead of four."
    Dined on 5/25/2012
  • "Staff was very nice and friendly, made a reservation ahead of time to avert any long waiting periods after graduation. Dissappointed as table was not set up and ready when we arrived......"
    Dined on 5/19/2012
  • "For Mothers' Day my son paid in advance for brunch for both grandmother and me. EVERYTHING was FABulous! Service was EXCELLENT (John), and the food was absolutely TOP NOTCH!!! We lingered for 2 hours and savored every morsel. Thank you for a wonderful experience!!!"
    Dined on 5/13/2012
  • "My husband and I went to Centro for first time this week. It has own unique style , wonderfully dark and cozy. We loved it. The staff was very attentive.Don husband had build a burger and turned out to be enormous and I had the ahi dinner that was wonderful. Centro has the best selection of martinis: We tried 3 unique and fabulous Martinis.We would go back again and recommend Centro to friends."
    Dined on 5/3/2012
  • "If the food was as excellent as the service, I would have given Centro five stars across the board."
    Dined on 4/21/2012
  • "We went for easter brunch. We thought the food they had was good but it was the skimpiest buffet we have ever been to. So few choices and not great selection. The dessert table was a joke. tiny pieces of cake or small cookies. not impressive at all. We usually go in boston but thought we would try providence. The mimosa was not included and the choices were so limited. not worth the money at all. No shrimp, no salads, it was not what we expected."
    Dined on 4/8/2012
  • "We just had grilled pizza & salad, but everything was very good. Great service, very relaxing."
    Dined on 4/7/2012
  • "Our first trip to this renewed hotel restaurant and we were very pleasently surprised. I had a shrimp and fetticini dish and my wife had a meatless and red sauceless lasagna tht melted in your mouth. Frank, our waiter, was solicitous and helpful without being intrusive. Place was packed and we feared we wouldn't get in and out by our theatre time but no problem. Can't believe they fed o many so fast so well. Wine list ran from 3090 so plenty of options. Longer serving hours and availibility of sandwiches will make it a great place for after DD Cntr Events while waiting out traffic. We were very happy & will return"
    Dined on 3/30/2012
  • "I'm always a little concerned when I dine at a hotel, but there is no need with Centro. The food was excellent and the service was exceptional. I sat at the bar and Sandra made me feel like I was the most important person there. She also makes the best drinks! I would definitely go again and recommend this place to anyone visiting Providence - hey, even if you live there, try Centro."
    Dined on 3/28/2012
  • "Best carrot cake I ever had. Would go back just for that. Our server Crystal was excellent. Very attentive support staff as well. Convenient location, expecially in winter, if attending an event at the Dunkin Donuts Center or the R.I. Convention center as the restaurant (located in the Westin Hotel) and the venues are all connected by indoor walkways. Leave your coat in the car in the attached parking garage."
    Dined on 2/28/2012
  • "First time and I was very impressed. We went on valentines Day and that had a prefix which we never do but we decided to give it a try and it was excellant. I will return to try the regular menu"
    Dined on 2/14/2012
  • "Made Valentine's reservations and decided not to go with the special menu. The decor is very nice, you wouldn't know it's a hotel restaurant ... very well done. The brie and filo starter was excellent. I had the pork chop and it was cooked a ok. The chicken dish was tasty too. The potato side dish was nuclear hot and not nuked either, just hot! Would return. Mike was an excellent server. Nice beer list too, pear martini was way too sweet."
    Dined on 2/14/2012
  • "I took my girlfriend here for Valentine's Day dinner after reading the reviews on this website. Valet service is available for $9, it was nice. We pulled right up to the front door and they took the car. Easy. We took the esclator up to the second floor and were greeted promptly and graciously. After confirming our reservation they took our coats and walked us to the table. The waiter we had was AWESOME! I can't remember his name but he was the best waiter we've had in the past year. The food was delicious and of very high quality. The suggested wine was also delicious. I was thoroughly impressed. The service, food and ambiance was wonderful and the price is more than fair. Thank you Centro, my girfriend was impressed!"
    Dined on 2/14/2012
  • "Centro was a great restaurant with great service. I would (and already have) recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a place that is not commonly known with a very classy atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/14/2012