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Centro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rosebudrestaurants.com
  • Phone: (312) 988-7775
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11am to 11pm
    Friday & Saturday: 11am-12am
    Sunday: 11am-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Joe Farina
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State Street
  • Public Transit: Located one block South of the Red Line Grand Ave stop.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet services available. Street and parking lot also available.
A word from Centro
The Rosebud group is proud to announce the return of Centro Ristorante, the legendary 1990's hotspot. Centro will redefine the social dining experience by blending the traditional charm Rosebud is famous for with neoclassic Italian cuisine and a vibrant atmosphere.

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Diner Reviews
  • "Our volleyball team was in town for a tournament and went to Centro for a Saturday night dinner. Our server had excellent recommendations for teammates who weren't familiar with Italian dishes. Food came out promptly and hot. Overall a great find and it would go back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Everything was great! Except one thing it was my boyfriend's birthday we asked to see the menu for deserts our waiter came to our table with tiramisu with a candle and we both thought that was nice. Then we got the bill to see they charged us $10 for the cake. I didn't mind paying I was going to pay for the desert but I thought it was distasteful as they just chose the desert for us and charged us. Now here's the kicker tiramisu would not have been our first, second or third choice."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Very nice. A little noisy but great food and very friendly."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Centro never fails ... always tasty, always fun, always a happening."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great dining experience, overall. I really enjoyed the seafood entree."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I first stumbled upon Centro in April where I ate at the bar late on a Sunday night. The cocktail, wine, food and service was great. I recently took some business associates (a part of 8) here. Everyone enjoyed the entire experience. I will go back to Centro on future trips to Chicago."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "It was our first time in Chicago and our first time at Centro. It was very good, we had the spaghetti and meatballs which is enough to share. Next time we vacation there we will be back. Good food, friendly attentive staff and reasonable prices."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We went to Centro because of its location, close to the hotel we stayed and the ratings we found on open table. We were quite disappointed. The food was very high priced for the quality which was provided. Quantity was used to make up for the lack of quality. Taste of the food was not better than of the average Italian chain restaurant. It certainly didn't taste home made."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "After reading the good reviews and suggestions here, I chose Centro for my birthday celebration. The plates are definitely shareable. My wife and I shared the Grilled Seafood Mixto - yes....it's as good as they say! The charred flavor of the fresh seafood that is lightly seasoned is outstanding! We shared a Cesar salad prepared tableside, which was very good. We also split an entrée, a special of swordfish prepared Oscar-style. Delicious! For dessert, flourless chocolate cake with Cappuccino gelato and raspberry sauce. We also had two martinis and a bottle of wine. Total tab was $138! Excellent value, outstanding service, perfectly prepared dishes = a memorable dining experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Had a large group reservation, and they easily put some tables together for us in the back and had 3 waiters ready to cover for us. The cocktails are delicious. Just remember that things are family style, so you want to get sides for your group; the entrees alone don't have anything to go with them. Pretty pricey, I thought too."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Our meal was great! Portions are huge. Good recommendations from our waiter from wine to main courses. Reasonable prices."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "brought back great memories of the old Centro. am glad it's back!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "First time there. Recommended by a friend and it was great. Service and food outstanding."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Overall, I liked Centro for its excellent Italian food, service, and location to the Mag Mile. The wait staff was very nice and had wonderful recommendations for food. The service was very prompt and the food was prepared perfectly by their extremely efficient kitchen, which had our meal to our table in less than 10 minutes from ordering. The restaurant had good ambiance throughout the majority of the floor space, but we were seated in very awkward two person tables that lined the outer areas where big columns blocked our outside views of the city. Not appealing or very romantic, especially when celebrating a 10 year wedding anniversary that was noted on the reservation. Outside seating or a better table with view would've been better."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a group of 12 and everything was absolutely perfect. Our server, George, was the BEST, and the food was amazing! Our favorite place in Chicago!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Good food , good service, enjoyable time I would recommend"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food was great, and so was the service i feel like was being constantly bombarded by question from the waiter. I took an old friend there to catch up over dinner, i didnt need to make the situation more forced and awkward. Great restaurant and food but it was to over the top for my needs."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Centro makes the diner feel special. Our server checked on us several times to see how our evening was going, as did the manager. The entrees were top notch (I had linguine with mussels, and the mussels were some of the largest I had seen on a dinner plate!) and the portions were ample. We found a good bottle of chianti for $42. Two complaints: bread arrived rather late to the table and when we arrived, the AC was cranked to the hilt. The restaurant dialed it down when we mentioned how cold we were. Overall, though, a great experience."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I don't think they had planned properly for the customer load. I know that it is not always busy at lunch, but our waiter just could not keep up. The food was excellent, but there was a lot of downtime."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "I made reservcation on OpenTable and showed up at the door 30 minutes later. We were treated as if we'd been planning the meal for months. We came in for early dinner with group of 11 -- 5 adults 5 kids (8, 8, 5, 4, 2). The service was excellent! Team service with a lead waiter and they were all so patient and helpful. Not pushy and got great food to the kids in a good pace. The adults all ordered different types of pasta and each one us enjoyed thoroughly. While we didnt do the full 5 course meal that I've had at Carmines and expect to be great at Centro, they didn't make us feel badly about that at all. Really a great way to end a family reunion / wedding weekend in Chicago."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Second time visiting the restaurant and both visits were terrific. Our waiter George made some great recommendations and the lamb chops were incredible. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Truly one of Rosebuds gems, all their best dishes and more, great food service was spectacular...only short coming was the crowd and a tad too noisy. Ask for George, our waiter, he made the evening!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Too loud. Too pricey. Food average. I won't be back. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The manager made a point to come and check on us and chat with us several times throughout our dinner, which I believe is a nice touch. Our waiter was extremely friendly and was able to make great suggestions. He also warned us about the size of the plates, which was great otherwise we would have ordered way too much food! Would go back for sure."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Our waitress was rude and had way too many tables. She was not knowledgeable and all she did was try to add items/sell us. We received our food without our drinks, everyone's meal was cold, and when we said it was cold they comped one meal on a 400 dollar tab."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "great pasta carbonara - not too heavy…. and the calamari was the very best!!!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "From the hostess to our waiter to the attentive management, the service at Centro is second to none. Great traditional Italian pastas and specialties to choose from. Huge portions to share and a notable wine list. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food in general was good. Since it was an Italian restaurant I should have ordered Italian food instead of fish. The food all came out very fast like they were trying to turn the table over."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This place has a nice location right at the beginning of Hubbar Street. It was a little too noisy but dinner was great along with the wine. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We used to eat at the Centro on Wells St and have been missing it for years. Centro on Hubbard brings back some of the previous menu items plus new, delicious options. Lots of food, fantastic service..."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Better food in Chicago. Large portions typical of the Rosebud chain. Very loud. Not sure if waitress was new, but she did not know the menu well and spoke with a heavy accent. They show pictures of the specials on an ipad. Would rather hear about specials. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal. It's a little crowded in the dinning room. The food was very good. We love to eat bone in chicken vessuvio, which isn't served in most places. We enjoyed thr house special dessert. We want to come back and try other food."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "great food, great service, great fun. Brought friends that had never been and they loved it!!!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "My co-workers and I have dined at Centro several times for lunch. Almost every time the server either rushed us through our meal or was clueless. A couple days ago I ordered slamon medium rare and it came out well done. Our table was one of maybe 4 occupying the entire restaurant. Perhaps it's bad training."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Each course that came out was better than the next!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Very happy w food, service and ambience. We got to sit outside and enjoy the huste and bustle of the city."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Too bad it was so loud that the table next to us was yelling to each other, and we had to raise our voices to converse also. My ears were ringing by the time we left. The tables are so close together that the waitstaff could barely pass between. Every time they squeezed by our table I feared they would spill my $24 glass of wine! I say "too bad" because it could have been a great experience otherwise. The food was very good and the service too. Our only other complaint would be the portion size. You might want to share an entree. You see almost everyone leaving the restaurant with a shopping bag full of leftovers! I must say the Chicken Marsala was some of the best I have had. Not sure I would return unless I could sit outside!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I picked "energetic" on noise level...but its BEYOND loud inside. Difficult to carry a conversation without yelling. Not sure if the "trend" is to bump up music, overpack the house and make it seem like a club...but I'm not a fan. Otherwise, its excellent."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "it's a neighborhood place for me, huge portions, nice staff, honored my open table reservation. that's all I could want. n"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Booked this venue for client dinner for Saturday night and was not disappointed with service or food. Both were exceptional! There were several large parties dining at the same time which contributed to un-nerving noise level."
    Dined on 4/5/2014