I've recommended this restaurant to friends several times and they've all become addicted.
12/31/2012 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful dinner at
Had a wonderful dinner at this neighborhood restaurant. The feeling is very relaxed and comfortable. The food is delicious and homemade. Great wine list with a wide range of price points. Would definitely return.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always such a pleasure to
Always such a pleasure to dine here...wonderful service and delicious food...highly recommended for locals who want to avoid the trendy hipster restaurants :)
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
I went here for a carbo-load
I went here for a carbo-load dinner the evening before the LA Marathon. It was the perfect meal!!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food at reasonable
Excellent food at reasonable prices. Serving staff very friendly and responsive. The kitchen was a bit slow, but mgr compensated for the delay with complementary wine.
Will be back very soon.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous, fresh Italian dishes, with a friendly, helpful staff. This will be a favorite.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
EXCELLENT SERVICE AND PASTA
EXCELLENT SERVICE AND PASTA SALADES DISHES ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. THE FISH DISH WAS JUST OK. GREAT SERVICE WITH VERY REASONABLE PRICES.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Now this is becoming a favorite
Now this is becoming a favorite place. Service is outstanding and food is true Italian. Love it! Recommended to a coworker who was there the same night. She was surprised such a great gem exists in a busy area but you'd never know sitting inside.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Centanni is a gem of a restaurant.
Centanni is a gem of a restaurant. Quaint atmosphere, great service, great food, great wine and drinks. Their wine spritzer and strawberry mojito are really good. Every time I go there, I am always happy with the food and service! The owners are great and always make you feel welcome at their restaurant. This last time, I had the prosciutto and burrata appetizer (yum!) and the vegetable panini (one of the best I have ever had!). GREAT PLACE!!!!!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great meal! Our server, Grant,
Great meal! Our server, Grant, was excellent and his suggestions were the best. This is our third time at the restaurant and we will continue to return and recommend to friends.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The lasagna was great, as
The lasagna was great, as was the bow tie pasta with salmon that my lady had. Shared the artichoke hearts and also the shrimp for an appetizer. Portions were good size, probably could have gone without one of the appetizers. Very reasonably priced. Was our first time there, but may have already taken over as our favorite italian spot on the westside. We will be back.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
best restaurant in Venice
This has become our favorite restaurant in Venice. The staff, the food, the ambience are all great and our 13 year old loves the lasagna and salmon farfalle while my husband loves the eggplant parmigiana and I just had the shrimp risotto. Do not miss the chocolate lava desert with ice cream! And the prices are really reasonable which is the best part! Thanks Helen and gang for a great birthday meal for my husband!
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and attention to details
Found this place on Yelp, wanted to try someplace new and this place was perfect. Our server Grant was phenomenal!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic cuisine, low prices
This place is outstanding. One of my new favorite Italian places in LA. They make some of their own pasta and have lots of specials every time I go in. The prices are very reasonable as well, especially based on the quality of the ingredients they use. I highly recommend this place. Make sure to get a reservation though as it is a very small restaurant and fills up on the weekends. Parking can be a problem sometimes as well.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food. Portions were
Excellent food. Portions were good and menu had large selection.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
We eat here often and my favorite dish is the NY Strip ravioli special. When its not on special, the chicken parm is a great backup. Grant has coincidentally been our waiter all 5 or 6 times we have been there. Super friendly, helpful and professional. A true neighborhood gem. If you are visiting, don't just stick to Abbott-Kinney. This is worth the 1 mile to Lincoln.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ultimate neighborhood gem
The go to place where everyone remembers your name, the food is reliably good, with service to match-that is Centanni. Though the food and ambience are not stellar, the sum exceeds the parts. The $6 sauteed shrimp appetizer qualifies for the short list of excellent dishes in LA below $10. Ditto the penne arrabiata and all other menu favorites. The service is personal, solicitous, but never intrusive or overbearing. The only caveats are that the specials are much higher-priced than the menu items and sometimes not even as good. An exception was the $25 gamberoni with two huge "shrimp", more like small lobsters, perfectly grilled, sauced with the bitter-sour-sweet flavors of real capers, tomatoes, and olives. Bring your own wine, leave happy!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Centanni consistently delivers
Centanni consistently delivers a good experience with great food and exceptional specials with the warm feeling of a neighborhood restaurant.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Centanni recently. The atmosphere is pleasant, though a bit noisy and crowded (we knew we were having fun), and the food was unexpectedly wonderful. The kitchen is paying attention, not only to the main course, but also to the sides. No generic vegetables out of a pot.
The only quibble we had was that the bread was not up to the rest of the meal. It tasted like panini left over from lunch--a bit stale and not appetizing.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a truly professional waiter whom it is getting harder and harder to find. Food was very good as usual. Always enjoyable. I highly recommend it.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the shrimp appetizer. Risotto very good. Fun restaurant run by charming couple.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I frequent this restaurant.
I frequent this restaurant. It is in my neighborhood and I am never disappointed either by the food or the service. I highly recommend Centanni.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
COZY AND FRIENDLY
THIS NEIGHBORHOOD GEM SERVED GENEROUS REASONABLY PRICED PORTIONS, HAS A FRIENDLY ATTENTIVE STAFF AND A COZY ATMOSPHERE. THE MIX OF HI-TOP TABLES GIVES YOU THE PRIVACY OF DINING. $10 CORKAGE IS NICE!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and service
This was our third visit to Centanni. It's located close to the place we stay when traveling to this part of the LA Area.
The food is well prepared, the service is excellent but the wine list could use development. The vibe is friendly though it gets noisy when there's a full house.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A ggod time was had by all
We had a table of five and all of us were thrilled with our appetizers and entrees and the menu is very well priced. Staff well informed.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, reasonable prices
The seafood risotto was the best I'd ever eaten! This is great food for very reasonable prices.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently great specials combined with the warm atmosphere created by the owners and staff make this an easy choice when dining with friends or out of town guests.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM