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
22 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.7
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)great for outdoor dining (7)romantic (6)special occasion (5)fit for foodies (5)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (5)good for groups (3)great for lunch (2)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Service was pathetic. waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Service was pathetic. waiter not knowlegable about menu and lousy service. would have liked a round table for 8 rather than a long table. Noise level high
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a wonderful meal and a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Had a wonderful meal and a wonderful time. Great piano bar. Fun! Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my 5th visit to this
    ExecutiveBlonde
    Dined on 1/3/2013
    This was my 5th visit to this restaurant. I was disappointed that the bartender did not have Sauvignon Blanc; of any brand! We were the first people there at 6PM to make a show at Kravis and it was annoying that anyone who came in (even a group of 8) the hostess found it necessary to put every single arriving party right next to our table instead of scattering the parties. It made conversation tough. The redeeming factor was the food. Excellent as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We really enjoyed this place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/2/2013
    We really enjoyed this place. It was a bit quirky, not pretentious. The food was excellent--Italian fare, lovingly prepared. The vibe was local and folksy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • After food delivered, waiter
    noisyVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    After food delivered, waiter disappeared. Had to be chased to get bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wait staff is always friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Wait staff is always friendly & entertainment always excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have had a number of good
    Ellie27VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    I have had a number of good meals at Cafe Centro .Unfortunately my meal there on December 16,2012 was not one of them.Perhaps Sunday night is not a good night to fine at Cafe Centro.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special spot in west palm beach
    BobLVIP
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    We always enjoy cafe centro. The food is creative and interesting. Great desserts also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the ambiance and Ray
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    Love the ambiance and Ray Chang is fabulous!! I will be back for sure and I have recommended it to many people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/25/2012
    It was my first time dining at your establishment. I was very impressed with the service, and the food was only delicious, but the presentation was devine! I will be back, and I have been telling all of my friends too
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The menue was quite extensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    The menue was quite extensive and moderately priced. The portions were plentiful and the food was very tastely and served hot. We each of four had different drinks, appitizers, and main entrees. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed what they ordered. Service was very good, yet they gave us ample time to talk between courses and over coffees. I would go again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our reservation was changed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Our reservation was changed from 6:30 to 6pm and we accepted this understanding that the place was very overbooked--we got there and the place was empty--and remained so even as we left at 7:30pm---the waiter hovered over us as there was nothing else for him to do---the place was empty---although the musician was scheduled to begin at 7pm there was no sign of him when we left after 7:30pm-----very disappointing- we have been customers for a long time - we'll make reservations by direct phone if we go again
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exhilerating experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    Great!!! My experience in Florida, this time, was made exceptionaly good, because I was invited to your restaurant Caffe. I throughly enjoyed the ambiance, the comraderie, the energy level was bursting; it is just waht I like and cannot find in New York. I highly recommned "CAFE CENTRO!!!!" The music is the best. The singer musician extraordinare made it priceless!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When we come up from Aventura
    burris
    Dined on 11/7/2012
    When we come up from Aventura to visit the kids, we always try to have dinner here. Food is always good as is the service. This night they had a piano player who doubled on trumpet. Quite unusual but a nice treat. Guy was talented. The black linguini is always my favorite and 4 of our group actually ordered it. Great Calamari also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Cafe Centro. It's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    We love Cafe Centro. It's one of our favorite places around West Palm Beach. I know that whatever I order is going to be fabulous. I've never been disappointed. Just a note. If you want a calmer, quieter atmosphere, sit in the front room. If you want a hoppin', fun, live-piano filled room, sit in the back room. Both are great options, just depends on what you are looking for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have been to this restaurant
    lindaVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2012
    Have been to this restaurant several times in the past 2 years. At first I loved it. But its been going downhill since then. Unfortunatly I feel for the price of the food it should be much better. My fish was bland and my salad was very disappointing for paying $9. I couldn't even find the gorgenzola. I used to love this place and traveled over 25 minutes to get to it but now I am not going there anymore
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cafe Centro
    NathanVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    The food is average, but the entertainment (Ray) is great. Lots of fun.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My first experience at Centro
    AySaVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    My first experience at Centro was not memorable so I decided to head back with a group of friends. The ambiance & decor is tastefully done but the food is mediocre. Won't go back again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food at very moderate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    Great food at very moderate prices. Hard to find a restaurant with such a fabulous menu that is still well priced. I have eaten here many times and it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Cafe Centro. The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/23/2012
    We love Cafe Centro. The food is so fabulously prepared. We almost always try something different and have never been disappointed. The Carbonara is our favorite this side of Rome and there are so many other dishes to love. We prefer to sit in the front room (without the piano) as it is a bit quieter. Prices are also very good for this area of South Florida.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but not like it once
    keyskatieVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    Good but not like it once was. Waiter was the best part of the evening.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Fun but subpar service & food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/29/2012
    Made reservations several hours before. Place was full but was seated on time. Ambiance was vibrant with a piano player singing and dancing old tunes. Place was filled with mostly elderly diners but they were constantly dancing. In reference to the service and food, it was subpar. Service was slow, champagne was slow to be poured, food was okay but not special. Yet it was a very enjoyable dining experience..
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, the food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/14/2012
    As always, the food and service was good and the atmosphere was energetic with a marvelous piano player banging out the keys and synthesizer box during dinner. He actually did a Sinatra tune standing on the bar!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have heard raves about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/27/2012
    We have heard raves about Cafe Centro from friends and decided to give it a try. It was underwhelming for us. The food was good, the musician/singer was great, but unfortunately, the service was so poor it colored our experience. Best said by our waiter, "its Memorial Day weekend, and we [the staff] have all been out at the beach or on boats all day partying, and now we [the staff] are all tired." We will give it another try (not on a holiday weekend) in hopes its all our friends tell us it is.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better when Ray is at the piano...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    Ray the regular piano bar guy was not there. He really makes the dining experience there pop. Hopefully, next time. The restaurant staff seemed eager to close and we felt rushed out by 11 when we had only begun ordering by 9:30. Must have been an off night for them.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • been there many times--- always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/24/2012
    been there many times--- always true to form. entertainment is the best!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We sat in the piano bar with
    NathanVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2012
    We sat in the piano bar with live music Thursday through Saturday and every other Sunday. It is great fun due to their singer/piano player. Come there for a fun time with very good food at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent music on Thursday,
    anne
    Dined on 5/17/2012
    Excellent music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Well worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loved the ambiance, pianist/enterta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/6/2012
    loved the ambiance, pianist/entertainer, we were dancing and singing and the food was very good as well...friendly and helpful wait staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had friends with us from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    We had friends with us from California and sat in the piano bar area. The entertainment was Fabulous... we danced and sang and had so much fun! We will be back. Thanks for a great evening, Judy & Tim Roberts
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Entertainer had the audience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    Entertainer had the audience engaged & they loved it!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ALOT OF FUN GREAT PIANO PLAYER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/15/2012
    ALOT OF FUN GREAT PIANO PLAYER OOD ALSO VERY GOOD WOULD DEFINETLY RECOMMEND
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food and reception excellent.server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    food and reception excellent.server forgot lemon twist for drink and would not substitute spinach for green beans although both were on the menu very chintzy
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We've been here many times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    We've been here many times and the restaurant is always "buzzing" with great energy. What did surprise us was the infectious voice and music from the entertainer, Ray Chang. It turned into a spontaneous, dancing affair!!! The staff is always friendly and helpful, and willing to assist with my gluten free requests!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was mediocre. I
    BarbSVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2012
    The food was mediocre. I did not think that it was well prepared. I had a salad and chicken allora. The others had squid, tomatoes, veal picata and chicken something. The food was not hot and really uninspiring.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The piano player made our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    The piano player made our night! The song selection enabled everyone to sing along and create a warm environment. By the end of the night we were dancing and singing with the other costumers. We were a party of 8 and everyone enjoyed their meal. The waitress was accommodating and the prices were reasonable!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything about this place
    dd166
    Dined on 3/21/2012
    Everything about this place is perfect except one thing. They have a nightly piano player who also plays the trumpet (can you imagine the noise level of a trumpet indoors in a small space???) and never takes a break. Unless you are going with no more than four people who are just interested in the music and don't care to speak to one another, you will be sorely disappointed in your evening. If the music were toned down or at least if he would give the whole crowd a break now and again, it would be a tolerant experience. Better yet, if they eliminated the music altogether, not a single guest would notice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have been here before and
    joanne
    Dined on 3/18/2012
    Have been here before and we came back with another couple from Boca who had never heard about it. We ate outside and had a wonderful time. The food was fantastic and there was a singer inside who was terrific. He came out and sang to us and we all danced.....a truly great evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Every new thing we try at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/18/2012
    Every new thing we try at Centro delights us. The staff is all excellent and the ambiance is great. It can get a little noisy but we solve this by going a little on the early side. It is one of my husband/my favorite places and it is reasonably priced. Why can't more restaurants be like this...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It has all the right ingredients
    AdventuresomeVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    It has all the right ingredients for a top place and then add to that the great piano/singer it is a formula for an outstanding night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate