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Centanni

4.5
426 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Fine dining Italian cuisine at neighborhood restaurant prices. Casual, with friendly & professional service.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 9:30PM
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Phone number
(310) 314-7275
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marin Santos
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Catering
Our complete menu available, minimum 8 - 10 people
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Nowita Pl
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Parking details
3 spaces available & always plenty of street parking.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 426 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

This was a really pleasant and unexpected surprise. We picked the restaurant randomly on Open Table and it was so wonderful. Excellent food and service. Can't wait to go back.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

We liked the food but it took too long to receive. We waited over an hour!

Got there at 8p. Didn't get served intvafter 9p

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Centanni was absolutely delicious! I would definitely come back and recommend this place to other people! My only issue was that our server was extremely slow and not super attentive. To be fair, they were busy and looked short staffed, so I am mindful hat may have been why. But still, I think she could have been a wee bit more attentive!! Otherwise, I have only good things to say about the food!!!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I love Centanni. Always a consistently excellent meal with great service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I had the pappardelle with mushrooms and truffle oil--it was delicious! Truly an authentic Italian meal.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Nearby dinning spot, within walking distance of our home, that we now regularly have dinner at every two weeks or so - Service is fine and food is always delicious and enjoyable

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Outstanding! First time diner at Centanni. My wife and I were very impressed. The service was great the food was even greater. All around great location. Will definitely be a return customer.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

An absolute Venice hidden gem. Centanni had a ricotta & artichoke ravioli w lemon sauce as an evening special and it was out of this world. I will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

First time here - found it based on strong Yelp reviews since I don't live in the area. Excellent, friendly service and the food was great! Would definitely go back if I get the chance.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

A great place in Venice. I live in Dallas but come to LA once a month. I always find time for Centanni .

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was excellent as I tried everyone else's pasta especially the pappardelle but the lobster ravioli was quite disappointing imo.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great neighborhood restaurant with friendly staff and solid Italian dishes. Def recommend!

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Over all good food.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We love Centanni. What can I say? It is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant that has it all: it has wonderful food [we can't say enough about the Filet of Sole] and great wines by the glass; it is consistent and never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. always consistent, the service is fantastic.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Very good food, ample portions, excellent value, friendly and attentive service.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Centanni is my favorite restaurant. I’ve introduced many people to it.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Love Love Love this restaurant

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Delicious! If you want authentic italian food, this is your spot. Try the Gnocchi, and def save room for the canoli's at the end! So good. Enjoy!

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food but service was very slow. We waited about half hour from the time we ordered to get the food. It could be just bad timing but this time it was way slower than most restaurants we’ve been to.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

I expected good but it was better. The food and service were first rate for an important dinner.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

It was wonderful for a group dinner. Food was plentiful and delicious!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Local gem. Food was very tasty and portions were large. Really enjoyed our meal and will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The food is incredible, but just as important the staff makes the dining experience something special every time we have been here.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

First visit to Centanni since they started full menu dinner service, as we live
a couple of blocks away, great to find a delicious, reasonably priced, comfortable
dining experience close by, now that Abbott Kinney has become a Cluster swamp on the weekends for all of LA -
Recomend it for Great food and excellent service

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Service was disappointingly slow. They should have offered something complementary.

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4.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Consistently great food with creative twists, and friendly service. Great pasta and interesting specials (duck ravioli was terrific), and no-pasta dishes (filet of sole on large bed of cooked spinach always wonderful, and lots of great salads)

Never disappointed

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2.0Dined on December 29, 2017

It's time Los Angeles restaurants to get it together! Dining at a restaurant is about three things: quality of food, service, and overall experience. I treated my family to a Holiday dinner on Dec 29 at Centanni. The quality of the food was so-so, service was minimal, and overall experience was a "no go". Where's the "may I tell you about the specials, can I offer you dessert, you should try our ___?" Where's the Holiday cheer -- at least a candle or ? on the tables or wreath on the wall to celebrate the Holidays --- Where's the actual "experience" of it all. Not at Centanni's, sadly.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Wonderful food and service!

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Filet of sole is to die for. I find it hard to order anything else. Delicious. Wish servers would stop coming to table while still eating to wisk plates away. Find it disruptive and infuriating. Otherwise like dining here very much

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

We accidentally found this restaurant and have come back multiple times. We think their cuisine is the best Italian in the area! We've tried many other places but Centanni's beats them hands down!

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Best Italian in the Marina area. Now in my favorites list.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

This place is so good! Amazing homemade Italian. I especially love the gnocchi and you have to save room for dessert. The cannolis!! Yum. Check it out.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food and service always !

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

great neighborhood restaurant. The food is outstanding. We have been
eating here since it opened !!

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3.0Dined on November 9, 2017

I live close to this restaurant and have dined there many times. The food can be great, and it can be poor; inconsistency is the main reason I don’t dine here more often. I believe that the food and service are better early in the evening, or on a midweek evening; once they get busy, everything deteriorates. My table request was ignored, my lasagne was burned almost through, the busser is too aggressive, the place too noisy when it fills up.

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Centanni is a nice go to place that offers predictably good food, a welcome ambience, and personalized service. We have visited on numerous occasions to the point that we have our own table and server who goes out of her way to ensure that we have a pleasant evening, A definite place fo those who enjoy Italian food in a casual ambience.

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

Pasta is homemade and always delicious. Flourless chocolate cake with a glass of Cabernet is a must.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

This was our second time dining here. The food is unbelievable. Their meatballs and burrata with prosciutto and arugala are both outstanding. Everything we’ve had there is great. It’s not to be missed.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

The grilled artichokes were delicious as was the aurora sauce the penne arrabiata was great with added sausage and peppers. Service was fabulous Very nice evening

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