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)
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.
Wonderful food and service!
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
Best Italian in the Marina area. Now in my favorites list.
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.
Great food and service always !
great neighborhood restaurant. The food is outstanding. We have been
eating here since it opened !!
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.
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.