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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.17mi
  2. Distance: 0.23mi
  3. Distance: 0.41mi
  4. Distance: 0.55mi

About Centanni

Fine dining Italian cuisine at neighborhood restaurant prices. Casual, with friendly & professional service.

1700 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:


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

Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 9:30PM

Cross Street:
Nowita Pl

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 314-7275

Website:
http://www.centannivenice.com/

Catering:
Our complete menu available, minimum 8 - 10 people

Parking Details:
3 spaces available & always plenty of street parking.

Executive Chef:
Marin Santos

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Centanni Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
Casual (14)
Good for a Date (12)
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Cozy (10)
Authentic (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Romantic (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Business Meals (2)
Seasonal (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 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.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, People Watching, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I love Centanni's. The food is always fantastic as well as the service!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

I discovered this place a month or so ago and since have brought several friends here for dinner. The food is exceptional. Their Seafood Risotto Special and their Steak are the two dishes I've had and keep coming back to. My dinner companions that include out of town guests, locals and a couple from Barcelona in Los Angeles for the first time, have all greatly enjoyed their meals. Their food is matched by the quality and attentiveness of the service. This is my go-to place for dinner with guests.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Best avoided during daylight hours. Filthy. Incredibly soiled carpets. Menus had something oily on them, as did the wine list. Maybe the incredible views distract others?

I can't comment on the food. I left without ordering due to general lack of cleanliness.

It bothers me to say such harsh things about a business. But I simply have nothing else to share.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 25, 2017

I love going to Centanni's. It's a neighborhood place that has good food and is always warm and welcoming.

Tags: Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Comfort Food
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This is a real neighborhood gem. Best risotto in town.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, Cozy, Bar Seating
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food4
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Amazing Italian food! The flavors were amazing and the ingredients were fresh.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Been here many times and have never had a disappointment. The food is always so delicious and thoughtfully prepared,and the corkage fee is reasonable as are the prices, in general. They do have a thoughtful and reasonable wine list. Parking is a bit of a challenge, but I'd walk any reasonable distance to enjoy the wonderful food and great service. Millicent is ne plus ultra as a waiter--charming, efficient and attentive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We love this place.. their food it always very good!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This is a neighborhood gem. I hope that this homegrown business becomes a phenomenal neighbor icon.

Love this Northern Italian cuisine.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Centanni, once again, revealed itself to be a favorite local restaurant - i bumped into an old friend - and the server was a familiar lovely surprise, who recommended perfect dishes to compliment one another.
The filet of sole over garlicky spinach was what i was hoping would be on the menu and it was!
The rosé was superb as was the eggplant parmigiana.

Thank YOU again

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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food5
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We have dined multiple times and it is charming local place and a very relaxed atmosphere

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Every time I return to Centanni I am reminded of the Trattorias I grew up with in Brooklyn and the ones in southern Italy. Delicious food, prepared perfectly and served attentively. ...and never, never overcooked fish. Buon appetito!

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 17, 2017

I love this local neighborhood gem. I have been going to Centanni as long as I have lived in Venice. Best Eggplant Parm on EARTH! And, the most wonderful service you could ever wish!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great meal with very welcoming staff. Catered for all our family perfectly.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

So authentic and my favorite Italian spot. The value is incredible and the pastas and salads are perfectly prepared.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My parents live down the street and frequent Centanni. It's a great spot and it's always on my last of places to go when we visit!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Second course served before the table had finished the first course. Whole dinner felt hurried, like the table was needed- but the place was half empty. Music so loud it made conversation around the table difficult. They did turn it down at our request, but the volume crept up slowly. Old favorite dishes seemed off. Obviously an off night for a much-loved restaurant. Hope they get it together soon!

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·Dined on July 24, 2017

Lovely restaurant, small but stylish, with great staff, so friendly and pleasant. Food tasty and plentiful. Woukd definitely recommend.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 21, 2017

This is my third time at Centanni and I was disappointed. The service was slow and inattentive. The food was not as good as previous visits. My guest required some special diet consideration, and the waitress grudgingly accommodated and was not very forthcoming about it. My reservation clearly stated this was for a birthday, and the waitress never acknowledged that. We just let it go and celebrated elsewhere.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Another fine dinner at Centanni's. This has become our goto neighborhood restaurant. The food is wonderful (do not miss the Filet of Sole) and the service and people are wonderful.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Terrific, knowledgeable, responsive staff; consistently good food;
a place where you can have an unpretentious, relaxing, high-quality meal and have a conversation with your wife without having to yell above the noise

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Love Centanni, one of my favorite restaurants. Great pasta and risotto

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Nice neighborhoods gem

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Outstanding as expected and usual. Love this place.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We love this neighborhood restaurant! Superlative consistent food and dining experience. One of our go-to restaurants

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Centanni's is our neighborhood Italian place. The food is very good and the place is relaxed and comfortable. Lots of specials. Fillet of sole is my favorite dish there.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

This is our favorite neighborhood 'go to' restaurant. It is so nice to be able to take friends to such a relaxing quality place where we can always count on the food and the wonderful vibe.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 2, 2017

I love this place. Cozy atmosphere and the food is always very fresh; the salads are particularly outstanding. Olive oil served with bread is of outstanding quality. Decent wine selection. Several vegetarian items on the menu; my favorite is the pumpkin ravioli. Most of the time the staff is very attentive, but once in a while we get a dud. Must have reservations on a Friday or Saturday; they consistently turn away walk-ins on these evenings (but it means our table is always available immediately).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 29, 2017

I love this little local restaurant. It is Family owned, and operated by hosts and servers who really care not just about your dining experience but your overall entire experience. The food is excellent, and the turnover is low- so they treat their work staff as well as they treat their customers. Thank you Centanni! You are the rock in our neighborhood!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 25, 2017

The BEST Italian food, we've tried other places but can't beat Centanni on Lincoln!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

A little old world treasure. Reminiscent of the wonderful local Italian restaurants on the east coast...cozy, comfy, big delicious portions!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I've been hearing good things about this restaurant and it did not disappoint. The Bruschetta Rustica is ridiculous! The meatballs and steak ravioli were also delicious. We will definitely be back and back and back...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great as usual. The caprese salad is one of the best I have ever had including dining in Capri.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Vegan, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great atmosphere, great food. Delicious wine. It's the perfect neighborhood restaurant

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