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  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

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for a Date (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
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Casual (9)
Cozy (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Romantic (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Authentic (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Healthy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Love Love Love this restaurant

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 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!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 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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food4
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service3
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Wonderful food and service!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 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

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food and service always !

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

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

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 19, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 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 4, 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 24, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 1, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 1, 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 1, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 25, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 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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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 21, 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 20, 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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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 16, 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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 (London)·Dined on August 4, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 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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