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Fine dining Italian cuisine at neighborhood restaurant prices. Casual, with friendly & professional service.
Venice, CA 90291
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00PM - 5:00PM;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 9:30PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our complete menu available, minimum 8 - 10 people
3 spaces available & always plenty of street parking.
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Centanni Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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).
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!!
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