Cento

4.7
2193 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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ConnieandCarla
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very loud and difficult to hear my companion. Otherwise the food was good, cocktails excelkent, service superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner for our anniversary. The food was incredible, and our server went above and beyond to make our dinner special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Every dish was subpar and poorly cooked. The service was passable but for a fancy restaurant it felt detached and slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ambiance was good, server was attentive… was not blown away by the food.

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BetteH
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the most delicious meals I’ve ever eaten. Will definitely come back again.

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IsabelleD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best food I’ve had since I’ve arrived in Madison. Everything we had was of such high quality. The service is excellent and the atmosphere is wonderful. 10/10!

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ashattack
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

super good food!! service was ok but food was delicious, first time here— would return

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RyanD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to visit my younger sister at UW Madison. She recommended I take my girlfriend to Cento for our 2 year anniversary dinner. The ambiance was great and the restaurant seemed very high end. We had a nice talk with the sommelier Kevin who was very knowledgeable about the entire wine list and sold us a bottle in our price range. Food was tasty and the fresh pasta made the dishes much better than traditional boxed pasta. They also offered us 2 complimentary glasses of Prosecco or a free dessert. Very nice overall and would definitely come back if I am in Madison

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vipPoojithaR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Cento - excellent service and fantastic food. Love the space where tables are spread out. Second time here.

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AllisonM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is my 2nd time going to Cento, and I’ll be back on my next trip!! It’s a solid Italian restaurant. The food and service are excellent. Does not disappoint!

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RobertO
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready at time of reservation, had a helpful server, good selection of menu options (not too many not too few). Would go back again.

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JerryMc
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner at Cento. Our waitstaff person, Gabrielle, was very attentive and most knowledgeable about the entire menu. The roasted brussell sprouts with light dressing were outstanding and almost a meal by itself. We shared a pasta dish, which was great and just enough. Wine was very nice.

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vipTMadison
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place. Never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Execelente servico, la comida fue muy buena, es un lugar tranquilo para celebrar y platicar, pasar un rato agradable.

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was absolutely fantastic and the food was wonderful. They made mine and my wife's anniversary very special.

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KatieV
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophia was great server and food was over the top yummy, especially the roasted Brussels sprouts, hold the dressing tho. Highly recommend this place.

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Marie
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. We were seated immediately. Our server was Cora . She was so attentive to our table. Our appetizer was a salad and artichokes. Both were so fresh and tasty. My entree was the halibut which was served on risotto with pesto. My husband ordered the brick chicken. My husband said it was the best chicken he ever had. My son ordered the tagliatelle which were so tasty and fresh. Our desserts were affogato and tiramisu. The wine list and specialty drinks were extensive. My cava was generous and divine. I can’t wait to return with my daughter

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CathyF
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Absolutely delicious brunch! We loved the meals - especially the ricotta pancakes, and the atmosphere is lively, but not loud. Hope to come back for dinner soon!

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KaitlinT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Allison, was so good! And the halibut was maybe one of the best dishes of my life. Can’t wait to go again.

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Laina
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bacon wrapped dates, seasonal charcuterie board, and pastas were to die for. This is our favorite restaurant in Madison. They sent over champagne for our anniversary :)

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NikkiW
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to have brunch with a friend or a partner!

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k9nj
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were four of us. Two shared a pizza, which they liked. One other had the halibut with risotto, which was excellent (I understand this will be leaving the menu starting Oct. 4). The other had the short ribs, basil, sugar snap peas and parmesan, which she liked very much. We will visit again the next time we go to Mad City!

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goodeats
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delish food. It was an excellent evening to celebrate our son's bday!!

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NealL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Simply put - we've had better. Atmosphere on a Friday night was busy and a bit noisy. Music didn't seem to match the style of the place. Service was above average, but the food just wasn't what I'd expect from a place and price like this. Don't think we'll return with so many other options around the Capitol.

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LoriA
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great restaurant. Food was okay. Service was great. The antipasto was awesome. I’d go back for apps but probably not the food.

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Wendy
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, excellent service! Covid conscious environment.

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Alibaba
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Takes a long time to get a glass of wine. Waitress not very attentive; they always seem rushed, not engaged with customer.

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Me143
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had great service from Sophie. Food was very good with a comfortable portion.
It was a little loud due to one larger table, but we didn't let it bother us.

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wvdthree
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had the lamb meatballs, octopus and fried artichoke/chickpea appetizers which were all outstanding. I had the sauteed halibut with risotto and gremolata as a main course and my dining companion had a lobster cobb salad. Two glasses of grenache from Provence and all in all a very memorable night.

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vipBabycakes
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was delicious and enjoyed our meal . Will definitely return shld We be back in Madison

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service!

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StPaulie
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Good food and comfy booth for large party. But very very noisy and very pricey.

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SaraM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Food was yummy and reasonably priced.

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jayned
New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! Great food and service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall good experience - server was excellent

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ScottL
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was outstanding and comfortable. Nice selection for appetizers , entrees, beverages and dessert.

Our server was attentive and made sure we had what we needed for our dining experience. If she didn’t know the answer to the question she was able to utilize her resources to get the answer .

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PandaMD
Baltimore
2 reviews