Spuntini, Salad, Pasta Course, Entrée and Dessert
Enjoy a spontaneous, 5-course seasonal menu. Our sommelier can suggest wine parings to complement each course for an extra $35 per person, or $45 for ultra-premium offerings. We are happy to accommodate any taste preferences or dietary restrictions; please note any requests when you book your reservation
chef-selected premium Italian and Wisconsin cheese
Nick was a great server! the drinks and food were amazing. It was our 20th anniversary and they took wonderful care of us.
Naomi was great!
Cento was an inviting setting with great service and delicious food. Our server was pleasant and helpful. We will definitely be back!
We enjoyed the experience it seem to be that we had a loud person nearest at a table. Noise carries their there
Always love Cento...food, service, atmosphere...never disappointed!!!
The ambiance is modern new york but warm. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious-nice portion size and layers of flavor. We dine out ALOT and this is one of the best experiences we’ve had! We’ll be back!!!
Melon prosciutto was wonderful. Lobster scampi was great. Fresh pasta. Great vibe. I would like chill music.
Cento is a very good restaurant. We enjoyed the meal, which was our first time going out in 16 months. The octopus was my favorite. The dessert was OK, but not great. It was a puff pastry with Nutella inside and some strawberries and vanilla ice cream. I would up the other ingredients and lessen the puff pastry.
Good social distancing and all wait staff, etc . wore masks. Our waiter was outstanding—very personable and helpful. The food was very good; all four of us were very pleased with our entrees.
We had not been at Cento for over a year and we thought it was better than before he pandemic. We will definitely be back.
Great Brunch ! Pancakes were very filling, and very good.
Great food, service and ambiance. We enjoyed our birthday brunch very much!
Great food and wonderful service. If you are looking for something that is classy yet reasonable in price, this is the place to go.
Everything was just fabulous. Thank you for the wonderful meal and experience,
Nice restaurant good food enjoyed meal will return
Good food, great service, and chill vibe. Not to mention, really good prices!
Amazing server! Salad was delicious, flatbread and the bacon wrapped dates
Cento was the ideal restaurant to celebrate my Birthday. Still during covid regulations and they followed protocol well. On to the meal—started off with bacon wrapped dates—yummy. Got to the restaurant early enough to take advantage of their Happy Hour — many $5 Italian cocktails to choose from and $3 Italian beer. Dinner wonderful—lobster salad and carbonara, both fabulous and a side of sourdough bread and foraged mushrooms. The attentive waitress was kind enough to comp my Birthday dessert. Wonderful celebration.
Loved everything about this place: service was excellent and friendly, beautiful ambiance and tasteful decor and the food was delicious!! Also, prices were very reasonable considering the quality. Can't wait to return on my next visit to Madison!
We felt a bit rushed through our dinner, the waiter was constantly at our table to remove plates. He kept reaching over and in front is us, felt that was unnecessary and intrusive. He didn’t ask us if it was our first time there or not, which it was, and seemed bored waiting on us. He was polite though so that helps. We booked online and mentioned this was a special event, a birthday, but that wasn’t acknowledged, no big deal though. The girl who brought our apps asked if we needed anything else, we ordered some bread through her to go with our olives but never got it. Overall, it could have been worse, we may give it a second try to see if anything changes.
Always great service and excellent food. It was nice to be able to go into a “socially distanced” seating arrangement knowing the staff is doing all they can to make the dinning experience perfect.
waiter was not good
We came to celebrate our anniversary and buying our first home. The meal was exceptional! We were so excited to try this new spring menu. We enjoyed appetizers such as buratta, melon and prosciutto, mussels, and octopus. For entrees we indulged in the carbonara & bolognese. If looking for an amazing place to dine with exceptional food and service look no further!
Such great service and food! Always a great time!
It was very good and the service was excellent.
The space is laid out well for social distancing and was still decently quiet! The boozy brunch special has survived the pandemic and it was lovely to return to one of my favorite brunch spots. The new version of the eggs Benedict with smoked pork was also fantastic.
All three of our party thought our dish was "fine". Chicken parmagianne was OK. My ahi tuna pasta contained very little tuna and what was there was small chunks and well cooked (I prefer more rare). Also my dish was very olive-forward and excessively salty and tasting of olives. My wife's lobster salad had too many competing flavors in her opinion - too much blue cheese competing with the lobster taste. Server was professional and efficient but overall impression was very costly for just average tasting food.
Amazing food and great service.
Wife’s birthday dinner !!! It was great.
Excellent food, service, and overall experience. This was my first time at Cento. It won't be my last.
I had high hopes, but I was very disappointed in the food quality. Lobster scampi was extremely fish tasting. Couldn’t even finish.
Perfect in every way!
Limited menu, but food was very good & service was very good also.
Cento was Amazing! Great modern takes on Italian classics. Beautiful Atmosphere, Great Service, cant wait to return!
if you have never tried their bacon wrapped dates I recommend it highly
Our first outing since Covid-19 struck. We love the large room. Not much for vegetarians but the chef is willing to modify items on the menu.
Had a great time and an attentive server
Everything was really very good. The only 2 issues were
1. The menu said a basket of pastries would be a part of our brunch. Instead we were served 3 pieces of sweet bread.
2. It was a little noisy because we had a group of 4 young ladies seated close to us who were talking quite loudly.
Awesome dinner experience - great food, drink, atmosphere, and service!
Service was friendly but extremely slow with almost no visits to check on table between delivery of something that was asked for.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our first visit. The food and service were great. I'm not a fan the the dance-club-style music but it was not too loud to be a major distraction.
Overall we had a great experience and look forward to returning.
Cento offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 284-9378.
Cento is rated 4.8 stars by 2035 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.