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
house-made potato gnocchi, spring mushroom, asparagus, toasted parmesan
celebrated my boyfriends birthday and they made it so special
We were thrilled that Cento is again serving brunch and were not disappointed. The menu is a nice mix of breakfast and lunch/dinner: the food extraordinary. We feel that the Food Fight Group has responded to the pandemic responsibly and have taken all precautions. And it felt a bit like civilization was returning. Thank you.
I went to Cento for only the second time with my UW Sophomore daughter who goes a lot more often than I do, it is such excellent food and such a beautiful place, I hope she enjoys it as much as I do! Our waiter was very attentive and kept us informed!
Good food and ambiance
Front desk was very unfriendly and unaccommodating
We always enjoy Cento. The good and drinks are great and the staff is terrific.
Absolutely amazing as usual. My date had not been there before and staff was very informative with her about the menu and what was in everything we ate. Overall just an awesome experience.
Went for Sunday brunch today and it was their first day open for brunch in quite a while due to Covid so I will give them a break for the mediocre food and poor service today and incorrect order delivered. Hostess was excellent and Server was very nice but very slow and didn’t check back often. The cheese and meat board was just sad and overpriced. 2 tiny chunks of stale cheese and one other chunk of unimpressive cheese. Meat selection was ok.
My daughter was delivered a very mediocre Margarita pizza instead of the sausage that she ordered. We had the eggs Benedict that had smoked pork. It was bland and would have been better with ham.
I have had excellent service and food when going for dinner a few times before so will most likely stick to dinner in the future but I do hope they improve on brunch.
Great brunch! Extremely satisfied with service, value and ambiance. Will definitely be back.
Great service and outstanding food. We enjoyed the bacon wrapped figs and the pasta dishes and the baked fish (branzino) was fabulous.
Excellent. Very fancy, we loved it!
Wonderful service, excellent meal, very chic/ hip ambience!
Arrived and she took us to a table. I asked for only one thing on my reservation and that was a booth. I told her no on the table and said I indicated a booth on the reservation. She turned and left...said something about cleaning a booth, we looked at each other and walked to the bar as she gave no indication when she was coming back and we did not intend to stand in the middle of the dining room waiting for her.
She also had gone back to check her reservation because she said something like “I see you did, I missed it” (she must not have believed me) when she came up to us at the bar.
They didn’t have a regular booth so we were seated at a gigantic booth (we were dinner for 2) closest to the front door.
It’s winter and their was a snowstorm going on outside, I was quite chilled throughout the meal and I did not enjoy watching everyone arrive.
The whole thing was a little odd.
Everything was fantastic for our party of six .... Except for the grilled cauliflower which was not advertised as spicy but was very. I woke up in the middle of the night with a churning stomach and would encourage caution!
Service was attentive and other food items, quite tastey!
Love this place, probably my favorite restaurant in Madison!
The little Italian donut desert was excellent!
We really had a great time! My partner and I went there for a date and it was VERY ROMANTIC. Unfortunately, my partner did find a hair in his salad. The waitress profusely apologized and gave us free dessert. Overall, still a nice time.
Food was excellent and our server was great. Definitely will come back again. Great spot for any occasion.
Service was impeccable. Had solid recommendations, and they didn't disappoint. Cleanliness in the pandemic was obvious. From start to finish it was an excellent experience.
The food, drinks, service, and ambience were excellent. We will definitely be returning.
It was chill. Can’t complain. I felt comfortable and I would return.
Celebrated our anniversary there and it was perfect! The service is great and the food is amazing.
Had a wonderful date there. Thought we would be more hungry, but ended up only eating appetizers. They had a great happy hour special and we got a delicious bottle of red.
Delicious! The brussel sprouts and mushroom pizza were so yummy.
Staff very attentive, had the duck and fig pizza which is great.
Reservations were easy, and the receptionist called me to confirm my reservation which was nice. Food was good and tasted fresh. Overall it was a good experience. One odd thing, the server touched my fork with his hand instead of allowing me to take my own fork to use for the entree portion of our meal. If this is common practice in your restaurant, then it would be better to clear the table completely and provide a fresh set of utensils and napkin.
We dined on a Saturday night and loved the ambience- I felt like I was in a downtown Chicago restaurant. I had the smoked pork pasta which had too much pork in my opinion, although it tasted very good. My husband had the char which was also good. The limoncello packed a punch and was very flavorful. Waiter was attentive and helpful.
This is the perfect place to go for any occasion. The food is great. The service was good. And now with COVID the tables were very comfortably spaced.
It was both me and my date’s first times visiting Cento and we both had a great time and enjoyed all of our food! Highly recommend the butcher board. Would love to visit again!
Went on NYE. Food was great with just a couple misses. Example. Heavy use of pepper on the lobster scampi.
I just spent a week in Madison for vacation. While not every restaurant was open, this many of the finer dining experiences were available, including Cento. My wife and I took advantage of at least one great meal per day . . . and sometimes two. But quite simply, this was the best culinary experience we had on our entire trip, and it really wasn't all that close.
Outstanding ambiance. Perfect location for a Friday evening celebratory dinner.
excellent on protecting against Covid, food is great, service just right.
Everything about our experience was outstanding - the food was to die for (need to get the lamb meatballs and Brussels sprouts) and the wine list was great. We were very happy.
Our waiter forgot to put in the appetizer order. And came back to our table 30 minutes later asking if we put in an appetizer order. Which included bread & butter that should’ve taken minutes.
Food was delicious! Very strange music and surrounding people were very loud.
Had a blast here with my family! Ambiance, service, and food was wonderful.
Every time I eat here I find something new I love, this time the char and bobolini
Felt very comfortable with their Covid Protocols. Food and service were once again great.
Cento offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 284-9378.
Cento is rated 4.8 stars by 1987 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.