Cento

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Chef Chris Myers focuses on local ingredients and authentic Italian preparation methods with a modern twist. Translating to “100″ in Italian, the significance behind Cento’s name (pronounced Chento), lies in our location.
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KG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cento was hopping with energy when we were there this past Wed. It was midweek, but had the energy of a weekend. We first arrived before many people were ready to head out to the Overture show, so it was harder to have a conversation in the main dining space. After the show-goers left it was much easier to talk. We loved our wait staff Mandy and others were very welcoming . They helped us celebrate a birthday. We will definitely return!

D
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Very disappointed in our experience at Cento. Even though there was seating in the main dining area they stuck us in a room that felt like an annex. We were the only ones in the room which they clearly have set up for big groups. Since we were all alone in the room the service was not great. I had to get up twice to ask for our waitress to come too our table. No apologies ever given! Disappointed in the whole experience!

MR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Boozey brunch was delicious! I would highly recommend the crab cake Benedict

D
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the vibe at Cento!!! It was a good time and a good dinner with company! Thanks for the service! Would definently reccomend if you're looking for a classy place for a special occasion!!!

RE
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Friendly staff resulting in welcoming ambience. We ordered steak and pasta dishes. The steak was nicely done but the accompanying vegetables were not great. The pasta dish included nice pasta but again the sauce did not leave a lasting impression. Service was excellent and friendly, my wine was lovely.

LM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent brunch menu. The Boozy Brunch is a great deal with pastry basket, two drinks, coffee and any brunch or pizza entree.

JS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great coffee, amazing pancakes, yummy eggs, attentive service, all in a beautiful space.

JB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to Cento to celebrate our wedding anniversary and college drop off. Food and service were outstanding. Don’t skip the fried artichokes and the ahi tartare. Brick chicken was delicious, too. We will be back!

S
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Final meal with daughter before saying goodbye to her for freshman year at Madison.

c
Mexico City
23 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

College drop off dinner.

SM
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Loved the warm olives, butter salad and grouper. We truly enjoyed our evening.

L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous Italian meal

L
Houston
102 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Brilliant experience from the moment entering the restaurant to meeting our sever (Nicholas) to food delivery to checkout. Appetizers were delicious, flavorful and plated well (see photo). Service would be 5 stars however, for a restaurant to boast over 150 wines but not have one person on staff (6pm on a Monday night) to help navigate the many options seems a big miss for the operations and the customer. Overall excellent food and service. Will return again.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I’ve enjoyed brunch at Cento before. It didn’t measure up to the usual experience.

DM
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the Boozy Brunch concept! Two cocktails, 1 entree, coffee and danishes, all for $28...great Sunday brunch! Bloody Mary’s were good, especially if you order them a little spicy.

F
London
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, friendly and efficient. Food was as usual to high standard.

JR
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food and great environment. They took some of our favorite appetizers off tje menu but the special grilled peach appetizer was excellent.

BM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Energetic to describe the noise level at Cento is almost hilarious. It was so noisy, at 8:30-9:30pm that the waitress had to shout at us and we at her. Although her service and the food were exemplary, I don't know if I'll go back after that miserable experience, sadly.

D
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was extremely well prepared. Excellent wait staff. The room was a little loud but overall it was a great experience.

J
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food (although I would have preferred the tomatoes in the heirloom tomato salad not to be refrigerated) in appropriate quantities (neither huge nor tiny), nice atmosphere, great service (Camille was our server), in appropriate quantities (neither huge nor too tiny), and the prices were reasonable.
My only complaint is that it was a bit loud.

LG
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Went to Cento for our anniversary. Food was excellent. The dining room is beautiful, but noisy. Service was fine. Not sure if our server was cranky or overworked. She wasn't very friendly. We asked for a dessert menu. She was particularly rude when we declined to order anything from it.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

He the buzzy brunch. It was terrific!

OB
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful brunch! Loved the corned beef and egg sandwich, and there are still other things I want to come back and try!

D
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service.

MC
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to Cento several times and the food has been delicious on each visit. The servers are knowledgeable and professional without being uptight and the food quality and taste is consistently high. The tagliatelle dish is so flavorful and rich that I’ve ordered it on multiple visits.

KL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious birthday dinner for my husband. And our server was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good service, nice food. Portions were a bit small, but when we stated that opinion we were granted a little extra. Birthday cake was complimentary, which was very nice. Looking forward to trying the late night menu.

UN
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing anniversary dinner out! The food was beyond amazing and service great too!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

My husband and I had brunch yesterday and were disappointed with the food. He had the baked eggs while I had the frittata with potatoes and the sausage as a side. I had to return the potatoes because they were cold and both my husband and I found the dishes to be bland. We don’t expect to return for brunch again following our experience

Respectfully

Susan Glad Anderson

TS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined here 3-4 times and it has always been very good. Food, service and ambiance are what you would expect for an upscale restaurant.

PH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

While the restaurant was attractive, the noise level was very high making conversation difficult. Our server was very inattentive but the food was tasty. Would not go back.

RP
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner for 6 at Cento.
Chef Myers sent ‘one of a kind’ hors d’oeuvres to our table and created a ‘simple ingredients’ dessert for a companion with dietary restrictions.

k
Des Moines
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and experience! Would definitely go over and over and over!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food!

JC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The brick chicken I had was tasteless.
The waitress didn’t offer a second round of drinks.
The waitress never checked on how our food was.

LM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding! We checked the menu online but did not really research the restaurant. It was BEAUTIFUL - totally beyond expectations. Our server was funny, welcoming and knowledgeable without being intrusive, and though we were terribly underdressed for the restaurant, we were not made to feel unwelcome. And the food was delicious.

KC
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Waitress was terrific. Misheard our appetizer order but accommodated us immediately to make it right... definitely will visit again!

OT
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Host stand personnel were rude. Waitress was amazingly accommodating. Food was mediocre at best. Will not return.

PB
New England
25 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pasta. Roman style fried artichokes phenomenal.

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