Cento

4.7
2161 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
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StPaulie
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Food was yummy and reasonably priced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall good experience - server was excellent

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ScottL
Las Vegas
5 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
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant with the authentic taste of Italy. Will visit again.

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AlexanderG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

When I went the first time I loved the food, the dishes were super good with unique flavors and of good quality, the dishes were adequate and the variety of pasta was the best. It was my favorite restaurant, I recently went and it was the biggest disappointment I have ever had, the menu and dishes have changed and it is not the same taste, quality and quantity. I don't know if they changed the chef or the owner of the restaurant. but I really do not recommend any change at all they will be disappointed

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KathyD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was not good and the portions and presentation was not up to par.
The server was awful,she had an attitude.

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SherylH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding. Nice sized portions. Food arrived hot. Wasn’t thrilled with my first glass of Rose’ wine but the second glass was perfect. Our waitress And the rest of the staff was attentive and answered all our questions. When the restaurant got a bit busier we found ourselves waiting longer for food and the bill but it wasn’t too long. I will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Abby was fantastic!

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vipEMac
Milwaukee
36 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner out with friends was great. Thanks Kevin

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the short rib and lobster scampi- both were so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food wonderful and server delightful!

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AmandaW
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents were visiting and celebrating their 41st wedding anniversary! We had a great time!

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lisap
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered mussels and bread for an appetizer. We had 3 different pasta meals. Our plates were licked clean. The food was absolutely delicious! We actually ended up coming back 2 days later for dinner again. The restaurant is beautiful, great wine selection, and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

College send off

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vipTommy
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. We had a great time over food, wine and conversation. The restaurant seemed to be at capacity and so the noise level was high but also a very festive and fun atmosphere . We all had a wonderful evening.

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RalphL
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm 77 so t noise level a bit high . music might be little more dinner like but then i am 77 and being hard of hearing helps

love food and try to make it once a week since we moved to Madison a few months ago

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TSJS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent, high quality experience. We'll done during challenging times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was super!!!! We could not have asked for a better evening! Well done! Thx.

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DonaldE
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming atmosphere, food and staff. Second time in 10 days due to first experience. Among the three of us, repeats on the lobster Cobb salad, burrata and lobster scampi, but everything was great, including a well priced wine list. Will repeat again.

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MeantToBe
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Cento is beautifully and simply decorated with an open kitchen for viewing the magic that happens there. We are vegetarians and our server was overly generous in suggestions for menu and off-menu items. The house limoncello is SO delicious. Yum to all!

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vipdhcdoc
Milwaukee
54 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wait staff is a little pushy to turn over tables. reasonable drink and wine selections and prices. excellent beef carpaccio and very good bacon-wrapped dates. my Taglialatela was superb as was my wife's pasta with lobster. my wife chocolate mousse was to die for. definite on the repeat performance list.

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phboom
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The wait staff were very responsive and friendly. The noise level was higher than I remember in the past and the vibe of the place became very energetic as the evening wore on.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as expected from reviews

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Kutskurina
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Octopus appetizer was delicious although a bit more octopus would have been better, as the dish was heavy on the chickpeas. The chorizo they use is perfect, not greasy. Entrees: Chitarra was outstanding, as was the fusilli alla puttanesca. Service was great.

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BarbA
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Very nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

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RuthC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not dined in at Cento before so this was a real treat. We went for brunch for a special celebration and had a wonderful experience. The food was great (as we expected) and service just wonderful. Abby, our server, was totally on top of things as were the other servers. Would definitely recommend Cento for great food, service, and setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The music was hideous. Sounded like the bass from a car on EWash. Much to loud and took away from the enjoyment

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LouZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavors. Excellent appetizers, all three entrees were delicious, perfectly cooked. Great service. Highly recommend! Thank you!

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Sammy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Only one really negative comment...didn't like the fried artichoke. Seemed very fibrous and didn't taste that good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Making reservations here was a breeze. Staff read my notes on my reservation and were aware of the occasion we were celebrating as well as the dietary restrictions. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the staff was very friendly.

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Robert
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cento is fantastic! Third time I’ve been to the restaurant and every time the food is amazing.

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Jill
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another FANTASTIC dinner at Cento! Our server, Abby C, was amazing! Her timing was spot on and she had excellent recommendations and overall demeanor. We had the lamb meatballs, dates, buratta, Tuscan kale salad, crispy potatoes and porcini parpadelle. Everything was amazing. If we had to pick what we wouldn’t do again, it would be the meatballs, but their flavor was great. The pasta was out of this world fantastic. Every time we are in Madison, Cento is where we dine! Thank you again for a great experience!

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CraigM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food Great Service Good Ambiance All around great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and atmosphere all excellent. A little noisy for conversation, but just goes to show it's the place to be.

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vipkirbyd
Milwaukee
32 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam was a great server! As always, food was delicious.

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KristaP
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the ambiance was amazing! Great service!

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RobertB
1 review