Every meal was exceptional! The Ribeye, the NY Strip, Scallops - we tried so many great entrees at our table. Sides also worth getting several.
We visit family in DSM, have eaten at Centro several times and have never been disappointed. The food and service is consistently excellent. Steven W. was our waiter this evening and I felt as if I were back in Europe....we felt no pressure to hurry thru the meal... careful service without being intrusive. He explained all meats and cheeses, we always had full water glasses, he was excellent and made this a memorable Father's Day for us. The food is high quality and beautifully prepared.
As usual we had an excellent time. I have dined here many times, and the food and service are stellar.My favorite appetizers are the onion rings and the portobella mushroom fries. My salmon was cooked perfectly, and I am quite pleased with the new summer martini- Bellini-tini. My only complaint would be that I specifically requested to be sat at either table 60 or 55/54, and we were sat at table 30; this was after having made the request a week in advance. Normally, I would have asked to be moved, however, I was the last to arrive, and my guests were already seated. I only asked for these tables because my father suffered a vocal box injury, which makes it hard for him to speak loudly in situations with moderate noise. We've noticed the tile tables seem to be more quiet. Nevertheless, I would definitely continue to recommend Centro to others, and I will continue to dine here.
Fathers Day & sons bday ...
It was wonderful all around!
Always a great dinner but the acoustics could be improved.
Our server was extremely polite and very helpful overall. The food was amazing!
this was my first visit to centro. i was immediately turned off by the casual attire of the person who seated me. this was followed by the tacky paper covering the table cloths. as for the food, the sautéed spinach was cold as was the fried ravioli. the only high point was the excellent service of the waitress.
One of the best restaurants in downtown Des Moines. Service and food was excellent.
As always food was delicious. My husband and I both chose a pasta dish. I had a side salad and my husband a soup. We highly recommend Centro
Living on the north shore of suburban Chicago, we have hundreds of great restaurants - Centro would give them all a run for their money! My meal, NY strip, was prepared as requested and was extraordinary. Centro is always on my schedule when I am in Des Moines
The rainfall martini was amazing!! Nice meal on the patio.
Very good as usual!! Always enjoy Centro's. If there is one complaint , it would be the Centro Salad didn't seem to be quite as flavorful as it always has been. I even asked for more dressing that I never have done for that salad. I always get the Centro Salad either as a side or as entre. And if I'm there for lunch, I get the Centro Salad without fail. It seemed to be without the normal zest or zip. Maybe a little more vinegar? EVERYTHING ELSE was as good as always.
Like the new chairs, too!!
Centro is always a GREAT place to eat. Des Moines is luck for a city its size to have such quality food. Certainly Des Moines and not a chain. The ownership Group has other great Des Moines area restaurants.
Great service and food. Very consistent!
Great food and great service. This was probably the best dining experience I have ever had.
Wait staff quality receding. Becoming over priced compared to the quality. $27.00 for chicken over priced for Des Moines. Steaks not nearly as good as the Steak Houses in Chicago but the prices nearing the same price points. Will not be back ..
The service was great. The waitress was attentive without being intrusive. The grilled salmon was excellent and my friend said the cavetelli was the best she had eaten in years.
Great food, fresh ingredients. Great service and atmosphere.
Great place and the food was excellent. Love the decor.
Went to Centros before the Jimmy Buffet concert. Great service and the food was great!
We were a party of 7 and had reservations for two tables. When we arrived, they were able to arrange a table for all of us. We had limited time, but our waiter was top notch and still gave us a lovely dining experience. We were finished in good time, but never felt rushed.
Went here for a late brunch after graduation. The waitress was amazing and gave great recommendations. The kitchen had our food out quickly and everything was absolutely delicious.
Great service and food with outstanding Bloody Mary bar.
Food and service was great! My wife and I went there for her Birthday and loved it !
Spending time with my son after the MS Walk.
Met a friend for dinner and drinks. We were able to enjoy the beautiful evening with outside dining.
We had a great server and it was a lovely dinner.
Great, as usual! Please keep those brussels sprouts on the menu forever!!!
Dependable food, dependable service. This is our go to place for family celebrations where everyone can find something they like. Nothing exotic or trendy- just solid and good for lots of occasions.
We arrived 30 minutes early for our reservation and the hostess was able to seat us immediately. The pace of the meal was excellent; the bread is to die for; the food and wine were extremely tasty. I love the inside/outside vibe during nice weather, and the floral arrangements gave the restaurant an elevated sense of sophistication.
Wonderful service, great food. What more could you ask for?
The food is always good. Sat outside, it was lovely & quiet.
This is a flagship restaurant if you are ever in Des Moines. We are lucky to have this quality of restaurant in a mid size city.
We were passing through and had to see why the rave?!
Pros: Very flavorful food. Great atmosphere. Could get in with reservation quickly on a Thursday night at 6:45pm. We had the
Menu items we ordered: Brussels sprouts to start...these were deep fried but I would recommend! Salad had great flavor and the toppings were fresh. Kids cheese pizza was made from scratch and my daughter ate it all. My husband had a ham, egg warmed sandwich. He didn’t talk the whole meal if that tells you how much he liked it. He’s normally talking through every meal.
Cons: hostess was not very friendly/professional. Lots of fried foods.
Worth the trip!
Fabulous dinner at Centro! Great service, sat outside on the terrace, wonderful entrees (halibut and fillet trio), exceptional cocktails and wine, and an over-the-top dessert. Highly recommend!
The food was fabulous! I have already recommended this restaurant. Our waiter was ok, but most of the other wait staff was great!
The food was excellent as always. We each had a steak that was cooked exactly to order. The onion rings are amazing! A half order is more than enough as an appetizer for two.
The only complaint is the noise. It is usually pretty loud in the restaurant and the tables are kind of close together.