Centro Restaurant & Lounge

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206 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Centro Restaurant and Lounge has been defined as "A Return to Grand Hotel Dining," "Not afraid of excess," and as "The Restaurant in the Omni, not a "hotel restaurant." Our seasonal, fresh, Italian Inspired Cuisine, Extensive Wine List and Bar Menu are only the beginning. We are focused on bringing our patrons an amazing experience, whether it is in our lounge, dining room or at a function in our private dining room. You will find our staff professional, personable and exceeding your expectations. Conveniently located in the Omni Providence Hotel on the 2nd floor, Centro is open every day for breakfast from 6:30am until 11:30am, lunch from 11:30am until 2:30pm, full lunch menu in the bar and lounge from 2:30pm to 5pm, and dinner from 5pm until 11pm. Join us in our relaxing lounge anytime between 11am and closing for a glass of wine, beer, or specialty drinks.
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Louisville
49 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

the halibut and the onion soup were wonderful! However, at these prices, it should not be necessary to have to ask for bread plates.

CR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The calamari was OUTSTANDING! Best I've had. Dipping sauce for the bread needs improvement but overall love this place. Great place with class where you can enjoy conversation along with great service. .

NO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible. My wife and I were visiting for the weekend, attending the breast cancer events/Water-fire. The two of us arrived at 830 for our seating, we sat right away; thats the best part of the evening. The table wasn't set. It took 10 mins for waitstaff to appear; to apologize for the delay, (there were only another 6 groups in the entire restaurant; no need for delay) said she would be back w/ water. That took another 10 minutes. She didn't bother to take a drink order until her 3rd visit. By the way the empty bottles and glasses from our water and drinks sat on the table our entire visit. We didn't get any refill of water or drinks, or asked the entire time. She then took ap and dinner order. Another wait staff brought us bread, but no plates. They arrived a few mins later. Dinner was 'fine'. We ordered 2 aps, 2 mains, 2 desserts. Our bill came and we were charged 2 extra per app and dessert because we 'shared' them. REALLY? we each had one and yes shared them as often couples/PEOPLE do. This was painful. The visit was very disappointing.

JJ
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good experience, we will definitely come back. Good food and good service

t
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Centro is in the Omni Hotel and wasn’t busy on the Monday night we visited. Service was friendly and attentive. New England clam chowder was probably the best I’ve ever had. Pan seared salmon was also excellent. My wife particularly enjoyed her creme brûlée as well

L
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tuscan rib special and filet mignon was to die for. It was pricey though as were the $16 martinis. Service was spectacular. Would go again with another Groupon.

C
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was very good. However, service was so slow. We couldn't get her to come over so we could order. Then we couldn't get more water. Then we had to find her to ask for the check. Then we asked her to wrap up the food we didn't finish to go. She took it and didn't bring it back. We had to remind her.

CD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was ok.

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Food was excellent, service was excellent. Atmosphere was amazing !

AR
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful time at this place. Our server was very nice and made our experience all the more special. The food came out perfectly cooked and was delicious. Would visit again when I am in town.

JA
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant located in Omni Hotel. Pre-concert dinner was excellent, as was the service. Good selection of wine.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a nice place! Great food and service!!!

D
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

There were only 3 parties in the whole restaurant but they still refused to take my Groupon because it was mother’s Day. The waitress was eating bread in the dining room which fell out of her mouth at one point (Yuch!). The air conditioner was broken so the whole room was freezing on what was a cold rainy night. Food was good but side salad was 7 bucks! I wasn’t impressed for a biltmore restaurant!

OT
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

If you're staying at the Omni, it's convenient and the food is good. The service was excellent.

K
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at Centro and we had a wonderful experience. The service and food was excellent. I would definitely come again.

OT
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Overall a good experience went after an event at the D D

HB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Maybe depending on the circumstances. Service was below par and the food was average. Location for a concert at the dunk made it reasonable.

JW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food wasn't worth what was paid for it.
The appetizers took a while to come out and the mains appeared almost immediately after when we were both halfway done with our soup.

The food & drinks weren't terrible, but there are infinitely better options in Providence for the same or less money.

AM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went for dinner before a show at the Dunkin Donuts Center. We were rushed, food was just ok and the place was noisy. Maybe on a slower night it would have been better.

DG
New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was phenomenal!!

CL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything about Centro was what my partner and I look for in a restaurant . The service was great, it was quiet although it was only 5 pm, music was perfect and not too loud, and the food was excellent. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was that the salmon was a little too salty. Would definitely recommend it!

S
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fanstatic all around...food was excellent, service prompt and pleasant. We truly enjoyed dinner and the overall experience.

DM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Súper awesome, the food was really good, I recommend (donatella) really nice drink and the service super nice, definitely I will come back

ED
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were waited on by heather, she was so upbeat and attrntive, really made the experience. The atmosphere is very cozy and romantic, loved everythimg about it.

GT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Good all in all, just seemed more upscale and the food at a higher caliber in the previous times we've visited.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food! Would definitely come back again.

JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Extremely slow service. Waiter never came to check on table for close to an hour. Had to get own drinks at the bar. Food was good.

W
New England
58 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for after Big East Basketball to wait out the crowds and traffic. Very busy! very Noisy! Incredibly helpful staff and manager who brought food and drinks out helping staff. Great teamwork!

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience

J
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was excellent and came out quickly! However, we noticed we were our servers furthest table away from the kitchen so we were kind of the “forgotten” table. I noticed him check on his other tables multiple times before coming to us. There were a couple things we wanted but never got because no one was checking on us, but overall not terrible service. I would still go back!

CF
New England
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My daughter and I were here for Christmas "Dinner" (lunch). There was no wait (we had reservations), the service was excellent (if a little fast), and the food was delicious. My only negtive comment, if you could call it that, was that the entree was served very fast, mid-appetizer. Would have liked a little bit more leisure time. But the waitress recognized this was fast and encouraged us to go at our own pace.

OT
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This is probably your best bet for dining at the providence place mall.

LD
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Went for a holiday lunch with a friend and everything from atmosphere to service was great! Delicious and by far best panini we ever had. Sangria was so delish!!!!!

CD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So glad we were able to experience this place twice now, once with friends and on our own. The atmosphere is upscale but not pretentious. No need to dress to the 9s but if you do you won't feel out of place. We after here before a show and did not feel rushed. The service is excellent and they can recommend a great wine with any meal.

GF
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Food is overpriced. Our server seemed annoyed we were there although she did become nicer as our meal progressed. Salads were drenched in dressing, some to the point it was not edible. Bacon in sandwich was rubbery. Not worth the $$$

R
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could have rated the food 6 stars, I would have. We had an amazing waiter, Paulo. (Sorry, if I spelled that incorrectly) and our food was incredible. Perfect for a date-night.

CC
New England
22 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I had a very nice dinner here and would definitely come back for dinner if staying at the Omni (probably would not choose unless at hotel), but we also ate Sunday brunch here two days later and was quite disappointed in the latter (biggest complaint was pastries, bagels, donuts were all somewhat stale - something I might expect at a Hampton Inn). Service was also slow at brunch.

A
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere with a nice variety on the menu of Italian and American cuisine. The menu items we ordered were well seasoned, prepared, and presented. This is a hidden gem. Although I live and work in the state, I had not heard of this restaurant until recently. RI has many fine Italian restaurants and this is one I would put on that list and recommend.

S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was very good. Beautiful decor. The only thing I would say is they are very pricey for upcharges. So if you want to substitute anything or add a protein to a dish ask for the upcharge price prior. $8 to add a few pieces of grilled chicken to a pasta dish.

GG
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, the service was top notch, and the atmosphere was superb.

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