Centro Restaurant & Lounge

4.1
160 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
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, specialty drinks, or our late night menu.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Served Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am, Walk-ins...No Reservations for Breakfast Service

Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm;

Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Bar and Lounge open nightly till close
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Phone number
(401) 228-6802
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ryan Escudé
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sabin
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Parking details
Centro offers 3 hours free parking in the Rhode Island Convention Center parking garage (during dinner service only) as well as valet parking for your convenience.
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Public transit
Kennedy Plaza Bus Transit

Amtrak Train Station

TF Green Airport (Warwick)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Centro Restaurant and Lounge offers the perfect venue for your private events. Central location, plenty of parking options in close proximity, fresh and innovative menu options, beautiful decor, professional team of florists, photographers and A/V specialists...and the most attentive staff in town.

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160 reviews
4.1 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
39%
Very Good
32%
Good
26%
Fair
3%
Poor
0%
4.3
food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined a day ago

Waitstaff very professional however grossly understaffed for a large conference center event. Chef should be given more than one panini press to accommodate a large crowd. Paninis overpriced for size given. On a good note, Caprese salad was wonderful and restuarant was beautiful.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The menu is very limited! I thought I knew what I wanted after looking at the menu online, only to get there and realize half the stuff wasn’t actually on the menu at the restaurant. They were very weird about making substitutions even though everything is supposedly made to order. However, the food I did end up getting was very tasty and came out nice and hot. They were great about water refills throughout the meal as well. For the prices, you don’t get much but the value was good to me since I had a Groupon. If it weren’t for that, I would’ve been disappointed with the value. The decor is very pretty but the ambiance suffered a bit because there were hardly any other customers dining! Not sure why...but overall a good meal.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We had passed by Centro many many times since it is in the hotel, but had never eaten here before and decided to come on Saturday night. To my surprise it wasn’t what I thought it would be. The ambiance was very nice. It had a nice bar area next to the dining area. Not a huge place but a nice layout. The menu was diverse and had many dishes to choose from. From appetizers and paninis to pizza and filet mignon. The service was excellent. The meals came out timely and were hot. The martini prices were a bit high I thought but were very good. Overall we had a great meal at Centro and would definitely come back again.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Nice and beautiful decor. Very clean and cozy restaurant. We had a hotel reservation at Omni Providence that night and drove from New York to Newport for mansions visit. I made reservation at this restaurant in advance at 7 pm since I don't know this area at all. We loved the food, the hotel room and free water bottle to go at reception. The food was amazing. We ordered fried calamari, beet and goat cheese salad to share as appetizers. Main dishes were salmon, roasted beef, scallops, and lobster ravioli for party of 4. The service was great, our waiter was very polite and tried to please our requests. The manager of restaurant made sure that we are comfortable and like the service, which is always a nice touch to newcomers.

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L
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We had lunch at Centro for a graduation celebration for a party of 6. The food was outstanding, service top notch. I would recommend this restaurant to visitors to downtown Providence.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Me and my friends had great night, and the food was delicious

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BD
4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great food and service.
A perfect place for a meal before a show.

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JG
4.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Went for a special occasion and was not disappointed . Service was outstanding and a few extras thrown in ( they provided us complimentary champagne) . Timing was great not rushed and attentive to where we were and when courses were best served. Dinner was well prepared and they accommodated some special requests - also got flourless chocolate cake for dessert - very good!

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Paulo our server was very friendly and professional. The food was very good and the serving sizes were very generous. When we arrived at about 6 o’clock, the noise from the bar area was deafening. We considered leaving. We are glad we stayed. The noise Diminished about 20 minutes later (there apparently was a large group in there which left the premises together). Then again, the food was excellent. We will come back.

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KC
1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was barely edible. I would not recommend this as a dining choice.

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OT
5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Family outing

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KA
4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Loved it and would go again without hesitation! Awesome Food Selection!

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FL
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Nice service and menu

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Very helpful to accommodate food allergies! They worked with us on the menu options and we will visit be back. Nice meal and easy location within Omni when visiting town. Special thanks to Patrice for her help with the menu!

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R
5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

As always, the food was excellent and the service was great!

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J
5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Delicious meal, beautiful room, great service- couldn't ask for more on date night.

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OT
4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Food good. Waiter seemed like he was in training

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

There was a prix fixe menu for Christmas, $39.95 per person for three courses, including a vegetarian option. The service was professional amd courteous and not obtrusive. And, we weren’t rushed! The noise level is higher than we like, a pervasive problem with restaurants lately. However, is was not unbearable and we could hear each other and didn’t have to shout.

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OT
4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Very nice but the beer was warm and the service was a little slow. Food was just ok but atmosphere and server were very nice.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Celebrated my boyfriends birthday here with his family. The menu has food for any picky eater. The staff were very attentive, food was delicious. It can get pretty loud, but we didn’t mind it was perfect for us!

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OT
5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Great meal! The whole staff was great. Food was delicious. One of my coworkers is gluten free and they were very helpful with her meal. We all enjoyed 🙂

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a family dinner for 7 that was delicious and managed to meet our varied dietary requirements! Gwen, our server, was excellent and rolled with a lot of requests. We had a great time and enjoyed all!

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OT
4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

A better dessert menu . We went to another restaurant for dessert

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2017

We were staying at the Omni and decided to make reservations for our anniversary. Was disappointed the restaurant did not acknowledge our anniversary in anyway. We were pretty much the only couple in the restaurant for a good hour. Why ask when making reservations what the occasion was. A small piece of chocolate or something would have been nice. We could have make reservations at any number of restaurants in Providence, but made them at Centro.

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DD
5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Dining at Centro Providence was an amazing experience! The service was A-1 with our server Anna. She was funny yet professional, attentive and very helpful with suggestions as this was our first time eating here. We also met the General Manager Alex who was also pleasant. We dined on a Thursday night so it was quiet and had great ambiance. The food was AMAZING!!! I had the scallops and my mom had the Chicken Piccata. We also shared the calamari which had a twist with a sweet chili taste. Every last bite was eaten. Plates clean! Then I talked mom into a dessert and we agreed on the tiramisu (also great). Ever since that day, nothing else has tasted quite as good. Kudos to the chef! We'll be back for sure.

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H
5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Great food great service, the only issue is you have to pay for parking

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2017

Clam chowder was too thick and tasted like it had been warmed up in a microwave oven. Drink was OK. Eggplant appetizer dish was delicious but dry and needed more tomato sauce.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Our server had all the graciousness of a prison matron. Calamari starter, shrimp penne and salmon all came in an oily bath. I'll stop there.

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M
5.0Dined on May 20, 2017

The service and food was great! Gwen is the best waitress.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Great spot for Mother's Day brunch. Our server was so bubbly and got us everything we needed with a smile. We'll be back!

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2017

Used a Groupon. Not worth full price.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2017

The restaurant was nice but it had that typical hotel restaurant feel. The food was very good. The service was excellent. For what you get, it was on the expensive side.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Food was ok, but over priced. The service was slow. It was really loud in the restaurant. Nice to try, but we won't be back.

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JT
3.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Went out to lunch with my girlfriend and was very impressed by the milkiness of their clam chowder as a starter. On the other hand, the meal was only sufficient but the prices were about what you would expect

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Excellent restaurant have been a number of times and always have had a great meal and service only complaint was the Bolognese totally different than last time which I would have rated one of the best to Would not order again

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2.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Avoid Avoid Avoid Avoid.

The very BEST part of the experience was the Valet Parking (and wow, that should speak volumes). Insanely slow and insipid service ... truly beyond ridiculous. When a party of four takes 2.5+ hours, you have clearly stumbled into some sort of Twilight Zone of Ineptitude. Food was uninspired and tired --- exacerbated by the timing being WAY off and several meals "resting" on the table while others we waiting to be served. Again, a party of FOUR people. We had to send two meals back to be re-heated ... and I am pretty sure they microwaved them to bring them back to temp (as they were veal and chicken and both came back rubbery). Quite simply ... an awful experience from super-slow start to lack-luster finish. I strongly urge EVERYONE to eat elsewhere ... anywhere else ... just not here. Ever. For any reason.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Very good food. Overpriced, with entrees ~ 20s-30s.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Delicious food and friendly service. We really enjoyed our evening while staying at the hotel.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Beautiful place, excellent service, noise level was obnoxious. Table next to us full of drunks, one man contributing to the noise- I heard was the OWNER of this establishment. Very unprofessional. Got out of there quickly after that. Only complaint.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Great atmosphere, great service, Excellent food

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