Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.09mi
  2. Distance: 0.11mi
  3. Distance: 0.15mi
  4. Distance: 0.20mi
  1. Distance: 0.09mi
  2. Distance: 0.11mi
  3. Distance: 0.15mi
  4. Distance: 0.20mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.09mi
  2. Distance: 0.11mi
  3. Distance: 0.15mi
  4. Distance: 0.20mi
  1. Distance: 0.09mi
  2. Distance: 0.11mi
  3. Distance: 0.15mi
  4. Distance: 0.20mi

About Centro Restaurant & Lounge

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.

One West Exchange Street
Providence, RI 02903
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Sabin

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(401) 228-6802

Website:
http://www.centroprovidence.com/

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.

Public Transit:
Kennedy Plaza Bus Transit

Amtrak Train Station

TF Green Airport (Warwick)

Executive Chef:
Ryan Escudé

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.

Centro Restaurant & Lounge Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
See All
Good for Birthdays (2)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Waterfront (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Sort by
S
138 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (New England)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

 
·Dined on September 15, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service5
value2

 
 (Charleston)·Dined 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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience1
service1
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined 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!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Used a Groupon. Not worth full price.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5

vip
 (New England)·Dined 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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value2

 
 (New England)·Dined 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.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service2
value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 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

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

vip
 (New England)·Dined 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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service1
value2

 
 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Great atmosphere, great service, Excellent food

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

The restaurant is in the Omni Hotel in Providence, so it was very convenient since we were staying at the hotel. The service was excellent and the staff was very friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

My wife & I stayed at the Omni for NYE and decided to have our pre-party dinner at Centro. We arrived early and were promptly seated. I ordered the NYE surf & turf special: 8 oz. filet w/ 2 jumbo grilled shrimp. Steak was perfectly cooked! Could've been salted a little more, but overall no complaints. My wife also got the filet and she enjoyed it as well. Waiter was very attentive and constantly refilled our water (we had gone to the gym prior to our meal, so we were thirsty!). Great start to our NYE celebration!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5

 
 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great Restaurant, nicely situated in downtown Providence adjacent to the Providence Place Mall. I would highly recommend. We made a last minute choice to try it, and we'd absolutely go back again. Whole staff and server Gwen were great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Cozy, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great evening, went for drinks and dinner on New Year's Eve. Great food, service, and atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Dinner was delicious and ambiance was great Waiter was,so friendly. It was Thursday night around 7 sorry I forgot his name. Thank you. Jon And Dee
PS The kale sale with watermelon was awesome! Yum!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Authentic, Outstanding Value, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2016

We were here for dinner (late lunch?) on Christmas Day. The prix fixe menu was exactly what would be expected for a Christmas dinner, and we both had the prime rib. We have no complaints about the restaurant for the price point. (Prix fixe was $40/person for 3 courses). Had it been more expensive than that, we would have thought that the food did not live up to the price.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Service was slow. After waiting a half hour for a waiter, then an hour for food, the soup was cold. Although they took the soup off the bill, there was not other attempt to right the experience. It was Christmas Day so I know help was tight. Would not recommend this restaurant.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service1
value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Christmas Day... wonderful service and food was perfect

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2016

We had a large group of 16 and we were served fast and efficiently. It helped a lot as we had a little over 1 hour break from the conference to have lunch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2016

an easy choice after a busy conference day at the hotel...food was good and service fine.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Casual, Paleo Friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Good meal at a reasonable price
Wine list limited but choices were good
Service was excellent

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2016

Great restaurant, Good ambiance and near to providence place

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2016

This restaurant did not seem right when we entered, and everything was off. The food had no flavor. 1) The sausage pizza was not edible, like the crust had been pre-cooked then heated up and the white sauce was literally like flour paste; the olive oil for dipping bread was actually bitter or rancid, inedible; 3) the bolognese sauce was inedible, as of the meat had been made, frozen, reheated numerous times, and no flavor. It took 20 minutes to get bread and our appetizers came out after over 30 minutes. Our waitress knew we were unhappy and avoided us instead of addressing or offering to accommodate in any way. We left all our food on the table, which NEVER HAPPENS! My husband will eat almost anything and cannot stand to waste. This was inedible and i was sad about it because I had actually tried to find a great place and made the reservations ahead of time.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service1
value1

 
 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2016

we went to the centro in part of celebrating my wife christines birthday. as guests at the Omni hotel we chose the dining option of the centro. from eric and jennifers. our servers were very attentive and pampered us. the food was awesome. also the manager Shannon was very attentive, cordial and professional. we were trated extra special by the staff. will definetly return.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2016

The food was delicious and the waitstaff were very attentive. If there was a dirty fork or plate, it was immediately replaced without us ever having to ask, yet we didn't feel like the waiter was hovering. My husband and I absolutely loved the experience. The meal was pricey, but the excellent quality of both the service and the food made the cost completely worth it. We can't wait to go there again.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2016

WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED AT THE SELECTION OF ENTREES, FOUND IT TO BE A NICE SURPRISE FOR HOTEL FARE. THE DECOR IS VERY URBAN AND THE SERVERS ARE COMPETENT

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2016

The air conditioning was ineffective.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4

 
 (Naples)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Took my wife out for her birthday and had great experience here. Was a quiet night since everyone was probably in south county. Andrew (bartender) very nice and very attentive. Had veal parmigiana although wasn't on menu and was one of the best veal parmigiana I've ever had! Beats Federal Hill! My wife had swordfish and she loved it! Good portions and presentation. Highly recommend!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Went here with another couple and enjoyed everything from the drinks to apps and our dinners. I would highly recommend this restaurant to all.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Hidden in the Omni Hotel is a wonderful restaurant. Upscale food that is also delicious!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Excellent food, steaks are the best around and reasonable in price in comparison to nearby upscale restaurants. Nice variety on the menu. Remodeled recently, open concept, nice furniture arrangement in the bar area, dinning area is great for standard dinning - enough space around tables - and the dining room can be be arranged for a private event and still have an nice standard dinning room area. Do not finish without ordering the strawberry shortcake. It is like no other, you will be talking about it long after your visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.