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Centro Restaurant

4.6
1817 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Conveniently located in downtown Des Moines lives one of the city’s most popular restaurants, Centro. The urban eatery specializes in delicious Italian-inspired food featuring fresh ingredients and masterful preparation by Chef George Formaro and Executive Chef Derek Eidson. Whether you’re ordering a multi-course meal or grabbing a drink and pizza at the bar, Centro’s lively, casual yet upscale atmosphere makes it perfect for dining with friends, family, clients and business associates.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(515) 248-1780
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Derek Eidson & George Formaro
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Private party facilities
www.centrodesmoines.com
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Private party contact
Rod De Angelo: (515) 248-1780
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Catering
www.centrodesmoines.com
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Cross street
10th Street
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Parking details
In addition to street parking and several near-by public ramps, Centro patrons are welcome to use the ING parking lot a 9th and Locust every day after 5pm.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1817 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDrThought (Detroit)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Second visit while staying at Dez Lux Hotel in Des Moines. Service is fabulous and the food very good! The Pork Chop entree is enormous and perfect for a shared dinner for two!

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SteveS 
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

When you leave this place all your clothes smell like burnt food. Not very pleasant.

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gerdy (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food at Centro is always delicious but the service makes Centro outstanding. I went to Centro for brunch on Sunday and had wonderful service. Benjamin was a great server that always kept my water glass full and had great customer service. He was knowledgeable about the menu. He took his time with us and was very professional. He was very friendly and made the experience at Centro a excellent one. Also the breakfast pizza is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

The only issue was that when our food came out it had onions all over it. The waiter took it back and brought out a new entree but we wished thatbthe menu would have said it had onions.

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Chels 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Everything was absolutely amazing!!! Loved it and can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Valentine’s Day date

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was great. We both thought it was cold in restaurant even though not seated by door. Waitress was excellent and checked back frequently!

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Overall the food was great. Service was below par. After waiting awhile (@the time it was slow) she asked us for our drinks, we figured she’d come back and ask us for our order after our drinks came, after we picked our drinks she blurted what about for dinner? Do you know what you want? She spilled my husbands drink all over me, apologized and ran off quickly. We ordered the ribeyes which came out plopped on our plates unlike all the other tables their food came out with great presentation. You spend money on a night out and the overall experience was not what we are use to at Centro.

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Wellfed (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

My wife and I had a great time. The food was prepared perfectly. Great service great atmosphere. We will be headed her more often for date night.

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

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StevePolly (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We have dined at Centro since it opened many years ago..and we have never been disapointed. The food preparation and quality is excellent as is presentation. The wait-staff (servers) are top-notch and well trained. We particularly notice that our server always seems to have his/her timing down to attend to our every need from beverages to dessert, but without hovering at the table or interrupting too often. 5-stars and thumbs up as always!!

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a wonderful Valentine's dinner at Centro. It's a splurge for us and we felt like the value was good.

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KimD 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and absolutely amazing service. This restaurant is great for business lunches or any other occasion.

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RebeccaD (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This was for our Granddaughter’s 20th Birthday! The food and atmosphere was amazing! Our server was awesome and made sure we were all very well taken care of and that our Granddaughter felt truly special. She loved her dessert with the candle. It was the memorable birthday dinner we had hoped for! Thanks! :-)

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JohnM (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Amazing food like always. The portobello mushroom fries are amazing!

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