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Centrolina is an Italian restaurant and market, locally owned and operated by Chef Amy Brandwein, set in Washington’s new CityCenterDC development. The Osteria showcases a seasonal, daily changing menu of authentic and innovative Italian dishes offered for lunch and dinner daily. Chef Brandwein's menu is inspired from the seasons, Italian regionality and the wide variety of Chef curated product in the adjoining market.
The market showcases a selection of imported Italian specialty items along with locally sourced meat, sustainable fish, and produce from local farms. The Centrolina kitchen produces daily hand crafted fresh pasta and sauces, antipasti and entrees available for takeaway. The Centrolina bakery offers a daily changing array of biscotti, crostata and cakes in addition to locally made bread from Bread Furst and a full service Barista bar featuring Vigilante coffee.
Washington, DC 20001
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm;
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
at 10th st between H st. & I st. NW
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking for City Center is located at 9th & I streets and 9th and H Streets respectively.
Public Parking is available on 11th Street between H&I streets. The elevator will take you directly to the restaurant on Palmer Alley.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Centrolina Ratings and Reviews
Good food but a but pricey. The service however took forever and was not very attentive. Was hard to enjoy cause it took forever to get served and even longer to order. Great views sitting by the kitchen, but we were so hungry and could not even get bread, so the view only compensated so long.
For as highly rated as this restaurant is, I️ could not have been more disappointed in our dining experience.
While some of our food was decent, the portions were so small and overpriced it was hard to look back with any enjoyment. The steak we received was full of fat and way over salted which seemed to be the theme throughout.
Overall I️ don’t think we would come back for overly-salted and overpriced food.
Our meals were delicious and the service outstanding. We started with a shared faux mushroom appetizer which is back on menu for winter and is a great dish. As a second course, we split a black squid ink pasta with tuna crisp and they made it easy to eat by bringing it already split. It was outstanding. As mains, I had swordfish and wife had whole sea bass. Loved them both. Waiter brought tastes of 2 wines which we really appreciated. Timing was impeccable. This remains a top choice in DC adult food market.
Very good food, but absolutely bedlam at lunch. Never ate at such a loud place. We were fortuntely seated in the small private dining room, but the noise from the main room poured in like water over Niagara Falls. Probably better at dinner with a smaller crowd. FYI: Lunchtime parking at City Center is somewhere between unspeakable and impossible.
I had a reservation for a Saturday night before a concert, but unfortunately tables were lingering and we couldn't be seated until about 45 minutes after our scheduled time. The staff went above being hospitable to ensure that we had wine while we people and rain watched at the front, and even took our order so that the food was ready as soon as we sat down. Quiet and attentive service, open-air cozy space, delicious house-made pastas, extra quality wine and vegetables.
Centrolina has become my favorite restaurant in Washington DC. Amy Brandwein is a culinary genius. The Menu changes daily. All the pastas are made in-house. She is inventive. She checks every dish coming out of the kitchen. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend Centrolina.
I always have a great meal at Centrolina - my go-to for work meals and catch-ups with friends alike. We had the gnocchi, which are always incredible, and two new dishes - a roasted fall vegetable appetizer that was rich and flavorful, and a cheesecake like dessert that was delicious - sweet and savory both. And Senator Kamala Harris was eating at a nearby table! What's not to love?
Truly outstanding experience with house made pasta dishes as good as anywhere in town. Very tasty. Nice variety. Many fresh fish, simply grilled, available. Portion sizes very good, and one can order half portions of pasta. Highly recommended restaurant. Book well ahead. Can dine at bar as well.
I had a problem with my fish dish being less than wonderful. It was replaced with another dish with no problem and rather quickly. No charge for the entre. The antipasto of vegetables was delicious. The pasta dish was excellent. Service was excellent. Definitely worth a visit.
My thanks to the hostess--who was very accommodating given what time I showed up. Also to Massimiliano for steering me towards the excellent tuna and cavolfiore. The tuna was perfectly cooked, light but filling. Centrolina is a really wonderful dining experience.
Had a good time catching up with friends at Centrolina. The food was delicious. The fettuccine was really tasty. albeit a small portion. And the french toast was good too, but nothing to write home about. They charged us the dinner price for the pasta instead of the brunch price, so we had to catch that ourselves, but the waiter helped us fix the issue. I would go again.
My friends and I have never felt so uncomfortable. The wait staff was looking at us from behind the bar and laughing/smirking at us. Very uncomfortable and rude. Kept trying to take away our plates while there was food still on them. I don't remember the last time I felt so uncomfortable at a restaurant. The food was good but I will not be returning.
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