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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
Great location. Bread came to the table hot which I think is a real treat. Burrata with mini potato chips is a clever pairing. The crunch and salt with the burrata tastes delicious. My veal ragu pasta was well done. Full, rich flavors. My guest loved the branzino and other guest liked her penne arrabiata. Small thing but my pasta bowl had a very narrow base so trying to cut my pasta into bite sized pieces was precarious. Service was solid but a little too scarce. The ambiance is cold. Industrial, concrete, chopped up dining room.
The restaurant and market are fabulous. We arrived early for our reservation and sat at the bar for a cocktail. The bartender was engaging and fun. Our dinner was delicious from beginning to end. The waiter was knowledgeable, accommodating and efficient. We were never lacking or wanting for anything. The market is fun to walk through and buy to take home.
We love coming here and already look forward to our next visit. We thank all the staff for making our evening so enjoyable.
The food here was fabulous albeit expensive. Service was great, but they had difficulty figuring out how to use my dining credit from open table. I imagine when the restaurant is full it gets noisy. It's small, airy, and has a pricey market in front. Also has a charming coffee bar and looks like a nice place to have a cappuccino and a dessert, but with few tables.
We had a great meal! There were 3 of us so we decided to share an antipasta, a few pasta dishes, and an entree and it was the perfect amount of food. I love that the pasta portions are a good size but not overdoing it. We had the roasted napa cabbage which was nice and light with a good smokey flavor. The pappardelle coq au vin ragu and the gnocchi with rabbit (I think they change their pastas around pretty often). Both dishes were great but the gnocchi was the hit. Good gnocchi can be hard to find, this one was perfectly light and fluffy and the sauce not over bearing. I understood the concept of the coq au vin but I think it didn't really have the right flavors to be called a coq au vin ragu. It really just tasted like a ragu. Finally we had the Mare which was black bass, squid, clams, and an oyster with broccolini and potatoes. It was nice. The seafood was all good perfectly and had a nice char. There was a light sauce drizzled around the plate that was a good compliment to the seafood. All around a great meal. I definitely will go back.
This restaurant nailed every course we had. The waitress was timely with everything and the food was not rushed from appetizer to entrée. My only complaint is that drinks and appetizers were quite expensive. Everything tasted good though! If anyone requests a new spin on Italian cuisine, this is the place I recommend.
Our 1st time there and we sat in the booth opposite the wood burning stove and could watch food preparations. Our meal was outstanding. We were able to enjoy half portion pastas as appetizer and all were delicious. Beside menu entrees, you can also order from selection of fish from their market. Two of us ordered scallops and they were delicious. Also, enjoyed a couple of signature cocktails and a nice bottle of wine. Our waitress was very helpful in making suggestions and ensuring we were well taken care of. Will be back again! My sister already made reservations based on our experience.
Delish! Roast veg starter was delightful. They kindly brought two sauces in the side as my husband was afraid he wouldn’t like the one w anchovies (he was right:). Both our mains were super. I had the strata and he the chicken. We’ll be back!
Four of us enjoyed the Restaurant Week menu the other night. All raved about the squid, sausage, and polenta appetizer and chocolate involtini dessert. Two of us ordered branzino and loved it; the other two had pappardelle chestnut, coq au vin ragu, sage & parmigiano. All of us were quite pleased. I had a bourbon cocktail which was delicious, although I think cocktails are a bit overpriced. We will definitely return.
This was my first time to Centolina and I went with my sister for Restaurant Week. I enjoyed every dish I ordered along with a great white wine. Service was super. Very personable and they took the time to assist my sister with her dietary restraints. Prices for the meal were great due to the promotion but wines by the glass are pricey. Overall it was a nice meal and I would return.
My wife and I had been to Centrolina once before and enjoyed it a lot, but that had been a large party of people and a bit of a reunion so it's the people that I remember most from that evening. This time it was our anniversary and we were able to focus on the food (and, um, each other) and it was superlative. Honestly, one of the best meals I've had. I had the minestrone as an appetizer and the Mare seafood dish and both were complex and flavorful and creative and (almost out of breath here) utterly satisfying. It was also early enough in the evening (6 to 7) that it wasn't busy and we were able to (wait for it) talk. Was it the anniversary (eleven years with a wonderful woman and mother) or the food? Both.
Everything was excellent, from the drinks (the paper airplane is outstanding), to the lasagna, to the rib eye. The scallop and squid pasta was perfectly balanced, and we were warned when ordering that the pasta itself was seafood, that there would be no seafood on top. That warning was important... we would have been disappointed with the dish without the warning since the seafood was barely noticeable. It was however, delicious! Service was great. Seating is not very comfortable.
This was a great spot to catch up with a friend. We both opted for seafood. We got the octopus to start with which was perfectly cooked though heavy on the bean stew. For dinner we both got the simply grilled fish. Both entrees, seared ahi tuna and scallops, were served on a bed of tasty broccoli rabe. For dessert we shared the semolina cake which was not overly sweet and a great way to end the meal. Both the ahi tuna and scallop (4 LARGE scallops) portions were generous. Being able to see both the market and the kitchen made the dining space unique. My friend who was visiting from out of town thought it was wonderful.
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