Centrolina

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Italian
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.

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Centrolina is an Italian spot in CityCenter. It’s grownup, but the space is bright and the vibes aren’t stuffy.

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OT
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good innovative food with a great selection and good wine by glass or bottle. Pasta is always excellent as is seafood. Servers are experienced and pleasant without being intrusive.

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ME
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredible food, great wine selection and a modern lively setting make this place a must!

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The waitress tried too hard, the food was hit and miss and it was freezing cold inside. We ordered some plates and the got takeout of what we went for from the market and ate outside in a more pleasant environment, certainly wouldn’t go back.

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BW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fantastic. The service was exceptional. Simply delightful overall.

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c
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was OUTSTANDING!

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AB
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great as always, as was the welcome from Chef Amy. This restaurant is a gem and I look forward to the offshoot across the alley as well. Everyone I bring here loves it.

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OI
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely delicious food. What a great place to celebrate a special occasion. Great options for all kinds of eaters.

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JW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. Don’t miss.

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C
London
17 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last minute booking gemaakt en was een mooie ontdekking. Het beste wat de italiaanse keuken te bieden heeft. Grillade van vis was top, en met de Falanghino eem mooie combi. Bediening is top en open keuken concept draagt bij aan de geslaagde ervaring.

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BF
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Centrolina is the perfect restaurant for great food, amazing service, wonderful ambiance. I will be coming back!!

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L
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good lunch place , great service, but food vas overly salty, especially sea bass.

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m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exceptional. The server was fantastic, the wine was fabulous and the food delicious. I most appreciated a slight variation to my dish (swapped in a pomodoro sauce for a meat sauce). Many thanks! I can't wait to introduce another friend to Centrolina!

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C
Washington DC
620 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Late night stop by. Food was excellent as always. Verde salad can’t be beat. Service-impeccable!

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SD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ate was terrific. Highly recommended

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AG
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Spectacular cuisine. The artichoke four ways and the rabbit pasta will be dishes I will order again and again.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

long wait even with reservation. staff was fine, but made light of our wait as “part of the experience of eating here.” food was fine, seems to have gone downhill because was great in the past.

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j
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Price/value was good for a high end city restaurant. Hard surfaces made it very noisy and hard to carry on a conversation.
Even though we made a reservation, we still ended up at a table next to the kitchen door, but, space is at a premium and someone had to sit there.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was decent. The service was horrible. I would pass.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food is great but service is always VERY VERY slow

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JR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tim was incredible waiter and the food was just as good.

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AJ
Washington DC
123 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always amazing, love the casual vibe, great service and outstanding menu that is different and delightful every time we dine

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OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to eat

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JT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing quality of food and very friendly & helpful service. It can get pretty pricey but mostly well worth it.

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l
London
35 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyable, the white Bolognese was the stand out dish and was absolutely fantastic. The service was excellent.

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C
Washington DC
620 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh food, healthy options, especially for vegetarians, and very nice service.

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DS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for our anniversary and everything was great - from the service to the food to the drink suggestions. We really enjoyed it and would definitely like to eat there again.

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SA
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was great. Burrata was absolutely delicious and the spaghetti was great. Only negative was service was very slow.

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GB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu was interesting, with a wide selection of courses. We split four dishes and each one was incredible. Gracie was a very professional and helpful server. Great service always makes a meal better. Thanks!!

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CM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, great service! Highly recommended.

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, service and food. Everything was on point.

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SS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first visit and I loved it. We were seated at the small booth near the open kitchen. I enjoyed the view and was glad to be seated here because the noise level elsewhere seemed really loud. Meal was fantastic. Salads were bright and tasty. Pasta with ramp pesto delicious...wonderful fresh noodles. Friend said the scallops were also delicious. Dessert was good, but not quite up to par with the rest of the meal. Service was friendly and efficient.

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s
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was OK, not particularly Italian in character, but not really inspiring for the prices. Had a soft shell crab starter that was coated in a oddly thick batter, very nicely garnished with a Meyer lemon marmelatta, but again hardly "Italian". Stinging nettle pappardelle with white bolognese with sage & parmesan was very generous and good. Porchetta slice was nicely presented but just a bit dried out, but the cauliflower served with it was excellent.

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PS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent, but the prices fell into the "don't come if you care about cost" category. Impeccable service; informal ambiance and rather noisy.

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J
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been homesick for authentic Italian since returning from Rome, and found it here! Branzino, pici, duck and squid ink pasta were all standouts, as were the desserts and appetizers. Had a very nice family reunion dinner and are glad we were finally able to try Centrolina - will definitely be back!

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EG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The pasta is incredible. They ran out of bread and gave us crackers which was a little odd but all the food was top notch.

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bridget, our amazing server, was delightful and knowledgable. Every dish was delicious, unique and well-balanced. Looking forward to recommending to others and coming returning.

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WH
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here two years ago. We had one our most memorable dinners here. Back in town for my daughter’s graduation we had to make Centrolina part of our Celebration plans. They did not disappoint. Food was wonderful as was the service. We had a great night.

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BB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two of my favorite Centrolina items were on the menu--burratta and artichokes three ways. They were both as outstanding as I recalled. We were able to eat outside and it was absolutely lovely.

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PD
Portland
33 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious Italian, wood-smoked fare. We tucked in and enjoyed a delicious dinner of grilled white fish and lemon. The pasta bolognese bianca (sausage in a white sauce), the bites I stole from my husband, was excellent as well. Very friendly staff. Cute part of town. Wish I lived nearer as I would certainly come back!

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