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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Centrolina never disappoints us!
Excellent food, excellent service excellent atmosphere.
Great service and food.
Centrolina never disappoints! Great food, terrific service, a wonderful time. It feels good to be back!
Took 35mins for food to come out. The food portion size would not satisfy a 5 year old.
Pricy but good, in a nice part of the city. The eggplant appetizer was super tasty, and we all enjoyed our pasta meals. It was lunch, so the portions may have been a but smaller, but it was all very good, with good attention from the staff and a nice atmosphere of calm competence.
Our experience was truly lovely. Our server, Scott, was incredibly nice, very knowledgeable about all the dishes and really paced the food nicely.
The Sommelier, Erika, was SUPERB. I gave her an idea of what I was in the mood for and she delivered exactly what I wanted. Truly a memorable experience with outstanding service.
Needless to say the food was DELICIOUS. Everything felt fresh and made with care.
Food was delicious. Our server and supporting staff were excellent. We had a wonderful evening in this lovely restaurant.
We were seated near the open kitchen, so there was a bit of heat coming off the wood-burning oven which was slightly uncomfortable, but not so much that it out-weighed the quality of the food and service which were excellent, as always (I live in the City Centre complex and dine at Centrolina and Piccolina regularly).
Lovely food & wine/drinks. The service was friendly and professional. Always a pleasure to dine at Centrolina.
Fabulous pappardella! Where can I buy the pottery bowels it was served in?
Food was fantastic, service just Great! Love this place, one of our Favorites in neighborhodd!
Food and service was good. However, I did make the reservation a week ahead of time, and they were not doing outdoor dining (which is what I had reserved) so they did not have a table for us. We were able to get a seat at the bar, and put our name on the waitlist if a table opened up. We were able to get a table but I just felt they should have had better contact with customers on not having available seating for patrons who reserved a spot a week early.
Food was awesome.
Our waiter Maximo was fantastic !
Centrolina is always an incredible dinning experience. The menu reflects the freshest and sustainable choices. The fresh pasta melts in your mouth and the fresh fish is prepared in a most delectable manner. The service is helpful and attentive without being intrusive. This is one of our favorite restaurants.
I went to Centrolina with my parents to celebrate my swearing into the DC bar. It was a wonderful spot - the menu was creative and delicious, wine list outstanding, and service attentive and friendly! I recommend making a reservation. Both inside and outside seating were fully booked on the Wednesday evening we were there. Despite the heat and humidity, our outdoor seats were comfortable in the shade of Palmer Alley. We appreciated the wait staff refilling our water glasses frequently. I'm looking forward to a return trip soon!
Fantastic service and amazing food, as usual. Fresh, seasonal, locally sourced produce, meats and seafood. Chef Amy never misses.
Fabulous meal with excellent, personalized service by Scott.
The service was nice but extremely slow — long waits between drinks and courses. I made the mistake of asking the “sommelier” for advice about a wine on the list — she spoke at about 200 mph and steered us to a wine that was not at all good. I regretted having asked her. The food was okay, but not great. A friend’s pork chop was tasteless and my salmon was underdone and cold. I did not send it back because we had waited so long to eat it wasn’t worth it. It is a nice room, the server was genuinely pleasant, and they could do better, I’m sure. There was a large party outside and that may have been the problem.
This has become our go-to restaurant. Consistently good. And if you have a patio or window seat, it's great for people watching.
As always, great food, great service, and an overall perfect meal.
Centrolina is one of our favorite restaurants and it was such a great experience!
Very good as usual. Friendly staff and service.
Excellent food! I had a hand-made pasta (cavatelli) that rivals what my Italian Grandma used to make when I was a child, or any I've had in Italy as an adult! Give this place a try!
Brought my friend over for lunch as she has never been. Excellent as usual. Wonderful wait staff and hope that we are done with the pandemic! Thank you!
Terrific place. Always have had an excellent meal and experience at Centrolina.
Don’t miss Centrolina!
I try to eat at centrolina every time i am in d.c. for work. The food is superb. The best italian food in d.c. the atmosphere is lovely, the staff very personable.
Thank you to Erica and the team for such a wonderful meal
Great service and food!
For the prices they charge, you would expect cloth napkins, not paper.
Three meals were ordered and two came out at the same time, the third one 10 minutes later.
The fish was bland.
We would not recommend Centrolina.
We enjoyed lunch at an outdoor table, which was in the shade and very pleasant. Our server, Brenna, was very knowledgeable about food and wine and cheerful and upbeat. We had melt-in-your-mouth tender cavatelli pasta with shrimp and wilted arugula and a lovely piece of swordfish, done just right. The dessert, a hazelnut semifreddo, was absolutely swoon-worthy.
The temperature inside the restaurant was above 80 degrees which made the whole dining experience uncomfortably sweaty and slightly nauseating. The saving grace is the food & wine which is excellent. We will not return in the summer time due to their current HVAC situation.
Simply the best!!
Truly outstanding post-vaccine lunch on a Saturday afternoon with a dear friend. It's not cheap, but it is worth every cent.
Just a pleasure and the Alley people watching is almost as good as the food.
Great restaurant, service was so good and the food were wonderful.
Food was too oily, and rude server!!! There was a pool of grease in my pasta dish and I could not eat it. When alerting the server, the server made me feel uncomfortable about it and said that all the pasta dishes are like that, and did not offer to replace it. At a restaurant with this many great reviews, I would’ve expected more from the service and the food. Would not recommend this place.
Best restaurant in DC
Food is consistently excellent.
You can order delivery directly from Centrolina using the Order Online button. Centrolina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 898-2426.
Centrolina is rated 4.8 stars by 1951 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.