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
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Amazing food, great service
Such a great place. Great food. Beautiful setting.
Food was spectacular. Interesting dishes.
Waiter was fabulous along with the bartender Willow.
The food is excellent! While it is not inexpensive, it is good value.
The food is fabulous, totally delicious, interesting and loaded with flavor. Service was perfect. Excellent waitstaff and sommelier who knows her stuff. Don't miss dessert! Can't wait to go back!
Wonderful food and waiter.
Birthday dinner. Great fun
The pasta is incredible!
The seasoning was delightful and portions were perfect. We really enjoyed the soft shell crab and black cod.
I do find the dining room a bit drafty at this time of year but a good sweater took care of that and the extra air flow is probably better during the pandemic.
Centrolina almost never disappoints us, we keep going back
Great food and stylish ambiance. We had quiet table with more than adequate "social distance." Service was outstanding as was all the food. I had noted on my reservation that this was a birthday dinner. At dessert time, my wife got her dessert on a plate with "Happy Birthday" beautifully spelled in chocolate. A nice, thoughtful touch.
Scott is amazing in service ! Ask for him.
Everything we order was delicious! Highly recommended commended
Arturo is wonderful as are all of your associates. I would gladly pay more for them to get even more than they are already generously compensated for.
The verde salad is a must. The new host Erica was charming and appreciated Arturo’s recommended wine which was excellent.
My only regret is that I forgot to tip the young person in the market before I checked out.
Server was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful
We were treated well by all the staff, but the server (I wish I knew her name) was outstanding. She was very patient with us, carefully explaining all the dishes and making good recommendations on our likes and dislikes. She was also very friendly and efficient.
Wonderful food and service. Exceptional!
We've been here multiple times and the food and service are excellent as always. We got outdoor seating and there are always people walking by and a decent amount of commotion, but we didn't think it was bothersome. Overall, it was great and we will be back.
The food is phenomenal -- the appetizers are always unique and delicious. The main dishes - especially the wood oven options hit the spot. The pasta's are very flavorful but smaller portions.
Everything about it was amazing. Our waiter was exceptional in guidance and entertainment. The crab cake appetizer was amazing as was the spaghetti with seafood.
The food was delicious.
We had a delicious meal and the service was phenomenal!
Fabulous combination of food, service and atmosphere without it being pretentious.
The meal was great, fried clam strips, artichoke pasta, and black cod in consommé were all delicious. Service was a little confused... we were right on time for our reservation, but the hostess seemed to almost get lost inside while we waited to be seated. It looked like she was just getting us menus, but we were left standing by the door awkwardly for what felt like 5 minutes. There were a couple of slight miscues during the meal - the server forgetting the drink order then the bill showing it even though we didn’t receive it, another server reaching over my partner’s plate to put a drink down, putting his face very close to my partner’s, and they previously brought water immediately for my dog, but this time even after asking specifically for water for the dog it was nearly 10 minutes. They didn’t have the dog bowl when they finally came back, it was a to-go container, so the delay may have been trying to find the dog bowl. The tables outside are closer than 6 ft apart, and the wait staff are in your face a lot, so if you’re COVID-nervous this might not be the place for you right now. BUT, the food is fantastic so I still definitely recommend dining with Centrolina.
Great food and awesome service - great experience! Highly recommend
Excellent sidewalk service for those of us not yet eating inside. Food was terrific, as always (although costly)
Fabulous food, fantastic service, outstanding ambience! Such a great spot.
Always enjoy our meal at Centrolina! Food and service is top notch. Highly recommend!
Wow! Absolutely incredible. I haven't been back in months having lived outside of DC, but it felt so good to be back. The food was incredible as always, and the wine list has improved! I also like the aperitifs, and the ability to make it a spritz! A great touch for almost-spring! I had Timothy as a server, and he was great! Very knowledgeable about the food menu, wine list, and cocktail menu. Great recommendations and we ordered the perfect amount of food. Chef Amy is incredible as well, always using the freshest ingredients that are also local!
We had a lovely early dinner at Centrolina. Amy Brandwein’s food was lovely as usual - those pastas! - and the setting is very nice. The service is impeccable and friendly and the wine and cocktails are delish.
In my opinion, Chef Amy Brandwein has done a fantastic job of navigating the last year to deliver elegant and delicious meals in a safe and still vibrant atmosphere in DC. She thinks very carefully about the dining experience for guests - it's delicious, and also safe, vibrant, relaxing because her staff has been loyal and consistent. The pasta dishes keep getting better and better and really rival meals in Italy. She does not increase prices in sensitivity to the uncertain times for both eaters and restaurants, and she did add natural wines to the list. Stanley may have to visit Centrolina one day soon!
Wonderful experience! Excellent food and outdoor seating was safe and comfortable.
One of the best meals I’ve had. The staff was phenomenal. Artie was excellent.
Absolutely fabulous meal. The octopus starter and calamari -sea urchin pasta were to die for.
Fantastic anniversary dinner with my husband and kids. Our waiter was extremely attentive and the food was superb.
Our absolute favorite place to eat out. Exceptional food and service every time we go. This is a place we highly recommended.
I enjoyed the experience. Service was excellent. I will recommend it to my friends.
Great meal sitting outside -- terrific service and excellent food,
The staff were so responsive. Food wonderful as always
Not a miss on the menu, but always include an always fantastic pasta course! Service is superb and dining al fresco under the lanterns at Palmer Alley is a treat!
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 1825 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.