Centrolina

4.8
1989 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Centrolina is an Italian restaurant and market, locally owned and operated by Chef Amy Brandwein, set in Washington’s CityCenterDC development. The Osteria showcases a seasonally driven menu of authentic and innovative Italian dishes offered for lunch and dinner. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1989 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Although I was clear they we were there for my husband’s birthday ( I put it in the reservation not even a verbal “happy Birthday” from the waiter. The service was otherwise pleasant.

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GaryC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Pasta and cocktails were great. Branzino (whole) was overcooked and dry. Also not seasoned at all.

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vipRobertJ
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent experience overall

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SusanP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service and a lovely setup for outdoor dining. One of our favorite restaurants.

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oyac
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Very nice overall but the fish were overcooked and dried out.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the ambiance and the waiters were super nice! The food was exceptional. I’ll be back!

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vipSaltLake17
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection tastes so good. It was lovely to be outdoors with such beautiful food.

JK
vipJudithK
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Centrolina. Food is always special. Attentive service and lovely ambiance. One of our “go to” restaurants

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vipDflySis
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were fantastic. Service and wine recommendations by Goran were awesome. Had a great time. Will definitely come back.

KD
vipKatieD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding, highly recommend!

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Jorge
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plates are reasonable size, filled with exceptional yums. Cocktails are also very well done. Space out tables are nice. Excellent date. Definitely will return.

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vipCraig
Washington DC
846 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT!

An outstanding meal of the sablefish and the verde salad combined for a delicious meal. Great wine recommendation and quite likely the best service in DC.

TK
vipTomK
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!! Every aspect. Food, service and setting!!!

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vipSteve55
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was incredible.

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GeorgeB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 4th time to Centrolina and as always, it is wonderful. We had the burrata with figs and grilled octopus for appetizers. Wish we had had more. Flavors with the octopus were excellent. Then branzino and salmon. Both cooked perfectly. The fish was moist and delicate. The wine list is exceptional and not over priced. Nice to see some Sicilian wines on the menu.

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traj
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good is impeccable. Ambiance is perfect. Highly recommend.

MY
vipMargaretY
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good, not great. Service was superior though

SJ
vipScottJ
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Centrolina never disappoints. Great food and signature drinks.

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KLDC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been a favorite since it opened. They continue to meet high expectations even with all the post-covid challenges. Always first class.

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WantWineWithThat
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service from Tyler. Creative and incredibly tasty food. Interesting wine list.

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vipMatt
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was very hot. AC was not working well

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DCDiningLover
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were 15 min late for an 8:45pm reservation. The hostess noted a table would be shortly available so we sat at the bar and got drinks to wait for the outdoor seating. The bartender and another host informed us that the kitchen would be closing soon so our best best was to go ahead and order our food at the bar. Shortly thereafter the initial hostess came back to let us know our table would be ready in a few minutes and if we could be all of our order in when we sat, the kitchen would accomodate us. Seemed that the communication between staff wasn't effective. The bartender also audibly berated a busboy in front of us, a little uncomfortable. We placed our order and then the waiter came back to let us know we were given the wrong menu so one of the items was not available. Once all of that was settled, we did enjoy the outdoor seating, the waiter was pleasant, and the food was above average in flavor and creativity.

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Foodlover
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Centrolina is one of our favorites! My husband and I we celebrating my birthday. The meal was delicious. Always meets our expectations.

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viplouiethatdoodle
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food
We enjoyed our date night

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MaggieM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service. Fresh and creative food, and service and attentiveness that couldn’t be beat. First time there. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience with fine Italian foods and drinks. I do recommend that place!

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SallyK
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both the food and the service were fantastic…thanks!

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viponpointm
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as usual!

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vipChsC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Slow service and noisy. Burrata appetizer was tasty, lamb main course was not cooked well. Touchless pay option was appreciated.

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MaryR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, wine, service and ambiance were excellent. The attention to detail was unbelievable. Will definitely be returning again soon!

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vipCraig
Washington DC
846 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best! Fantastic staff and chef’s team!

Food is fresh and excellent.

JB
vipJenniferB
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, atmosphere, and service! We enjoyed a late lunch here on a Saturday afternoon. It was very quiet; I can imagine there'd be a bit more buzz during dinnertime on the weekend and weeknights. Michele was our server—he was wonderful! Super accommodating and he let me practice my Italian and was very gracious and patient (and a good teacher, to boot!). Our drinks were tasty (Campari Spritz, Italian Derby). We ordered a couple of pasta dishes (fettuccine w/bolognese and pappardelle w/mushrooms), but then decided to share a piatto secondo because they looked so good! We shared the halibut, and I'm so glad we ordered it. All of the flavors were on point. We enjoyed gelati e sorbetti for dessert, as well as an amaro. This was our first time dining at Centrolina—and I see many more visits in the future! Definitely a place we'll bring friends and family to, to share wonderful food and experiences with. Grazie e ci vediamo!

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vipMargreteS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and delicious food with outstanding service.

BK
BlairK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

fantastic food and the service was impeccable. Great suggestions from the waiter on food and wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Wine and service.
Highly recommended

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MegC
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and ambiance of big cocktail party. Had a sweet pink Moscow mule and snacked on the candied ginger. Got the duck for dinner and had me rethinking my whole life. Would come every night if that were in the cards

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vipUffood
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Centrolina never disappoints us!

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vipAnn123
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service excellent atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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vipAlH1
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Centrolina never disappoints! Great food, terrific service, a wonderful time. It feels good to be back!

FAQs

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 1989 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.

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