Centrolina

4.7
1227 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for Chef Amy Bradnwein's a la carte menu featuring the season's best!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us for Chef Amy Bradnwein's a la carte menu featuring the season's best!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What Insiders Are Saying

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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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JL
Washington DC
255 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pastas are very creative! Also loved the simply grilled prawns with olive oil and lemon. All the desserts were described as "light"--and they certainly were, in the good sense. Very interesting flavor combinations but nothing was heavy or made you feel like you put on an extra 10 pounds!

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PM
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic place. Fantastic food. Great service.

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P
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my husband’s birthday and as soon as we walked in, the person who walked us to our table wished him a Happy Birthday. Our fabulous server acknowledged his birthday as well. After a fantastic dinner, we were too full for dessert. Our server brought two huge, warm, unbelievably delicious cooking to us on a plate with “Happy Birthday” written in chocolate! Very thoughtful and classy all the way.

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C
Washington DC
598 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Food was amazing, verde salad once again! Salmon special was delicious and just the right size. Service was impeccable. Really appreciate the side fresh food market.

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E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very nice. Portions were not large but we left satisfied. We'll definitely go again

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I will return!

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h
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was outstanding except we waited for the bread and our drinks for a long time but everything else was awesome.
It was my first time there and not my last I will definitely be back

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t
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fun italian with excellent interesting menu choices

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food!

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food - creative and delicious - service was very good - the restaurant is a bit noisy

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N
New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I drove from CT to DC to see the Cherry Blossoms and I made a reservation at Centrolina. We are at the bar and had a perfect experience!!! We hope to come back soon!

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S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef is extremely creative. The Bianco pasta was superb with puréed calamari and scallops as the binder infused in the pasta noodles with mushrooms and cuttlefish as a light and incredibly flavorful item. With Falaghina and Greco Di Tufo as the perfect wine pairings, this a memorable and exceptional creation. Brava!!

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A
Washington DC
192 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had high hopes, because the chef had worked with Roberto Donna, but were disappointed. Menu is very limited. My wife got the pappardelle with rabbit ragu, and I got the pasta with lamb ragu. My wife's had several small bones in it, and mine had very little sauce on overly large pasta tubes. The best part of the meal was the bread and olive oil. When we first sat down, we had some interactions with the waiter and then he totally abandoned us--I finally had to talk to a manager. We had glasses of wine--the pour was skimpy even though they were quite pricey.

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M
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Quite loud. Best Minestrone soup I have every had.

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LD
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The restaurant was a small but very well decorated. Service was great. Food quality was good but small plates not good for sharing. Restaurant is pricey for what you get. I thought it was a good experience I just wouldn’t go back again.

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

The front lady gave us a hard time making us wait for a table while several reservations didn’t show up. But instead our waiter was amazing and very helpful

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. As usual.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is unreal. 5 stars in every sense.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Appetizers and pastas were great, porchetta left something to be desired (lacked flavor and was over cooked). Desserts were a mixed bag. Service was okay, I got the wrong wine and our waitress had to come back a couple of times to clarify/confirm our orders.

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JP
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were here from Michigan )

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NA
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

food is to die for. awesome wine list and the dishes are unique and spot on. Loved it.

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G
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is as good as it gets. It’s modern Italian and the flavors are unique and wonderful.

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KS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Octopus appetizer was the standout. Staff made excellent pairing suggestions.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food. The polpo was very extraordinarily good.. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable.. great evening

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G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Severely underwhelming. Service was great, but flavor was lacking in each dish. Ordered the burrata with chips for an app, but it was bland too. Don’t understand how the food got such rave reviews; however, the pasta with my main was cooked perfectly and very fresh

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B
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great -- I had the squid ink pasta with tuna crude. Pasta was perfectly cooked, tuna and sauce were delicious. Service was very good. We were seated at a two-top right by the kitchen -- a high traffic area -- and my seat kept getting bumped into and my jacket pushed off my chair. It was really busy and pretty noisy. But overall I would recommend.

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AJ
Washington DC
122 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was exceptional. Unfortunately we made our reservation several weeks ago and requested a specific waiter and once there we were told our waiter was there but we couldn't have her section unless we waited another half an hour. Front of house wasn't very nice about it either. We went with the default waiter and were seated in a back room instead of the main dining room. The waiter was mostly fine, though he kept trying to get us to order wines by the glass when we were quite clear about wanting a bottle, he did recommend a great app we wouldn't have otherwise tried, but he totally forgot my Amaro even after handing my husband his dessert wine. We had to sit around a while and finally realized it wasn't coming. It was good but not great service and it was a let down after our last experience and after we had asked to have the same server again. We'll give it another shot because the food is great but frankly I hope the service steps up to match the quality of food.

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m
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was fine
But open table was VERY disappointing not to award points
Points are THE reason I use O T

why don’t I just book direct?

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b
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly one of the very best restaurants in DC, the food, the atmosphere, the service the creativity, all very top notch in every way. Highly recommend, plus it's got a talented and kind female chef and owner, Amy Brandwein, a plus in my book.

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JL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the experience. The food was fabulous, the staff was knowledgeable and the ambiance was charming and cozy in its retro cool way.

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LP
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very pleasant lunch here. Food was delicious and the wines were nice. Our waiter was amazing and friendly. The noise was not bad as we arrived as the lunch crowd was beginning to leave.
Prices for wine/drinks a little high.
Bread fantastic.
Chairs were very uncomfortable come to think of it. I guess they don't want you to stay long!
But I would highly recommend this place. Lots of menu variety.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and so fresh. Really enjoyed my meal there.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place. Extremely small portions. Eat before you get there. The food was quite tasty, but not much of it

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J
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will definitely be back

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J
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent on every level. And in addition to great food our server , Arty, was a gem!!!

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MV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The noise level is the only problem, otherwise a terrific experience with superb food.

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S
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food. Everything is fresh . It's worth the wait. You want excellent and fresh ingredients? Then you have to wait for it BUT you will really enjoy your delicacies. Bueno Appetito!

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AW
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just darn good food. Excellent service with a smile. Ms Murphy keeps your libations sassy and ever so good! Go now!!!

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AD
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious food and ambiance! Next time I think i will order a couple of the smaller plates to share over the main dishes. Great for a date night or family in town!

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F
Washington DC
95 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best Italian available in DC. Great ambience, service and amazing food. Great wine service and a fantastic Italian wine list. Definitely merits a place on the most go list.

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