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Sunday, April 1, 2018
Centrolina is an Italian spot in CityCenter. It’s grownup, but the space is bright and the vibes aren’t stuffy.
Excellent service, very nice General Manager
Anniversary. Terrific food and service!
Beautiful food and attentive service. Wood grilled done perfectly for each item.
Menu is always fresh and new. The minestrone soup is a must if it is on the menu. Everything is really fresh. Get a reservation - getting hard to just walk in.
Centrolina was mixed. The wait staff was excellent. The wine list was fun. The room is okay, with a view of the kitchen. The food was good, not great, and probably more expensive than the flavor justified. My wife had the branzino, and it was okay - not that interesting. I had the scallop and calamari spaghetti, and didn't realize the ingredients are baked into the spaghetti, so basically what you get is spaghetti with white wine and butter sauce. Interesting, but the value equation was off. Desserts were okay. For the money, there are better Italian restaurants in DC. We won't be back. Not bad, just not worth the cost that should equate to "special".
Centrolina was fantastic. It’s a great Italian place within CityCenter. The food was phenomenal and the service matched expectations.
Food was good, restaurant is smaller and a bit loud/crowded. Service was excellent, from host to bartender to wait staff.
We ate an early dinner before the CAPS game. The restaurant filled up as we ate dinner. The food was excellent. We started with a split order of pasta, then each had a fresh fish dish. The meal was perfect and very tasty. the bread, wine choices, and menu were all just what we were looking for. Forget spending the big bucks for Fiola Mare, dine here for a better value and comparable meal.
Most helpful bartender in area; great advice regarding wine list with which we were unfamiliar. Excellent server.
The menu was good, the setting enjoyable and the servers were very attentive and helpful. The entrees were over salted and not as special as they sounded. Very nice desserts and wine selection.
Awful value. When I pay this much money, I reasonably expect to leave thinking I just had an above average meal that I couldn't have made myself or gotten anywhere else. The meal wasn't worth half of what I paid for it.
Food was fabulous and the wine list quite good. Very knowledgeable and professional server. Interesting mix of market and restaurant so not a quiet place. But the food makes it worthwhile.
Girls night out!
My friends and I went for brunch. Our entrees came out an hour after we ordered them and the restaurant wasn't that busy. Then the manager came over to apologize but acted defensive and did not provide a reasonable explanation as to why the food was so late.
Great setting for brunch. Try the lemon ricotta pancakes!
Fantastic restaurant. The chef and staff are spot-on.
The food was good but not worth the price we paid. The servers and maitre d' were excellent. and
Our waitress, Bridgett, was AMAZING
Absolutely loved the food. I had a pasta made with red wine and parmesan cheese - the stuff of dreams. The waitress told me it would look small but it would be enough, and she was spot on. She was really lovely and knew everything about the food; the sommelier was also very knowledgeable yet approachable. I didn't love sitting right in the window near the market area, as it felt a bit less cozy than other parts of the restaurant, but it was fun to watch passersby at City Center. We loved the olive oil served with the bread so much that we bought a bottle to take home. And the burrata was delightful - almost a touch too creamy - and beautifully served.
I am SO lucky to live around the corner from Centrolina. The menu changes regularly so that I never ever get tired of eating here. Everything is so fresh and delicious.
I LOVE the food at Centrolina - it has quickly become my favorite spot in DC! It is a bit of a wait for food at lunch time and the set up is a bit tight, but the food - the main attraction - is more than worth it!!!
We were delighted with our dinner and ambiance at Centrolina especially since our party of 4 seniors with hearing problems were seated in a private enclosed room which cut out the energetic conversations and noise in the main restaurant. Our waiter, Andre, was very pleasant providing us with menu suggestions/descriptions. The selection was interesting: duck, rabbit, pastas and vegetarian plus. The food was served quickly. This is a small restaurant and market place in the attractive, new, Center City of Washington.
Despite having to wait about 30 minutes for a table, the service was pretty good once seated but the food was fair at best. The chocolate chip cookie (not in the menu) was the only memorable takeaway we left with. Maybe we had higher expectations as the menu and market/restaurant concept is quite great but the execution just wasn’t there. The truffle in the taglIolini ross was nonexistent, the branzino wasn’t as meaty and lacked the flavor we’ve become accustomed to, and the pappardelle had a great flavor. We tried every one of the bourbon cocktails but less than to be desired.
Terrific as always! The service was terrific and food was even better.
I was pleasantly surprised by Centrolina - I knew almost nothing before arriving and had to ask questions about many of the menu items, easily answered by staff whose service was attentive and friendly. Most importantly, the food was absolutely amazing. We started with the oxtail and tuna appetizer, and I will be dreaming about it for weeks. I can easily compare my entree, excellently prepared duck (with crispy skin, of course) served with shiitake mushrooms and buckwheat crepes and drizzled with a bittersweet preserves, to meals I've had at twice the price point. My husband's gnocchi and rabbit dish was simple but delicious and filling, and I've already heard him rave about it to several of his friends. Our recommended wine paired perfectly too, without breaking the bank.
I am already planning to go back for the bar seating and to see if that oxtail appetizer is still on the menu. Centrolina has won a place on my list of "nice night out" restaurants with ease.
This place was AMAZING. Best flavors, simplistic yet perfect selections. Fresh, delightful portions - best Gnocchi I’ve ever eaten. Best Italians fusion options, will definitely be back!! Wine selection was not only diverse it was very well priced!! Three course meal and a bottle of wine for less than $80. Chef specials were low calorie, fresh market fish - great selection cooked to taste. This place truly exceeded my expectations. And it’s in an incredible location!!!
Fantastic service and unbelievably good cocktails and food. The gnocchi was particularly wonderful. My wife wife and I highly recommend.
Centrolina always leaves me full and taste buds satisfied. Compliments to the chef, and to the pastry chef!
Centrolina is one of my favorites and the brunch menu yesterday did not disappoint. We tried the cabbage, which was amazing - salty, sweet, and spicy - addictive! There were a few things on the brunch menu, like eggs, that I hadn't tried before and were delicious.
Our post-Valentine’s Day date night was perfection. Luscious food; attentive friendly staff; casually-upscale atmosphere... wonderful experience as always.
Great location. Bread came to the table hot which I think is a real treat. Burrata with mini potato chips is a clever pairing. The crunch and salt with the burrata tastes delicious. My veal ragu pasta was well done. Full, rich flavors. My guest loved the branzino and other guest liked her penne arrabiata. Small thing but my pasta bowl had a very narrow base so trying to cut my pasta into bite sized pieces was precarious. Service was solid but a little too scarce. The ambiance is cold. Industrial, concrete, chopped up dining room.
Stunning Perfect Amazing -- my third meal here and each one was brilliant. I cannot recommend it more strongly.
Really wonderful food and service. The Owner/Chef does a marvelous job.
Good solid food and service in hot City center. Fresh ingredients, not too expensive (in the realm of expensive meals) and very attentive service. Would go again. Fish was good, but didn’t have the pasta.
The restaurant and market are fabulous. We arrived early for our reservation and sat at the bar for a cocktail. The bartender was engaging and fun. Our dinner was delicious from beginning to end. The waiter was knowledgeable, accommodating and efficient. We were never lacking or wanting for anything. The market is fun to walk through and buy to take home.
We love coming here and already look forward to our next visit. We thank all the staff for making our evening so enjoyable.
The food here was fabulous albeit expensive. Service was great, but they had difficulty figuring out how to use my dining credit from open table. I imagine when the restaurant is full it gets noisy. It's small, airy, and has a pricey market in front. Also has a charming coffee bar and looks like a nice place to have a cappuccino and a dessert, but with few tables.
Great food, service and an interesting place
We had an amazing meal at this restaurant. The Bianca was exceptional, my friend and I split one for an appetizer and then had our main course. Both of which were excellent. We had great service and really enjoyed our evening out.
I have never eaten anything that wasn't amazing at Centrolina. It is always a reliably delicious meal.