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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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- 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
Wonderful food. Great ambience
The Crudo seasoning was inconsistent on all the pieces. The fish that overlapped each other made it to where some pieces had no seasoning at all, and it was overpriced for 6 thin pieces of fish.
The Neri pasta was very good, very balanced in flavors and loved the seafood taste. Wish there was more of an umami flavor, but overall very light and delicious.
The gnocchi dish was good, but a little too much oil (there was a pool of oil on the bottom), and the rabbit seemed like pulled pork, was not really able to distinguish the meat as a rabbit.
The meringue dessert was a bit underwhelming. The grape sorbet was too delicate of a flavor to pair with the super sweet meringue, and lost its distinguishing flavor. The lemon punch was nicely incorporated, but having it only on one side of the plate made it difficult for us to enjoy proportionally.
Had a birthday dinner there based on a recommendation. The sea bass dish was superb! Will definitely recommend to others.
Great dining experience all around! Still thinking about their pasta
Good date, pricey but worth it
Great hospitality and delicious food
One of the finest meals we've had. Everything delicious, the service friendly yet unobtrusive, the price appropriate. The Covid precautions made us feel as comfortable as one can feel these days. We will be back.
Centrolina has their COVID drill down. The staff are knowledgeable and attentive. Know you will be in good hands and eat well.
We took our family for outdoor dining to celebrate our son's 25th birthday. It's only the second time our family has done outdoor dining since COVID and it was a great evening! Tables appropriately spaced, they took our temperature before seating us outside and then we enjoyed a fabulous meal with fantastic service! Will definitely go again soon.
Superb food as always, and the patio seating is very pleasant.
Quality service, food and a great experience overall. The outdoor seating area was socially distanced and quiet. My girlfriend and I loved the food and had a great time. Highly recommend this restaurant.
One of the absolute BEST restaurants in DC--always creative and delicious!
Amazing. Follow Noel’s recommendations if you get him. But the entire staff is at the top of their game. The duck was excellent. A brilliant and inventive chef makes every visit unique and wonderful.
Wonderful al fresco dining experience at Centrolina - inventive, fresh food, fantastic service, and interesting wine list as well. They have also done a great job making Centrolina a safe place to eat with nicely spaced tables, outdoor dining option, temperature checks for all guests, and other nice touches like sanitizing wipes at the tables and disposable napkins. Perfect place for a special occasion!
Amazing food, great setting in Palmer alley outside! Small portion sizes but amazing homemade pasta!
It was my girlfriends bday and she wanted Italian. The food is amazing. Our server just was awesome. He kept our glasses full, and gave great recommendations. Overall great experience.
Amy is a top chef - superb pastas, very fine handling of meats and fish. Always superb service, and the Palmer Alley seating works well
Always excellent service and food. Great cocktails and wine. One of my favorite DC restaurants.
Every bite was delicious. We had the duck breast carpaccio with figs and grilled squid antipasti. Tagliatelle Bolognese pasta , grilled scallops and branzino. We shared and enjoyed everything. We ate outside and they took all precautions for Covid. Desert was a Happy Anniversary cookie plate. It was a wonderful Anniversary celebration. We will go back for sure. We look forward to eat there in the future.
Great meal and experience. Staff was helpful and attentive and did a great job adhering to all the health guidelines in a way that kept us feeling safe but also very much enjoying the experience. Can’t wait to come back!
everything about this place is lovely, from the atmosphere, warm hospitality, knock out pastas, mains, and dessert. if duck or ribeye is on the menu, get them. patio dining set up is wonderful.
We had an excellent meal this past Sunday. Waiter service, seating, and precautions were perfect. We loved our pasta and branzino!
Simply put, the best Italian food in Dc. Get here now before It gets a Michelin Star and you have to wait months to get in!
Very well prepared food with elevated palate. The pastas are consistent.
Very nice outdoor seating and delicious food. Wait staff was very friendly and provided good recommendations.
Outstanding, authentic, thoughtful and delicious!!
Wonderful sitting outside. Really enjoyed everything we had.
Awesome restaurant. Can’t wait to go back.
Great food, great service, great sidewalk atmosphere. And in a random act of kindness, the gentleman at the next table paid for our dinner. An annual act of kindness he performs every year on his birthday. What more could you ask for in a dining experience!
Great meal sitting outdoors social distancing. Red Snapper was one of the best prepared fish we've had in a long time. Our waiter, Scott, was A+. He took great care of us and was one of the highlights of the night. Our first time to Centrolina and we'll be back.
Was disappointed the RW menu was only available for carryout. However, what we ordered from the regular menu was basically the same price. Outstanding food, incredible flavors and presentation. Service was spot on. Will return soon!
Every meal I’ve ever had at Centrolina has been divine. Service is always friendly and efficient. This time we sat outside, socially distanced. My friend said her martini was outstanding. I had a nice rose. Fresh tomato salad and ravioli with roasted corn and pesto were both yummy. Please support Centrolina in these tough times so we can enjoy Chef Amy’s creations for many years!
What a wonderful evening!! The staff was super attentive, the food was incredible and I ate every bite of my 3 courses. Fresh ingredients, clearly handmade pasta, authentic gelato. I will definitely be back!!!
Everything was perfect. Scott was once again an excellent guide with terrific recommendations. Follow his lead as he clearly knows what delights the chef can prepare for you.
One of the better meals I’ve had in a long time. The service was warm and professional.
I will come back just for the service. 10/10. The food was good. our appetizer and desert was ..umm *chefs kiss*
Best pasta in DC
Great food excellent service. Pasta made fresh daily, phenomenal taste. Dining outside can be a bit much due to open walk area for public. Pet friendly outdoor seating.
Best meal, best service and great outdoor atmosphere.
Fabulous as always, they have a great summer menu and the outdoor dining space was perfectly set up.
Centrolina does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Centrolina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 898-2426.
Centrolina is rated 4.8 stars by 1667 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.