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
One of our absolute favorites. Meal was perfect.
One of our first get togethers since the lockdown. Restaurant decor lovely, people well spaced, server knowledgeable and helpful without being intrusive. Pasta was superb, fish excellent, wine choice by the server quite compatible. My daughter’s favorite restaurant, and she’s gone out a lot even during these past months.
Will be back.
Our favorite DC restaurant! Beautiful presentation, awesome flavors and textures, great wine selections. Always a 10!!
Limited menu for lunch. No salad option for starter or main.
Food took a long time to be served. The meal was good but not great.
Outstanding service and super good food. The restaurant is very Covid compliant. We were supposed to eat outside but moved in due to the storm. We had the restaurant to ourselves. Our waiter Arturo was superb. His descriptions of the antipastos was mouthwatering. We had the Crab cake torta that was beautifully prepared and tasted great. The Simply Grilled Swordfish was anything but simple-perfectly prepared on top of a bed of thinly sliced grilled asparagus. A side dish of the Melanzane which came thinly sliced and lightly fried to look like potato chips with tons of flavor. All recommended by the waiter with scrumptious descriptions. Even Arturo's wine selection was unique and right on target, We weren't rushed and had a very pleasant evening. Definitely recommend and worthwhile.
We loved our first visit to Centrolina. The morels were sublime and my husband's steak perfect as was the lamb ragu pasta. The service was excellent and we appreciated that our dog was welcome with us outdoors. Everyone was very kind and we look forward to our next visit.
I forgot how fantastic eating out a nice restaurant is because of COVID, Centrolina certainly reminded me how much I enjoy it.
The food was great but the service was too long
No time for dessert and coffee
2 hours for starter and main course
Never again despite the food
You lost a customer for ever !
Ate outside. Food outstanding. Pricey. Service attentive without being overly so.
Great food, but unnecessary logjam at the hostess stand. I would suggest that the hostess not be taking calls while people are waiting to be seated. Food was absolutely outstanding.
It was a very good, very quiet and very well served dinner outside, We will definitely go back.
Great waiter, superb food and wine. Great to be out in the world again. Thx
Easily one of the best restaurants in DC. I look forward to many more visits. There's also great ambience being at City Center.
Everything was delicious but keep in mind it is a more expensive restaurant — but definitely worth the price!
Food, wait staff, and ambiance was out of this world!
Menu, food and service was outstanding! I’d go back again & again.
Good to be back!
Great food, great outdoor dining option in the very cute alley. Server was attentive and helpful. Nice experience.
Centrolina was absolutely excellent! We were so impressed with the food and ambiance. A+++
The food was excellent. We particularly enjoyed the chef's take on a crab cake. Make sure to check the dessert menu first so you leave room for the hazelnut semi-freddo....
Went to Centrolina to celebrate our engagement! The hostess and waitress were amazing and very friendly! The food was delicious! Would recommend to everyone! Thanks for making the night special.
As always, an extraordinary meal. Very personable and professional service. Highly recommend Centrolina for any meal, any occasion!
Great place. One of my favorites quite honestly . First visit. Great food and ambiance. Our server was awesome. Highly recommend this place.
My wife and I had a truly excellent lunch, the first out of our home in over a year. The flan with Pecorino Romano (I think) and morels was just superb, not to be forgotten. The grilled swordfish was super fresh, cooked just to the point and placed on a bed of (unusual, but delicious) aubergine cooked in the Italian way. My wife enjoyed her lunch as much as I did. By the way, the portions are perfect, no too much, not too little. I find this refreshing in a really first class restaurant like this. So we will make another reservation very soon. Can't wait, really.
High quality food and very flavorful. Clean and modern. Very nice service. Entree portions on the small side though. But overall very nice restaurant and I would highly recommend it.
Our server Arty made our evening! A perfect 10! Thanks Centrolina
Our first trip to Centrolina after Covid and the scene was quite different with 25% seating capacity. No buzz this time but waiters were very friendly and gave us an extra appetizer when the main course was delayed. The artichoke appetizer was disappointing for the price and contained more lettuce than artichoke. The duck main course was only fair as it lacked flavor and was a little tough. The Chianti and Sauvignon Blanc Italian wines by the glass were excellent.
Just perfect, dishes and service was amazong.
Amazing food, great service
Outstanding!! The dishes were incredible & the service was wonderful. 10/10
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
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 1868 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.