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Centro Restaurant, Des Moines, IA

Centro Restaurant

4.6
4.6
2127 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Conveniently located in downtown Des Moines lives one of the city’s most popular restaurants, Centro. The urban eatery specializes in delicious Italian-inspired food featuring fresh ingredients and masterful preparation by Chef George Formaro and Executive Chef Jon Baker. Whether you’re ordering a multi-course meal or grabbing a drink and pizza at the bar, Centro’s lively, casual yet upscale atmosphere makes it perfect for dining with friends, family, clients and business associates.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Phone number
    (515) 248-1780
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jon Baker & George Formaro
  • Catering
    www.centrodesmoines.com
  • Private party facilities
    www.centrodesmoines.com
  • Private party contact
    Rod De Angelo: (515) 248-1780
  • Neighborhood
    Des Moines
  • Cross street
    10th Street
  • Parking details
    In addition to street parking and several near-by public ramps, Centro patrons are welcome to use the parking lot at 9th and Locust every day after 5pm.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,127 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 2.4Value

NoiseModerate

2,127 Reviews
  1. Foodie

    Omaha

    167 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    167 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first time visiting Centro. We had lunch and it was really good. We definitely will go back and try the dinner menu.

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  2. andyvf

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, as was the service. We will definitely return!

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  3. Harts

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always love coming here, one of my favorites in downtown Des Moines

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  4. JJM1

    Omaha

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time eating at Centro and we loved it. I started off with a meeting and happy hour apps. Then I joined another party for dinner. We enjoyed the half-priced pizzas and a giant salad. The pizzas and salad were so fresh and delicious. We can't wait to come back and try the pastas +.

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  5. AndreaD

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The homemade cavetelli is to die for!!! The bread is wonderful. That is where I choose to go for my birthday every year.

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  6. KristiW

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and great service! Only problem was we were seated next to the kitchen, so between the doors swinging open and the noise, it was hard to focus on the conversation between friends!

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  7. RobF

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Past experiences and reputation is why we picked this place. Poor service both at bar and dining. Fried ravioli were like briquettes. Entrees were cold and lacked seasoning or flavor. George should spend more time in that place because standards were really bad that night.

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  8. AbbeyE

    Alabama

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great as always for my birthday

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  9. MelvinR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the food, sat in a very drafty area and could not be reseated.

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  10. Ohmar

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a tremendous experience at Centro. Best restaurant downtown.

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Google Map for Centro Restaurant

1007 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Additional information

  • Cross street
    10th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Des Moines
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    In addition to street parking and several near-by public ramps, Centro patrons are welcome to use the parking lot at 9th and Locust every day after 5pm.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jon Baker & George Formaro
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (515) 248-1780
  • Catering
    www.centrodesmoines.com
  • Private party facilities
    www.centrodesmoines.com
  • Private party contact
    Rod De Angelo: (515) 248-1780
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