Great food. (I should have listened to the server about how spicy the rigatoni was—very, but not unbearable.) Ample portions. (Have box, will travel.) They were a little slow getting our order to us, but the place was packed. Possibly tops for ambiance in Des Moines. We're from out of town, but make it a point to dine at Centro when visiting our kids/grandkids. Classy place. Can't go wrong.
The service and food was outstanding! I would highly recommend this restaurant to all!
Overall great experience as always!
Great experience, delicious food!
Our server was great as was the entire evening.
Excellent food as always. The waitress was smiling and did above and beyond expectations.
The service was excellent. However, the food was subpar. The gnocci was home made, but it was rubbery and didn't have a lot of flavor. The calzone was excellent - but the sides of green beans (kind of greasy) and mashed potatoes weren't very flavorful. The ambiance and service levels were very good, but the food was not good.
The food was excellent as always. There was a breakdown on which server had our table. After a 25 minute wait a great female server worked hard to catch up. Another other faux pas was the salad arrived 10 minutes after the entree.
The server was gracious and comped our glasses of wine. Would definitely go again, it was an off night for service.
Excellent food and service!
Good food and atmosphere. The server was rather earnest and intimidating, but we still had a great time, and met Kamala!
My favorite restaurant in Des Moines don’t change a thing
Our family celebrated my birthday at Centro. Dinner was great! I enjoyed the Greek salad topped with a crab cake. Delish! Others had steak and pasta dishes. All terrific. We aslo shared strawberry cheesecake for dessert. Loved it. Great wine selection. Our server was attentive. Great place for lunch or dinner.
The food is well prepared and nicely presented. We have never been disappointed with the quality or service. Menu selections range from expected standards to unique offerings. While service is always good, our most recent visit was significantly enhanced by our server, Timothy. Welcoming, passionate, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and attentive (without being intrusive), he made our visit memorable.
It was my wife’s birthday. We arrived an hour early to have a few drinks and had an exceptional waitstaff named Sara! She was outgoing and friendly who made the start of our evening wonderful! We were seated promptly at our reservation time and greeted by Sieed, our waiter. He was knowledgeable as he has been there 7 yrs! We talked about his family and the rigors of the restaurant industry! The food was cooked perfectly and my wife got a free desert to top off the evening!
Amazing as always!
Salmon too salty.. otherwise pleased with service. Introduced a couple to your restaurant —-moved to Clive last fall. First time to dine in a downtown resto and they were pleased with the experience too.
Centro is consistently great food and great service. Always our families favorite
The tofu gnocchi was a little disappointing and did not live up to its countless good reviews on trip advisor/yelp, but my mother's spicy rigatoni was very good! Would dine here again, however I would order something different.
Good menu item selections from salads to calzones to steak, pasta and pork chops. Bar cocktails were nicely made. The waitress didn't smile once..maybe having a rough day but service was nicely timed.
Centro is my favorite lunch location in Des Moines! World class food, service and ambience make it 2nd to none in Des Moines.
Centro is an absolutely superb restaurant. While some of the dishes may run a bit on the expensive side, their pizza is excellent value for money. Especially on Monday nights after 6pm where all pizza is half price.
The stark with the steak and eggs was fantastic!!
The spinach/ricotta frittata was very dry.
The stuffed French toast was very good but barely had any mascarpone filling.
Loved the Bloody Mary bar and the peach bellini.
The coffee was also very good.
This is my favorite restaurant.
Great service great food great drinks
Ordered the filet but it was soaked in better and turned your stomach after 3 or 4 bites. Broccolini, which was also served with it, was also the same so entire meal was saturated with butter. Yuck
We had a wonderful experience! Food was excellent. Our server was very friendly, attentive yet not intrusive, and very knowledgeable about the menu. And dessert...George's Marshmallow Sundae - WOW, it was delicious!
Everything was delicious!
Always amazing food, drinks and service!
We ate brunch on the patio. The breakfast pizza was fabulous!
We’ve enjoyed visiting Centro for special occasions and were not disappointed. We were seated earlier than our reservation and enjoyed a delicious dinner. We look forward to returning!
My wife and I both chose salads-did not want a heavy meal-I had the steak salad-felt was good and the flank steak was cooked as ordered. My wife had the Cesar salad with chicken-chicken was good, salad dressing was nothing original. We had good service.
Staff was very friendly and accommodating for our large group. Service and food was outstanding!
We always enjoy Centro! Tonight, our service was exceptional and the food was, as always, amazing!
The food was great, portions were HUGE and couldn't have had a nicer more attentive waitress. My only suggestion is to chop the tomato and cheese for the bruschetta into smaller pieces to make it easier to eat. Not a compliant, just a suggestion!
Friendly, professional staff. Menu not overly complicated. Consistent quality every time.
Birthday with my sister from out of town. She was leaving to go back to Arizona. Jennifer was our server and she was outstanding. Our food was very delicious
We were out on the patio and there was a big truck running on the road, but it wasn't there the whole time and it didn't ruin the awesome service and food we had. We had a wonderful time and the patio is just beautiful!!
Went for my birthday and everyone enjoyed it. We all ordered specialty drinks and liked them, and the chicken prosciutto pasta was delicious. I also got a complimentary birthday dessert which was great! A little on the pricey side, but it was worth it.
Exceptional food flavor and beautiful presentation. The fried mushrooms were the BEST. Pizza perfect and unforgettable!!!