Perfect place for a great and quick meal. Consistently good, service impeccable.
The food tasted good but was not the caliber of what I read about in reviews. It was very overpriced pasta for my entree. Tasted good but no different than other places half the price. I expected way more based on reviews. Also, the venue is interesting but seemed to lack something...not sure how to say it. Just did not feel like the amazing place that I read about in reviews. I hate to give a 3 but just doesn’t seem to deserve higher based on my experience. Maybe was an off night or something.
Great place to dine! Food was wonderful and our server was outstanding!
Great Tomato Basil soup & very tasty chicken Panini
Excellent food and service as always!
I have had the pleasure dining at your restaurant several times & never disappointed. Great for entertaining clients and enjoying lunch with friends.
My husband and I met at Centro for our first date 11 years ago today. Eight years ago today we were married. Every year for our anniversary we come back and enjoy everything about Centro. Thank you for helping us celebrate our love!
Very cordial staff and the food was delicious. A great experience that we'll do again!
Good food and good company. The service was excellent and timely.
Food and service were very good as usual! We did eat outside and there was a pretty noisy vent fan.
Excellent service, the service staff was very prompt, attentive and friendly. Food and drinks were amazing. I had the vegan sausage pizza, I was happy to find that on the menu. Can't wait to go back!
Margarita pizza crust was good, the sauce would have been better with only a tiny hint of garlic rather than too much.
One of my favorite places! I go every time i am in Des Moines! Service is amazing and food is always incredible.
Such wonderful entrees! Loved all the wonderful varieties and uses of cheese
It was fabulous! The best steak I’ve had in some time. Tim, our server was charming. It was a busy Sunday night and it was a lot of fun.
Olivia was wonderful in bar area..... our server needed her personality but still ok. Dinner was great with excellent appetizers that were spaced perfectly apart. Bumped into the server we had on our last visit- I can’t believe he remembered me, but my wife said ponytails on men- you remember!!
My wife and I are new to town and several times received recommendations to try Centro
Food was good the waiter was very snobbish
Fabulous food! Wonderful waitress. Beautiful restaurant.
Great food and service. Easy to locate and ample parking nearby.
Everything about our anniversary dinner was wonderful!
Always the best food , service and best restaurant in town . No worries ever with Gluten. My wife has celiac disease and has never had a problem with gluten. thanks
We had another great dining experience at Centro for brunch. I ordered the steak and eggs (scrambled with cheese and green onion) which came with Centro potatoes(yummy), and my guest had the chicken panini sandwich. Both were excellent. My guest also had the total basil soup which is always good. Service was typically professional, friendly, attentive without being overbearing. I always look forward to a meal at Centro, and afterwards, to the next time.
One of the true gems of the Des Moines food scene. Inspiration menu is always unique, interesting, and great tasting. A go to for both work clients and a dinner out with the people most special to me.
Great birthday celebration with wife and kids. Food and service were great as always.
We came to visit Des Moines from WI and were very happy with our meal and service at Centro. We went for breakfast on Sunday and had Timothy as a server. He made the experience especially delightful with his perky and charismatic personality. The food was also so delicious and decent sized portions. We would absolutely come again when we go back!
Excellent service, outstanding food. Highly recommend Centro for an enjoyable evening out!
We sat on the patio - seemed to be a lot of noisy vehicles zooming by. Nothing that the restaurant could have prevented. :)
We were well taken care of by Timothy and did not have a long wait. Since we were celebrating we enjoyed a special dessert. The food was delicious and we are anxious to return!
Excellent restaurant, believe it or not wish the pasta portions were smaller. I was traveling on business and couldn't take the leftovers with me to my hotel. Been there for lunch and dinner very good food. A little noisy but not terrible. Also have a nice bar.
Timothy is the world’s greatest waiter! Ask for him every time you go!! So helpful and genuinely kind!!
We had dinner on the patio which was lovely. Walking through the dining room, we were happy with the choice to eat outside as the noise level was high. Good service, attentive. Shared a salad- the greens were not quite as fresh as we would have liked. Pasta dishes were very good.
In town on business and decided to try this place out on a Sunday night.
Ambiance: overall it is nice. A little loud with the noise level coming from the bar
Service: Server was good. Two things I found lacking - he kept giving me an update on when my food would be out, such as mussels are about 4 minutes away, etc. While I am traveling on my own for business I don't need a countdown. Also, I finished my starter and my plate wasn't cleared before the entree came out. It wasn't that busy - this should have been handled.
Food: Ordered mussels as an appetizer and had scallops for my entree. Mussels were good, but very small. The sauce was different (not the standard white wine sauce, which I love) but I enjoyed them. A little pricey. My main course was scallops, which were large and tasted good but the dish was not the right temp. While the potatoes were hot the sprouts were warm and the scallops were luke warm. I want my scallops sizzling. I (reluctantly) sent it back and the plate was microwaved for a few seconds and came back out. Scallops were a little warmer but I did not want to risk sending them back a second time. While I know it is uncommon these days I would have preferred to have had the whole dish redone. Plus the scallops were highly recommended by the waiter, which had me anticipating something extraordinary. When they came out luke warm it really was a major disappointment. Plus the sauce with the scallops was a little off putting.
I know this is an Italian restaurant but if you are going to sell seafood know how to prepare and serve it right!
Again, this was a Sunday night...they had a couple of larger tables occupied and a decent crowd in the bar but the place was pretty empty. I would have expected better.
When back in town on business I will not come back
Second or third time in we’ll be back. Consistent quality nice place
It was a great evening so we were able to dine on the patio. Great atmosphere out there but it could use just a little background music. Food as always was fantastic. Mama’s meatball never disappoints and the portabello fries were fantastic. I had the margherita pizza and it was great (I ate the whole thing myself) and my girlfriend has the Gnocchi, well cooked and great flavor! The martini’s were a perfect compliment to our meal, we will definitely be back.
Delicious as usual! We loved the DSM restaurant week specials!
Great meal, great service.
Always lovely on the patio on a cool, breezy late summer evening