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Centro Restaurant

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1003 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2805 (10th Street)
+1 515-248-1780
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11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The pizza was gourmet!!! I'm from Chicago...and even I thought the pizza was great. I also tried the truffle Mac and Cheese, because I try the Mac and Cheese everywhere, and it too was delicious. I would recommend

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Swanville, Minnesota, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some creative combinations and fresh ingredients made for an excellent pizza. The crust was baked perfectly and the sauce had good flavor. It is not cheap, but worth treating yourself to every now and then.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a nice restaurant to take the entire family for a special event. You know the problem - kid's menu, entrees for the older ones, not too stuffy. I thought of Centro, having had several lunch meetings there. Perfect! The kids thought it was something special, they each found several items to choose from on the menu and it... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dont get much of the vegetarian food in US... fortunately centro has a couple of items in their menu which is a good thing for us... but as there are only couple items everytime we go there we are just ordering the same food. The food is excellent n hoping to see more vegetarian food ..n by the ways... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Centro is one of the most amazing places in DSM. Great food with a wide variety, excellent wine list, and very comfortable atmosphere. It is our DSM favorite.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

... even if you don't have anything with garlic. The smell permeates your clothing and you'll reek of it until you send 'em out to the cleaners or towss 'em in the washer. The food is passable; the service is desultory, but adequate, but the omnipresent stench of garlic is off-putting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in a Downtown hotel and did not want Hotel food. I saw the reviews for Centro and thought a four-block walk would not be out of the question for a great steak. It was well worth the walk. The steak was excellent done to perfection and the sauce really accented the flavor of the steak. They included... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were surprised by the superb preparation and presentation. The chef is talented. Flavours well balanced, not trying too hard, fresh, innovative and about the best meal we'd had in awhile. This after a month of meeting with friends in Chicago's highly rated places. Congrats to this restaurant!

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Wittenberg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were at the American Showcase Alpaca Show in Des Moines and after a long day wanted to enjoy a nice meal with other alpaca breeders and did we ever! Excellent dinner. All of us enjoyed our meal. Would go back and definitely recommend it to others visiting Des Moines.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were impressed with both the food and the service. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the friendly and professional servers. We ordered the fish special and the food was delicious and carefully prepared. This is a well run establishment. They know what they are doing! Food, service and physical environment all great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1003 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2805
    (10th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-248-1780
Description
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. 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?