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Centro Restaurant

1003 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2805
+1 515-248-1780
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (29 reviews)
“centro salad” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
1003 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2805
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1 - 10 of 843 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Before going to the Temple Theatre to see Second City, we had dinner here. It was amazing. The drinks, appetizers, and food we eat h amazing. The three cheese medalians are VERY good.

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 4, two of whom are vegan and one of whom is lactose intolerant. We were still able to find items on the menu we could enjoy. The server helped me select a dish that would taste good despite eliminating cheese....More

Thank BamaVol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here with my relatives and enjoyed the experience. The staff was accommodating, helpful and friendly during our meal. They are very attentive and show a true caring attitude while serving. I would definitely recommend Centro for any special occasion.

Thank ChiChisPapa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at Centro before attending a show at the Temple for Performing Arts, and the service and food is always excellent. I recommend making a reservation on the weekend.

1  Thank leighann0576
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the Pasta/Salad Lunch and it was great. Generous portion size. The Bruschetta app was great as well. Service was outstanding, glass was always filled. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank Josh R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my wife for a evening meal. Very good food with a nice selection of options to choose from. Pleasant experience.

Thank Bingtap
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, daughter and I came here on a Saturday night. We had 7 pm reservations and were seated immediately. The place has a cool, modern vibe. Two of us ordered the spinach salad to split (kitchen split it for us so we didn’t have...More

Thank mamat122963
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have quite the selection on their menu but we always go for the pizza. One of my favorite things, is they bring in cheese from New York and shredded daily it is delightful

Thank Fam_Tvler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came with a large group. Service was excellent and so were the appetizers, especially the meatballs. Had a special sea bass for my entree and thought it was very fishy. Tried my friend’s gnocchi. It was a little spicy, but very good.

Thank KauaiLover
Reviewed 19 March 2018

After years of hearing of Centro, I'm glad we finally went. I was pleased to see the variety on the menu. You can hit a number of different price points, which is nice. My wife and I both had pasta and enjoyed our selections. Good...More

Thank Brian L
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David B
4 April 2018|
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Response from ChiChisPapa | Reviewed this property |
That is a good point. Parking is an important issue once you arrive. However, when a restaurant is in a area of downtown where it is mostly street parking, or valet at certain places, it is an afterthought and not a... More
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Bogangus
7 April 2017|
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Response from 114bruceb | Reviewed this property |
I would not say it is extensive but respectable with a decent variety.
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Bogangus
7 April 2017|
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Response from Tami W | Reviewed this property |
Good quality options for sure, although not a huge selection.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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