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“Great location for business or personal”
Review of Centro Restaurant

Centro Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 581 Restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 10th Street
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.
Reviewed 24 November 2013

I have had several business meals here, and it is always a great location, especially for visitors from outside of Des Moines. It can be a bit noisy at times, but it represents Des Moines well. The pasta, pizzas, and steaks are all great, and service is usually very good, including on my most recent visit. One of the classics in Des Moines.

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Thank matto34
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Our party of 4 visited Centro on a very busy Saturday night. We had a reservation so we were seated promptly. We ordered wine and drinks and were served a nice selection of bread.
We all ordered salads including a caesar, the Centro salad, and the spinach salad with bacon and warm bacon dressing. All were excellent but the spinach was fantastic.
Our entrees consisted of the lobster ravioli, the cavatelli with sausage, and the chicken with prosciutto. All were good with the chicken being the favorite. For dessert we shared the seasonal pumpkin cheesecake and the chocolate creme brulee. My favorite was the cheesecake. Service was excellent. We had an excellent meal at Centro. Probable as a good of a meal as we have had in DesMoines.

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Reviewed 15 November 2013

Best restaurant we've been to in a long time. The seating was prompt, the service was excellent, the waiter was friendly, prompt and polite, and the food was excellent! Great experience!!! Will go there again soon!

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Thank Sandi F
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

Very good meal at a moderate price there was four of us and it was a little over a 100 without

Drinks. It's about 6blocks from the Des Moines civic center. The food is a little decadent, very rich

but oh so good. I had the salmon, fresh tasting, another had the lobster ravioli it was very very

rich by ever so go almost like eating desert. The down side is the noise of the place, it's so busy

that it becomes a little hard to hear conversation at the table. I also would say the service was very

Good, would definitely go back. The server we had , she made recommendation to help us with

Our decision for our meal selections. If you order the onion rings get the small order they are huge.

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Thank Stan Y
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Have eaten here many times while on business in Des Moines. The food and service is always outstanding. The wood fired pizzas are especially good. A great value. Drink specials are good too.

Thank CARIBBEAN757
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