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Cafe Centro

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2409 N Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33407-5909 (Northwood Road)
+1 561-514-4070
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would rate the food and service just okay. Very nice atmosphere though. Just nothing special about the place.

Thank Paul W
Delray Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We arrived at Cafe Centro at 7 pm, a group of 8 retirees. We were served two bottles of wine between 7 - 8:15 pm. During this time, we tried repeatedly to interest the wait-staff (waiters, managers, cash registrar, etc.) in helping us order food. We failed. Upon complaining to the owner, we were told that the wait-staff observed us... More 

2 Thank schiffej
Wellington, FL
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Spoiler Alert! This is one of the worst restaurants I ever have had the bad luck to visit! Nothing works...bad bad flavorless food, inept poor service, and all in all a total disaster. Eight of us had one of the very worst experiences EVER in this place. It took them over 1 hour to even take our orders and then... More 

1 Thank alancccrx
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I was vacationing with friends in West Palm and decided to try Cafe Centro after reading a review in Trip Advisor. I can say without hesitation that I had the best lasagna ever! My friends chose a variety of other selections and were very pleased also. The service was excellent - the wait staff experienced and efficient! The wonderful food... More 

Thank Mary Jane H
Lake Park, Florida
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Reservations for an early dinner and by time we left, the place was cranking. Beet salad was very tasty, accommodating a change in the feta. Chicken parm was ample serving, whole wheat pasta with veggies satisfied. There was a red carpet event going on street side, trying to give a boost to the Northwood area. Still lots of empty store... More 

Thank Maryann M
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Three stars for the entertainment. The food was mediocre, the owner was so busy dancing and drinking that he seems to be unconscious with regard for the food & service. Go for after-dinner drinks at the bar.

1 Thank NamJock
West Palm Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I have been trying to convince my wife to go here for several years. The menu looked great but it didn't appeal to her. Well I guess she knew best. The service was fast and friendly but my dish was inedible. They comped me with a whopping half price on that item and on the way home we stopped at... More 

1 Thank Sam R
West Palm Beach, Florida
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1,109 reviews
467 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 828 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

In the weekend, this is one of the liveliest restaurants especially in the Northwood area. That's due largely to the pianist and singer Ray Chang. He's amazing. On a Wednesday night it's incredibly quiet with seating relegated to the sidewalk or an area to the left of the entrance. Food is good, service is good and then menu is consistent... More 

Thank DoloresJacoby
Palm Beach Gardens
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Pros: If you are 65 and up, it can get busy for that age range at night. It is known for being the "silver-back" restaurant. If you can get inside the small piano room,which is the only place you can hear the music really, it has some entertainment. Some people do not like that because it gets hot and sweaty... More 

1 Thank JenniferLachmund
Boynton Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Atmosphere is nice. Food was so so. We were a party of 10, and 3 meals had to go back as it came out cold. The food was not great, but the music compensated for it. Ray the entertainer was great and had everyone on their feet. He engaged the diners and included them in his act.

Thank JUDYK115

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2409 N Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33407-5909
    (Northwood Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  West Palm Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 561-514-4070
Cafe Centro is a staple of Downtown Northwood. We are an upscale Italian restaurant that offers a line of Northern Italian gourmet food featuring innovative, premium pastas and a rich selection of seafood. With its inclusive list of wines, drinks, and signature dishes, there will always be something for everyone! The cuisine is high quality at a fair price and ranged from Free Range Chicken to fresh seafood and homemade pasta's and Gourmet Pizza. The Cafe Centro Piano Bar has entertainment seven nights a week during the High Season and the Piano player starts at Seven O'clock. Our Piano Room is warm and cozy but, elegant as well as charming. We also offer dining in our atmospheric main front room, and on our outdoor veranda along side of Bougainvilleas and lush greenery and beautiful Gardenia.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?