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Centro Cafe

808 E Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53212-3048
+1 414-455-3751
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“pasta dishes” (8 reviews)
“duck risotto” (5 reviews)
“tiramisu” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
808 E Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53212-3048
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our fist time here after many recommendations. Party of four sat in an area that will be nicer during the summer -- evening was a bit cold. All starters and meals were good; my wife sent her pesto back for being a bit cold. After...More

Thank WashingtonIsland5
Reviewed 2 April 2017

In my opinion one of Milwaukees top restaurants. Took some friends who had never been there. They were very impressed with the whole experience.

Thank j f
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

My sister and I went on a Friday night before going to a show. We showed up right when they opened at 5:00 and before 6:00 the place was packed. They do not take reservations. We really enjoyed our whole meal. Split the special salad...More

Thank Christianne C
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Dream food and great service. Tables are tight so get friendly or just peek at next tables selection.

Thank Localfann
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We visited Centro for New Years Eve. One of the few times they take reservations. The dinner was excellent, the service from Joseph was outstanding. This has become a favorite of ours, especially for special occasions. We love the duck risotto, the prosciutto wrapped asparagus,...More

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I tried a number of entrees. They were all very good. Even the Ceasar Salad was great! If I had to pick my favorite it may have been the Duck risotto. But the spicier pastas and seafood were also very good. I would recommend. Prices...More

Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Great GF options. Many menu items just come gf standard, even their pizza. The garlic toast was to die for. Lots of options from basic pasta dishes to seasonal specialties. Yum!

Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Small, cozy place in a quiet neighborhood. Waited an hour and a half, however we just put our name in and went to some nearby taverns (do not miss the Foundation Bar just around the corner). Food and service were great. Had the Diavolo (spicy...More

Thank tiwlli009
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We wandered in on a busy Saturday night and got a cozy corner table in this great place that has a Big Apple feel. Our spicy arugula salad with a dollop of scrumptious marzapone, butternut lasagna, and the night's special Scottish lamb with barley were...More

Thank MarianneRemark
Reviewed 11 October 2016

While the decor and atmosphere are great, the food wasn't so great. The complimentary bread and olive oil weren't very good. The bread was hard and the oil was tasteless. I've had flavored oils at other restaurants but this was plain. The service was great,...More

Thank LoriMilwaukee
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17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 E Center St, Milwaukee, WI 53212-3048
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-455-3751
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