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Centro Cafe

#100 of 1,242 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
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808 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212
+1 414-455-3751
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17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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

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Thank Localfann
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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301 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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, and every thing else! Highly recommend.

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Thank Ann W
Germantown, Wisconsin
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 were reasonable considering the quality of the food.

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Thank BIGKMAN
Milwaukee, WI
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank CMRZR
New Albany, Indiana
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 seafood pasta), very good.

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Thank tiwlli009
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 all perfectly prepared and satisfying. Service was attentive and efficient. We will be back, often!

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Thank MarianneRemark
Milwaukee
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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, hot dinners were brought out after a short wait. The pasta dishes were all large... More 

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Thank LoriMilwaukee
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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301 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Took friends to Centro for dinner. They were just as delighted as we have been each time we enjoy dinner there. Two of us had the special - Duck bacon and shrimp risotto, one had the duck risotto, and the other the Bison meat balls. All were extraordinary. We also enjoyed an appetizer of prosciutto wrapped asparagus - grilled. Would... More 

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Thank Ann W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Love love love this restaurant . When asked where to go - I always mention Centro cafe. I love everything about the place . The drinks ,bread,salad choices, pasta is crazy delicious . Have a after dinner drink. Once again - total gem. I need to get back soon.

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Thank Localfann
De Pere, Wisconsin
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108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This is a favorite of ours and our most recent trip didn't disappoint. Loved our pasta and our red wine and loved our waitress, Michelle, who was helpful with the menu and with getting our Rocket Salad quickly. Already looking forward to next time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-455-3751

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?