Centro Cafe

808 E Center St, Milwaukee WI 53202

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 808 E Center St, Milwaukee WI 53202
  • Cross Street: Bremen St.
  • Cuisine: Italian |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (414) 455-3751
  • Features: Full Bar, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Lounge / Bar,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Special Occasion, Date Night,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Back Patio - OUTDOOR | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Centro Cafe - INDOOR | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Front Patio - OUTDOOR | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Tuesday
Back Patio - OUTDOOR | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Centro Cafe - INDOOR | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Front Patio - OUTDOOR | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Wednesday
Back Patio - OUTDOOR | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Centro Cafe - INDOOR | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Front Patio - OUTDOOR | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Thursday
Back Patio - OUTDOOR | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Centro Cafe - INDOOR | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Front Patio - OUTDOOR | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Friday
Back Patio - OUTDOOR | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Centro Cafe - INDOOR | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Front Patio - OUTDOOR | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Saturday
Back Patio - OUTDOOR | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Centro Cafe - INDOOR | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Front Patio - OUTDOOR | Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Sunday
Back Patio - OUTDOOR | Closed
Front Patio - OUTDOOR | Closed

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 11, 2020
Mary S.

The food and service were excellent. We sat in the patio outside, which is nice.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 08, 2020
George M.

Always excellent


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 20, 2020
Katherine F.

Best restaurant EVER!!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2020
Shana B.

Great dinner & dessert! Can’t wait to come back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 05, 2020
Shawna Y.

The new back patio is lovely. The staff is doing an excellent job with safety and service. Food was delicious. Nice to be back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 25, 2020
Chrisa L.

We dined in the garden patio and enjoyed the lovely setting. The food was excellent and the service was attentive. Overall, a very nice experience. We look forward to our next visit.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2020
David P.

The rear outdoor patio is a great addition! We are so glad we could return to your great food in this beautiful outdoor setting. Our service was top-notch as always. Thank you as well for the gluten free variations to your entrees. See you again very soon!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 18, 2020
Susan H.

The new terraced backyard is a lovely setting. The food was excellent-loved the unique flavors and textures of the gnudi.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 16, 2020
Dave and Keri H.

Great to be back after the shut down. They did a fantastic job of making us feel safe the entire evening. Hoping to be back again soon


Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2020
Linda D.

The food was delicious but not hot enough. All four of our dinners were warm but not hot. The service was good, but he left my finished food bowl on the table in front of me after he had cleared everything else and asked if I wanted a box. I said no, but the bowl sat there. Not good. Overall, we all enjoyed our experience at Centro, and the back patio is lovely.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2020
Theresa R.

We truly loved our meal on the back patio. Our salads were huge, fresh and tasty. The carbonara was delicious. The prima verde was quite good although very mild in flavor. Great service and wine too.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 03, 2020
Anna S.

Thanks for a great birthday meal!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 17, 2020
Sandy L.

We were extremely happy To be able to make a reservation as we have wanted to try it but really wanted a reservation. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see the back patio. The Cesar salad was delicious. The scampi was lackluster very little flavor. The Bolognese was very good. Our server was pleasant. Overall good experience with outdoor dining.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2020
Sherie H.

My lower score for service is not related to our actual server. It’s due to the amount of responsibilities the server has is too great and unrealistic which is not the servers fault. We sat in the back patio (multiple times) The server has to run in and out to of the building to service you. Also only server out back. Server also servers your food and then take away your dirty dishes and check you out when ready. This is impossible with all the tables full in back. There should be “bus person” to assist with some duties. We have seen this on multiple occasions. We enjoy the food so much, we just plan on spending extra time then a usual sit down meal service time. We tipped our waiter Very well each occasion because he’s doing his best to be the “one all” server.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 11, 2020
Kelly G.

The food was delicious especially enjoyed the butternut squash ravioli and chocolate cake. Server was professional friendly and attentive. The heaters gave off a strong odor Was the only drawback to an otherwise exceptional experience in a quaint backyard setting.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2020
Jill H.

So glad to finally check out the back patio. Absolutely wonderful. We love Centro! Giving overall an 8. Megan was friendly and as attentitive as she could be. She deserves much credit, however, she was the only server for the patio, and more? Our dining was over the 90 min because she was very busy, including busing tables.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 20, 2020
Mary O.

Ceasar salad was delish but the gnocchi with pesto was gluey.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 16, 2020
Krista D.

Server a bit unsure of himself but should improve with more experience