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Centrolina, Washington, DC

Centrolina

4.7
4.7
1990 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Centrolina is an Italian restaurant and market, locally owned and operated by Chef Amy Brandwein, set in Washington’s CityCenterDC development. The Osteria showcases a seasonally driven menu of authentic and innovative Italian dishes offered for lunch and dinner. Chef Brandwein's menu is inspired from the seasons, Italian regionality and the wide variety of Chef curated product in the adjoining market.

The market showcases a selection of imported Italian specialty items along with locally sourced meat, sustainable fish, and produce from local farms. The Centrolina kitchen produces daily hand crafted fresh pasta and sauces, antipasti and entrees available for takeaway.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Market Hours Daily 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 898-2426

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Amy Brandwein

  • Private party facilities

    We have 10 person private dining room; 30 person private dining room, as well as the ability to host up to 60 in our dining room space for a seated dinner and up to 150 guests for a cocktail or banquet reception.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    at 10th st between H st. & I st. NW

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking for City Center is located at 9th & I streets and 9th and H Streets respectively. <br /><br />Public Parking is available on 11th Street between H&I streets. The elevator will take you directly to the restaurant on Palmer Alley.

  • Public transit

    Metro Center<br />Verizon Center

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,990 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. MC

    MCHill

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michele the server was spot on and the food was fabulous - burrata with fig combination was better than the sum of its parts. Polpo was perfectly cooked and tender. Mare (seafood grill) was spectacular smokey and the braised kale brought it all together. Lastly the rabbit gnocchi was creamy and the lightest gnocchis we have ever tasted - cant wait to go back
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food. Although I was clear they we were there for my husband’s birthday ( I put it in the reservation not even a verbal “happy Birthday” from the waiter. The service was otherwise pleasant.
  3. GC

    GaryC

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Pasta and cocktails were great. Branzino (whole) was overcooked and dry. Also not seasoned at all.
  4. RJ

    RobertJ

    Baltimore

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent experience overall
  5. SP

    SusanP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service and a lovely setup for outdoor dining. One of our favorite restaurants.
  6. o

    oyac

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Very nice overall but the fish were overcooked and dried out.
  7. MC

    MCNguyen

    Washington DC

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food and service. Outdoor seating is very nice. We will be back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the ambiance and the waiters were super nice! The food was exceptional. I’ll be back!
  9. SL

    SaltLake17

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection tastes so good. It was lovely to be outdoors with such beautiful food.
  10. JK

    JudithK

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Centrolina. Food is always special. Attentive service and lovely ambiance. One of our “go to” restaurants
  11. DS

    DflySis

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were fantastic. Service and wine recommendations by Goran were awesome. Had a great time. Will definitely come back.
  12. KD

    KatieD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was outstanding, highly recommend!
  13. J

    Jorge

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Plates are reasonable size, filled with exceptional yums. Cocktails are also very well done. Space out tables are nice. Excellent date. Definitely will return.
  14. C

    Craig

    Washington DC

    913 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    913 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EXCELLENT! An outstanding meal of the sablefish and the verde salad combined for a delicious meal. Great wine recommendation and quite likely the best service in DC.
  15. TK

    TomK

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous!!! Every aspect. Food, service and setting!!!
  16. S

    Steve55

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was incredible.
  17. GB

    GeorgeB

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my 4th time to Centrolina and as always, it is wonderful. We had the burrata with figs and grilled octopus for appetizers. Wish we had had more. Flavors with the octopus were excellent. Then branzino and salmon. Both cooked perfectly. The fish was moist and delicate. The wine list is exceptional and not over priced. Nice to see some Sicilian wines on the menu.
  18. t

    traj

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good is impeccable. Ambiance is perfect. Highly recommend.
  19. FD

    FrequentDiner

    New York Area

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was good, not great. Service was superior though
  20. SJ

    ScottJ

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Centrolina never disappoints. Great food and signature drinks.
  21. KL

    KLDC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has been a favorite since it opened. They continue to meet high expectations even with all the post-covid challenges. Always first class.
  22. WW

    WantWineWithThat

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service from Tyler. Creative and incredibly tasty food. Interesting wine list.
  23. M

    Matt

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Was very hot. AC was not working well
  24. DC

    DCDiningLover

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We were 15 min late for an 8:45pm reservation. The hostess noted a table would be shortly available so we sat at the bar and got drinks to wait for the outdoor seating. The bartender and another host informed us that the kitchen would be closing soon so our best best was to go ahead and order our food at the bar. Shortly thereafter the initial hostess came back to let us know our table would be ready in a few minutes and if we could be all of our order in when we sat, the kitchen would accomodate us. Seemed that the communication between staff wasn't effective. The bartender also audibly berated a busboy in front of us, a little uncomfortable. We placed our order and then the waiter came back to let us know we were given the wrong menu so one of the items was not available. Once all of that was settled, we did enjoy the outdoor seating, the waiter was pleasant, and the food was above average in flavor and creativity.
  25. F

    Foodlover

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Centrolina is one of our favorites! My husband and I we celebrating my birthday. The meal was delicious. Always meets our expectations.
  26. l

    louiethatdoodle

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service great food We enjoyed our date night
  27. MM

    MaggieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and service. Fresh and creative food, and service and attentiveness that couldn’t be beat. First time there. Will definitely be back.
  28. JM

    JulieM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience with fine Italian foods and drinks. I do recommend that place!
  29. SK

    SallyK

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Both the food and the service were fantastic…thanks!
  30. o

    onpointm

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely as usual!
  31. CC

    ChsC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Slow service and noisy. Burrata appetizer was tasty, lamb main course was not cooked well. Touchless pay option was appreciated.
  32. MR

    MaryR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, wine, service and ambiance were excellent. The attention to detail was unbelievable. Will definitely be returning again soon!
  33. C

    Craig

    Washington DC

    913 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    913 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best! Fantastic staff and chef’s team! Food is fresh and excellent.
  34. JB

    JenniferB

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, atmosphere, and service! We enjoyed a late lunch here on a Saturday afternoon. It was very quiet; I can imagine there'd be a bit more buzz during dinnertime on the weekend and weeknights. Michele was our server—he was wonderful! Super accommodating and he let me practice my Italian and was very gracious and patient (and a good teacher, to boot!). Our drinks were tasty (Campari Spritz, Italian Derby). We ordered a couple of pasta dishes (fettuccine w/bolognese and pappardelle w/mushrooms), but then decided to share a piatto secondo because they looked so good! We shared the halibut, and I'm so glad we ordered it. All of the flavors were on point. We enjoyed gelati e sorbetti for dessert, as well as an amaro. This was our first time dining at Centrolina—and I see many more visits in the future! Definitely a place we'll bring friends and family to, to share wonderful food and experiences with. Grazie e ci vediamo!
  35. MS

    MargreteS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh and delicious food with outstanding service.
  36. BK

    BlairK

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    fantastic food and the service was impeccable. Great suggestions from the waiter on food and wine.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Wine and service. Highly recommended
  38. MC

    MegC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and ambiance of big cocktail party. Had a sweet pink Moscow mule and snacked on the candied ginger. Got the duck for dinner and had me rethinking my whole life. Would come every night if that were in the cards
  39. U

    Uffood

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Centrolina never disappoints us!
  40. A

    Ann123

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service excellent atmosphere.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Centrolina using the Order Online button. Centrolina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 898-2426.

Centrolina is rated 4.7 stars by 1990 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
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Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    at 10th st between H st. & I st. NW

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Market Hours Daily 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking for City Center is located at 9th & I streets and 9th and H Streets respectively. <br /><br />Public Parking is available on 11th Street between H&I streets. The elevator will take you directly to the restaurant on Palmer Alley.

  • Public transit

    Metro CenterVerizon Center

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Amy Brandwein

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 898-2426

  • Private party facilities

    We have 10 person private dining room; 30 person private dining room, as well as the ability to host up to 60 in our dining room space for a seated dinner and up to 150 guests for a cocktail or banquet reception.

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