Centro Cafe

21 Jan

It has been well over a year since I have been to Centro Cafe, and that is such a shame. I saw an article that called it “a Riverwest gem” and that is highly accurate. It is a tiny place, although a recent expansion of a bar area in the back makes it a little more spacious. You should expect to wait for a table. But no bother, just grab a spot at the bar, or head over to Stonefly Brewery until they give you a buzz on your cell phone.

You cannot beat the price especially when you factor in how good the food is. And how good the service is – they have THE nicest hosts and waiters! They have a fantastic selection on the menu and if you want to enhance your entree, you can add all sorts of things like vegetables, meats and seafood to your main dish. We had the trio of spreads as a starter, and while I was not a huge fan of the white bean dip, if you put some of the bruschetta topping on the goat cheese it is divine. The waitress told me the cheese tortellini with prosciutto and fontina in a white wine sauce was her favorite and I can see why. Yum. We also had their special which was braised short ribs over a mushroom risotto which was equally good. Save room for the tiramisu, it is superb.

Oh and they take credit cards now (not Amex), instead of cash only which was a pleasant surprise. I did not have to hit the ATM machine they used to have inside! This is one place, if you have not been, or, have not been in a while, you should put on your list to visit soon.

One Response to “Centro Cafe”

  1. Rebecca January 21, 2013 at 11:55 pm #

    WE love Centro Cafe. If there are only two of you and you love to cook, I recommend sitting at the Chef’s bar and watch them prepare everything. Rebecca

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