centro

/ˈsen(t)rō/ (noun)
a cozy Italian inspired restaurant established in 2009 in the heart of Riverwest


We’re very passionate about our food; our menu changes seasonally and features a wide range of Italian inspired dishes, including pasta, seafood, salads, and unique pizzas. We’re well known for our gluten free and vegan options, nearly every pasta dish and every pizza is available gluten free. Our food is super fresh and we use local ingredients whenever possible. We also offer a fantastic dessert menu for the cherry on top of your experience.



Our exclusively Italian wine list offers rich and varied selections from small producers and family vineyards. Our seasonally changing drink list includes creative Amari cocktails and a rotating selection of beers from Wisconsin micro-breweries.



Our bustling open kitchen, centered in the dining room provides an enticing glow. Our intimate and well-lit atmosphere is inviting and offers a comforting experience for all. Additionally, the bar, lounge, patio, and sidewalk each offer distinct dining experiences.



We will open a new space early in 2018. bar centro will feature a list of craft cocktails, exquisite wines and champagnes, and of course, some of Wisconsin’s best craft brews. Located right next to centro, we will be announcing an opening date soon!



We support the Riverwest community and, as such, we have been involved in the Riverwest Neighborhood Association, Riverwest Gardener’s Market, and Meta House. We’ve also consistently supported Meta House, WUWM, One Heartland, and United Way.