benvenuto

Italian-inspired cuisine in the heart of Riverwest

food, wine

& cocktails

Our open kitchen meets you as you enter; dancing flames foreshadow the delectable meal that awaits. Hearty and cheesy, light and zesty, and every taste in between, our chefs will prepare the meal your are seeking. Our seasonal menu features Italian-inspired dishes including pasta, seafood, salad, flatbread, and dessert. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options abound. Our Italian wine list supports family vineyards, reflects the unique terroir of Italy, and provides perfect food pairings. Uniquely crafted or traditional, our cocktails will enchant and our rotating Wisconsin beer list will delight beer lovers.

PROTECT WOMEN’S RIGHTS!  All proceeds of tonight’s drink specials (New York Sour in pic and Loren) will go to Women’s Medical Fund.
PROTECT WOMEN’S RIGHTS!  All proceeds of tonight’s drink specials (New York Sour in pic and Loren) will go to Women’s Medical Fund.
PROTECT WOMEN’S RIGHTS! All proceeds of tonight’s drink specials (New York Sour in pic and Loren) will go to Women’s Medical Fund.
4 days ago
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We are featuring four (4!!!) shows at bar centro this week.  Come stop by:

Wednesday: Paul Silbergleit Trio 

Thursday: Jay Anderson ($10 cover)

Friday: Markowitz, Wilson and Deutsch Blues Trio ($10 cover)

Saturday: Caili O’Doherty Album Release

Come spend a fun/romantic night here at bar centro!
We are featuring four (4!!!) shows at bar centro this week.  Come stop by:

Wednesday: Paul Silbergleit Trio 

Thursday: Jay Anderson ($10 cover)

Friday: Markowitz, Wilson and Deutsch Blues Trio ($10 cover)

Saturday: Caili O’Doherty Album Release

Come spend a fun/romantic night here at bar centro!
We are featuring four (4!!!) shows at bar centro this week.  Come stop by:

Wednesday: Paul Silbergleit Trio 

Thursday: Jay Anderson ($10 cover)

Friday: Markowitz, Wilson and Deutsch Blues Trio ($10 cover)

Saturday: Caili O’Doherty Album Release

Come spend a fun/romantic night here at bar centro!
We are featuring four (4!!!) shows at bar centro this week.  Come stop by:

Wednesday: Paul Silbergleit Trio 

Thursday: Jay Anderson ($10 cover)

Friday: Markowitz, Wilson and Deutsch Blues Trio ($10 cover)

Saturday: Caili O’Doherty Album Release

Come spend a fun/romantic night here at bar centro!
We are featuring four (4!!!) shows at bar centro this week. Come stop by: Wednesday: Paul Silbergleit Trio Thursday: Jay Anderson ($10 cover) Friday: Markowitz, Wilson and Deutsch Blues Trio ($10 cover) Saturday: Caili O’Doherty Album Release Come spend a fun/romantic night here at bar centro!
1 week ago
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Patio SZN is back in business!! We are happy to announce that our lovely back patio is now OPEN for reservations.  Come spend a lovely evening in our backyard.  We’re even going to have free live music starting in July.  Can’t wait to see you all!
Patio SZN is back in business!! We are happy to announce that our lovely back patio is now OPEN for reservations. Come spend a lovely evening in our backyard. We’re even going to have free live music starting in July. Can’t wait to see you all!
1 week ago
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Just some of the Italian goodness you can find here at Centro!  We are so grateful for our talented crew that can offer such amazing eats!! Come stop by!!
Just some of the Italian goodness you can find here at Centro! We are so grateful for our talented crew that can offer such amazing eats!! Come stop by!!
2 weeks ago
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Yo! Check out this lemon peach tart Arlie made for a special!  Perfect with some gelato on a day like today.  Still might be a few late reservations available!  Also rumor has it we will be opening our patio this weekend 😀. Reservations will only be available to be made day of.  Celebrate summer with some pasta and the folks here at Centro!  We can’t wait to see you.
Yo! Check out this lemon peach tart Arlie made for a special! Perfect with some gelato on a day like today. Still might be a few late reservations available! Also rumor has it we will be opening our patio this weekend 😀. Reservations will only be available to be made day of. Celebrate summer with some pasta and the folks here at Centro! We can’t wait to see you.
2 weeks ago
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This Sunday!  Come check out some free live music in our backyard!  There will be beer, Italian wine and margaritas!  All for the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort.  Hope to see you there!
This Sunday! Come check out some free live music in our backyard! There will be beer, Italian wine and margaritas! All for the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort. Hope to see you there!
3 weeks ago
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Pastry Chef Arlie hitting us with that lemon tart goodness 😍😍come nab one I think we have a couple of late tables available yet tomorrow!
Pastry Chef Arlie hitting us with that lemon tart goodness 😍😍come nab one I think we have a couple of late tables available yet tomorrow!
4 weeks ago
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Have you tried our delicious polenta and short rib ragu dish?  It’s out of this world!! Come stop by and try this and other summer favorites this weekend or next week!  Also—patio szn is two weeks from today!! Get ready..
Have you tried our delicious polenta and short rib ragu dish? It’s out of this world!! Come stop by and try this and other summer favorites this weekend or next week! Also—patio szn is two weeks from today!! Get ready..
4 weeks ago
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Have you tried our new summer menu items yet?? This Halibut gnocchi dish has people raving!! We  have the freshest fish and scallops you can find and are proud to serve you amazing modern Italian cuisine!  Come check it out!
Have you tried our new summer menu items yet?? This Halibut gnocchi dish has people raving!! We have the freshest fish and scallops you can find and are proud to serve you amazing modern Italian cuisine! Come check it out!
1 month ago
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🎷🎷THIS FRIDAY🎷🎷
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We are thrilled to be hosting, along with Milwaukee Jazz Institute the Herbie Hancock Institute featuring internationally renowned jazz trumpeter Sean Jones and jazz n’ blues vocalist Lisa Henry accompanied by five of the most gifted high school jazz artists in the country!! This is a CAN’T MISS show for jazz lovers!  There will be two sets, one at 7:00 pm and one at 9:00.  Tickets and further information can be found @ milwaukeejazzinstitute.org
🎷🎷THIS FRIDAY🎷🎷 . . . We are thrilled to be hosting, along with Milwaukee Jazz Institute the Herbie Hancock Institute featuring internationally renowned jazz trumpeter Sean Jones and jazz n’ blues vocalist Lisa Henry accompanied by five of the most gifted high school jazz artists in the country!! This is a CAN’T MISS show for jazz lovers! There will be two sets, one at 7:00 pm and one at 9:00. Tickets and further information can be found @ milwaukeejazzinstitute.org
2 months ago
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