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.

Yo! We are featuring two of Milwaukee's premier jazz artists this weekend! For FREE! Friday Paul Silbergleit -- Milwaukee's premier classical jazz guitar player will be around and then Saturday we have the lovely Robin Pluer on grand piano and vocals. Looking for some great music in a beautiful setting consider stopping by bar centro this weekend! Music goes from 8:00 - 10:30 and there is NO cover charge! We hope to see you there!
Yo! We are featuring two of Milwaukee's premier jazz artists this weekend! For FREE! Friday Paul Silbergleit -- Milwaukee's premier classical jazz guitar player will be around and then Saturday we have the lovely Robin Pluer on grand piano and vocals. Looking for some great music in a beautiful setting consider stopping by bar centro this weekend! Music goes from 8:00 - 10:30 and there is NO cover charge! We hope to see you there!
Yo! We are featuring two of Milwaukee's premier jazz artists this weekend! For FREE! Friday Paul Silbergleit -- Milwaukee's premier classical jazz guitar player will be around and then Saturday we have the lovely Robin Pluer on grand piano and vocals. Looking for some great music in a beautiful setting consider stopping by bar centro this weekend! Music goes from 8:00 - 10:30 and there is NO cover charge! We hope to see you there!
1 day ago
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AHHHHHHHHH!!!!! We are gushing over these 😏😍beets!!!!!! As promised more beet deets:

Red beets are more earthy treats to keep a strong heartbeat like an athlete.

Gold beets are sweeter eats that make your mouth feel neat and nothing can compete~~! 💜💛💜💛💜💛💜

Stay tuned for more beet deetz!

(thank you so much for your continued support.  reservations still available for the weekend)
AHHHHHHHHH!!!!! We are gushing over these 😏😍beets!!!!!! As promised more beet deets: Red beets are more earthy treats to keep a strong heartbeat like an athlete. Gold beets are sweeter eats that make your mouth feel neat and nothing can compete~~! 💜💛💜💛💜💛💜 Stay tuned for more beet deetz! (thank you so much for your continued support. reservations still available for the weekend)
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We have live music 8:00 - 10:30 both nights this weekend!  Make sure to come by tomorrow to catch the amazing jazz duo of Tony Barba on sax and Anthony Deutsch on piano !  No cover charge either night!  I think there’s still a few reservations left tomorrow so if you’re looking for something fun come grab some pasta and head to the bar for some incredible live jazz!
We have live music 8:00 - 10:30 both nights this weekend! Make sure to come by tomorrow to catch the amazing jazz duo of Tony Barba on sax and Anthony Deutsch on piano ! No cover charge either night! I think there’s still a few reservations left tomorrow so if you’re looking for something fun come grab some pasta and head to the bar for some incredible live jazz!
1 week ago
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We are open and featuring a pork tenderloin special with blackberry chutney, root veggies, and polenta!  Chef Peter went all out this thing is GOOD!  Limited seating still available this weekend!  Don’t forget to visit bar centro after your meal for some free live jazz music from Penny and the Jazz Guys.  They’ll be playing until 10:30 tonight!
We are open and featuring a pork tenderloin special with blackberry chutney, root veggies, and polenta! Chef Peter went all out this thing is GOOD! Limited seating still available this weekend! Don’t forget to visit bar centro after your meal for some free live jazz music from Penny and the Jazz Guys. They’ll be playing until 10:30 tonight!
2 weeks ago
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Did you know we offer our full menu for take-out?? It may not be as pretty as the real thing but it tastes just as good!  We know things are kind of crazy right now and the weather isn’t the greatest but come warm your body and soul with some freshly cooked pasta!  Visit our website to order and THANK YOU all for your continued support!
Did you know we offer our full menu for take-out?? It may not be as pretty as the real thing but it tastes just as good! We know things are kind of crazy right now and the weather isn’t the greatest but come warm your body and soul with some freshly cooked pasta! Visit our website to order and THANK YOU all for your continued support!
3 weeks ago
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We had a blast hosting this surprise 60th birthday party!  If you want to celebrate you or your loved ones’ special day in style think about booking at Bar Centro!  This beautiful space is open for rent most days! Visit our website at centrocaferiverwesf.com for more details or shoot us a DM!  Make your next holiday party/ birthday party an unforgettable one!
We had a blast hosting this surprise 60th birthday party!  If you want to celebrate you or your loved ones’ special day in style think about booking at Bar Centro!  This beautiful space is open for rent most days! Visit our website at centrocaferiverwesf.com for more details or shoot us a DM!  Make your next holiday party/ birthday party an unforgettable one!
We had a blast hosting this surprise 60th birthday party! If you want to celebrate you or your loved ones’ special day in style think about booking at Bar Centro! This beautiful space is open for rent most days! Visit our website at centrocaferiverwesf.com for more details or shoot us a DM! Make your next holiday party/ birthday party an unforgettable one!
2 months ago
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🍝🍝There is NO combo sweeter than warm pasta on a cold breezy night.🍝🍝

So come grab some scampi and invite your grandpapi for a wonderful family night dinner here at Centro.  It’ll be the best decision you make all week.  Reservations taken online or over the phone.
🍝🍝There is NO combo sweeter than warm pasta on a cold breezy night.🍝🍝 So come grab some scampi and invite your grandpapi for a wonderful family night dinner here at Centro. It’ll be the best decision you make all week. Reservations taken online or over the phone.
2 months ago
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Come warm up your evening with some delicious pasta here at Centro!  This Ragu opened up my world view, so if passing through make sure to cut into this delicious polenta treat!

(Still a few reservations available for the weekend.  Come say hi!!)
Come warm up your evening with some delicious pasta here at Centro! This Ragu opened up my world view, so if passing through make sure to cut into this delicious polenta treat! (Still a few reservations available for the weekend. Come say hi!!)
2 months ago
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This weekend we are featuring one of Milwaukee’s greatest jazz musicians— Paul Silbergleit!! Paul brings soul and sophistication with the art of jazz guitar and we could not be happier to have him.  Check him out FREE this Friday and Saturday at bar centro, 8:00 - 11:00pm!!
This weekend we are featuring one of Milwaukee’s greatest jazz musicians— Paul Silbergleit!! Paul brings soul and sophistication with the art of jazz guitar and we could not be happier to have him. Check him out FREE this Friday and Saturday at bar centro, 8:00 - 11:00pm!!
2 months ago
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We're jumping from turkey right into this Roasted red pepper risotto accompanied by grilled Salmon and asparagus drizzled in a honey Bourbon glaze 😋
#thedayafterturkey get it!
We're jumping from turkey right into this Roasted red pepper risotto accompanied by grilled Salmon and asparagus drizzled in a honey Bourbon glaze 😋
#thedayafterturkey get it!
We're jumping from turkey right into this Roasted red pepper risotto accompanied by grilled Salmon and asparagus drizzled in a honey Bourbon glaze 😋
#thedayafterturkey get it!
We're jumping from turkey right into this Roasted red pepper risotto accompanied by grilled Salmon and asparagus drizzled in a honey Bourbon glaze 😋 #thedayafterturkey get it!
2 months ago
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