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.

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!
3 days 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
1 week ago
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New summer menu launches today!  Come try out some delightful new entrees or see some twists on old favorites!  Come check it out we have some really cool stuff for y’all!
New summer menu launches today!  Come try out some delightful new entrees or see some twists on old favorites!  Come check it out we have some really cool stuff for y’all!
New summer menu launches today!  Come try out some delightful new entrees or see some twists on old favorites!  Come check it out we have some really cool stuff for y’all!
New summer menu launches today!  Come try out some delightful new entrees or see some twists on old favorites!  Come check it out we have some really cool stuff for y’all!
New summer menu launches today! Come try out some delightful new entrees or see some twists on old favorites! Come check it out we have some really cool stuff for y’all!
1 month ago
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New menu launches TOMORROW!! We have extended our vegan menu including this vegan mac and cheese that is to die for!  Come give the new menu a try and get your reservations in for next week!
New menu launches TOMORROW!! We have extended our vegan menu including this vegan mac and cheese that is to die for! Come give the new menu a try and get your reservations in for next week!
1 month ago
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New Menu starts a week from today!! Featuring  fresh off the Hudson Canyon scallops with a sun-dried romesco risotto and fried fennel.  The perfect summer (if we ever get there) treat!!
New Menu starts a week from today!! Featuring fresh off the Hudson Canyon scallops with a sun-dried romesco risotto and fried fennel. The perfect summer (if we ever get there) treat!!
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Ayyeee we have three of the best up and coming jazz players in the city tomorrow night playing for FREE. What are you waiting for?? Stop by bar centro for cocktails and good vibezz <3
Ayyeee we have three of the best up and coming jazz players in the city tomorrow night playing for FREE. What are you waiting for?? Stop by bar centro for cocktails and good vibezz <3
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Our Saturday show still has a few tickets available!  Come see this amazing trio featuring Sinne Eeg’s first performance back in the states! We are very excited to host these folks!  Tickets at barcentro.ticketleap.com
Our Saturday show still has a few tickets available! Come see this amazing trio featuring Sinne Eeg’s first performance back in the states! We are very excited to host these folks! Tickets at barcentro.ticketleap.com
2 months ago
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We have two exciting ticketed events coming to Bar Centro this weekend!  Friday we are featuring the Anthony Deutsch and Kenny Reichert duo!  Two of Milwaukee’s most talented, you won’t wanna miss it.  Come grab a cocktail and some tunes at Bar Centro! Tickets sold here: barcentro.ticketleap.com
We have two exciting ticketed events coming to Bar Centro this weekend!  Friday we are featuring the Anthony Deutsch and Kenny Reichert duo!  Two of Milwaukee’s most talented, you won’t wanna miss it.  Come grab a cocktail and some tunes at Bar Centro! Tickets sold here: barcentro.ticketleap.com
We have two exciting ticketed events coming to Bar Centro this weekend! Friday we are featuring the Anthony Deutsch and Kenny Reichert duo! Two of Milwaukee’s most talented, you won’t wanna miss it. Come grab a cocktail and some tunes at Bar Centro! Tickets sold here: barcentro.ticketleap.com
2 months ago
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Even the classic bolognese is getting an update — grass fed beef in our delicious bolognese sauce with house made pasta!  So good on a rainy day like today!
Come warm up with us!
Even the classic bolognese is getting an update — grass fed beef in our delicious bolognese sauce with house made pasta! So good on a rainy day like today! Come warm up with us!
2 months ago
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For the first time we are featuring fresh fin fish here at Centro!! We are swimming in excitement about these salmon and halibut dishes!  We are committed to working with the freshest ingredients to give y’all an elevated modern Italian dining experience. Mark your calendars— new menu comes April 14th!
For the first time we are featuring fresh fin fish here at Centro!! We are swimming in excitement about these salmon and halibut dishes!  We are committed to working with the freshest ingredients to give y’all an elevated modern Italian dining experience. Mark your calendars— new menu comes April 14th!
For the first time we are featuring fresh fin fish here at Centro!! We are swimming in excitement about these salmon and halibut dishes! We are committed to working with the freshest ingredients to give y’all an elevated modern Italian dining experience. Mark your calendars— new menu comes April 14th!
2 months ago
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