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“As Good as it Gets! ”
Review of Cafe Centro

Cafe Centro
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Ranked #87 of 769 Restaurants in West Palm Beach
Price range: US$21 - US$29
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Northwood Road
Description: Cafe Centro is a staple of Downtown Northwood. We are an upscale Italian restaurant that offers a line of Northern Italian gourmet food featuring innovative, premium pastas and a rich selection of seafood. With its inclusive list of wines, drinks, and signature dishes, there will always be something for everyone! The cuisine is high quality at a fair price and ranged from Free Range Chicken to fresh seafood and homemade pasta's and Gourmet Pizza. The Cafe Centro Piano Bar has entertainment seven nights a week during the High Season and the Piano player starts at Seven O'clock. Our Piano Room is warm and cozy but, elegant as well as charming. We also offer dining in our atmospheric main front room, and on our outdoor veranda along side of Bougainvilleas and lush greenery and beautiful Gardenia.
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Our neighbors, 6 of us, love to try new places. Cafe Centro is a jewel in a quaint West Palm Beach neighborhood serving great food, fantastic cocktails (the bartender makes AWESOME lemon drop martinis), and has terrific live entertainment! Everyone sang along, there was some dancing, and all thoroughly enjoyed the vibrant crowd. We enjoyed fried calamari, coconut shrimp, veal scallopini with fresh green beans and a side of homemade gnocchi. Yum! It was such fun to see everyone having a truly enjoyable evening. All ages. We ate outside, enjoyed a gorgeous West Palm sunset in amazing weather. Will definitely be back for more!

Thank 163tanyaq
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Had pizza then joined others in the bar area for piano music and great vocals on a Sunday night. Fun spot on Saturday in the piano bar. A must for visitors and locals alike.

Thank cucidatti
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I would rate the food and service just okay. Very nice atmosphere though. Just nothing special about the place.

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

We arrived at Cafe Centro at 7 pm, a group of 8 retirees. We were served two bottles of wine between 7 - 8:15 pm. During this time, we tried repeatedly to interest the wait-staff (waiters, managers, cash registrar, etc.) in helping us order food. We failed. Upon complaining to the owner, we were told that the wait-staff observed us talking among ourselves and did not wish to interfere??!! When we finally succeeded in ordering, the food was uniformly mediocre and half the dishes were cold. Perhaps the lesson is: if you wish to be served in a timely manner, please refrain from speaking with your friends and partners at the dinner table.

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2  Thank schiffej
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Spoiler Alert! This is one of the worst restaurants I ever have had the bad luck to
visit! Nothing works...bad bad flavorless food, inept poor service, and all in all a total
disaster. Eight of us had one of the very worst experiences EVER in this place.
It took them over 1 hour to even take our orders and then another hour to start "service"
Where to begin? Upon being seated, a flavorless bread(?) was dropped down in front of everyone. Butter? Nope.. Olive Oil? Of course not. The bread was the size of a small danish but completely devoid of any taste at all. The salads (when finally served) were mediocre to say the least. The staff had absolutely no idea what they were doing. I had no silverware and requested a service. I received one dinner fork and a knife. No salad fork. One person in our group requested a soft drink. Forty (40) minutes later it still had not been served! Refill water glasses? Of course not.
When our entree's were FINALLY served they came out of the kitchen one at a time.
No-one received the actual dinner ordered. We were told to "switch" plates.
My Bronzino fillet was dry, and tasteless. Unbelievable! The mashed potato's were of the instant type and had no taste at all. My stringbeans and a few pieces of carrots were so loaded with garlic that they were not able to be consumed. Frankly speaking,
nothing worked. If you are on a diet then this place clearly is the one to go to as all of the food served is basically uneatable! To conclude the evening, our server did not notice all of the credit cards used to pay the bill so he divided the bill up incorrectly and then had to void the erroneous charges. Not good! As for the "entertainment"...
what entertainment?? We were seated in another room which had the charm of
a schoolroom lunch room. So... if you really enjoy really poor food and bad bad service... rush to this place... You will not be disappointed! Otherwise... avoid !

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1  Thank alancccrx
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