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530 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101-1516
+1 610-841-4016
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“pappardelle” (11 reviews)
“braised duck” (4 reviews)
“focaccia” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
530 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101-1516
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This place is a downtown favorite. Great service, great food. Worth checking out! My colleagues had the pasta and I had pizza. The pizza was huge.. And great value for the price.

Thank Marci R
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Took the family out to Centros on Saturday 8/12 to celebrate a special occasion. Dinner started out great. The food and drinks were good. While we were finishing our dinner I noticed the table next to us was frustrated waiting a while for the waitress...More

Thank Jwbjwbjwb
Reviewed 22 July 2017

I was not sure if the salad would satisfy me for lunch. To my surprise, it did! Sufficient crab meat, and the dressing was just right. Everyone else in my group enjoyed their meals, and service was quick.

Thank MACHERI0611
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Really fun atmospheres, indoor and outdoor seating. The food was amazing as was the service. It was also easy to park as the parking garage is just a few steps away! I will definitely go back.

Thank Kati F
Reviewed 28 June 2017

My husband and I enjoyed coming here while living in Allentown, whether just for a drink or meal. Fantastic in house made limoncello, plus other unique flavours (grapefruit and cranberry were so good!), wide selection of other drinks and wines. Husband prefers beer and can...More

Thank Caitlyn H
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

As regulars we were disappointed. Chose it as a birthday dinner . Too many little things didn't work. God is in the details. I wish it well under new ownership as I love the place but I didn't feel special. Life's too short to have...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Was in town for a business meeting and found Centro. The owner stopped by and we asked what would be unique. The roasted chicken was excellent. Unusual blend of spices...yum. Friend had the crab pasta (ravioli). Damn that was very tasty too. We were presently...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The starters, pizza, and dessert were best. The pasta was too salty for our taste. You could make a meal out of the Fried Calamari and Arancini balls. We had to order a second order of Arancini, they were that good. The Funghi and Bianco...More

Thank TheaterParent
Reviewed 9 May 2017

How cheap can you be when you charge patrons for bread? The new owner also operates the famous BYOB (Bring Your Own Bread) in Easton called Sette Luna. There is no reason to charge extra for ordinary bread. Just bundle it into the price of...More

Thank TastyBake
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Although the menu at Centro is rather small compared to most restaurants the flavors are part ked into these small dishes. We shared an appetizer of calamari fries, they are cut thicker and unfortunately we're tough. We also had a pizza. The ingredients such as...More

Thank 5-2-go91
Jeff V, Manager at Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for the 4-star rating! We're happy you had such a lovely experience with us and enjoyed our dishes so much. That's what we like to see. It's great our team took such good care of you. We look forward to sharing...More

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Lynn S
11 November 2015|
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Response from DOMINARJVC | Property representative |
Yes, at the parking garage directly behind Centro. If you dine with us, we will validate parking for you. We hope to see you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 42
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101-1516
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: +1 610-841-4016
  • E-mail
CENTRO - An Italian eatery offers inspired cuisine uniquely prepared and presented in a casual and engaging atmosphere. The seasonal menu highlights small and share plates using local and sustainable foods to create rustic Italian fare. Specialties include the CENTRO meatballs, sage pappardelle with duck ragu, and stone-fired pizzas. Several dishes on the menu are Gluten Free! CENTRO also features a rotation of imported Italian craft beer, both on draft and in bottle, as well as cocktails created using fresh ingredients and putting spins on classic Italian aperitifs. To celebrate the grape, our sommelier has assembled an impressive list of 95 bottles and more than 25 wines by the glass available in 2 sizes, including a 9 oz meant for sharing. Our bar also stays open until 11pm.
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