centro cafe / bar centro

Elegant Italian-inspired restaurant with thoughtful Italian wine list, and Amari based craft cocktails. A jewel box of a jazz club next door.

804-808 E. Center Street
Milwaukee, WI • 53212
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Hours of Operation

Mon.-Thu. 5-9 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 5-10 p.m.

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centro is an elegant, Italian-inspired full-service restaurant offering excellent cuisine, a thoughtful, small vineyard, Italian wine list and Amari-based, craft cocktails. The ambience is warm and welcoming at this neighborhood eatery with old world charm. Multiple dining experiences are offered seasonally, from a three-season deck to a beautiful garden terrace and a neighborly front sidewalk. 

bar centro is a jewel box of a jazz club right next door to centro. Local, regional, even internationally known acts have graced our stage. It's a small and intimate space with big sound for the groove, the vibe, and the hang.

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Things You'll Find:

  1. Gnudi; our delicious house-made pasta, you must try it!
  2. Discover our garden terrace; the perfect spot for a leisurely summer dinner.

Onsite Amenities
& Features

  • Dinner
  • Private Dining Area
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Closed Sunday
  • Group Seating
  • Outdoor Patio or Rooftop
  • Family Friendly


  • Seating Capacity: 60
  • Miles to Airport: 10.00
  • Miles to the Convention Center: 2.60
  • Price Range: $$



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