Centro Cafe

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 17 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Kitchen Space + 7 more
100% of 14 votes say it's Celiac friendly

808 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212 Directions

(414) 455-3751
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    This place was amazing. There were so many gluten free options, and the kitchen was very knowledgable. All pasta ingredients are gluten free, so any dish is available gf as long as made with gluten free pasta. Appetizers, pizza, and desserts available as well.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Incredible food, incredible service. I have celiacs, and the gluten free food was simply delightful. Waitress was incredibly attentive and offered recommendations, made sure we were comfortable. When I left, I forgot my favorite scarf in the restaurant, and a waiter ran out into the 3 degree cold to give it to me! Will return again for sure

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This was one of the best meals I've had since my diagnosis. Or ever, really. I ordered one of the pizzas (all gluten-free), and the warmth of the waitress combined with the ambiance with this place and then the quality of the pizza (sooo delicious) made this an incredible experience. Their restaurant is largely gluten-free, and they were very familiar with celiac, so I felt amazingly safe here. I hope to come back to Milwaukee and eat here again :)

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Very tasty!! Great options for gluten free, but my family members who do not need to be gluten free enjoyed their non gluten free meal as well!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Fair majority of the whole menu is gluten free including all pizzas. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Only down side is they don't take reservations and have short funny hours. Because of this they get busy quickly so it can be a bit slow.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Cannot say enough good things about this place. It is a little slice of heaven in Riverwest. The decor is amazing and the gluten free foods are even better. Gf pasta (They use RPs fresh gluten free pasta out of Madison, WI), Gf garlic bread, gf pizza, risotto, the list goes on.... It is such a treat to eat here!! I have to disagree with a previous poster's one star review for lack of reservations. They don't take reservations, except for maybe Mother's day? Centro is a small and POPULAR place, with no great space to wait. So, when there is a wait for a table, they suggest a couple local watering holes (Foundation and Company Brewing are each a block away) for your group to grab a drink and then they call when you're ready. This model is great because it supports local businesses and gives you something to do while you wait. It also keeps everyone from standing out in the cold! Often times our table has been ready quite a bit earlier than expected (I would way have a restaurant over estimate than underestimate) so sometimes you have to scramble back before you thought you would. So...of course it is going to take a few minutes for those people to come back for a table, but in my experience, the food is worth the wait. Go hang out at one of those places and then go enjoy your amazing gluten free meal at Centro. If you can't stand waiting, then I've usually had great luck going right at 5/5:30 on weeknights and have had no wait.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    Really good selection of both gluten-free AND vegetarian/vegan options -- a rare combination. It's a little fancy; and the pizza, while it is GF, isn't that good.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Great little find. Great food lots of options on the menu. Pasta, garlic bread and pizzas, you can't go wrong! They even had gf beer options.

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    1 rating
    3 years ago

    Very very disappointed-false advertising. This restaurant states online that they do not take reservations and that they are first come first serve only, we went there and we're told that it would be a 1.5 hour wait and they had empty tables and were waiting for people who came in, put their name on a list and we're given time to come back when a table opened-sounds like a reservation to me. We were there, tables were empty and they would not seat us-lost revenue and very poor business model.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Usually I am jealous of others non GF food...not here!! Amazing food and GF garlic bread! Score!!!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Best gluten free meal on Milwaukee. Homemade GF garlic bread- what a treat! Great service, too.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    All of their pizzas are gluten free, the pepperoni was very good. They have New Grist and cider (the only cider option is a 750ml bottle).

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    One of the best meals I have had in a long, long time! Our server was incredibly helpful - she knew how everything was made. I can't have dairy or gluten and she adjusted the house special to accommodate my dietary needs. I had the first "caesar" salad (completely dairy-free) I've had in over seven years and it was delicious. I only wish I lived here so I could come back every week!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Great menu for celiac...the owner is celiac and almost everything on the menu is gluten free!

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Excellent selection of gf pasta and apps. Nice atmosphere.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
5 pm - 9 pm
Tuesday
5 pm - 9 pm
Wednesday
5 pm - 9 pm
Thursday
5 pm - 9 pm
Friday
5 pm - 10 pm
Saturday
5 pm - 10 pm
Sunday
Closed
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