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530 Hamilton Street   //   Allentown
610.841.4016   //   http://centroallentown.com
  • Italian
  • Gluten Free
  • Kid's Menu
  • Vegan Options
  • Outdoor Seating Area
  • BYOB
  • Full Bar
  • Private Party Room

Offering up Northern Italian-inspired cuisine, Centro is equal parts chic and chill, making this downtown spot perfect for spirited gatherings and stylish nights out.

What’s the food philosophy? With a small-plate approach and diverse offerings that encourage shareable feasting ranging from the crowd-pleasing Funghi pizza to the inventive Polenta Board and Lamb Bolognese Ricotta Gnocchi, why pledge your evening to one dish when you can flirt with the flavors of four?

What’s there that I can’t get anywhere else? The chef chops fresh sage and mixes it into the pasta dough to create Centro’s signature Sage Pappardelle, a one-of-a-kind entrée comprised of tender braised and shredded duck, pancetta, and parmesan cheese.

What if I want to treat myself? Rustic, fun, and worthy of the pre-meal smartphone snap, the Whole Roasted Branzino is a must-try for fish lovers. It’s an impressive plate of delicate white fish served whole—as its name suggests—after being opened, cleaned, and stuffed with peppadew peppers and
haricot verts.

What’s Centro’s best-kept secret? The uninitiated might assume that Centro boasts a prohibitive wine list, but the opposite couldn’t be more true—you’ll find a curated selection of exclusive yet approachable finds at affordable prices. Meanwhile, Centro’s bar program aims high with a never-ending stream of tasty experiments growing behind the counter—from fresh infusions to bitters and juices, every component of each cocktail has been carefully selected and handcrafted.

As seen in the Summer/Fall 2016 Issue // Also seen in Winter/Spring 2017

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