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Centro Vinoteca

74 Seventh Ave. South, New York, NY 10014 40.732088 -74.003727
nr. Barrow St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-367-7470 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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    Key to Prices and ratings

    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating:

    7 out of 10

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Official Website

centrovinoteca.com

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.; A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.

Prices

$31-$50

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Notable Wine List
  • Private Dining/Party Space

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

Houston St. to 14th St., Third Ave. to West Side Hwy.

Profile

This venue is closed.

The dominant stylistic motif at Centro Vinoteca is a sleek, fashion-conscious black-and-white. The brick walls (and the terrazzo) have all been washed a bright, Mediterranean white. The tabletops are black and so are the chairs, and the low ceilings are adorned, here and there, with the kind of moon-shaped mother-of-pearl mobiles you see in fashion shoots dating from the sixties. If you show up for your table at 8:30 on a Friday evening, you will find the diminutive rooms filled with a boisterous and largely female clientele. The menu is an almost textbook compilation of currently trendy Italian dining styles—small plates, or “piccolini”; an eclectic selection of wines from the “enoteca” wine bar; and rustic pastas salted with an assortment of fatty pork products. As is the fashion these days, the little piccolini dishes patter down on the table in endless waves. The antipasti are heftier and more carefully executed (try the good, rusticated pizza with layers of spicy sausage, stracchino cheese, and arugula). But the real reason for visiting Centro Vinoteca is the pastas. The ravioli (filled with ricotta and mascarpone) are a model of that temperamental genre, and so are the gnocchi, which are crisped around the edges, sunk in a richly chunky classic Bolognese, and dusted with frizzled onions.

Note

For peace and quiet, visit at lunchtime, when chef Burrell serves a good organic angus burger and paninis made with fresh meats and cheeses.


Ideal Meal

Eggplant fritters, grilled pizzetta, crispy gnocchi with Bolognese, lamb shank, tarallucci cookies.

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