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Centro

116 Montague St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 40.694861 -73.994694
between Henry and Hicks Sts.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-625-1010 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$

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Jonathan Bourland

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Official Website

centrony.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, noon-10pm; Fri-Sat, noon-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3, 4, 5 at Borough Hall

Prices

$9.95-$21.95

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Outdoor Dining

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

Brooklyn Heights

Profile

This venue is closed.

Nouveau and traditional Italian cooking collide at this slightly chilly spot, making for a tough balance, but some interesting results. The neon-lit décor—walls alternating wide planes of contrasting colors with exposed brick spray-painted silver—are of a piece with the culinary technique, which is a little more concerned with unique ingredients and combinations than the ultimate effect. The Bresaola’s fine air-cured beef is nearly defeated by a pungent tapanade, and flavorful grilled shrimp has to contend with both a spicy rub and a piquant salsa accompaniment, which makes for a lot of heat on one plate. More conventional dishes like fried calamari, coated in panko breadcrumbs, are simple and nicely done, but chicken parmesan, the ultimate Italian-American standby, has an unusually stark presentation. Fortunately the location makes up for some of the meal’s shortcomings—at dinner’s end, you’re steps from the Brooklyn Heights promenade. —Jonathan Dixon

Recommended Dishes

Panko fried calamari, $8.95; grilled shrimp, $19.95

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