• Centro

  • Italian $9.95-$21.95
  • 116 Montague St.
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights
  • Phone: 718-625-1010
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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
  • Hours

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

  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Bar Scene Lunch Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef Outdoor Dining

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations


  • Delivery Area

    Brooklyn Heights

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