Suburb: 225 Clarendon St Sth Melbourne
Melway: 1C H12
Introduction: Long established and always popular basically Italian restaurant
Ambience: Very welcoming and congenial. Good creature comforts
Service: Friendly, efficient without being hurried
Food: A mixed bag of mostly Italian dishes - pastas rissottos veal. I tried the cassoulet which did not achieve the taste of those I have enjoyed at French restaurants. The calves liver with onions and a creamy mousse like mash was excellent as was the duck confit and there were no complaints about the "fruito misto' a variety of battered fried sea food with a small green salad.
The finest dish of all, however, was the chocolate souffle. Order it early if you need to leave early as it takes 20 minutes to prepare.
Wine: Plenty by the glass BYO too and there is an excellent cleanskin outlet next door (Corkage $5 per bottle)
Price: About $85 for two courses for two
Comments: Chef Pietro Caluzzi well deserves Centro's popularity
Sunday, June 12, 2005
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We are lucky to live near Centro.
Great service and a lovely ambience.
The Pasta Harold (think that's the name of it) is quite nice and named for a regular diner, adman Harold Mitchell apparently.
Good food...and yes their souffles are superb.
Have you tried the passionfruit one? I know they change them regularly.
Nearly 5 years since we wrote up Centro - before we were taking pictures! Sounds like it's still good.
An asinine comment by some one trying to promote their blog!
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