Sunday, June 12, 2005


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

Score: 14/20


Anonymous said...

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.


Elliot said...

Hi Kerryn
Nearly 5 years since we wrote up Centro - before we were taking pictures! Sounds like it's still good.

Elliot and Sandra said...

An asinine comment by some one trying to promote their blog!