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Centro Bar & Kitchen

236 California Ave. (Liberty St.) Send to Phone
775-737-9062
Soul food served fancy with a side of Mediterranean flair.

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Lunch & Dinner daily
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Centro Bar & Kitchen Restaurant Review

: A retro letter "C" marks this Midtown restaurant along the tree-lined streets of California Avenue. A brick interior gives a steampunk vibe and low lamplight sets the mood for happy hour cocktails (try the Dark Pineapple Stormy; cinnamon-ginger pisco sour; or the Beeten Pig, jalapeño-infused whiskey, beet syrup, lime juice and orange bitters). Owner Alberto Gazzola's (La Vecchia) focus is soul food served fancy: small, shareable plates of adventurous, Southern-inflected dishes such as a shrimp po' boy with sriracha aïoli and citrus slaw, or maple waffle topped with fried quail egg. We recommend the house hummus or pickled egg starter to share over drinks, the latter's citrus marmalade and maple-sage glaze adding a sweet tang. For entrées, try the pork belly, as soft as it is juicy; the purple sweet potato mash served on the side is the right amount of sweet, and very hearty in just a few bites. For a lighter option, go for the red quinoa falafel; it comes with house-made mint yogurt. For more Southern comfort, Centro offers waffle bread pudding for dessert; also, no one can leave without sampling a croissant donut gelato sandwich, especially when they're just $2 each.



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