There are various panini and sandwiches available at Centro Restaurant and Lounge including the Prosciutto Panini, Pollo Panini, Veggie Panini, Lobster Roll, Centro Burger, and Crab cake. The Prosciutto Panini features imported prosciutto, arugula, balsamic glaze, arugula, fresh mozzarella, grilled focaccia, and oven-roasted tomatoes. The Pollo Panini features grilled chicken breasts, arugula pesto, goat cheese, grilled focaccia, applewood smoked bacon, and oven-roasted tomatoes. If you are looking for a vegetarian selection, then the Veggie Panini is for you. This vegetarian selection features roasted Italian eggplant, grilled red peppers, baby arugula, olive tapenade, balsamic glazed onions, fontina cheese, grilled focaccia, and grilled portobello mushrooms. The lobster roll keeps it simple with a chilled poached lobster and toasted brioche with lemon mayo. If you are craving a burger, you will find the Centro Burger quite rewarding. It comprises 8oz. Angus beef burger, toasted brioche on an arugula salad, and a pancetta fontina.
Centro Restaurant and Lounge have four pizza selections: Margherita, Fig and Prosciutto, Wild Mushroom & Goat Cheese, and Crispy eggplant. The Margherita and Crispy eggplants are vegetarian selections. The Margherita is made using fresh mozzarella, basil, and tomato sauce, while the Crispy Eggplant features Pomodoro, basil, and fresh mozzarella. The Fig and Prosciutto features arugula, roasted garlic puree, and balsamic glaze, while the Wild Mushroom & Goat Cheese comprises crispy pancetta, thyme, and truffle oil.
If you visit Centro Restaurant and Lounge and have time for only one dish, you have to try the pasta. This is one of the areas where it’s tough to rival Centro Restaurant and Lounge. One of the popular pasta selections is the Sweet Potato Gnocchi which features zucchini, carrot, spring onion ribbons, and summer squash with sun-dried tomato pesto tossing, and toasted pine nuts garnish. The Bucatini features grilled veal sausage link, Pomodoro with shaved Ricotta Salata, and fire-roasted peppers. The Shrimp & Cappellini features sauteed jumbo shrimp, lemon basil butter, sun-dried tomatoes, and asparagus.
The seafood is also worth a try. The seafood selection features pan-roasted salmon, cioppino, seared sea scallops, and grilled fresh swordfish. The majority of these seafoods are gluten-free, which is an advantage if you are looking for a gluten-free selection of seafoods.
All in all, the central Italian-style dishes at Centro Restaurant and Lounge served in a fantastic atmosphere will leave your palate delighted and craving for more. So if you are looking for a place for a dinner date, family dinner, corporate event, or other events in downtown Providence, look no further than Centro Restaurant and Lounge.