Join us at Cento Ristorante, Madison's newest Italian restaurant, where we combine Old World Italian traditions with modern techniques.
Our mission is to capture that Old World spirit and bring it to our guests at Cento in an eclectic yet contemporary setting. Recently named one of the Best Chefs in America, Chef Michael Pruett brings his farm-to-table philosophy to Cento, combining Old World Italian traditions with modern techniques. Join us for handmade pastas and slow-roasted meats and pizza from our wood-burning oven; our open-style kitchen lets you watch all the action as your meal is prepared.
Sommelier and Managing Partner Caitlin Suemnicht brings her extensive experience and wine expertise to Cento, where she has selected an Italian-focused wine list featuring over 150 bottles, with over 20 poured by the glass. Whether you are coming in for a glass of wine and a pizza, or our 7-course chef tasting menu, we promise to provide you with an exceptional dining experience.
Translating to “100” in Italian, the significance behind Cento's name (pronounced Chento), lies in our location – the bustling 100 block of downtown Madison, on the corner of Mifflin and Fairchild. Located directly across the street from the architecturally modern Overture Center for the Arts, and one block from the State Capitol, Cento is the perfect downtown destination for great food, wine and service in an elegant setting.
Inherent in our existing space are maple floors, plaster beam ceilings, interior brick walls, and stained glass dating back to the 1920?s, all enhanced with modern design details like steel bars, plush booth seating, sleek leather chairs and dramatic chandeliers. We hope to see you soon for lunch, dinner, or cocktails.
At Cento, we pride ourselves on hosting spectacular private events. Whether you would like to entertain a select small group, or host a large reception throughout the entire restaurant, Cento offers a number of options suitable for any occasion. We love to host birthday parties, cocktail parties, pre- and post-show dining groups, corporate lunches, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, showers and company events. We tailor each event to suit your needs, and a dedicated staff will ensure that every detail of your event is attended to.