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Centra Hotel

9.1/10
262 reviews

Average price $55

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $55 Special request
Ricotta gnocchi con gorgonzola e noci (gorgonzola fondue with walnut)
$27
Pappardelle, lamb ragu, spicy pangrattato
$29
Pumpkin tortellini, brown butter sage, amaretti biscotti
$27
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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.1/10
based on 262 reviews
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Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :8.6/10
  1. Simeon W.
    Simeon W.
    • one review
    8/10

    Great service, good food, atmosphere is really nice. Sometimes the service was TOO good, in that it seemed a lot of our conversations were interrupted by the ever-present waitress. Apart from that, a great experience and I would definitely go again.

  2. David H.
    David H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great Italian food and amazing service

  3. Steve J.
    Steve J.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Gnocchi was awesome as was the ragu. Service excellent and would recommend this place to anyone. Great wine list and although COVIDSafe made the place seem empty we had a great night

  4. Larissa J.
    Larissa J.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Food incredible great wine lost, friendly staff Covid restrictions taken very seriously. Delicious fresh old style Italian food, Bellissimo

  5. Sophie T.
    Sophie T.
    • one review
    8/10

    We have been here before prior to COVID and loved it. It was still very good but due to social distancing, lacked a bit of atmosphere but that is understandable. The food was good and the staff and service very good. We will certainly go back again.

  6. Tracey p.
    Tracey p.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    The staff were wonderful, very welcoming and knowledgeable. Food was excellent, lovely and fresh and arrived quickly to the table. Delicious garlic foccacia

  7. Eileen S.
    Eileen S.
    • one review
    10/10

    We had a delicous meal for 5 in the private dining room. As a cafe owner, I appreciate how hard it is in hospitality these days and you guys did a wonderful job in spite of all the rules you have in place, we never felt it was anything other than our usual excellent Centra experience, and our waitress (did not catch her name but ginger hair) was exceptional, very well informed, and lovely! Thanks and hang in there! xxx

  8. Michelle W.
    Michelle W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Highly recommend. The menu isnt huge but that isn't important to us. Must try the pumpkin tortellini. Always try and get to Centra when in Geelong

  9. Marieke E.
    Marieke E.
    • one review
    10/10

    Love Centra, never been disappointed there. They do "COVID" restrictions well. Not quite the same as pre-covid but would highly recommend. We will be back

  10. Cheryl O.
    Cheryl O.
    • one review
    9/10

    The restaurant was wonderfully set out and the staff were excellent. They had the best organisation and cleaning standards I have seen so far and ensure that each table is served by the same staff member to ensure consistency in customer service. Food was delicious but portion sizes were a bit small compared to their price. It might also be best to get bottled drinks than mixed drinks because mojito did not taste as great as the food

  11. Lucy K.
    Lucy K.
    • one review
    10/10

    Really enjoyed being able to dine out again! Centra is a firm favourite and tonight was no exception. Staff all lovely and extremely welcoming and genuine. Food yummy. And I love how they don’t have a crappy kids menu of junk food but smaller portions of proper meals. Thank you!

  12. Jon H.
    Jon H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely loves the wine matching. Awesome prawn ravioli and the duck sals entree.

  13. Carole  .
    Carole .
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Great service ,friendly staff,food delicious .

  14. Mark W.
    Mark W.
    • one review
    10/10

    The Centra Hotel is a great place to eat and the food is fantastic. Took clients out to lunch and we all were impressed with the quality of the food and a size. Definitely will be back!

  15. GEORGE  B.
    GEORGE B.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Staff were great and food was good Only downside was that l wasn't asked how l liked my meat cooked other than that it was great will definitely go again and highly recomend

  16. John B.
    John B.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    What a great find. The staff were extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful. The food was about the best we've ever eaten in Geelong. We couldn't fault our time there.

  17. Narelle W.
    Narelle W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fully enjoyed our meals at Centra. Everything we ordered was spot on. Limited menu after the Christmas break but what was available was still wonderful. Reasonable prices. Staff were excellent also.

  18. Bernadette D.
    Bernadette D.
    • one review
    9/10

    Lovely Italian menu. Good variety. Larger sized meals. Pleasant service. Though it was a challenge as the evening went on to get service and dirty plates stayed for far too long. It was fairly busy

  19. Glenda L.
    Glenda L.
    • one review
    10/10

    The staff were very welcoming and catered to our needs. polite and excellent table service. Food fresh and delicious 10/10. The menu had a great variety to pick from. Being able to split the bill is a must anywhere people like to eat ????????.

  20. Hayley U.
    Hayley U.
    • 18 reviews
    8.5/10

    I enjoy the pizza and pasta here. Staff move promptly and manage big groups well. The atmosphere for a couple dinner missed the mark and felt more like a pub but overall i would recommend for the food.

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How to get to the restaurant

131 Yarra Street, 3220, Geelong (VIC), Australia

About the restaurant

Meet you at Centra

With a focus on architecture, food and drink - Centra Hotel seamlessly links all three delivering a harmonious dining experience that caters to all the senses. The venue, originally constructed in 1854, has been given a recent facelift by renowned architect Tarryn Joyce who has created a comfortable contemporary space, which still highlights elements of Centra’s history.

The menu is rustic and Italian, driven by local produce and a desire to deliver fresh, flavoursome, expressive and honest. The antipasti offering is perfect for an afterwork snack, while the primi, secondi and pizza listings are great for a hearty feast (the pappardelle lamb ragu is simply mouth-watering). The menu is beautifully complemented by the drinks list, which offers a large range of beers and ciders, plus some locally sourced wines and craft brews. Come with your mates and sit out in the leafy courtyard, bring the family for a big ol’ catch up or bring your partner for a casual date night - this place can cater for all.

Best dish: prosciutto & rucola pizza followed by tiramisu.

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