Located next to the Telus Convention center and across from the Jack Singer, this restaurant is perfect for pre symphony or post symphony food. Competing across the street is Teatro. I haven't read many positive reviews for Centini, so I didn't go in with high expectations. To my surprise this place is fantastic! When you walk in the kitchen is open concept with bar seating as well as table seating. The decor is modern and homey. The staff are very friendly and attentive. Like most Italian restaurants they serve bread with EVOO and balsamic vinegar. The bread basket has a nice assortment including Parmesan bread sticks, foccacia, white and whole wheat.
I only went with a main course because there wasn't too much time before Big band night at the CPO. It was a great choice because it was really filling.
Duck Agnolotti with amaretti, sage and parmigiano reggiano. (Agnolotti is similar to ravioli.)
My friend went with the mussels in fennel broth and Gnocchi. The mussels were quite large compared to other places serving mussels.
This is the only reason why I took half a Bea away, I am not an olive fan. The rest of it was great, and I'm sure for those who do like olives, you'd probably be in heaven with this dish.