Burbank’s new culinary jewel, Centanni Trattoria, hides in plain sight on North Victory Blvd.
From the moment you enter, the stage is set. It’s all about engaging the customer, with an effortless, delicious experience.
This reporter observed Alex’s, “you get what you give” philosophy. Greeting clients and vendors warmly, he welcomed them to their “home away from home.”
Who better to provide that fine service than partners Alex Paez and Helen Wassell-Paez, who met while acting in London’s West-end? Acting and restaurant work go together like doing what you love goes with paying your bills.
Loving to eat (who doesn’t?), these two partnered up to manage successful restaurants long before opening their own, Centanni, in Venice, California six years ago. A third partner is Master Chef Marin Santos, formerly of Valentino & Dolce. Chef Marin says little, but his cooking sings. As a client says, “Nobody can cook like Marin.” And what cooking!
Have you tried it?
Offering authentic, homemade, Italian recipes, specials featuring grass fed beef and a heady choice of wine and beer, served by an attentive staff in comfortable surroundings, Centanni is the place. Their ‘Half and Half” lunch special of salad and pasta for $10 is well worth the stop.
The Burbank location has been open for eight months, so you have no excuses—you owe yourself a meal at Centanni. Treat yourself to the best Italian food, anywhere.
Centanni is located at 117 N. Victory Blvd. in Burbank. Call (818) 561-4643 for reservations. Centanni in Venice is located at 1700 Lincoln Blvd. Call (310) 314-7275.
This piece originally ran in the Tolucan Times on November 13th, 2015.
Photo by Alex Paez.