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Bar Cento

4.5
747 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
Bar Cento, located in historic Ohio City, offers a creative European-inspired menu that focuses on regional and sustainable ingredients sourced from local farms and purveyors. The cuisine is served with a rustic presentation inside the sophisticated yet comfortable dining room, accented with haute-bucolic décor and a sixteen seat bar built using wood from a reclaimed Amish barn. Our award winning seasonal menu is complimented by an extensive and carefully prepared wine list. Bar Cento, recently touted as having the best pizza in Ohio by Food Network, serves food till 2am every day of the year. Come check out one of the premier dining destinations in Cleveland.

Bar Cento complements the international flavor of McNulty's Bier Markt, a Belgian beer bar right next door on West 25th Street.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Gastro Pub, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm; Dinner: Everyday (7 days a week): 4:30pm - 2:00am; Happy Hour: Sunday-Friday 4:30-7:00 pm
Monday: Food & Drink Happy Hour specials all night long
Sunday: Happy Hour Drink Specials all night long
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Phone number
(216) 274-1010
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Adam Lambert
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Catering
Call Bar Cento at 216-274-1010 for catering options.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lorain Ave.
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Parking details
Visit www.BarCento.com for a map of their location and detailed parking information.
Free parking in the West Side Market Parking lot behind the buildings across the street with entrances from Lorain Avenue and Bridge Avenue. There is a pay lot around the corner on West 26th and Market Avenue.
Also, there is metered and free parking on West 25th Street.
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Public transit
Visit www.BarCento.com for a map of Bar Cento's location and detailed public transportation information.
We are across the street from the West 25th Rapid Transit stop.
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Entertainment
Bar Cento & Bier Markt play music from the huge collection of vinyl records and also feature the occasional live acoustic band.
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Special events & promotions
Follow us on Twitter @barcento or on Facebook for all special events and dinners.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 747 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

food is okay, service wasn’t the best. ambiance was amazing.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

So many restaurants in CLE but this is a nice gem!! I have a wheat allergy and it offers many selections that are tasty. They are sensitive to the diet restrictions as well as others.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We took out of town family members and they loved Bar Cento! The service was outstanding! Our waitress was knowledgeable and personable! Definitely recommend!

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Booked a table at Bar Centro. The place is split into a restaurant and a bar called Bier Market. Instead of putting us in restaurant they seat us in bar. Ordered a bottle of wine from the waiter and he asks “would you like the wine now?”! Wtf. What kind of question is that? Of course we want the bottle now. I think the dude was totally stoned. Not that there is anything wrong with that but if you are going to be high at work, you still have to do a good job. Anyway, should have left at that point. Ordered food that was just OK. Empty plates sat on our table for over 30 min after we were done. Wine was gone, water was gone, waiter nowhere to be seen. I finally went up to the bar to ask for a check and the waiter finally came back with bill. Bottom line, would not recommend ever

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This girl I’m going out with mentioned Bar Cento as a place she would be interested going on a date to, so I ended up making reservations online for Friday at 8PM. When I arrived the server had trouble finding my reservation and then promptly seated us next to the kitchen when there were plenty of other tables open that offered more privacy and a quieter setting. Pretty unprofessional and not what I expect from an establishment as expensive as bar cento.

The food was cooked phenomenally, but the presentation was awful. No plates and the food was served on some sort of wooden cutting board, making everything difficult to eat.

Drinks were alright, nothing special and two dollars overpriced when compared to similar venues on the same street.

Overall, had a decent experience but for the price I’d recommend elsewhere. From the staff, to the presentation and atmosphere, everything seemed rushed and amateurish.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was excellent, portions were perfect if you don't want to have leftovers. Not a lot if meatless choices though.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great place with good food and service. Lots of choice of beverages. Nice staff and great location in Ohio city.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The pizza is just THE BEST.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

From the time I walked through the door everyone was so attentive and friendly. I was seated and my party as well as they entered very professional staff. We had to wait for nothing .They were very kind prompt and we were pleased with everything.

Thank you bar Centro for making an evening a memorable evening with family & friends.

LUV

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The pizza tasted fantastic even though it was barely warm when it arrived. The service was horrendous-took forever for the server to visit, took 1.5 hours to receive the food and when it arrived it was not warm, they were out of the the first 5 Beers we tried to order and one of the appetizers we ordered arrived after we had already paid the bill, even though the server said he would check on it much earlier. It was disappointing overall.

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Please never go on a Saturday night to Bar Centro and sit across from where the food comes out. We ordered pizza and a side of Brussels sprouts. While we were waiting I watched the chef and his helpers and could not belief that they touch all the food, then their dirty rag, then their ear stretchers, over and over again. We sat 2 feet from the counter and they managed to deliver both of our dishes basically cold. We have had great meals there but last night was clearly a low point for this place.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Loved this place, and our waitress Mallory was the greatest!!!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The food is great. The Sunnyside pizza is a favorite! Crispy thin crust, provolone, pancetta, farm fresh eggs & course cracked black pepper. So, so good. This is a go to staple. You can always count on the food being delicious & the service being good. It honestly doesn't matter if I go in for happy hour, dinner with friends or grabbing a pizza late night on my way home. Well done as always Bar Cento.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Delicious food. Great atmosphere

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Love this place!!! The food is always fantastic!!! The service is even better!! It was loud because it was NYE and there was a big party behind us. Other than that, it was normal for a busy place like that. I had the pork and veal Bolognese and my boyfriend had the steak, both were excellent!!!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We had our New Year's Eve casual date night at Bar Cento. We got the lamb meatballs and the capicola pizza, both were delicious. The service was friendly, food came out quickly, and it wasn't overly noisy or too crowded to enjoy our dinner.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent as always! We have had dinner at Bar Cento several times, and we have never been disappointed. Salads and pizzas are creative and very tasty. The food is always interesting, never dull and boring. Wine list for by-the-glass ordering is excellent. Coffee is rich and very good. Service is consistently outstanding. Bar Cento seems to be open when other interesting places in the area are closed - much appreciated! We will be back, probably many times!

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Great pIzza

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Love the ambiance, dimly lit and beautifully decorated. Everyone liked their food!

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2.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Our service was dreadful. The host seated 3 tables of 4 people or more in front of us when we had reservations. He clearly forgot about us until I mentioned we had been waiting. Once served food, 2 of 4 guests got their main entre and had to ask the server 15 minutes later for the other 2 patrons food. Overall, I had to ask for service multiple times, between being seated and asking for dinner service and drinks. Pretty unacceptable experience overall. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

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3.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Normally very good but the service was exceptionally slow even though they weren't that busy, disappointed

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3.0Dined on November 21, 2017

A place that could be so much more. It's too bad the food is WAY too salty, because the menu is good, and the dishes are well composed. The music is much too loud and distracts from dinner conversation unless the diners are all loud people anyway. They have an awesome selection of Belgian beers on draft. Overall, it's a nice space in a fun area that's worth a try if you've not been; just consider yourself forewarned.

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3.0Dined on November 18, 2017

I had the Caesar salad with chicken.The dressing was a bit heavy and too peppery.My husband had the pasta bolognese and he liked the sauce but the pasta was over cooked.
He ordered the polenta as a side dish and that was excellent.

We shared a Tiramasu which was delicious.They didn't have cappuccino which was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Dinner was excellent and our waitress was top notch ! Very attentive and knowledgeable !

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2.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was not great and either was the service, although our server was friendly and tried to accommodate. Risotto was awful. Had to keep asking for water glasses and silverware because table wasn't set for our group.

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2.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Reservation still had a cold 20 min wait. Food 45 min wait. Both burgers rare and asked for Well done. 8 very small ravioli $21 came with a side of burnt leaves of Brussels sprouts. Told there was "kitchen" problems. Service was non existent. Noisy next - seated us next to a pool table. Thought we could have a nice dinner. Wrong. This place is for bar food and drinks.

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a reservation for 5 at 7:00. I was disappointed that not only was our table not ready but they didn't know when they would be able to seat us. When I said, "but we have a reservation", the hostess said "I know, other people do too."

We found a table in the bar and simply claimed it. Another hostess came over and said she didn't know when our table would be ready but if we were will to add a chair to the end we could have that table.

The food took a long time to come out but it was a busy Saturday night so that's understandable. The french fries came out ice cold (they were likely ready 15-20 min before delivered) and the burger I ordered Med Well came out completely red in the middle. I've been here a number of times and always enjoyed it but I will never come back on a weekend night. I don't think they're kitchen is prepared to handle busy nights.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Had a really great dinner and time, everyone in the party loved the food, and the ambiance was just perfect for our group.

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2.0Dined on November 4, 2017

This was my second trip to Bar Cento and so disappointing after a great first trip. We were a party of 8 and service overall was very poor. Drinks orders were very slow to be taken and to be served. Biggest issue was our food. Dinners came out two at a time and it took 10-15 minutes for everyone in the group to receive their entree. Everyone's food tasted good however several people commented that their food was luke warm, even the last two meals served. I love the ambience, taste of the food, and alcohol selection at Bar Cento but would greatly hesitate to take a group there again.

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3.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was very good. Server was inattentive, though. Wine glass was dirty (had lipstick on it). Drinks weren't refreshed.

Made reservations and it seemed as though they weren't prepared for us. We were sat by the door--zero ambiance. Thought it would be much more intimate.

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3.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was overpriced and not that spectacular. They were out of the chicken dish I wanted. I ordered pasta, which was extremely oily and the meat was nearly all fat.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

We went here for an anniversary dinner after a show. Great choice: we enjoyed the draft beer selection. My wife got the salmon, I got the bricked chicken. Wholesome and surprising flavors. The plank plates are cute, but I had to chase some loose risotto because of no edge to the platter. Altogether a great time.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Wonderful dinner
Excellent service
Server was well versed on entire menus
Looking forward to dining again.

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2.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Our drinks and appetizer arrived promptly, which we were pleased with! However, our entrees (burger and pizza) took 1.5 hours after ordering to arrive at our table. Our waitress repeatedly mentioned that there were many tickets ahead of us, although the restaurant itself did not seem extremely crowded for a Saturday night. Overall, our food came out over done after waiting for so long. The restaurant has high reviews but was not what we expected for the prices.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

We ordered four pizzas, the pomme frites, and the rainbow trout, along with drinks. Everything was great except the fish. My boyfriend's mother couldn't eat it, she thought it was that bad. However, we always go for the pizza and happy hour and have never had anything less than great. I guess that one dish just wasn't par for the course.

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Not much to look at upon entering & the host isn’t the brightest bulb but waiter was great. Don’t let the small brunch menu deter you. Food was amazing. We got pizza, the tiramisu waffle & a flight of beer. Yummm. You will not be disappointed.

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

I love their pizza!! Will deff go back!.... great selection of beers as well.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Get the Pomme Frites, they are phenomenal with the dipping sauce. The pizzas are also great

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3.0Dined on September 30, 2017

We were disappointed when we were charged $17.00 for a manhatten cocktail. Too expensive for a corner dive bar where every cushion on every bar stool is torn. We'll rethink going there next time. Too much competition that are newer and nicer and have water front view that don't charge that much for cocktails.

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Far from lively on a Friday night, but tasty food and good service.

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