Bar Cento

4.5
878 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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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 & Zagat. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Becca
Cleveland
50 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We sat on the street outside seating; noisy on a Sunday night; pretty slow service but those on duty were working hard. Pretty limited menu these days but enough variety to please most

Bar Cento
Responded on July 20, 2021

Thanks for stopping by and sharing the love, Becca. We really appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to Bar Cento again soon. Cheers!

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vipLaraB
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food (try the Big Board!), wonderful service & a beautiful old building that’s been renovated into a stylish yet casual place. Highly recommend.

Bar Cento
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thanks for stopping by and sharing the love, Lara. Your high praise and kind words mean a lot to our entire team at Bar Cento. We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers! :)

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vipJohnC
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very informative staff. We really enjoyed it. The pizza was great however the Gnocchi was out of this world. Drinks you have to try the smoked old fashined, not like the usual where the glass is smoking oh know it is another level and steeped. Just ask about it, it is great.

Bar Cento
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thanks so much for the high praise, John! Your kind words and 5-star review mean a lot to our entire team. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and the food - the Gnocchi is one of our house favorites! We look forward to welcoming you back to Bar Cento again soon. Cheers! :)

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cleprof
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our neighborhood favorite. Went with group of neighbors and so good to be back! Food was awesome as always. Love the lamb meatballs and pizzas, lamb entree was delightful. Cant beat the Belgian beer collection and our waiter Robin was funny, charming, and attentive. Nice to see the place packed again!

Bar Cento
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thanks for stopping by and sharing the love! Your 5-stars and kind words mean a lot to Robyn and the entire team at Bar Cento! We are so delighted to hear you enjoyed your food and drinks. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon - cheers! :)

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AliP
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks great food! Perfect for dinner! My sister and I had a good time.

Bar Cento
Responded on June 22, 2021

Thanks for stopping by and sharing love, Ali! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to Bar Cento! Your 5-star review and kind words mean a lot to our entire team. We look forward to welcoming you and your sister back again soon, cheers!

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Carl
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer! Great Food! Great Service!

Bar Cento
Responded on June 22, 2021

Thanks for sharing the love, Carl. Your high praise means a lot to our entire team at Bar Cento. Cheers to you!

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DeannaD
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The brunch menu did not have a lot of choices. But that was fine with us. I had the eggs Benedict and it was delightful. Coffee was good. Overall, a very nice experience.

Bar Cento
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thanks for stopping by and sharing love, Deanna! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Bar Cento on Sunday. Your 5-star review and kind words mean a lot to our entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon, cheers!

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ChelseyK
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the patio for a beautiful Friday happy hour! Lots of seating with the extended outdoor dining. The fried olives are *chefs kiss*.

Bar Cento
Responded on June 8, 2021

Thanks for sharing the love, Chelsey! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed happy hour with us. We look forward to welcoming you back for more good times soon, cheers!! :)

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Chrissy
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Food that we got was good. Beer was good. Service was good.
Ambience was poor. Extremely limited food selection.

Bar Cento
Responded on June 1, 2021

Hi Chrissy, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback. As we strive to for every guest to have a 5-star experience, we regret to hear you were dissatisfied with your recent visit. We would love an opportunity to make it up to you and welcome you back for a complimentary drink. We hope to win a 5-star next time you stop by and look forward to having you back again soon!

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ElaineB
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Bar Cento - so good to be back, eating inside next to the bar (our favorite tables). As always the food was outstanding - had the Ohio Pork Chop (seasonal offering) -- amazing and well worth the extra time for it to be prepared perfectly (server let us decide this beforehand). Anthony (server) was great - friendly and attentive but not hovering. And the beer options were great as usual as well. Anthony recommended and let us sample a few of the new Belgium beers on draught -- great tasting and added to our dining experience. Very nice evening with our son who was in from out of town. Always nice to impress our kids with places in our neighborhood!!

Bar Cento
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you for stopping by and sharing the love, Elaine! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your recent visit on Sunday. Your 5-stars and kind words mean SO MUCH to Anthony and our entire team at Bar Cento. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests back again soon. Cheers to more good times ahead! :)

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AllyB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

30th birthday dinner for my friend - we had a lovely time.

Bar Cento
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thanks for sharing the love, Ally! We appreciate your 5-stars. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit last Saturday and that your friend had a great birthday with us. Cheers to more good times ahead! :)

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TracyB
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Life Divine cocktail was delicious! Four of us shared a bunch of different plates, and everything was outstanding. The sunnyside pizza totally lives up to the hype, and the tuna and gnocchi were each amazing in their own right. Awesome experience all around!

Bar Cento
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thanks for stopping by and sharing the love, Tracy. Your high praise means so much to our entire team at Cento. Bar Manager Robyn will be thrilled to hear you enjoyed his signature Life Divine cocktail. We look forward to welcoming you back for more Sunnyside pizzas and drinks soon. Cheers to you! :)

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vipjenx
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, staff very friendly and accommodating but food took a exceedingly long time to come out. This was our experience before as well.

Bar Cento
Responded on May 19, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate your feedback. As we strive to wow every guest, we regret to hear your food took a long time to come out of the kitchen. We'd love an opportunity to make it up to you. We hope to welcome you back to Bar Cento soon, cheers! :)

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ILoveCleveland
Cleveland
29 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still a favorite after all these years! Sunny-side up pizza and Pom Frites with aioli are the perfect indulgence not to mention the amazing beer selection. Cleveland gem!

Bar Cento
Responded on May 17, 2021

Thanks so much for the 5-stars and high praise. Your kind words mean so much to our entire team at Bar Cento. Thanks for visiting us time and time again. Cheers to more good times ahead!! :)

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SuzanneO
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Never a disappointment! Great food and staff :)

Bar Cento
Responded on May 12, 2021

Thanks for sharing the love, Suzanne. Our team really appreciates your review. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Cheers!

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LARRYR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Limited menu during Sunday Brunch, would have liked more choices off of main menu.

Bar Cento
Responded on May 11, 2021

Thanks for stopping by and sharing the love. We really appreciate your feedback and are currently working on building back up our brunch menu after our recent reopening. We hope you can visit us at Bar Cento again soon, cheers! :)

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Sklee
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and really good food. The service was good and the staff was very pleasant

Bar Cento
Responded on May 11, 2021

Thanks, Sklee. Your review means a lot to our entire team. We are delighted to enjoyed your visit with us, cheers! :)

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vipNee10
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great unique pizzas! I was surprised they didn't have grilled chicken or steak for to add protein mto my salad but it didn't matter. Everything was quality and you can tell they specialize their menu for the night with fresh ingredients

Bar Cento
Responded on May 11, 2021

Many thanks for your 5-star review! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and the food. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bar Cento again soon. Cheers to more good times ahead!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience here, will be back. Phenomenal service.

Bar Cento
Responded on May 4, 2021

Many thanks for sharing the love! We really appreciate your 5-star review and are thrilled to hear we made your first visit one to remember. Hope you can visit again soon. Cheers to more good times ahead! :)

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Anonymous
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Food was overpriced and extremely small portions. Quality of food was below average. Drink prices too high. Nice atmosphere but need better quality food at more reasonable prices.

Bar Cento
Responded on April 28, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate your feedback. As we strive to WOW every guest, we regret to hear you thought our food was below average and over-priced. Our team takes a lot of pride in sourcing and creating our menu. We would love to invite you back for a complimentary beer and win a 5-star review next time you come by. Cheers!

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PaulA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere
Very good beer
Very good food
Excellent service

Bar Cento
Responded on April 14, 2021

Thanks sharing the love, Paul. We appreciate your review and are delighted to hear your enjoyed your visit. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Belgian beers, great pizzas. (Sunnyside and Wild Mushroom)

Bar Cento
Responded on April 10, 2021

Thanks sharing the love. We really appreciate the 5-stars and are delighted to hear your enjoyed your visit and the pizzas! Cheers to more good times ahead! :)

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KatieF
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was just okay. Usually, the pizza is incredible and the fries are to die for, but this visit was subpar. I ordered the specialty pizza with pear and prociutto and it was not good. My boyfriend's marinara with pepperoni was good though. We enjoyed the service and the space, just unimpressed with the food.

Bar Cento
Responded on March 31, 2021

Hi, Katie. Thank you for stopping by and sharing the love. We regret to hear we missed the mark on the pizzas. We'd love to invite you back for a pizza on the house and a 5-star experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon, cheers!

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vipShirleyV
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunnyside pizza is always a must. Atmosphere and staff, hands down amazing.

Bar Cento
Responded on March 16, 2021

Many thanks for the 5-stars, Shirley! We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit with us. Your high praise means a lot to our entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Bar Cento soon. Cheers to you! :)

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vipRobertP
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food , service and drinks were all very good! Great casual place!

Bar Cento
Responded on November 3, 2020

Many thanks for the 5-stars, Robert. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back to Bar Cento soon, cheers! :)

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Swifttrout
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved our waiter, he was outstanding and had a terrific girl he was trainjng.
The hostess tried to stick us next to the kitchen when we passed several booths that were available and we had a reservation, so that was disappointing. Then she wasnt sure that two of us could have a booth even though there was a booth with two nearby.
After we finally could sit down and order we had s delightful dinner and s bottle of wine that the waiter recommended that was excellent. I would retrain the hostess.

Bar Cento
Responded on October 28, 2020

Thank you for your review! We appreciate you stopping by and sharing the love. We regret to hear we missed the mark on where you were seated. We have shared your comments with out team and ensure we will be extra conscience about it in the future. As we work hard every day to make everyone happy and to improve in every way possible. We’d love to invite you back for a 5-star experience. All the best, cheers!

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vipdianep
Cleveland
61 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Always loved the atmosphere but seemed a little pricey this time

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CMarie
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner at the newly reopened Bar Cento. Has all the old favorites and some great new options. Front of house staff was wonderful and knowledgeable, kitchen turned out amazing food. Social distance guidelines and sanitation standards strictly adhered to. Robyn took care of us at the bar; great wine and cocktail service. Overall great experience that left us feeling happy as well as comfortable being in a restaurant.

Bar Cento
Responded on August 25, 2020

Many thanks for the 5-stars! We are delighted to hear you had a great visit and that our team made you feel comfortable. We will make sure to share your kind words with everyone. We hope to see you again soon, cheers!

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KelliG
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always amazing food. Wait staff is always a little strange...Food def makes up for it!

Bar Cento
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for your review Kelli. We appreciate your feedback and are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal.

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SuzanneC
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pizza in town! Great service, too. Always a favorite.

Bar Cento
Responded on August 11, 2020

Many thanks for the 5-stars, Suzanne! Until next time...cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice!

Bar Cento
Responded on March 9, 2020

Many thanks for the review! We appreciate your feedback and hope you can visit us again soon. Cheers!

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JulieJ
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Good service, great food and drinks!!

Bar Cento
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hi, Julie. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon. Until next time, cheers!

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BrittanyF
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it the waiter Justin was amazing loved it he was so nice as recommending

Bar Cento
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hi, Brittany. Thank you for leaving us a review. We appreciate it and are delighted to hear that Justin provided some amazing service. We will make sure to share your kind words with him, he deserves the shoutout. Hope you can visit us again soon, cheers!

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vipLuvtodine
Cleveland
32 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizza is always excellent, and the fries are outstanding. The kitchen and wait staff are always so friendly. Love Bar Cento!

Bar Cento
Responded on February 24, 2020

Many thanks for the 5-stars! We are delighted to hear your feedback and high-praise. We will make sure to share your comments with our team. Hope you can enjoy some pizza and fries with us again soon, cheers!

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MatthewD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waitress was so friendly and knowledgeable of the restaurant and it’s history, the room was stylish, and the food high quality. The drunk table to our left was a bit loud but other than that the service was the best I’ve seen in a while.

Bar Cento
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi, Matthew! Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit. We will make sure to share your feedback with our team and give them a high five for making your visit one to remember. Until next time...cheers!

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LynnetteB
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance. We will be back.

Bar Cento
Responded on February 24, 2020

Lynette, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback and the 5-stars! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope you are able to share more memorable meals with us soon. Until next time...

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MaryZ
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved the pickled board appetizer. Delicious wild mushroom pizza and faro salad. Great vibe

Bar Cento
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi, Mary. Thank you so much for leaving a review and sharing your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you loved the food. The pickled board is truly a hidden gem on the menu. We love it, too! We hope to see you again soon, cheers!

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vipCharlesZ
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good food and beer. Will definitely go back.

Bar Cento
Responded on February 10, 2020

Many thanks for the 5-stars! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Until next time, cheers!

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SarahMarkCap
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience4

It's a fun atmosphere, service was great. Pizza's don't look quite as appetizing as the online menu shows. For example, sunny side pizza. Overall, good service and atmosphere, ok food.

Bar Cento
Responded on February 10, 2020

Many thanks for the 5-stars. We appreciate your feedback and will make sure to pass along your comments to our team. We hope you can visit us again soon, cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always incredible and the meal was fantastic. Thanks for another terrific date.

Bar Cento
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed another visit to Bier Markt & Bar Cento. We will make sure to share your comments with our staff, they truly are rockstars. Until next time, cheers!

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Bar Cento is rated 4.5 stars by 878 OpenTable diners.

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