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About Bar Cento

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.

1948 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Gastro Pub, Pizzeria

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

Cross Street:
Lorain Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(216) 274-1010

Website:
http://www.barcento.com/

Entertainment:
Bar Cento & Bier Markt play music from the huge collection of vinyl records and also feature the occasional live acoustic band.

Catering:
Call Bar Cento at 216-274-1010 for catering options.

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Adam Lambert

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Follow us on Twitter @barcento or on Facebook for all special events and dinners.

Bar Cento Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

4.0

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

69% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (9)
Fun (7)
Great Beer (7)
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Good for a Date (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Cozy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good for Groups (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined on November 12, 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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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 12, 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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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 12, 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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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on November 5, 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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 (Cleveland)·Dined 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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·Dined on October 29, 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.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, People Watching
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 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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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 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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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was some of the most flavorful food we have ever had! The service and atmosphere was awesome!

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We celebrated my mother's 84th birthday at Bar Cento last Saturday evening. The ambience and the décor was top notch. The wait service was friendly and accommodating. This set our expectations high for the food. Having looked over the menu prior to the visit, I chose the clam pasta dish. The pasta noodles were done well, but the lemon in the dish was over powering. I could not even taste the delicate clams. But, at least I had some. My brother who ordered the same dish, had to search for his. I tasted my mother's ravioli which was, honestly, crunchy. I understand about al dente, but this was under cooked. My husband had the lamb pappardelle which was cold upon delivery and taken back for a warmer version. The sauce was a lackluster tomato based one that disguised the flavor of the lamb. On the other hand, the small side salads were great- complete with heirloom tomatoes. I would recommend having a drink here because of the great décor, or choosing other dishes which might be better.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We very much liked this place; it's a nice space, has good casual food, and an outstanding beer selection thanks to it being adjacent to and related to Bier Markt. At the end of the day, the only question that matters is "would you go back?", and we definitely will.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our server (Beth) was excellent. She provided good recommendations and was very pleasant,

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Ok food for an expensive price and very small portions

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Bar Cento is still doing everything right. We love this place!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The food is always great and the service is friendly!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Fun, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Wanted to see the Ohio City area. Based on reviews, and menu this restaurant was one of the better establishments. Food was good and location excellent.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great beer is a given as they offer a number of their proprietary beers along with lots of other options. We had the French fries appetizer with several dipping sauces and it was delicious. Pizza was done perfectly with apple slices great cheese and pancetta. Had a side dish of kale to pretend we were eating healthy and it too was very tasty. In all a solid value and meal served very well.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

My husband and I discovered Bar Cento a few years ago and it has now become our "go to" restaurant when going to a ballgame or a show downtown. The beer menu is phenomonal, the pizza is the best in the city, and the menu has many offerings without being overwhelming. The service is always friendly and amazingly efficient!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Very fresh hand made pastas and pizzas were excellent. Beautiful space! Will be back!!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The service was great and the ambience was wonderful. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 18, 2017

This place was fantastic. All the food was fresh and homemade and the service was fantastic. Our server was so knowledgable and had great recommendations. The beer list was extensive and had great choices.

Most of our table got the pizza's and all of them were delicious, you can tell it was all homemade. I got the grilled romanesco as a side and it was the best vegetable dish I've ever had. I cannot wait to go back and try the pasta.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Organic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Bar cento is our go to pizza place.. we love the food and drinks here!! The music from the club downstairs was a little too loud but what can you do! Great late night dining..

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The pizza is excellent and the atmosphere is stellar! Service was fast and friendly. I highly recommend Bar Cento for any occasion!

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great Beer, People Watching, Hot Spot
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The food here is great, and service was excellent. However, we sat on the patio, and the restaurant allows its staff to smoke right next to the patio, which made the meal hard to get through. It wasn't just one person for a few minutes. It was a constant stream of employees taking smoke breaks right next to our table. I couldn't even eat my food because of the smell - I boxed it to go. If you're going to have outdoor seating, which is great, it really isn't appropriate to allow employees to use the same area to smoke.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great Beer
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Came to eat the best rated pizza in Ohio. We rate it a 3.5. no ice tea!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Great dinner prior to the CAVS game! We love their pizza, burgers and always good beer offerings. Great for the family - our teens love it here. Everyone full and happy.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Food was ok, but service was really bad. No excuses because it was not busy on Sunday evening.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I love Bar Cento but was really disappointed this time. Our server was just awful, disappearing for long periods of time, when we did ask for anything it would take him a very long time to bring it, or he would completely forget. Then, our salads came out with our entrées so we had so much food on the table at one time. My mussels were very fishy tasting and seemed like they had been sitting for some time, they were cold. Overall for the money we spent I was truly disappointed.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 14, 2017

A little disappointing. Service was not very good even though the restaurant was not busy. Pomme frites were very good and extra sauce came when we asked for it. Pizzas were yummy but not hot, just warm! But the worst thing was the creme brûlée that they apparently made with salt on top, not sugar! They did take it off our bill and brought us a fresh (and correctly made) dessert but it couldn't wipe out the bad taste in our mouths...

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Absolutely great experience. Went for Mother's Day brunch and had the most amazing time. My entire family was very impressed with how flavorful the food was! The service was great and this is a place we will return to!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Romantic, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 11, 2017

The pizza were great if you like thin crust with minimal sauce, like I do. Our waiter Dan was very nice and helpful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Pizza was excellent, service was timely and very good.

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