Bar Centrale

4.5
93 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Our wine bar is a great meeting place for casual dining, wine tastings, aperitivi or breakfast.

If you’re in the mood to explore some indigenous Italian wines while you share some food with friends, you’ve come to the right spot. Centrale has an extensive Italian wine list and we would be happy to help you find something to complement your meal.

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NaomiB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Noisy..
presentation eg., salads variable
tables small for leisurely supper

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SueAnnaL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There was some confusion (on my part) with the reservation, but we enjoyed it.
I wanted more of an intimate setting, so we waited for a table upstairs. The atmosphere at Bar Centrale was lovely, and the staff accommodating. Next time, I will be sure to pay attention when I click on the options at Terroni Price, to avoid future mix-ups and long wait times, especially on a busy Saturday night. Will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Les plats ne sont pas dignes de l’Italie (pizzas avec bases surgelées) et les vins sont extrêmement chers.

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vipEatTO2014
London
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, creative fresh food and excellent service. Terrific neighbourhood restaurant.

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ShelleyD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for lunch that I forget about - will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Generally had good experiences but this time we did not like our meal.

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vipLynnB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! More selection in wines by the glass would make it better.

Bar Centrale
Responded on February 20, 2020

Hi Lynn, thank you for your 5-star review! Our by the glass menu changes regularly giving our guests an opportunity to try various Italian wines. We hope to have you return in the near future! Have a nice day :)

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Shelly
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience, always treated like family here. Can't wait to return!

Bar Centrale
Responded on February 5, 2020

Hi Shelly, thank you for your support. We look forward to your return :)

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vipMikeF
Toronto
49 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice place on the bottom floor of Terroni restaurant. Chick pea fries are the best. At bit cramped when it gets crowded, and some of booths are pretty tight for four people. But overall a great place that we frquent often

Bar Centrale
Responded on February 5, 2020

Hi MikeF, thank you for your patronage. We value your feedback and look forward to your return!

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vipisabellef
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A nice place to meet friends for a meal. Comfort food and reasonable service

Bar Centrale
Responded on February 5, 2020

Hi Isabellef, thank you for your positive review. We hope to have you return to enjoy all the wonderful dishes Bar Centrale has to offer. Next time try the Cacio e Pepe, its a real crowd pleaser!

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GaryT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

Bar Centrale
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you for the 5-star review! We hope to see you back at Bar Centrale soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always goid

Bar Centrale
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you! We hope to see you back at Bar Centrale soon :)

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alex
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Always enjoy Bar Centrale but felt service staff were way too aggressive letting us know our table was booked for next party, snatching everything they could off table before we were finished and no sign of next sitting when we left. Was kind of a downer.

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GaryT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, wine and ambience.

Bar Centrale
Responded on December 19, 2019

Thank you so much for ur kind words and 5-star review. We hope to see you back at Bar Centrale soon! Happy holidays :)

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vipRonS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and friendly staff with food to die for. Cooked to perfection

Bar Centrale
Responded on December 11, 2019

Hi RonS, thank you for the 5-star review and the kind words! We will share these comments with our team at Bar Centrale :)

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vipwannaeatwell
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food and service exceed the very casual, bustling, neighbourhood nature of this spot. The Italian-rooted dishes are authentic, well-prepared and nicely presented. Our server was attentive and efficient, with a refreshingly genuine demeanor. As Bar Centrale is part of the Terroni chain, we thought it would just be a fairly decent place to have a post-movie light meal; however, we were pleasantly surprised that it surpassed those expectations.

Bar Centrale
Responded on November 29, 2019

Hi wannaeatwell, thank you for your positive words on Bar Centrale! We look forward to having you return soon!

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vipMikeF
Toronto
49 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, great food and service. Tends to be a bit loud. Warm atmosphere for winter evenings

Bar Centrale
Responded on November 29, 2019

Hi MikeF, thank you for the 5-star review and kind words on food and service! We hope to see you back soon :)

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Realtor
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place to meet with friends. Food was spectacular and our server’s were brilliant, they remembered everything and forgot nothing.
#NoDietCke

Bar Centrale
Responded on November 6, 2019

Hi Realtor, thank you for your wonderful review! Will be sharing your comments with our team at Bar Centrale :)

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vipMikeF
Toronto
49 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great place with great food and service, but crowded and tables are small. They tried to sit 3 of us around a table for two -it wouldn't have been a good experience... there were no other tables available so we left

Bar Centrale
Responded on October 30, 2019

Hi MikeF, thank you for your review. We apologize that a table of 3 wasn't available on the busy Saturday that you visited. We understand the option of a table for two would not have been adequate for your party of three. We hope you consider returning in the future at a time or date that we can accommodate you best to enjoy the food and service Bar Centrale has to offer.

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bigeater
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Neighbourhood feel. Happening vibe but loud. Tables are v. close to one and other. Food is good but the variety isn't large. Friendly service. Fair value

Bar Centrale
Responded on October 23, 2019

Hi bigeater, thank you for your review. Bar Centrale is Terroni's "wine bar" that has a condensed menu to compliment the exclusive wines it offers. The Terroni menu upstairs is separate! We look forward to your return!

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vipPeterB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went there for a dinner meeting; vibrant but not overly noisy. Food and service were both good. I'd be happy to go again

Bar Centrale
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you PeterB for this wonderful review. We look forward to having you return in the future!

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vipLauraU
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pasta and pizza were excellent as always but would not order the fish again.

Bar Centrale
Responded on October 2, 2019

Thanks Laura, we will be sharing this with the executive chef as Branzino is one of our most popular main course dishes. Thank you, we value your feedback. Looking forward to seeing you again at La Bettola.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great little spot with fantastic cocktails, great wine list and a good selection of Italian fare. Love the ambiance!

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vipCelinegallet
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great patio during summer

Bar Centrale
Responded on October 23, 2019

We love the patio too!

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JackB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite after work on Friday hangouts. Good energy and menu is always interesting.

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vipNeighbourhoodfoodie
Toronto
48 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely neighbourhood resto. Good food,friendly service and great patio.

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vipStephnight
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crudo!

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Lucy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This is the third time in the last two months that I have been for lunch. This experience was very different than the the others. I made an unwise menu choice - an open-faced sandwich that was all bread. We were forgotten by our server altogether.

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StevenW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The waitress completely forgot about us. And when reminded she never improved he attentiveness. The service was terrible but the food was good.

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vipmunsta
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was awesome and so was service. We were there for 2 and a half hours and every one was so accommodating. The only concern was how we were greeted. We walked towards Bar Centrale and the man standing there pointed me to the Terroni desk. I gave them my name and they told me I didn’t have a reservation that we had confirmed that day. After some back and forth I was informed we were in the wrong place for Bar Centrale. I said that the man had pointed us here. He said he didn’t know we wanted to go to Bar Centrale. Perhaps he should have asked instead of pointing???
When we entered Bar Centrale they pointed us to a table with only 5 chairs. Our reservation was for 6 people. We had to ask for another chair. The whole greeting was just so unprofessional.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It’s was ok. I think the whole franchise has taken a little advantage of the area and lost some of the quality and service they originally built business on going back to its first days on queen st.

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DinnerTime
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Just a fair choice for a breakfast with friends. Offered only a table against the windowless wall in this narrow room. A $12 breakfast consisted of 2 totally unadorned poached eggs sitting on a single plain slice of brioche in a bowl. This room really lacks the ambience of their restaurant on the floor above.

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vipAmyB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I wish they would put the warm mushroom salad from Terroni in their menu. If they did that I would be in heaven! :)

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Habsfan
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good, service was good. The dessert we had was overpriced for the portion served. all in all, an enjoyable evening but was a bit too noisy.

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vipTorontoTim
Toronto
49 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for locals to eat without all the noise and waiting of upstairs. Less kids and great wine.

Food prices are high at all Terronis but thats Toronto now.

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vipAnnaP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience4

The calemari fritti was very very dry, with no lemon or sauce of any kind. The server didn't offer a solution to the problem

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vipBeeBee
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Great staff & attention - good vibe
So many fruit flies non stop around us and the food- gross
Food was good, nothing came out hot

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vipSusanH
Toronto
48 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Attentive service and nice wines and cocktails. Food is not memorable and is steadily declining with each visit. Pizza is dry and over cooked lacking in flavour. Pastas are bland and overpriced.

It’s too bad because it’s a convenient local spot and not as hectic and as loud as Terroni upstairs. I don’t think owners or management are paying enough attention to this restaurant and need to refocus before people stop coming.
We were here a month ago and I felt that we should try again. Just confirmed findings in my earlier review unfortunately.

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Antonino
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food is good and nice atmosphere for a quiet dinner. However the service was spotty...not really sure who was serving us and they seemed disinterested. I’ve been here a few times, probably wait for summer before returning.

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Bar Centrale is rated 4.5 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.

Bar Centrale does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://labottegaditerroni.com/collections/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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