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.
presentation eg., salads variable
tables small for leisurely supper
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.
Les plats ne sont pas dignes de l’Italie (pizzas avec bases surgelées) et les vins sont extrêmement chers.
Great ambience, creative fresh food and excellent service. Terrific neighbourhood restaurant.
Great spot for lunch that I forget about - will be back.
Generally had good experiences but this time we did not like our meal.
Great food! More selection in wines by the glass would make it better.
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 :)
Such a great experience, always treated like family here. Can't wait to return!
Hi Shelly, thank you for your support. We look forward to your return :)
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
Hi MikeF, thank you for your patronage. We value your feedback and look forward to your return!
A nice place to meet friends for a meal. Comfort food and reasonable service
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!
Excellent food and service.
Thank you for the 5-star review! We hope to see you back at Bar Centrale soon :)
Thank you! We hope to see you back at Bar Centrale soon :)
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.
Good food, wine and ambience.
Thank you so much for ur kind words and 5-star review. We hope to see you back at Bar Centrale soon! Happy holidays :)
Excellent and friendly staff with food to die for. Cooked to perfection
Hi RonS, thank you for the 5-star review and the kind words! We will share these comments with our team at Bar Centrale :)
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.
Hi wannaeatwell, thank you for your positive words on Bar Centrale! We look forward to having you return soon!
Great place, great food and service. Tends to be a bit loud. Warm atmosphere for winter evenings
Hi MikeF, thank you for the 5-star review and kind words on food and service! We hope to see you back soon :)
What a great place to meet with friends. Food was spectacular and our server’s were brilliant, they remembered everything and forgot nothing.
Hi Realtor, thank you for your wonderful review! Will be sharing your comments with our team at Bar Centrale :)
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
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.
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
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!
Went there for a dinner meeting; vibrant but not overly noisy. Food and service were both good. I'd be happy to go again
Thank you PeterB for this wonderful review. We look forward to having you return in the future!
Pasta and pizza were excellent as always but would not order the fish again.
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.
Great little spot with fantastic cocktails, great wine list and a good selection of Italian fare. Love the ambiance!
Great patio during summer
We love the patio too!
Our favourite after work on Friday hangouts. Good energy and menu is always interesting.
Lovely neighbourhood resto. Good food,friendly service and great patio.
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.
The waitress completely forgot about us. And when reminded she never improved he attentiveness. The service was terrible but the food was good.
Fabulous as always
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.
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.
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.
I wish they would put the warm mushroom salad from Terroni in their menu. If they did that I would be in heaven! :)
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.
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.
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
Great staff & attention - good vibe
So many fruit flies non stop around us and the food- gross
Food was good, nothing came out hot
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.
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.
Bar Centrale is rated 4.6 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.