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Rustic Italian Steakhouse - The Centro- Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

The Centro- Cleveland

4.1
4.1
82 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Now serving the center of Downtown Cleveland!

The Centro, located inside the historic Metropolitan at the 9 hotel, serves both American and European inspired dishes featuring the finest steaks, chops and seafood with an emphasis on fresh, high-quality ingredients. Bringing new and old friends together in the heart of Downtown Cleveland’s Gateway District, The Centro is the place to enjoy hand cut steaks, house made pastas, and 900-year-old sourdough brick oven neapolitan pizzas. At The Centro, our mission is simple, just like our ingredients: create memorable dishes, provide exceptional service, and deliver an iconic dining experience.

The Centro is open for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, and even offers a "grab & go" breakfast option for those looking for quick bite!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (216) 331-6289

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you're hosting a corporate function, executive retreat or social celebration, the one-of-a-kind spaces at our stylish hotel in Cleveland create an unforgettable setting. Along with dynamic design and upscale amenities, Metropolitan at The 9 provides a full range of event services for you and your guests.

Experiences

  • 5 Course Dinner for Two

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 11, 2023 only
    Indulge in a luxurious dining experience this Valentine's Day with your loved one. Our 5-course dinner for two features a tantalizing journey of flavors, starting with a selection of shared appetizers, the 2nd course is a refreshing salad, perfectly balancing the flavors of the meal. The 3rd course brings a touch of Italy to your table with a delectable pasta dish. The 4th course offers the choice between a perfectly grilled Prime steak or the delicate flavors of Chilean Sea Bass. To complete the celebration of love, a sweet dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth. Upgrade your experience with our expertly curated wine pairings to elevate each bite to new heights. Book your table now for an unforgettable night filled with love.
  • 5 Course Dinner for Two

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Indulge in a luxurious dining experience this Valentine's Day with your loved one. Our 5-course dinner for two features a tantalizing journey of flavors, starting with a selection of shared appetizers, the 2nd course is a refreshing salad, perfectly balancing the flavors of the meal. The 3rd course brings a touch of Italy to your table with a delectable pasta dish. The 4th course offers the choice between a perfectly grilled Prime steak or the delicate flavors of Chilean Sea Bass. To complete the celebration of love, a sweet dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth. Upgrade your experience with our expertly curated wine pairings to elevate each bite to new heights. Book your table now for an unforgettable night filled with love.
  • 5 Course Dinner for Two

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 18, 2023 only
    Indulge in a luxurious dining experience this Valentine's Day with your loved one. Our 5-course dinner for two features a tantalizing journey of flavors, starting with a selection of shared appetizers, the 2nd course is a refreshing salad, perfectly balancing the flavors of the meal. The 3rd course brings a touch of Italy to your table with a delectable pasta dish. The 4th course offers the choice between a perfectly grilled Prime steak or the delicate flavors of Chilean Sea Bass. To complete the celebration of love, a sweet dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth. Upgrade your experience with our expertly curated wine pairings to elevate each bite to new heights. Book your table now for an unforgettable night filled with love.

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What 82 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Hot spot

  • Cleveland

    Hot spot

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  1. CM

    CourtneyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was stellar and I watched the staff go above and beyond for different tables. Food, to die for, and the drinks were perfect. We saw a show at the Alex theater and the manager showed us how to get there and recommended the different bars for afterwards. We look forward to going back
  2. SW

    ScottW

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I wanted a place close to the theater district. It is a short 4 block walk right down Euclid Ave. very convenient. The restaurant is in the Metropolitan at the 9 hotel. Nice decor and ambiance. Service was quite good. Food was good but not great and meals are $40-60. It worked well for our needs and overall we had a good time.
  3. JH

    JohnH

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Service was very good, attentive and friendly. But, the food was not good, especially for the price. Chicken Piccata was ridiculously over cooked and swimming in sauce. Asparagus side was limp, mostly inedible. For $38 it should be the best Chicken Piccata dish ever but it was far from that and the chef should be embarrassed. My wife had the pizza special which was burned. How does a restaurant featuring pizza burn it? Overall, Centro was a big disappointment. So much promise in a great downtown setting with good service, but the food doesn’t cut it.
  4. TA

    TAPK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really enjoy the new format and menu. The bacon steak (pork belly) is a must have. And the service across the board is top notch. An enjoyable evening!
  5. a

    annodboo

    Cleveland

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like the new atmosphere definitely paying for the new look. Also reflective in wine prices but we are in”Downtown “ but geez this isn’t NYC 3x up charge on retail price of bottles- 12$ for a side 5$ extra for any accompaniment for 60$ 8oz steak! That said the Steak we had was excellent the waiter Chad did a great job Bar makes a good cocktail We would go back for Special occasion but not as regular for pre theater
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Our experience was not good at all. The wine was really not good, the food was mediocre at best, the service was horrendous. The only positive was that the manager was trying his absolute hardest to save the sinking ship, but to no avail. Not having a single vintage year printed on the wine list at all was the first red flag, we should have ran.
  7. SM

    ShannonM

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, everything was served in a timely manner and Lisa our waitress was nice and informative of the menu
  8. MB

    MarkB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Chilean Sea Bass at The Centro was the best we have had anywhere, and we order it quite frequently when we go out to dinner. The lobster butter is an excellent add to the overall taste. Thanks to our server Lisa for taking very good care of us.
  9. KW

    KurtW

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our first visit to Centro at this new location. We had been to the former restaurant here, Adega, a couple of times. Centro has completely renovated the interior and it’s more open, although a tad loud. Our server, Kelly, was outstanding—a true professional!! She had a lot of tables to cover but didn’t miss a beat. It was also nice to see the manager assisting where needed. I had the Bolognese which was just perfect, especially paired with a nice amarone. We were dining before attending the Nat Geo Live event at Playhouse Square and this worked out so well Centro may become our go to restaurant when attending other Playhouse Square events.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new Centro was just perfect! The service was fantastic. Jay was our server and the manager was great also. Food was delicious. We all loved our entrees from the short ribs and Chilean Sea Bass to Chicken Piccata and shrimp. Very enjoyable dinner. They also took a Polaroid picture of us as a souvenir. Also it’s a perfect spot before a show also at Playhouse or any event downtown. Plus it’s at The 9 and you can have a drink before or after dinner at the awesome and legendary VAULT bar in the basement. One of the coolest spots in Cleveland.
  11. NC

    NoraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite lunch spot! This is my third visit to The Centro and I can't say enough great things. Hospitable hosts, delicious dishes, beautiful presentation, wide wine list and wonderful dessert. I recommend to everyone!

    The Centro- ClevelandResponded on January 10, 2023Hi Nora, seeing that you had a 5-Star experience is the best thing we could hope for! Your review means a lot to us. Thank you for choosing The Centro for Lunch. We look forward to serving you for many years to come! Cheers!

  12. K

    Kennylogins

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the ambiance. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable and made great recommendations. The shrimp cocktail shrimp were huge! The charcuterie board was full of interesting offerings including honey comb. Our sausage and pepper pizza was truly artesianal and tasty. I recommend the lamb chops and the chicken parm. Will definitely be back.

    The Centro- ClevelandResponded on January 10, 2023Hi Kenny, we were blown away by your positive words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review! Your review is greatly appreciated, and we hope to see you soon!

  13. LS

    LexiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved my experience here! We split the bacon steak and spicy pan seared shrimp for appetizers and both were spectacular. I had the veal milanese which was seasoned PERFECTLY and so big! My friend had the truffle cream pasta and would not stop talking about the flavor and how he wanted to order another to-go. To top it off, they have a "confections" menu with not only their desserts but a good range of after dinner coffees and cocktails and it was the perfect way to end the night! Will most definitely be back soon!!!

    The Centro- ClevelandResponded on January 10, 2023Hi Lexi, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are glad that you and your friend loved our services, our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. They work very diligently, and it will provide them with great encouragement to keep doing what they are doing. Thank you, once again, for your kind words.

  14. MB

    MarthaB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The menu is so promising, but it is poorly executed. The shrimp appetizer (served warm) was tough and chewy. The Chilean sea bass was try, salty and had no flavor. My friend had steak and that seemed ok. Maybe this just isn’t a place that knows how to cook seafood.

    The Centro- ClevelandResponded on January 10, 2023Thank you again Martha for taking the time to review us. It was also nice speaking with you yesterday to listen to your feed back. Again if ever find your self in the Cleveland area again please reach out to me! The Centro General Manager Gerard Stefan

  15. LB

    LBcf

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The positives: Great table, liked the menu and the wine list, tasty bread and dipping oil. Beautiful venue. Convenient to the theater. Hostess was sweet. The not-so-positives: our server started out great then proceeded to forget about us; unable to get his attention for salt and a glass of wine that he’d forgotten. Salad would have been very good but over-dressed. Shrimp appetizer was tough and overcooked; tasted strongly of beef so must have been grilled right after a steak on the same location on the grill. Oh well.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cocktails and appetizers before seeing Hamilton.
  17. K

    Kristina

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Server forgot our appetizer and wasn’t very great honestly. and food was over priced for what we got. My food was kind of burnt as well so we were disappointed overall.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Service was terrible. Barely saw our waiter and items were missing from our order when food was brought out. After an hour wait (it wasn’t busy) we got our food and for the most part it was all over cooked. Steak was to be medium rare but was well. Eggs were almost hard and not done the correct way. Toast was missing. Fires were burnt. What a mess. Won’t be back and wouldn’t recommend.
  19. VK

    VirginiaK

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks & service were top notch! We can’t wait to come back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was over the top. Hot and cooked to perfection.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My son and I chose to eat at the Centro prior to heading out to see Hamilton the play. It was our first time eating there. We had a wonderful experience! The food was delicious and the service was fine. Not only did our waitress provide us great service but there was a gentleman walked to our table and other tables and asked us how we were doing and if we needed anything. (African-American male) who it appeared was monitoring the cooked orders in the back to insure timeliness. The food was delicious. Thr Long Island Ice Tea was made to perfection :)
  22. L

    Luke

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Over half our dining party felt ill after eating here. The food was also very expensive and even after accounting for the fact that people got sick, it was only OK
  23. K

    K82stanley

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Wanted to try The Centro before our evening at Hamilton and needless to say we were extremely disappointed. We never got to see any of the new restaurant as we were seated in a row of three tiny tables against a glass wall right inside the entrance. Definitely lacking any ambiance at all. The food was underwhelming to say the least especially for the price point. I have no issues with paying higher prices for good food and atmosphere but this just didn’t fit the bill.
  24. P

    Paulk

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and service.
  25. DJ

    DevanJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was extremely cordial and professional. My wife and I really enjoyed each an every staff member. They work as a team to provide the best service possible on our anniversary.
  26. F

    Frank

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We went there for Christmas morning brunch. Food was great so were the drinks. First time there since they redid it. We will be back probably on Christmas morning 2023
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Would definitely go back. Restaurant was a little cold, though.
  28. F

    Friday

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Given it was Christmas Eve, but was expecting so much more…
  29. S

    Sweetypig

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Pleasant atmosphere, but hostess seemed dismayed when we showed up for our 930 reservation, expressing to a colleague @we have to honor this, right?” The server seemed to be a personable, young man, but did not do the job very well at all, never brought the drinks, we actually had to go to the bar personally to collect them, and the service was similar to that throughout. The food was fine. All things considered, though, we would probably hesitate to return.
  30. WY

    WayneY

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great Food! Great Manager! Good Waiter! Bartender could have been more personable. Didn’t wait on us right away when came up to bar. Then just not pleasant when we ordered. The experience overall was great. Thank you!
  31. B

    Brooklynn

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I was trying this location again after it switched from Adega but I wouldn't go back. You can't find the prices on their site, Yelp, etc., and once you see their menu, it's really overpriced for mostly flavorless food. Plan your reservation for a different nearby spot to avoid having to go here, if you can. I'd say the wine was moderately priced, probably similar to other restaurants, but the meals, apps, and sides were just too much to not even enjoy them. I have no problem paying for high-quality food, but this wasn't it. Service was quite slow for our table, which I understand everywhere is understaffed, but it was easily noticeable that other tables had more attentive waiters or staff helping.
  32. JV

    JalalV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the experience! Ambiance was nice & our server, William was outstanding.

    The Centro- ClevelandResponded on December 23, 2022Thank you for taking the time to review us! William has been incredible since he has joined our team! I will be sure to share your feedback. The Centro General Manager Gerard Stefan

  33. TP

    TiffanieP

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valet was $20. Beautiful space and windows, especially at Christmas time.

    The Centro- ClevelandResponded on December 23, 2022Hi Tiffanie, seeing that you had a 5-Star experience is the best thing we could hope for! Your review means a lot to us. Thank you for choosing The Centro. We look forward to serving you for many years to come! Cheers! The Centro General Manager Gerard Stefan

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Love the validation for parking first, then the food and drinks were SO SO good! Last, the servers were all helpful and caring. Really had a great time and will be back!

    The Centro- ClevelandResponded on December 23, 2022The team here at The Centro is thrilled to receive such a great rating! Thank you for taking the time to leave such kind words! The Centro General Manager Gerard Stefan

  35. KN

    KeithN

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time visiting since name change. We went before a play. Food was excellent - had chicken park and it was great, others had pizza, salad, lobster bisque and all were very good. Service was excellent. Will go again.

    The Centro- ClevelandResponded on December 23, 2022Hi Keith, thank you for leaving such a positive review. I will be sure to share with the team as they have all been hard at work during our re branding process! Chef Frank has been an incredible addition to our team and he is clearly shining. The Centro General Manager Gerard Stefan

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Dining was time efficient before a show, but my pasta was half cooked and dry. My sister’s salad was wilted and avocado was brown. Also, drinks was upcharged without request..
  37. MJ

    MeganJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely incredible. From the service, the wine selection, the appetizers and finishing with a beautiful dessert. The GM even greeted us at the table. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a new spot to go before a show, date night or just because. Can't wait to go back and try again :)

    The Centro- ClevelandResponded on December 23, 2022Thank you Megan for taking the time to leave us a review! It is great to hear such positive feedback as our team here is hard at work making memorable experiences! Cant wait to see you again for future visits. The Centro General Manager Gerard Stefan

  38. B

    Brent

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited The Centro for a Pre-Hamilton dinner. The service was great! Everything was timely, and the Lamb Chops were amazing! Great place to enjoy dinner before a show.

    The Centro- ClevelandResponded on December 23, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave us such positive words Brent! We hope you choose us for future pre show dinning experiences. The Centro General Manager Gerard Stefan

  39. TF

    TinaF

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Joey was our waiter on a night out before seeing Hamilton. He was OUTSTANDING. He was not our original waiter but made sure we had drinks, and told us of the specials for the evening. Then informed us he WOULD be our waiter, so glad he was! Answered any questions we had regarding the menu (first time trying this restaurant). Service was awesome, we will be back…and requesting Joey!

    The Centro- ClevelandResponded on December 23, 2022Hi Tina, thank you for taking the time to share this positive rating! We will make sure to share this with the team to let them know to keep up the amazing work. Especially Joey for delivering Iconic service! The Centro General Manager Gerard Stefan

  40. MP

    MarkP

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried a little of everything. The food was outstanding. Bo our server was spot on, energetic, and went out of his way. Lamb, short ribs, and bone in veal chop were extraordinarily fantastic. We all shared a little. Highly recommended.

    The Centro- ClevelandResponded on December 23, 2022Thank you for taking the time to review us Mark. Beau has been an excellent addition to our team and I will be sure to share your kind words of his service. Chef Frank has been hard at work since our rebrand and it seems his work is paying off. We look forward to your future visits! The Centro General Manager Gerard Stefan

FAQs

The Centro- Cleveland is rated 4.1 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Centro- Cleveland

2017 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44115-1315

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Cleveland

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Phone number

    (216) 331-6289

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you're hosting a corporate function, executive retreat or social celebration, the one-of-a-kind spaces at our stylish hotel in Cleveland create an unforgettable setting. Along with dynamic design and upscale amenities, Metropolitan at The 9 provides a full range of event services for you and your guests.

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