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Centro Restaurant & Bar

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24 Market Street, Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 453-4630
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Come enjoy this Lowell gem while it's still here!

Downtown Lowell has been home to this bar and restaurant for seven years. It's hard to imagine it's been that long. It's a bar where you can go one time and suddenly develop new friends for life. The bar staff are great, friendly and personable and right on top of your needs. Centro's restaurant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2014
Jake F
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Lowell, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lowell, Massachusetts
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Downtown Lowell has been home to this bar and restaurant for seven years. It's hard to imagine it's been that long. It's a bar where you can go one time and suddenly develop new friends for life. The bar staff are great, friendly and personable and right on top of your needs. Centro's restaurant side of the house offers fantastic... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I graduated in 2012 and a group I was affiliated with took us all out to eat. The whole place was reserved just for use and it was buffet style. Everything was good and we all got to hang out and congratulate each other.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
773 reviews 773 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
550 helpful votes 550 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We wanted to enjoy a great dinner while in Lowell and were able to do so at Centro. The compact restaurant has a modern, minimalist decor with the bar area occupying about 40% of the space. The menu offers a wide variety of options from meat to pasta to seafood. I started with the Arancini (deep fried risotto balls) which... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

All I have to say is I am NOT a food critic and dont post long story's about how awesome this is ,or that..blah blah blah, there are too many people thinking they're Billy Costa. I've been reading reviews today from all of the local places,fuse,cobblestones, centro and Ricardos ect...and cant understand why these poor food reviews are never accompanied... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We had heard a couple of rave reviews so were looking forward to trying out this restaurant. Our waitress was excellent. The wine selection and choices were good. Everything else was a disappointment based on what we'd heard. The salad, soup and entrees were mediocre, the bread cold and undistinguished, the creme brule terrible. We won't return.

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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We've been having dinner before our Merrimack Repertory Theatre event for three years now. None of us had been to Centro,but had heard the name. The reviews looked great and with a birthday to celebrate, we were excited for our dinner. Centro did not disappoint! Jake, our server, rolled out the red carpet for us! His dinner special recommendations were... More 

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Athol, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Our family was in Lowell for an outing and enjoyed our dinner here. We were seated by the host immediately but overall service could use a lot of improvement. The ambiance was modern and the glass tables were quite the addition to the atmosphere. I ordered an entree sized portion of the gnocchi appetizer with sweet corn and baby tomatoes... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Have been to Centro several times - both for lunch and dinner. The meals have been consistently good, menu is limited but with a variety of interesting dishes. Service is prompt, helpful and non-intrusive.

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manchester nh
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

4 of us were going to the Lowell Memorial Auditorium for a show. Picked this restaurant solely on the Trip Advisor rating. Excellent food and service and got us out in time for the show. A great choice.

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Dallas, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was in town for business and stopped in one night for a great pork chop. They have great service, food, and a really cool bar area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 Market Street, Lowell, MA 01852
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell
  • Phone Number: (978) 453-4630

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?