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“Super fresh food, authentic italian receipes, great value!”
Review of Bar Centrale

Bar Centrale
Ranked #6,246 of 23,697 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed October 7, 2012

A safe bet when in Camden: very good food, huge portions (a sandwich to share is enough!).
Have been many times, and I'm very picky, but always been pleased: freshest calzone pizza, delicious just-made bruschetta, paninis made with fresh bread and tasty fillings... plus a great choice of Italian drinks.
The staff is very attentive (you never wait to order), the place is very clean, nicely decorated and bright. There's even a roof terrace for summer lunches.
After several trips to Italy, I was pleased to find the same fresh, simple ingredients.

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

After visiting the shops and stalls in and around Camden High Street, we had a look for a restaurant for a bite to eat and a drink. We fancied Italian.

After hitting Chalk Farm road we spotted this place.

We had a bottle of house red, garlic bread and pizza. Was all good.

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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Bar Centrale has quite a small frontage and you could easily walk by it, as we nearly did but, luckily, we didn't! Once inside, it has a very authentic feel and is much bigger than you think with 3 levels and an outside seating area.

The food was oustanding. I had Lasagne which was one of the best I have ever had and it was served with a choice of salad or garlic ciabatta. I opted for the salad which was great with chilli oil drizzled over it. My wife opted for a tomato, mozarella and avocado salad, which again got great reviews. This was served with garlic ciabatta also. They had a great selection pizza's and when they were bought out, they were huge, as were the calzones.

Service was very efficient and friendly.

I am so glad we went there. We will definitely go back again to try the pizza's.

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Reviewed June 9, 2012

Do not go to this terrible place. The pizzas are acceptable, the ingredients crude, but the REAL reason is this - I was FUMING about this, and worried about how they regard the safety of other people: I was sitting down to eat with my partner and a waitress dropped a huge tray of glasses. Accidents happen - I accept this. However, what happened next was appalling. The manageress, who was 5 feet away at the bar, did not come over to apologise. (the place was not busy.) We were curtly offered, by way of a whisper, five pounds off the bill. I was so insulted I paid the five pounds.

WORST of all, when I pointed out, that not only had the flying glass frgaments gone in our food but also on open food for sale on the counter - it did not occur to them to clear this away and they argued about it. I could not believe it.

Go here, if you want to ingest broken glass (last I checked it can be deadly) and are after a terrible time and mediocre food.

Otherwise - stay away.

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4  Thank redgreentiger
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Reviewed December 14, 2011

I have been to Bar Centrale many times and every time I am surprised by the quality of food and the excellent service.
Pizzas are of true Italian standard, with fresh and tasty ingredients. I tried the salads too and they were as good as pizzas.
They have home made dessert, in particular I liked the tiramisu.
The atmosphere is cosy, and there is also a terrace where you can sit in summer. It's never very busy which makes it ideal for chatting with your friends.
I had a Christmas party there few days ago and the manager was so kind and let us arrange the room and set up the party as we wanted.

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2  Thank laislabonita
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