Best Italian restaurants in Barcelona
Italian food is one of the most famous in the entire world and has traveled way beyond the country’s frontiers. In this post, we bring you a list of the best Italian restaurants in Barcelona.
If you are thinking about moving to Barcelona, we have a lot of good news to help you with your decision. First of all, you must inform yourself about the Spanish Golden Visa.
And next, you must know that, in this city, you can find the best food in the world. Obviously, that includes the best Italian food in Spain.
Keep on reading to find out which are the best Italian restaurants in Barcelona!
Where to eat the best Italian food in Barcelona
Bella Napoli is located in the heart of Poble Sec and it is one of the first Italian restaurants you must visit when you arrive to the city. It is a cozy and family restaurant where you can enjoy some great pasta dishes. At Bella Napoli, they pay detailed attention to the way every meal is prepared. They may not have a large menu, but we assure you all the pizzas are highly recommended.
Le Cucine de Mandarosso
Le Cucine de Mandarroso was born in 2008 and it soon won a place among the best restaurants in Barcelona. It is definitively a very romantic Italian restaurant. With recipes of Italian food perfected by the experience of the owner actually living in Viterbo, you must try the fresh pasta and the gnocchi. Also, do not forget to book a table in advance, it is often quite busy.
Ristorante Da Greco
The main character in Ristorante Da Greco is the Risotto. And the most strange fact is that Chef Tony Da Greco prepares its Risotto inside a Parmigiano wheel, instead of a normal pan. You must know that a wheel of this cheese weighs about 35 kg and has a diameter of 60 cm. Ristorante Da Greco is located in the Eixample District and other well-known dishes are the white truffle tortellini with gorgonzola, the spaghetti with Frutti di mare, or the spaghetti with clams. You will not regret it!
The history of this Italian restaurant name comes from the pistachio, a nut that is original from Sicily. Factuc´s Chef, Giuseppe Cusimano is Sicilian and has accomplished an ideal mixture between Italian and Mediterranean food. You will find this restaurant in the Sarria-Sant Gervasi District. The rabbit with cherries is a must!
Located next to La Boqueria, many people consider that in Bacaro you will find the best Italian food in Barcelona, Spain. As they say on their website, the menu changes with every season and with the awakening of the Chef. You should really try the paccheri with cod all’anconetana, and for dessert, the Tiramisu.
This Venetian restaurant was created by two twins in Poble Sec -by the way, Xemei means twins in Venetian- and it has become over the years one of the best places to eat Venetian food in Barcelona. Make sure you try the burrata and the bigoli with Venetian anchovy sauce. Simply delicious!
Frankie Gallo Cha Cha Cha
Frankie Gallo Cha Cha Cha is a cool, playful Italian restaurant located in the Raval District. Everybody knows Italian specialty is pizza and at Frankie Gallo Cha Cha Cha you definitely must order one. As they say, they prepare their pizzas with love and time, using flours milled in stone, mother yeast, and resting times of up to 72 hours. Two of their best pizza flavors: truffle carbonara and zucchini with mint.
You will find Raffaelli Ristorante in the Gracia District, which, as you know, is a neighborhood with a lot of great restaurants. Located in Carrer de Luis Antúnez 11, it is an amazing place for pasta lovers. Their fresh daily pasta combined with Mozzarella di bufala, prosciutto San Daniele, and other Italian products will make you travel to the heart of Italy.
Another great Italian pizza restaurant, La Balmesina makes their pizzas with sourdough. Make sure you try the Diavola, really spicy, the Giana, a vegetarian option with cherries and ricotta, and the Manel, with fried capers and Cantabrian anchovies. La Balmesina pizzas are simply incredible!
We hope this post will help you to decide what to eat in Barcelona if you are looking for a good Italian restaurant. The contest for the best pizza in Barcelona has many players, join the team the minute we move to this amazing city.