The Best Italian restaurants in Barcelona
If you are looking for the best Italian restaurants in Barcelona, you are in the right place. After trying the typical Catalan gastronomy, we certainly recommend that you take the opportunity to try the Italian food options that the city offers! This guide is made to recommend the best Italian gastronomic experiences that we have experienced here in Barcelona; which will make you feel as if you were in one of the best Italian restaurants eating in front of the Alps, or in a picturesque street in Rome.
Here are our top choices for the best Italian restaurants in the city of Barcelona:
# 1 Murivecchi Restaurant
In its origins Murivecchi’s building was a canteen; which is what gave the restaurant its name from ‘old walls’. Subsequently, after several renovations, the restaurant has come to be in excellent condition. The atmosphere is further calm and cozy, with a bar and a wood-burning stove. In addition, there is also a terrace with a view of the street where you can dine al fresco. Here you can enjoy typical Italian specialties, such as a pizza or a four-cheese risotto accompanied by good wine, for instance.
Address: Carrer de la Princesa, 59, 08003 Barcelona
Opening hours: Every day from 13:00 to 24:00
# 2 Bella Napoli di Raffaele
As you can see from the name, La Bella Napoli di Raffaele offers the specialties of Italian cuisine; but particularly the Napolitan one. The restaurant has a cozy and typically Italian look, with the decoration and architecture in Italian style. Even if it’s full, you can still eat in no time – a sign of the efficiency of this restaurant. We recommend for instance trying the pizza, which is made with ingredients imported from Italy.
Address: Carrer de Margarit, 14, 08004 Barcelona
Opening hours: Every day from 13:30 to 16:00 & 20:30 to 24:00
# 3 Donizetti
With opera-inspired décor and Venetian masks, it will take you back in time; and this is how you will feel in this restaurant. Certainly, with the family atmosphere and attention to detail that they further procure. The specialties of this restaurant are for instance traditional pasta dishes and risottos. In addition to being delicious, each dish is prepared with an emphasis on the presentation of the food. In here they combine the quality of what it serves with the quantity, to create a gastronomic experience that you will want to return to.
Address: Carrer de la Diputació, 137, 08011 Barcelona
Opening hours: Every day from 13:15 to 15:30 & 19:30 to 22:30; except for Wednesdays and Sundays
# 4 Margherita Restaurant
Last on our list, but not least, is the unique Margherita restaurant. Moreover, it is a recently opened restaurant in the Gràcia neighborhood; with the same name as the most commonly known pizza, and recognized all over the world. In fact there’s is believed that, in 1889’s Italy, to honor the former Italian queen ‘Margherita di Savoia’; the chef Raffaele Esposito invented a dish which he called Pizza Margherita. Most importantly, directing the colors of the seasonings on the plate; tomato, mozzarella and basil, go representing the colors of the Italian flag. The Margherita restaurant further offers its customers an elegant and refined atmosphere; and in addition to the famous pizza, it serves the best Italian dishes and drinks.
Address: Carrer del Rosselló, 253, 08008 Barcelona
Opening hours: Every day from 13:00 to 16:00 & 19:00 to 24:00
If you have a passion for Italian food, this guide made by our team at Barcelona-Home will help you find the perfect restaurant for you. Moreover, on the site BARCELONA-HOME you can find where to stay next to the listed places in the article!