One to the main advantages of living in a Mediterranean country, is the fact that all Mediterranean countries have their own unique cuisine, yet share many of the common ingredients such as olive oil and garlic. Another advantage as a result of this, is that these countries are very good at simulating one another´s cuisine. For this reason, there is a wide variety of excellent Italian restaurants in Barcelona, some of which are owned and run by actual Italians whom have decided to bring their delicious pasta, risotto and pizza recipes to Spain.
La Tagliatella: Even though they are a franchise chain, they never fail to impress regardless of the dishes we have ordered. Stunning décor, friendly and fast service, and extremely generous portions are what has made La Tagliatella so successful. Thin crust pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven, fresh pasta of all sorts with delicious sauces, risotto, steaks and huge salads are all on the menu. They are located all over Catalunya and even as far north as Figueres. See their site to find the one nearest to you by clicking here
La Bella Napoli has two locations: One in Poble-Sec (Carrer de Margarit 14) and one in Eixample. Probably the most typical Italian restaurant with red-and-white checkered tables and authentic Neapolitan waiters. They have the largest selection of pizzas that we´ve seen in Barcelona, but also offer really tasty pasta dishes, as well as risotto, fish and meat, not to mention nearly 30 different Italian wines on the menu. Make sure you arrive early however, since the restaurant is quite small and can fill up quite quickly.
N.A.P (Neopolitan Authentic Pizza) has been around for a few years and have secured for themselves a very good reputation for having some of the best pizza in Barcelona! Expat Italians and bloggers alike have praised this pizzeria for its authentice Neoplitan pizza and with good reason. The pizza bakes in under one minute in their special oven and they use the freshest ingredients to ensure that your pizza lives up to their reputation. The prices are also very appetizing and a meal for 2 including drinks will cost you just over €20. They have 2 locations:
- Avinguda Francesc Cambó 30, Born
- Carrer Baluard, 69, Barceloneta