Dive into Venetian cuisine at this charming restaurant, which is quickly earning a reputation as one of Barcelona’s best. Located in Poble-sec, the place has the feel of an old family-run locale with pine-green walls, a magenta ceiling and wooden furnishings – one feature wall plastered with colourful fish wallpaper introduces a more modern edge. Owned by the twin brothers behind Bar Brutal (Xemei means twins in Venetian) Max and Stefano Colombo have created a laid-back menu that provides the perfect introduction to Venetian cuisine. It’s still relatively tourist free, though Patti Smith and Sean Penn have both visited (Woody Allen’s reservation was apparently cancelled when he turned up late).
Paseo de la Exposition, 85
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It’s open everyday which is a bonus in Barcelona.
Burrata with rocket and tomato, squid ink spaghetti, fresh pasta with anchovies and onions, grilled octopus with aubergine.
Prosecco or a dry white wine.