Fodor's Expert Review Benzina

$$ Eixample Italian Fodor's Choice

Named for the car-mechanic shop that once stood here, Benzina blends industrial-chic elements with splashes of color and excellent music (on vinyl, naturally) to create a hip but cozy Italian restaurant. The food, however, is center stage: the freshly made pasta is among the best in the city, and other must-eats include the melt-in-the-mouth eggplant parmigiana with Parmesan ice cream and the fritto misto of calamari, shrimp, and fresh anchovies with curry mayo.

Italian Lively Lunch Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice Outdoor

Quick Facts

Passatge Pere Calders 6
Barcelona, Catalonia  08015, Spain


Known For:
  • Best spaghetti carbonara in the city
  • “Sferamisu” chocolate bomb of deconstructed tiramisú
  • Chic decor
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.--Tues., No lunch Wed.--Thur.

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