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La Sangiovesa Restaurant

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Published January 20th 2013
A little bit of Italy in the middle of Spain
Basket of olive bread.
Basket of olive bread.

In Barcelona there are plenty of restaurants with delicious tapas and paella. However, if you feel like trying a different cuisine then La Sangiovesa is a great place for some Italian food. Located off of Avinguda Diagonal, one of Barcelona's main avenues, La Sangiovesa is very easy to find. This restaurant is part of the Grupo La Piemontesa, their website shows where their other establishments can be located.

decoration inside an italian restaurant
Some of the decor

pasta jars at la sangiovesa
Pasta jars used as decorations - Photo taken by friend

The bright and golden décor inside the restaurant is created by the combination of a few mirrors, chandeliers and lamps. There are many quirky decorations around the restaurant such as jars of pasta, a display cabinet full of pocket watches and vintage style posters on the wall. The lighting teamed up with the neatly presented tables makes La Sangiovesa a very glamorous place to eat.

The restaurant is very tourist friendly; they have the menu available in a few language options. Some of the waiters speak English and they are more than happy to give you recommendations based on any special dietary requirements.*

Italian menu in English
The English version of the menu.

Everyone is welcome at the restaurant as the service is suitable for couples, families and groups of friends. The portions are designed to be shared, that way you have the opportunity to try a numbers of dishes. For example, you could each choose your favourite pasta dish which would be served in a large bowl and everyone can try it (don't worry you do get your own plate and cutlery).

types of different pasta and sauces
A glimpse at the available choice.

The great aspect of the menu is the flexibility in choice. You can choose exactly what pasta you would like and what sauce you would like it served with; the possibilities are endless! There is spaghetti, pasta and filled pasta (you can even choose the filling).

creamy arrabbiata linguine
The linguine spaghetti was chosen to go with the arrabbiata sauce.

Oregano pasta with pesto
Oregano pasta was chosen to go with pesto sauce - Photo taken by friend

pizza with 13 different vegetables
'Ciabatte Di Verdure' - so delicious it got half eaten before I took the photo!

There is also a wide selection of pizza, risotto and sea food to choose from. A great vegetarian option is 'Ciabatte Di Verdure', a vegetarian pizza with 13 different vegetables.

The tempting dessert menu includes different types of ice cream, cakes and crepes. There are also some sweet dishes made with pasta, it's a very interesting combination.

Overall the food and service is great and the prices are all reasonable. Surrounded by the Italian food and atmosphere for a moment you'll forget you're in Spain.

For example if you are vegetarian, cannot eat certain meats or cannot drink alcohol.
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Why? Great place for Italian food
When: Enquire by phone due to seasonal siesta times
Phone: 933 620 534
Where: 239 Muntaner, 08021, Barcelona, Spain
Cost: Reasonable
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