Restaurante Xemei

4.6
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59 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Italian

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EhsanS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a must go place in Barcelona!

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LuisSegui
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El espagueti al Nero di sepia genial, con vino blanco de Puglia

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MiriamA
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Siempre es un placer ir a Xemei!
La mejor "pasta nero de sepia" acompañada de un vino tinto increíble.
La atención fenomenal...todo súper, muy recomendable!

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GaraV
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Muy buena comida en un sitio único. El servicio muy bueno, te aconsejan sobre todo para hacer tu experiencia única.
Solo tiene un punto negativo, hay 2 turnos de comida y si vas a hacer una celebración especial acabas teniendo que comer rápido para dejar la mesa libre. Pierde parte del encanto no poder estar tranquilamente cenando.

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CelineC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Really disappointed by one of the waitress who was pushing us out saying our table needed to be ready for the next customers and we hardly had stayed an hour and 30 min. And our booking said as of 9pm. At 10:30 already busy bringing us the bill and coming with the card machine. How rude!
My first glass of wine for 7 euros was very very small seemed it was the rest of a bottle and when I asked for the same wine they said no we cannot open such a same bottle....you wonder ...A shame because we felt that raw products were excellent but it seems that when successful restaurants lose the appetite to deliver very good customer service and experience and it felt that it was all about maximizing number of clients. Was recommended by friends who live like us in Barcelona but unfortunately we will not go back for the reasons above. Again food was good but overall experience not great.

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IanR
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food, wine and restaurant are truly great, but after 1 hour 20 minutes we were presented with the bill and told that we had 10 mins left before the next sitting. Kind of ruined the experience as I'd taken my friend for her birthday and we then had to rush the rest of the wine instead of relaxing and finishing the meal in a normal manner. When paying 100 euros for dinner you don't expect to be kicked out that quickly, and I hadn't been informed that it was only a 1.5 hr sitting when booking. Because of that, I probably wouldn't return unfortunately, but I would recommend Xemei as long as you check how long you have to enjoy the meal when booking.

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Fifilolo26700
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Très bon mais beaucoup trop cher !! Service moyen même si la serveuse parlait français. Impossible d’avoir une bouteille d’eau supplémentaire, par exemple !

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and lovely atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and, like another reviewer, as good as I have had in Italy. located in a residential neighborhood and away from tourist spots. Best word to describe: authentic.

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Andrew
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great neighborhood restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and staff

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by a friend, said it was the best Italian in Barcelona, and he was right! Lovely experience, great food and wine selection.

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ChristineB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night in BCN, We had booked a table in advance based on previous reviews. We were not disappointed. The service was amazing. Our waitress was very helpful with her food and wine recommendations. The food was amazing both in taste and presentation. We were hoping the first night in BCN would set the tone for the remainder of our trip, and expectations were exceeded.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab service, food and atmosphere. Gets busier later on, I suggest going for a later table around 10-10.30. The girl who served us was fab and made us try some beautiful wines. Definitely recommend.

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Miriam
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantástica cena, como siempre. Volvimos de vacaciones y fue al primer sitio que nos dirigimos, al Xemei, a comer su Risotto, la ensalada de burrata, la tortilla de patatas carbonara, la pasta... Todo está buenísimo y además nos tratan como si fueramos parte de la familia.

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DylanG
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both starter and main was incredibly tasty, and presented well.

Service was incredible.

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

El personal de servicio es tan maleducado que nos fuimos antes ya de cenar, estabamos a disgusto

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful authentic Italian meal with great ambiance. Everything we had was delicious! Highly recommend!

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Sophy
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was extremely good!! and we felt that price is just right. It is almost the best dinner we had in Barcelona. Their selection of wine was also perfect to match with their food.
Each plate is quite a big portion so it is better to share 2-3 plates together if you are by two.
The only thing is that they seemed extremely busy and we felt a bit of rush.

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Angela
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nos gustó mucho, pedimos para compartir y nos pusieron la pasta en dos platos diferentes lo que facilita bastante para comerlo. La pasta con galta muy rica, las vieiras buenas aunque con arena, el pulpo muy bien hecho.

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Jorge
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Tiene una fama que no está merecida
Los ñoquis (la textura y cocción) estaban muy bien... la salsa, trivial
Las sardinas en escabeche muy buenas, el resto de los pescados, triviales
La tortilla con trufa sólo correcta
El pulpo, menos que correcto
El tiramisú, correcto
El precio, muy alto para la calidad.
La atención, correcta

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vipJulieS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was recommended to us by two different sources. The food was some of the best Italian food we have ever had, including all of Italy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Italian food in Barcelona, excellent. May be the best squid I have ever had including Greece or Italy.

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vipScottB
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, especially the Venetian fish appetizer. World class. The wine selection had a good number of natural wines. Our waiter was knowledgeable and thoughtful. We had an excellent food journey. The beef cheek papparadelle was superb. Also the fish special was turbot and was crispy outside and buttery within. Just perfect.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

This was my second visit and as with the first the food and preperation was fantastic. We love the style, quality and the preparations. Our wine was also fantastic. The only problem which was very disappointing and basically caused us to not enjoy our food to the level we expected was the rude diners sitting at the outside table who insisted on smoking the whole time which wafted through the whole inside of the restaurant. Our waiter asked them to stop once but the next group came and all smoked and nothing was said. It seemed as if it was a normal thing for the locals. Very gross habit and disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I decided to check Xemei based on recommendation we received from the server at the restaurant in our hotel.
Also the fact that the guys running Xemei are Italian.....perfect!
I must say it was very enjoyable experience. Really good cuisine, good wine choices, pleasant atmosphere and good service. What else could you ask for !?!?
I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to experience a little bit of Italy in Barcelona.

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davidw
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent Restaurant standard food
Cosy atmosphere
Friendly staff
Well worth a treat based on our experience

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vipHG3mum
Angus
9 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without question the best meal we had whilst visiting Barcelona. Food was utterly superb

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After seeing the reviews we had to visit Xemei. It did not disappoint. The pappardelle with ragu was amazing and we finished the meal with house made cheesecake and lemon pie. Couldn't have asked for a better Italian meal. Will definitely return when I'm back in Barcelona.

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AmandaK
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love this restaurant. I consider it one of the “hidden gems” of Barcelona. It is on a small street in an unpretentious neighborhood. This is some of the best Italian food in the city. From their creamy and delicious burrata and baby squid on polenta to their mouth watering pasta dishes and main courses, this restaurant is fabulous. It’s fun for small groups or for a date night. I love it!

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vipNicoleB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals we had while in Barcelona! Everything from the polenta, scallops, squid ink pasta was amazing! Thanks for making our last night in town a great one!

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Icrrvq
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Bien en general, buen servicio, buena calidad aunque los calamares estaban muy duros!! El precio pica un poco.

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lucy
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Hope there will be a Xemei in my hometown. Unforgettable taste of fresh food.

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vipRohter
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xemei is a welcome retreat from Barcelona’s wonderful selection of tapas restaurants. The cozy space feels intimate and ruggedly elegant, and yes, sometimes results in delayed seating when things get busy. The food is gastronomic and the service professional. It is, hands down, my favorite spot in Barcelona for a reasonably priced (though not cheap) delicious dining experience. Good for small business dinners and dates alike.

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AnnaMarc
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Local extremadamente pequeño con cocina vista. Tiene algunas mesas en la terraza. Comida italiana de gran calidad, no sólo pasta. No es barato, pero lo pondría entre los mejores italianos de BCN. Recomiendo las sepietas con polenta, la pasta caccio y pepe y también el tiramisú. Un entrante, dos primeros, dos segundos, 2 postres, café y agua 115€. Los servicios no están a la altura de los precios. Las mesas están muy juntas y es un restaurante ruidoso, pero vale la pena. Repetiremos.
Los camareros son jóvenes, pero sirvieron rápido (no es un fast food y es comida hecha al momento). No apto para gente con prisa. Reservar siempre.

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PaulBCN
Spain
4 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Somos admiradores de todo lo italiano. Este es un restaurante autentico y la comida estaba buena y era autentica, pero los precios pican un poco, sobre todo los del vino. El sitio es bonito, romatico y acogedor, y el servicio bueno. Volveremos

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

No es la primera vez... y he estado dos años viviendo en Hamburgo... y lo eche de menos... ahora ya hemos regresado y tengo ganas de repetir..😉

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, drinks and service. They truly care about the quality of what they are serving.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Esta gente no sabe utilizar esta aplicación. Hice reserva para la 21:00 llego a tiempo 20:55, pido aperitivo y escojo un vino y para no sorpresa (21:10) me informa la mesera que YO no tenía reserva y tenía que levantarme e irme afuera con una temperatura de 10 grados.
Ya saben la sorpresa que se llevaron mis amigos y yo que estamos tratando de traer turismo a esta región.
Y para colmo dejaron solo a la mesera (muy diligente y respetuosa) para bregar con tan embarazosa situación. Mientras de la cocina le gritaban esa es la mesa resuelve.
Juzgue usted...
No merecen estar aquí...Que Nadie Mas Haga Reservas

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Sassy
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner. Excellent recommendations for wine to complement our meals. Very good service. Highly recommend.

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