Wonderful authentic Italian meal with great ambiance. Everything we had was delicious! Highly recommend!
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.
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.
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
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.
Italian food in Barcelona, excellent. May be the best squid I have ever had including Greece or Italy.
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 out site and buttery within. Just perfect.
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.
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.
Excellent Restaurant standard food
Well worth a treat based on our experience
Without question the best meal we had whilst visiting Barcelona. Food was utterly superb
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.
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!
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!
Bien en general, buen servicio, buena calidad aunque los calamares estaban muy duros!! El precio pica un poco.
Fantastic food! Hope there will be a Xemei in my hometown. Unforgettable taste of fresh food.
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.
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.
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
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..😉
Wonderful food, drinks and service. They truly care about the quality of what they are serving.
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.
No merecen estar aquí...Que Nadie Mas Haga Reservas
Lovely dinner. Excellent recommendations for wine to complement our meals. Very good service. Highly recommend.
Xemei was good Italian restaurant with cosy atmosphere. I had polenta with grilled squid as a starter and it was one of the best polenta dishes I’ve ever have had and I have few of them. We has catch of the day and fish was fresh and tasty. Post rest was really nice and wine recommendation matched the food really well.
Amazing food!! Best meal we had during our 5 days in Barcelona
Amazing food, service and ambiance. Now, with a second dining room which looks just as nice as the original. You will find home made fresh pasta, made with original recipes. Also, you must try the burrata and some of the appetisers they offer. And of course, it’s a crime walking out without having some of the tiramisu or the panacota. As for the price, it’s not cheap if you compare it to the typical Italian restaurant, but the fact is that this restaurant is way above the averages Italian. So, in summary, Xemei is a restaurant I would always recommend.
The dishes are very delicious and far away from mainstream, very creative and perfect served. We enjoyed it. The menu offers dishes for any taste. The selection of vines is big. Especially to mention is the offer of certified organic vines.
Excelente! Justa relación calidad-precio.
Per un sopar d'estiu amb bona companyia. Un pop melós amb albergínies a la brasa i patates baby que et transporten a la vora del mar, tot i no ser-hi. Plat mediterrani on els hi hagi. Exquisit!
The food was fantastic unfortunately the service ruined our entire experience. We arrived for our reservation and were told to wait which we did without complaint. We were then ignored for 30min only to finally be told that they never received our reservation and that OpenTable doesn't always work. They reluctantly figured out a table another 10min later and pretty much ignored us the remainder of the time. Didn't offer us the specials or dessert as they did with everyone else, never brought us water which we ordered yet they charged us for it on the final bill. Very awkward and disappointing experience which unfortunately fell on the occasion of a birthday and our first night in Spain.
La comida es buena pero los precios los encuentro altos
Local senzill però agradable, amb un menjar de qualitat.
Es troba a faltar la carta en català, només la presenten en castellà i anglès. Si la tenen en català, no te l'ofereixen en cap moment.
Very good food, service and ambiance. Portions a bit small though
Great atmosphere for an intimate or casual dining setting. Visited with my family and truly enjoyed the experience created by the knowledgeable staff as well as the delicious menu. Have already recommended to others and will return again.
I had a great experience at xemei, the service was very nice and warm, and the food is wonderfull. A must go!
Wonderful experience! We were in Barcelona for a week and stumbled upon Xemei while walking. Loved it so much we went back a few nights later. We sat outside and by the end of the evening had met all of our fellow diners. Delicious food, great service and friendly diners.
We could spend good time and food was very good. When we will visit Barcelona again, we will visit Xemie again.
Great food and atmosphere. The food menu was fantastic, and so was the wine selection. I'm looking forward to coming back to this little gem of a place.
Atmósfera agradable (decoración, música, iluminación...), comida fina y un servicio atento y eficiente.
Hemos pasado una velada muy agradable.
Eso sí: para ocasiones especiales (duele un poquito el bolsillo)
Great food and service nice ambiance