Restaurante Xemei

4.5
44 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Italian
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DG
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Service was incredible.

V
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

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OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

S
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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.

A
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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J
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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JS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

SB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

RB
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

d
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

HG
Angus
9 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

AK
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

NB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

I
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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

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l
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

R
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

AM
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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PB
Spain
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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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OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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S
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

HR
Denmark
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!! Best meal we had during our 5 days in Barcelona

EP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

MS
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excelente! Justa relación calidad-precio.
Muy recomendado!

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A
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

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F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

La comida es buena pero los precios los encuentro altos

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A
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

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EP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good food, service and ambiance. Portions a bit small though

DM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

l
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great experience at xemei, the service was very nice and warm, and the food is wonderfull. A must go!

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

K
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We could spend good time and food was very good. When we will visit Barcelona again, we will visit Xemie again.

BD
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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