So maybe you’re thinking that you didn’t come to Barcelona to eat Italian food, but you might change your mind when you get a look at Toto and its décor and menu.
I totally fell for Toto’s interior, where every detail has been considered, from the mosaic floors to the vintage advertisement artworks to the mismatched chairs. The overall effect is glamorous without being glitzy, fancy but not OTT, and it’s clear that every piece of furniture, each lamp and every detail has been meticulously chosen, each with its own raison d’être.
The kitchen is quite open, with piles of fresh seasonal veg and ingredients on show – top notch raw materials give an indicator as to the quality of meal you can expect.
We drank Spanish Cava and chowed down on the generous bread board as we browsed the menu – every day the menu changes, dictated by the seasons and freshness, just as a good Mediterranean diet should be! Pizzetas, burrata, fresh pasta, prosciutto and globe artichokes all made a delicious appearance on the day we visited.
The bar is a destination in itself, serving a carefully curated selection of wines from the Spanish Appellations, as well as cocktails.
A stylish, affordable and delicious Barcelona gem – of course it gets top marks from me.
Carrer de València 246, 08007 Barcelona, Spain