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Anema e Core

#156 of 8,993 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Calle Donados 2 Esquina Calle Arenal, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 42 22 53
13:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 20:00 - 12:00
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a number of excellent meals here - really beautiful (and authentic) Itlaian cooking, in a beautiful and atmospheric setting. Loved it!

Thank Mike G
Caracas, Venezuela
Level Contributor
43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great italian food in the heart of Madrid. Wonderful pizzas. Very well located nearby Arenal street. We liked a lot. We will come back

Thank Vicente H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We loved this little restaurant....everything about it. The atmosphere was great, food was delicious, and the wine wonderful and reasonable! The best part though was the staff...the waiters, the hostess, and the chef (who stopped by our table to see how we were doing). They truly enjoy what they are doing and made this dinner one of our favorites. In... More 

Thank Teri M
Management response:

Thank you for sharing your opinion. We appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed your dinner with us. We hope to see you soon. More 

Madrid, Spain
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We're Italians, and we went here with some Spanish friends to let them try our cuisine. True Italian, owned by Italians and with Italians waiters. Pizza was the best one tried in Madrid so far, pasta were amazing, imported regional wine, and really homemade desserts. Definitely worth the visit, especially if you love pizza. We'll return asap.

Thank David R
Management response:

Thank you for sharing your opinion. We appreciate it. We are glad that you enjoyed our service, and we hope to see you again. More 

Paris, France
1 review
Reviewed 18 December 2016

The restaurant is very well located, close to Madrid downtown! The food is amazing!!!! We loved everything pasta, pizza, carpaccio, mortadella, desert.... Very important point: products come from Italia, the wine, the water!!!!!!! We definitively recommend the restaurant!

Thank IngridSp87
Level Contributor
115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

An unassuming door in Madrid's Opera District opens the path to some truly great Italian dishes. Simple dishes, but prepared with great care, let the goodness of the ingredients shine. Perfect service as well, with staff that are friendly, helpful, and clearly very proud of the food they bring to your table. Go easy on the starters, because they are... More 

Thank Bart_E540
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Restaurant closed to Metro of Opera. The service was perfect with the best pizza of Madrid and italian cheese. Need to ask for the chocolate cake and their local wines! I highly recommend this restaurant in terms of food quality, service and prices!

Thank John D
1 review
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The real Italian experience! If you are carving for a wood oven pizza or high quality pasta dishes, do not hesitaste. I had a fresh pasta, cannot describe it with words, friendly staff is just a plus, simply amazing!

Thank Manuel F
Level Contributor
65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We needed a break from Spanish food and chose this because of its tripadvisor rating and its location near our hotel. We had great pizza, wine and coffee. Service was friendly and helpful. The night we were there some locals had booked it for a large party which I think is a good sign.

Thank Patsy H
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had a wonderful dinner, the pizzas are amazing and the service was execelent. We will come back on our next trip to Madrid - for sure!

Thank At_Samantha_B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Donados 2 Esquina Calle Arenal, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 42 22 53
Anema e Core is a Neapolitan pizzeria straight from deepest Naples offering Italian cuisine such as Linguine al ragu di mare (long pasta with mussels, scarlet prawns, clams and baby tomatoes), il Tartar di tonno rosso (red tuna and scarlet prawn tartar) and cuori di napoli (pasta hearts filled with pear and requesón cheese with a tomato and clam sauce). It also offers meat dishes and pizzas from its wood-fired oven. Anema e Core is a modern restaurant with a friendly atmosphere, where the wood-fired oven takes pride of place.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighbourhood Profile
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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