Really good Italian food. Don't expect pizza though. Loud atmosphere feels alive and vibrant. Add the friendly staff into the mix and you've got a great evening to look forward to.
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I got to know this place through an Italian friend, which to me when it is about Italian food, friends are my reference. Mercato Ballaro is located in one of the areas of Madrid not so touristy and with upcoming restaurant&bar scene. Mercato Ballaro is...More
Never had better pasta in Spain. Had pasta with sardines, Sicilian style. Fresh and tasty, perfect. Reasonably priced.
We arrived without a reservation at 9:30 on a Friday night and a kind waiter took pity on us and gave us a table. Bread is served with wonderful tapanade, just a hint of the pleasure to follow. Restaurant was bustling with many friends and...More
Arrived at 9:30 on a busy Friday with no reservation after being turned away at several other restaurants. The head waiter went out of his way to fit us in. Some of the dished are truly innovative; I had pasta carbonara that included asparagus, truffles...More
good restaurant. Waiters alwasy very helpful. If you can go upstairs for a little bit of better atmosphere (downstairs a little bit more cafeteria atmosphere). Check in the same street (Españoleto) for other Italian choices
Very good Italian food with "normal" prices and the availability of half portions. The ground floor is more informal than the upper one.
Sicilian restaurant in front of another one of the same type just across the street. It has a less formal canteen downstairs where it is possible to have lunch as well as dinner, with 1/2 ration dishes available. Upstairs the proper restsurant is located. The...More
I'm Italian and every time I went to Italian restaurants in Madrid, I've always found something wrong and not so "italian" as it is supposed to be. Well, this is not the case. Very good the daily dishes. Nice atomosphere. Quite a large variaty of...More