Chef - Ostaja, Barcelona
Sala - Ostaja, Barcelona
Sala - Ostaja, Barcelona
Sugerencia del chef - Ostaja, Barcelona
Sugerencia del chef - Ostaja, Barcelona
Sugerencia del chef - Ostaja, Barcelona
Chef - Ostaja, Barcelona
Sala - Ostaja, Barcelona

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El auténtico sabor mediterráneo se cocina en los fogones de Ostaja. Un restaurante que combina la pasión por la cocina y por la región italiana de La Liguria del chef Giacomo Boero. La gastronomía ligur es una unión culinaria entre los mejores platos del mar con los mejores productos de la tierra. Platos simples (solo aparentemente) que se potencian con el uso de hierbas aromáticas, típicas de la maquia mediterránea. Cocina de altos vuelos perfectamente atendida por sus dos propietarios, en la que ofrecen un menú degustación con 5 platos a elegir y una carta de temporada muy apetecible (calamar con escaluñas caramelizadas, col de Milán y salsa maltesa, botones artesanales rellenos de calabaza, costillas de cordero con crema de remolacha…). Para beber y acompañar, lo mejor está en su carta de vinos, en el apartado reservado a pequeñas joyas italianas. Ahí lo dejamos.

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Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Giacomo Boero

Average price €40 Special request
See à la carte and set menus

Scores & Reviews

9.4/10
Excellent
based on 437 reviews
  1. Kristoffer Lee A.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    A warm and wonderful service from the staff. The food was a visual treat and had all flavors on point! Well-balanced dishes overall. I highly recommend this place!

  2. Sven v.
    • 6 reviews
    9.5/10

    Welcoming service, interesting and changing menu every 3 months. Small portions but sufficient. Service was attentive and nice but forgot three times things we ordered, but overall very nice place

  3. James O.
    • one review
    10/10

    The meals were delicious and everything was presented with style. The service was friendly and genuine. A taste of Italy in Barcelona.

  4. David R.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Great food, service was very friendly

  5. Nina B.
    • one review
    10/10

    This is the top of the top in Barcelona. Everything was superb. We celebrited my Birthday and it was the best chois of restaurant. We had 10 different things too eat, and they tasted lovley. The red wine was also perfect. We will come back.

  6. David C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excelente

  7. Ron Y.
    • 3 reviews
    6/10

    We made reservations because the place had great reviews. Unfortunately, it did not live up to the expectations. My wife is a trained chef and in her words, "they tried too hard." Lots of style but little substance to the food. Gnocci with pesto was uninspired and the pasta needed salt. Duck reduction of soy was just excessively salty and closer to burnt. No vegetable or starch sides served/offered with any of the entrees. A limited menu and yet none of the items were truly mastered. A couple of "cheesy" things: we ordered cheese plate (16 Eur), they offered bread for it then brought out an incredibly salty focacia appetizer and charged us for it. Also, the "bottled" water came in Absolute Vodka bottles that were relabeled with their name but were brought to the table open and with the seals already broken- a pretty good sign that they were filled at the restaurant. There are simply too many excellent restaurants to go to this one. I would definitely advise avoiding.

  8. Catarina P.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    This place is a new Barcelona gem. The handmade pasta was amazing, the chocolate volcano as well. Excellent service and outstanding food! Will be back

  9. F B.
    • 8 reviews
    9.5/10

    Excellent food! One of the best Italian restaurants I have ever been to! Especially the desserts are true masterpieces. Very highly recommended!

  10. Young Joon P.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    One of the finest italian cuisines I’ve had including the ones I’ve visited in Italy. The harmony of Italian (espcially genova(genoa) as the owner kindly explained) and spanish dish is a “splendido” itself.

  11. Fadi H.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Was a great experience: Tasteful dishes, pleasant service and nice atmosphere.

  12. Manuel Cristian S.
    • 5 reviews
    8/10

    Buen restaurante

  13. George M.
    • 101 reviews
    8/10

    The starters was very good. Vines also fine. But after we was waisted 1,5 hour until main dishes was served. 3 Michelin Star restaurants serve faster... Waited in so hot room, that enjoying well prepared dishes was impossible.

  14. Mark T.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    I have dined here twice. I think the dishes are very creative. I was treated very well as a solo diner. I will definitely return in the future. I highly recommend you give it a try, especially with the big discounts you may find here at The Fork.

  15. Donald B.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    Much was good, vibe, clean, great service, wine, food.. except the cod linguine was very very salty, spoiled the visit for me. Overall would go again and have a different main. Also it has to be said the menu is very restricted, could do with more choice. Lots of potential.

  16. Alfons B.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Sorprendente

  17. Mark T.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Wonderful food, one of the best duck dishes I have had in my life. Great presentation. Friendly service. Will definitely return.

  18. Steven K.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Superb meal. Excellent service. Lovely atmosphere n

  19. Linda F.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Well worth a visit. We had the "Portofino" tasting menu which had some excellent dishes. Amuse bouche was a delicious anchovy with beets and parmesan, Bonito Tataki with Ligurian condiglione was very well executed, Zucchini flower with mozzarella with the best foccacia ever tasted and sublime leek ravioli with mussels. The zucchini stuffed baby squid however were rather chewy, and the mature beef tenderloin good but not excellent from a flavour perspective, and the Tastes ofH azelnut desert split opinion with its overall flavour. We had a wine flight designed by Francesco which paired well, and was generous. Total bill €192, which was good value. Would certainly return, and wish them well

  20. Akin B.
    • one review
    10/10

    good to go italian fooed

TheFork offers

-30% off the "à la carte" menu!

Set menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.

-30% off the "à la carte" menu!

Set menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.

Practical information

Opening time

LUNES: Cerrado

Comida: de 13:30 a 15:30 ( Viernes, Sabado y domingo)

Cena: de 20:00 a 23:00

How to get to the restaurant

Carrer d' Aribau, 58, 08011, Barcelona, Spain

Public transport

Metro Universidad

Directions to get there

En fronte del local

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