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Restaurante Xemei

4.6
4.6
59 Reviews
€31 to €50
Italian

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    935 53 51 40

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

Menu

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What 59 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. ES

    EhsanS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s a must go place in Barcelona!

  2. LS

    LuisSegui

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    El espagueti al Nero di sepia genial, con vino blanco de Puglia

  3. MA

    MiriamA

    Barcelona

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Siempre es un placer ir a Xemei! La mejor "pasta nero de sepia" acompañada de un vino tinto increíble. La atención fenomenal...todo súper, muy recomendable!

  4. GV

    GaraV

    Barcelona

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Muy buena comida en un sitio único. El servicio muy bueno, te aconsejan sobre todo para hacer tu experiencia única. Solo tiene un punto negativo, hay 2 turnos de comida y si vas a hacer una celebración especial acabas teniendo que comer rápido para dejar la mesa libre. Pierde parte del encanto no poder estar tranquilamente cenando.

  5. CC

    CelineC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience2

    Really disappointed by one of the waitress who was pushing us out saying our table needed to be ready for the next customers and we hardly had stayed an hour and 30 min. And our booking said as of 9pm. At 10:30 already busy bringing us the bill and coming with the card machine. How rude! My first glass of wine for 7 euros was very very small seemed it was the rest of a bottle and when I asked for the same wine they said no we cannot open such a same bottle....you wonder ...A shame because we felt that raw products were excellent but it seems that when successful restaurants lose the appetite to deliver very good customer service and experience and it felt that it was all about maximizing number of clients. Was recommended by friends who live like us in Barcelona but unfortunately we will not go back for the reasons above. Again food was good but overall experience not great.

  6. IR

    IanR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Food, wine and restaurant are truly great, but after 1 hour 20 minutes we were presented with the bill and told that we had 10 mins left before the next sitting. Kind of ruined the experience as I'd taken my friend for her birthday and we then had to rush the rest of the wine instead of relaxing and finishing the meal in a normal manner. When paying 100 euros for dinner you don't expect to be kicked out that quickly, and I hadn't been informed that it was only a 1.5 hr sitting when booking. Because of that, I probably wouldn't return unfortunately, but I would recommend Xemei as long as you check how long you have to enjoy the meal when booking.

  7. F

    Fifilolo26700

    Barcelona

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2019

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    Très bon mais beaucoup trop cher !! Service moyen même si la serveuse parlait français. Impossible d’avoir une bouteille d’eau supplémentaire, par exemple !

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service and lovely atmosphere.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was outstanding and, like another reviewer, as good as I have had in Italy. located in a residential neighborhood and away from tourist spots. Best word to describe: authentic.

  10. A

    Andrew

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a great neighborhood restaurant!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food and staff

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Recommended by a friend, said it was the best Italian in Barcelona, and he was right! Lovely experience, great food and wine selection.

  13. CL

    CLB2021

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First night in BCN, We had booked a table in advance based on previous reviews. We were not disappointed. The service was amazing. Our waitress was very helpful with her food and wine recommendations. The food was amazing both in taste and presentation. We were hoping the first night in BCN would set the tone for the remainder of our trip, and expectations were exceeded.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab service, food and atmosphere. Gets busier later on, I suggest going for a later table around 10-10.30. The girl who served us was fab and made us try some beautiful wines. Definitely recommend.

  15. M

    Miriam

    Barcelona

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantástica cena, como siempre. Volvimos de vacaciones y fue al primer sitio que nos dirigimos, al Xemei, a comer su Risotto, la ensalada de burrata, la tortilla de patatas carbonara, la pasta... Todo está buenísimo y además nos tratan como si fueramos parte de la familia.

  16. DG

    DylanG

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  17. V

    Victoria

    Barcelona

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

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

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  19. S

    Sophy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    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.

  20. A

    Angela

    Barcelona

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    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.

  21. J

    Jorge

    Barcelona

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    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

  22. JS

    JulieS

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4

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

  24. SB

    ScottB

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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 outside and buttery within. Just perfect.

  25. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience2

    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.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  27. d

    davidw

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5

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

  28. HG

    HG3mum

    Angus

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  30. AK

    AmandaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    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!

  31. NB

    NicoleB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    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!

  32. I

    Icrrvq

    Barcelona

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4

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

  33. l

    lucy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

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

  34. R

    Rohter

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  35. AM

    AnnaMarc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    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.

  36. PB

    PaulBCN

    Spain

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    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

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    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..😉

  38. SR

    SimonaR

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    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

  40. S

    Sassy

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Restaurante Xemei is rated 4.6 stars by 59 OpenTable diners

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Passeig de l'Exposició 85 Barcelona, Barcelona 08004

  • Neighborhood

    El Poble-sec

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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    Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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