Santo Porcello - A Trip to Italy in Sant Antoni

 
 Santo Porcello, Barcelona

Santo Porcello, Barcelona

Santo Porcello is the kind of place where you go inside and you are immediately transported to a different place, and why not even a different time altogether. This deli and bar in Sant Antoni is a real charmer. This place could perfectly well be a deli in a cosy neighbourhood in Rome or why not a little town somewhere in Italy. The chequered floors, the turcoise-green paint, and the friendly face behind the counter.

 Santo Porcello, Barcelona

Santo Porcello, Barcelona

Santo Porcello Barcelona

The walls are filled with Italian delicacies you can buy there and take home with you if you want to prepare a good, authentic Italian meal. But I dare you to leave without trying something from their menu. First we had a Tigella: a thin sandwich (traditionally from Modena) filled with salami and taleggio. I loved how the bread allowed the flavours of the salami to come across perfectly, and the size makes it a perfect appetiser.

 Tigella at Santo Porcello, Barcelona

Tigella at Santo Porcello, Barcelona

 Salami and Cheese at Santo Porcello, Barcelona

Salami and Cheese at Santo Porcello, Barcelona

After this delight: panini time. We had one with porchetta and eggplant, and WOW. The bread is so fresh, and specially made for Santo Porcello by bread masters Yellow Bakery. We had mind-blowing bruschetta, amazing cheese and salami from the deli counter, and wonderful green olives (gosh how I love Italian olives..!).

 Lots of panini to choose from at Santo Porcello, Barcelona

Lots of panini to choose from at Santo Porcello, Barcelona

Do you really think we could leave without having dessert? Nope. We were brought a wonderful home-made tiramisu, and I can tell you: it was one of the best I’ve had in Barcelona.

Tiramisu Santo Porcello Barcelona

Before you leave make sure you bring a few things home with you. The deli counter left me speechless: all the amazing cured meats and cheeses brought directly from Italy. Go here, bring your friends and thank me later.

Santo Porcello, C/ Sepulveda 151, Barcelona, Spain. + 34 931 548 049.