Santo Porcello - A Trip to Italy in Sant Antoni
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.
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.
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..!).
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.
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.