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“Fresh, Aromatic Dishes” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carabassa Restaurant

Carabassa Restaurant
Carabassa 19, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
933025204
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Ranked #35 of 6,365 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $20 - $46
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Boston, MA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Fresh, Aromatic Dishes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I ate at Carabassa with 5 others in March 2013. Upon being seated, the waitress introduced each dish with great detail and was able to do so in English. She also made excellent recommendations for each course. The ingredients used went together perfectly and tasted as though they were in-season. I will definitely return!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Not worth the hype”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We visited this restaurant after seeing many favourable reviews on TA. The menu is very limited and it is in Italian (I think). The waitress was very nice and explained fully each of the dishes in English, which begs the question why they don't have an English menu. We shared a potato/cheese starter which was very tasty. I had chicken which was ok but really quite a small main meal. My wife had a pasta dish that was taking al dente to the extreme. The pasta was barely cooked. We were really looking forward to going to this restaurant but it was dissapointing.

Visited March 2013
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Lafayette, Indiana
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful Italian cusine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Small, cozy restaurant easily accomodated a family of 5 plus a stroller for infant. Maria was helpful with recommendations and delivered on them. Food was excellent! Would go back in a heartbeat. Not for dieters, good hearty, wonderful flavors made with Maria’s secrets.

Visited March 2013
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Dundalk, Ireland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Ok. Definitely not 5 stars, worth a visit with friendly staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Small restaurant where the food was good, service was quick and staff were friendly, but not worthy of 5 stars. A bit more than average, but not 5.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

All outta words actually. So I'll keep this one short: visit this place! Fantastic albondigas napoletana, perfect pasta, superb chianti. All for a way too cheap price. Great & extremely friendly service as well. Looking forward to our next visit!

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