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“Great value and great food.”
Review of Macchina Pasta Bar

Macchina Pasta Bar
Ranked #154 of 10,607 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Neighborhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Description: Tiny restaurant with bar- and communal seating, fresh homemade pasta and sauces made to order. Great cheap eat, close to La Rambla.
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Concept is great, pick your pasta, your sauce and any extras i.e. chicken etc and chef heats up the fresh pasta to your liking. If you go plain pasta and sauce here you can eat real cheap. There are about 3 tables for 2 at the front and a big communal seating area at the back. Each table has a little basil plant on it too so you can tear some off for your pasta. It’s simple and quick but great food, while I wouldn’t recommend this for a place to eat dinner as its more of a fast food ambience ,don’t get me wrong, it’s a big step up from McDonalds but just not the place I would choose for a relaxed evening meal, it’s a great place for lunch. Would definitely go back here again.



Thank spicyhippo
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Great concept, amazing taste, fantastic staff very friendly!!
I was walking in the Gotic quater, and saw this cosy place.
well designed place, very young and cool atmosphere.
you get to choose between varios types of pasta, than you choose the sauce you like, and than you choose any ingredients you like.
All very fresh, very clean, great flavors, realy fine!!
Very recomended. Don´t miss it!!

Thank Alon W
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Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

Walked in early so was able to be seated, kids enjoyed assembling their meal choice. Pasta was as good as it gets and even better value than I expected.

Thank louiseswelshfan
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

It's so easy to be ripped off at on over-priced tourist restaurant in Barcelona, particulaly around the Ramblas and Barri Gotic. With fussy kids it can be even worse, so the Pasta Bowl is a welcome place for a sit-down in their cosy bar-style restaurant, or for a take-away.

Unquestionably great value for money (even when considering that it's only pasta) - but the ingredients were fresh and very tasty. A range of pasta, sauces and ingredients that will satisfy the fussy child to the more adventurous adult - this concept would do well as a chain to compete strongly against UK chains like Bella Pasta on both price, quality and convenience.

Pasta Bar could possibly be better marketed, but it was busy enough when we ate. Word of mouth (via Trip Advisor) is clearly the key to this and other restaurants' success.

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Thank RamblingAroundAgain
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

We where walking in the streets of the old city (barri gothic) when we came along this pasta bar.
You choose the type of pasta you want, then the sauce end than the supplementary ingredients. you can choose to sit in the restaurant or take away.
It is a great concept and a very very good food. We ate with 2 persons just under the 25 euros. It is not a chic restaurant but a nice delicious good simple restaurant to eat.

Thank willems107
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