The Sant Antoni district is the hottest neighborhood in Barcelona these days and nowhere is that truer than on Benzina’s lively terrace. The Catalan capital is more diverse and cosmopolitan than ever and it really shows in new restaurants like this one - with its British owner, Italian chef, music harking back to the 70s and 80s, and distinctly New York feel. The restaurant, which opened in 2018, attracts a loyal following that can’t get enough of its unexpected takes on traditional Italian dishes (like eggplant parmigiana with parmesan ice cream or Sferamisu, a deconstructed spherical take on tiramisu), strong cocktails, and an excellent selection of Italian wine. What more could you possibly want?

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Where To Eat & Stay In Barcelona

19 great restaurants, bars, and hotels in the Catalan capital.