This Cecconi's is the Barcelona Gothic Quarter outpost of the popular classic Italian fine dining concept that has locations in London, Berlin, New York, West Hollywood, Miami and Istanbul. The décor blends comfort with luxury and the 5-star ambiance creates a space suitable to making a winning impression or hosting special occasions. The surroundings promise, and deliver on, a lavish dining experience.
Cecconi's does more than pay lip service to the “Classic Italian” ideal. The appetizers menu includes expected favorites like baked gnocchi, carpaccio, meatballs with basil in tomato sauce and calamari fritti. Pizza, pasta and wood & charcoal-grilled meats round out the classics. There's a complete “Late Night” menu that's more than small bites and sharing plates: indulge in black truffle pizza, lemon zest prawns and a host of other delectable choices. Desserts include tiramisu, homemade gelato and others of the usual suspects.
Service is smart, professional, mostly Italian natives and occurs at a traditional European pace - why rush something so lovely? Cecconi's is a favorite with locals as well as visitors, so reservations are recommended.