La Chitarra is a small workshop specializing in fresh pasta, made by hand and to-go that will make you change your habits. You will forget about that dry supermarket pasta and move on the goodness and flavor from Abruzzo, the region that influenced La Chitarra. Samantha di Paolo and Antonello de Felice are the couple who started La Chitarra. When they arrived in Barcelona, they realized that they wanted to transmit their love for gastronomy to the public, and more than anything the special cuisine of Abruzzo. “When arriving to Barcelona, we couldn’t find places that worked well with fresh pasta. We couldn’t find a place where you would be able to recognize that everything was made by hand, so we decided to make it ourselves.” The name chitarra comes from a type of cut of spaghetti, “spaghetti alls chitarra,” which is typical of the region of Abruzzo, which they used in their workshop. Antonello loves to make his own pasta fillings and sauces. He also serves a large selection of antipasti like: olives, artichokes, cabbage in oil, eggplant, smoked scamorza cheese or parmesan cheese. On the daily menu you tend to find spaghetti with amantriciana sauce, eggplant parmesan, mushroom risotto, and ricotta tortellini with spinach. Our personal recommendations are the saffron pastas and the amazing ravioli stuffed with peas and panceta, truffles and potatoes, tomatoes and provolone, or the gnocchi. If you have a sweet tooth, go for the tiramisu or the pannacotta. They are to die for. They also sell almost everything they produce in their store, so happy shopping!
Daily Combo 7 euros from 13:30 – 15:30
Wed-Sat 11.00 – 15.30 / 17.00 – 21.00.
Sun, 11.00 – 15.30
Text: Alba Yañez
Photos: Cecilia Díaz Betz
Translation: Brett Piron