What makes a restaurant special is undoubtedly the passion that its founders put into the project. Opening a restaurant from scratch is not an easy task and you have to take into account many factors: that the product is good and of quality, that it is different, that it is well located, that it impresses, that it is cozy and that customers love it so much they want to return. Bronzo is one of these restaurants, where its raw material is of high quality and its owners Marc and Joan put everything they have into make first class Italian dishes.
Get rid of everything you know about the typical Italian restaurant that you find in Barcelona, because Bronzo is not a trattoria with huge pizzas and big pasta dishes, but a “bacaro”- an Italian tavern where you will enjoy traditional Italian grandmother cooking, served in a way that is ideal for sharing.
We start with their version of the drink of the moment, a Bronzo Spritz that we recommend you order accompanied by some sweet Sicilian olives to get you started, and continue with anchovies with amaro and lime. Meanwhile, Marc tells us about his adventures when he lived in London, and about the friendships he has made everywhere, Italian friends who have helped the couple import top quality products. For example, dairy products are imported from different parts of Italy, (from the Puglia region, for example), wines come from small wineries, and the flour is from recovered Millenary grain. They use low gluten flour, which follow a slow fermentation process and, therefore, facilitate digestion. Thus, you will find homemade dough like your Gnocchi ‘with donkey and sage’, or pizza and Burrata with Speck and pesto. All plated in perfect proportions to share.
If what you want is to come to Bronzo during lunchtime, it has a special menu that adapts to all tastes and pockets. Choose any dish from the menu, add 5 euros and you will have included an entree, a dessert and a drink. What more could you want?
Following the tapas route, they have salads of the highest quality, as with the Insalata Panzanella , where the juicy tomato melts on the palate accompanied by onion and pepper, covered by a soft layer of tasty oil. And to finish, their homemade desserts are a typical Italian delicacy, which include Tiramisu and Babà with limoncello.
And to close this chapter of travel in Italy, on Thursdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in Bronzo you can enjoy the Italian aperitif accompanied by a tapa, so you can add your post-work afternoons with a drink accompanied by the best company.
Medium Price: 25-30 euros
Photos: Anel González
Text: Georgina Tirado