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Mercato Ballaro

Calle Santa Engracia 24, 28010 Madrid, Spain
+34 913 10 16 18
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“truffles” (2 reviews)
“italian food” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European
££ - £££
Calle Santa Engracia 24, 28010 Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never had better pasta in Spain. Had pasta with sardines, Sicilian style. Fresh and tasty, perfect. Reasonably priced.

Thank RafaelBenatar
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We arrived without a reservation at 9:30 on a Friday night and a kind waiter took pity on us and gave us a table. Bread is served with wonderful tapanade, just a hint of the pleasure to follow. Restaurant was bustling with many friends and...More

Thank Aerie703
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived at 9:30 on a busy Friday with no reservation after being turned away at several other restaurants. The head waiter went out of his way to fit us in. Some of the dished are truly innovative; I had pasta carbonara that included asparagus, truffles...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 12 September 2016

good restaurant. Waiters alwasy very helpful. If you can go upstairs for a little bit of better atmosphere (downstairs a little bit more cafeteria atmosphere). Check in the same street (Españoleto) for other Italian choices

Thank JavierCC2
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Very good Italian food with "normal" prices and the availability of half portions. The ground floor is more informal than the upper one.

Thank John D
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Sicilian restaurant in front of another one of the same type just across the street. It has a less formal canteen downstairs where it is possible to have lunch as well as dinner, with 1/2 ration dishes available. Upstairs the proper restsurant is located. The...More

Thank cornatel
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

I'm Italian and every time I went to Italian restaurants in Madrid, I've always found something wrong and not so "italian" as it is supposed to be. Well, this is not the case. Very good the daily dishes. Nice atomosphere. Quite a large variaty of...More

Thank Ciaooo
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

50 euros for 2 people, including two starters main course and dessert. Everything was great, especially the starters.

Thank Tiago F
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

A surprise to find excellent Italian food at a reasonable price.Excelent Service.Very nice neighborhood.Definetly a place to return

Thank Eduardo S
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Excellent restaurant with plenty of atmosphere and clearly very popular as it was full to bursting very soon after opening. The menu is not extensive and a little confusing if you don't speak Spanish, however the food was magnificent when it arrived and surprisingly reasonably...More

Thank ianandmax
Multi-story residential buildings decorated with
ornate balconies line the traditional, quiet, and
pretty streets of Chamberí. Humble storefronts and
neighbourhood taverns are scattered across the lower
levels down every block, and here and there, there's a
cluster of tables on the sidewalk. It isn't ever
crowded, but people are always out, poking into the
tiny bakeries, hardware stores, and tobacco shops, or
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Santa Engracia 24, 28010 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Chamberi
  • Neighbourhood: Chamberi
  • Phone Number: +34 913 10 16 18
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