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[Barcelona] Toto Restaurant & Wine Bar

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Toto Restaurant & Wine Bar

Add: Carrer de València 246, Barcelona
Tel: +34 934 67 67 29
Hours: 1-4:30pm, 8pm~12:30am
Price: €25~35/person
Visited on: Jan 2013

Just opened in December 2013, Toto Restaurant & Wine Bar is a new trendy place to visit in Barcelona. The “contemporary Italian” cuisine here wasn’t exactly a hit for me, but I absolutely loved the interior design by Lazaro Rosa-Violan. He’s got various styles layering and blending together seamlessly, creating a cozy, sophisticated space with just a touch of whimsy.

Menganito 2011, love the wine label.

Amuse bouche, cauliflower soup with chili and rosemary.

Bread plate (€2.50/person) – did not know we would be charged extra for this until the bill came.

Frito mixto with squid from Arenys de mar, polenta and allioli (€15.50).

Pizzeta with nettles and pecorino (€14).

Burrata with…? (€???)

Carpaccio of sea bass with fava beans, herbs, and chili (€13.50).

Food at Toto wasn’t bad, but it was nothing special. Service also needs some improvement, as all of our dishes were brought to the table all at once (now do I eat the cold or the hot first?). Perhaps things will pick up after a few weeks, but for now the decor is the its most attractive feature. For those who are interested in checking the place out for the ambience, perhaps come here for a drink first?

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February 25th, 2013 at 4:32 pm