For someone who moved to Spain I am incredibly disloyal to Spanish food. Whenever I have visitors I try to negotiate the tapas out of the dinner options and go for something different. Maybe I moved to the wrong country because I have a very soft spot for Italian food.
However, good Italian places are scarce in Barcelona (or I am picky) so I often take my loss and opt for a different kitchen. So you can imagine my happiness when Narciso popped up in my neighbourhood. Located on Calle Princesa, a street that – to be honest – has not much to offer, this little gem opened its doors and became my favourite place for a quick lunch.
Narciso is specialised in schiacciata sandwiches. Schiacciata is a kind of focaccia from Tuscany, made with olive oil and salt. Just that bread is already mouthwateringly good. But the charm of this little place on the corner of the street is that it makes every sandwich from scratch — slightly warm, and with super soft creamy mozzarella. Hungry yet?
The simplest sandwich with mortadella starts at 4.50€ and is indeed simply delicious. There are also veggie options of course and if you just want a small bite to eat you can order some of them as half portions. You can eat it there or take them to another of my favourite spots — Park ciutadella — for a picnic.
It’s a place that I find hard to resist… I am a true lunch regular there!