Here’s a great Greco-Italo-Spanish gastro-trilogy exclusive from
GOURMET’s CHOICE, Guidepost!
By Margaux Cintrano
Photos: M. Cintrano and other sources
DIONISOS GASTRO BAR
Calle Conde Duque 26, 28015 Madrid
Metro Line 3, Ventura Rodriguez station
Reservations Highly Suggested: 91. 173. 7600
DIONISOS GASTRO BAR is one of Madrid´s elixirs. Parne gia ouzaki! (In plain English that’s “Let´s go for a little Ouzo.”)
DIONISOS is bountiful in food lore and aims to create a decidedly Greek tavern in a wine cellar type of setting.
A favorite for the Madrid Guidepost Magazine Publishing Staff are:
The superbly splendid Greek Salad
The marvelous assorted Greek meze
The delicious dolmades
The Tsaziki Greek yougurt
The divinely Greek Feta cheese
The Melitzanosalata (Aubergine/Eggplant Dip)
The Spanakopita (Phyllo Spinach & Feta Tartlettes)
Prices: Under 12 Euros
Greek meze in Madrid
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RISTORANTE DI BACCO
Calle Gran Via 59, 28013 Madrid
Metro Lines 3, 5, 10: Callao or Plaza España stations
Reservations Highly Suggested: 91. 547 . 6104
This is an amazingly lovely venue for lunch when exploring the wonderful city centre of Madrid.
The menu of the day changes daily, featuring five or six specials, well worth 11.95 Euros per person including a beverage and café.
DI BACCO epitomises a Milan trattoria merged in an elegant contemporary livingroom.
Guidepost Madrid Magazine Recommendations:
The absolutely exceptional Risotto of the Day
A spectacular selection of 15 pizzas
The freshly made Pastas of the Day including the Spinach Fettuccine with Fresh Squid and Boletus Eduli Forest Mushrooms
The Baked Eggplant stuffed with Tuna or Veal
The Black Angel Hair with Fresh Wild Salmon
The home-made Tiramisù or the Italian Style Cheesecake of the Day
All the food prepared at Di Bacco is natural Bio . No synthetic ingredients are used. Another plus, the wait staff is multi lingual .
DE MERCADO BAR COCINA
Plaza de Los Mostenses 13, 28015 Madrid
Metro: Line 3, 10: Plaza de España station
Reservations: Highly Suggested – 91. 548. 7983
This small treasure of a bistro bar is a favorite, located just a few metres from the Guidepost Madrid Magazine Offices.
A fun place for lunch, tapas at the large oak bar, and/or dinner, in this cozy ambiance, with simple yet superbly splendid fare, of all natural ingredients never falls short . . .
The Menu of the Day is 11 Euros and the selections are simply fascinating regional Spanish re-invented with lovely art of plating.
The Soups and Salads are top notch as well as the fresh catch of the day.
Carnivores shall also have a wonderful selection.
The wine list simply merits excellence and a large blackboard of the wines by the glass, is always memorable.
The exterior open air terrace, weather permiting, is simply a marvel for people-watching.