La Cucchiarella

16 Jun
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer San Rafael 20

Opened just yesterday, a new addition to el Raval: La Cucchiarella! Run by the lovely Giovanna and Stefania, who prepare food and pastry deliciousness on site and attend all customers with a smile and their delightful Italian accents.

La Cucchiarella is located on Carrer San Rafael 20, right next to the Rambla del Raval, in what probably were the former premises of a textile business, to judge by the gorgeous old fabric scales that have been left on one of its walls.

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Fabric scales

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Cucchiarella bar

Food or pastries to take away or eat in, at one of their two bars, or any of the cute seating areas.

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Yummie cake

Just like big sister Le Cucine Mandarosso (a great Italian eatery which I will post about soon) the decor is a mix of vintage furniture and appliances which make you feel at home instantly.

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Good food

And just like her big sister, La Cucchiarella offers excellent quality food, made from fresh produce combined with authentic Italian pasta, cheese, etc. sourced and imported from Italy by the owner himself.

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Cute corner

Family recipes as well as those found in much used cookbooks are offered to the customers at very accessible prices, and always with a broad smile – a sure recipe for success!

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Books and cutlery

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Nice space

The space they have found for La Cucchiarella is bright and airy. Some finishing touches have yet to be added, but thanks to fresh bunches of pretty flowers gracing the main table and the pastry table in the shop window, you feel instantly welcome.

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Lamp

Just a few examples of the vintage beauties that have been used to decorate La Cucchiarella – gorgeous lamps…

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Window seats

… mix and match furniture, and dainty curtains.

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Pretty curtain

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Sweet selection

The side table with their cake and pastry selection is irresistible! You just have to try at least one of their pretty pastries, or a wedge of cake! The mini chocolate muffins are super yummie!

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Perfect pastries

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Main table

It was mid-morning when I visited, and my stomach was asking for something savoury, so I had one of their saltimboccas – one with pesto, mozzarella and cherry tomatoes… hmmmmm! Benissimo!!

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Saltimbocca

No doubt I’ll be going back often (it is just a couple of street way from the Cute Suite after all). I sure hope to see you there too sometime!

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