Fancy some old-fashioned Italian food in the heart of Granada?
In that case, head right to Ossobuco restaurant by the river Darro, in Albaicin!
I have walked past this place so many times over my many trips to Granada, and never realised what culinary gem hides behind the grey facade.
Here is a short review of my first visit, which definitely won’t be the last one!
The restaurant has a spectacular location, right by the river Darro, on the famous Carrera del Darro street, which leads to Paseo de los Tristes and some of the most wonderful views of Alhambra.
The unsuspecting rustic facade hides a real colorful dream inside.
If you wouldn’t peek through the window drawn by the warm lights, you would never know what gem hides inside!
The restaurant has two sections, the front room and then the main room, with beautiful velvet pink chairs, pink flowers crawling all over the ceiling and some of the most beautiful wall decorations I’ve seen.
If I gave in to my initial impressions, I would say that this place was set up to attract a specific type of crowd – those Insta thirsty ‘creators’ who travel the world looking for the next big location worthy of the likes.
Luckily, it wasn’t the case!
The whole room was lit up by very stylish warm lighting that instantly transformed the place and made it feel super cosy and welcoming.
We arrived as soon as they opened, around 7pm. That’s why there are no other guests in the photos, in case you’re wondering – locals in Spain generally eat very late, after 9pm or 10pm, even with kids.
We were greeted by very friendly and professional staff, and I couldn’t wait to dive into the menu.
One of the surprising items on the menu was Pinsa – not pizza!
It’s a healthier version of pizza, with an oval shape. The dough is a combination of soy, wheat, and rice flour. It is fermented up to 72 hours, and baked at lower temperatures. All and all, it’s a much healthier (and more tasty) version of a pizza!
We ordered Pinsa Bologna, Tagliatelle Alfredo for two, and Pappardelle with truffles and mushrooms.
I tasted everything, and it was heavenly!
My Tagliatelle Alfredo was served directly from a gigantic parmesan wheel and dusted off with fresh shavings of truffles. They have a minimum two-person order if you want to experience this dish yourself.
If we had more time left in Granada, I would have ventured in to sample the rest of the menu, which included a selection of salads, fish and meat!
You can check the full menu here – English translations are under Spanish names.
Below are the photos of our dishes!
I can confidently say that if you want a fabulous meal in stunning surroundings, you won’t be disappointed.
Visit them and let me know how you liked the food!