Overall Experience - 2.5
Summary : Come here for the pastries, not the pizza. This upscale bakery does a lot of things right, but pizza isn't one.
After spending a week in Italy on a pizza adventure this winter, I headed to Barcelona for a few nights to meet a friend of mine who is currently working near there. Although I had intentions of at least trying some pizza in Barcelona, it wasn’t the primary purpose of my trip. To be honest, after trying nine pizza places in Naples and Rome, I was ready for a bit of a pizza respite. Plus, Barcelona is known for it’s eclectic mix of cuisines, not one of which is pizza.
I made it through the first few days of my trip without thinking about pizza. I’d had excellent meals at spots like Taller De Tapas and felt no need to work some pizza into my diet. But on our third day there, we wandered into a bakery just off Las Ramblas. We weren’t even particularly hungry, but the smell of fresh baked goods lured us in. The name of the bakery was the not-so-easily-pronounceable BarcelonaReykjavik (12, Carrer del Doctor Dou, 34-93-3020-921).