Wish there were a place to go for a meal in Madrid that offered take-out service and authentic Italian dishes made from the freshest ingredients. Well, look no further than La Vita é Bella.
Stepping into La Vita é Bella is like being inside a bustling coffee shop in Italy. The décor is minimal with few tables and bar stools.The reasonably priced food and variety of options make this spot perfect for a quick mid-day snack or a relaxing dinner at a nearby plaza or park. All locations offer mouth-watering pizza, pasta and stromboli. While the place is normally packed with tourists, students, and locals, the staff is efficient and thorough. There are tables to sit and enjoy your meal but only a few, so be prepared to wait or take your food on the road.
What to order: The Malasaña pizza is a must: A delicious combination of tomato, mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto, arugula, and fresh Parmesan. The menu offers fifteen thin-crust pizzas that have both meat and vegetarian options. Pizza comes in one-size only, which can feed two people or one, depending on how hungry you are.
For dessert order a cannolo, a ricotta cheese filled pastry tube dream.
La Vita é Bella means Life is Beautiful in Italian – fitting for how you feel after eating at any of their locations!
Address: Calle Pelayo, 22, C/ Espiritu Santo, 13, Plaza de San Ildefonso, 5
Telephone number: 915231741, 915238401, 915214108
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 12 PM -12 AM, Friday, Saturday 12 PM – 1 AM
Average Price: 7 euros
Neighborhood: Chueca, Malasaña, Antón Martín
Metro: Chueca, Tribunal, Antón Martín
By Marissa Friedman
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