What is Italian Prosecco?

Discover Prosecco, an Italian sparkling wine that you can pair with the recipes of our restaurant.

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Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine that has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. It has its roots in the Veneto region, in northeastern Italy. Made from Glera grapes, it can be presented in two styles: frizzante (slightly sparkling) and spumante (fully effervescent).

At our Italian restaurant, located in Plaza Real in Barcelona, you can try some of these sparkling wines. Discover the magic that only Prosecco can bring, an explosion of pleasure in every bubble.

Cheers to more unforgettable moments with us!

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Origin of Prosecco

The Prosecco has its roots in the Veneto region, specifically in the areas of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, in northern Italy. Produced since ancient times, its main grape variety used in its production is Glera.

The rolling hills of this region provide an ideal microclimate for the cultivation of this grape, with well-drained soils and an altitude that contributes to the distinctive acidity and freshness of Prosecco. The result is a wine that encapsulates the essence of its land.

Its production involves a secondary fermentation in stainless steel tanks, using the Charmat method. This contributes to the preservation of the fruity and floral aromas characteristic of Glera, as well as the generation of fine and persistent bubbles.

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Differences between champagne, cava, and Prosecco

Prosecco is often compared to other sparkling wines, such as Champagne or Cava, but it is important to highlight their differences:


Originating from the Champagne region of France, this sparkling wine is a symbol of sophistication. The bottle fermentation, known as the "méthode champenoise," gives it its fine and persistent bubbles. The calcareous soils of the region, and the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes provide notes ranging from fresh fruits to toasted touches.


Prosecco stands out for its fresh and casual style. Produced mainly with Glera grapes, the Charmat method, which involves secondary fermentation in stainless steel tanks, provides a distinctive effervescence. With fruity notes ranging from apple, pear, and peach.


From Catalonia, Cava reflects the diversity of its land and the passion for Mediterranean life. The traditional method is also used here, as in champagne, using mainly the grape varieties Macabeo, Parellada, and Xarel·lo. With a refreshing acidity and flavors ranging from citrus to almonds.

The ideal pairing

In its sensory expression, it is distinguished by its fresh character, with fruity notes ranging from green apple and pear to subtle citrus. Its dry or semi-dry profile, along with balanced acidity, makes it a versatile option that can be enjoyed both alone and paired with a variety of recipes.

This sparkling wine, it’s an ideal companion for antipasti, such as bruschettas or carpaccio. In addition, its versatility allows it to harmonize with seafood and fish, enhancing their flavors without overwhelming them. Pasta dishes, especially those with lighter sauces, benefit from the sparkling acidity of Prosecco.

And let’s not forget desserts! A semi-dry Prosecco can perfectly balance the sweetness of a tiramisu or panna cotta.

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“Patatas bravas”

Italian bruschetta with fresh basil

Hand-carved Iberian ham with tomato bread (half portion)

Andalusian-style fried calamari

MAIN COURSE (to choose)

Black rice with squid

Homemade meat or vegetable lasagna

Vegan option: Vegetable risotto

DESSERT (to choose)

Profiteroles with chocolate

Chocolate and walnut brownie

(served with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream)

Vegan option: Lemon sorbet


Water included

2 Glasses of red or white wine Envite joven D.O. Rioja


2 Soft drinks / 2 beers

(VAT included)