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Bel Mondo Madrid – A Trendy Italian Restaurant in Madrid

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Bel Mondo is an Italian restaurant in Madrid operated by the Big Mama Group, the people behind Pink Mama in Paris and Circolo Popalare in London. Opened in 2020, Bel Mondo is self described as, “the perfect mix between a summer palazzo on the banks of Lake Garda and the bachelor pad of an 80’s cool kid.”

While spending 2 Days in Madrid, I had the chance to dine at Bel Mondo. From the atmosphere to the menu, here’s what it’s like eating at one of the hippest restaurants in Madrid. 

Bel Mondo Location + Hours

Address: C. de Velázquez, 39, 28001 Madrid, Spain

Bel Mondo is located in the Salamanca district. The nearest metro stop is Velázquez which can be reached via Line 4. 

Hours:

Sunday 12:45 PM–4:45 PM, 8:00 PM–11:15 PM

Monday – Thursday 1:00 PM–4:15 PM, 8:00 PM–11:15 PM

Friday 1:00 PM – 4:45 PM, 8:00 PM –11:30 PM

Saturday 12:45 PM – 4:45 PM, 8:00 PM –11:30 PM

Bel Mondo Atmosphere

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There are 3 main dining areas at Bel Mondo: Salon Naranja, Salon Amarillo, and Terrazza Cubierta. You can choose which area you’d like to dine in when making reservations. We selected to eat on the beautiful terrace.  

Make sure to snap a photo at the insta-famous “Forno Star” wall. 

Bel Mondo Madrid Menu

The menu at Bel Mondo changes monthly depending on ingredients available and the season.  However, you can always expect to find made fresh daily pasta, delicious Neapolitan pizzas, and a great selection of cocktails and wines. Check out the current menu here. 

What We Ate

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MOZZARELLA IN CARROZZA

On first bite, my first thoughts were “takes like a chicken tender.” The breading is kinda thick and the cheese is dense so it’s not the ooey gooey situation you may expect.

Rating: 3/5 

CARBOMAMMA at bel mondo in madrid

CARBOMAMMA

I’ve never had carbonara before, but Brooke was fresh off a trip to Italy where they ate carbonara pretty much every day. What she was expecting and what she got were very different. Rather than a lightly sauced pasta, here carbonara came out SWIMMING in what could best be described as a gravy. 

Rating: 1/5 

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CACIO E PEPE E GAMBERI

I ordered the cacio e pepe for my main. Was it the best cacio e pepe ever? No. Was it the worst? Again, no. It was decent but my noodles were undercooked. I’ve eaten plenty of al dente pasta, but this definitely could have used another minute or so. Brooke’s dish had the same pasta as me and her’s was a better consistency. 

Rating: 2.5/5

TE QUESO MUCHO AKA “The Best Cheesecake Ever”

Let me start off with this is not your traditional New York style cheesecake. The best way I can describe it is two pieces of soft “cake” with a cake batter consistency center. Although it wasn’t what we were expecting, this was probably the best thing we ate during our dining experience.

Rating: 4/5 

Drinks 

PASSION SPRITZ

Ingredient: Aperol, mango juice, passion fruit purée, bitter grapefruit and prosecco. 

I love a good aperol based cocktail and this one was a nice balance between sweet and bitter. 

Rating: 4.5/5

TROPI LEMONADE

Papaya juice, citrus touch of lime, chamomile infusion, and sparkling water. 

Brooke went for a virgin cocktail and said it was very good.

Rating: 5/5

Final Thoughts

While researching for my trip to Spain, Bel Mondo came highly recommended and sadly I didn’t think it was that great. I don’t know if we just ordered the wrong dishes or what but nothing we ordered was absolutely spectacular. The decor was cute and I enjoyed the atmosphere, so my recommendation would be to pop in for a cocktail, get your insta photo, and find somewhere else to eat. 

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