I am from Madrid, love the city and want to share my special addresses. Every day a new idea, place or thing to do in Madrid. Everything has been thoroughly tested but it is only a personal opinion.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Ornella, an Italian Restaurant with a Modern Touch

I had been looking at their construction works for weeks in Velázquez Street, always curious to know what was going on… and finally, this week, they have opened their doors, an Italian restaurant: OrnellaThe name refers to the actress Ornella Mutti. I discovered that the owners were great admirers of this amazing Italian actress and this Project is their tribute to her.
I am sure they are going to be very successful in the venture, since, the restaurant not only has a great look with big windows, nice furniture as well as exquisite wall papers and lamps, but also the venue is specially well located at the beginning of the very well-known Velázquez Street.
Also, who does not fancy Italian food?

I specially appreciated the fact that this restaurant did not look like most of the Italian restaurants in town. This one, has a modern look it feels great for a first date, family gatherings or business lunches.
The average menu is around 30€ and the selection of Italian dishes is excellent. In fact, Enrico, one of the owners, is the director of the successful Pulcinella Group, so naturally, some of his most iconic dishes can be found here, with of course some new specialities created by their Italian chef Emmanuel. There is also a daily menu, the “menú del día” for 19.90€.
If you are into pizzas, Ornella has brought directly from Napoli an enormous oven in order to maintain the original flavour from Naples. Regardless, pastas are also great, if want to have a good pasta dish, my recommendation would be nerano with zuchini inside a parmesan cup.
They also have a good selection of Italian wines, champagne, cocktails and long drinks for good prices, as their aim is also to become the meeting point for afterwork and afterdinner in Madrid. 

From what I have seen it is a promising place as music was also very fun! It most definitely deserves a visit.
Velazquez 18 
Madrid 28001
Tel: +34 655926033


  1. Our event could not have gone more smoothly. Huge thanks to the amazing managers from venues Chicago for their consummate professionalism and outstanding hospitality. We look forward to many more years at this lovely place.


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