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Anema e Core

#232 of 8,662 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Calle Donados 2 Esquina Calle Arenal, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 42 22 53
00:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 12:00
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Tue - Sat 20:00 - 12:00
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Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is very well located, close to Madrid downtown! The food is amazing!!!! We loved everything pasta, pizza, carpaccio, mortadella, desert.... Very important point: products come from Italia, the wine, the water!!!!!!! We definitively recommend the restaurant!

Thank IngridSp87
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

An unassuming door in Madrid's Opera District opens the path to some truly great Italian dishes. Simple dishes, but prepared with great care, let the goodness of the ingredients shine. Perfect service as well, with staff that are friendly, helpful, and clearly very proud of the food they bring to your table. Go easy on the starters, because they are... More 

Thank Bart_E540
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Restaurant closed to Metro of Opera. The service was perfect with the best pizza of Madrid and italian cheese. Need to ask for the chocolate cake and their local wines! I highly recommend this restaurant in terms of food quality, service and prices!

Thank John D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The real Italian experience! If you are carving for a wood oven pizza or high quality pasta dishes, do not hesitaste. I had a fresh pasta, cannot describe it with words, friendly staff is just a plus, simply amazing!

Thank Manuel F
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We needed a break from Spanish food and chose this because of its tripadvisor rating and its location near our hotel. We had great pizza, wine and coffee. Service was friendly and helpful. The night we were there some locals had booked it for a large party which I think is a good sign.

Thank Patsy H
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had a wonderful dinner, the pizzas are amazing and the service was execelent. We will come back on our next trip to Madrid - for sure!

Thank At_Samantha_B
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

excellent, simply excellent! I went there by mistake and only found out that it is Italian and not Spanish when I was sitting inside studying the menue. Best mistake I've done so far!

Thank 68dominikl
Bergen, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I bother to post reviews almost only about vera pizza napolitana, and this is makes it for a real one in Madrid, great to take a break from tapas, highly recommended!

Thank Real_Top_One
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Italian food traveled many country, each and every country they are making different styles. here their preparation also differ but, it was nice.

Thank Curtis A
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Great Italian food with contemporary decor and music. In Madrid for 8 days and ate here four nights, need we say more! Great carpaccio, pesto pasta, and linguine & clams. Entire staff treated us like family & happy to accommodate special food preparation requests.

Thank pmbpm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
00:00 - 17:00
00:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 12:00
00:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 12:00
00:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 12:00
00:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 12:00
00:00 - 17:00
20:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Donados 2 Esquina Calle Arenal, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 42 22 53
Anema e Core is a Neapolitan pizzeria straight from deepest Naples offering Italian cuisine such as Linguine al ragu di mare (long pasta with mussels, scarlet prawns, clams and baby tomatoes), il Tartar di tonno rosso (red tuna and scarlet prawn tartar) and cuori di napoli (pasta hearts filled with pear and requesón cheese with a tomato and clam sauce). It also offers meat dishes and pizzas from its wood-fired oven. Anema e Core is a modern restaurant with a friendly atmosphere, where the wood-fired oven takes pride of place.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighbourhood Profile
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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