From the White Guide Nordic 2018:

SPISA Matbar

Very Fine Level 75
Food rating:28/40
BarChambre separéeBanqueting roomsTables outsideWheelchair accessVegetarian dishesHjärtekrogAmerican ExpressMedlem i Visita – Svensk Besöksnäring
  • Address: Övre Husargatan 3, 411 22 Gothenburg
  • Phone: +46 31 386 06 10
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  • Seats: 140
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 6 PM-12 midnight, Fri-Sat 5 PM-01 AM, Sun 5 PM-11 PM
  • Directions: See Google Map underneath
SPISA Matbar

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You would have to have a heart of stone not to fall in love with the welcoming, urban, relaxed atmosphere at Spisa. We also fall a little in love with the knowledgeable and attentive waiters and waitresses, who really do their utmost to ensure a good experience. Are we hesitating between two wines? They suggest a sip of each. How is it cooked? They’ll check with the chef. Share a glass? No problem! We are equally happy about the cheeky drink list with sangria and rebujito variations, and the many gin and tonic combinations. The food that travels over the counter from the huge open kitchen along one long side of the dining room is well prepared and comforting, with deliberate crowd-pleasing French-Spanish-Italian hits in their own interpretations. There is something for everyone – in the absolute best sense. The crispy-fried boquerones with lively tarragon mayo and poached eggs, and the coarsely cut beef tartare with tangles of fried potatoes both taste exactly as yummy as they sound. We cannot imagine anyone who can resist the totally decadent, creamy, al dente risotto topped with browned butter, sweet, nutty roasted chestnuts and grated truffles. A cool Langhe nebbiolo to go with it is just what the doctor would have ordered. The main courses are large, and a little less daring flavour-wise, but they work fine at a family-style dinner where everyone picks from each other’s plate. Just like at sommelier and restaurant king Björn Persson’s other restaurants, the wine skills are far above average here, and you can safely let yourself be guided by the rather short but well thought-out list...

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