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4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

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  • Location: Madrid, Spain
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Enjoy a night of opera music and fine food at La Castafiore restaurant in Madrid! Popular for its opera-singing waiting staff, the traditional restaurant has gained a cult following in the city from locals and visitors alike. Enjoy renditions from well-known operas like ‘La Traviata’ plus traditional zarzuelas – comical Spanish opera-style songs – while enjoying a delectable 4-course meal with wine.

Highlights

  • 4-course dinner and opera music at Madrid’s La Castafiore restaurant
  • Sit back and enjoy the music performed by opera-singing waiting staff
  • Enjoy traditional zarzuelas, comical Spanish songs and opera music
  • Feast on classic Spanish dishes like Salmorejo, a chilled tomato and bread soup
  • Listen to a rendition of an act from Giuseppe Verde’s La Traviata at the end of the meal

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What You Can Expect

Zarzuela Opera and Dinner at La Castafiore Restaurant in Madrid

Zarzuela Opera and Dinner at La Castafiore Restaurant in Madrid

At a time of your choice, head to La Castafiore, an atmospheric Madrid restaurant tucked away down a little alleyway in the center of town. The intimate and cozy eatery specializes in traditional cuisine, served by opera-singing waiting staff.

Take a seat at your table and enjoy a 4-course opera-themed banquet with wine, while enjoying zarzuela – a satirical style of Spanish opera peppered with dialogue and powerful songs. Even if you don’t understand the language, the music is inspiring and instantly recognizable acts from classic operas like La Boheme are included, too.

After enjoying dinner, sit back to listen to the grand finale of your evening, a rendition of an act from La Traviata – the world-famous Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi.

Sample Menu:
Hors d’œuvres:
  • Slices of cecina (cured and air-dried meat)
Starter (choice of one):
  • Salmorejo served with Arbequina olive oil
  • Fiochetti (thick pasta twirls) stuffed with Gorgonzola cheese and pear, served with a creamy mushroom sauce
Main course (choice of one):
  • Andalusian-style veal (grilled) with mushrooms
  • Sea bass with steamed potatoes and caviar sauce
Dessert:
  • Yoghurt and cream with wild berries
Coffee

Wine: One bottle of house red or white wine per table is included. Beer, soft drinks and water are available at your own expense.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

The food and ambience was excellent. The food and drink supplied was excellent. The waiters and opera singers were exceptional and made the evening very special. It completed my wonderful visit to Madrid showing the people at La Castafiore and Madrid inhabitants to be friendly and generous. I would say this trip is a big must see when visiting Madrid. It's a real treat! thank you for the memorable experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

It was a totally enjoyable experience, even for an individual who isn't that knowlegdable about opera. The dinner was good and the staff plesant and made the night an evening to remember.

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