This spacious spot adjoining the Santa Caterina market couldn't be better located for fresh local produce, samples of which are displayed enticingly along the large front windows. Designed by top architects Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue, the CSC -- as it's popularly known -- features an open kitchen, subtle back lighting, and ficus trees planted in between the long olive wood tables. Lunch is a particularly good value and the place is noisily packed as locals call out their choices from the chalkboard menu. Fusion, vegetarian, and down-to-earth dishes range from fresh sushi and green asparagus to baked potato with cheese and sausage. There's also a tapas bar with a fruit and veg juice section.
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