Situated right in front of the main doors, the dog station is small, but equipped with biscuits, fresh water and an inviting sign welcoming all dogs to come and 'take a load off' after an intense run at the nearby Park Ciutadella.
And if you ever happen to pass the restaurant and the station isn't out yet, knock on the door and the staff are usually kind enough to set it up.
The dog bar is waiting and ready for dogs after their Park Ciutadella playtime — Photo courtesy of Murivecchi
Situated at the end of Calle Princessa, the doggy bar is perfectly placed for passing dogs who want a quick 'pick me up' after the park, but also to lure in the dogs' human companions. Murivecchi is a central and a great place to start the evening before venturing off to enjoy some of the Born's bars and clubs.
Known as one of the city's most scrumptious Italian restaurants, Murivecchi has made quite a name for itself over the years. Everything on its extensive menu is made of the highest quality and freshest ingredients.
Some particularly mouthwatering dishes include the burrata, the steak, the tuna and of course every single pizza option. Not only are the staff highly trained and innovative, they're also flexible, catering to guests who are vegan, gluten-free or have other dietary restrictions.
The interior of Murivecchi is appealing to dogs' human companions — Photo courtesy of Murivecchi
The restaurant itself is inviting with two rooms, a smaller one when you walk in and another, larger one right around the corner, with views onto the street. It also has a small outdoor terrace with a few tables, which is perfect during the summer.
The addition of the doggy bar has been attracting not only animal lovers to its doors, but people who appreciate the initiative. Currently this is the only dog bar in the Old City and the restaurant's avant-garde approach to animal care is visible in its menu as well. Murivecchi's expert chefs are constantly experimenting with new recipes and updating the menu based on client feedback.
"The fact that they put in a doggy bar just makes me love this place that much more," says Mariah Quesada, a frequent client of the restaurant and a dog owner herself.
"My dog Olive runs straight here when we leave the park every day and jumps up against the glass of the front door if the doggy bar isn't out when we arrive." Quesada says they always open the door for Olive and give her water and a biscuit, even if they're not officially open yet.