A new concept of restaurant from Michelin-trained chef Vicente Patino, Saiti is a foodie heaven and the ideal place to enjoy the best that Valencia has to offer. Located in the downtown area of the city, this is a restaurant with a fashionable and enthusiastic crowd who return time and again to enjoy the fun, informal atmosphere and fantastic traditional food made with fresh local produce.
After more than 20 years in the food industry, Patino wanted to create his own restaurant with his own philosophy – a place that resembles the kitchen and mealtimes in his own home. In his own words, he wanted to open a place with “No frills. The luxury is in the plate. It will be very casual and very welcoming.” And he has kept his promise. Everything from the tablecloth-clad tables to the warm wood décor and upholstered seating gives a homely and relaxed vibe. Dishes are substantial and filling, a bit like having a good old-fashioned home-cooked meal (albeit in a far more trendy location). The menu has something for all tastes and all moods with everything from sweet potato burritos to cod tripe with chickpeas and the restaurant’s famous potato salad, which is rumoured to be the best in Spain.
Saiti is an example of just how good classic, home-cooked dishes can be – it is a refreshing concept among an array of modern restaurants where detail and finesse can sometimes overshadow the traditional qualities of a dish. With cheerful service, delicious food and a fantastic atmosphere, Vicente Patino has succeeded in his vision to create a home away from home in this exceptional restaurant.