Fodor's Expert Review Via Veneto

$$$$ Sarria, Pedralbes, and Sant Gervasi Spanish Fodor's Choice

Open since 1967, this family-owned temple of fine Catalan dining offers a contemporary menu punctuated by old-school classics. Service from the veteran waiters is impeccable, and diners can safely place themselves in the hands of the expert sommelier to guide them through a daunting 10,000-bottle-strong wine list. Elegant and stylish, the restaurant was a favorite of Salvador Dalí and now attracts local sports stars and politicians. The starter of tagliolini pasta with free-range eggs cooked at low temperature and served with Alba (Piedmont) white truffle threatens to be a showstopper, but the theatrical presentation of roast baby duck, deboned and pressed at the table, provides a memorable second act. Looking for a romantic venue for a special occasion? Look no further.

Spanish Catalan Romantic Service Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Ganduxer 10
Barcelona, Catalonia  08021, Spain

93-200–7244

www.viavenetobarcelona.com

Known For:
  • Favorite of Salvador Dalí and now sports stars
  • Incredible roast duck
  • Smoking room for postprandial cigars
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun., and 1st 3 wks of Aug. No lunch Sat., Closed Sun. and Aug. No lunch Sat.

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