2 Best Restaurants in Llivia, The Pyrenees

Can Ventura

$$$$ Fodor's choice

In a flower-festooned 17th-century stone house is one of La Cerdanya's finest restaurants, which serves elevated Catalan fare with French touches. Beef a la llosa and duck with orange and spices are house specialties, and the wide selection of entretenimientos (hors d'oeuvres or tapas) is the perfect way to begin. Ask about wine selections, game, and wild mushrooms in season.

Pl. Major 1, 17527, Spain
Known For
  • Beef seared on hot slate
  • Cozy mountain lodge setting
  • Additional bar area for drinks and tapas
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Thurs., No dinner Sun.

La Formatgeria de Llívia


This restaurant on the eastern edge of town is inside a former cheese factory, and the proprietors continue the tradition by producing fresh cheese on the premises while you watch. In the restaurant, fine local cuisine and fondues come with panoramic views looking south toward Puigmal and across the valley. There are tables in the bar for cheese-sampling sessions, an innovative tasting menu, and plenty of charm and good cheer.

Pl. de Ro, Gorguja, 17527, Spain
Known For
  • Fondues and raclettes
  • Homemade cheese
  • Open fire in winter
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon., No dinner, Tues., and Wed. (except Aug.)