Through the large windows of the Rivalago Restaurant, at sunset, the gaze sweeps dreamily over Lake Garda and the Mount Baldo chain, with their respective range of soft colour shades. In the restaurant of Hotel Gardenia al Lago, Chef Igor Trivella’s cuisine pamper the guests with some culinary treats, inspired by the traditional local cuisine and enhanced by the excellent quality of local products such as citrus fruits, capers and extra-virgin olive oil produced directly by the owners. Candlelit dinners are served either inside a veranda with a superb view of the lake or on a summer terrace opening on the banks of the lake, an idyllic spot shaded by olive trees and laurels.
The historic stone cellar offers a selection of excellent wines from local and national producers, and, every week, it hosts wine-tasting events for unforgettable taste experiences. The majority of the wines that you will find in our list are produced by small growers who, with passion and courage, have chosen not to opt for standard international varieties, preferring instead with great perseverance to promote the autochthonous vine species of their regions. A commitment that is yet another small step toward a way of life that is more sustainable and respectful of the traditions and heritage of our country.
Closing day: Wednesday. On the other days our restaurant is open from 12.00 to 14.00 and from 19.00 to 21.30 hours.

Lunch - Extra: Pasta, Grill & Snacks

  Parma ham and melon  

Veal with tuna sauce

Caprese with mozzarella bufala

Home made gnocchi ( potatoes dumplings ) with tomato and basil

Pennette ( pasta ) with tomato sauce and red hot pepper 

Spaghetti with garlic, oil and red paprika

Grilled bass fillet

Sliced beef grilled with rocket salad and Grana Padano cheese

Club sandwich

Toast with ham and cheese




Perch skewers in bitter-sweet onion sauce on salad and cherry tomatoes bed

Marinated tout carpaccio with pink pepper with croutons and herb butter

Anchovies with local capers and lemons

Lake Garda fish terrine with trout eggs, cereals croutons and balsamic vinegar

Bresaola ( dried beef ) with home made giardiniera salad and Grana Padano cheese

Tomino cheese joined with speck ( smoked ham ) on salad and cherry tomatoes bed

First Courses

Risotto with scampi and prawns with local lemons

Home made Ravioli stuffed with lake Garda whitefish with cherry tomatoes and basil

Spaghetti with lake garda sardines

Wholemeal pennette with vegetables

Tagliatelle with mushrooms

Purple potatoes dumplings home made with perch, cherry tomatoes and olives

Soup of the day


Second Courses

Lake Garda pike with capers on grilled Storo grigliata

Lake char in foil with potatoes and dark olives

Salmon trout au gratin with amonds

Grilled lake Garda lavaret

Baked lake Garda lavaret with Lugana wine and herbs

Beef fillet with green pepper

Grilled beef fillet with speck and herb butter

Lamb chops grilled with herb butter

Fillet of porc with Groppello wine sauce



Gardenia al lago Salad

Nizzarda Salad

Mixed salad with mozzarella cheese and tuna fish

Chicken salad with cheese

Grilled vegetables


Cream pudding with Gargnano citrufriuts

Mousse with white chocolate


Apple little pie with cinnamon

Crème caramel

Chocolate little pie with vanilla sauce

Cheeseboard with homemade jams

Ice cream