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 Massimo Gobbi and Chef Claudio Bertasio'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.
Parma ham and melon
Air dried beef with rocket and Grana Padano cheese
Caprese with mozzarella di bufala
Pennette (pasta) with tomato sauce and red hot pepper
Spaghetti with garlic, olive oil and red paprika
Grilled salmon trout with Gargnano capers sauce
Cicken breaded cutlet Milanese style
Toast with ham and cheese
Mixed dish of fresh water fishes
Mixed seafood appetizers: fried prawn, scallop au gratin, smoked swordfish, cod with capers sauce
Dill marinated trout with turmenic brioche bread and local citrus fruits emulsion
Octopus, prawns and potato pie with lake Garda capers and valerian salad
Beef carpaccio with Parmigiano and black truffle
Eggplant Parmesan with mozzarella di bufala
Maccheroncini with pike sauce
Homemade potato and thyme gnocchi with prawns, scampi and Gargnano lemon
Spaghetti with seafood
Fish soup with garlic bread
Seasonal vegetables and mozzarella di bufala filled crepes
Risotto with Porcini mushrooms with truffle
Tagliatelle noodles with duck sauce and Garda Riserva cheese
Lake Garda lavaret baked in foil with herbs and lemon
Grilled Lake Garda lavaret
Lake Garda perch with pike and capers
Fish and vegetables fry
Mix of grilled seafood (fish and shellfish)
Beef fillet with green pepper
Grilled beef fillet with Bearnaise sauce
Grilled sliced beef with rocket, balsamico vinegar and Parmigiano
Rack of Lamb with an aromatic herbs and breadcrumbs crust
Gardenia al Lago Salad
Gargnano citrus fruits small cake
White chocolate Bavarian cream with raspberry coulis
Amaretto semi-frozen Parfait
Orange and cinnamon Crème brulée
Cheeseboard with homemade jams