The Gioco family has welcomed
guests to their Verona restaurant
with great joy for over a century.
The fourth generation
of the Gioco family
A project of rebirth
in which the restaurant
isn’t considered a museum,
but a place of active culinary
research and discovery.
A journey of research and discovery
based on solid roots and fertile land
that leads to looking at the world
on a global level to better understand
one’s own identity.
The frescoed dining room
is home to twelve tables cloaked
in white tablecloths. The lighting
in the restaurant was designed
to place the focus on the center
of each table, creating a theatrical effect.
In the kitchen, guests will find Chef Mario Buffo who recently returned to Verona after years spent perfecting his craft in many of the top restaurants around the world.
His culinary philosophy is based on the harmony between ingredients and people.
“There is no need to remind
me that even a man who doesn’t
love good food and good wine
has a soul and even a stomach.
I am simply convinced that he has
an instinctive attraction for unhappiness.”
Three tasting menus suggested by the chef. The Sostrati tasting menu tells the glorious history of the city of Verona through its most famous dishes; the Bagliori tasting menu is the chef’s exploration of local and seasonal flavors; while the Divagazioni menu is a play on the paradigms of Italian cuisine.3 menus
12 steps below the cellar rest
precious archeological ruins:
roads, stones and marble
from Ancient Rome