Restaurant and Garden


In a beautiful 19th-century house in the medieval village of Caluso, in the Canavese region, you will find the Gardenia Restaurant. Since 1977, Mariangela, Mauro, and Assunta embarked on this adventure with a singular objective: to make people feel at home. The restaurant is characterized by charming and welcoming rooms, punctual yet informal service, and above all, sincere and authentic cuisine.

Over the years, the establishment and the cuisine have evolved. It first received a Michelin star in 2001 and then, in 2021, obtained a green star for sustainability. However, the place has always maintained its original character and soul.

In 2023, the main dining room of the restaurant was adorned with ceiling paintings by artist Gosia Turzeniecka. They depict the power of nature in motion, creating a fusion of art forms—culinary, painting, and storytelling—on a theatrical stage.

In addition to the indoor dining areas, the restaurant offers a refreshing outdoor area and a lovely garden where guests can enjoy their meals accompanied by the chirping of birds and the scent of flowers.


Thanks to Vittorio, the expert and passionate gardener, a magnificent garden has been created. He successfully implemented the project of integrating a mobile garden alongside the wild herbs. In this garden, forgotten vegetables, small fruits, unusual medicinal and aromatic plants, edible flowers, native species, and ancient varieties of root vegetables are cultivated without the use of fungicides. The cultivation follows a strict system that respects the natural rhythms, the environment, and human health.

The valuable resources are also managed through a circular economy approach. Vegetable scraps from the kitchen and woody biomass from pruning and trimming are used to produce compost, which is then used to fertilize the garden, aiming to minimize food waste.

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