Dove mangiare IL PIANONE


via al pianone,21 , Bergamo

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The history of Il Pianone restaurant
established in 1900

The Pianone was built in the second half of the 1600s on the ruins of a medieval fortress, the outermost point of San Vigilio Castle. The manor house of a large estate in Castagneta, the Pianone is named after its location: a hill which was levelled down by the Viscontis centuries ago for military look-out purposes. In 1740, after having spent about 50 years in Venice, the Mascheroni family returned to their native Bergamo and purchased the Pianone. Lorenzo Mascheroni, a poet and an illustrious mathematician, was actually born here on 13th May 1750. As a member of Napoleon's retinue he then moved to Paris where he died on 14th July 1800 and Bonaparte gave him a state funeral. After being owned by the Mascheronis, the estate was bought and sold several times over the centuries until it became, at the beginning of the 1900s first a "shady area in the country" and subsequently an "inn with lodging".

The current ownership
In 1962, the smart and forward-looking Enrico Panattoni became Il Pianone's new owner and, after extensive refurbishment, he converted the original military outpost into Bergamo's most charming restaurant. Nestled in a luxuriant vegetation in Bergamo Upper town, Il Pianone restaurant is surrounded by flowers carefully grown by Enrico and later by his son Marzio. Today Il Pianone restaurant brings to life the distinctive charm of the past through its marvellous wine cellar, once the powder magazine of the old fortress, the hall with vaulted ceilings and a large fireplace, and the veranda, a fabulous terrace overlooking Bergamo and its valleys.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 09:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 14:00 15:00 - 23:30
  • Wednesday Chiuso
  • Thursday 16:00 - 23:30
  • Friday 09:00 - 14:00 15:00 - 23:30
  • Saturday 09:00 - 14:00 15:00 - 23:30
  • Sunday 09:00 - 14:00 15:00 - 23:30

Cuisine Style

  • Bergamasca
  • Cucina Italiana
  • Senza Glutine
  • Toscana
  • Tradizionale
  • Vegetariano

Other informations


Ample parking reserved for our guests


Pets Allowed

Accesso disabili
Cena in sala privata
Con giardino
Con terrazza
Sala privata
Seggioloni disponibili
Tavoli all'esterno

Accepted credit cards:

  • American Express
  • CartaSi
  • Debit card
  • Eurocard Mastercard
  • Visa

The menu of Il Pianone Restaurant

Tasting menu in Bergamo old town
Our guests when coming to our restaurant set in the enchanting Bergamo Upper town can choose between two tasting menus: a meat based menu and a fish based one. Both our tasting menus offer chef's appetizers followed by a four course meal including a starter , a pasta dish, a main course and a dessert. These two menus are our recommended way to taste seasonal meat or fish dishes. The cuisine of Il Pianone restaurant is a reinterpretation of traditional Italian food mixing especially Tuscan cuisine with Bergamo local recipes.

A la carte menu
Of course, at Il Pianone restaurant you can choose to order a la carte from our main menu in order to create your own eating experience tailored to your taste. Our main a la carte menu changes several times throughout the year as well according to the seasonal availability of fresh ingedients. The wine cellar of Il Pianone Restaurant has one of the best wine list in Bergamo old town to pair the dishes of our menu.


  • Nido di gamberi in pasta kataifi

  • Tartare di manzo alla vecchia maniera

  • Terrina di foie gras con marmellata di cipolle rosse


  • Spaghetti alla chitarra con pomodorini

  • Tortelli di capriolo in crema di taleggio

  • Costata alla fiorentina

  • Branzino in crosta di sale

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    Spaghetti alla chitarra con pomodorini


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