Swiss Tavolata – Gabriella Monfredini Rigiani


In the renovated wine cellar Gabriella serves her guests succulent dishes. A unique experience is to taste the fish caught in Lake Ceresio, enriched by vegetables that come directly from her mother's garden.

Gabriella Monfredini Rigiani from Melide 

"I am a lively boatwoman who receives and entertains her guests in an old wine cellar. If requested, I am happy to accompany guests through the narrow streets of Melide to visit the old cellars in the village. My recently renovated, cosy cellar has a fireplace and is finely decorated. We like to sit at the long wooden table and enjoy typical regional fish specialities”.

Swiss Tavolata

Simply eat well. Guests from all over Switzerland and abroad can enjoy true traditional and innovative Swiss cuisine directly in the homes of peasants and agricultural entrepreneurs. The restaurants cook and serve the dishes in the kitchen, in the typical "stube", in the dining room, in the garden or in the tavern.

SWISS TAVOLATA offers you an unforgettable experience thanks to the unique atmosphere of the wonderful farms with their crops and their farms. The table is prepared with extraordinary dishes, prepared with products of the farm or the region.

Further offers by Gabriella:

  • Exclusive commented tours on the Ceresio on board her boat for max. 6 persons;
  • Rental of the rustic wine cellar for max. 20 persons;
  • Lovely flat for max. 2 adults + 2 persons.

Languages: German, French, Italian, English, Spanish Rooms and event areas (season-dependent): dining room, kitchen, grotto Tables are set for 4 to 8 people. Individuals and smaller groups, however, can join an existing table. Gabriella will be happy to inform you.

Reservation +41 79 284 33 45 (please book 3 days in advance).

Further information is available at the following link.

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