Il Lago offers the finest Northern Italian fare, accompanied by exceptional Italian, French and Swiss wines, including an exclusive selection from several boutique vineyards. You'll relish the light and airy atmosphere, from the bright frescos adorning the walls, to the numerous windows overlooking the lively Place des Bergues. Among the best restaurants in Geneva, Il Lago provides a most desirable fine dining experience.
Discover Geneva’s finest Italian specialities at Il Lago, awarded one Michelin star in celebration of its exquisite cuisine. Executive chef Massimiliano Sena is a rare and extraordinary talent, whose cuisine pays tribute to his Southern Italian origins with a salute to the changing seasons. His thrilling creations include seared sea scallops with cereals, seaweed and oscetra caviar; green apple risotto, celery and coffee and ricotta cheese stuffed zucchini flowers with red mullet fillet, squid and potato velouté (flavored with tagliolini al basilica). Often decorated with a colourful scattering of edible petals, each plate is a veritable work of art and his exciting flavour combinations are both subtle and flavoursome.
Chef Sena’s experience is broad: Having completed his hotel and catering studies in Vico Equense, he accepted an apprenticeship at one Michelin-starred, Osteria Nonna Rosa, before moving to London in 1999 to work with Chef Adriano Cavagnini at the iconic Grosvenor House Hotel’s “La Rosetta Restaurant”. Between 2002 and 2010 Sena pursued his international career in various Michelin-starred venues in London, Italy and Korea. In 2010 he met the Chef Pino Lavarra; dubbed “one of the best chefs in the world” by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Thereafter Massimiliano joined the prestigious 2-Michelin starred restaurant, Rossellinis, at Palazzo Avino Hotel (a stunning, five star palace on Italy’s famous Amalfi coast). Massimiliano was appointed Head Chef of Il Lago in July 2016.
Monday to Friday
Saturday and Sunday
6:30 am – 11:00 am
7:00 am – 11:00 am
|Lunch||Every day||12:00 noon – 2:30 pm|
|Dinner||Every day||7:00 pm – 10:30 pm