family and enterprise bound together in an unbreakable bond

The History

"The history of the Locanda Grego in itself offers hints of the most typical Italian and Veneto traditions, in particular: family and enterprise bound together in an unbreakable bond, the boundaries of private and public life in dark shaded photos, testimonies of times past and the present, the desire to be reborn and overcome an often adverse destiny.

And this was Caterina’s destiny, a young widow with small children who in the early Thirties managed an inn to survive...The destiny of her daughters Noemi and Ivona, beautiful young girls who gave her a hand... Eugenio Grego’s destiny, having left an ancient family restaurant business, which was too crowded and narrow-minded, to follow his dreams. This young man met Noemi, and the two began a new adventure.

Eugenio was a dynamic entrepreneur who each day came up with new initiatives: as well as the inn and the butcher shop, he launched a trout and game farm, a bowls court, the first dancehall in the area and public weigh house... he would run from house to house preparing wedding banquets (the catering of times past!) with the women of the house firmly in command in the kitchen, open all hours like a good country inn should be...

In a town rising from post-war misery, the Locanda Grego gradually became a reference point for healthy, genuine food. Years went by, the family grew and with it the business. Sons Salvino and Lucio married Maria and Elisa, who quickly learned the secret recipes passed down through generations."

Despite being firmly rooted in local culinary traditions, over the years various improvements were made to the restaurant and some rooms added, up to the recent renovations on the East floor completed in May 2011.

Today, four generations later, the Grego family welcomes you into the same home. Our history is therefore truly a real love story; for cuisine and hospitality, for our Vicenza and Veneto roots, for the traditions of the twentieth century which will never go out of fashion, naturally and spontaneously merging with present day tastes.

Famiglia Grego
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