"It’s not easy to describe your own way of cooking, it’s a personal and intimate aspect for a chef. I would say that’s something that boiling up inside, it’s the desire to create and combine flavors from your own senses. This is my idea of cooking. It represents myself, my personality and my fancy. As a painting for an artist, my creations are the expression of my states of mind."
Marcella Gritti from the beginning demonstrates her strong passion for cooking and, upon graduating in the cooking school she began his culinary career at a young age, working for several Michelin-starred restaurants where she learned technique and discipline.
Working close to great chefs as Paolo Frosio, Luca Brasi, Ernst Knam and Enrico Crippa she had the opportunity to learn the basics of a professional career and the spirit of sacrifice, but above all with the guidance of Gualtiero Marchesi, with whom she worked for four years, she acquired the respect for the elements and exaltation of flavors.
In 2009 she opened her first restaurant, the Civico 17 in Osio Sotto (Bergamo) and then in 2012 she moved to the actual location in Ponteranica (Bergamo). It’s here, in the Maresana hill that she shows her culinary philosophy and passion.
Marcella transfers her strong creative personality in the kitchen with the support of a young but expert staff that shares her philosophy and vision. In the kitchen she combines creativity and the exaltation of the flavors and aromas with particular care of the customer satisfaction and attention to all the details.
Civico17, a cuisine with many leading ingredients, textures and well-defined tastes, able to amaze but comforting and recognisable on the palate.
A fresh and unexpected cuisine inspired by innovative and traditional ideas.
Upon entering in the restaurant you will be welcomed in a bright room, suitable for both business lunches and informal dinners with a breathtaking view on the Maresana hill that makes the environmental relaxed and familiar.
The second space is dominated by old stones and brick vaults, with a combined glass and micaceous iron wine cellar in which you can glimpse our assortments of wines. The relaxed and warm atmosphere lends itself to romantic dining and charmed moments.
During the summer season, you can taste our dishes in the outer space wrapped in the hillside plants.
Via Rosciano 30, 24010 Ponteranica BG
closed on sunday evening
and on monday