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The history of Centrale is the story of our family. A story of almost a hundred years - only three to go until the centenary is completed - which sees four generations of Gagliardi’s putting their soul, heart, legs and head into an ambitious project which is to donate time and happiness to our guests. 

Our story begins with the audacity and determination of two women, great-grandmother Maria and grandmother Franca who until the mid-1900s managed an inn with accommodation in the center of Stresa on their own. Marco, Franca’s son, fatherless since childhood, grows up helping in the dining room and literally experiencing the place as a home and as an extended family.
When Marco meets the true love during an experience abroad, he decides that Centrale will be his future with which he will redeem the effort and dedication of the two great women who handed down the profession to him, aided and supported by his soul mate, Pamela. 

Il presente e il futuro insieme

From their great love the first Centrale was born. It was the Eighties and the a restaurant - which later boasted the first pizza oven in the center of Stresa - used to serve the increasingly numerous foreign tourists visiting Lake Maggiore. Il Centrale never abandoned its roots, those of being a meeting point and gastronomic reference for the people from Stresa.
And so it is still today. Evolved in form and architecture, but above all in the generational passage to the three children, Simona, Alessandra and Andrea, who in their genes have inherited the same passion and determination of previous generations and have enriched it with that touch of modernity that makes the Centrale one of the coolest gastronomic places in the pearl of Lake Maggiore.


Via Principe Tomaso, 27, 28838 Stresa VB
Telephone: +39 0323 30228

Cell: +39 3924198680

VAT number 00484520036


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