HOMEMADE – FRESH – LOCAL – SIMPLE – SEASONAL – HONEST

A window into the flavours of Liguria

Located in the heart of Dolceacqua, on the ancient side of the river, Agriturismo I Gumbi takes you on a gastronomic journey of small plates of regional cuisine, using a lineage of ingredients and cooking methods stretching back over the centuries.

Dedicated to producing only the freshest and heartiest meals, I Gumbi is a must for all food lovers. Homemade, fresh, local, simple, seasonal and honest food served in a friendly, relaxed setting where people can come together to enjoy an authentic and traditional experience.

OUR APPROACH TO FOOD

The seasonality of our food is a given, for full, fresh, natural flavour, proper husbandry and respect for sustainability.

Our restaurant adopts the Slow Food Movement’s approach to cooking, which aims to use natural ingredients, grown or foraged locally.

Our menu is influenced by the many different crops that are homegrown in our kitchen gardens, including fruits, vegetables, and herbs. This ensures that only the freshest ingredients are used in our dishes. Often, the vegetables you eat in the restaurant were growing in the gardens earlier that day! The ingredients that we do not produce ourselves are sourced from trusted local suppliers, who share our passion for purity and flavour. Traceability also continues with the wine, sourced from our own vineyard.

THE SETTING

A haven of Italian charm

The restaurant is in a perfect position, tucked away from the tourist hustle and bustle of the main piazzas, yet still in the centre of Dolceacqua.

During the warmer months, drink and dine from our romantic and peaceful terrace, under a canopy of fruit trees, all while experiencing the sights, tastes and smells of an Italian summer’s day.

The inside of the restaurant is cosy and rustic and takes you back in time, retaining the original features of the building, such as its ancient olive press.

MENU

Guests may choose options from the chef’s four course tasting menu or for those with a smaller appetite it is possible to select dishes individually.

If you have any dietary requirements – please discuss them with us when booking your table.

ABOUT US

Our mission is to bring fresh, homegrown, sustainable produce to the wider public.

The kitchen gardens are lovingly tended to by the restaurant’s proprietors Eleonora and Massimo, who harvest many of the ingredients that are transformed by Massimo into the delicious dishes you will find on the menu.

SHOP

Take home the flavours that you have enjoyed

Rossese di Dolceacqua

Made using our home grown Rossese grapes, Rossese di Dolceacqua is arguably the finest red wine made in Liguria. Brightly coloured with a fresh, tangy palate, along with notes of blackcurrant and herbs. Fans of lighter-style Pinot Noir wines will find this red wine quite intriguing.

Rossese wine serving suggestions

This wine pairs nicely with firm fleshed fish, like salmon, and is perfect with the Ligurian local dish braised rabbit with olives. It also goes well with tomato-based pasta dishes.

I Gumbi Monocultivar Taggiasca Extra Virgin Olive Oil

A high quality extra virgin olive oil, with an intense yellow colour, delicate aroma and a slightly sweet almond favour. It is produced from our own Taggiasca olives, respecting old, traditional extracting methods.

Extra-Virgin Oil: Serving suggestions

This is a finishing olive oil and should not be cooked. Use on salads, pasta, meat or fish. Or eat like a true Italian and keep it on the table as a garnish for any (and every) dish!