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Benvenutti a Il Granaio

Welcome to The Granary

Head chef and native Italian Alberto Candivi along with his wife Jennifer offer their guests an incredible menu of Italian cuisine, reflecting the passion for good food and good company that his homeland is known for. Having earned the reputation as the Skagit Valley's best authentic Italian restaurant, Il Granaio incorporates the flavors of fresh, local ingredients into traditional Italian recipes. Complementing the menu is a full bar, extensive wine list, beer on tap and outdoor patio seating

Located in Mt. Vernon's Old Town Grainery Building, Il Granaio features a warm, inviting atmosphere that can accommodate private parties, business meetings, presentations, a quick lunch, or an intimate dinner.

Old Town Granary Building, Mt. Vernon

Old Town Granary Building, Mt. Vernon



(360) 419-0674




100 W Montgomery, STE 110
Mt Vernon, WA 98273


Open 7 days a week


M-Th 3:00p–9:00p
Fri 3:00p–10:00p
Sat 3:00p–10:00p
Sun 3:00p–9:00p

Finally! An Italian restaurant that doesn’t hide behind bushels of garlic.
— Left on tabeltop by a recent customer
Owner & Head Chef Alberto Candivi

Owner & Head Chef Alberto Candivi

Alberto Candivi, Il Granaio owner, proprietor, and head chef, was born and raised in the Italian town of San Colombano al Lambro, just outside of Milan. At the age of fourteen, he decided to pursue his love of cooking, and began his formal education at a culinary academy in nearby Carpi.

After graduation, Alberto gained professional and creative experience throughout Italy and Scotland. He later moved to California in 1984, wanting to experience life in America. It was there, in Beverly Hills, that he had the honor of overseeing the grand opening of Emporio Armani Express, fashion designer Giorgio Armani's first venture as a restauranteur.

Eventually Alberto decided to work toward his ultimate goal of owning his own restaurant, away from the fast pace of Southern California. The landscape and climate of the Skagit Valley reminded him of his home in San Colombano al lambro, and the newly renovated Grainery Building was the perfect unique setting. Il Granaio opened for business in 2001, and has been thriving ever since.



Il Granaio is available for private parties and business presentations, schedule permitting.  Along with our main dining room, we have 3 smaller private rooms (one with an adjacent patio) to accommodate a wide variety of events.

Il Granaio does not accept reservations via email.


Italian Cooking Classes

Cooking classes taught by Milan native & restaurant owner/operator Alberto Candivi. All classes include instruction, fun, food & wine! Seats must be purchased online here.

Party Planning Menu

An Il Granaio Party Planning menu is available here.


Il Granaio Fresh Pasta

Pasta served at Il Granaio is made fresh, in-house. Whole-wheat and gluten-free pasta options are available upon request.


Gift Cards

Il Granaio gift cards can be purchased by visiting our online store by clicking HERE.