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Benvenutti a Il Granaio

Welcome to The Granary


Owner, head chef and native Italian Alberto Candivi offers his guests an incredible menu of European 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 and extensive wine list, including over 150 hand-picked west coast and Italian selections.

Located in Mt. Vernon's Old Town Grainery Building, Il Granaio features a warm, inviting atmosphere that can accommodate private parties, business meetings and 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


Lunch Hours

M-F 11a–3:30p

Dinner Hours

M-Th 3:30p–9p
Sat 3p–10p
Sun 3p–9p

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 S. 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 Columbano al Hambro, and the newly renovated Grainery Building was the perfect unique setting. Il Granaio opened for business in 2001, and has been thriving ever since.

For those who would like to learn recipes and techniques for authentic Italian cuisine, Alberto leads cooking classes in the Il Granaio kitchen. Visit our blog for the latest class updates and information.


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

Il Granaio does not accept reservations via email.


Cooking Classes

We are pleased to offer cooking classes at Il Granaio, led by head chef Alberto Candivi. Learn the secrets to Italian cuisine and enhance your
skills in the kitchen.


Party Planning Menu

An Il Granaio Party Planning menu is available here.


Gift Cards

Il Granaio gift cards can be ordered online in denominations ranging from $25 to $300.


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.

Please call (360) 419-0674 for more information.