Cardamom Persian Palace Lecco
Persian Restaurant - Tea Room
Persian Restaurant - Tea House
12.00 - 18.00
only take away
18.00 - 23.00
Piazza XX Settembre 45
23900 Lecco (Italy)
Phone: +39 0341 1944666
Room reservation for events, exhibitions,
ceremonies, presentations, etc.
Located in the historic building that gave birth to the famous Lecco geologist and patriot Antonio Stoppani, the Cardamomo Persian Palace welcomes its guests accompanying them through a historical and cultural journey to discover ancient Persia.
By accessing from the portal of Piazza XX Settembre n. 45 take Via Lalezar, one of the oldest streets in Tehran, the capital of Iran: at the end of the Qajar era and the beginning of the Pahlavi era it was a symbol of modernism and Persian art and was called "Tehran's Champs -Elysées ". In the first house at number 1 there is a characteristic room where guests were welcomed by the palace staff with basins and rose water to cool off and perfume themselves before meeting the Emperor.
At number 3 a typical tavern follows where it is used to serve tea and herbal teas to the crowd that animates the Iranian bazaars and where you can buy typical herbal tea and Persian crafts, while at number 5 the Ali Qapu palace marks the entrance to the residential district of the Safavid rulers that develops behind it, with three large windows that recall the famous music room, contained in it.
On the right of Via Lalezar there are instead the windows of the Persian Palace richly decorated with hand-painted tiles by expert Iranian masters until you reach number 2 where the internal rooms of the palace reserved for catering open.
The first Sala Zand is dedicated to the homonymous imperial dynasty that reigned over central and southern Iran in the second half of the 18th century. The progenitor of the dynasty was Karim Khan, head of the Zand tribe, whose portrait, alongside that of his wife, welcomes guests in front of the entrance door. The furnishings of the room are completed by two decorated niches, stained glass windows characteristic of the historical buildings of the time always made by Iranian craftsmen and an ancient frescoed ceiling dating back to the construction of Palazzo Stoppani.
The second Sala Qajar is instead dedicated to the dynasty that reigned in Persia from 1794 to 1925. It was founded by Muhammad Khan Qajar, who defeated and killed the last ruler Zand. During their reign the state was called the "Sublime State of Persia" and the city of Kashan still retains dozens of royal palaces where the numerous Kingdom Princesses resided. A poster on the back wall reproduces one of the aforementioned palaces, also recalled by the stained glass windows always made by Iranian masters.
Upstairs, the Golestan Hall is dedicated to the Pahlavi dynasty, which reigned over Persia from 1925, the year of the deposition of the last ruler of the Qajar dynasty, to 1979, when the Iranian Revolution deposed the last Shaha Pahlavi, Mohammad Reza, putting an end to the country's millennial monarchical tradition and proclaiming the Islamic Republic.
The name of this VIP room recalls the historical Shaha residence of the same name located in the center of the capital Tehran. It is the oldest monument in the city, part of a complex of buildings once enclosed by the walls of the historic citadel.
The room is richly furnished in pure imperial style, with hand-painted furniture, chairs and mirrors, onyx floors and windows always made by Persian craftsmen.
All the furnishings and decorations contained in the Cardamomo Persian Palace are of exclusive Iranian origin, while the wall structures, and in particular the magnificent ceilings with exposed beams and plastered plaster, have been the object of recovery and conservative restoration thanks to the expert hand of skilled Lecco craftsmen.
The visit to the palace ends with a stop in the garden in front of the Cardamom Persian Palace and in the center of the Lecco lounge in Piazza XX Settembre, whose name Pardis (Farsi language paradise) suggests in itself the environment that awaits welcome guests, where enjoy tea and herbal teas from the rich Iranian bazaars or the traditional and exclusive saffron ice cream and rose water, in addition to the many offers of Persian catering.
Our company was born in 2013 thanks to the meeting between the couple of Iranian designers Hooman and Sepideh and their partner Fabrizio, who will then be joined by the fourth partner Beatrice, all united by a passion for Persian culture, design, craftsmanship and culinary tradition, which takes the form of the opening of the first shop in the center of Lecco.
Here, in a familiar and intimate context that evokes Persia in all its many aspects, the company concentrates in the first months on catering, offering customers, increasingly numerous and enthusiastic, dishes of good ethnic cuisine enriched by a unique presentation of the dishes.
In the following year, strengthened by the consolidated success, the restaurant business expands with the sale of exclusive products coming directly and exclusively from Persia, and in particular a selection of tea essences and herbal teas is offered to the public which have already received so successful in the restaurant clientele, in addition to the finest spices and natural extracts. From that moment on, our customers can make and taste even in their homes a good part of what they already consume in our restaurant, buying the unmistakable Black and Green Teas, the natural Herbal Teas, the famous Persian Saffron, the unique Cardamom in the world, the Buds and hand-filtered rose water and numerous other natural extracts.
In 2016, the second store was opened in the historic center of Como, a few steps from the lake and the very central Piazza Cavour and Piazza Volta.
In a historic and very exclusive context, in the medieval vaulted halls reproducing the rooms of the historic palaces of the Shahs of Persia, as well as marketing all the products already present in the Lecco shop, our company considerably expands its offer to customers, both thanks to commercial agreements with the rich Bazaars of Iran which supply Persian handicraft items of great artistic value, both thanks to the renewed partnership with the Lotus Design Atelier, of which the two partners Hooman and Sepideh are still Stylists, which enriches the showroom present in the shop with its unique creations and with a line of exclusive accessories that cannot be found elsewhere.
In 2019, Cardamomo Srl is enriched with a new Persian Palace in Lecco, with the renovation and conservative restoration of three large rooms located in the Palazzina Stoppani right in the center of the Lecco lounge in Piazza XX Settembre.
The year 2020 instead sees the reopening of the historic headquarters in Lecco inside the Isolago Shopping Center, located in Via F.lli Cairoli n. 15/C, with a totally new proposal and which differs from the Persian tradition alone, it is in fact an international pizzeria where customers can discover new and unusual tastes through pizzas made following typical recipes of different countries of the world, among which obviously not those shutters are missing.