The “Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit recently completed a $750,000 renovation of its premiere Italian restaurant, Lucca.  The restaurant is one of the property’s three AAA Four Diamond rated restaurants, replete with an all new new menu to complement the redesign by Larissa Garcia of Cassal Diseño Designs.

New Design

Lucca’s new design features a contemporary wine cellar with elements that reflect the familial Italian spirit, marble in the walls give the feeling of a cave and natural wood and leather that are complemented by original wine barrels and standout light fixtures and chandeliers.  The shades of teal, taupe, grey, and brown are accented with silver as well as original artwork that was made specifically for Lucca from Mexican artist Lulu Arce.  The restaurant also boasts artisanal work from the Mexican state of Jalisco with the treatment used in the wall mirrors and molds made on pewter plaques.


Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

The Menu

Chef Adrián Aguayo has created a new menu to fit with the redesign of the restaurant, offering dishes that are both visually stunning and delectable at first sight.  With a vast knowledge on product from Italy, Aguayo’s new menu features such highlights Polpo a Genovesa, organic greens, with infusion of octopus potato, and olive infusion, Parmesan cheese foam and pistachio pesto; Tortellini Ricotta e Prosciutto, tortellini stuffed with prosciutto and ricotta cheese, with sage sauce and cherry tomatoes; and Tartufo di Cioccolato, chocolate tartufo and truffle croquant, white chocolate sauce and dried fruit and nuts. He’ll also be serving vegetarian and vegan options, a fresh pasta of the day with duck ragout and traditional pizzas. Aguayo’s focus focuses on presenting a harmonic touch accented in the décor of the restaurant.

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit low res_edited

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarits’ all-inclusive rates include luxury accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, taxes, gratuity and more. For reservations or more information, call 1-888-407-4869 or visit

Leave a Reply