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The food and the atmosphere is fantastic.
The rest is history.

In Gamla Stan the old has been embracing the new over many centuries. You can almost feel the wingbeats of history flut- tering through the medieval alleyways, over the cobblestones, around all the nooks and crannies, and finally making the candlelight gently flicker at your table.

Ever since this building was first named – half a millennium ago – numerous owners and businesses have passed through. To make this long story shorter we jump straight to 1999, when the cool fashion boutique Agaton was converted to a restaurant and our own story begins. Over the last 20 years the best of Sweden has embraced the best of Italy at this address.

Hang on a minute, 20 years? Exactly. A small anniversary. Worth celebrating, isn’t it? A glass of sparkling wine before your meal perhaps?

Restaurant Agaton. The heart of Old Town.

Restaurant Agaton offers a loving mix of Swedish and Italian cuisine in a warm and inviting environment with first class service. Choose between well-prepared meat and fish dishes, as well as fresh pasta and newly-baked pizzas. Round your meal off with classic Italian desserts topped with Swedish berries.

We are the obvious choice for lunch in Gamla Stan as our salad buffet gets good reviews. In the evenings Agaton is often the setting for larger groups, including after-work get togethers, business dinners, delegations, family meals and wedding parties. Just ask, and we'll be happy to tell you about our alternatives. Ciao and welcome!

A curiousity from Gamla Stan.

A stroll through Stockholm’s Gamla Stan (Old Town) district reveals many stories from the past. Every building and alley carries on the heritage and traditions from 'the City between the Bridges', as Stockholm was originally known.

In 1521 there was only an old, derelict stone dwelling on the site. When City Alderman Petter Grönberg bought the house in 1617 the state of dereliction was great, and proper restoration was necessary. In 1680 the building was bought by Elisabeth Funck, and then 'the space between the lady’s house and the broad alley by Kornhamn' was also included. After a number of changes of ownership the building finally came into the possession of the merchant Wallin in the 1860s . He added the time’s latest fashion in household architecture – large, wrought-iron bay windows at street level as well as on the first floor.

In 1922 the house was bought by the firm, Robert Ditzinger, and in 1924 there began a more than 10-year long renovation project. Ditzingers remained on the block until 1968 when Kapp - Ahl took over most of the firm’s properties. At this time a menswear store, Agaton, was opened on the ground floor. After 18 years of classic menswear the site exchanged the selling of suits for the restaurant we find today of the same name.