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Dellago

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Seafood, Sushi, Diner, Asian fusion
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Lungolago Motta 9, Melide 6815, Switzerland
+41 91 649 70 41
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: the dellago was built sometimes around 1905 and has since seen many...
the dellago was built sometimes around 1905 and has since seen many concepts & transformations, but it has never been completely restructurated: this place has style and patina. our crew is a cheery bunch of refreshingly hospitable young pro's with a very casual attitude and very informal, straight forward moods. people looking for a laid back, mediterranean zest of life and who place respect on top of social status will find themselves very comfortable with us. we are all here because we love our place, we love our jobs and not because someone, a hundred years ago declared, that guests were kings.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and really nice Monday midday on the lake

Just finish to eat at Dellago in Melide. Great food as usual. As always got vegetarian options and where delicious! Good job!! Cheers, Aris

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2014
arisberna
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Basel, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Toronto, ON
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I recently spent two beautiful evenings enjoying the service and the exceptional food at Dellago. I advise you to try the Cross & Over surprise menu that you can get in 3, 4, or 5 courses. I will be going back as soon as I can!

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Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The location is easy to find, the view of the lake Lugano is wonderful! The restaurant is very fusion, fashion and modern. The food is excellent, mediterrenean and full of fantasy! Before or after dinner you can make a walk through Melide (and Morcote-the city near Melide). They are lovely places, with attractions like the lake, the tiny roads, the... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Originality for the choice, fusion food and Asia, seafood too. Nothing to say regarding the quality, it was superb and excellent but the prices are too high really.

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renerenerene, Inhaber at Dellago, responded to this review

Buongiorno Joublietout Thanks for the compliments; very nice to hear you liked it with us :-) Concerning the prices, please keep in mind we have to deal with Swiss suppliers for everything we procure (up to 50% more expensive than 5 km down the road in Italy, we have to pay Swiss salaries dictated by a federal collective contract (same... More 

Basel, Switzerland
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Just finish to eat at Dellago in Melide. Great food as usual. As always got vegetarian options and where delicious! Good job!! Cheers, Aris

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Weggis, Luzern, Switzerland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Its a nice place. We were there on a Saturday evening - not too many people but to few or too slow to give us a good service. I would still come back, hoping for they have more time then.

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renerenerene, Inhaber at Dellago, responded to this review

Buongiorno Jorgen Thor Thanks for the compliments :-) However, I do not know what went wrong on your evening with us, but I admit, we are not the very quickest, we usually let our guests take their time at meals. We are also very informal and easy to keep the place very relaxed and placid. If your discomfort has been... More 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

We have been having dinner at this restaurant and were surprised. We didnt expect to see dishes served so nicely and and at the same time so wonderfully tasty. The service is very friendly and efficient. The location right at the lake... We will go again for sure... Oh and one last thing, the menu card is presented on an... More 

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Cortijo La Loma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

All the dishes are amazing, especially the fish and lamb. Don't miss out on the home made ice cream - without the chocolate decoration in my case!!!

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Studio City, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

My wife and I are spending some time in the town of Lugano, Switzerland. En route to Italy just to the south, the local roads pass through the lake towns of Mellide and Morcote. We decided to dine one evening by the lake at the restaurant at the Art Deco Hotel Dellago. We anticipated a good meal. What we experienced... More 

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Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

It was my daughter's birthday and she suggested we go to Dellago for her celebratory dinner, which we were happy to do, having been a number of times before and thoroughly enjoyed the meals we had. Unfortunately, this time was the exact opposite. After being seated by a young lady who seemed to be rather 'spaced out', we were given... More 

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renerenerene, Inhaber at Dellago, responded to this review

Oh, hello Chris M. Mmh, your public feedback is much more polite than the various confidential mails you have sent to "the manager/owner" demanding for apologies and explanations in large, bold, angrily screaming letters. After you placed this here... Isn't it perfidious to trumpet your irate feedback to the world before you send confidential requests for clarification to me? Why... More 

Lugano, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Had dinner at their restaurant last night, despite the friendliness of the service the food tries to make in fusion, however leaves you confused. Quality was excellent but portion size far too small for the price. A good address for an evening aperitif not conviced by the food though

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lungolago Motta 9, Melide 6815, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Ticino  >  Melide
  • Phone Number: +41 91 649 70 41

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 98
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi, Diner, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view

Description

the dellago was built sometimes around 1905 and has since seen many concepts & transformations, but it has never been completely restructurated: this place has style and patina. our crew is a cheery bunch of refreshingly hospitable young pro's with a very casual attitude and very informal, straight forward moods. people looking for a laid back, mediterranean zest of life and who place respect on top of social status will find themselves very comfortable with us. we are all here because we love our place, we love our jobs and not because someone, a hundred years ago declared, that guests were kings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?