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Ittiturismo Ristorante Mella

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Italian, Chowder, Soups
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P.zza San Giovanni 6, 22021 Bellagio, Italy
+39 031 950205
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Description: The two centuries years old "Mella" restaurant was taken over by Sala...
The two centuries years old "Mella" restaurant was taken over by Sala family in 1958. We introduced a new activity, on the Lake of Como, which offered a good link between professional lake fishing and cuisine. Today, Alessandro, a professional fisherman, keeps these traditions on :he catches fresh-water fish daily, then his wife Rosy proposes it in the menu. The union between our typical products and the beautiful view of the lake from the first floor of the restaurant, will offer you an unforgettable experience. Fishing tours and rooms are also available.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quality food

Excellent service. Great fresh fish. Really interesting risotto dish. Accommodated kids choices. Reasonable price - glad we went!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
David P
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Minnesota
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent service. Great fresh fish. Really interesting risotto dish. Accommodated kids choices. Reasonable price - glad we went!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Everything was tasty! ! The fish was very great, pasta was good, potatoes were tasty, and also deserts were very good. Highly recommended, one the best in.the area, will come again

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Simple food, fish was not as expected: tasted a bit the same. Second time had meat in this fish restaurant and tasted much better. Friendly helpfull staff

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Just few meters from our Apartamento Il Porto. Fish Fish Fish. All fresh and finely prepared and cooked. Appears rugged from the outside but elegant fine dining from inside. And their servings are big! The crew were too kind to warn us not to order more! Not to be missed when in Bellagio.

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wisbech
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Try to book a table near the window. Lovely busy atmosphere, good service, innovative ways with fish from the lake.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Friends from Piacenza have flagged the Mella as one of their favorite restaurants along the lake, and this month they again brought us to lunch here. The Mella restaurant which bills itself a site of “Ittiturismo,” neologism intended as a lakeside parallel to the "agriturismo" that has become all the rage in Italy for people seeking authenticity in their food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a nice walk from the center of Bellagio, with Villas, olive groves and historical sites all along the way. The restaurant is located in a lovely Piazza with the oldest church in Bellagio. We returned twice for lunch, and enjoyed the views and surrounding area before lunch. The fish here is prepared with authentic fresh fish recipes, served... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Had lunch at Mella today and I have to say it holds up to its reputation of the freshest lake fish with a beautiful variety of preparations. I had the Lavarello with sage and butter and tried the papperadella with smoked fish. I couldn't eat enough. It is so refreshing to get purely excellent food that is the real thing.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Tried to go, but it was closed. No sign, saying when open. Called- no answer. Website doesn't say times it's open. Emailed - no answer. Can anyone tell me when it's open?

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MellaBel, Proprietario at Ittiturismo Ristorante Mella, responded to this review

Dear Sir, i'm sorry for your trouble. In July and August we are open each day. In the other months the Ittiturismo is close on tuesday. It is wrote outside the restaurant and also in our business card. Probably you arrived here on Tuesday. Hope to welcome you in another day ! Thank you. More 

Varenna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Killer deals on superbly prepared lake fish classics...each town on Lake Como that has an official fisherman with license to catch fish for the select few he does it for, is a town to search out...And here you go THIS is THE place...lovely Lake Perch(Pesce Persico) and killer Lavarello( like a Salmon Trout..really the lakes best fish if prepared right)...You... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: P.zza San Giovanni 6, 22021 Bellagio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Bellagio
  • Phone Number: +39 031 950205

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget

Description

The two centuries years old "Mella" restaurant was taken over by Sala family in 1958. We introduced a new activity, on the Lake of Como, which offered a good link between professional lake fishing and cuisine. Today, Alessandro, a professional fisherman, keeps these traditions on :he catches fresh-water fish daily, then his wife Rosy proposes it in the menu. The union between our typical products and the beautiful view of the lake from the first floor of the restaurant, will offer you an unforgettable experience. Fishing tours and rooms are also available.

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