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Ittiturismo Ristorante Mella

P.zza San Giovanni 6, 22021 Bellagio, Italy
+39 031 950205
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Ranked #15 of 62 restaurants in Bellagio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $34 - $54
Cuisines: Italian, Chowder
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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105 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Hereford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stopping at San Giovanni on our amble we fancied a cake having had only salad for lunch. We asked for Torte de Cassa and what arrived was a work of art! The Panatone with currents sat along side two scoops of delicious gelato, cream, and a strawberry finely cut into 3 segments. Absolutely superb! Washed down with (another) beer then... More

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Perth, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The food was excellent, the service quick and the setting by the lake was just beautiful. One of the most memorable dinners we had in Italy.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

We came across this restaurant after walking from bellagio and initially planning to try another restaurant. However we were very happy with our choice. There was a large family having a meal, and we were the only tourists. A good sign. The fish dishes were excellent, we enjoyed the smoked fish risotto for main course. The accompanying house wine was... More

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Brisbane Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This restaurant was so well suited to our needs (informal affordable good quality) that we returned 2 nights later. Most mains are priced between 9 and 10 euros. We chose the fish of the day cooked with herbs, fillets of fish with lemon sauce (not an enormous serve but very tasty), pork in a pear sauce accompanied by grilled vegetables.... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Quite basic local restaurant- but fantastic first course (great fish pasta and fried fish with rice) and great lake fish main course). Very good value (much better food than Restaurant Silvio up the road).

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Manchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We ate here on two evenings, as it was near our apartment. The food was very good, the service friendly and the meal was good value.

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San Francisco Bay Area
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Delicious salads and secondi. My insalata verde with marinated (probably raw) lake fish is not for the faint of heart, but was tasty if you like that sort of thing. My secondo of lake fish in lemon sauce was delicious and mildly flavored. My husband's fried perch with rice was even better. I'd get that if I ever have the... More

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Cape Cod
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

A husband and wife team do the catching, cooking and serving in this family restaurant. Take the ferry if you are staying in Bellagio. We were worried about the traffic after dinner and Rosy called us a taxi. We had the tasting menu and really enjoyed it. The pâté, gnocchi, marinated lavarello, salmon filet, lavarello gratin were all nicely prepared.... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1,008 reviews 1,008 reviews
731 restaurant reviews
486 helpful votes 486 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Traditional, warm and local is a true way to describe Ristorante Mella and the pretty little village of San Giovanni. We booked in on New Years Eve and had no choice but the set fish tasting menu of 11 courses. My partner is still experimenting with fish s this was a big challenge for her and surprisingly became a little... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Extrodinary find tucked away in the small village of San Giovanni. My family and I ate at this most charming, quaint restaurant on our recent trip to Bellagio. We heard about it through our taxi driver and fell in love with the atmosphere and the food. We ate both the fresh fish and some of the pasta dishes. We absolutely... More

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