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Ittiturismo Ristorante Mella

P.zza San Giovanni 6, 22021 Bellagio, Italy
+39 031 950205
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Ranked #20 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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109 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Crown Point, Indiana, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Eating at a restaurant on Lago di Como (Lake Como) may seem like a euro busting dining experience but Ristorante Bar "Mella" is an unpretentious gastronomic delight that is within anyone's budget. Every time my Milanese cousins travel to Bellagio we make it a point to eat at Ristorante Bar "Mella". The restaurant specializes in fresh caught fish from the... More

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Wormer, The Netherlands
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78 reviews 78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

At an "ittiturismo" the fish that is caught by the owner of the restaurant is served to guests. "From the net to the pan", as is written on the sign outside. Bellagio is a touristy place, and the prices and quality of the food here are just as you expect to find outside of touristy places in Italy (in other... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We came across Ittiturismo Ristorante Mella while on a walk from Bellagio. The restaurant had only just opened for lunch and we shared a plate of assorted lake fish. The food was cooked to perfection and the service was prompt and friendly.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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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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117 reviews 117 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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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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