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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 61 Restaurants in Bellagio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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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Trenton, New Jersey
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104 reviews 104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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connecticut
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96 reviews 96 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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NYC
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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new york
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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Had an excellent dinner here. Walked from Bellagio thru the gardens and loppia....you can either get a 4 course pre fix for 28 euros or a la carte.our group did both. The pre fix is too much food. Assorted appetizers, mixed lake fish risotto, grilled fish and refreshing apple sorbet and cafe. The ala carte pasta with fish bolognese was... More

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Church Stretton, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Walk away from Bellaggio, it's tourists and hype, along the lake side and you will come to Saint Giovanni. Here like us you will find the Ristorante Mella. Down stairs is a typical bar serving panini and toast. But above is a wonderful experience. The restaurant specialises in fish from the lake caught by the owner. There is a set... More

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Crown Point, Indiana, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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79 reviews 79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Additional Information about Ittiturismo Ristorante Mella

Address: P.zza San Giovanni 6, 22021 Bellagio, Italy
Phone Number: +39 031 950205
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Bellagio
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder

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