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“Good food and really nice Monday midday on the lake” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dellago

Lungolago Motta 9, Melide 6815, Switzerland
+41 91 649 70 41
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Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Melide
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $98
Cuisines: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Fusion, Diner
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating
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.
Bogota, Colombia
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“Good food and really nice Monday midday on the lake”
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!!


  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Thank arisberna
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Weggis, Luzern, Switzerland
2 reviews
“Good food, great location and poor service”
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.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Thank JorgenThor
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renerenerene, Inhaber at Dellago, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
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 caused mostly by this slow pace, then I could only suggest to ask the girls next time (if you do return, that is...) to speed up a bit and tell them not wait to call the following course until everybody has finished their plates, but already a few minutes before in order to have the dishes in the pan and in the finishing line while you are still eating up the last bits of your plates.

If your discomfort has been caused by a lack of coordination, I just hope we'll do better next time and the only thing I can do is to appologize for the non satisfactory service.

For a few weeks in spring and fall we have those not too cold, but either not warm enough evenings which invite you to have a table outside until you realize it is indeed to cold to stay and prefer to move inside. In these evenings we find a few guests on the blue terrace, a few on the red sector, a few inside and a few who move from an outside table to an inside one during the meal. On such evenings, the place looks quiet although there are 50 people at dinner, but instead of having them all concentrated either on the terrace or inside, they spread everywhere which makes the distances and spaces to be covered by the service crew about 50% larger and thus everything becomes more time consuming.

In any case thanks for your feedback; we hope you'll give us another chance and hopefully we do it better next time ;-)

Cheers, Rene Probst
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“Very nice and very good... Not cheap”
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 iPad! Wow!

1 Thank DonBaron
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Cortijo La Loma
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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!!!

Visited September 2012
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Studio City, CA
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“Restaurant in Mellide, Switzerland”
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 was beyond our wildest expectations!

The restaurant is, in particular, a seafood restaurant but there is a small choice of chicken and beef.

The presentation and taste of the food was exceptional, worthy of some of the best food we have had at Michelin 1 and 2 star restaurants. My wife had the asparagus with Hollandaise sauce and I had the brioche with basil and mozarella for starters. My wife then had the scallops and I elected to have a non-fish, corn-fed chicken breast fillet on a bed of risotto. This all proved to be just out-of-this-world delicious. Comlimenti allo Chef!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
2 Thank Alan S
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