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“Very enjoyable” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ittiturismo Ristorante Mella

Ittiturismo Ristorante Mella
P.zza San Giovanni 6, 22021 Bellagio, Italy
+39 031 950205
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Ranked #12 of 63 Restaurants in Bellagio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $46
Cuisines: Italian, Chowder, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Cape Cod
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable”
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. We had a nice local wine. Sorbet and coffee. We thought it was well priced.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1,132 reviews
839 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 605 helpful votes
“Freshwater Fish Heaven”
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 challenge for me. They served fish gnocchi which was fishcakes basically, fish pate very nice and some eel looking fish which was sort of ok. The family of staff were very attentive and generous.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Wonderful discovery”
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 loved the pear and cheese risotto with the fresh pears and local cheese. Plan on eating here again on my next trip to the Lake Como area.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Western Australia
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Authentic little restaurant in the piazza of the gorgeous fishing village of San Giovanni. Food: delicious, fresh, simple. Service: friendly and helpful. Loved it...try it for lunch and soak up the views across to Villa Carlotta (another Lake Como gem). We walked there from Bellagio through the beautiful gardens of Villa Melzi, via Loppia....would recommend the approach as well!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cozy restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We enjoyed dining there several times while we were staying at San Giovanni. They have served us the freshly caught fish from the lake. We had fish paté and the assortment of the local hams and cheese with special sweet sauce as the favourite starters. They were really delicious! It is a perfect place to dine if you feel like getting away from the touristic centre in Bellagio and searching for a quiet local place.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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