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“Family run authentic Italian Fish restaurant” 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 62 Restaurants in Bellagio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $44
Cuisines: Italian, Chowder
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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.
Brisbane Australia
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Family run authentic Italian Fish restaurant”
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.

Not being familiar with local wine varieties we were surprised how well our choice teamed with the food (can't remember the name).

Service was friendly and efficient.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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london
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Very good local food -”
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).

Visited August 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good local restaurant”
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.

Visited July 2013
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San Francisco Bay Area
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Try the fried perch with rice, and get the sorbetto”
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 chance to return.

Make sure you finish your meal with their sorbetto. The evening we dined here, our server said we had the choice of "mela ... o mela!" (Apple, ... or apple!) Served in a champagne flute with a straw, it was amazingly fresh tasting and yummy.

The service was terrific. The place seemed to be filled mostly with locals.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Cod
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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