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“Wonderful experience”
Review of Salice Blu

Salice Blu
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Ranked #19 of 67 Restaurants in Bellagio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Chef Luigi invite you to Salice Blu Restaurant for lunch and dinner, during the summer season and the winter season. It is possible to have lunch and dinner in the pergola terrace and in the back of the restaurant, if you'd like to see, we have an aromatic and vegetables garden. The menu is 100% Italian, with fresh fish from our lake and fresh hand-made pasta. To have a good table, it is good having a reservation and if you'd like Chef Luigi can pick up you in Bellagio. Every day chef Luigi does Private Cooking Lesson.
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Chef Luigi picked us up in town and shared the many special items with us when we arrived. Had to sit inside because weather was chilly. Not really a view anyway. The porcini mushroom was bigger than his hand. He made porcini carpaccio, stuffed zucchini flowers and wonderful pasta dishes. He was well versed in gluten free and able to accommodate my dietary needs. No meal in Italy is fast and we were entertained watching the food prepped in the open kitchen. We were racing to get the last boat out of a Bellagio back to Tremezzo and he ensured that we made it even though we really didn't want to leave. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is because we had a few better meals in Italy and Italy has a very high bar. But the experience was wonderful and food was still delicious. Luigi was very entertaining and accommodating. Would like to attend his cooking class next time.

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Thank Rsprenk
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We've been to Italy many times and this is one of the best meals we've had. It was an unexpected experience, starting with Chef Luigi picking us up at the hotel. My wife has food allergies, and Chef Luigi made sure he cooked everything to accommodate her as well as our friend's gluten allergy. He recommended the perfect wine and prepared an extraordinary meal. The homemade pasta was amazing!! He recommended a whole branzino, which was the best we've ever had, so fresh and tender. We loved everything and had a great dining experience. We'll go back to this restaurant every time we're in Bellagio. Don't miss it!!

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Thank Mark R
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Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

I have used tripadvisor on numerous occasions and specifically while planning our 3 Week honeymoon in Italy, but this is my first ever review on the site. We took the cooking class, but I feel inclined to review the food as well. So far I have been underwhelmed by the food in Italy. It has all been good, but nothing was great. We have chosen the best restaurants and paid the price. And perhaps that's the problem. If you spend 200 dollars on a meal for two, you EXPECT something great. Salice Blue provided us with the first great meal we've had in Italy. It is a family restaurant with gourmet food. We spent time with Luigi the chef, his mother, and his Nonna (grandmother). There is a strong emphasis on local, natural ingredients and creating a great dining experience. I felt like part of the family and the whole experience was special. My wife and I have made gnocchi and pasta before this class, and found Luigi's tips very insightful. We're excited to bring back his recipes to try on our families at home. Luigi is extremely personable and we found his laugh and smile very infectious. Don't miss out on this gem. - Justin & Callie

Thank Justin B
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

I was recommended to Salice Blu in a very effusive fashion from the Belvedere Hotel. I was underwhelmed. The tempura was definitely not and the assorted seafood plate was sloppy and over cooked. Staff was way to short in number and what should have been a 90 minute experience turned out to be 3 hours

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Luigi is the chef and owner of this restaurant. He has recently won an award (in Italy) and now hosts a weekly television cooking show. If you have time (and can get in) take one of his cooking courses (during the day 4 hours). Luigi does it all! He cooks, he takes all reservations and he will pick you up in the van (Don't try to walk from the lake).

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Thank Kathlean
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