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“Local fish restaurant, a good find”

Ittiturismo Ristorante Mella
Ranked #11 of 67 Restaurants in Bellagio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $41
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, 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.
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Local fish restaurant, a good find”
Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

We came across this restaurant after walking from bellagio and initially planning to try another restaurant. However we were very happy with our choice. There was a large family having a meal, and we were the only tourists. A good sign. The fish dishes were excellent, we enjoyed the smoked fish risotto for main course. The accompanying house wine was also a perfect match. Final positive was the very reasonable price.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Sally T
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Brisbane Australia
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Family run authentic Italian Fish restaurant”
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
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2 Thank Marilyn50
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Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Very good local food -”
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
1 Thank alwyne
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good local restaurant”
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
Thank Daniel M
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San Francisco Bay Area
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Try the fried perch with rice, and get the sorbetto”
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
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2 Thank snicklefritzytogo
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