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“Nice surprise”
Review of Ristorante Silvio

Ristorante Silvio
Ranked #15 of 66 Restaurants in Bellagio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $34 - $134
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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143 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Nice surprise”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

I found it by chance because the nearby Darsene di Loppia restaurant was booked for a private party and it was a very fortunate coincidence. The views of the lake are great and the food very good. They seem to specialise in fish (e.g. lavarello from the lake or pike), the menu is rather short but everything we tasted (perhaps except for semifreddo) was a least tasty (some delicious). Presentation of the dishes is attractive and not too fussy and the service competent and friendly. It should be mentioned that the prices make it quite a bargain. For what you would pay in the simplest trattoria in the centre of Bellagio here you get high quality dishes. As to wines, there are decent bottles for 14-15 Euro. If you want a table with the best view, it would be useful to make a reservation, as it appears quite many Italians (and some tourists) come for dinner.

Visited July 2013
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Hannover, Germany
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food with a view”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We were recommended this hotel for the fish by a local and so decided to try it out. We visited with kids and the views from the terrace over the Lake were amazing and very romantic, even with 2 young boys joining us for dinner! Only issue I would have is that the service was average, friendly enough but not very attentive. I would still give it a go as the food was good and view fantastic!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank heffsmate
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Sylvania, Ohio
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good seafood with a view on the lake”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We went to this restaurant with a group of colleagues. We had a set menu with different types of fish. All very nicely prepared. Good selection of wine. The view on the lake is magnificent. We had a table outside but in the shade.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank fbernaerts
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Santa Cruz, California
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“+ outstanding food, + stunning views, + attentive staff”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

The Silvio is located south of Bellagio on the road to Como. It is also listed in the ‘Osterie d’Italia’, a slow food travel guide and definitely fulfils expectations!

To have an unrestricted view from your table over the opposite shore of Lake Como I recommend making a reservation in advance.

The menu lists typical Italian fare and I highly recommend ordering the fish ravioli in sage butter, the veal, and fish of the day. I easily could have returned every single night since the view is stunning, and the food unbelievable!

In summary Silvio is THE restaurant you shouldn’t miss when in Bellagio or the Lake Como region. However, the drive to the restaurant might be a challenge for some travelers since we are talking a ‘one-lane’ two-way traffic road for US standards that even freak out European drivers!

+ outstanding food,
+ stunning views.
+ attentive staff

Average entrée: EUR 15-20.
Credit cards accepted.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank travelinmatecom
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The gem in the lake”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

After travelling across Italy for 2 weeks and eating at amazing restaurants I can say that the food we enjoyed at Ristorante Silvio was the highlight of out culinary experience. Matched by a more than reasonable price point, we tried several of the dishes during our stay in this breathtaking location overlooking Crocione Mountain and the glistening water and town of Tremezzo. My suggestion is to order Burratina cheese with eggplants to start 9.50€ (that the chef was kind enough to share the recipe for) and then go onto
the Grilled Lavero fish 15€. The wine list includes local growers which match the dishes perfectly. A special shout out to our doting waiters Andrea and Sherif for their undivided attention. Will be back in a heart beat!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank hayleylemon
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