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Ittiturismo Ristorante Mella

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Piazza San Giovanni Battista 6, 22021 Bellagio, Italy
+39 031 950205
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:00
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Wed - Mon 12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:00
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Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little restaurant In San Giovanni near Bellagio. Owners family are all fishermen and so fresh fish the key to this menu. Service was excellent. Right near Lake Como and great to walk around the area and look at the lake. My only issue is that I am not crazy about whole skinned fish but that is Europe. I prefer... More 

Thank David K
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by my friend who lives near Milan. Otherwise it would be hard to find! Since we first dined there four years ago we can't miss it each time we are in the area. Fish dishes are stunning and with a definite home food feeling. We love to order tasting packages including fish starters (salted fishes, pate),... More 

Thank Oleh Z
West Linn, Oregon
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We were looking for good fresh seafood and found it here at Mella. We liked it so much we headed back another night.

Thank Donald W
New Jersey
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We chose this restaurant because it was near our hotel Borgo le Terrazze. the restaurant is small and has a small menu. It is mostly fish - from the lake. We shared mozzarella caprese and a fried fish platter for two. I enjoyed most of the dish - there was one I did not care for, but I don't know... More 

Thank lady_lyn_915
New York City, New York
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623 reviews
449 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Mella is located in San Giovanni, a quiet little village a few kms away from Bellagio. Food is outstanding. The house specialties are based on the local perch from the Lake which is prepared in so many different ways. We had the fish ravioli and the smoked fish pappardelle which were delicious. The Tiramisu and panacota were excellent too. Lovely... More 

Thank Laurent G
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We found this gem of a restaurant by chance. The fish served is caught by the owner in the day and served in the evening. It's a small and friendly establishment and the food is superb! The location, in the small village of San Giovanni is a delight. Service great. Food great. Location great. Don't miss it if you're anywhere... More 

Thank John_Murray01
Vilnius, Lithuania
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We just wanted to have a drink on their terrace before going to sleep but they refused to serve us arguing that they are not the bar and since we do not eat they cannot serve us drinks. Indeed, they have a restaurant nut it is upstairs and downstairs it is a bar. I think that the lady was just... More 

Thank Justo66
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Just had the pre-set dinner which was fabulous, the fillet de lags is simply wonderful. The two waitresses Giai & Louisa were extremely helpful and could not do enough to ensure a pleasant stay. We will definitely return.

Thank AdWaugh
Ronneby, Sweden
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We came late, the restaurant had just closed. Four hungry people after a long trip. They did not open the restaurant for us ... but served us two great wooden platters with meats, cheeses, veggies, bread, beer and wine. Way beyond what they needed to do. The next evening we went for a dinner. Great pasta, very good fish, some... More 

Thank Petrus_Broder
Bellagio, Italy
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Beautiful restaurant. The meals were one of the best that we have had in Italy. The fish was incredibly fresh. A great places to have ä meal.

Thank Hilarie1974

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$38
Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza San Giovanni Battista 6, 22021 Bellagio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Bellagio
  • Phone Number: +39 031 950205
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?