Where to eat in Bellagio Italy

>Where to eat in Bellagio Italy

Visitors are spoiled for choice with the many places to eat on Lake Como. Choosing between them is sort of like choosing an outfit – different ones suit different occasions and when you slip into the right one, you love the way it makes you feel!  Browse our list of the best restaurants in Bellagio and try them on for size:

Ristorante Mistral €€€€

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Via Roma 1, 22021 Bellagio

Open for dinner Monday – Friday and lunch on weekends • Closed Wednesdays and from November – March

Dining at the Mistral gives connoisseurs the best of both worlds: classic Italian dishes cooked to perfection and cutting-edge molecular cuisine by Michelin-starred pioneer Chef Ettore Bocchia. If you’re not brave enough for the cuttlefish ink waffles, guacamole ice cream and sugar-fried turbot, indulge in old-school excellence with lobster thermidor or lake fish sautéed in butter and sage. No matter what you’re eating, the views are equally delicious in the opulent dining room with soaring ceilings and gilded chandeliers or on the terrace overlooking the lake.

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Steak House Pizzeria Babayaga

Via E. Vitali 8, 22021 Bellagio

Open for lunch from 12 – 3 and for dinner from 7 – 10 • Closed Wednesdays and between 3 and 7 p.m.

Located just outside the town center, Babayaga hits the spot for picky eaters and pizza lovers, carnivores and chocoholics, vegetarians and value-seekers. This family-run, family-friendly and just plain friendly establishment offers something for everyone. Their rustic pizza in a trademark oval shape is one of Italy’s best; their burgers and fries are known to cure homesickness and their steaks come piping hot from the grill. Snag a seat on the terrace and a piece of their positively sinful chocolate cake – and it’s close to perfection!

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Ristorante Salice Blu €€€

Via per Lecco 33, 22021 Bellagio

Closed Tuesdays, closed from November to Easter Monday

Nestled in the hills about a mile from Bellagio’s center, Salice Blu serves creative cuisine in a rustic, off-the-beaten-track locale. The welcome is always warm from Chef Luigi Gandola and his team – they even offer a convenient shuttle service! Young Chef Luigi trained with the best: first with his father who opened Salice Blu in 1973 and then in the kitchens of legendary Villa d’Este. Don’t miss his signature Italian dishes like tri-color pasta with Bolognese, steak in balsamic sauce and towering soufflés, all garnished and flavored with herbs and fruit from Luigi’s garden. The recently renovated dining room is quite cozy, but we think you’ll love the atmosphere outside on the vine-covered terrace.

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Ristorante Silvio €€

Via Carcano 12, 22021 Bellagio

Closed from November 8 to December 29, from January 10 to mid-March

One of the joys of eating out on Lake Como is dining on fish overlooking the lake it came from – and Ristorante Silvio is just the spot for this quintessential Lake Como experience. Located just outside Bellagio, diners in the know make their way there walking through the lovingly landscaped Villa Melzi gardens. Lake fish at Ristorante Silvio comes in all shapes and sizes: homemade pasta with pike ragù, fresh-off-the-hook persico lightly breaded and fried, or catch of the day served over parmesan rice – and the terrace offers sweeping views of the lake and the mountains, either under the shade of the pergola or out in the open.

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Ristorante Sporting Club €€

Via D. Vitali 6, 22021 Bellagio

Closed from October to late March

A real institution in Bellagio, visitors and locals alike flock to the Sporting Club for its tennis courts, outdoor pool, loungers and umbrellas – as well as one of the best places to eat in Bellagio. Local professionals and sunbathers mingle in the lunch crowd, dinner is a slightly more elegant affair and themed events with BBQ, disco dancing or live music draw the see-and-be-seen set. Dine on pasta, pizza by the slice and gorgeous salads for lunch, or indulge in great steaks, risottos and lake fish for dinner – no substandard country club food here! This is a true Italian “sleeper” that surprises you with an extremely high standard of food where you least expect it.

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Ristorante Alle Darsene di Loppia €€

Via al Porto, 22021 Bellagio

Closed Mondays year-round, closed Tuesdays from November to January

The hamlet of Loppia is one of Bellagio’s hidden highlights and the vine-covered terrace of Alle Darsene overlooks its sweetest sights: Santa Maria di Loppia church and traditional Lucia boats bobbing in the harbor. Whether outdoors or by the fire in the elegant dining room, the food at Alle Darsene changes with the seasons and defies categorization. Chef Matteo Gramatica serves Italian dishes with modern-day finesse, quirky presentation and surprising flavors: paccheri pasta tubes stuffed with salt cod stand like Roman columns in a blood-red sauce, raw shrimp in Franciacorta sauce crown violet potato mash, and tiramisu is flavored with local chestnuts. The wine list reads like a novel, with spot-on recommendations from the friendly, yet unobtrusive staff.

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Ristorante La Punta €€

La Punta Spartivento 19, 22021

Closed from November to February

La Punta sits – as the name says – at the very end of the Bellagio promontory, a pleasant 10 minutes’ walk from the center. Family-run since 1963, three brothers make the La Punta magic today: Andrea catching the fish, Massimo running the kitchen and Gilberto stocking the wine cellar. Take a seat in the glassed-in dining room or dine alfresco on the covered terrace – either way, your meal will come with a side of fantastic views across all three branches of the lake. Andrea’s lake fish features prominently on the menu, but the entire range of salads, pasta and grilled meat is a master class in traditional Italian dishes. Make sure to leave room for Massimo’s signature warm chocolate cake!

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Ristorante Bilacus €€

Salita Serbelloni 30/32, 22021 Bellagio

Closed Mondays and during the winter

The Salita Serbelloni has become Bellagio’s trademark – a set of steep steps leading up from the lake flanked by shops, bars and restaurants: one of which is Ristorante Bilacus, a Bellagio favorite since 1965. The dining room is charming with high ceilings and an ancient well, but it’s the large outdoor terrace that truly delights – tables are clustered under a pergola dripping with jasmine and Virginia creeper. The cuisine is traditional Italian with a focus on fresh-off-the-hook lake fish like grilled lavarello or risotto with persico. Chef Aurelio, who recently took over Bilacus from its original owners, has a deft hand in the kitchen – everything from the mixed antipasto all the way to the tiramisu is delizioso!

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Ristorante Mistral €€€€

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Via Roma 1, 22021 Bellagio

Open for dinner Monday – Friday and lunch on weekends • Closed Wednesdays and from November – March

Dining at the Mistral gives connoisseurs the best of both worlds: classic Italian dishes cooked to perfection and cutting-edge molecular cuisine by Michelin-starred pioneer Chef Ettore Bocchia. If you’re not brave enough for the cuttlefish ink waffles, guacamole ice cream and sugar-fried turbot, indulge in old-school excellence with lobster thermidor or lake fish sautéed in butter and sage. No matter what you’re eating, the views are equally delicious in the opulent dining room with soaring ceilings and gilded chandeliers or on the terrace overlooking the lake.

Visit ristorante-mistral.com

Steak House Pizzeria Babayaga

Via E. Vitali 8, 22021 Bellagio

Open for lunch from 12 – 3 and for dinner from 7 – 10 • Closed Wednesdays and between 3 and 7 p.m.

Located just outside the town center, Babayaga hits the spot for picky eaters and pizza lovers, carnivores and chocoholics, vegetarians and value-seekers. This family-run, family-friendly and just plain friendly establishment offers something for everyone. Their rustic pizza in a trademark oval shape is one of Italy’s best; their burgers and fries are known to cure homesickness and their steaks come piping hot from the grill. Snag a seat on the terrace and a piece of their positively sinful chocolate cake – and it’s close to perfection!

Visit babayagabellagio.it

Ristorante Salice Blu €€€

Via per Lecco 33, 22021 Bellagio

Closed Tuesdays, closed from November to Easter Monday

Nestled in the hills about a mile from Bellagio’s center, Salice Blu serves creative cuisine in a rustic, off-the-beaten-track locale. The welcome is always warm from Chef Luigi Gandola and his team – they even offer a convenient shuttle service! Young Chef Luigi trained with the best: first with his father who opened Salice Blu in 1973 and then in the kitchens of legendary Villa d’Este. Don’t miss his signature Italian dishes like tri-color pasta with Bolognese, steak in balsamic sauce and towering soufflés, all garnished and flavored with herbs and fruit from Luigi’s garden. The recently renovated dining room is quite cozy, but we think you’ll love the atmosphere outside on the vine-covered terrace.

Visit ristorante-saliceblu-bellagio.it

Ristorante Silvio €€

Via Carcano 12, 22021 Bellagio

Closed from November 8 to December 29, from January 10 to mid-March

One of the joys of eating out on Lake Como is dining on fish overlooking the lake it came from – and Ristorante Silvio is just the spot for this quintessential Lake Como experience. Located just outside Bellagio, diners in the know make their way there walking through the lovingly landscaped Villa Melzi gardens. Lake fish at Ristorante Silvio comes in all shapes and sizes: homemade pasta with pike ragù, fresh-off-the-hook persico lightly breaded and fried, or catch of the day served over parmesan rice – and the terrace offers sweeping views of the lake and the mountains, either under the shade of the pergola or out in the open.

Visit bellagiosilvio.com

Ristorante Sporting Club €€

Via D. Vitali 6, 22021 Bellagio

Closed from October to late March

A real institution in Bellagio, visitors and locals alike flock to the Sporting Club for its tennis courts, outdoor pool, loungers and umbrellas – as well as one of the best places to eat in Bellagio. Local professionals and sunbathers mingle in the lunch crowd, dinner is a slightly more elegant affair and themed events with BBQ, disco dancing or live music draw the see-and-be-seen set. Dine on pasta, pizza by the slice and gorgeous salads for lunch, or indulge in great steaks, risottos and lake fish for dinner – no substandard country club food here! This is a true Italian “sleeper” that surprises you with an extremely high standard of food where you least expect it.

Visit bellagiohoteldulac.com

Ristorante Alle Darsene di Loppia €€

Via al Porto, 22021 Bellagio

Closed Mondays year-round, closed Tuesdays from November to January

The hamlet of Loppia is one of Bellagio’s hidden highlights and the vine-covered terrace of Alle Darsene overlooks its sweetest sights: Santa Maria di Loppia church and traditional Lucia boats bobbing in the harbor. Whether outdoors or by the fire in the elegant dining room, the food at Alle Darsene changes with the seasons and defies categorization. Chef Matteo Gramatica serves Italian dishes with modern-day finesse, quirky presentation and surprising flavors: paccheri pasta tubes stuffed with salt cod stand like Roman columns in a blood-red sauce, raw shrimp in Franciacorta sauce crown violet potato mash, and tiramisu is flavored with local chestnuts. The wine list reads like a novel, with spot-on recommendations from the friendly, yet unobtrusive staff.

Visit ristorantedarsenediloppia.com

Ristorante La Punta €€

La Punta Spartivento 19, 22021

Closed from November to February

La Punta sits – as the name says – at the very end of the Bellagio promontory, a pleasant 10 minutes’ walk from the center. Family-run since 1963, three brothers make the La Punta magic today: Andrea catching the fish, Massimo running the kitchen and Gilberto stocking the wine cellar. Take a seat in the glassed-in dining room or dine alfresco on the covered terrace – either way, your meal will come with a side of fantastic views across all three branches of the lake. Andrea’s lake fish features prominently on the menu, but the entire range of salads, pasta and grilled meat is a master class in traditional Italian dishes. Make sure to leave room for Massimo’s signature warm chocolate cake!

Visit ristorantelapunta.it

Ristorante Bilacus €€

Salita Serbelloni 30/32, 22021 Bellagio

Closed Mondays and during the winter

The Salita Serbelloni has become Bellagio’s trademark – a set of steep steps leading up from the lake flanked by shops, bars and restaurants: one of which is Ristorante Bilacus, a Bellagio favorite since 1965. The dining room is charming with high ceilings and an ancient well, but it’s the large outdoor terrace that truly delights – tables are clustered under a pergola dripping with jasmine and Virginia creeper. The cuisine is traditional Italian with a focus on fresh-off-the-hook lake fish like grilled lavarello or risotto with persico. Chef Aurelio, who recently took over Bilacus from its original owners, has a deft hand in the kitchen – everything from the mixed antipasto all the way to the tiramisu is delizioso!

Visit bilacusbellagio.it
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