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Top Choice Italian in Bellagio

Ristorante Silvio

Operating since 1919, this place must be getting something right to achieve the seemingly unanimous acclaim. Simple food at reasonable prices combines with lovely views over the lake. You might start with a riso e f…
Top Choice Seafood in Bellagio

Ittiturismo da Abate

Most dishes at Slow Food–focused Da Abate feature fish that's been caught that day in the lake (the restaurant will only open if they've caught enough), so you can sample lavarello (white fish) in balsamic vinegar, …
Top Choice Wine Bar in Bellagio

Enoteca Cava Turacciolo

A contender for Bellagio's most charming address, this cosy wine bar occupies a candlelit, stonewalled space tucked down a lane near the waterfront. The encyclopedic wine list covers every region in Italy, and there…
Gardens in Bellagio

Villa Melzi d'Eril

The grounds of neoclassical Villa Melzi d’Eril are a highlight among Lake Como's (many) delightful places. The villa was built in 1808 for one of Napoleon’s associates and is coloured by flowering azaleas and rhodod…
Gardens in Bellagio

Villa Serbelloni

The lavish gardens of Villa Serbelloni cover much of the promontory on which Bellagio sits. The villa has been a magnet for Europe's great and good, including Austria's emperor Maximilian I, Ludovico il Moro and Que…
Food in Bellagio

Alimentaria Gastronomia

The smells wafting out from this deli will surely tempt you to step inside. Among the piled-high Larian goodies are dried porcini mushrooms, DOP Laghi Lombardi-Lario olive oil, missoltini (dried fish) and some rathe…
Italian in Bellagio

Terrazza Barchetta

This intimate terrace just above a meeting of laneways in Bellagio's old town is a fine place for a meal. The restaurant has been around since 1887, which is plenty of time to perfect dishes such as boneless lake tr…
Bar in Bellagio

Bar Rossi

All gleaming walnut wood, glinting mirrors and regiments of bottles, the art nouveau Bar Rossi is one cafe not to miss. Revel in the elegant interior or take a seat outside under the arches and watch the ferries com…
Art in Bellagio

Atelier

Lili Barone and Gabriel Kantor turn out exquisite etchings, engravings and other design products from their studio high in Bellagio's old town. Opening hours can be a bit hit-or-miss.
Clothing in Bellagio

Carmen Como Silk

Como's renowned silk manufacturing industry sends ties, scarves and other accessories up the road to this small Bellagio shop.