Top ChoiceSeafood 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...

Top ChoiceWine 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...

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...

Italian in Bellagio

Ristorante Silvio

Clocking up 100 years of service in 2019, all of them under the same family tutelage, Silvio continues to serve simple lake-to-table food at reasonable prices with lovely views over the water. You might start...

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...

Food in Bellagio

Alimentaria Gastronomia

A deli-cum–grocery shop piled high with Larian goodies, among them dried porcini mushrooms, DOP Laghi Lombardi-Lario olive oil, missoltini (dried fish) and some rather irreverently shaped bottles of limoncello...

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...

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...

Art in Bellagio


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.

Italian in Bellagio

Ristorante Antico Pozzo

They do the simple things well here – think pizza, pasta and other Italian staples served on an agreeable open courtyard.

Ceramics in Bellagio

Magda Guaitamacchi

Magda Guaitamacchi turns out gorgeous ceramic and porcelain pieces that have gone on show around the world.

Church in Bellagio

Basilica di San Giacomo

Bellagio's most interesting Romanesque church is the Basilica di San Giacomo, built in the 12th century by master builders from Como.