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“Great atmosphere but that's about it”
Review of Mistral

Mistral
Ranked #29 of 67 Restaurants in Bellagio
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 22 June 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel and were recommended this restaurant. Whilst the view and live music were amazing, the rest of the meal was very average with a ridiculous price tag. Good wine selection and fantastic cheeses. Waiting staff very average and slow. Overall a huge disappointment.

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Reviewed 20 April 2013

Spent 295 euros for a mediocre dinner for two. We expected much more given the price and location inside Villa Serbelloni (where we stayed). Our primary waiter disappeared for most of the meal - took our order and delivered the bill...that's about it. That left most of our meal to be delivered/managed by a junior waiter who appeared new and somewhat fearful of us. Had to ask for things that should have been delivered naturally - olive oil (this is Italy!) and a steak knife for cutting meat, etc. Food was average - not up to the same level as other fine restaurants that we have visited.

Many small things added to the disappointment. Phone was ringing quite loudly by our table and disrupted the mood. Live music was great, but no one thought to turn off the canned music, so the two competed with each other.

We will not return to Mistral - emphasis on the "Mis" part of their name. Try La Punta instead. Much less expensive, great food and very friendly/attentive wait staff.

Thank Steve U
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Reviewed 31 December 2012

I ate here on the last night of my trip to Bellagio; it was supposed to be the icing on the cake to what had been a lovely few days in Como (with fantastic food, wine and hospitality). I was incredibly disappointed by this restaurant. The food was a let down (unadventurous and lacking in flavour), the atmosphere was pretentious and I felt robbed when I settled the extortionate bill (which I would not have begrudged paying had the standards I'd expected been met). The hotel is beautifully located however, with spectacular views over the lake.

Thank Luke R
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Reviewed 2 November 2012

No, that's a bit harsh, but it's a catchy title. The food was very good, but not as good as I expected since it is Michelin star and proud of its expertise in molecular cuisine.

Thank Warren B
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

Went for our 30th anniversary but hadn't been properly warned about dress code, I was smart but no jacket! Made to feel very unwelcome when first arrived. However, restaurant staff were very friendly and didn't make a fuss. Food is very good, service exceptional and wine list superb - but it is the view across Lake Como that is the crowning glory for a special event.
The prices are on the steep side even for a Michelin starred place, especially as you don't get the extras included at many other 1* places we have been to elsewhere. So not the best restaurant we have eaten at food wise, but the view is exceptional and does make for a great place for a treat which will be long remembered. The restaurant did provide a nice little anniversary treat with the coffee, which was a pleasant surprise - many thanks, it finished a lovely evening after a poor start.

Thank wotnocaravan
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