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“Romantic superb dinner”

Ristorante Terrazza Barchetta
Ranked #6 of 70 Restaurants in Bellagio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$51 - US$108
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Seasonal opening from April till the end of October. Local and Mediterranean Kitchen; Lake and Sea Fish Specials. Please note: Terrazza Barchetta Restaurant is located on the upper floor of the building, not to be confused with Ristoro Forma e Gusto - Pizza & Restaurant at the ground floor: same property but different Kitchen, Menu, Staff and more informal, suitable for Children.
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Dinner was fantastic at la Barchetta. Seabass carpaccio was excellent and both sausage and fish risotto were superb. The service was also excellent and friendly. Highly recommended

Thank EllieJaco75
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

First impression:

When you walk up the stairs you are greeted with a lovely second story restaurant with some tables having excellent views down the alley of the lake and mountains.


We chose one of the many open tables, this one having a beautiful view. Once seated the waiter came promptly asking if we would like some drinks, while beginning to order a half bottle of wine, an older balding grey haired fat man who was the manager, possible owner as well rudely interrupted and said we must be reseated to another table since it was “reserved”. There was no sign on the table indicating so however. We were moved to a corner table. Once you sit down you are charged €3 per seat so we stayed. A few minutes later an older British Couple came up and asked the manager if the table that we had originally sat at and were moved from was available. He said certainly and they were seated without a reservation. There is clearly profiling occurring and the best seats are offered only to those they deem more wealthy based on age, race, nationality.


I had the fried lake fish entree with creamy risotto and sage. It was mediocre and the fish batter was not tasty. Way too much egg in the batter, it was like eating egg. My girlfriend got the tagliatelle since it said it was “fresh pasta” unlike their spaghetti which is from a box of dry pasta. Unfortunately I tried the tagliatelle and it was not fresh, but had been dried and stored for quite a while before being boiled for serving. Maybe most tourists can’t tell the difference, but I make pasta home made often and know the difference instantly. The owner is deceptive. The pasta did not cling to sauce, broke easily so you could not turn it onto a fork. Both signs of NON-FRESH pasta. It was boxed tagliatelle. The texture was cheap and I hate boxed pasta.

More on service:

The older fat man that owns or manages the restaurant came to our table and was rude, not asking if we enjoyed it, or even commenting. We did not buy the expensive wine and of you aren’t spending alot of money they try to push you out quickly. The young male waiter also never asked if we liked the food or needed anything. However the older couple next to us from the UK that had ordered a full bottle of expensive wine, the owner and waiter both asked multiple times. Never, NEVER returning to this horrible restaurant.

4  Thank TravelerMrWorldwide
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

It is a lovely restaurant in a quaint part of bellagio with good service and tasty food! Priced well!

Thank Sebastian M
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Food is good, but taste is not to die for. Quite crowded terrace. In my opinion, overrated. However, quality price ratio is quite adequate.

Thank 64ralucas
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We attempted to get a table at this well commented on restaurant - 6 best in Bellagio- we thought we must go there. They were full but indicated that they have have a table later. We asked could we reserve it to be told no. The staff had an unhelpful attitude and tone to them.

We thought no, we would really like to go there so we would try later and see if they did have. We got in.

We ordered the salmon tartar, which was very strange. It looked like they had cut up a very thin slice of salmon and then shaped it together like a cornel. It didn’t look or taste good.

The veal and vegetables at 25 euros was quite expensive and l was disappointed at the quality. Carrots were over cooked and the potatoes has the taste of being cooked hours ago and then reheated.

Veal was ok but the Marsala sauce not as as good as l have had before.

The others had pasta which was OK and not the best they have had on our Italian adventure.

Red wine was nice until the water knocked over the glass over my wife’s white silk dress. Unfortunate and it can happen, however it topped off a not very good experience from start to finish.

Based on the food alone, we wouldn’t go back which tells everything even before we add on our experience.

One to give a miss!

1  Thank StephMcCann
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