Grand Hotel Tremezzo has partnered with the family-run restaurant – Giacomo Milano – to launch Lake Como’s very first lakeside fish restaurant, Giacomo al Lago, which will overlook the lake and the village of Bellagio.

Giacomo Milano is a world-renowned restaurant steeped in history and family tradition. Giacomo Bulleri first opened his restaurant in Milan in 1958, focusing on the very best quality and care, a warm and curated atmosphere and Italian culinary tradition.

The creation of Giacomo al Lago is a story of two families meeting: the De Santis family – hoteliers for generations offering the authentic Italian hospitality – and the third generation of the culinary dynasty behind the Giacomo Group, reflecting Italian traditions and quality of the Milanese restaurant scene.

The Giacomo Group continue to focus on what founder Giacomo Bulleri called “food that feels like family”: simple, yet sophisticated dishes that honour Italian culinary tradition and the freshest of ingredients, which will be continued at Giacomo al Lago.

This season’s launch comes with a menu celebrating fish and seafood, from the red prawns of Mazara del Vallo, an impressive selection of fresh oysters, King Crab, lobster, sea bream and snapper. Diners can also look forward to a selection of creative dishes including red prawn tartare with mandarin sorbet, salmon sashimi with spicy mango, Gnocchi Giacomo al Lago style with langoustines, shrimps and squid and Spaghetti alle Vongole. The menu is also paired with a carefully curated wine list.

Giacomo al Lago will be open for lunch and dinner on Grand Hotel Tremezzo’s newly opened T Beach, Lake Como’s first waterside “beach club” combining a chic, vintage Italian lido concept with contemporary glamour, comprising an elegant sandy beach lined with stylish sun loungers and shades, all framing the hotel’s famous floating swimming pool.

“We are proud to inaugurate the 2021 season by announcing the collaboration with an excellence in the world of catering, such as Giacomo Milano,” comments Valentina De Santis, CEO of the Grand Hotel Tremezzo. “It was easy to find each other, sharing passion, Italian culture, and, why not, also want to dream.”

Cristian Taormina, General Manager of the Giacomo Milano Group also comments: “We are particularly happy to collaborate with the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, with whom we share values such as typically Italian hospitality and the constant search for quality. We thank the De Santis family for this occasion, which for us represents the first of a series of new projects that we are tackling with great enthusiasm and passion. “