Bellini Grill
Bellini Grill

Bellini Grill

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bellinigrill.com/
  • Phone: 2155451191x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Bledar Istrefi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Catering service available for large groups with advanced notice.
  • Private Party Facilities: Come experience a slice of Italy. Enjoy dining in a warmly lit dining area surrounded by beautifully hand painted Italian murals bringing you closer to the Italian culture. Bellini's is located in the middle of Center City, an ideal location to enjoy a wonderful dining experience.
  • Private Party Contact: Jimmy or Tani 2155451191x
  • Special Events: BIRTH DAYS , REHEARSAL DINNER , BUSINESS MEETINGS, SHOWERS, AND ANY SPECIAL EVENT FOR THE YOU OCCASIONS.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Locust & Walnut
  • Public Transit: SEPTA 15th and Market St. or PATCO at 16th and Locust St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking For only $12.00 near by at Patriot Parking Garage, 1616 Chancellor Street. Visit www.bellinigrill.com for directions.
A word from Bellini Grill
"you are cordially invited to join us for an afternoon or evening of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine"
" come experience a slice of Italy enjoy dinning in a well lid and beautifully hand painted murals bringing you closer to Italian culture. Bellini located in the middle of the center city, is an ideal location to enjoy a wonderful dining experience before venturing out discovering the sights of downtown Philadelphia or enjoying the wonderful events that has to offer.
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Bellini Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)special occasion (39)romantic (38)fit for foodies (33)good for groups (32)great for lunch (16)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (3)hot spot (3)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great place for dinner
    Gary
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great place to dine outside on a warm summer evening and people watch while enjoying some great cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent - nice decor!
    hockeymom
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very nice place, food was excellent and I can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great before theatre
    SeanG
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had a wonderful meal - everything came out as expected from the salads to dessert. I do wish they had a full bar, but the recommended wines were tasty and reasonably priced. The gazpacho soup was amazing (so much so, we took some to go on the way out). Highly recommend before seeing a show at the Forrest - the walk is not far at all and you will need it after this great meal!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • old favorite
    kathy
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This was our 4th trip to Bellini and it never dissappoints. Seating was immediate with opentable reservations for our party of 6. We had the fried callimari to all share and it was great (as usual) Our party had veal with spinach and crabmeat done in a lemon sauce (2), veal parm, clams in the shell over linguini (I thought the sauce tasted a little fishy but my friend thought it absolutely delish!), and the salmon special. Everyone was completely satisfied and there were NO leftovers! (which was convenient because we were going to Moody Blues at Verizon and couldn't leave the food in the cars!) We'll be back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    It was a great experience. Our waiter made us a drink called a Bellini for our anniversary which was on the house. The food was very delicious and looked great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant and Good Food
    LeedsLady
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was excellent. The service was outstanding and the atmosphere was pleasant. The wait staff were accommodating and attentive. The food quality and presentation were excellent and overall we were thrilled to find a table at the time we wanted with same day notice! Very pleasant dining experience!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Great home made pasta!
    GrubsPhilly
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Lovely ambiance, polite, non-ironic staff, and delicious Italian fare.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underrated Neighborhood Gem
    menschwoman
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Bellini Grill is seldom mentioned as a favorite but the food is always great, the waitstaff is professional and attentive and the absence is quiet and lovely. It is a BYO so be sure to BYo - the food deserves it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great good and great experince
    MaryCait
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My boyfriend and I have been here a few times. Everytime is better than the last. It's never crazy busy and the service is great and they are very knowledgeable about the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service
    Sean
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My girlfriend and I went here for dinner on a Tuesday. The service was very good and the food was good too. Our only complaint was that both of our entrees (pappardelle and a chicken dish) were too salty, although the sauce flavors were very good . The desserts were delicious. We will definitely be back for another visit
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    proudfatherof5
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I took my daughter for her 13th birthday. They were so accommodating. Food was great. Nice portions for the price. I'm going back with my wife
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Italian
    dcsapperVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Smashing location with a great menu. Very attentive wait staff, nearly too attentive. Very quick to correct issues and very friendly. Smashing ambiance and incredibly delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great menu
    BearVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The food is well prepared, but what is really impressive is the scope of what is offered in such a small, cozy setting (sometimes too cozy, but it was not crowded at the time we dined, making otherwise tight spaces more bearable). This is not for the picky eater, which makes this ideal from my perspective. It is great to have so many items on the menu that you want to sample. Everything was good. This still appears to be a BYOB, although I noticed that the table next to us had ordered wine. All in all, a positive experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Silent Night
    DissapointingDishVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Dinner Sunday place was empty. We were the only table @ 5pm Waiter said summer very quiet especially w/July 4th coming up Rock shrimp (tiny) w/spinach fettucini bland..mild & small amount of sauce. Most dishes have more spices/taste this one was disappointing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If You're Hungry, Don't Go Here!
    laragazzaitaliana
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I wouldn't recommend Bellini Grill nor would I ever return. Although they serve Italian food, the portions are certainly not Italian sized. It is a waste of money. The food tasted good, but certainly not good enough to compensate for the tiny portions. We ordered caesar salad to share, however it was barely large enough to serve one. My boyfriend ordered a pasta dish; the plate was huge but the food in the plate...not so much. Essentially, you're paying too much money for what you get. Considering that I care for the food more than the atmosphere when choosing a restaurant, there were a number of other restaurants that I would have preferred to dine at. The service was good, our waiter was attentive. The biggest issue was the portions.
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  • Has potential
    foodpoisoning
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Bread was horrible, but the antipasta was good and the service was good.
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  • Reliably good Italian food
    MadameAtTheMadisonVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Not just your usual, but reliable and familiar, pastas, meats, and fish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    Luvit
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This place is a wonderful neighborhood BYOB with great food and service. Reservations is a must do to yr popularity of this place my family loves it
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    consistently good food and service. never too busy at lunch but reservations still are a smart idea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently GREAT!
    BandVVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Yet another outstanding meal at Bellini Grill! Their homemade pasta is so light - it doesn't matter what you order, it will be mouth-watering. The service is friendly and attentive. Definitely one of the Gems of the Philly Italian restaurant scene. I love this place!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Delicious Meal and Great Service
    2dine4food
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had a delicious meal and very good dining experience at Bellini. We were held-up in traffic, but the staff was very nice and accommodating and held our table for us. We had theater tickets so didn't have much time to eat since we were a little late. The service was very good and the food was delicious! My husband had a pork chop that was a little too rare for him so the staff brought it back to the kitchen and cooked it to perfection for his taste! The Chicken Bellini dish I had was absolutely delicious! They also had some outside tables since it was a beautiful night to eat outside. Gelato for dessert was a great way to end the meal! They were able to get us out on time for us to get to the theater. I recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best meal
    Pickyfoodie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food was excellent and beautifully presented. My friends were able to talk and enjoy ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious homemade pastas
    Jooli
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We went for lunch and were pleased with the bread and pastas, which came in large portions and were definitely homemade. My partner was displeased with his panini, which contained little meat and mostly greens, but I thought it was alright. Water glasses were always full, although one of our two servers was rather snooty. Will return again for that great pasta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Karen
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I always enjoy dining at Bellini Grill - the food is excellent and the ambiance is lovely; like being in Italy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    Foodies
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Bellini Grill is always consistently good: good food, good service, very nice staff. Very high on our list of BYOB Phila. restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • another great chef
    Gooch
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    in true italian style you have to get one choice from all the courses. the special ap was cold eggplant marinated and served with ricotta and peppers and some other things i can't remember but it was out of this world good. we had another special, lobster ravioli served in a blush sauce with grilled bronzini... too good for words. i had the salmon and my wife had a chicken dish, both were expertly prepared, the chef definitely knows how to cook. last words? try this place, it's well worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing!
    PresalesguyVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I rarely give bad reviews, but this is one of them. Both food and service were poor. There was nothing really bad, but nothing great either. We started with a waiter who seemed a little high and couldn't even remember the specials and what was on the menu. We jumped that hurdle and ordered some bruschetta and the meat/cheese plate as a shared appetizer for four. The bruschetta was large, good portions, yet tasted of .. nothing. Actually it didn't seem that fresh. The cheese and meat plate was average. We them moved into a collection of meat, fish and pasta. The general opinion was again .. meh. Very little taste. The fish was overcooked and the pasta was very al dente. With so many other places to get Italian in Philly, we won't be back.
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  • My favorite restaurant in Philly
    zebra207
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I went here for the first time on Wednesday, 4 June 2014, on one of my regular visits to Philadelphia. We were a party of 4 and everyone loved it! Bellini's is beautifully decorated (I loved the painted ceiling). Our waiter was very helpful and accommodating. Our food was served in timely fashion (not rushed) and each of us were very happy with what we got. This is my now my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia, and I am anxiously awaiting a return visit. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too expensive
    DonBVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Need to choose well. Their breaded items are just so-so - veal parm, calamari. The veal saltumbuco is fantastic. Too expensive overall.
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  • A pleasant surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We went to the Bellini Grill after a concert at the Kimmel Center. The staff was very friendly and the food was outstanding. We liked the ambiance and felt very comfortable there. We will be back the next time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Customer Focused!
    Rick
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The orchestra performed longer than expected....we had planned to reconnect with many friends we had not seen for over a year following the event at the Kimmel and then make our way over to enjoy a leisurely dinner. A quick call to the Bellini Grill requesting the possibility of pushing our reservation back in order to accommodate our unanticipated delay in schedule revealed a very understanding and flexible response. This is an establishment that understands how important it is to be customer focused. We always feel welcomed and our every need met. The menu is excellent and the service is absolutely first class!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a second visit
    BKmomVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food was very tasty. Prices are typical of a Center City and portion sizes are fine. The $25 coupon helped defer the cost of $ 90 per couple dinner bill for the Four of us, even though this is a BYO. We enjoyed our shared pasta as an appetizer, salads and salmon, veal and pasta entree. We did not order coffee or dessert. We will go back but have gelato or ice cream else where. One suggestion, warm your bread- it was cold and tasteless- so unlike bread in Philly Italian restaurants.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to eat
    AmyBeth
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food was delicious. The pasta was homemade and so fresh. The service was excellent. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    wonderful food. everything prepared beautifully and with care. wait staff very nice though they seemed to all be teaming so without explanation it was difficult to know who to ask for what. I didn't like that they did not have a hard copy wine list- only verbal- and any questions required a trip to "go check." However, I had a great time, food was delicious. would definately recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mmm1625
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Perfect byob for a special occasion. Food was delicious and service was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    arjun1024
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Had a graduation dinner here for a group of 8 people, and the service was impeccable. The pastas tasted incredible, and the appetizers (bruschetta and a couple of others) were also quite good. Would highly recommend Bellini Grill!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpected Delight!
    Hartfordgirl
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Slightly off the beaten track near Rittenhouse I was a little anxious when I could get reservations for our party. It was our good luck that we did. Small but elegant, the space was noisy with other party's on a busy Saturday night and yet the waitstaff was attentive and unrushed. The food was very good, classic mediterranean with a modern touch and we especially enjoyed the featured specials, Goat cheese wrapped in prosciutto on arugula and grilled flounder on bed of asparagus. The desserts were also very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrible restaurant
    LeslieVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Had a reservation Nd they kept us waiting 30 minutes. They said they were clearing our table. Then a table of six wanted to move so they gave us their crowded noisy table for six but we were seven people so they squished us in. HD to ask three times to bring ice for our champagne to stay cold. calimari was chewy and terrible and two entrees were served cold. I was disappointed in the poor , slow service.
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  • KarenPhil
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We had a 6:15 reservation and had no problems getting seated. Had to wait several minutes for our waiter. Nice menu, reasonable prices, good location near the Kimmel Center and parking garage. Our dinner was very good and it was served quickly. My only complaint was the vegetables accompanying my chicken dish were practically non existent, one tiny tiny potato and 2 small pepper strips. My friend liked his salmon lasagna.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bellini Review
    goodfood
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The food was delicious. The atmosphere energetic. My group of 8 enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic