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
113 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (67)romantic (47)special occasion (43)fit for foodies (42)good for groups (34)great for lunch (23)great for outdoor dining (7)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (5)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • A gem
    Auntwaxy
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We dined at this restaurant during restaurant week. I picked this restaurant based on the large selection of items to choose from for restaurant week. Most of the other restaurants did not give much of a selection. This is a small restaurant but the décor was lovely. Everyone from the person who greeted us to the waiter and wait staff were very upbeat. Our water glasses were filled whenever needed. I make this comment as I have been places where you have to track someone down to fill the water glasses. The food was excellent. Although the restaurant is small, we were not on top of on another so that you could hear other conversations. We all said we would be back. Great choice if you are looking for an Italian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I went with a friend for Restaurant week and the food was delish! I had the chicken Balsamic and my friend had the chicken parm, both were done perfectly. I also enjoyed the Crem Brulee..excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bellini Grill
    JanandLouanneluv2dine
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This is always one of our favorite spots in Philadelphia. We no longer live in Philly but try to go any time we are in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently fine
    LynneVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Even though it was restaurant week and Bellini's was crowded, there was no difference in the service or food. The food was delicious as always and the service was impecable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food; BYOB
    LaurenL
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I went with a group of 3 for restaurant week. The food was delicious; my main course was ravioli stuffed with crab and it was amazing. The desert was amazing as well. It's BYOB, which was huge for saving money. The service was quite slow, but my group was pretty laid back so it didn't bother us as much and the food was worth it. The servers were very friendly and knowledgeable. The portions were a little small - I don't know if that was because it was restaurant week- but we all left on the verge of food comas anyway after 4 great courses.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant surprise
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I did not know this restaurant was blob but the food was great and the table wines were okay. I would return with my own wine in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very dependable, satisfying
    lconn
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This restaurant is not trendy. The vaulting, crowded and lively room harkens back to older days and has the look of a place for tourists...but everything I ate was delicious - I had brucchetta, mushroom stuffed ravioli and a canolli. My husband found his homemade, whole wheat linguine to be too el dente, but I think he doesn't respect that it is supposed to be that way. Our friends had monkfish and eggplant parmesan and they both enjoyed it. The service was very professional and attentive. Homemade ice creams were excellent. I would return to this traditional, red italian restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    HDPhilly
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Dined at BG on a Friday night during restaurant week. The restaurant was crowded with diners, but the service was quick. Because of where we were seated, did not really have a chance to take in the decor. Hubby and I chose from the four course menu. He had the shrimp bisque soup which he rated as good. I had the pureed carrot soup which was flat tasting; even hubby said it was flat which I've never heard him rate a soup as flat. He like the fried calamari and his entree of veal parm. I had bruchetta which was OK, and the chef's special of grilled tilapia on steamed asparagus; which was good. For dessert hubby had the cannoli and I the NY cheesecake. Overall not really impressed with BG; perhaps we'll try again in the future.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food and service
    Restraurantweek
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I had never been and I went for restaurant week and it was amazing good! The amount of options available for the restaurant week menu was superb and even the four courses for $35 was generous and well worth the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for 2
    Sara
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I dined at Bellini Grill for restaurant week. The food was excellent, I was so stuffed by the end but I wanted to keep eating. The restuarant had a good vibe and a lot of energy. Some odd points or points of pain: it took forever for the waiter to come by our table, I'm talking a good 7 minutes. Even after we ordered wine, the waiter was not very attentive. Also, we ordered wine for the restaurant but people were clearly bringing in their own bottles. The table next to us was pretty much forced to finish their wine because the waiter threw away their cork. Overall, it was a very good restaurant and I would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!!
    DiningDiva
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Everytime I go to Bellini everything is always excellent from the food, service, atmosphere etc. I will definitely continue to dine @ this lil Italian gem in the city.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Fancy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    When entering the restaurant you feel as though you're about to dine with royalty. Not a casual spot by any means. Overall, amazing service and wonderful food
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A reliable favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We have enjoyed meals at Bellini Grill before/after theater events on numerous occasions, and they never fail to impress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SteveVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Service was great. Food was great. This place never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprisingly special
    MadameAtTheMadisonVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Each course had fresh and innovative ingredients. Not just the usual local Italian food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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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
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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
    • Food
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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
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet