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Bellini Grill
Bellini Grill

Bellini Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bellinigrill.com
  • Phone: (215) 545-1191
  • 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: Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • 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 (215) 545-1191

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.
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Lovely ambiance, polite, non-ironic staff, and delicious Italian fare."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Bread was horrible, but the antipasta was good and the service was good."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Not just your usual, but reliable and familiar, pastas, meats, and fish."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "consistently good food and service. never too busy at lunch but reservations still are a smart idea."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was excellent and beautifully presented. My friends were able to talk and enjoy ourselves."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I always enjoy dining at Bellini Grill - the food is excellent and the ambiance is lovely; like being in Italy."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Bellini Grill is always consistently good: good food, good service, very nice staff. Very high on our list of BYOB Phila. restaurants."
    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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Need to choose well. Their breaded items are just so-so - veal parm, calamari. The veal saltumbuco is fantastic. Too expensive overall. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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. "
    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! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was delicious. The pasta was homemade and so fresh. The service was excellent. I highly recommend it. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Perfect byob for a special occasion. Food was delicious and service was great. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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. "
    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. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food was delicious. The atmosphere energetic. My group of 8 enjoyed it."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "This Mother's Day, OpenTable glitched and allowed us to book a reservation an hour & a half before the restaurant was actually going to open. When we arrived, the staff were just showing up for work. Instead of turning us away, they insisted that we stay, & they rushed to make the place ready for us. Nothing suffered: service was prompt, attentive & thorough without being fussy; our meals were note-perfect (try the Pollo Bellini!) and when they offered free dessert for Mom for Mother's Day and she declined, they insisted on buying our drinks for us. I work in the restaurant industry and believe the true mark of a business is how it handles large mistakes, and Bellini's response was perfect. Bellini, Mom says to thank you for a perfect day!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food and waiter were very good! Specials were excellent as well as the normal menu items n"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants! We have been coming here for years, and it never disappoints -- it has gotten better and better over time. There is a huge selection of dishes on the regular menu, and quite a number of specials described (with careful detail) by our waiter. Instead of the limited menu offered by so many restaurants, there is a broad range of choices in every category: appetizer salads, meat and fish first courses, pastas, chicken, veal , fish main courses; and excellent desserts. The service is excellent and caring, with wait persons who are knowledgeable about each dish. An excellent choice for pre- theater/concert dining, but extremely satisfying for a leisurely dinner."
    Dined on 5/8/2014