Bellini Grill
Bellini Grill

Bellini Grill

  • 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: 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
150 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (76)fit for foodies (59)special occasion (58)romantic (53)good for groups (48)great for lunch (20)hot spot (10)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (5)notable wine list (5)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Another Great Dinner
    janeVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Several times a year when visiting center city Philadelphia we like to dine at Bellini's, and as usual we are never disappointed. We had our dinner on the earlier side, since we were attending the orchestra. Our service was prompt , efficient, and helpful. Our salads came out on chilled plates which is a nice touch. Two members of our party had the seasonal butternut squash ravioli one for their main course the other an appetizer size. Of course they let us have one which I must say was delicious. I had the veal with spinach and crabmeat which was done to perfection. Dessert finished the wonderful meal with a trio of homemade gelato( banana walnut, coconut , and white chocolate) and one tiramisu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Bellini's is one of the finest Italian Restaurants I have been to! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for pre-Concert
    Bernie
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The restaurant is located close to the Kimmel and staff is prepared to have diners finished in time for performance. The food is creative and very well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Family Favorite
    judefood
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We dined here with friends, their first time. Everything was wonderful, as always, from the perfect basket of bread, to shrimp risotto, salmon, chicken Bellini, to the fab and decadent chocolate mousse cake. Tani is a gem, and Brian's service was great - always a lovely combo of attentive, formal service and warm friendliness. Being a BYO is a nice plus. If there were an issue it's that it can be very crowded and loud, but somehow here it's just part of the charm. Always a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stick with the pasta
    jaybob
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Reservations at 6pm, got seated, however main courses arrived around 7pm. Luckily our play was not starting until 8pm. My branzino was tasteless, poorly fileted (lots and lots of bones left), and barely 2 forkfulls of edible fish. The side veggies were similarly tasteless. Others in our group who had pasta were happy with their meals. Tables very close and noise level barely acceptable. Wait staff was otherwise attentive.
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  • A real gem
    rkel2y
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    BYO restaurant business model executed to perfection. Great food and service, without being gouged for marked-up wine. Servers are extremely well versed on the menu and are eager to fulfill any request.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    Salvatore
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Was seated 45 minutes past our reservation with no apology, only a request that we keep our voices down. The food was medicore at best. The chicken parm was nothing more than chicken fingers doused in marinara. We eventually received free coffees but only after we raised our concerns with the staff. I strongly discourage anyone from dining here.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Party
    Phisig75VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    It was my second time to Bellini Grill. Our most recent visit was to celebrate a friend's birthday. We had a party of 10. The service was excellent, the food, delicious. Our appetizers and entrees came out promptly, hardly any waiting. I would highly recommend Bellini Grill. The price was perfect too, very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very loud
    sellettim
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food and service was good, portions were barely adequate, noise level very high, and where I was sitting there was a lot of foot traffic.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre Italian
    RavenVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Nothing distinguished about the food. Much better Italian food available around center city and East Passyunk Ave.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still good
    slsiegeVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Loved the lamb shank. The place is pricier than it used to be, though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    An excellent restaurant if you REALLY want to enjoy the authentic cuisine of Italian food. The ambiance of Bellini is warm and friendly. I would recommend this restaurant if you just want to sit back and relax while dining or if you want to gather among your friends and family and enjoy a good time out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for pre-Orchestra!
    markm
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Bellini Grill has a lovely decor and is close and convenient to the Kimmel Center for Orchestra and other concerts. The staff is experienced and professional and can make sure you make the curtain; the food is excellent, and BYO is a plus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Whole bronzino meticulously cleaned tableside was outstanding. Tasty pasty dishes were also a delight.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    italianfoodie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The ambiance was hopping and energetic, the staff was attentive and personable, the food was AMAZING and the price was right. Couldn't ask for more in a night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food cold
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My date and I ordered the veal parm and the order ame out so fast nI don't think the staff remembered to heat up the veal. Mot good.
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  • Near Kimmel and great find!
    anon
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We once again had a wonderful after concert dinner at Bellini, this time enjoying the Bellinis offered to subscribers at Kimmel along with a 10% discount. Great BYOB, food well presented, accommodating to needs and allergies. At first 6 of us were seated at a table that was really comfortably for 4 and when we asked they very nicely added another table for 2 making it a very comfortable fit. I do think they try to squeeze as many people as possible in this smallish space that filled up quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too small for comfort
    FelixVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We were at a table for 4. There was a window table for 2 just to our side. The waiter had to keep pushing behind one of us to get to that table and even once asked us to get up so that he could reach that table. Poor planning on restaurant set up. Although the food is good and our waiter, Vincenzo, was excellent, I will never return on a busy evening. This set up was simply unacceptable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT PRE-THEATER RESTAURANT
    MIKE
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Wonderful dinner before seeing a show at the Kimmel Center. Food and service were excellent. The specials had a nice combination of pastas, lamb and seafood. Everything we had was fantastic. The lamb melted in my mouth and the pasta dishes the others in our party had were also very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Food!
    Rcclcruzer
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We went to Bellinis before a concert at the Kimmell center. The reviews were mainly positive, but everything we ordered was hot and delicious! Will go there again if we do the avenue of the arts again( just a 5 minute walk from the Kimmell).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent and caring service
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Veal and pasta dishes well prepared. Waiters and staff went all out to be helpful.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    They no longer offer complimentary glasses of wine. Prices seem to have gone up since our last visit.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Decent experience
    AlHa
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I came with my girlfriend on a slow Wednesday night. We were seated immediately and our waiter arrived fairly quickly. He was personable. Our bread took a little while to arrive and wasn't great. I ordered the fried calimari for an appetizer. It was well seasoned, but not fried well enough for my taste. We ordered a chianti, which we both really liked. I had a chicken dish smothered in a dark sauce, with walnuts and fruits. It was very nice and my girlfriend enjoyed her stuffed ravioli dish. Overall, it was a nice dining experience, but a little pricey for what we got. Our bill came to $75 for a 2 glasses of wine, an appetizer and 2 entrees. Not bad, but not great.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor service and marginal food
    RailguyVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very dissapointing meal. They claimed we did not even show and we were sitting in their front windown on time and for two hours! They screwed up the orders. And they misrepresented badly their parking situation...twice on the phone. The food was ok but nothing great. The pasta special with lobster tail provided a tail that looked like the lobster meat had been removed for a different dishes. The cannoli was one of worst we ever had; sheep milk didn't work! All in all a poor experience.
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  • Great food & service
    rotrod1
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    very nice décor small restaurant space is at a premium food was excellent service was very attentive, it is a byob which has the proper glasses for whatever you bring.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marlene
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Enjoyed a lovely lunch with a few friends. Each of us ordered the lunch special: $14 for a salad and entree. I had the linguine alla bolognese and it was wonderful! Two friends ordered the mushroom soup and I was sorry I didn't choose the soup. The service was excellent. A lovely place for lunch or dinner. We are looking forward to return to Bellini Grill. It's only a few blocks from the train station--a real plus.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food for Great Price
    PHills
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food and ambiance are what makes this place a great find. The wait staff is one of the nicest you will find. For a BYOB they are super laid back and don't rush you like most places do. Recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening but!
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    One couple really enjoyed their food, salad, soup & entrees. My husband & I thought the food was good but we were not as wowed though we had suggested the restaurant. We asked for seperate checks because we eat much less, no appetizers, & received them but they were not correct so essentially did split the bill. Wish more restaurants would do this automatically unless told otherwise rather than the other way around.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bellinis Grill is incredibly good
    Doublej
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Presentation and preparation were outstanding...all four diners were impressed by their selections. Service was ultra courteous friendly and fast. You must try this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pre-theatre/concert
    Edanz
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was nicely presented and tasted great. Dressing on salad was light and delicious and the olive oil for the bread was fabulous! Staff was welcoming and server was attentive to our needs. Food came out at a nice pace - we never felt rushed and we had plenty of time to get to our concert. Prices are reasonable.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is good, chef is so rude
    pineyrivermoose
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    All the apps were great. I had the audacity to tell the chef the dish I had was overwhelmingly salty. He proceeded to make fun of me. Perfect... that's a professional response.
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    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We recently visited Bellinin on Friday and left my makeup in the restroom. After calling Friday night to make sure it was there I was told I could pick it up the next day. When I stopped in on Saturday evening, the hostess was unable to find it and told me that one of the waiters may have given it away? Aside from that disappointing experience, we found the food to be underwhelming and overpriced. However, our server was excellent.
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  • We want to love it, but...
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The dining room is pleasant and has nice Italian feel. The food - we ordered mushroom soup, ceasar salad, Osso buco, seafood pasta, and monk fish - was well prepared and tasty. But on this occasion, with only 4 or five tables occupied, the service was inattentive, drink orders were missed, and it took a long time between visits from the wait staff. Our meal took over an hour to prepare and serve. Our junior member ordered plain ravioli and it was cold - no doubt because it was prepared quickly and sat in the kitchen until the other dishes were made. For compensation they offered free dessert, but we didn't plan to order dessert. They brought it anyway. Overall, a disappointing experience.
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  • eatingfool
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Had lunch after having side salad and Veal disch went to Rouge to eat again not much food at all
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  • Wonderful
    Luverofgudfud
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This was a wonderful restaurant! We went there before the theatre. Bellini is a small lovely BYOB restaurant with a great pri fixe 3 course menu. The food was prepared beautifully, the service was excellent and very attentive. I think you will be very pleased when you choose Bellini.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful once again!
    judefood
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We took a colleague and his wife here, one of our family's favorite restaurants. They travel and dine out often and they raved about the meal and the restaurant in general. It was a Sunday evening after an Eagles game, so there were many casually dressed folks and service was a slight bit slower than usual, but still very, very good. From grilled calamari, to wild black rice risotto with scallops and spinach, to Bronzino prepared tableside, to a decadent chocolate mousse, everything was outstanding. Love the ambiance and formal yet friendly service (including turning the inconspicuous TV with sound off our way to see the game). It's a BYO, which we love. Another great meal and evening at Bellini.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Bellini Grill is one of our go-tos for special occasions. All homemade pasta, amazing service and a fun-filled environment make this restaurant amazing. It was my birthday, and the waitstaff brought gelato with a candle at no charge! At Bellini Grill, you feel like family!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nani
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The dining room was too crowded. There are too many tables. We felt like we were sitting on top of each other. The person sitting at the end of the table was consistently being bumped by the servers and people walking by. Service was a disappointment. He never offered us a drink initially. We had to ask to see the wine list. Service seemed like such a rush. At the end of our meal, during dessert we were asked to leave. Apparently the next guests had arrived. I wasn't finished my coffee. Although the food was very delicious (our compliments to the chef), we do not have a compliment for anyone else. Place is good for casual dining like a quick bit at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week Menu
    reservations4dinner
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Our server was terrific and attentive. However, even though it was restaurant week and knowing the portions may be downsized, a few of the entrees were definitely on the meager side. It was all delicious though.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
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    review
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Food and service were wonderful. Ravioli stuffed with crab meat was delicious.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.