Since our last visit to BelliniSince our last visit to Bellini Grill several months ago, the restaurant apparently has a new chef. The menu has been revised somewhat and the same dishes we have had before are improved and excellent.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNice pre-show dinnerDinner for six at Bellini on Sat, June 15th prior to Rock of Ages show at Merriam Theatre. We chose the restaurant for it's positive reviews and proximity to the theatre. We were all pleased. Great atmosphere (though a little close - the restaurant is small), beautiful murals and warm decor, friendly wait staff and good food. Also enjoyed the BYOB aspect. Would visit Bellini again.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go back to Bellini often.We go back to Bellini often. It's one our our favorite restaurants in the city. The food is innovative, beautifully prepared and well presented. The service is attentive and the staff is congenial and knowledgeable.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Pre-theater/concertBellini Grill is one of the best restaurants in the theatre/concert area. Prices are moderate and food excellent. The wait staff is quite good and service is timely. It is a great find!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great meal at BelliniThis is out third visit to this restaurant and we have enjoyed it every time, great food, very fresh and authentic. We will be back!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for pre dinner theaterhighly recommended for a good pre dinner theater meal . Good attention, home made pastas, good desserts and make sure you bring your own wine.
We were impressed also because the server was fully aware of our request to leave on time for our show and we did so indeed, with plenty of time.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome B.Y.O.B. Italian restaurantAwesome B.Y.O.B. Italian restaurant with friendly and welcoming staff/service. The food was superb (yummy dessert). Has a beautiful setting with great Italian music playing in the background. Will def. come back again!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMTwo NobodiesWe had reservations for two, last minute. thru Open Table. Requested outside seating. BEAUTIFUL early summer in Philly. EVERYBODY wanted to sit outside. When they saw "Open Table," they accommodated us. Outside. Relaxed, competent service. Wonderful crabcakes. Reasonable prices. NICE wine list. What's not to like?5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Occasion dinnerWe went for dinner after my friend's college graduation. The food was delicious, the servers were very friendly and accommodating and the food came quickly! The restaurant itself is a bit cramped, but it wasn't a problem. Definitely worth checking out!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were in the restaurantWe were in the restaurant essentially by ourselves and there was still a decent wait for the food. I understand that reflects that everything was made from scratch right then (and the food was very good) but I can imagine the wait is bad when the place gets crowded.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAll around excellentEverything was beyond delicious and the service was phenomenal! I highly recommend the penne with the bacon and blush sauce5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh end dining, great locationHigh end dining, great location in the heart of the city. This is a great choice for a speical occasion.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful Mother's DayHad a wonderful Mother's Day dinner! Lived the seperate and significant children's menu. We will be back soon :)5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Bellini, go thereWe love Bellini, go there regularly and recommend it to friends.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNever DisappointsEvery time we come to Philly we try to eat here. It has never disappointed.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Italian close to academyEnjoyed this restaurant twice this month while attending events at the Academy of the Arts. It offers a wide range of delicious Italian food and also accommodates Gluten free foodies. It has a warm atmosphere and was an all-over enjoyable experience. Highly recommend the Chocolate Mousse cake which I ordered both times.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMYum, lobster ravioliGood friendly service, fresh pasta and delicious entrees.
We shared a salad and dessert and for two older ladies that was perfect.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Italian foodI had the veal saltimbocca with pasta and it was absolutely fantastic! It was the best I have ever had!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMJust rightAlthough the restaurant was busy, the staff was attentive. The pace not too rushed nor too slow. The food was fresh and delicious. The byob aspect kept the cost down.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBellini is one of our veryBellini is one of our very favorite spots in the city for after a concert, an opera, or a ballet. The service is great, (we always feel like royalty), and the food is exceptional. A little pricey, so it is saved for special occasions, but the experience is always well worth it. Bravo, Bellini!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my third time to BelliniThis is my third time to Bellini grill and each time has been a delight. We had the good fortune to meet the owner/chef who happened to be a neighbor to the person I was with. The food is very good with a nice selection of entrees etc. It is BYOB but you can also bring liquor and they will give you set ups.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was awesome. I told myFood was awesome. I told my wife during dinner that it was one of the top 3 best tasting meals I ever had. I had the Lobster Ravioli. Will return4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Real DealThe food is incredible and the servers are very professional and top notch. Old school great italian food and great fish dishes too.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI went w/4 people @ dinnerI went w/4 people @ dinner Sunday
Service wonderful, food always good.. I have no complaints.
2 women at my table said the sea bass was not as good as they had before in other restaurants
They found it disappointing4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBellini ExperienceI went with three of my family members on a Sunday afternoon after a show at the Kimmel Center. We walked to and from the restaurant which was about 2 blocks and I even had on high heels!!! It was a perfect distance just so we wouldn't have to pull the car out of the garage. The food and service were great we didn't have to ask for water refills because the waiter was very attentive. They did run out of Reisling but brought a substitute wine for my aunt. I wasn't sure how they could run out that early with loads of customers coming in after us for dinner. The seating was also a little snug and I do not recommend the restaurant for children because of that closeness or the menu. All restaurants aren't for children! Wonderful experience!!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a nice dinner for fiveWe had a nice dinner for five at Bellini. They gave us a nice round table. Restaurant got a little cramped as it became busy. Food was good and well priced. I would return.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Bellini GrillWe have been to Bellini Grill several times. Food is always top quality. It has become one of our favorites.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I went to BelliniMy friend and I went to Bellini Grill before a show at the Kimmel. Had a wonderful meal! We started with salads (one caesar, one house), had the crab ravioli in blush sauce for the main entree (delicious!) and finished with tasty desserts (a cannoli and the chocolate mousse). Great service as usual too!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBellini Grill has the decorBellini Grill has the decor of a European café but it's small size is a huge deterrent to the dining experience. The massive tapestries are an unsuccessful attempt to muffle the sound of diners enjoying their evening. Packed with tables, the servers must choreograph their service movements so as not to step on each other. That being said - the food is worth the trip - From classic Italian to Continental specialties to desserts - each dish that my party of 5 ordered was better than the next. Attention was paid graciously to a gluten free request and sharing was encouraged. I would go back again for the fabulous food.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMJimmy and his staff had preparedJimmy and his staff had prepared Osso Buco, which we had requested when dining the previous week at Bellini. Outstanding, to say the least. We brought our friends and neighbors with us for their first dining experience at Bellini, and hope they liked it as much at we did.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Bellini GrillWe have been to Bellini Grill 4 or 5 times. The menu is always interesting, well prepared and nicely presented. The service is excellent, the decor very nice. The BYOB is a very nice feature. On our most recent we had the Lobster Bisque and itnwas the best I have ever had. Just an example of the quality they work for.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a party of 16, theWe had a party of 16, the service for a aerty of this size was great. The food was good but not great. A bit bland on all accounts. Price was in line with what we got. I would consider this for a large party but not at all for foodies.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBellini is greatExcellent food and service in a great atmosphere. Small but nice. Prices are reasonable and the portions are good size and all of the desserts are homemade and very good.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHad an authentic Italian feelHad an authentic Italian feel with attentive and courteous service. The food was good, but not exceptional.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWas here many years ago, andWas here many years ago, and with so many italian restaurants in town, forgot about it.
Service was very good...& the food delicious
I had jumbo shrimp w/whole wheat pasta.
Waiter very helpful.
And I am coming back April 21st w/4 friends for dinner who do not live in town and
wanted italian food and I suggested BELLINI..4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a wonderful meal &Always a wonderful meal & outstanding service. Another great visit to Bellini!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMwe were from out of town visitingwe were from out of town visiting Philadelphia and found this restaurant online. we really enjoyed the good service and atmosphere. We ate there twice on our trip and would definitely recommend it.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always our dining experienceAs always our dining experience was wonderful! Excellent service and delicious food!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful find! BYOB or aWonderful find! BYOB or a good selection of house wines available. Polished, professional service. Great menu selections. Lovely décor. Looking forward to return visits.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother wonderful evening meal!As always, a wonderful experience, from seating in a quiet corner through helpful suggestions from Tannie (sp?) over appetizers, and specials of the evening, to a flawlessly de-boned Bronzino and flavorful veal. Best of all, we were out in plenty of time to make our curtain at the Academy of Music afterward. Thanks again, all, for another fine evening!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBYOB with a very extensiveBYOB with a very extensive menu. The presentation, like the decor, wasn't fancy, but the quality of the preparation and the quantities of the portions was very good. Some of the specials were very creative. Friendly, attentive service.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and attentive service.Good food and attentive service. We will be dining here again.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMPre show gem.Always come to Bellini's before the "show" at the academy. Convinient parking, great service, food always delicious and fresh. Jimmy comes out and greets his patrons whenever he gets a free moment. Small room so reservations are a must!
Try this place on a week night also! Less crowded and ambience is great.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is delicious w/freshFood is delicious w/fresh ingredients and prepared w/care, beautifully presented. Wonderful Italian BYOB!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, we had an excellentAs always, we had an excellent meal and a fun time at Bellini Grill! Jim and his staff are the best! Food is always perfect!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Bellini Grill andWe love Bellini Grill and often eat there with guests.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBellini, my favorite!Wonderful experience as usual. The staff is warm and hospitable and go above and beyond. Can't wait to go back....soon!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great, the serviceFood was great, the service was very accommodating.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a Pleasure!This has to be my favorite Italian Restaurant in the entire city!! And that says A LOT - because I'm Italian!!!
The staff is superb - there isn't anything they won't do to make your dining experience a pleasure.... wonderful chef...3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMagain we had a wonderful dinneragain we had a wonderful dinner at the Bellini Grill..we .visit PHilly every year for the Flower Show and ALWAYS have dinner at the Bellini Grill...one of our FAVORITE restaurants in Philly......delicious, well prepared dinners, excellent service and a very warm, inviting atmosphere......and also a BYOB...what could be better !3/4/2013 12:00:00 AM