Two 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 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 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 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 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 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 AMGood tastes very good. ExtremelyGood tastes very good. Extremely small portion. Left me unsatisfied. 3 of us ordered coke with our meals , and it tasted bad so we all sent it back as got new ones. Still very bad. Then we were told they do not use coke and that they use a cheaper brand. Very disappointed with that. Overall experience was ok.4/6/2013 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 AMExcellent service, charming spaceWe stumbled upon this restaurant on a visit to see my daughter. We're from the NY/CT area and are exposed to all sorts of restaurants but didn't know what to expect. As soon as we entered, we were struck by the charm of the place - feels as if you're in an Italian villa. The energy was upbeat and positive, the owner makes rounds to the tables/guests. The service was excellent - the waiters, bus staff, sommelier - all smiling, attentive, professional, top-notch. Also loved the BYOB feature. The food was very good - try the osso bucco over mushroom risotto! It is a bit noisy but we didn't have to scream to converse. It was a lovely evening and I'd highly recommend a visit - definitely a great neighborhood place.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were seated promptly -We were seated promptly - they were a little busy, but comped us an extra glass of as a result. My guests were impressed and so was I. Thumbs Up2/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBellini is a great restaurant.Bellini is a great restaurant. I highly recommend this place for both lunch and dinner. Very good food and service for a nice price.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA very nice experience withA very nice experience with great food and superb service from the moment you enter the restaurant. We will definitely return again.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant was very accomodatinThe restaurant was very accomodating when one of us was running a half-hour late and then we were pressed for time before an orchestra concert. Pasta dishes were very good, as was particularly the grilled calamari appetizer.2/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery time we go to BelliniEvery time we go to Bellini Grill we have a wonderful meal. The service is always great!!!2/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!The food was excellent! My only complaint was we felt a little rushed.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time there. Very pleasant,First time there. Very pleasant, relaxed time. Thanks!2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOur second visit to BelliniOur second visit to Bellini Grill. The food was amazing our first visit. They have a fabulous eggplant dish. The fresh fish was quite tasty.
This visit, we had arugula salad-highly recommend. Grilled calamari-one of my faves.
For dinner we had the ravioli-only so-so-I would pass. The ricotta was bland. My husband had whole wheat pasta pomodoro- which is thoroughly enjoyed and had enough for lunch the next day.
For dessert we had a cannoli-with chocolate-I was a fan.
the staff were friendly, attentive and quite helpful.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis BYOB is perfect for lunchThis BYOB is perfect for lunch or dinner. The homemade pasta is delicious and you can't go wrong with the Gnocchi - ever. Their specials are quite the combination of palate pleasing tastes and homemade goodness. The service is welcoming and accomodating. I say put this on your list.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent, as always!!We went for a pre-theatre, pre-Valentine's Day dinner, and our past experiences did not disappoint -- as always, very attentive service (thanks, Tani!), well-prepared and promptly served salads and dinner, and comfortable surroundings. Her ravioli was slightly cool (it was a chilly night), and this was very quickly corrected.
For us, this is a 'go to' spot when we are looking for predictably GOOD, reasonably-priced and well-prepared food, served without delay or hassle.2/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHave been here several timesHave been here several times - all very good experiences.2/13/2013 12:00:00 AM