Bellini's Ristorante & Bar
Italian in BirminghamBellini's is a great find, better that what you would think would be in Birmingham, Al This is our second time here, and this time we brought a friend from Philadelphia and our daughter. Her husband had to work so could not come. The food is excellent and creative. Waitstaff is very attentive. they have a nice room in the back for gatherings. Wine list is very good. The only downside we found is the bartender does not know how to make a martini. We Googled martini in order to show our waiter that the one my wife was served was made incorrectly. They served us a second one made a little better, but half the size of the first one that she could not drink. Other that that everything was perfect.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for my first visit onWent for my first visit on 6/7/13. I will definitely go again when I am in town. Great restaurant without having to drive into downtown B'ham. The food and service was very good. We loved the baked oysters for our appetizer. The grilled ceasar salad was delicious. This seemed liked a neighborhood favorite, as a lot of patrons seemed to know each other, definitely my kind of place.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have never had a bad mealWe have never had a bad meal here. Everyone we take there loves it! This is one if our favorite places.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA Little Taste of ItalyGreat Italian, wide choice of pasta dishes, plus seafood specials and steaks. My husband had the scallops & sausage special and he scraped his plate clean! The scallops were hearty and the sausage sauce not too spicy. I had the chicken parmesan, which was generous enough that I ate half and took the rest home for another dinner. We split the white chocolate bread pudding with vanilla gelato, which was presented in a wide-rim bowl with "Happy Birthday" (for me) scrolled in chocolate on the rim. It is fabulous!
Service with Katie was excellent, water glasses kept filled. Bellini's will become our "go-to" Italian place -reasonably priced, small & not crowded (although we ate early and it was beginning to fill up as we left), delicious!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful foodThe food is fantastic. The atmosphere is really good as well. I would recommend this resturant to everyone.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat date night restaurantThis is a great date night place. Food and service were excellent.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy Birthday RebekahMy teenage daughter chose Bellini's for her birthday celebration. It was an awesome dinner.......great food, happy ambiance, alittle loud but very enjoyable evening. Dessert was amazing!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great. Tried theFood was great. Tried the Tuna and the cheese ravioli5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLunchLunch prices are great and the food wonderful.
Desserts wonderful!!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe will be back again!We thought the food was very good and our server really went out of her way to accommodate us. Only downside was the it was a little loud.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother excellent dinner fromAnother excellent dinner from a favorite dining spot! Smaller dining room this time so a bit noisy, but the food and drinks were still excellent!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceThis was my second visit to Bellini's. Miller was my server both times. He is an excellent server, with good knowledge and a great sense of humor. He made our visit an overall pleasure.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinning experienceWe loved our dinner from start to finish and our waiter was very attentive and well versed on the nights foods offerings!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit for a romanticFirst visit for a romantic evening out. Superb service, food, ambience. Overall, a new favorite for drinks and dinner.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great. The grilledThe food was great. The grilled Caesar and seafood paella were excellent. Varied entree choices on the menu. A little cramped at some tables when the restaurant is full and just a bit loud. Once things calmed down a bit, it was very pleasant. Definitely make a reservation!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great but theThe food was great but the delight of the evening was the bread pudding!!!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dinner was great. WeOur dinner was great. We were entertaining clients. It was an enjoyable evening.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe liked itThis is a nice but casual restaurant.
We enjoyed our dinner and had no complaints with the food or service.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMHave the bread puddingAmazing white chocolate bread pudding (best dessert in town), and usually I don't care for white chocolate or bread pudding. The bolognese ravioli, chicken marsala and wood-grilled caesar with grilled chicken are all favorites. I have been around 6 times, and for some reason the food is at its best on the weekends. The red over heels martini is also great! If you get there early you can get patio seating but I recommend a reservation as the restaurant has limited seating. It is only quiet outdoors.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMProps to the Pastry Chef!Our server and the support staff were great - Since this was our first time our server covered nearly the entire menu with descriptions, and her favorites. Unlike other Itallian resturants in town, they have a simple, uncluttered menu, but enough options for picky eaters.
While there were several delightful looking appetizers, we opted instead to save room for dessert. Boy am I glad we did; the salad and entree's were defintiely above average, but the desserts were out of this world. We each ordered the white chocolate bread pudding for me and the red velvet cheese cake for her.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA little out of the way, but worthOur meal at Bellinis was a wonderful experience. The food was all delicious; however, the black grouper over corn salsa medley was the hit of the evening. The waiter, Daniel, was very knoledgeable and a very engaging young man. He has helpful suggestions on all the food, wine and desserts , The warm bread pudding was amazing. We will put it on our list of favorites for our next visit to Birmingham.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. The bread pudding is outstanding!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant was great (ourThe restaurant was great (our second time) although out of our way. When I walked in, the bar was packed and the restaurant was doing a very brisk business (during spring break, no less). Our waitress was wonderful as she was informative and helpful, especially with the wine selection. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fantastic. I hadFood was fantastic. I had the baked oysters and seafood paella and it was incredible. Very large portions. Bellini's were excellent. Austin, our waiter was great.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, otstandingExcellent food, otstanding choice of food. Very friendly service, nice interior. Seafood choice and quality is almost perfect.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the Best Restaurants AroundOur dinners were excellent this past Saturday night. However the restaurant was packed and extremely noisy. They should check into companies providing sound abatement products.
All 6 of us were uncomfortable with the noise.
Service was good although we had to ask 3 times for our bread.
We would not hesitate to return.1/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingThe restaurant was crowded tonight yet the food was perfect, reasonably priced and service was personal and prompt as always. We had a great time and will return soon. I think Bellini's is one of the finest restaurants in the Birmingham Metro area.12/7/2012 12:00:00 AM