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Bellini's Ristorante & Bar
Bellini's Ristorante & Bar

Bellini's Ristorante & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ourbellinis.com
  • Phone: (205) 981-5380
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am to 2pm, Saturday 11am to 3pm & Bar Menu 3pm to 5pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Bar Opens at 4pm Daily for Happy Hour Specials.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Italian, Dessert
  • Executive Chef: Matthew G. Lagace
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For catering services please call 205-530-0177.
    Our catering services include: Party trays Executive meals Hot and cold buffets Corporate gift cards Full audio visual services Corporate dining accounts Food and Wine pairing dinners On-premise and off premise catering available at all metro area facilities Custom menu’s for pre-selection of wine and food.
  • Private Party Facilities: Bellinis features two private rooms. Our largest room will hold up to 30 people and has audio visual capabilities. Our smaller room will hold up to 16 people.
  • Entertainment: Bar features either concert DVD's or sporting events on a 48" Big Screen TV. Main Dining area features light jazz and classical italian music.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 280 and 119
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bellini's Ristorante & Bar
Great ideas often occur in the most comfortable of settings and Bellinis is no exception. With that in mind, in 2008 after discussing ideas over a bottle (or 2) of wine, the concept of Bellinis was formed. Come see why "Life is Sweet" at our place. Relax and enjoy your own glass of wine among friends and see where your discussions take you. At Bellinis OUR Passion is YOUR Food and YOUR Service.

Bellini's features 100% Prime Organic Beef, housemade pastas, veal, seafood and classic Tuscan Italian dishes. Bellini's maintains an extensive wine selection and weekly desert specials. Our bar opens weekdays at 4pm for drinks and dinner service begins at 5pm Monday to Saturday.

We have two private dining areas available for large parties. Our private dining room accommodates 20 to 25 patrons and features a 48" TV with audio visual capabilities. Our Intimate Dining room accommodates 10 to 15 patrons. Reservations are suggested.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Perfection! Very romantic, we will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Robust wine list; great Italian fare; and the added bonus is that you can eat inside or outside and if the evening is cool outside dining is best. Not a noisy place with lots of dining nooks for those the desire a more private setting."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I was excited, made reservations&our table wasn't ready for 45min. I also ensured the staff knew it was a special occasion and we were both excited to try the restaurant, our server was incompetent and slow, our bartender was very kind and welcoming. My steak was incredibly overcooked and I specifically asked for no olives on my salad because of allergies (which came after my steak was brought out) and guess what...I had olives. I'm glad I looked through my salad before taking a bite! My server said "Oh yeah...you said no olives...I can grab another". I declined. I'm not sure if we'll return after leaving hungry and aggravated. The restaurant itself was beautiful but the experience was awful."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Bellini's and went for a going away dinner with friends moving to Texas. We all remarked on the quality of the food and wished we had visited sooner. For those of us in remaining in Birmingham, we will visit again."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We went to Bellini's for my father-in-law's 70th birthday. We had excellent service and the food was great. They put us in a nice spot in the back and kept our cake cool in the refrigerator and brought it out with a knife and plates and a candle when we were ready. We love celebrating here!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This was our first time to dine in the evening. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the food was very delicious with only two minor complaints (mushrooms were tough and rubbery with the steak special, and over-ordered on dessert as quantities weren't fully explained...ie: expected one donut with sauces and received a whole basket of donuts....so we really didn't need to order that other dessert). Waitress was very knowledgeable and sweet, but took a long time to check back in on us throughout our dining....almost as if there weren't enough waiters for the amount of people dining. Dinner, dessert & tip and no alcohol for 3 people = $175. Lunch prices look a lot more affordable ($10-12 range) and we'll be back for lunch."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I usually have a light dinner at the bar with my boyfriend. We love it. Recently took a group of 7 girls and sat at a table. Great service, great food every time!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Excellent! Without question, our fave! Thanks to all! Superb experience always!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "A dish I have had all over the country. This was the finest I ever had. Very generous and prepared to perfection. GREAT job Bellinis."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Nice place. Got a little loud in a small room with six tAbles. Good but limited wine selection. Seated immediately. Good server"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at this restaurant. Excellent food and my wife loved the house special peaches and cream martini. Excellent service! The waiter was very attentive. The seats are close but we were lucky to go on week night and not be as close to someone. Not sure how would be when very busy."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Service very good. Friendly and knowledgeable. Paella was great. Sea bass was over priced and just fair. Bread pudding was to soft and just fair. Wine list was good but small. A little noisy but the Tuscan look was nice. I will go again and have suggested it to friends. I would like to try brunch and lunch at some point."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I travel for work and was spending the week in a very small town outside of Birmingham. When searching for a location for a team dinner, I stumbled upon this restaurant and found great reviews. But, let me tell you, the reviews didn't even do it justice. This place is TERRIFIC! I don't remember many places that I've eaten since I eat all over the U.S. However - I will remember Bellini's!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Very much enjoyed out first time at Bellini's. Menu was great! Sooo much to choose from. My special was OK. Wife's meal was great!! Bar was outstanding!! Will go back next time in B'ham."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great food with a nice presentation! This restaurant has a wide variety of choices from Seafood to Beef, Veal, Pasta......wide variety of price ranges too.....something for everyone! Ambience was lovely, quiet enough to enjoy a conversation but enough energy to be an inviting restaurant. Service was attentive and we really enjoyed out evening, look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "It was my birthday and we wanted to eat close, so my husband thought of bellinis. It had been forever since we had eaten there. Our waiter was awesome! He was patient on my deciding between two items, great on wine selections, and quick to bring our food out. We really enjoyed our filets and wine. The crab cakes were fantastic. We had a nice leisurely dinner and no one rushed us. We were impressed."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My husband and I live close to Bellinis and go at least once a month. We made a reservation for my birthday choosing it over Highlands Bar and Grill and other fine restaurants in the Birmingham area. The main reason we chose Bellinis is it consistently offers good service, knowledgeable wait staff in wine selection, and consistently great food. I generally have a seafood dish but I chose the gnocchi with bolognese for this meal..it was outstanding. My husband chose the salmon and it was very good also."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "My wife and I have been to Bellini's on several occassions. The food is always great as is the service. I'm not sure why we don't go here more often, but we're definitely going to change that!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "tried for lunch. Think we will stick to dinner instead."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "As always Bellini's did not disappoint. The food and service was excellent!!!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Anytime we have someone special we would like to entertain and not drive 20 or so miles in heavy traffic, this is where we come. Also, when we just want a meal that we can depend on, we come to Bellini's - in other words, you can't go wring,"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Excellent before-dinner drink: Blood Orange Bellini. Great appetizers: Oysters Bellini and Crab Cakes. Great salad:Grilled Caesar Salad. Excellent entrees: Filet Special and Seafood Paella. The Seafood Paella is a consistently great entree found on the regular menu. The Filet Special was one of the best dishes we've ever had: three 3oz portions served with goat cheese grits, horseradish aioli, and dried Campari tomatoes. Hopefully, Bellini's will decide to add this particular Filet Special to its regular menu. If you haven't tried Bellini's, you should. It's a great locally-owned restaurant in the Oak Mountain Community."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Lovely anniversary dinner. Excellent knowledgable server. I was indecisive about my entree choice and after asking a few questions, server steered me toward the pistachio crusted salmon over orzo pasta!!! Fantastic! Husband chose evening special of veal and found it disappointing. Said a little too fru-fru for his taste but not bad. Dessert was huge hit!! The salted caramel brownie with gelato was AMAZING! If they ever remove it from menu, I will burn the place down! Awesome! Must have again soon. Greatly enjoyed meal and atmosphere. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This was our second trip -- we certainly don't plan to make it our last! We learned from our first trip that it is best to split a salad, especially if you're going to get dessert. Even with splitting the salad, we both brought home leftovers from our entrees, and from dessert. Excellent food and very friendly, attentive service."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Easy to book, perfect location (needed to stay close to home). This restaurant is a great neighborhood restaurant just 5 minutes from our home. Great food and good service, prices are slightly higher than should be, but all in all good value. Will definitely do again. We went for our anniversary and noted such on the reservation, little disappointed that nothing was said or small token provided for the special occasion. Otherwise great. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We drove from Gadsden to celebrate out 45th wedding anniversary and are we glad we did! Don't let the unasumming exterior fool you. Inside is a delight, made even more so by the woderful staff. From greeters to bartenders, everyone treated us like old friends. The food was outstanding. We each had a different special. My wife chose the Blackened Halibut and I dined on the Veal Saltimbboca. DELICIOUS! We started with the beef carpaccio, WONDERFUL! What really made the evening special was our server, Tamara. We put Bellini's on our "WE WILL BE BACK" list."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our special time spent with friends. Food, drinks......everything was fabulous yet again!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "So-So Service. Outstanding Food! Staff needs training in customer service."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food here is fantastic however it took us about an hour to get it which was the only negative thing I can say about the expierence. Still a family favorite but we will proceed with caution next time... aka we won't come hungry!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Took some clients to dinner. The food was very good and the service couldn't have been better. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The food was good, especially the calamari and oyster appetizers. The portion of veal my friend ordered was quite substantial. Service was excellent. jmd "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Our food was excellent! The pork tenderloins were so tender they almost melt in your mouth. The only thing that was a little disappointing was that our server forgot to put in the order for our grilled salads. He offered to bring them after our entrees had arrived, but we didn't really want salad for dessert. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Our son and daughter-in-law recommended Bellinis to us and we were very pleased. The food and service were outstanding. It did get a little loud but that was because everyone was having a great time. The prices were very reasonable. We will go back. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "My wife and I eat at Bellini's every other month or so. We're not "foodies" so to speak, but we both come from families that are and we appreciate and recognize dining that is above average. The food is very good and usually the specials are creative and delicious offering both surf and turf options. The standard menu also contains traditional Italian fare whereas the specials are usually geared more on the "Tuscan" side. The desserts and apps are also very good -- I recommend the beef carpaccio for app and as always, the White Chocolate Bread Pussing for dessert. Service is always Excellent! THANKS AMANDA! (ask for her) :)"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We celebrated an anniversary at Bellini's. Seems like a nice neighborhood restaurant...well rounded dishes but not remarkable. Service was a bit spotty."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "While the hostesses were great in accommodating the changes in our reservation and the wait staff was very attentive, the food was either a hit or a miss. We ordered two specials (16oz T-Bone with polenta, bacon-wrapped stuffed scallops) and three entrees off the menu (Chicken Parm, Mediterranean Chicken with risotto and Grouper with risotto). I tried all except the Mediterranean, and overall, the specials were great. Issues - bacon was undercooked and steak plate was missing a green acoutremont, both complaints by diners and myself. The Chicken Parm was great. The grouper was just okay - a tad under seasoned and small for the inflated price. The risotto on both plates was VERY bland and just needed a kick of salty parm or lemon zing. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I had dinner at Bellini's a week ago and then had lunch 2 days ago. Both were excellent. I will recommend this restaurant to friends to enjoy."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Our waiter, Austin, was very impressive and knew several components of each meal. It's always refreshing for the server to order for you because of their knowledge of the menu. I'll definitely go back!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Good atmosphere, great good. Enjoyed our time here. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Bellini's offers a great menu and excellent service. Great for special occasions, but good enough that you should go more often than that."
    Dined on 4/14/2014