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

Bellini's Ristorante & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ourbellinis.com/
  • Phone: 2059815380x
  • 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: Dessert, Italian, Steakhouse
  • 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 WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Bellini's Ristorante & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
107 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (67)romantic (61)neighborhood gem (57)fit for foodies (45)notable wine list (26)good for groups (19)great for outdoor dining (17)great for lunch (17)vibrant bar scene (17)hot spot (13)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Returning to a favorite
    DRFnKC
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We returned to Bellini's to celebrate our wedding anniversary recently and had, as expected, a wonderful meal. I had lobster tail carbonara and my wife had a beautiful rack of lamb. The food was presented attractively, fresh and hot. A lot of places these days don't pay much attention to serving temperature-unless it's cold. I like my food served hot, straight from the kitchen just like home. Always very good food and service; tastefully done without being fussy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food, however we were disappointed when we were seated near the bar and was too loud. We were expecting a quiet romantic evening to celebrate our 35th anniversary.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bellini's - YUM
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was incredible! Server was very energetic, entertaining and knowledgeable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent fine dining
    Gac50
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Wonderful dining and enjoy every time I visit #1 favorite
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superior Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Bellini's is a great place for special occasions or for when you're just in the mood for superior itlatian food. This visit our food was excellent as always, however the service for a Monday night (very few people) was less than desirable, however we have had great service on most visits.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Outstanding Service
    EatsOnlyTheBest
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I chose Bellini's for our Anniversary dinner. The food was delicious, prepared with lots of flavor. The service was impeccable! We had a quiet table for two in a small but intimate setting. We will definitely be returning and recommend to anyone looking for good food and great service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 8yr Anniversary
    JEC4LIFE
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My wife and I recently made reservations for our 8yr anniversary and we had a wonderful time. The staff was very polite and the food was great. I would definitely recommend a friend and we will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service not up to par
    Racing2Retirement
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Waitress was friendly but must have been new. Bread arrived and was cool to touch. Was supposed to have just come out of oven? Food arrived one minute later. She checked on us at end of meal although we could have used her half way through for refill of water, new glass of wine and order dessert so it would arrive at end of main course. Had to flag her down to get dishes removed and check. Food was outstanding and usually have better service. I hope that management will work with her to improve skills. Not overly busy at 8:00pm on Saturday might so not sure why there wasn't another wait staff person to assist.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food- great service!
    Lauren
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I are new to the area and were really looking for a quiet place close to our home. We found out about Bellini's and decided to give it a shot- we were really missing our old Italian place back home. The second we walked into the door, we could tell this was no ordinary place! We were excited to have a table in a very private, beautiful back room. Our waitress, Ashleh, was phenomenal. She was knowledgable about the food, drinks, and She also suggested the AWESOME bread pudding, something that is not common back home. The table attendants were great about refilling our waters and clearing our plates. You can tell this is a place that takes pride in their work and we will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful food
    momofthree
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    we have been to Bellini's several times, and the food is always outstanding! This particular Saturday night the service was very slow. OUr reservations were for 8, and we didnt leave until 10:30. the food was delicious, just very slow. One bright spot is they do have a corkage fee of $15 that we like to take advantage of.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved everything and the service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was excellent from the appetizers, main course and dessert. Recommend the white chocolate bread pudding and they had a chef feature strawberry shortcake which was divine. Enjoyed the recommendation for our bottle of wine. Service was attentive and not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best and a Gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Our entire evening from start to finish was perfect. We picked Bellinis after it was recommend by a few friends of ours. Our server was excellent and the food was exactly spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Lunch
    corvet
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Carried out of town family member for lunch. Everyone loved it. The food, service were excellent . Would recommend for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Never disappointed with this restaurant. Food is always great and super service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    BhamReviewerVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is one of the best restaurants in the area. Excellent and consistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Debby Clark
    Debby
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I love this restaurant. The food and service are always excellent. It is such a treat to go there for a nice evening with my husband or my best friend. The wild salmon this past weekend was the best. Love the white chocolate bread pudding!! It made my birthday memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bellini's
    Finsupala
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    8/9/14 dinner. great food, service, and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy...brrrr...distractions
    Orkyd
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our Anniversary. The food was fantastic. The pasta was cooked perfectly, the sauces were rich and savory, and the desert was devilishly good (and huge). It was a bit Chilli as there was a blast of cold aiming at me and it was distracting to be sitting facing the servers hiding hole where they all stand around chatting and laughing and waiting to be needed. The servers were polite, they always snuck out of the way to avoid bumping in to customers in the walk ways, and glasses were steadily full. We felt important but not smothered. It was not my first time there, and will not be my last... but next time I will bring a sweater and ask to not sit by the server hall...cause I'm too nosey to ignore them.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Definitely will return. Wish it was closer to Ross Bridge but it was even worth the 280 traffic!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We LOVE Bellini's
    Misty
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We always have excellent service when eating at Beliini's! The food is always incredible and we love trying their new desserts! Our waitress was Tamara and she was awesome and made perfect recommendations :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bellini's is always great
    iheartwine
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Whether you order from the menu or try a special the food at Bellini's is always wonderful. Great service and a nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alison
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was horrible! My dining partner became very ill after eating there. Needless to say we won't be going back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Louder than expected
    Acallaway
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I went here for an anniversary this past weeked. It wasn't bad, but is also wasn't fantastic either. The noise level in the back right room was terribly loud. The table/patron next to us even offered our waiter an extra $50 tip if he would stand up, whistle, and ask everyone to tone it down. Ie, not for a romantic evening. My "medium" steak (Ribeye special) was definitely medium-well which is something I can live with (although I know most cannot). My wife's grouper (another special) was "fine" as she described it. On a very good note, our cocktails, appetizer (Pastel Formaggio), and dessert (house bread pudding) were actually quite excellent.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great every time
    Gac50
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I eat at Belinni's at least two to three times per month, and have never been disappointed. Great for business dinners or romantic outings. Best restaurant in town. Try and enjoy. Gac50
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Service wasn't as good as normal . There was a large party dining so that seemed to cause a delay in getting our food which also occupied our waitress. Food was still great but it was a 2 1/2 hour dinner .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Luv2Dine
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our server was amazing !! Food was great. We had the fish special, and the steak with pasta special, both good. We had a nice Cab and Pinot in very lovely glasses! We had to try the Bellinis; we tried both to compare,the traditional and their version. Theirs won. I also had the Italian coffee with a Biscotti. The best Biscotti I ever had other than what I make. Husband had the white chocolate bread pudding,and even though I don't like bread pudding, it was fantastic !!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • over rated
    smokers
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We arrived to see two men smoking at a patio table right under a no smoking sign. The hostess ignored our sugeestion to remove these men and allow us to sit outside. The food was good, but over priced for the quality. Our waitress over charged us for a drink we did not have and it took over 15 minutes to the check resolved.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    redwineguru
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I have been wanting to try Bellini's for quite some time. I finally had the opportunity, and for that I am grateful! Wonderful ambience, wonderful server, (Courtney), and wonderful food, especially the bread pudding! I would love to return, sit at the bar, and just have a glass of red wine and bread pudding! However, the grouper was also outstanding! I hope to return soon and bring along friends who have never been. If I could change anything, it would be the pricing, but that is all I would change.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Treat
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Behind a very unassuming facade lies a great little Italian restaurant. Once inside, you would never guess that you were in a strip mall. The service is outstanding and the food is a real treat. Prices are moderate and based on the quality and presentation you will not leave less than satisfied. One bit of advice, save room for the deserts. They are all outstanding; especially the red velvet layered cheesecake.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining at it's finest!
    Lovely
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Perfection! Very romantic, we will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Local Italian
    birminghamboy
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No sense in making an RSVP!
    NotTheBest
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Jimmy
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service and food
    Jking
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Visit
    Yumooh
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite neighborhood restaurant
    FloridaGirl
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Datenite
    Datenite
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Excellent! Without question, our fave! Thanks to all! Superb experience always!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood Paella...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Billmurray
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Nice place. Got a little loud in a small room with six tAbles. Good but limited wine selection. Seated immediately. Good server
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Brock1055
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet