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

Bellini's Ristorante & Bar

  • 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: 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 WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Bellini's Ristorante & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (59)neighborhood gem (57)romantic (46)fit for foodies (39)notable wine list (25)good for groups (23)vibrant bar scene (17)great for outdoor dining (15)great for lunch (14)hot spot (13)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Bellinis is a favorite and never disappoints.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I take many first-timers to Bellinis and it quickly becomes a favorite. Love Happy Hour and the bar food as well as dining. Service is very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious desserts
    Trox
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    They has amazing desserts. I had the White Chocolate Bread Pudding and it was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy but excellent food and service.
    Shawn
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We chose to eat here for our 26th anniversary. The noise level was very high. We couldn't hear ourselves talking, much less our servers. The food was excellent, with generous portion sizes. The staff and the service was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday pleasure
    Mank
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    There are many fine restaurants in the Hoover, AL area. Bellini's stands out among them all for its fine food, excellent service, caring attitude of all employees, and great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    nanaX4
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We have been to Bellini's several times and have always enjoyed it. Our server was great-attention to detail, and very professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Evening
    Annamrie38
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had a wonderful girl's night at Bellini's and I could not have asked for better service, ambiance or food. Our server was just delightful. My ravioli was perfectly seasoned and the red velvet cheesecake was a showstopper. My leftovers were just as delicious the next day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noisy but good
    mMiller
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food great but it is noisy. Hard to hear at big table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special with friends
    Debby
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    My friend of over 35 years and I eat out one evening each month. Bellini's is definitely our favorite. Great food; friendly; and comfortable atmosphere; really great service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mama Mia!!
    Petey3
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Been there twice. Great experience both times:food, service, beverages, atmosphere- all great!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did Not Disappoint
    JodyandDawn12
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I picked Bellini's off of internet search forvdpecial occasion of my fiance's romantic birthday celebration. It was perfect Great food, romantic ambiance, and excellent service. Tamara is a first class server!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food
    KLS85
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had the best service at a restaurant that we can recall in many years. This not only included our main waiter but the numerous others who were regularly checking to make sure we had what we needed. The food was simply outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    During this visit the food and service was excellent as in the past. The only comment I wold make is that we were seated in a small side room wit ha large party nearby that was rather noisy and made conversation at our table difficult. But overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent dinner
    diningout
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I went with my wife and another couple and we all ordered the special of beef tenderloins and grilled shrimp. I have never been disappointed with anything ordered in the past. The portions were very large and very nice presentation. We all enjoyed our meals and no one went home hungry. Save room for the white chocolate bread pudding. The wait staff is attentive but not overbearing. The bill was a little pricey but it was well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bellini's-a welcomed dining venue
    laymandining
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had dinner here Saturday night. The service was too notch, the ambiance welcoming and the food tastefully presented and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+ Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our waiter Thomas was spot on with recommendations and service when needed. The food was very delicious as usual and was a great decision to take family from out of town too. Awesome experience every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great addition
    mawgac
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Nothing new to add that hasn't been addressed already. The service was great, the drinks were excellent. The food was amazing. Th *only* gripe was that the lobster carbonara had one tiny piece of shell in it. Sadly I found it early into the dish, so I was always a bit hesitant on each bite.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hidden treasure
    Nice
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The website mentioned directions may not be good from gps. What a find! Worth finding. Looking for that "great little Italian place? Here it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - Busy Atmosphere
    BenAround
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My wife and I have been to Bellini's several times. This was one of our best meals that we've had there. My main comment on the restaurant is that it seems like it wants to be a four or five star restaurant (the prices reflect that) but the details are not there. Tables are jammed together and the wait staff needs a bit more training in how to service at a higher level. All in all, it's good food with a cramped and loud bar.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud
    JohnR
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food ands service were both good. Restaurant is so loud at times you have a hard time talking.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We discovered Bellini's only about six months ago. Have been there five times, and have gotten great food and great service each time. This is one of the few restaurants where we will frequently order one of the daily features rather than the usual menu items -- but, the usual menu items are all very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.