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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 WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Carried out of town family member for lunch. Everyone loved it. The food, service were excellent . Would recommend for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Never disappointed with this restaurant. Food is always great and super service."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "This is one of the best restaurants in the area. Excellent and consistent."
    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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "8/9/14 dinner. great food, service, and atmosphere."
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Definitely will return. Wish it was closer to Ross Bridge but it was even worth the 280 traffic!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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 :)"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Whether you order from the menu or try a special the food at Bellini's is always wonderful. Great service and a nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The food was horrible! My dining partner became very ill after eating there. Needless to say we won't be going back."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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 ."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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 !!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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