Bellissimo's Restaurant
Bellissimo's Restaurant

Bellissimo's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bellissimos-nj.com/
  • Phone: 9737854225
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm,

    - Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm;
    Saturday:1:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    Sunday - 1:00pm- 9:pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: David Gabbay
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: John Gonzalez 9737854225

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Valet
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Bellissimo's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.3
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (22)fit for foodies (18)romantic (13)good for groups (11)notable wine list (10)vibrant bar scene (8)neighborhood gem (5)hot spot (4)great for outdoor dining (2)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Don't not have after-dinner plans
    JerseyCityRoots
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Here I am, several days later and I still haven't seen my waiter, or received my glass of wine, or received the mushrooms with my main course, or received the additional bread I requested etc. etc. Bellissimo is a good place to eat if there are no private parties going on and if you have nothing else to do following dinner. The prices are reasonable, the food is very good and the atmosphere is energetic. But the service is soooooooooooo bad that I can't describe it. There are no apologies, just more waiting.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food but awful service
    disappointed
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    we have been here several times and food was outstanding each time. however this past visit, we were seated for 40 minutes before anyone came over to take our drinks order. Then they brought half of our table the wrong drinks. entrees were delivered before we finished the appetizers. I asked to speak to a manager 4 times throughout the meal, and nobody came. dessert was delivered before the coffee. finally a member of our group went to find the manager. he apologized and comped part of the meal, but i will not return any time soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food, Fair Service
    Hamy16
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I've been to Bellissimos before where my experience was perfect. However, the 2nd time I went was a bit more disappointing. Don't get me wrong, the food was excellent both times we went. But the 2nd time I went with my family (party of 9), the service was not nearly as perfect as the first time. Maybe it was because it was a Sunday and the restaurant was under-staffed. But at various points throughout the night, I tried to call for a waiter and either a) no one was around or b) they were attending to other customers (which there were not many that night so the restaurant was understaffed). It took us about 10-15 minutes waiting for someone to come take our desert order. And to top it off, they tacked on 20% tip automatically.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Atrocious
    MimiVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I was looking for a place that had availability for two people on a Friday night at 7:00 pm at the last minute. After eating dinner at Bellissimo's I know why they had availability. When we first came into the restaurant we were seated immediately - there was lot of availability. No one gave us menus; no one asked us about drinks. The waiters were wandering around as if they had just started working at this restaurant at 5:00 pm. I finally snagged one of the waiters who finally brought us the bottle of wine we ordered. The menu was comprehensive with a computer printed page of "specials" - none of which had prices. The food that we ordered off of the menu was terrible and full of olive oil. No amount of money could get me back there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Recomended with exception
    FormerOwner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have been to Bellissimo's more than a few times and have been satisfied every time. Until this visit. Firstly, the meals were as expected, very good. The service from our (we were a group of 6) waiter was as bad as I have ever experienced at a restaurant of this caliber. I say that with significant reservation because I don't wish to flame any server but this was HORRIBLE. I owned three restaurants, both brothers are chef's, I can over look a great deal but this just deplorable. I won't give his name but it will be a while before I go back. I will go back and for that reason I marked a positive comment that I would recommend to a friend. Can only hope the owners get him cleared out, yes I have let management know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service poor
    bigredVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    we arrived early on a wednesday night. Only two other tables. Sam was our server. He forgot our request for straws. The table next to us and on other side came in after and were served before us. Had to ask twice for everything and food did not come out hot. He was very disinterested
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good night at Belissimo
    njcoinguyVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great dinner with terrific service at Belissimo Saturday nght. We and our good friends really enjoyed ourselves. They didn't rush us at all. Good portions and excellent preparation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One word: AWESOME!
    SlabbyVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I can't praise this place enough. I've been there 4 times now and every time it gets better and better. The paperadelle with lobster vodka sauce is just heaven. The shrimp fra diavolo is my favorite dish there because of the right amount of spice. The shrimp arrabiata appeitizer is awesome too. But what stands out is the impeccable service. Every time we go, the service just gets better.The mixologist creates some gems too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was perfect
    SofiegVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We were a group of 14. A business dinner. Victor our waiter was always there but he wasn't in your face. Very subtle. He just happened to appear when you needed him. He was always ready to make eye contact and could understand what you needed from across the room. The food was better much than I expected. Italian food is Italian food blah blah but no, it was far beyond "just Italian" food. Fresh, perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked. I had the Zuppa di Pesce and I can honestly say it was on of the best I've ever had. Don't hesitate to give this place a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Marvelous Restaurant
    Tahoe3131
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Reservations made for Bellissimo's Italian Restaurant went smooth. Service was great and professional. Waiters were well informed of the menu selections and delivery was top notch.Upon arrival of food was served in a timely manner, food was fresh,delicious, and portions lovely.. Definitely will return for lunch, brunch, and dinner in the future with friends. Prices are reasonably good..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Samo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Excellent restaurant delicious food ,great menu selection .very professional and friendly staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best night out.
    Honey
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    If you truly want a nice evening out, go to Bellissimo. The food is outstanding. The wine list is extensive, so there is much to choose from. The waiters are attentive but give you time to leisurely enjoy yourself. My husband and I will definitely return for any time dining, not just a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 152 reviews are from the Bellissimo's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • BIG FAN
    BigFanVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    High-End NYC dining in New Jersey. Great food, great service and tremendous atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buyer beware
    Likes2eatout
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This restaurant is a little shady. The 3lb "out of the shell" lobster was in the shell and had 2 bodies, half a tail and no claws. The meat is in the claws and tail. My husbands giant piece of that they showed him was only half the filet when it came back on his plate and we realized they were showing the same giant piece of fish to every table. Ripoff and shady...wouldn't go there again and wouldn't recommend to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Winendine
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Everything was excellent. The food was delicious, and the live music was a very nice touch. The specials were a little pricey, but worth it. The wine list is impressive and the service is perfect. We will definitely return for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not really worth the money
    Neali
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Service very nice ambience great but food was mediocre
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bigredVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Always enjoy food good specials pricey. Maître d can be pushy always check price on specials Food fresh well prepared
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great find
    betty
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    we were celebrating our anniversary and decided to splurge. this is definitely the restaurant for a special occasion. the food choices were plentiful and the specials all sounded delicious. but be sure to bring cash or credit cards because the place is very pricy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WONDERFUL
    BubblesVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    go for the specials they are amazing, the foie gras and soft shell crabs were fabulous
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food but Expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was good but not exceptional to justify the very expensive bill. We were 7 adults and 3 children for dinner and we spent $600 ! So basically $60 a head. Also, when we got there (with reservations) we had to wait 30 minutes to be seated even though there were empty tables they seemed more worried to prepare the dinning room for the dinner hour than to seat us. After that the service was good but I did expected them to make up (food or discounted bill) for making us wait.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jerseydiner
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Excellent atmosphere, great food, perfect for a good time
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pleasantly surprised
    cakelover
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We received a gift certificate during the holidays totally unaware of Bellisimo's. We were pleasantly surprised by the lovely decor, extensive menu and the attentive staff. Our food was prepared as requested and arrived hot and flavorful! Enjoyed every minute and morsel!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal at Bellissimo's
    OpenTableDinerVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We had an excellent meal at Bellissimo's. The veal piccata and linguini alla vongole were delicious. Service was great. Perfect atmosphere as well. Looking forward to returning to Bellissimo's very soon. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This was not our first time here and each time we go, it continues to be a great evening. Not the least expensive, but not overly expensive and great for a nice evening out. We have sat in the lounge area for dinner each time and find it to be very nice and quite
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great old-world style experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food is excellent, menu items are priced appropriately for this level of restaurant, though specials and desserts tend to be expensive. Noise levels are good allowing for romantic setting or just good general dinner table conversation. Interior is attractive and spacious. Service is old school white cloth, generally very good, though our waiter this time disappeared for a while so we had to wait for check for longer than desired. Minor point in as usual an overall very positive experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Informal reunion
    Pete
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had a group of 10 that periodically gets together. Some arrived early, some late. No pressure from staff, hung in bar until critical mass arrived. Service was excellent, knowledgeable and attentive without hanging on you. Specials explained well. We had a variety of dishes and all were excellent. Fish was fresh; veal was perfect. We took our time and were not rushed. This was our second time at Bellisimo's and both were enjoyable evenings.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have been to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We have been to this restaurant three times before, Saturday night they were not very busy and the service was terrible. We were not quite sure why it was so bad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the Same as Before
    Protein4U
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    My recent visit to Bellissimo was disappointing. While the drinks were excellent, they constantly tried to get you to order more expensive dishes and would not substitute vegetables in a dish I ordered. More importantly, I found the food mediocre. On my veal with artichokes & sundried tomatoes, the artichokes were not fresh but briney... the sauces had too much flour and the meat was only all right. This restaurant was always a standout... not anymore... and especially not for the price.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey but you get what you pay for
    gourmetfish
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    No one would ever use the word "moderate" referring to the prices at Bellissimo's. But, by the same token, no one would ever use the word "average" referring to their food. In both cases, "impressive" would seem more appropriate. The prices are not quite NYC, but close. However, their fish is fresh and beautifully prepared and their veal is about as good as it gets. Being perfectly honest, there aren't many restaurants these days in which the owner is almost always there. Bellissimo's is one, and it shows.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Bobbydee
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The atmoshphere was great and the food was even better. Little noisy though.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch fit for Royalty!
    kitten
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Absolutely perfect calamari - light crispy & delicious. Venison was done just as requested as was the rack of lamb. The cappuchino was heavenly. A perfect lunch for our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    bigredVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    we have eaten here many times this time was the best, Everything was served hot and in a very artistic manner The food was delicious and the service was great. You are made to feel special and can;t wait to be welcomed back again. Will return and try something new each time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • White tablecloth service
    AnnMVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    This is a beautiful, elegant restaurant with fine dining. The hostesses were polite and smiling. They were not clear whether our table was ready or if they needed a few minutes. Our waiter was a very friendly man who made every attempt to make the diners feel welcomed. It would be nice if he shortened the chit chat and focused more on serving the tables. The coat check struggled to find our coats... The restaurant is worthwhile. The organization and flow of the restaurant experience could use tweaking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    bigredVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    A return visit better than other times Food service excellent. Will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Experience
    pisces1958
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Finally, a restaurant that caters to a more formal dining experience, with a romantic ambiance, elegant food and superior service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    FinerDe
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Dined here on VDay for the second time since re-opened as Bellisimo's! Loved everything again! Delicious, can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rude staff
    Nazz
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We dined on VDay. We arrived on time and RUDELY told that we had to wait 30 min! No apologies. The staff was fighting with each other in front of the customers. I asked for a latte and was laughed at. The bartender was sarcastic about VDay and people going out. But the food and drinks were great!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went on Valentines night our waiter was very attentive to our table and food was excellent , great place all in all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day
    LFPP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went to Bellissimo for Valentines Day and it was very good over all ...and holiday dining can be a disaster! It was pricey and my only major criticism is the lobster dumplings at $18. They were tiny, tough and almost devoid of lobster!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice but pricey
    Mikesambar
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was excellent and good selection even though it was a holiday menu (valentines day). We had 3 drinks, 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 1 dessert, coffe and tea and the bill came to over $200 with the tip, so bring your wallet
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.