So glad Bellisimo is back in business! It was sorely missed! We had a wonderful dinner, were greeted warmly and welcomed back.
Restaurant is beautiful after the renovations! Our food was fabulous! I started with the tre color salad, my entree was the Chilean sea bass, absolutely done to perfection. The warm apple tart was a wonderful cap to a delicious meal!
Our waiter was great! Memorized the long list of specials and explained them well. The only regret is the noise level in the main dining room, luckily we had an early reservation and were done with our meal before the noise would not allow you to hear your dining partner!
Can't wait to return and enjoy an other fine meal!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The newly built remake of
The newly built remake of Bellissimo's is gorgeous. The food is delicious and the staff is wonderland. A truly lovely dining experience in a beautiful environment with outdoor dining as well!
4/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice dining experience.
Very nice dining experience. Some of the best soft shell crabs I have ever eaten. Wine list is extensive but overpriced. This is an excellent restaurant but also very expensive. Nice for very special occasions.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant for a special
Great restaurant for a special occasion or for meeting friends. The waiters and staff were very competent. The specials list was as long as their menu - the waiter remembered every one! The portions were generous and quite delicious
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
As noted above, Overall -
As noted above, Overall - Outstanding. Points I would love to see improved:
-tables in middle of one of the dining rooms, seem too close to each other,
-noise level is too loud, maybe having to do with too many tables too close,
-costs of specials are high.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fine dining at a reasonable price
Very impressed with the food and service. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about their specials (which were many) and was extremely attentive to our wants and needs. The food was superb and as good as in any restaurant I have visited. I can highly recommend Bellissimo's restaurant to anyone who enjoys good food and excellent service from a very attentive staff.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The greatest Restaurant in North NJ
Hi everyone! I'm a Bride To Be and over the last 3 weeks I have visited and dined at over 20 restaurants in the North NJ to find the PERFECT venue for a rehearsal dinner. Every restaurant I encountered was lacking in ambiance, food, service, or decor. From the moment I walked in my Fiance and I knew Bellisimo's was the one. I was greeted by the kindest gentleman - the Owner of the Restaurant! I had the most amazing time! You immediately feel that you are in an elegant, classy, esteemed establishment with great decor. The bar is phenomenal! The food is spectacular! The quality of the food is superb. John, the manager is so kind and friendly. I have already recommended Bellissimos to 6 friends who have made reservations. This place is #1!!!!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Pace/Expensive for the Area!
Great place. Food, best I've had in Jersey since moving back from NYC. Service impeccable, our waiter was polite, knowledgeable, and great sense of humor (Hassan, I believe his name was). . The noise level was the biggest set back . We sat in the section off the bar (which I believe is off the kitchen) and could hear all the commotion in the kitchen, but after awhile either they toned down or we became accustomed to it, it wasn't an issue. The food was outstanding. I started with the seafood tower, had the best clams I've had in along while (on par with the Oyster Bar in Grand Central). They were so good I order an additional 1/2 dozen. I had the langostino
special and it did not disappoint, the side of risotto was dry but was just a side
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a dining experience
It was a dining experience we both enjoyed and look forward to returning soon.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Strong service, food served and made with class. We were looking for somewhere special for a graduation dinner and this was a perfect spot.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love everything about this place ! Right from the people who park your car to the bus people. This restaurant is outstanding. The food is just magnificent! Everything is beyond top quality ! I just love love love everything !
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary with dinner at Bellissimo's and we were not disappointed. Aside from the fact that the restaurant is located right on Route 23, once you enter, the ambiance is chic and sophisticated. The valet guys are very welcoming and enthusiastic, wishing you a great time as you enter the restaurant. We had a 7pm reservation and were seated in the "wine room" which was very nice and felt upscale. Service, food and wine were outstanding. Be prepared to spend about $75-$90 per person. Well worth it for a special evening out! Try the sausage over spinach and polenta app, the crabcake app., swordfish over escarole and beans and chicken alla verona. Scrumptious! Lava cake and lemon sorbet top it off!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dinner, will return
We are happy Bellissimo is back! Seafood tower was great & our entrees were very good as well. One suggestion to the owners is to write down your specials, the waiter told us about 35 different things & there was no way any of the group we were with remembered any of them!.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classic, old school, upscal Italian
Lovely interior although sound ricochets easily. Many mirrors, glass walls, etc.
Gracious, attentive waitstaff, well trained, observant. Water glasses filled without asking, etc. Plating was lovely and showed a lot of care in the food prep.
Far too many recited specials (without prices) but there are a number of interesting items. Good diverse wine list with many bottles between $30 and $60. Kitchen open until 10pm on most nights, I was told. That's unusual in the suburbs.
Friendly greeting and farewell.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food excellent! Generous portions.
Food excellent! Generous portions. Veal parm best I have ever had, served on bone and thin! Bar is unique, with very comfortable seating. Great for special occasion.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful restaurant for a special occasion. Both food and service are superb. Highly recommended.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find !
Absolutly fabulous from the service to the food five stars all the way . The specials were imaginative, well presented and delishious what an amazing find for a neighborhood restaurant
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bellissimo is Fanstastco ...
Arrived on time vale parking ... Walk to the door very nice building open airy... there are table outside for having a cocktail before dinner or maybe a after dinner aperitif..
Sitting was prompt not crowded that you left that you were sitting on top of the next table ...
Service is superb first class and never felt rushed. Every things is done in its time so be prepared to spend a little time dinning. I feel thats the way it should be ..
For a special occasion or a romantic dinner you can't go wrong..
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the look of this restaurant. It's hip and modern. I've been there a couple of times and food is always good. Did try the baked Alaska and would not recommend. The cake was hard like rubber.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
terrific food and great service..
terrific food and great service.. the best Dover Sole ever and the calamari to die for!!!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special seafood entrees were
Special seafood entrees were exceptional - swordfish and sea bass. And provided at a fair price. Special appetizer - shrimp and brie was also exceptional but would have appreciated another shrimp or two even if the price needed to be increased. Menu was mostly standard with no standout items. Chocolate mousse cake was very good. Service was good, attentive and the food was served at the right pace.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
everything was excellent. Had linguini puttanesca not on the menu, excellent. My venison was exceptional. Will be back.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time there a week ago
First time there a week ago they made a pasta puttanesca which was excellent. Last night it was not as good. The rest of my meal was excellent. The veal Milanese was excellent.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service (Victor)
Food and service (Victor) were excellent. Even valet parker was great.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Previous owner returns, remodels
Previous owner returns, remodels and brings back the same great food as before.
It won't take long for the old buzz to be back.
As reliable for a good meal as it was before.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good, but a bit pricey
Had an excellent dinner here, but even being careful, the bill got "up there."
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food in a great venue
What's not to like about a beautiful restaurant with great service and great food?
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's Back and It's Delicious!!
We always liked Belissimo's and were unhappy when it left, so it's great to see it back in town. After being seated, ordered a delicious Pinot Grigio and my husband ordered a martini. I started with the crabmeat cocktail and, as I remember, is one of the best I've ever had. Large chunks of fresh crabmeat is served over tricolore leaves, alongside tangy cocktail sauce and fresh lemon.... Simply delicious! I also ordered the special halibut, which was mustard-crusted and delicious. It was supposed to be served with sautéed broccoli rabe, but I was able to swap that out for spinach, which I prefer. The dessert was not the best, a key lime pie that was a bit sugary. But overall, the meal was fantastic and we will definitely be back!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
blast from the past
same great restaurant as the first time around. great food at reasonable prices. beautiful interior. great menu with variety of daily specials. my seafood salad and veal chop were outstanding. large enough wine list to make even the picky customers happy. left the restaurant full, happy and with the knowledge that I will be back. service was exceptional. every detail was paid attention to. wish I had something negative to say so you don't think i'm the owner, but just cant think of any this time around. perfect night out with your special lady, family, friends, or for any special occasion.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We visited on a Tuesday early.
We visited on a Tuesday early. The place was lightly attended. Service was attentive but not intrusive. We asked for half of an appetizer for two and were accommodated. Food and drinks were excellent across the board (lobster with pasta in vodka sauce and pumpkin cognac cheesecake were superb). Not inexpensive but for our special occasion well worth it.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
You won't be disappointed
Excellent restaurant. Very good service and wonderful food.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our 3rd visit and Bellisimo's
Our 3rd visit and Bellisimo's does not disappoint..
Always an attentive staff, food presentation and timing
is excellent. One of my wifes favorites.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food, and service
Awesome food, and service Top notch resturant. From the time you valent park till the time you leave. Would highly reccomend
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was expecting more than
I was expecting more than I got from an overall experience. I think I need to give it a try during the week when not so hectic.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good service, good, a nice dinning experience
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a lovely dining experience we had hey again. You are never rushed and the staff is knowledgeable and attentive. Great menu and the specials are always terrific
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I just love date night!
Wonderful dining experience, fabulous food.....we will be back for more...don't let the menu fool you the specials are outrageous
my Tuna Tatar was delicious and my husbands favorite the fresh foie gras is always amazing. My rack of lamb was perfectly cooked and My husbands stuffed veal chop was divine.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for an occasion
My wife and I went for our anniversary. We had been there once before and as usual they did not fail to deliver. Great food, great atmosphere and our waiter Fabio was excellent. He made us want to order everything on the specials menu. great place! We highly recommend!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were out celebrating a
We were out celebrating a birthday. All I can say is good food, good wine and good company. Had a great time would definitely go back
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nicely decorated--good food. Waiter kept forgetting things ordered . Too expensive--$175 for 2 people
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
enjoyed our dinner very much
enjoyed our dinner very much and look forward to returning again.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will go back.....
Enjoy going to Bellissimo's. Food is great as well as the service and atmosphere.
Was our second time there. Dined in both the bar area and dining room. Very relaxing
in both. Looking forward to going back..
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The overall experience was
The overall experience was very good. Outstanding atmosphere. Food was good to very good but not exceptional. The service could have been a bit better. Had to ask for certain things more than once.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lots of Specials
I will first say the food was great and the restaurant itself is very nice inside with a bar that is not loud. That being said, they have over 30 specials who can remember what the server said? And we had some no dairy at our table they asked specifically for vegetables with no butter that came as a side dish. The vegetables came with butter on them. They put a cream sauce on the plate with the salmon so the server was not listening. But when everything was straightened out the food was delicious. Need to listen when there are dietary demands.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner with friends...
The food was outstanding. Our waiter, Joseph, was the epitome of what a waiter should be. Courteous, inviting, friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu, specials, apps and wine list. The dining room was packed yet we were very comfortable and well tended to. Everyone's appetizer and entrée were done to perfection. Great experience. Absolutely going back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, nice place
The food was excellent. The service was responsive. It was packed. For the money- compared to several other local places- its a good value . It's a place you can go dressed up- or less dressed up- and the food was great , simple food. If you want 'food channel' fusion food- don't go here. If you want a nice steak, pasta, crab meat salad, veal or chicken- this is the place- ! I loved it.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time here and the hostess at te desk right from the moment we walked was very friendly and welcoming. I had made a request to sit a booth or larger table and the hostess suggested a table off of the lounge area that was perfect. It was a little more romantic and intimate setting then in the dining area. The food was all very good and the service was also. They had a piano player which was also very nice.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Both menu choices and specials
Both menu choices and specials were excellent. We enjoyed all aspects of the restaurant and meal. Definitely worth a repeat visit!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, but pricy...
Great food, but pricy compared to other Italian restaurants in the area. For about half the price of this place you can get an equally delicious,... authentic Italian dish elsewhere. Most off putting was the way people dressed: waiters in tuxes, customers in everything from jeans and polo shirts to suits on others. I wore a blazer, because when dining at this price level I expect the restaurant to be up-do. Service was outstanding and refreshingly honest about the dishes.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a returning trip for us, and not to be disappointed again. Food was fabulous. We ordered the Seafood appetizer which was a meal onto itself. We also ordered the scallops and Rack of Lamb, yummy. Service was outstanding and everything else was tremendous. IT was a great way to spend our anniversary there.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM