Mediocre food, at best.
Items not properly explained, about a 180 degree off in one case.
Poor filleting skills table side. Horrendous. Better served to do yourself.
Aggressive, demeaning on the verge of abusive management.
Bartender and server were pleasant, wine was good, but even with that, if there was a 1/2 star it'd be a stretch to give it that.
(almost 200 reservations in open table with no reviews, but this was so bad had to leave one)
Amazing food wine and dessert! The service was great and we will definitely be going back often! The price of everything was very reasonable too.
Great food and ambience was perfect. I highly recommend the Manhattan. Just an FYI--if you order the whole fish--make sure to tell them not to filet it if that's how you like it. Overall, the service and food were excellent. Would definitely go back.
Bellini Grill is one of our favorite, regular restaurants in Center City, perfect for pre-theatre, or later in the evening. Solid food, comfortable atmosphere, great staff and owner!
Lasagna was delicious and also the tiramisu. Always enjoy dinner at Bellini
It had been a few years since we were last here. Lots of changes since then like the bar. The website was not encouraging though as I was unable to get a lot of information from it; difficult to navigate. We got the small antipasti which could have been alittle bigger for the price. But it did a good job of preparing us for our main course. I got the crab ravioli which were had a very light dough but plenty of crab. However there seemed to be some communication issues between my husband and our server. My husband asked for the duck but when it arrived it was not what he expected. Thinking he was getting a roast breast of duck, he received the duck Ragu with fettuccine. My husband ended up enjoying it very much.
After taking our orders though, our server seemed to either ignore us or suddenly became the FT bartender and never returned to our table. Other servers and possibly the owners took care of us the rest of the evening.
As we are subscribers to the Philly Pops we also received a discount on our meal.
Total disappointment. We waited an hour and 20 minutes from when we arrived to get our food. We told our server that we had an hour and a half before we had to leave for a concert, and he said it would be no problem. I did not expect to have to scarf down my meal in 10 minutes. When the table next to us got their food before us, and had ordered the food well after us, I went to the server and demanded to know why. He said he would go to the kitchen and check on our food. The food was also disappointing. There was no flavor in any dish, and after being told the pasta was all homemade, I had penne that tasted like it came out of a box. With all the choices of Italian restaurants within a couple of blocks, I don’t know how Bellini is still in business. We will not be back.
The service was extremely attentive without being intrusive. The menu is extensive and applies creative twists to classic fare. And the food is superb. There wasn't a single dish in our three course meal for five people that wasn't described by the diners as excellent.
The Bellini Grill is a real find. Highly recommended.
Came her after a concert and they were still serving the Philly City Center Week menu, so was excited to try it. Service was excellent, enjoyed the ambiance especially as I was dining alone. A tad noisy if you want conversation, but still nice. Food was filling, tho my steak had alot of grisel, I would still try it again. Loved the Peach Bellini, complete with a peach!
We had a wonderful meal, our server was fabulous and the food was great. My friends both enjoyed their meals. Our deserts were super!!
Everything was great, food, atmosphere, service and price
The cocktail with the restaurant name was nice. I hope it should have been made with the fresh peach juice.
I thought the dish called Saltimbocca would be the veal with Palma ham but this restaurant served with spinach and bechanel sauce between them. It would be better without them to enjoy the harmony of veal and ham. So, I could not say the restaurant is authentic.
I went to Bellini Grill for restaurant week with a few of my friends. We had the best waiter, Anthony, who kept us laughing all night. He gave us great wine recommendations, and the food was amazing!!! The bar staff was also incredibly nice and joked along with us as well. We all had a great time and would definitely go back soon. 10/10 would recommend Anthony!!!!
Our server was knowledgeable and helped us pick an excellent wine to go with our meal. Ravioli was outstanding. The ricotta was like pure cream with fresh basil and light tomatoe sauce it the best dish we ordered. The cyprese appetizer was good. I did not care for my veal dish and would not order again. Gnocchi was in a sauce that tasted like gritty flour. Not good.
My friend and I went for restaurant week and I loved it! The steak was cooked and seasoned wonderfully, and the cheesecake... Was...awesome. I highly recommend both. The waiter was so friendly and everyone worked as a team (the hostess brought our dessert when the waiter was occupied, people would come and check on us and remove plates). I would go there again for sure.