About Bellini Grill

"You are cordially invited to join us for an afternoon or evening of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine"
"Some of the most inspired and acclaimed Italian food in the country is served here , with innovative flavors and artful presentations making the most of all that is dintinglisht Italian , prepared by Italian born Francesco Parmisciano".
" Our goal is not only to prepare authentic and delicious dishes but also to pair them with the appropriate wine of your preference".
Our wine selections originates from the most famous winemaking regions from all over the world .

220 South 16th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:45am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,

Cross Street:
Between Locust & Walnut

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 545-1191

Website:
http://www.bellinigrill.com/

Entertainment:
Classical- Italian Music, classical opera , Contemporary- Classical- Jazz . Watercolor- music, and your choice.

Catering:
Catering service available for large groups with advanced notice.

Parking Details:
Discount Parking for only $10.00 with our validation- stamp near by at LAZ - Parking Garage, 1617 Chancellor Street. Visit www.bellinigrill.com for directions.

Public Transit:
SEPTA 15th and Market St. or PATCO at 16th and Locust St.

Executive Chef:
Francesco Parmisciano

Private Party Facilities:
Come experience a slice of Italy. Enjoy dining in a warmly lit dining area surrounded by beautifully hand painted Italian murals bringing you closer to the Italian culture. Bellini's is located in the middle of Center City, an ideal location to enjoy a wonderful dining experience.

Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (855) 820-3729

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
BIRTH DAYS , REHEARSAL DINNER , BUSINESS MEETINGS, SHOWERS, AND ANY SPECIAL EVENT FOR THE YOU OCCASIONS.

Bellini Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (33)
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Creative Cuisine (16)
Casual (12)
Business Meals (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Fun (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
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Happy Hour (3)
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Local Ingredients (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
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Great Beer (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

We showed up on a busy Saturday night for a 6:30 pm reservation. The place was busy. The host informed us that we where on the books for Sunday. It was our mistake. Instead of turning us away the host found us seating at the bar. Where we enjoyed a great meal with excellent service. I can not thank you guys enough for your great customer service. We will definitely be returning.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service and very good food. I had the sea bass cooked table side...wonderful. We had a little bit of a wait even with a reservation, but this was understandable for a Sat night during restaurant week.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Although we made our reservation through Open Table and the restaurant called to confirm the night before, when we arrived they could not find our reservation. It seems the hostess seated another party at our table and cancelled our reservation. The manager finally resolved the issue, but the hostess was not capable of finding a solution, even though there were a few empty tables. I realize it was very busy since it was restaurant week, but no excuse for losing our reservation. Once seated we had excellent service and the food was great. Will definitely return to Bellini Grill!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

We went for restaurant week - the food was okay but definitely not worth the price

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

The Caesar salad was limp and the cheese minimal. The moon shaped ravioli stuffed with jump lump crab was not the texture and quality of jumbo lump I like. The tiramisu was sample size, but tasty. The ambiance is drab and not updated in years. Service was friendly and efficient.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Great meal and service during restaurant week. The Bolognese was very good and the NY Strip and Veal Saltimbocca were fantastic.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Their special pomegranate salad was fresh and very tasty. We asked for more dressing and that made it even better. Gnocchi were not too heavy and i enjoyed the Gorgonzola sauce which was very good. Eggplant parmigiana is one of my favorite dishes. The lightness of the eggplant was perfect.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

We visited for lunch for January restaurant week. What a great find! I felt like I was back in Italy. First course my dh had a beautiful salad, and I had a home-made soup- shrimp bisque. Both were fantastic. For mains, he had chicken parmesan and I had cheese ravioli. My dh is picky about chicken parmesan since he makes a really great one himself...both get raves. Desserts were the perfect finish...cannoli for me and something chocolate for him. The entire meal as well as service were outstanding. The biggest compliment I can give is that I made a reservation to return next month for dinner for my birthday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

We came for restaurant week. Everything we ordered was delicious. The courses were spaced out and not rushed, which we enjoyed so we could converse. Even the drinks were tasty.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Went here to celebrate a work birthday. The service was great and the food was absolutely delish. I have been here several times and always have a good meal, although I'm a little sad that they took the sausage and pepper sandwich off the menu.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Very nice place. Service was great, dessert was yummy, entrée was so-so. Overall a nice restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 7 days ago

First time dining at Bellini. Food was terrific - not necessarily imaginative, but very very good traditional Italian food. Definitely will return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Incompetence from waiter and bartender. Waited for 10 minutes in a basically empty restaurant to ask the water boy to get your waiter. Then the drink the bartender made was lackluster and almost right. My food was bland. Don’t let a history of positive reviews fool you. Maybe it used to be good years ago but not anymore.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Bellini now has a full bar - not sure how long they had it - but the food is still great, making this a go to place if you're in the area

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Really enjoyed this spot. Had a great meal. Veal chop was crazy good. Wife had a really well cooked steak with a mustard gravy side dip which paired remarkably well.

Great spot, very impressed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Beautiful salad and delicious eggplant Parmesan for myself and my dining partner. Attentive service. Enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We enjoyed our experience with Bellini and are fans of the restaurant; however, the waiter seemed to be preoccupied and very slow. Hopefully, she will become more attentive to her customers and more on the ball.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was incredible! I loved every dish and dessert I tasted. However, there is a $20 corking fee PER BOTTLE OF WINE (not per table), at a BYOB, that is not advertised on their website or menus anywhere. Diner beware! It really put a damper on an otherwise enjoyable experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our first time dining here and loved it! Our waiter, Anthony was great. Gave us lots of helpful suggestions for wine pairing with our food. The food was great! Very fresh, very original dishes. Overall, really great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

First time dining at Bellini Grill; look forward to returning. Great menu and service; great value.
We dined early; the atmosphere was quiet and unrushed. Great proximity for the Kimmel Center.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We waited over an hour for food that came out cold. No salad or soup included. Over priced for poor quality. Who shreds jumbo lump crab meat?!?!??

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Extensive menu with a lot of interesting options. Food was fresh and portions were large.
Lovely owner who warmly greets you as you arrive.
It’s an old school neighborhood gem kind of place- don’t go if you need a trendy scene. Would recommend to colleagues in the area.

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent. Food, Service, Atmosphere! Highly recommend!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Fine Italian food, with excellent specials to supplement the menu. Wonderful wine list, all dishes very tasty, veal, fish, appetizers, etc. Efficient service. Waiter was quite knowlegable about the wines on offer. Owner has an amazing memory, remembers what we ate last time there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

A warm welcome, attractive ambience, skillful waitstaff and delicious food-a winning combo. The bruschetta is excellent, and homemade pasta dishes are delicious. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our pre-theatre meal.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Corking fee of $20 per bottle was a bit much but overall a great dinner.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

As always we had a delightful dinner at Bellini. The staff is welcoming and professional, and the food is exquisite.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This was our 4th time at Bellini. They are consistently great; we've never been disappointed. Perfect stop for a great meal after the theater and to talk with friends.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The service was terrible. Hostess never smiled and was rude. Took 25 minutes to get the check. Fiod was fine, nothing special, bit would consider going back if the service wasn’t so disappointing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

My husband and I had a date night so we went to Bellini on 12/16/17. I knew that he would love the food, considering he's a chef himself. I was there twice, once during restaurant week for lunch and another time with a friend from work for lunch. The food is prepared fresh and its really good. Can't wait to go back with my husband. My husband was impressed and enjoyed himself. I can't wait to go back. Soon I hope!!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I relocated a door away from this venerable Italian . Serves authentic and tasty food. I highly recommend the grill squid, pastas, and fresh fish.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We have been Bellini Grill diners for years, usually dinner before a Philadelphia Orchestra concert, as was the case this time. The service this time was appropriately attentive, but the star was the food, which always has been good, but this time was superb (and that is what I told our waitress, Kaitlin, at the time). Especially outstanding was the risotto Venere. By accident (we did not realize the moscato was, in this case, a sweet wine) we discovered that the moscato is a good match with the pollo Bellini.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great before theatre, concerts, or casual get-togethers. Good food, accommodating service--it's a favorite for us!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Went to Bellini on the recommendation of a friend. Was very pleased and will recommend it as I look forward to returning and further exploring the menu.

Tags: Vegan, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Simply fabulous evening! It was the best meal I’ve had in decades!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised. Having lived in the area never went here before. Service and food were very good. Would definitely recommend it. All pasta dishes were fresh. Chicken Parm was fresh, not frozen. Appetizers all were very good as well as were desserts.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Very friendly service and food was good!! The seafood preparations were better than the rest. My husband ordered Chicken Parmigian and the chicken was good. Sauce was okay!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Bellini Grill is one of those restaurants that I've walked by hundreds of times over the years but have never been to, for no specific reason--so we made a reservation on short notice, the location was very central and ideal for where we were going to be and the reviews were very good--we had a very good meal, good service, the place was packed and bustling, tables were tight and it was a little noisy/energetic, but all in a good way--nice, but a very comfortable vibe/atmosphere--our waiter was friendly and attentive, we had the chicken soup, a couple of salads, entrees were a veal dish and the red snapper special, gelato for dessert, all good--would recommend and will return.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food is always good, service is prompt. The owner, chef is a charming guy who will come out to see how you are doing. They make the best cannoli in Philadelphia, they actually use what they do in Italy sheeps milk for the filling. His homemade pasta is well prepared. One of my favorites with their spinach gnocchi which I usually will order as an appetizer. It’s a small place, but homey and friendly and within one block of Rittenhouse Square. I highly recommend the place.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our go-to place in Center City west of Broad. Good Italian fare - staff turnover is minimal so these guys care about your experience. This most recent visit was a Saturday evening and there were a few groups in there so noise level was up. We’ve been there on other nights where it is couples or 4’s so noise level is much lower. Kitchen is reliable and always delivers.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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