Great food, good atmosphere, fun dinner.
We attend a special birthday party on a night when the weather was terrible. However, upon host and servers made us feel very comfortable. The server was punctual and not overbearing yet attentive. The appetizers and food were excellent and the service for the entire evening was great. We have been to Bellini now several times and not disappointed at all. We will go back. ENJOY!
A favorite of ours....There are lots of great restaurants to choose from in Philadelphia, but we return to Bellini's over and over. It's a convenient walking distance to most of the places we go on an evening in town and many of our friends also dine there pre-concert, theatre, etc. We love the Italian wines, the delicious Italian food and coffee. Hope to see you there!
We go to Bellini frequently during the theater season and always enjoy our meal and service.
Attractive small Italian with reasonable menu and some interesting variations on usual Italian dishes.
Overall food was very good and service was also very good. Good for business lunch as it is very quiet and quick.
We have eaten at Bellini Grill a numbee of times, and were always well satisfied. They were very accommodating when our group added 2 more people at the last minute. Our waitress was extremely helpful and attentitive. However, I am disappointed that BYOB is no longer an option (byob with a hefty fee p/p), although there is a bar. I was also disappointed that most entrees do not include any vegetables at all. The number of a la carte add ons significantly raised the bill from well priced to overpriced.
Another excellent meal. You never disappoint.
Consistently excellent food and friendly, helpful owner and staff. We have been returning here regularly for over 10 years (since they opened).
Six of us went on a Friday night and it was a fun, lively atmosphere. It was a little loud for easy conversation. There were a few large parties which may have been the reason for just about average service. The food was delicious, everyone seemed very happy with their choices. The eggplant parm was fabulous but it was served alone on a plate. I think it could have come with some accompaniment, even just a little garnish would have improved the look of the plate. We all agreed we would definitely come back again before our dance series subscription.
Very pleasant experience, good food and service. Perfect for pre theater.
Excellent. We really like this restaurant and it is convenient to Broad Street venues
Excellent. Food was delicious - our friends were impressed.
Service was great - thank you, Chris, for being so accommodating.
We will be back soon. Bravo!
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
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!!!!
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.
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.
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.
Very nice place for dinner cozy and small, food is good Italian fare, our waiter was attentive and service was quick. Would recommend .
Had dinner before catching a show -food was excellent and service was great. Was most impressed with the willingness to accommodate my wife being a Vegan
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.
Just went for restaurant week this Saturday night, the three courses were, salad ,pasta ,and entrée, $35, you couldn’t beat it. Service was good ,staff was friendly.I would definitely go back again.
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!
We went for restaurant week - the food was okay but definitely not worth the price
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.
We visited during restaurant week and were looking forward to an evening out. Everything was disappointing. Our waitress had an attitude. The food was mediocre and definitely wasn’t worth the money. The cheapest bottle of wine which I think was $30 was barely tolerable. I’ve drank $10 bottles that were better than what we had to choose from. Unfortunately I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to anyone. I was embarrassed that I took my out of town family to this restaurant let alone felt sick that we wasted our money and walked away feeling extremely disappointed. I guess we are spoiled with an AMAZING Italian restaurant in Lancaster.
Great meal and service during restaurant week. The Bolognese was very good and the NY Strip and Veal Saltimbocca were fantastic.
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.