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, Jimmy or Tani or Chris.: (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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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (40)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Good for a Date (32)
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Authentic (26)
Cozy (24)
Special Occasion (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Romantic (21)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Casual (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Fun (11)
Great for Lunch (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

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)

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Lasagna was delicious and also the tiramisu. Always enjoy dinner at Bellini

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a wonderful meal, our server was fabulous and the food was great. My friends both enjoyed their meals. Our deserts were super!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was great, food, atmosphere, service and price

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (東京)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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!!!!

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Very nice place for dinner cozy and small, food is good Italian fare, our waiter was attentive and service was quick. Would recommend .

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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 on January 17, 2018

Food was great, wine was awesome. Crowded and service was a little slow but it was restaurant week so it’s ok. They also didn’t give us steak knives for our steak so it was hard to cut. Not sure if that’s a restaurant week thing or a regular thing

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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 on January 16, 2018

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 on January 16, 2018

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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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 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 12, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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 5, 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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