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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (31)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Good for a Date (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (24)
Special Occasion (23)
Cozy (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Authentic (20)
Romantic (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Casual (14)
Business Meals (13)
Fun (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Worth the Drive (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good service
Polite servers - authentic Italian
We love going there

Tags: Casual, Fun
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The service was great. The menu was difficult to choose from. Everything sounded delicious. The escargot appetizer was excellent and so was the fettuccine with duck raging.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was very good. My husband who can not eat dairy products had some choices. the food service was very slow. We arrived about 6 pm (we were going to the theater at 8 pm) but our main course (we didn't have any appetizers, salads or cocktails) didn't arrive until close to 7 pm. We were able to get to the theater on time without rushing but we got concerned, especially since we told our waiter that we had theater tickets.

The number in our party changed from the time I made the reservation. The restaurant handled that well.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was my second visit here and I definitely would go back. I had lunch there the first time and this time was for dinner. Both times did not disappoint.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

My husband and I split the grilled calamari on greens - it was very good. My husband ordered the lamb shank and loved it. I ordered crab ravioli - also very good. The service was fair given that it wasn’t very busy. Also, the waiter should have advised that the special lamb shank offering was $38. This price point was significantly above the other dishes here, so we felt something should have been said about that. It was a surprise when the bill arrived.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We liked it and we will be back. The food was great and the ambiance pleasant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was very good and served hot. Waiter was friendly and attentive. Good choice of a variety of selections.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The staff was really great. The seating is a bit cramped, we moved tables as my super tall husband could not fit in the first table assigned to us! The hostess and wait staff was really nice, very attentive. The food portions were perfect. Food was very good, not outstanding. We would go again if going to the theater (we were going to the Academy of Music) but would not go there otherwise. I would highly recommend for the theater crowd as it is good food in a timely and friendly fashion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was our first time here. It was on a Saturday evening about 7:30p. Although the place is tiny, the bar seating is only about 6 seats total, and the noise level is moderate, the food was outstanding, and this was only topped by our waiter's excellent wine suggestion.

Will definitely be recommending, and will be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We love going to Bellini and they never disappoint! We brought friends who had just visited Italy and we discussed the wine and food of Tuscany with our wonderful waiter, Tani. We had great meals, excellent service and a wonderful evening. We will be back - and so will our friends!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The owner overbooks reservations and does not show much respect for his "guests" when telling them to be patient and wait their turn to be seated. We had theater tickets and I asked him to be honest with me as our 6:30 reservation was about to be closer to 7pm. He dismissed me, we couldn't order anything except dinner- no apps, no desserts, etc. I will not be dining here again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was very good. However we had a server with no knowledge of what was included with the meal. She was rude and condescending and wrong about the menu. She ruined what otherwise would have been a lovely evening.

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