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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Happy Holidays from Bellini Grill to you and your Family!

Bellini Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (26)
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Neighborhood Gem (22)
Cozy (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Special Occasion (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Romantic (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Business Meals (15)
Casual (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Fun (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
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Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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Late-night Find (1)
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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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Found this restaurant through an open table search.

Inside is simple and basic, the food was very good, servers were attentive and the service was well-timed. I could see how it might get tight inside on a busy night, it was starting to fill up when we left after an early reservation.

No complaints! Would definitely go back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We arrived in Philadelphia and, on our first night, our hotel concierge advised us to dine at Bellini, a great choice. Wonderful starters, good choice of wines by the bottle or glass, excellent soups, lobster raviolis, veal selections, and tiramisu and tartufo desserts, among others. If you are going to order veal, their veal is so good I would advise against fried, but other preparations that are more subtle. So, the following night we returned and, like Arlo Guthrie, had another dinner "that couldn't be beat."

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food at Bellini's is wonderful .. With great atmosphere! The service started out nicely but trickled off.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We loved our dinner at Bellini grill. We had a drink at the bar first/ while waiting for a table. Staff was very friendly and conversational. We had requested a nice, romantic table as we were celebrating our anniversary. The table was worth the wait- they sat us at a great window table - could enjoy ambiance of the restaurant but not be right in the middle of it all- very special!! The food was amazing- my husband who is not a huge red sauce fan thought his chicken parm and sauce was fantastic. Great service- never rushed and with honest recommendations. A gem of a place!!

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It has been years since we’ve been to the Belinni Grill. I’m happy we came back. They now have a full service bar, which is a nice feature. My husband and I shared the calamari salad special - the calamari was very tender. My husband had the pesce zuppa, which he enjoyed, but the portion of seafood was on the small side. I had the lobster ravioli, which I needed to send back for re-heating, but it tasted good! The space is very tight, but all in all a good meal. We’ll be going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was delicious, nice wine list. It's a bit noisy but that would not stop us from going back again! Authentic Italian with locally sourced ingredients and grass fed / free range meat and poultry. Desserts were also delicious - creme brulee and cannnoli.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Organic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A great restaurant that is convenient for the Kimmel.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our meals were delicious as usual. salmon panino very tasty. Loved the buffalo mozzarella and tomato appetizer.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The Lobster Ravioli was outstanding (and different).

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 25, 2017

What a wonderful gem. We all enjoyed our lunch. Food, server, & dining room excellent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good food with extremely solicitous service, though not overbearingly so.

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Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I have dined here several time and service and food are always good. Highly recommend.

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

Great food and lively staff, as always. The branzino is perfect and the tortelloni is the right portion.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The waiter either did not order my side dish (pasta) or the kitchen forgot to prepare it. Anyway I cancelled the pasta because I was almost finished with the main platter. The bronzino was filleted tableside and had an extraordinary amount of bones. Also the fish was overcooked and dry. The skin had been left on. I had never had filleted fish with the skin left on.
Overall, this was not up to par. We always had a delicious meal and good service on all previous visits to this restaurant.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great before the orchestra dinner!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Tables are very close. Very close.
Noise is exceptionally loud. Service is American brisk- get them in turn the tables as often as they can. Food was unremarkable.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food and sa lot of selections. Specials were very good

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great service, good food, but the decor dates! Not very conducive to splurge.
Convenient center city location.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We always enjoy our meals at
Bellini Grill. Great Italian food

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Bellini is always my go-to for occasions and to bring family and out-of-town guests. And it didn't disappoint last weekend. Great good and great service keeps me coming back often.
Thank you.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

A curious restaurant. Everything was great but the food was just so so. Am referring to Veal Parm which was ordinary but overpriced. Small portion of salmon was served with just string beans. Past to accompany would have been extra. Ambience and service excellent but price and quality not matched well. When all is said and done it's the food that matters most.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Good food good service nice place and convenient to theater

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We have been dining here ever since it opened, which must be almost 15 years. It just keeps getting better and better -- still maintaining a large and varied menu while at the same time becoming increasingly sophisticated in its approach to Italian cooking. So nice to be able to go to a restaurant where there are so many appealing choices instead of only a half dozen main dishes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great service, great atmosphere and great proportions. Food was delicious !

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Delicious, and my pockets aren't destroyed. That's enough to make me happy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Bellini grill took a last minute reservation for 16 of us. Food was great. Service was great. Appreciate them fitting us in very much!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a great meal at Bellini. I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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