Bellini's Ristorante & Bar

4.5
1529 reviews
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Great ideas often occur in the most comfortable of settings and Bellinis is no exception. With that in mind, in 2008 after discussing ideas over a bottle (or 2) of wine, the concept of Bellinis was formed. Come see why "Life is Sweet" at our place. Relax and enjoy your own glass of wine among friends and see where your discussions take you. At Bellinis OUR Passion is YOUR Food and YOUR Service.

Bellini's features 100% Prime Organic Beef, housemade pastas, veal, seafood and classic Tuscan Italian dishes. Bellini's maintains an extensive wine selection and weekly desert specials. Our bar opens weekdays at 4pm for drinks and dinner service begins at 5pm Monday to Saturday.

We have two private dining areas available for large parties. Our private dining room accommodates 20 to 25 patrons and features a 48" TV with audio visual capabilities. Our Intimate Dining room accommodates 10 to 15 patrons. Reservations are suggested.
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LP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we go to this restaurant it’s exceptional. The service is amazing, the food gets better every time, and the wine list is always superb! This is my favorite restaurant. The money is worth the food because you get so much food! We will always be coming back! Thank you Bellini’s!!!

SG
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good and portions were just right. The noise was a little loud as they seated us near the bar. We should have asked to be moved as the restaurant was not busy...except for the bar.

PH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I'm giving a yes recommendation, but those in my party will not go back. This was a birthday get together and someone in our party brought cupcakes from Edgar's (which we have done in quite a number of restaurants in the past). Our server offered plates and utensils to eat them with and then charged a $10 cake fee on the bill. We were not told of this ahead of time or we probably would have eaten them elsewhere. The person who brought the cupcakes and was charged was pretty mad about it. It's not a lot of money but it was the principal of the thing and definitely not expected since we've never paid that anywhere else before. If you need to charge a fee, so be it, but customers should be told up front so it's not a surprise on their bill.

OT
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jane was our server. Fantastic and great job.

RR
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kids leaving for college.

DM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing and the service is excellent!

MN
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our fav’s
Molly our server was great.
Nice selection of wines.
Caesar salad was fantastic as was the rest of our meal.

Bellini's Ristorante & Bar
Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you for taking time to leave your feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon! We understand you have options when dining out, and appreciate you giving us the opportunity. Sincerely, Bellini's Management

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CM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bellini’s was an unforgettable experience for my girlfriend and my family. From the food to the service, everything was perfect to a tee. We will definitely be back to continue our trek through the sophisticated but amazingly refined menu!

MP
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality food and service - romantic atmosphere - we will be back soon!

Bellini's Ristorante & Bar
Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you for taking time to leave your feedback, we look forward to serving you again at Bellini's. We understand you have options when dining out, and appreciate you giving us the opportunity. Sincerely, Bellini's

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NW
Birmingham
31 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

JL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bellinis is one of our favorites in Birmingham! Great food and service.

ER
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Bellini's to celebrate our anniversary. It was a very romantic atmosphere and the food was delicious. I had the seafood manicotti and my husband had the seafood pasta; both dishes were great with plenty of food to take home for leftovers. I had to end the meal with the bread pudding which was better than described.

Bellini's Ristorante & Bar
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you for taking time to leave your feedback, we look forward to serving you again at Bellini's! Sincerely, Bellini's Management

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was FANTASTIC. Sadly we had the worst waitress you can get. She couldn’t have been more rude even if she tried.

Bellini's Ristorante & Bar
Responded on August 1, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am truly sorry to hear you experienced this type of service during your dining experience. This type of service is inexcusable and has been passed along to my team so we can ensure it does not happen again. I know you have a choice when dining out and appreciate you giving us the opportunity. Regards, Ashley

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was fabulous, making the entire experience prefect.
The food is second to none. I can not wait for a return trip.

JC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for taking care of us! We had a great time with awesome food! 😊

KF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great and service was good as well. Only 1 complaint. I ordered an Old Fashioned. Came to the table- Twice as a watered down light colored drink. Bourbon and whiskey are dark. Whoever made the drinks for the table is either inexperienced or tried to make a different drink. Thankfully, I finally went up to the bar and met to nice ladies who introduced me to Teresa. I finally got a very good Old Fashion!! I will ask for Teresa in the future. It is very frustrating to order a drink and get something that is unrecognizable twice!

R
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 4. Everybody food was great. Except mine was salmon pistachio crusted. There was no pistachio and the worst thing it was tasted like bacon infused.

KS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious & great service! London was a very professional server and made us feel very welcome.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

- seated immediately with reservation
- outstanding service from Matthew
- food was excellent (try the crab cakes for an appetizer)
- drinks were great
- noise level moderate, but not noteworthy enough to complain like other reviews
- overall good place for a nice dinner, especially with a significant other

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Bellinis has always been a favorite for us but lately the quality of the food has deteriorated and our waitress was not friendly at all and really borderline rude

KB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner and wonderfully mixed drinks!! My ribeye was awesome and my husband had lasagna! Both were amazing!!!! I’d highly recommend Bellini’s to everyone!!

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Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We have always loved this restaurant. We were so disappointed last night. The experienced staff that had been with them for years have left. The food was mediocre. Normal portions of the past have shrunk in size. There is a new policy in place for ANY request. The charge was $2.50 for the request for the fries to be crispy. We had no idea until checking the receipt and found the charge. When we called it to the waiters attention he told us it was a new policy but would take it off. Beware. Ask questions and double check your receipt before paying.

Bellini's Ristorante & Bar
Responded on July 27, 2019

Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We don't charge for extra crispy fries. My server made a mistake and selected the wrong modifier on a new system. They selected Extra Crispy Fries which means Double Crispy Fries and for this there is a $2.50 charge. There is no new policy in place. My staff made a mistake and thankfully you pointed it out to us and we were able to correct during your visit. I do hope you will give us another opportunity to show you Bellinis is still the same.

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CI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Molly, was the best!!! Very engaging in conversation and knew the menu.

MK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much for a beautiful lunch for my husbands birthday. He turned 70 and enjoyed it very much. The bread pudding for his dessert was outstanding.

SB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

I really enjoy Italian and supporting local restaurants when traveling, but this was a let down. The prices are far too high for the quality of food. The Tuscan meatball was mooshy, the cheese on top was undercooked and the “balsamic reduction sauce” tasted like barbecue sauce. The pasta was mooshy underneath while the top was dry and crunchy, like it sat under the warmer too long. The marinara sauce was too sweet and artificial tasting. The waitress forgot to present the specials and then did not attempt rectify the situation. The filet was ordered at medium and presented at medium- rare. When cooked longer and returned, it was still medium-rare. The polenta was delicious, however. Overall, this was a complete disappointment to the point where I did not order dessert for fear of further disappointment.

S
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Seated too close to the bar! Thanks to a loud mouthed patron, could barely hear our waitress talk. Was a nuisance for our entire dinner. My wife's dinner was a different kind of lasagna never before seen. Not sure what to say about that. My risotto was overpowering and too much of it. Not enough chicken. Everything else was very good. Potential for ambiance but again, the bar patrons were boisterous and obnoxious. They need to be walled off.

Bellini's Ristorante & Bar
Responded on August 1, 2019

Thank you for taking time to leave your feedback. I am truly sorry to hear that the ambiance and some of the food was not up to our standards. Your comments have been passed along to our chef, as well as the rest of staff in order to keep an eye and ear out for anything that would disrupt dining experiences in the future. I know you have a choice when dining out and appreciate you giving us the opportunity. We hope to see you again at Bellini’s soon. Regards, Ashley

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h
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food,excellent service

DH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding.
Bread pudding great as usual.

CR
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is fast. Our waitress Molly was very attentive and knowledgeable of all the menu. She also recommended good choices! Will return.

OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything great except the veal was either over cooked or a little on the tough side.

DF
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always heard this place was great and it was. 45 minutes from my house, but totally worth the drive.

RA
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and definitely won’t be our last! The food was outstanding and the service was exceptional!! Highly recommend!

KW
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food was outstanding. We had a particularly personable waiter who talked to us about the beers and cocktails - he even sent over a waitress with more knowledge of certain beers which was nice. Aside from a table near us celebrating a child's birthday who were kind of loud, the whole evening was wonderful. Definitely recommend this restaurant!!!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We love Bellinis! Great restaurant w nice drinks, wonderful food and nice atmosphere.

R
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered pistachio salmon with side of sautée mushroom and my husband had filet mignon and they were good. Salmon was great.

JM
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We all have good days and bad days. All I can say is, the service and quality was a little off this time. Everything took longer than is should have, but it might have simply been a staffing issue. The only big issues were the serving size of grouper we got and the almost inedible asparagus. It was only 2 bites, maybe 2 oz. of fish on the seafood platter. The asparagus was like biting into a wooden stick. It was hard and stringy - so it didn’t get much attention. On the service end, the meals didn’t come out together - as in almost 10 minutes between getting the side of tough asparagus and our seafood main course. Our friends ordered steak, which were undercooked to the medium-well they wanted. It was still a positive experience this go round, but it’s usually so much better. Hopefully this visit was a fluke.

C
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was overpriced. None of us really loved what we got. It was cold and noisy . I don't think any of our party of 5 would order what we had gotten again

MH
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Bellini’s service, atmosphere, and great food for our 17th anniversary meal. We recommend Bellini’s to anyone looking for a great meal or couples looking for a quiet setting with great food and drinks.

D
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food, friendly and courteous service and pleasant atmosphere

GD
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and ambience. No complaints.

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