About Bellini's Ristorante & Bar

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.

6801 Cahaba Valley Rd. Suite 106
Birmingham, AL 35242
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Italian, Dessert

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am to 2pm, Saturday 11am to 3pm & Bar Menu 3pm to 5pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Bar Opens at 4pm Daily for Happy Hour Specials.

Cross Street:
280 and 119

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(205) 981-5380

Website:
http://www.ourbellinis.com/

Entertainment:
Bar features either concert DVD's or sporting events on a 48" Big Screen TV. Main Dining area features light jazz and classical italian music.

Catering:
For catering services please call 205-502-7272.
Our catering services include: Party trays Executive meals Hot and cold buffets Corporate gift cards Full audio visual services Corporate dining accounts Food and Wine pairing dinners On-premise and off premise catering available at all metro area facilities Custom menu’s for pre-selection of wine and food.

Executive Chef:
Ryan Zargo

Private Party Facilities:
Bellinis features two private rooms. Our largest room will hold up to 30 people and has audio visual capabilities. Our smaller room will hold up to 16 people.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bellini's Ristorante & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.6

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (16)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Bellini’s has been my family’s choice for special occasions several times now and we have never been disappointed. The food is amazing and service impeccable. Our server, Brad, was very attentive and made sure our experience was memorable.

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 4 days ago

Food is always cooked to perfection and drinks were wonderful! The bread pudding is always to die for. Look forward to coming back

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Just as good as last time and Ashley was the perfect hostess! This is a gem and we are glad we found it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was really good. The fried crab claw appetizer was a great way to start. The Manhattan from the bar was one of the best I have had. The one thing that set this experience apart was our waitress Jade. She was knowledgeable, sweet, and really took care of us. Overall, the whole experience was delightful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

We had the marbled pork chop over fennel risotto. Excellent! Great wine list.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

My husband, our 3-year old daughter and I all LOVED Bellini's! The food was outstanding, the service was amazing, and the ambiance was very nice and cozy. The lasagna, shrimp & polenta, and the white chocolate bread pudding were absolutely delicious! We all agreed, we just found a new favorite restaurant!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

This place always delivers an excellent meal and experience. Food and service are always top notch and i would highly recommend anyone to try this place. Its a favorite of mine and my wifes!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Brad was our server and he and the food were both reasons we continue to go to Bellini’s. This place has some of the best food and service you’ll find anywhere in Birmingham. From the appetizers, cocktails, entrees, and that white chocolate bread pudding that they’re known for, this place never disappoints. Highly recommend reservations several days out as they’re always packed. Great job Brad and Bellini’s team as always. We will be back!! Thank you!!

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Lunch with old friends.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife and I always enjoy our dining experience at Bellini’s

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always a consistently good restaurant. The food was excellent as well as the server & wait staff.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I’ve been there a few times and this visit was a little subpar given the past. The waiter wasn’t bad, but he wasn’t very attentive. I ordered the ribeye and it was just okay. The veggies were mushy and the twice baked potato was over cooked. One of my friends had to sent his medium well steak back because it was rare, like still mooing. I tried my wife’s crusted grouper and it was really good. I enjoyed the crab claws and the highlight of the evening was the Bellini oysters, amazing.

All and all, I like the restaurant and most visits are excellent. I think I would choose the crusted filet over the ribeye in the future.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always a great place for a good lunch or dinner. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food and great service. Highly recommended.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Loud, loud, loud! Couldn’t hear our group of 4 talk! Food and service were excellent, however at almost 100.00$ each, just not a place to dine with more than two!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We always get excellent service with Brad as our waiter and the food is always incredible! Our steaks were cooked perfectly! Thank you Brad and Bellini’s for a great date night :)

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent food and service! This is a gem in the Shelby County area!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food, atmosphere and waitress were all fantastic for the most part. Our only negative was a mild one. My wife is a vegetarian and went especially for the ravioli. It was very bland. No real flavor at all. This definitely wouldn't keep us from going back.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It was super. Food was excellent and service was great!

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Never disappointed. Food was great. My granddaughter and I enjoyed our special time together.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Superb restaurant. Reallly cares about clients . The food is delicious and consistent. The servers are friendly, and give great service without being intrusive to the table, even while busy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Authentic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Best lunch in Birmingham

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great! Unbelievable food great service! Yum!!! .....................😊

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Cozy
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our meal. Food was delicious: we had the fried cheese appetizer, vodka penne, veal parm, and chocolate cake. Our server, Brad, was helpful in choosing wine and menu choices. The price was absolutely reasonable. Thanks for a delightful evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food and service is always excellent , the Cesar salad and white chocolate pudding are amazing

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 19, 2017

As always we had a good meal with excellent service. We loved our waiter, Ashley.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

With a reservation, we were seated immediately. Ample portions. Salad was big enough for two as were the entrees. We had enough for lunch the next day and more. Three of us had pasta dishes. Two of those could have had more red sauce. Wasn't enough for me or my husband. He got the spaghetti and meatballs. Meatballs were delicious and huge. My eggplant dish was very good but did need more sauce. Next time I will request more. A great find for our out of town guests. Will return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Good food but the table next to us was a business dinner and very loud. I couldn’t hear my friends across the table from me. We were disappointed bc it was my son’s Birthday and he was really looking forward to the dinner with us his parents and his girlfriend of 5 months

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was very good. Wide variety of Italian offerings, as well as a bona fide steak menu. We had pasta - linguine with meatballs for me and papardelle bolognese for my wife. Servings are generous. Expect to take some home. The only negative was the noise. The table beside us was beyond loud. They were screaming and howling so loudly that we could not have a conversation at our table. When a table is out of hand, management needs to politely step in for the sake of the other diners.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wait staff was incredible and will ask for her area again next time we go

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The ambience was that of a warm place to dine away from the cool evening outside. On entering the building, guests are greeted by a large, warmly lit bar. As we had reservations, we were quickly seated in a tiny side room that looked on to the bar but was otherwise unadorned and bare. The wall within arms length behind me was made of what felt like some kind of cheap plastic imitation of stucco, while the wall that separated us from the bar was made of brick.

The waiter, while not rude, was deliberate in pressing for the expensive items (appetizers, a bottle of wine, and desert after the meal) and eager to make suggestions and get things going. We were not rushed through our meal, but to his credit, he was efficient. Judging from the prices on the menu, I expected carefully curated entrées with expert knowledge from the waitstaff; it was not to be.

We skipped the appetizers and ordered a couple of wine glasses. The warm bread was a meager ration although delightful and the entrée portions surprisingly generous.

When our order arrived, it was somewhere between merely good and very good, yet at $30 - $50 for menu selections, whose quality was on par with Seasons 52 or Cheesecake Factory, the items were overpriced.

If I return, it will not be frequent. I chose this place for variety. While I would like to rave about the place, I can't bring myself to do it. It was good, but it was not that good that I would want to hurry back. All together, my wife and I had three wine glasses and two entrées. Adding a 15% tip, we walked out $118 lighter.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always a great meal at this restaurant. Really good beer and wine selection but no draft at this time. There is something for everybody on this menu. But, you have to try the bread pudding for dessert. Best ever!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Celebration night with neighbors. Food and service was outstanding. Jade did a great job for us. Noise from the bar was a bit overwhelming at times. Otherwise a great evening. We’ll be back soon.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Jalapeño Mac and cheese is to die for! My husband loves the Veal Parmesan. Everything was fantastic!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Delicious food. Sat in a curtained off side area so very cozy. And the red velvet cheesecake for dessert was the cherry on top.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was excellent. One of the best steaks we have had! The bread pudding was also fabulous!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Brad was awesome - we always have excellent service!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Bellini's is one of our favorite date night spots. The food and service is always exceptional.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Noise level was astronomical and food was cold and the wait was to long..

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Overall excellent experience . Seated immediately for reservation and everything was great.

Tags: Great Beer, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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