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

Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

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4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
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Romantic (27)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Cozy (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Authentic (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Business Meals (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Casual (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Hot Spot (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Fun (5)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Spicy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our food was awesome and the service was great. Our waitress Sam did excellent.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Marvelous specialties, fabulous drinks and service - all around THE BEST in Birmingham. My absolute favorite restaurant, and I bet you money it is/will be yours, too. Cassie's service is superior. Chef Ryan is superb and will prepare to please you!! Thank you so much. I love this place xoxoxoxo

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was bad, we sat first in front of 2 other couples, they received their food before we did even though they ordered first. As they were finishing their meals we received our entree, our food was cold. I've been here twice before and had great meals, this experience ruined this restraunt for us.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This was our first time coming to Bellini’s and it was absolutely wonderful. Everything from the drinks, to the food, to the dessert. The service was also great! We got the Beef Carpaccio as our appetizer and it was surprisingly delicious and refreshing. I highly recommend it. I had the Chicken Picatta and my husband had the Chicken Marsala. Both of us are almost all of our food, because it was so yummy. Then we shared the bread pudding and it was the best we’d both ever had! Overall everything was phenomenal. Including my Bloody Mary! We will definitely return and recommend to our friends.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was excellent. It was very busy and service was a little slow. Our waitress did a great job.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our waiter Brad was attentive, knowledgeable, friendly and professional. The food was excellent as always!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun, Local Ingredients, Casual, Cozy, Business Meals
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Communication is key but food is the reason. We had grouper tacos at the bar - 2 not 3 like the other duck and shrimp ones. Didn’t know. They should say at order. Manager agreed the new creation of red cabbage should be put on it to give it the zing and value needed to justify the kinda pricey price of $24 at happy hour. It was perfect with the cabbage.
Major fault was new bartender actually poured liquor and attempted to make the Bellini signature chocolate martini without chocolate (ran out). WHAT??? So not believing that. Ding. Missed Ally so much; she is THE BEST BARTENDER and was off.
Still love y’all anyway. But, the gals DEFINITELY are better servers than the guys. SORRY. 🌹

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Never disappoints. Worth the drive out 280 for sure. Atmosphere is great, lots of variety on the menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything was great as usual. We were near the bar so the noise level was a bit high!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We did not enjoy our meal. My husband and I ordered different things but both were extremely bland. We ordered drinks, dinner, ate, and paid the check all within an hour. We had a babysitter so we're hoping for more of an evening out than a quick dinner. Will not go back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 13, 2017

As always - a great place to eat - we enjoyed our meal and conversation with old friends

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

I too just my parents and MIL here for dinner Friday night. We had a WONDERFUL time! Featured 25% Italian red and white wines and 3 dishes. The only one of the three we tried was a grouper and bratwurst feature which was great! We had the charcuterie appetizer and particularly loved one of the three cheeses, although we forgot to ask what it was. :) the two most notable things about the restaurant were the WHITE CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING *drools* and our server, Brad! He knew all there was to know about the menu, the wine list, and we are so glad he pushed the bread pudding on us. Best decision we've ever made. I will defitely be back! My only complaint is that I had to refresh my opentable app every 5 minutes to wait for someone to cancel their reservation so I could have their table :)

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Bellini's came highly recommended from more than one friend, so we had high expectations. The decor was attractive and welcoming, and we were seated in a side room with only four or five tables with at most four other diners. (There were several diners in other parts of the restaurant and outside on the patio.) Unfortunately we had trouble with conversation as it was too noisy...even in a side room--due to a couple overly joyful and loud diners seated nearby at the bar. My husband and I each had simple dishes --veal parm and chicken parm-- and were surprised that neither was exceptional. Too my astonishment I bit into a crab claw (yes) that was unexpectedly in my pasta sauce. The service was excellent as was the wine list, and these are the things that salvaged the rating.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It’s was a great experience all around. The ribeye was impeccably cooked with the perfect amount of char. We had a blast!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Healthy
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 27, 2017

I was so impressed with Bellini's. Everything was great! I had the Veal Tuscana-highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Its a hit or miss with this place - have been here a ton of times in the last 2 years. My meal this week was poor, the fish was chewy and overcooked. The service was poor as I expect better when you come to a place like this. My recommendation is to sit at the bar and order the bar food.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Fabulous atmosphere, service and food.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Not cheap, but a very nice meal as always. We have never been disappointed by the food, and Samantha (Sam) took great care of us.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was outstanding. The place is loud. Server was awesome but just didn't come around to see if we needed anything.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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