Bellino's Ristorante Italiano - Corpus Christi

4.1
31 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sicilian
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  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Bellino's Corpus Chrisiti location features authentic Italian cuisine and an extensive list of imported Italian wines.
We offer classic dishes that are deeply rooted in Sicilian culture using only the freshest ingredients daily. Our menu offerings also highlight traditional recipes from regions throughout Italy.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sicilian, Italian, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(361) 814-8998
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Francesco Inguaggiato
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Neighborhood
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
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RL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It was very beautiful. But the food was average. At least the main course. The wine and desert was great. But the main course was not that great.

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Delightful little restaurant with better than average food. Service could be more polished.

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N
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The atmosphere was quiet & nice that's about where it stops. Had Bellinos in rockport food was much better and more selection. Went during happy hour had to ask about the specials since we were unfamiliar with them. We got the carabonara, shrimp alfredo & Veal parmesan appetizer of calamari. All the sauces were thick and gloppy needed more pasta water to thin out. We were given chicken instead of shrimp which was dry and tasteless. When we received the shrimp it was tasty and cooked well. The calamari was cooked beautifully but had no flavor except for the sauce. House wine was decent. For the price was disappointed in the flavor & execution of dishes. Wish the food was better the ambience was so nice.

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1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Very disappointing experience, from the starter tomato « soup ?» (commercial store-bought bad pasta sauce) to the almost insipid pasta and finishing with an awful instant-like tasting « expresso coffee ». Surprising because they have good reviews (or unlucky, or chef has changed??), but that was unfortunately the reality of our dinner.

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San Antonio
24 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very quaint restaurant, typical Sicilian cuisine. Had the carbonara and it was pretty good. The house Chianti, much like every traditional and authentic Italian restaurant was a perfect choice. Courteous staff. Will go back to it next time in Corpus Christi.

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AT
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had reservation for 9 to 10 people and end up having almost 15 people. The staff was great!!! Very accommodating & seated us all together. The food was prompt, hot and delicious. Everyone had a great time with delicious food. I'm from Chicago so I appreciate good Italian food and this is one of the best restaurants around. Thank you for a great time! Adrienne Tyler

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1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food. Our waitress was courteous and attentive and helpful when one of my party needed help ordering. It is small and quiet which is always a big plus.

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L
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was awesome. We had the special for Mother’s Day along with some of the regular menu items. We had the lasagna and the angel hair pasta with evoo and added shrimp. Everything we got tasted great. The fact it was Mother’s Day and we needed to add to our number going we had no problem. The waitress was very accommodating and took care of us. We will definitely go back.

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Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this little neighborhood restaurant!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Disappointing! Came to celebrate a birthday that was never acknowledged. Food was overpriced & tasteless. Won’t be back.

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LC
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Thursday Evening Farm(or Sea) to Table Menu was scrumptious! A friend and I came down from San Antonio specifically to check out the "local" menu and were not disappointed by the red drum and local vegetables. I only hope that the local menu will expand to more days of the week and to include more options from local farmers/ranchers!

The restaurant was fairly busy on a Thursday evening in Corpus Christi and we had excellent attention from our waitress, Kim. The inside is cute and strung with cafe lighting to add a lovely ambiance. Definitely recommend.

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GG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was great, the staff was amazing! We didn't appreciate the stuffy patrons that made their opinions of us loud and clear to be heard in the small bistro.

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SB
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you love Italian food, Bellino's is the place to go! Every Thursday they serve a four-course Farm to Table Dinner that is incredible. The food, the Chef, the staff are all outstanding.

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TT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Very authentic Sicilian/Italian food choices. Felt like I was back I Catania eating at a local restaurant. Will be back again soon.

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DB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One the the better talian restaurants you can dine in Corpus. Decent food and nice ambience

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JR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No wait. Food and wine were excellent. Best Italian restaurant in Corpus Christi.

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SB
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Thursday night Farm to Table tasting menu with wine pairing is one of the best meals I have had in Corpus Christi. Skip the chain restaurants and you will fall in love with Bellino's authentic Italian cuisine. We will be back many, many, more times!

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Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had never been to Bellino's before. I had read the reviews and wanted to try it out. It had a cozy atmosphere, great service, and food was very good. My kids even ate, and they are picky eaters. We were the only people with kids who where there at the time, but felt very comfortable and had a great time. We will definitely be back!

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S
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I really, really liked the mellow music. The decor is pleasant. The tables functional.
The bread was lucious. Bellino's had a special menu for New Year's Eve, and amazingly,  it was priced similarly to the normal menu, with a bit of jazzing up. Hubby had the regular Italian salad, with chicken and I had a marvelous special of homemade-tasting pasta with mushrooms and truffle oil. Since neither special dessert appealed to me enough, we skipped the sweet. It was only as we wrote the tip that I realized they offered to another table the regular dessert menu that night too. Ah well, we had had so very many desserts this trip, we needed to miss more than just this one. However, the entrees were so wonderful that maybe we missed something delicious.
The service, considering there were very few customers that early was too inept. They evidently keep to their designated area, instead of helping each other give the best service to their patrons.

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New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've been visiting Corpus Christi twice a year for the past several years and had yet to find an Italian restaurant. By chance my niece and I overheard a conversation about such a place and I had to ask. Best decision ever. It turned out to be the owner and his wife selecting gelato to add to their menu. Bellino's is authentic Italian and reminded me of my favorite place at home. Atmosphere was quaint and staff was very friendly. The energy recognized my niece and I on his rounds through the dining room. At the end of our meal he sent gelato to our table before it was on the menu. It was very much appreciated. I can't wait fir my next visit to go again. Buon appetito

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Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our first anniversary at Bellino's. We wanted the night to be special. We were not disappointed. The staff, the ambiance, the food and the service was top notch.

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Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Server was overwhelmed but was a busy night, she mixed up our order but fixed it quickly

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Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food. Best Veal I’ve ever had. The waitstaff is excellent. We will definitely be back.

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Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasteful establishment. The food and service were wonderful. It is a little small so reservations may be a good decision.

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Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing.

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Central Texas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2016
Overall 5food service ambience

The service and food are outstanding. Even though it's a small place, it's quaint and romantic unless there is a loud customer nearby. We like the Italian music, the menu options and the service. It's a nice place for a romantic dinner or quiet business dinner.

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Pittsburgh
74 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can you say fabulous? It clearly is a step above any Italian restaurant in town. We got there based on a tip & Open Table. Also, a nice wine selection.

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m
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Bellino's is a great neighborhood find. We just moved to this area and found them in October. Since then, we have been there several times and will certainly go back again. The cappelini and carbonaro are especially good and they serve warm bread and olive oil for dipping.

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Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food has tremendous flavor, much more robust than your average fair. Price is about what you expect, not an exceptional value in terms of value ratio, but good for a date night or special occasion.

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Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our food was delicious and we had great service. The food is consistently good and the service is also consistently good. A small but nice bar area. Nice selection of wine. Loved the cheese plate appetizer. I had the fish special which was drum with a ground almond crust and it was fantastic--perfect size and nicely flavored with lemon. Nice fresh crunchy salad. I would say this place is geared more for adults than children which was just what we were looking for.

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