Villa Bellini Restaurant & Lounge

4.7
997 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
The newly renovated Villa Bellini Restaurant & Lounge is proudly located on a piece of property in existence since 1929. The latest creative renovations respectfully enhance the historical atmosphere of the building and welcome you with a warm and comfortable ambiance. Upon entering you'll feel a real “Taste of Italy in Clearwater”!
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OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as always the best Italian restaurant in the area. The food is phenomenal. Thank you Villa Bellini

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WD
Tampa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal Italian food, service, and atmosphere. Tutto Bene

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SS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with delicious food and always good service.

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E
Tampa
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and wonderful meal. We were a bit fussy with our wine choice...tasted a few and didn't like them so our waiter brought us something he thought we would enjoy and we loved it.

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Extremely disappointed unfortunately. We had never been so we decided to go on Mother’s Day. The ambiance is very nice, beautiful architecture inside, wait staff were very pleasant but the length of time and food quality made the bad outweigh the good, especially with the costs of the plates. We took in account that it was Mother’s Day and busy, but to wait almost 2 hours for your food is unacceptable. We will try it again on a normal day, but we’re disappointed to be unfulfilled on Mother’s Day.

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K
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mother’s Day Celebration ever. Everything was magical. Thanks to all staff.

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SB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great customer service... really loved this place ..

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day free rose

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d
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had an 11:45 AM reservation Mother's Day for brunch, however the only menu offered was the dinner menu. It was disappointing for many in our party who were anticipating brunch. The service was excellent and the food was good as well, considering we had to eat dinner at noon.

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JP
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I went for a romantic dinner with my girlfriend. Wait staff was affable, knowledgeable, and attentive. The food was perfectly cooked and well presented. We had the tiramisu for desert and the presentation and taste was amazing. All in all this was a great experience!! Can’t wait to come back

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MD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the best experience ever in a restaurant. I recommend 100 %

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j
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are never disappointed with villa Bellini. Food is great, service is great, drinks are great. You must have the tiramisu, made at the table for you. The best you ever will have.

Thank you Aldo for the great service, as always.

JAK

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FF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome experience everything was first class the service was great told them we were on a time limit since we were heading to a show and we’re stuck in traffic they were very accommodating the food was fantastic and we will definitely return and not be in a hurry so we can really enjoy the experience 👍

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, atmosphere and service.

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K
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love food and atmosphere. Really nice restaurant in Clearwater.

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K
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La mejor elección para disfrutar de un buen restaurante italiano. Mi esposo eligió Eggplant parmigiana y yo una ensalada Cesar para comenzar. Luego como plato fuerte Ossobuco y pasta a la boloñesa. Todo realmente fantástico. Para terminar pedimos un tiramisù que fué preparado en la mesa y una torta caprese. El lugar divino! Definitivamente no veo la hora de regresar

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C
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we were greeted by the hostess to the serving of our dessert, our guest and I felt like family. Sydney, our server, was one of the best that we have had in quite awhile. The manager was very thoughtful and inquired about our dining experience several times.
The 3 appetizers that we ordered; calamari, bufala, and the charcuterie were all done to perfection. Our entree’s of Pasta, fish and steak were delicious and beautifully presented.
This restaurant is a true area treasure.

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K
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere, authentic Italian food, excellent service.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After going here for the first time with my husband. I use my husband's open table account to make the reservation for me and a friend from work. We had an amazing time enjoying everything so much. The food, service and atmosphere was amazing! It's such a beautiful building.

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MP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Second time dining here. The portions are generous, the quality and presentation excellent, however, this time the flavor was slightly underwhelming. The wines were excellent, the two we tried. Quite superb. The dessert special was varied and unusual, quite delicious. Overall, though, a bit pricey. $48 for a veal entrée that lacked in flavor. $26 for a steak entrée that was also similarly unremarkable. The ambience and noise levels were decent, acceptable, quite suitable for formal dining or special occasions. The service was excellent, very attentive and responsive. Our server was very helpful. Taking time to explain the history and details of each dish or wine, enquiring if everything was acceptable, but yet not intrusive and remaining respectful of our privacy. All in all an enjoyable experience but slightly over priced. They could reduce quantities somewhat and the prices to make it much better value.

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ED
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent authentic Italian cuisine, ambiance. Worth the price. From a native Italian visitor.

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Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited here for Easter. We had an excellent lunch with a great champagne and dessert cart for service. The service. Was outstanding! My son loved the Mac and cheese too.

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OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best Italian restaurant we have tried in Florida
Good food
Nice service
Beautiful restaurant

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A
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was fantastic! Food and service was excellent!

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RM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Aldo I believe was his name, amazing. All of the wait staff work together as a team. Chef Alexandra was super. This was by far one of my best dining experiences. It was relaxing. They don’t rush you through dinner. They pour the wine perfectly. Just a wonderful restaurant experience.

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R
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is terrific and ask for Sidney and she'll take go care of you

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K
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful.

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M
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is beautiful! However, it was very cold and noisy. Our server and others were very good and helpful. I was disappointed in the (new) menu. I say that because I have been there before. I felt the new chef is trying to be too gourmet. This, of course, is my opinion. I like good food. It need not be fancy or gourmet. There were not too many options on the menu for my personal taste. I don’t think many people here in the US think of meatballs made with lamb.
My partner for dinner enjoyed the dinner which was a mixed seafood served over risotto. So, I would have to say you must try before you decide if it is for you. My taste is for simple but good. I believe my dinner partner would go back. I would not. If you are someone who enjoys gourmet dining, you may like this restaurant. So try and decide for yourself.

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K
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for business meeting.

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Y
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Entrees were excellent - veal saltimboca, pasta for the teenagers - wild boar and combo fish. Our waiter, Henry, made the evening a most enjoyable one! His professional demeanor, sincere attentiveness, combined with a most pleasant personality, were greatly appreciated.

Noise level is always a serious consideration when I choose your restaurant. Luckily (for us) table next to us was empty.

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OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant!!! We have another spectacular experience like always! Thank you very much for make us feel at home chef Alessandro! Congratulations for the amazing change, every time is better than before.. very good job everybody! 👏

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CM
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cydney was a terrific and attentive server and the food was as delicious as the presentation was beautiful. Excellent meal.

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Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time is better and better!!!
We really love Villa Bellini is the best Italian restaurant of the area
The service was very on point
The food so good
I am 100% Italian and this is a TOP Restaurant

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!!! Opera day!!

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K
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great atmosphere and wonderful food.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Our service wash fantastic. Our server was Mary. She was efficient and knowledge. She explained menu items very well.
Two of our party requested that no asparagus be included in their entrees. Both requests were overlooked by the kitchen staff. When the corrected dishes arrived they were not warm. The ceasar salads were excellent and the other entrees were delicious.

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K
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening. Opera night best show with an authentic Italian food

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KB
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service and a great place to have a nice conversation!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday before a show at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The interior was cozy but ornate, the waiter was full of charisma and was a huge help, and brought us lots of smiles. Oh, and the food was delicious, too! We will definitely be coming back.

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Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice restaurant, great waiter. Bread which is made in house was ok. There were four of us. Three of us had good meals, one did not. We were told they would fix that, which they sort of did. Instead of removing the meal(34.00) off the bill they took off a salad(10.00). Not the best of solutions. Will probably go back but no for a while.

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