Bellini Grill

4.4
2463 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
"You are cordially invited to join us for an afternoon or evening of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine"
"Some of the most inspired and acclaimed Italian food in the country is served here , with innovative flavors and artful presentations making the most of all that is dintinglisht Italian , prepared by Italian born Francesco Parmisciano".
" Our goal is not only to prepare authentic and delicious dishes but also to pair them with the appropriate wine of your preference".
Our wine selections originates from the most famous winemaking regions from all over the world .

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Prepared by Italian Born Francesco Parmisciano , Bellini Serve Inspired Italian food with Innovative Flavors and artful presentation, making the most of all is distinctly Italian.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was wonderful. All our meals were delicious. Our server Alex was helpful with the dinner choices and was very attentive.

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C
Washington DC
585 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar dinner service was great. Pea soup was very good. Pollo Bellini was outstanding. Wonderful experience!

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Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second dinner at BG in a month. Staff greeted us like old friends. The menu offers a nice variety of choices for all course and the specials - house-made fish ravioli, baked fish, and lamb shanks on risotto or polenta- added to the options nicely. The execution in the kitchen was excellent. Wine list by the glass is also varied. We will return.

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K
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. I will go back more often. Great food and great hospitality. The atmosphere is very warm.

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TB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bellini Grill is my new favorite Italian restaurant. I've been twice and everything was scrumptious. The homemade papardelle and the Chilean sea bass were both home runs. Service is impeccable. It's the old-school approach of reading your mind and anticipating your needs rather than chatting you up with mindless blather. And the prices are better than other comparable high-end spots, such as Davio's. Highly recommended!

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JP
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find. At the last minute, we found Bellini on yelp and decided to give it a try. Small, intimate with a fantastic staff and incredible food. If you are in Philly, try it. But leave room for us. We will be back.

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KC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful authentic Italian restaurant! ! Best pasta I have ever had. Our waiter Mike was the best. He made sure everything was perfect and made our experience enjoyable. Compliment's to the chef!! We will definitely be back soon!!

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TG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Always a great experience!

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KM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

As always the food and service is top notch! But the table for two left a little to be desired as it was cramped and in the worst location, sandwiched between the bar and the main aisle. I would’ve expected a better seat especially going through the reservation process. But the food was fantastic as was the service and we will definitely return!

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MS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

I have been here several times before but after this experience I will not be running back. My friend ordered a pasta dish with lump crap meat. If Bellini thinks a few flakes of crab here and there are acceptable they should be ashamed. I ordered a special and it was just mediocre. The waiter also wasn’t the quality you would expect in this restaurant.

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RC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner. Service was very attentive and food was excellent.

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PG
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff made us feel special from initial greeting and coat check, seating, and through the very attentive service we received. Bread plates continually filled, butter? No problem. This was a very full Saturday evening. My sea bass was moist and perfectly cooked and topped with an interesting fennel and apple purée. Side was the best and most perfect asparagus I ever had. Arugula salad was great. The others loved their calamari and veal parm. Good coffee. Another fine meal here.

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SJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

DELICIOUS FOOD!! Thank you! The service was nice, the atmosphere so beautiful! We went for a Valentine's date and the table was cozy! Our dinners were amazing!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

While the service was good, the food was very average. Americanized Italian, I would not call it really authentic. We opted out of dessert after mediocre appetizers and main dishes, we thought it was not worth it to add extra calories. It was fine, just not really great. We would not return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Chicken parm barely had cheese, what Italian place doesn't pass out bread?

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great place. Can't wait to go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I was very let down by the food. The saltimbocca came out smothered in soggy spinach. The pasta was undercooked and the dessert portion was incredibly small and sloppy. I had high hopes for the restaurant but the only bright spot was the service.

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MF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Italian restaurant, close to thr Kimmel Center and other performance centers such as the Acadamy of Music Make a reservation since it is very busy on weekends.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The staff was very scattered. They seemed disorganized, rude, and unprofessional. We even saw a bug crawl up the wall and they brushed off the situation just saying they were sorry but that there was construction next door. The young man who sat us was very rude and did not seem like he wanted to be there. The food was pretty decent, but nothing to write home about. Regardless, I don't think I'd come again for a little bit.

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RT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good, however, it wasn't exceptional. I would certainly go back again.

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f
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I called an hour before my reservation to ask them if they could still serve us a half hour later (6:30 instead of 6). (So I called at 5.) The host said yes, but didn’t ask my name or anything, which I should have known right there was a bad sign. When we arrived at 6:30 the host acted as if I was an hour late and my table was gone. He said, “yea, you called at 5 to reschedule your Res. For a half hour later.” I said, “a half hour later than my res. Which was at 6 - so 6:30. I didn’t call to make my res. Earlier.” He looked confused. Finally, he said, wait here, so we did. Meanwhile, there was a four-top empty the entire half hour that he made us wait. At 7, we got sat at a table that just got cleared. And the empty four-top was still empty. We had to rush through our meal and skip dessert because we had a show to get to at 8. The food was good. My seafood linguini was excellent.

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PS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I would definitely recommend Bellini Grill. The food was very good and our waiter (don't remember his name, but he was #9) was excellent. Also, walking distance to the theaters which is a plus.

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C
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We told the server when we arrived at 5:30 that we had 7:30 theater tickets. After numerous apologizes/excuses - food finally arrived at 6:50. It was a shame that the food was good and probably tasted even better if we did not need to rush !!

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OT
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We LOVE Bellini! We have been dining here since the restaurant first opened in 2001, and have watched it evolve over the years. A lovely menu with a wide range of excellent entrees that are beautifully presented and served by a caring staff. A great choice for pre-theater dining, but a wonderful experience at any time.

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JW
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place exceeded our expectations. We came for dinner before a show at the Kimmel Center. Our host, Michael, was great and very patient. Made us feel at home and explained the specials thoroughly. Will definitely be back to try dessert!

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JN
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very personalized service. Food was terrific. On a day with snow squalls outside, the drinKS and service were most appreciated coupled with a great lamb dish. Always treated well here.

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B
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was extremely slow. The bill contained several errors. I called and emailed the restaurant to tell them but have not yet heard back from them.

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WR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was really good.
Only down side, tables so close together you could not move without bumping into other guests or wait staff

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DB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious as always. We've dinner here many times and this time brought 6 friends who all loved the food.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Dinner was great and service was on point, but even though we had reservations they still weren’t able to accommodate us on time. We waited at least 30 minutes to get to our table. All staff was working really hard to do their best at full capacity.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Rude server and food was average.

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d
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Started off bad when we had a 6:30 reservation but we were not seated until after 7. The host was rude and never apologized. We sat at the bar to wait for a table. Bar tenders were the only good thing about the night! Then it took 15 minutes to have our water glasses filled. We were there for restaurant week and were excited about the menu options. It was three courses: salad, second course, entree. It was a rip off because the second course was the pasta side dish and the third course was the meat/main dish. Basically they just split up one meal into two courses. The food was also not good. It was loud and tightly packed. Would not recommend.

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JL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and very friendly staff

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TJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. Waiter and other service staff were attentive but not intrusive. Very friendly and helpful. The food was beautiful in presentation and delicious in taste. Portion size was very nice - a substantial serving but not too much to eat in one meal. The atmosphere was very friendly and lively, and the sound level was good - we could hear each other talk but we could not hear other people's conversations. Overall and wonderful dining experience. We will be back

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Food was mediocre. Service started out great and ended horribly. We were asked to leave because they had a larger party coming in and needed the space. The party stood behind us waiting, each of them sitting as we each got up. The manager/owner came over very loudly and said thanks for coming, bye bye! I will never go back and I wish I would’ve read the reviews before hand as there were others that had the same experience!

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J
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

This is the second time we ate there. Both times we watched the owner greet patrons (many appeared to be first timers) enthusiastically. He said nothing to us. My husband even called him over to mention it. We were there for lunch during restaurant week. We ordered the entire meal at the same time. We waited and waited for our desserts. Finally the waiter came to apologize and say that the owner was preparing them himself. Waited some more. After another 10 minutes the waiter went and got them. Although I love the food, I won’t be back.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really good and the staff was very nice

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CW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my 1st visit to the restaurant. We enjoyed it very much. Will come again.

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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Homemade pasta a good choice; stay away from the heavily breaded chicken parmesan--tough and processed-tasting.

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RT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great pre theater dinner from the tasting menu. Every dish was wonderful and service was friendly but still polished. Would definitely return.

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