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.
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.
280 and 119
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bellini's Ristorante & Bar Ratings and Reviews
Love that their corkage fee is $15! Egg ...
Love that their corkage fee is $15! Eggplant parmasean was great. My husband had fettuccine and they added scallops upon request
Great atmosphere and the bread pudding i ...
Great atmosphere and the bread pudding is to die for!
It was a good experience. The portion s ...
It was a good experience. The portion sizes were good. This would be a good place for a date night. However, if it's busy, it could be rather noisy.
Our food was not at all what we expecte ...
Our food was not at all what we expected I had the redfish schnitzel it was fried with heavy crust and the menu stated pan seared was overcooked the grouper my husband had was not even a dinner size portion even half the size of my palm. Very disappointed for it being our Anniversary dinner. The waitress, however, was very attentive and did an excellent job and the wine was about the only thing we did enjoy!
Eggplant Parmesan was tough and chewy. R ...
Eggplant Parmesan was tough and chewy. Rigatoni was very good. Tiramisu was delicious.
We have eaten many times at this restaurant and always found it to be absolutely wonderful. On this occasion however, we noticed that many things had changed. The $45 porterhouse steak was very tough and almost inedible. The portions were half the size they were previously with no change in pricing. They even changed the ingredients of some of their best standards which no longer looked appealing. We were so disappointed in our meal that we will most likely not return again.
We had a spur of the moment chance to hang out with some special friends who are often out of town. We had not made any reservations and it was almost 5:00 pm. We pulled up Open Table and Bellini's had some options after 8:00 pm ... perfect for us! From the minute we got there until we left, it was absolutely fabulous. Courteous staff, fantastic food, atmosphere was quiet and relaxed, just a wonderful place. We may have overstayed our welcome since we weren't paying any attention to time - when we looked up, there were no other customers in the place and the bar stools were already put away. The staff never acted like we should leave, nor gave us any "looks". LOL! It was a fantastic time - we will definitely go again and hopefully much earlier so we can stay longer!
Food, service and atmosphere always grea ...
Food, service and atmosphere always great. Sam the waitress was fantastic.
Excellent Food Strange Presentation
Seated immediately in main dining room as requested. Excellent waiter. Ordered crab cakes and came with greens so didn't order a salad. Chef prepared Veal Picatta which isn't on the menu and has done this for me numerous times. However, this time had a very strange presentation in that a small amount of pasta came out in a very large, deep plate, the sauce and mushrooms came in a small separate bowl with no capers and the breaded and fried veal was on a third plate! Usually, all three are together on one plate with the sauce, mushrooms and capers poured over the veal cutlets. This presentation detracted from my usual enjoyment of this dish. The three crab cakes were delicious and were arranged in a circle with greens in the middle- very nice! Were given plenty of fresh, grated Parmesan as usual. Maybe a new chef accounted for the strange presentation and I guess I will have to specify how it should be done next time. Lastly, I had a gift card and the waiter handled it discreetly and efficiently.
It was our anniversary dinner and we wer ...
It was our anniversary dinner and we were so fortunate to have celebrated it at Bellini's! Brittany was our server. She was polite, cheerful and so nice. The other staff was also pleasant and efficient. I can't describe how wonderful the crab cake appetizer, charred Caesar salad, crab and shrimp manicotti were for dinner. However, the white chocolate bread pudding was extraordinary! A truly memorable and special meal that my husband and I will always remember! We can't wait to go back again.
Great Graduation Dinner
Our group was celebrating a graduation dinner last night, and we had a fantastic time at Bellini's. The hostess, bartender, and our waiter were so nice and helpful, and the service was great. Everyone loved their food. We all sampled what others were having, and everything was delicious! The atmosphere is great too--beautiful and cozy, and not too loud. Towards the end of our dinner, our graduate looked around and said, "I love this place." We'll definitely be back.
enjoyed the atmosphere, service was also ...
enjoyed the atmosphere, service was also very good.
Food was good, however veggie lasagna no ...
Food was good, however veggie lasagna not the best I have ever had, too much ricotta cheese and not enough veggies. Overpriced for what you get. The back room they put us in was very noisy! We have been many times and will continue to go since we consider it our "neighborhood go-to place".
Bellini's for lunch
Overall, great experience. We ordered a hamburger to be cooked well done, and it arrived at the table under-cooked. Our waitress took care of the issue, and within 10 minutes, we had a well-done hamburger.
Second time at Bellini's and just as enj ...
Second time at Bellini's and just as enjoyable. Our server, Jade, was very helpful and the dining room staff seemed to be on top of everything, even before being asked. Food was delicious and served piping hot. Fantastic desert as well. We traveled from Gadsden, about a hours drive, to dine at Bellini's and will do so again. I do recommend reservations. We dined on a Tuesday evening and to our surprise, they were busy. Not standing out the door busy but busy. Might have been some folks from the Regions Golf tourney. Great evening!
Great evening. Food was delicious!! The ...
Great evening. Food was delicious!! The service was right on target!!
Bellinis has superb food and a wonderful ...
Bellinis has superb food and a wonderful atmosphere. It is an outstanding restaurant.
My husband and I were very impressed wit ...
My husband and I were very impressed with the obvious talent of the chef. It is hard to find authentic Italian in the deep South, but Bellini's did a great job of satisfying our palates. We will be returning!
This was our first dinner at the restaur ...
This was our first dinner at the restaurant and we completely enjoyed it. We had reservations and got seated quickly. We all ordered a pasta dish, and they were all wonderful! The bread and olive oil dipping wasn't great, but all of the dishes were fabulous. The waitress seemed to be new at her job and a little uncomfortable, but did an ok job. We will definitely go back!
Our server had to be told three times th ...
Our server had to be told three times that we were not ready to have our plates removed. Seemed in a huge hurry, but the place was half empty. $14 for a Manhattan is ridiculous. Food was great though.
Good, not great.
Nothing at Bellini's was truly bad, but nothing was great. The restaurant is small and quaint. Our server was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. We ordered the crab cake appetizer. The presentation was very nice, but the crab cakes were heavily breaded, which lessened their appeal. My companion ordered the filet and the jalapeno mac and cheese. The filet was ordered rare, and was delivered medium, and had to be sent back. The mac and cheese was very good, and by far the best dish ordered. I had a grouper special, served over risotto. The fish was well cooked, but the entire dish lacked flair and flavor. The bill for 2 entrees, an appetizer and four moderately priced glasses of wine was $130 before gratuity. Again, it wasn't a bad meal, but for the price I can think of half a dozen restaurants I would visit before returning to Bellini's.
A good meal with good service
We enjoyed our meal at Bellini. The small dining room on the right is the best area to dine in the restaurant.
I have never been disappointed at Bellini's.
Food is amazing. Wine list is extensive. Setting is great for talking with your guests.
Great Italian. Service needs work.
There were 7 people in our group with an 8:30 reservation on Saturday night. Before being seated, some of our party ordered a pizza and some drinks at the bar. The pizza was incredible. Once seated, I ordered another pizza to be a shared appetizer. The server informed me that bar food wasn't served in the dining room. This seems flatly ridiculous to me. If you're proud enough to serve it ten feet away at the bar, why not serve it to a paying customer in the dining room? Charge me double for a "dinner" pizza if you want to be snobby about the dining room. We're at Bellini's. It's not like money is the hang-up. But don't tell me "You can't have the dish you want." For an entree I had the beef tenderloin meatballs and linguine. Absolutely delicious. Another member of our party had the filet, which turned out to be pretty lackluster. My tip would be to stick with the Italian, pasta-based dishes. As we were finishing our entrees it became clear that the staff was trying to wrap things up for the night. Nobody in the group opted for dessert, as we got the distinct impression that we had worn out our welcome. When we received our checks, there was a 20% gratuity added. Rather than enjoying dessert and a few more drinks, and leaving the extra tip that accompanies a satisfactory dining experience, we paid and left. Maybe I will eat here again with a smaller group and an earlier reservation. The Italian was great. The restaurant just didn't seem very customer focused.
We love Bellini's! I always want to try ...
We love Bellini's! I always want to try something new but, I always end up getting the pistachio encrusted salmon because I love it so so much! Pastel Formaggio is an amazing appetizer and we love the wedge salad! I have really enjoyed everything about Bellini's, great service, atmosphere, and very consistent!
Yummy as usual! Tried the Shrimp Amalfi ...
Yummy as usual! Tried the Shrimp Amalfi again at lunch. Better than I remember. Colleague had the sliders with sweet potato fries. I was most jealous.
Bellini's has excellent food and service ...
Bellini's has excellent food and service. My whole family loves to eat there.
Really good but it has been better...
My wife and I ate here for her birthday last week. We have been many times before and always have a good meal. The arancini that we order as appetizer was great and highly recommend. I ordered the black and white pasta, which was a special for the night, and my wife ordered Chicken Parmesan. The black and white was very good in the butter sauce but there just was not enough to make a meal. The portion size was definitely lacking for the price that I paid. My wife's Chicken Parmesan was good, but she said it tasted like the noodles were really under cooked and a little to al dente for her liking. The service we had was great and we will likely go back again. I think we just caught them on an off night.
I purchased a coupon for this restaurant knowing it would be on my radar. I had read all the articles about it and heard positive reviews. The ambiance was lovely. Our waiter really tried to rush us from the moment we sat down, asking us for drinks mere moments after we sat, and then coming up again perhaps a minute later, asking if we wanted appetizers, and we hadn't even decided on our wine selection. When we asked for more time, he finally gave it to us, but again, tried to force appetizers. I really have trouble with what is considered a high-end place asking us like that. I ordered the shrimp and grits at the waiter's recommendation, and my companions ordered a seafood risotto and the veal Parmesan. The shrimp were cooked to perfection and there were a lot of them, but the grits were tasteless and had absolutely no texture. My friend likened it to cream of wheat. The Veal Parmesan was delicious. The seafood in the risotto was again cooked perfectly, the scallops especially, which are quite easy to overcook. But the rice was again somewhat without taste and was overdone. Risotto should have a little bite. This was mushy. All in all, it was just an OK experience. Still glad I had the opportunity to try it.
Another great date night
We have been to Bellinis several times and have never been disappointed. Drinks and diner were great as always and the waitress was very helpful. One of our favorite date night spots.
Very nice and great atmosphere. Food wa ...
Very nice and great atmosphere. Food was excellent!
This was our first time there. The food ...
This was our first time there. The food was great and staff were very helpful. We will be back soon!
Great restaurant! Nice wine list. Waitress recommended wines based on your entree. I had the special which was a filet sitting on top of pimento cheese mixture! Delicious!!!
Food and service were both wonderful! An ...
Food and service were both wonderful! And reasonable prices. Definitely will be back in the future!
Yearly Anniversary Dinner
Love the atmosphere, food and attention. Third year to celebrate here. We go for special occasions.
Nice ambiance for adults, our servers ve ...
Nice ambiance for adults, our servers very accommodating, and the cuisines were amazing.
Not worth the money.
Seafood Medley had more pork than seafood. Still a tasty dish, yummy risotto. Calamari appetizer (recommended by the waiter) was a little rubbery. Tiramisu was overpriced. Although the ambiance is nice, not much privacy/intimacy. Mediocre food for high prices. Girls who answered the phone were very friendly and service was great.
Our first time at Belinis and the food and ambience was great. Our server was very attentive and friendly. My only complaint would be that the food took quite a while to arrive at the table(like over and hour to receive our entrees after we were seated). However, once it arrived it was delicious and beautifully presented. The red velvet cheesecake was amazing. We will definitely return.
Bellini's Ricotta Gnocchi is my new favorite dish. The Fettuccine Alfredo is my favorite Fettuccine around. I recently tried the Gnocchi for the first time, and i can't wait to get it again. The sauce that comes withe Gnocchi is perfect for the Gnocchi, and i could see using that particular sauce on other entrees as well. We have had the pleasure of having Jade as our server multiple times, and she always seems to show up at our table at the perfect time. She is always friendly, and makes us feel welcome. You have the try the White Chocolate Bread Pudding. It is the best tasting dessert we have found. We cannot go there and not order it. It is indescribable.
Bellini's was absolutely fantastic. The ...
Bellini's was absolutely fantastic. The food is always very good. For some reason our table always ends up with a server who either forgets about us or has too many tables...though the staff is very friendly. Either way, the food is good enough to make up for any wait we had to deal with. Bellini's is the best Italian and one of my favorite restaurants in Birmingham and I say that with confidence. The Mediterranean chicken was amazing!
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