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Bellini's Ristorante & Bar

6801 Cahaba Valley Rd. Suite 106, Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 981-5380
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Ranked #21 of 906 restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 280 and 119
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English first
Atlanta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I wanted to take mhy co-workers to a nice Italian Resturant in Birmingham. I tried two before this one and they were either booked or closed so we went with Bellini since it had good reviews. The only thing that I can say was the wine was good. The food was bland, no one finished their meal. Huge disapointment!

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bellinisristorante, Owner at Bellini's Ristorante & Bar, responded to this review

I am extremely disappointed to hear about your recent visit to Bellinis. My kitchen and my servers failed to provide you the level of service they were trained to provide. We pride ourselves in providing our guest with the highest level of food and service. I have sent you a separate email and would like to hear more about your... More

Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This restaurant is amazing. The food is top notch, service excellent and the martinis are incredible. We come here a lot and often sit at the bar for dinner. The carpaccio appetizer is beyond exceptional.

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Mobile, Alabama
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant never fails my high expectation since our first weekend trip a couple of years ago. We manage to get back to the city once every three to four months and we always dine at Billinis!!! Outstanding !!! One in a million!!! A must!!

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Local place that is small quaint and dark. Few of the patrons that were older asked for a flashlight. Our waiter was excellent along with the rest of the staff from clearing plates to making sure the water glasses were full. Started with the wedge salad that was excellent. It is large so you may want to share. Great presentation... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We live in Vestavia and usually don't venture that far down 280 for lunch or dinner, but man is it worth the short drive. Everything was superb, from the atmosphere to the staff and let's not forget the food. The chef created culinary masterpieces that still make my mouth water weeks later. The bread pudding is not to be missed.

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Pensacola, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I would recommend the Wood Grilled Caesar Salad ($8) & the Sautéed Spinach ($4). They are both excellent. The bread is sad. Bellini's, please change this! It's ok to be different, but this does not work. Stay away from the Margarita Pizza ($10) and the Rigatoni alla Romano ($15). The pizza had too much cheese and sauce. Only ate half... More

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Sylacauga, Alabama
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221 reviews 221 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

this is a neighborhood place, not very big, and lots of regulars are there every night. it's one of my favorite places in Birmingham because the service is very good, the food is excellent, the wine list is adequate, but they aren't snobs about it. the bar menu has duck tacos, but if you ask, they'll also serve them at... More

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Tuscaloosa AL
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Good fish and steak, good service, good wine. It's a fairly small place, and gets crowded, so get reservations, easy to do online. Might be less crowded during the week. I especially liked the crabcake appetizer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

I went to Bellinis searching for any good place to have dinner, the food is awesome but unfortunately I didn't know that I should make a reservation to get a table, so the only option was to stay at the bar with the full dinner service

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Birmingham, Alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I live close to this restaraunt and I visit it frequently, not because it is close by but because the food is some of the best in the city and the service is generally excellent. Whatever you order, save room got the bread pudding. It is absolutely the best. Make a reservation.

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