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Bellini's Ristorante & Bar

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6801 Cahaba Valley Rd. Suite 106, Birmingham, AL 35242 (280 and 119)
(205) 981-5380
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, romantic atmosphere

Had the Scopetini Chianti, Tuscany; the "Our Martini"; and the Penne Chicken Alla Vodka (not a huge portion) Good appetizers: Jalapeno Mac & Cheese, Calamari All excellent choices! - Heard they have excellent Seafood Paella and Eggplant Parm also!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
DiverseReviewer47
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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B'ham
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

I used to love this place during the first few years it was open, but I've noted subtle changes that have taken it from a five star down to a two. The bread is different... kind of a generic variety white loaf, sliced. Sometimes stale. It used to be 100% better. And the dipping oil with herbs also used to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Had the Scopetini Chianti, Tuscany; the "Our Martini"; and the Penne Chicken Alla Vodka (not a huge portion) Good appetizers: Jalapeno Mac & Cheese, Calamari All excellent choices! - Heard they have excellent Seafood Paella and Eggplant Parm also!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Tonight was our first visit to Bellini's and we were very pleased! Our server was very attentive and knowledgable about the menu. Everyone in our family loved their meal. The standout dish was the pistachio encrusted wild salmon! This is hands down one of the best salmon dishes I have ever had! It is totally unexpected and prepared in a... More 

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

Thank you very much for the review. We are very pleased to hear that you had a positive experience dining at Bellinis Ristorante, and we hope to see you again in the very near future. Thanks again! More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

For me, this is a local Restaurant and bar, so I like to frequent it - went there today for lunch. I had the 6 oz fillet beef tips, served with parmesan mashed potatoes. Yummy! It was as close to gourmet as you can get.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went to celebrate a friend's 30th Birthday. The food was absolutely phenomenal. Out of eight people with different dishes, we were all pleasantly surprised by both the presentation and the taste! I don't visit Birmingham often, but the next time I'm there, I'll definitely stop by again. I will say, I don't know much about the demographics of the... More 

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Chattanooga, TN
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

....what an amazing disappointment. Great service, great drinks but frankly very bad food. Oysters were old, bread was stale, olive oil was like Crisco, and Chicken Marsala sauce tasted like sugar ? Replacement filet good but sauce was sweet and sour ....say what ? They need an overhaul in kitchen.

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

Thank you very much for your review and thank you for bringing to our attention your sub par experience at Bellinis. We will use this information to help correct any errors and to ensure that all of our recipes are executed correctly according to the standards that have been set in place by our Executive Chef. More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My husband and I were here for date night and had reservations. The bar is right as you enter and very loud and got louder as the evening progressed. Our server was excellent. Our food was interestingly prepared. I had the eggplant Parmesan which came out looking like a stack of pancakes with a stick holding it together but it... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate the feedback, good or bad, and we will always use the information to help improve our approach and to insure every visit is a wonderful experience. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Just average however the tiramisu was delicious The lasagna was ok but the chicken parmigiana was not good

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Monroe La
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Met a friend for lunch here and it was truly a wonderful restaurant. Great for visiting and privacy as well. Excellent food

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The parking lot outside of this restaurant is always full, and I can understand why. We had a very good dinner at this restaurant this past week. We started with the crab cake appetizer which was excellent. For the main course I had a very tasty Manicotti, and my wife enjoyed her entre and had enough left over for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6801 Cahaba Valley Rd. Suite 106, Birmingham, AL 35242
    (280 and 119)
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: (205) 981-5380

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?