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“Great ambiance, awesome food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bellino's Restaurant

Bellino's Restaurant
4619 Jackson Street, Alexandria, LA
318-767-5980
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Ranked #55 of 134 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Pineville, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great ambiance, awesome food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Super great appetizers- love the artichoke dip and bread! Their lasagne is the best I've ever had. It's my new favorite Italian restaurant in town!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
hilton head, sc
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“perhaps the worst ever”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

We were headed to Tunk's Cypress Inn, which was recommended at our hotel but stopped for a cocktail on MacArthur and Bellino's was suggested for excellent, homemade Italian food cooked to order. With eager anticipation, we ventured there.
Female bartender was nice enough and when I asked about the eggplant parm, she admitted she didn't care for the vegetable but had heard many positive reviews from patrons.
We ordered the eggplant parm and a lasagna entree along with a pricey ($10.) 1/2 loaf of bread with garlic, cheese and crawfish atop. We each wanted a lettuce wedge, but at $10. a pop (for a 1/4 head of lettuce with lemon, we were told) , we decided against it.
The bread came first and was hardly Italian ... more of the consistency of WonderBread. Topping was unexciting and bland. Lasagna came and is only lasagna I've ever seen/ tasted that had no ricotta cheese ... disappointing. Eggplant was a farce! I swear it was never cooked but hard and chewy. (overly saturated with gravy and NO cheese at all! - served with commercial macaroni). I asked for fresh parmesan cheese and got a shaker of commercially grated. I attempted 3 mouthfuls and told the bartender it was terrible. She offered no alternative and charged for it anyway despite my objections. Neither the macaroni nor noodles were even close to being homemade.The gravy on both entrees was marginal ... Ragu-ish!
If you enjoy Italian Cuisine, this place will change you mind.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Louisiana
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“The best Alexandria has to offer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Bellino's is excellent. We go often and have never had bad food or service. Kim is the best waitress!

Visited April 2012
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Decent Italian Food in Cenla”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012 via mobile

My colleagues and I dine here from time to time. It offers good Italian food at decent prices. The Italian salad is well worth it. The chicken and veal piccatas are good, though they can be a little over-generous with the sauce.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria
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“Great Food, Great Atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

My family LOVES Bellino's! Who doesn't enjoy homemade Italian sausage and fresh homemade Italian bread? Traditional dishes like Meatballs and Spaghetti, Chicken Parmesan, Lasagna are just a few of the wonderful items on the menu. Great wine selection. Large room with separate entrance for special events. Balcony on 2nd floor with outdoor seating. Great food, beautiful atmosphere!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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