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“Good Food with Good Service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar
405 South Lake Avenue, Canal Park, Duluth, MN 55802-2307
+1 218-727-4921
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Ranked #21 of 199 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Classic Italian dinning and Wine Spectator award winner since 1999 Bellisio’s restaurant conjures up images of highly skilled chefs, fine wines, superb service, and fresh Italian food. And while all this is most certainly true, one must not forget that Bellisio’s is above all an experience. An exceptional dining experience, to be precise, but one that takes place in a casual atmosphere reminiscent of the quaint eateries and wine bars of the Italian countryside. And no wonder. The experience is fashioned after the small village of Bellisio, Italy, home to the owner’s ancestry. Imported direct from Italy are the beauty, comfort, romance, and glorious recipes. Specialty dishes include perfectly prepared pasta dishes using the finest imported and local ingredients; fennel roasted rack of pork; homemade risotto dishes; grilled steaks; shrimp; seafood; and a fresh catch feature every day. All served with a world class wine menu to match. Bellisio’s has received Wine Spectator’s prestigious “Best of Award of Excellence” every year since we opened in 1999. It’s a simple, colorful, elegant, and exceptional dining experience.
Fargo, ND
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good Food with Good Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Our visit to this Italian restaurant was a very good experience. Nice greeting and a warm atmosphere gave us a good feeling from the get go.

Our server brought us some house made foccaia and it was nice and soft, good flavor but a little salty.

The menu is not huge but covers a nice range of italian food from appetizers to main courses. We chose the rigatoni dishes, my wife had the Bolognese and I had the balsamico. The flavor was good, the sauce was there but not oversauced. The pasta was a little too hard for us but certainly not over cooked.

The dessert menu is electronic and the choices are the usual suspects with a twist. We had the gelato carrot cake and was very good.

a very nice experience.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Spooner, Wisconsin
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154 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Delicioso!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Great meal had by our party celebrating a birthday. The appetizer and meal was great and as a customer with celiac disease I loved the fact that they had a gluten free menu for an Italian eatery. Our meal was just wonderful and our server was wonderful!

Tip, you have to park but let the parking attendant know that you are eating somewhere because it's $4 for parking but then you get a $4 rebate for your meal. Win/Win!

I can't wait to go back for another special occasion!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
2 reviews
“Terrific Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The menu is extensive--lots of pasta selections from standard to unusual, with excellent presentation. It also includes some more prosaic, delicious entrees (chicken, beef, etc.) The deserts are to die for, so you need to go on an empty stomach. And the wine selection is fabulous, American, French, Italian, German, and some surprising varieties. Overall, superb!

Visited August 2013
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DENVER,CO
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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“Great homemade italian with good wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Great wine pairings and an extensive lunch/dinner menu. Offer a limited outdoor patio dining option overlooking the lake (through the street). Parking is ample in a pay parking lot adjacent to the restaurant. Good fine and good wine..what more can you ask for!

Visited August 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
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261 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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“Good Italian Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

This Italian resturant was classic Italian decor & had good Italian dishes. While the menu was not extensive, there were a variety of classic dishes from Italy.
It was a comfortable place with good service to enjoy a nice meal.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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