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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
405 South Lake Avenue, Canal Park, Duluth, MN 55802-2307
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Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

The food here was absolutely amazing, along with the service. Sadly everything was a little over price but for the taste of the food and that fun I had with my family it was well worth it. I would recommend this to family's looking for...More

Thank Marashall P
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Delicious Italian food, prepared and served wonderfully. Great wait staff, helpful and knowledgeable. An extensive variety of wine to please any palate. An overall wonderful experience.

Thank 507lynettee
Amy T, Manager at Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind response! We are very proud of our Wine List and the variety we are able to offer. It is great to hear you enjoyed your experience, we hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed February 13, 2017

Wonderful Italian restaurant right in Canal Park. Great food and service. A little pricier than chains, but worth it.

Thank griffinrd2
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Well prepared and served Italian. Large wine cellar and knowledgable staff. Particularly impressed by the staff. Wide variety of courses and a bar.

Thank NewlandViking
Reviewed February 2, 2017

We were met at the door and immediately taken to our reserved table,We decided on wine rather than a drink and the waiter who was very helpful brought us both a wine list and menu.We both choose a pasta with a shrimp topping and a...More

Thank glenswant12345
Reviewed January 30, 2017

Very nice dinner with family and friends. Extensive wine list. good variety of Italian dishes, mid range prices

Thank Jon s
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

We visited with family and had a delicious meal. We did not have reservations so we sat in the lounge. The bread and olive oil is one of my favorites - delicious! I had a rigatoni dish with marinara, sausage and some balsamic. It was...More

Thank Jeff A
Amy T, Manager at Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! The Rigatoni Balsamico is a Staff favorite around here, we are glad to hear you enjoyed it as well. I will be sure to let Jack know you appreciated his service. He's a keeper!

Reviewed January 18, 2017

I have ate here twice. The first time we had an amazing server that made our dinner fantastic. She knew a lot about wine and helped us pick the right wine flight for us. We had the cheese board appetizer with our wine. We enjoyed...More

Thank shannon8504
Amy T, Manager at Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so sorry to hear your second experience was not as wonderful as the first. We take great pride in our quality guest service and train our staff to be knowledgeable in our very extensive Wine List. I appreciate...More

Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Great food and a very large wine selection. We had the assorted cheese tray as an appetizer and the three cheeses were wonderful. Our main course was equally delicious. The service was outstanding! A bit spendy for a family but perfect for a couple's night...More

Thank PoffJay
Reviewed January 16, 2017

Hubby and I went here for our anniversary dinner. I got the chicken marsala and he had the honey glazed chicken. His was okay but dry but mine was AMAZING. I've never had such tender, juicy chicken! And the mashed potatoes were even more amazing....More

Thank Jessi A
Amy T, Manager at Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

We are very glad to have been a part of making your Anniversary special. Thank you for your comments on our dishes. We are always looking for ways to improve and satisfy our guests, we do that with the help of your voice, so thank...More

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Just read the reviews but haven't eaten there yet. Looking forward to it! Only one question, one review was about the quality of the walleye served. The obviously did not like it. Here's my question. Why would someone go to an authentic Italian restaurant having such glowing reviews for their featured Italian food and order walleye? My wife and I have been to Italy and never once did we order, let alone see, walleye on a menu there! Again, really looking forward to our 52nd anniversary meal at Bellisio's!
March 14, 2016|
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Response from Amy T | Property representative |
Great question! I would have to say that our traveling guests hear about the great walleye in Minnesota and because we live on Lake Superior we feel it's important to offer a walleye dish. Our Walleye Milanese has an... More
What to wear? A dressy dress, or is that too much?
February 5, 2015|
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Response from ireland2010Colorado | Reviewed this property |
We also were in very casual clothes. If you wanted to make it a dressy, special occasion, you'd be fine. if you'd been exploring Canal Park all day, you could show up in casual clothes as well. Hope this helps!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 South Lake Avenue, Canal Park, Duluth, MN 55802-2307
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-727-4921
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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.