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“Nothing Special”
Review of Bellini

Bellini
Ranked #1,099 of 1,765 Restaurants in Palermo
Cuisines: European, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nothing Special”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

we had pizza which was lovely but service was awful and they charge 2 euros service charge per person which you don't now until the bill arrives.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Maria W
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Colchester, UK
Level 6 Contributor
240 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
“Watch out for the €2 cover charge per person, no matter how little you eat at this tourist trap”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

We arrived early at La Mortarano/Church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio or San Nicolò dei Greci, overlooking the Piazza Bellini, while the church was closed for lunch. We opted for a drink of water and half a pizza until the church opened. The water arrived, the pizza halves were plonked down in front of us. We asked for the bill, which came to €10.50 for a bottle of water and a pizza costing €4.50! Turns out they added a €2 per person cover charge. The pizza was not much to write home about. Avoid.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank JohnEO
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nothing to write home about”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

After a super long day of travelling and getting day our bearings in Palermo, what better way to start our holiday.than with a good italian pizza! We decided upon this busy looking restaurant in the lovely Piazza Bellini.
It was a lovely warm evening so we were shown to an outdoor table and given menus. We ordered a couple of soft drinks and pizzas. I asked for pesto on my margherita. i have read other reviewers commenting on ignorant staff. I guess this would depend on whether you want someone at your table every 5 minutes or whether you are happy being left to enjoy your meal in peace. The staff didn't really interact with us but were on hand if we needed anything-we were fine with that as we were lost in conversation and we didn't have to wait too long for our food.

Now pizza is my weakness so I was very much looking forward to my first pizza in Italy. The pizzas arrived and they looked great. However, mine was saturated in oil plus extra oil from the tonne of oily pesto which also made it extremely salty. That plus the monster amount of cheese made it difficult to get past a slice or two. Shame as I was really looking forward to devouring it. I know my pizza and this was a rather poor offering especially in comparison to some of the absolutely delicious pizzas we ate during our long trip around Sicily. Disappointing pizza but it did not detract from our having had a good evening.

Warning-Fellow diners be aware and check your bill!. What annoyed us more than the oily soggy pizza was the fact that they charged twice for cover charge. Crafty so and so's. We didn't have any bread or extra's and from experience the cover charge is charged per table not per person! Instead of quibbling, I decided they did not deserve a tip! We believe in rewarding good food and good service, but they were denied the honour due to their of own dishonesty. Plenty of nicer and more credible places to eat in Palermo.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank nomadonthemoveagain
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Average food & table cloth fee”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

The place seems to be average but we decide to stay because there were no alternative restaurants. Food average, not expensive, staff don't speak English and ignoring clients. In the end we're very surprised that we had to pay table cloth fee, twice! It was 25% of the total cost. No come back there.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank eeemmm
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Average food, terrible service”
Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

The location excellent, the food average, and the service was terrible. I was blatantly igorned by the waitstaff on multiple occasions. I would not return, unless you intend for your pizza dinner to drag on for 3 hours...

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Bwaters92
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