The best Italian is modern and traditional.

Moderno e Tradizionale

Bellini invites you to experience a sophisticated modern take on traditional dishes that are the very essence of Italian cuisine. Every selection is an inventive blend of fresh, seasonal ingredients, classic recipes, innovative preparation and inspired presentation.

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Perhaps, most important, it is autentico Italiano – authentic Italian – brought to you from Italy with love by the Bellini family. The first Italian restaurant on beautiful 5th Avenue South, Bellini is still the best Italian restaurant on the Avenue. Since 1995, we have evolved thoughtfully and embraced trends that have enabled us to grow creatively, yet remain faithful to our family’s core values of using only the highest quality, freshest ingredients, and treating our diners as we do guests in our home. Indeed, that is exactly what you are!

Guests who find flavors more flavorful when dining al fresco love Bellini’s dining patio, one of the largest on 5th. Indoors, we offer two comfortable dining rooms, each with its own distinctive personality. Of course, you’re also invited to dine or simply enjoy a cocktail at the Bellini Bar. Whichever you choose, you will be greeted by family, and treated like family by our excellent servers and bartenders.

Bellini was named to celebrate another Italian original! The Bellini, one of Italy's most popular cocktails, was invented by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry's Bar, in Venice, Italy, a favorite haunt of Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis and Orson Welles. A mixture of Prosecco sparkling wine and peach purée, its unique peach color reminded Cipriani of the color of a saint’s toga in a painting by 15th-century Venetian artist, Giovanni Bellini.

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“When you’re new to a city, you’re thrilled to discover a favorite dining spot, so as a realtor, I often give my clients closing gifts that include a Gift Certificate to Bellini. I figure they’ll love the food, ambience and personal service as much as I do. And they do – many clients call and thank me! “A restaurant that’s family-owned and operated is a real ‘find’ these days, and it gives the whole dining experience a warm and welcoming feel. Plus, Bellini is the best Italian in town, the wine list is extensive and the service is pitch-perfect. My kids love it, too – Bellini is family friendly. All of which may explain why they’ve been a hit on 5th Avenue South for 18 seasons!”
REALTOR® - Karen Coney Coplin
“Always a great experience – that’s how I describe our events at Bellini. Max and Eric were very accommodating, even with short notice, which made planning corporate dinners simple and stressless, and they bent over backwards to ensure the dining experience was pleasant. Whether we brought a large or small group, the service was personal and the food was amazing.”
Arthrex, Executive Assistant to the President - Donna Brown
“I’m in charge of planning our annual Managers Meeting, but I wear a lot of hats. So, when I walked into Bellini and met Max after visiting several of other restaurants, I was thrilled. He was charming and warm, and inspired confidence. Within five minutes, he understood exactly what I needed. The room was spacious and private, and the pricing was surprisingly good. I’m accustomed to having to be constantly on top of every detail, but Max said, ‘We’ve got this,’ and they did! The food was great, the service was fabulous, and I got compliments from the CEO, the partners, the managers and their spouses.” “If you need someone to take care of it – I mean, really take care of it – this is the place to go!”
Vision Ace Hardware – Corporate Office, Office Manager - Kelly Stewart