The Bellini family shares a lifetime love and enjoyment of food. The family matriarch, Maria is the inspiration behind Bellini Italian Ristorante and is Bellini’s original Executive Chef. She is also the source of son, Massimo, and daughter, Stefania’s passion for fine Italian dining and the art of creating an exceptional dining experience. Massimo, manages the front of the house, and Stefania handles the administrative aspects of the business. Stefania’s husband, Stephen, is Bellini’s bartender extraordinaire.
The Bellini passion for authentic Italian cuisine can be traced directly from Maria’s close-knit family in Florence, Italy, to her kitchen table and small Italian Ristorante in Northern New Jersey… to the tables at Bellini on Naples’ 5th Avenue South today.
Nonna Maria takes great pride and pleasure in knowing Bellini will continue to be family-owned and operated as her six grandchildren grow up in the family business. Francesca, Massimo, Alessandro, Nicholas, Gabrielle and Nicola know the joy of gathering around a table with lots of Italian spoken and authentic Italian cuisine preparati con amore – prepared with love!
We embrace tradizione. Our family, our recipes…the warm feeling you get when you walk through our door. Friends gathering for conversation, laughter and fine Italian food.
We celebrate moderno. The elegant simplicity of authentic Italian food with a contemporary interpretation, re-imagined flavor combinations, artfully presented.