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Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

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405 South Lake Avenue, Canal Park, Duluth, MN 55802-2307
+1 218-727-4921
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Springbrook, Wisconsin
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183 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an early dinner. Ordered bottle of wine, 3 appetizers and a salad. Wine selected from an extensive list of primarily Italian wines. Pleased with the Chianti I selected. However downhill from there. Olive appetizer was 3 varieties of olives. Waitress described all three but when she pointed to what she called kalamata, only 2 were that type, the others... More 

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Thank WilliamS404
Amy T, Manager at Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to express your concerns to us, we appreciate any opportunity for improvement. Our chefs work hard to prepare dishes made with high quality ingredients, I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with the appetizers. The Olive plate you described, I believe it is listed on our Menu as a blend of kalamata, Mt. Pelion,... More 

Moorhead, Minnesota
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737 reviews
610 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent more formal restaurant. Everything is carefully done. Wine flights if about 10 choices each of whites and reds, about $10 four small pours. Excellent and great fun. Smart wine service. Portions are large. Good for sharing. Attractive inside. Great fun.

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

Thank you very much for your positive review! Come back soon to try another wine flight. We work hard to keep our Wine List up to date, and rotate new, fun wine to mix into our flight program. We look forward to having you revisit! More 

Duluth, United States
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Beef and Strawberry appetizer was tasty, but the salad greens were "on there way out". The Special was Seared Tuna with Grilled Shrimp, done perfectly, but served atop enough spinach, Popeye couldn't eat it all. Try the wine flights, they have the best wine selection around.

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

Thank you for taking a moment to review us. We appreciate all feedback in regards to our dishes, we are always putting our best foot forward and setting high standards for our quality of food. Having 18 different wine flights to choose from makes for a fun evening, I'm glad you got to try a few! We hope to see... More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Following our TripAdvisor "compass", we slipped in here for lunch, just as they opened on a Friday, before the crowd (11am). Our group of 4 adults and 1 child enjoyed their "prix fixe" and children's offerings. Our lunches were all great! I, and several others had as our main selection, a grilled chicken/asparagus/pasta dish that was perhaps the finest Italian... More 

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Thank Don055
Amy T, Manager at Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the Prix Fixe 3 Course Menu we offer; great food for a great price. Come back soon to try the other options! Hopefully there's time for wine during the second trip :) More 

Becker, Minnesota
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401 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This review is based on their catering as the free appetizers at our hotel were from here. Very good taste! The meatballs were by far the best with great taste and texture. They were actual meatballs and not some filler type things. Based on these we will be trying out the restaurant on a future trip.

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Thank FamilyDad2013
Amy T, Manager at Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

We appreciate the compliment! We are lucky to work with a few of the hotels in the Canal Park area to provide a little taste of our restaurant. I hope you enjoyed your stay, come on over and see us next time you are in town! More 

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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 March 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 a friendly semi classy place to dine.

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Thank Marashall P
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 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.

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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! More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

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Duluth, Minnesota
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 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 red wine from Italy.THe pasta was the best we ever had and the wine was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
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
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.

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