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“Ok, just had the cheese plate; please buy decent wine glasses!”

Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar
Ranked #12 of 263 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We (my wife and I) just ordered cheese plate and wine, sat in bar watching Monday night football, all good, server (Emily was fun and adorable), Only complaint is for an upper end restaurant with an extensive wine list of fine wines, the wine glasses are "Applebee's" quality .. sad and unforgivable - please spend a few bucks and get some decent wine glasses which match your restaurant's stature!

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

This restaurant is okay. I visit with a friend once or twice a year. (In fairness, my friend loves the restaurant!).I consistently find the food just okay, the menu overpriced and the service outstanding. This time I had fettucini w/ chicken. The chicken was a bit underdone and had to be sent back to the kitchen. The fettucini was so parmesan-strong it tasted bitter. The portion was adequate. If we visit again I'll try something else. I just don't like leaving a restaurant paying $30 plus gratuity for a chicken and pasta entree with no salad, no appetizer, no drinks. Seems too steep, given the competition.

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LeeAnn S, General Manager at Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We do make a traditional Alfredo with our imported Parmigiano-Reggiano and this can be too strong of a flavor for some. We do hope you will visit us again in the future. Our dishes are made in house daily and we would love for you to try some of our favorites like the Chicken Pancetta, Chicken Milanese or Pasta alla Arrabbiata. Thank you again for your review. Cheers!

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Wind was high and we were cold, but happy to have found it hurried in. Apparently five o'clock is too early, so we were advised that we would have to sit in the bar. TV was on with sports and only high chairs. As we sat down we considered leaving to our choice no two restaurant, but the wheather dissuaded us. Inside was uncomfy cold, but we placed our orders. Food was not bad, except the bread was not new, soft and spongy, not crispy like the italiens make their foccacia. The caesar salad was without some essential ingrediants, and for a strange reason was not ready cut, but came with a huge knife for us to do it?
Not worth the money.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This restaurant was a highlight of our visit to Duluth.

We were promptly greeted and shown to a table. Our server was very friendly and helped us with wine pairings from the telephone book sized wine list.

Entrees were plentiful and presented nicely.

All in all, we had a terrific dining experience.

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LeeAnn S, General Manager at Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

We are so happy to hear you had a terrific dining experience with us. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us and we hope to have you dine with us again soon. Cheers!

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Outside patio. I ordered off the 'afternoon menu'; plenty to eat and delicious. They also have glen-free pasta (didn't try it).

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LeeAnn S, General Manager at Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Happy to hear you were able to enjoy the Duluth weather on our patio. It's such a beautiful spot for people watching. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Cheers!

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