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.
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.