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Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

405 South Lake Avenue, Canal Park, Duluth, MN 55802-2307
+1 218-727-4921
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
405 South Lake Avenue, Canal Park, Duluth, MN 55802-2307
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we dined on a Sunday evening. we did not have reservations. when we arrived the hostess was friendly and had us seated by our server. the place was mostly empty but she seated us at the first table by the entrance. Really? then asked for...More

Thank gypsysister2
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The service we experienced with Taylor as our server was really exceptional. We had a dinner drink first and were not rushed to order. We took our time and enjoyed the lovely ambiance of our surroundings. One drawback the lighting could have been a little...More

Thank lolo2012superior
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favorite, “must visit” spots in Duluth. Fine dining, extensive wine, in a casual setting. Dress-up or dress-down - it’s all good here. Regardless of how you dress, this place excels with their food and service. Try the gelato for dessert...More

Thank NickNewton36
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Friendly staff and good Italian food. What impressed me the most is how the staff accommodated our children. We didn't know this was a higher end restaurant when we decided to go there. Our waitress was friendly and engaging with our children which I appreciated....More

Thank mjosephine82818
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We stopped here for lunch. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. My husband had fettuccine alfredo and he loved it. I had a lunch special of Italian sausage risotto, salad and peach melba dessert. All were very good. I tend to like...More

Thank NormaRae03
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Fine dining isn't exactly what you think of when you think Duluth/Canal park area, but this food was a decent shot at that. The food is really tasty and most times there is a special event this place is packed. The decor is a little...More

Thank Cami B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Nice place to have a true Italian super at. Great wine selections. A bit pricey, but worth the experience for a romantic dinner or treat for oneself.

Thank crklehr
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...More

1  Thank Paul L
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...More

Thank Kim R
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...More

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...More

Thank 650KarinB
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14 March 2016|
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Response from Jill T | Property representative |
Great question! I would have to say that our traveling guests hear about the great walleye in Minnesota and because we live on Lake Superior we feel it's important to offer a walleye dish. Our Walleye Milanese has an... More
6 February 2015|
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Response from ireland2010Colorado | Reviewed this property |
We also were in very casual clothes. If you wanted to make it a dressy, special occasion, you'd be fine. if you'd been exploring Canal Park all day, you could show up in casual clothes as well. Hope this helps!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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