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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
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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71 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent hearty meals at reasonable prices. Famous carrot cake could not be finished by 4 of us. Great history surrounding the place and the chandelier brought back from Italy. I actually met the father years ago in Sorrento and remember him being very kind to my kids.

Thank The_Dudes
Hibbing, Minnesota
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was excellent and the wine list was phenomenal. However, every time I go there I am disappointed in the menu. The food is just mediocre. Then I come back a year or two later and everything is the same. The quality is not what you should expect for the prices. Italian food presemts so many opportunities to be creative... More 

Thank Darrold P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch, so we didn't get the whole big menu. The pasta primavera was fantastic. The service was superb. The wine list was huge like a book, and we ordered a chianti that was perfect with our meal. The espresso was the real deal too. Try their truffles for dessert. Mmmmmm…

Thank Cyn G
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110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our fave restaurants anywhere, Bellisio's in Canal Park is always A+, with a small exception this time around. The service is exceptional, ambiance is quaint and well appointed, and prices very reasonable for the quality of the meal. I was disappointed - some wouldn't be - to find a side order of bacon with my walleye. The amount... More 

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

Thank you for dining with us and taking time to let us know how your evening was. I am so happy to hear your service is always exceptional, we are proud to be recognized, and are always aiming to give the highest quality guest experience! We can't wait to see you the next time you're in Duluth. More 

McGregor, Minnesota
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Canal Park on Easter Sunday and went to Bellisio's for dinner. The entire time we were there, only four other parties were in the restaurant, so service was excellent! We had Calamari to start, and the duck and mushroom ravioli. Both were excellent! We have been here before, and reservations are recommended. You may wish to ask for... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to review your experience with us. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed the Calamari and our featured entrée! We love being able to step outside the box and offer features such as the Seared Duck Breast and Porcini Mushroom Ravioli. Guest service is our number one priority, thank you again for letting us... More 

Springbrook, Wisconsin
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187 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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 

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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743 reviews
615 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 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.

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 7 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.

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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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

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 85 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.

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Italian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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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