Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bellini

208 E. 52nd St. (Second & Third Aves.) Send to Phone
212-308-0830
Let yourself be treated like royalty at this modern Italian eatery with Neapolitan specialties.

Cuisine
Open
Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Features

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bellini Restaurant Review

: Lello Arpaia, one of New York's premier Italian restaurateurs for the past 25 years, is strictly in the background of sleek Bellini. His daughter, Donatella, runs the restaurant. The setting is rich in blonde good looks with white brick arches and unglazed tile floors. Guests are well-cared for and Bellini's taste-focused menu will please anyone. Golosillni quattro formaggi (homemade ricotta-and-spinach dumplings in a four-cheese sauce, a Bellini original) is a true show-stopper. Desserts shine, whether tiramisu enclosed in slabs of dark chocolate streaked with white chocolate or moist Amaretto cake on a white plate with a knife and fork image outlined in cocoa. Many winning small touches reveal the Arpaia family's renowned hospitality skills.
Check out hip and new NYC restaurants to try right now
New & Hip NYC Restaurants

Check out what's new and trendy on NYC's dining scene with GAYOT's list of restaurants to try right now.



RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.