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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
405 South Lake Avenue, Canal Park, Duluth, MN 55802-2307
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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...More

Thank The_Dudes
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...More

Thank Darrold P
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...More

Thank Cyn G
Reviewed 3 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...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!...More

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!...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...More

Reviewed 8 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...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,...More

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!

Reviewed 14 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...More

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...More

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...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...More

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...More

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...More

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Just read the reviews but haven't eaten there yet. Looking forward to it! Only one question, one review was about the quality of the walleye served. The obviously did not like it. Here's my question. Why would someone go to an authentic Italian restaurant having such glowing reviews for their featured Italian food and order walleye? My wife and I have been to Italy and never once did we order, let alone see, walleye on a menu there! Again, really looking forward to our 52nd anniversary meal at Bellisio's!
14 March 2016|
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Response from Amy 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
What to wear? A dressy dress, or is that too much?
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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
  • 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.