Every guest at Bellini’s is personally greeted by owner, Andrea Mucciga. Andrea has served guests from all over the world as owner of Bellini’s on Captiva, The Riviera, and Traditions on the Beach on Sanibel. The mural above is a creation of his four restaurants.

Bellini’s showcases high energy with a friendly staff, many of whom have been with Andrea for many years, and are ready to please. The menu has a Mediterranean vibe with many selections and an excellent wine list for pairing or check out one of the fun craft cocktails. Wine lockers are available.

This is one restaurant you will find yourself going back to to try something new or what’s on special for the evening. Everything is made fresh and in-house.

Menu items vary from steamed mussels or clams to fried calamari in the appetizers section, prices go up to $20. There are Happy Hour menu pricing specials in the bar areas. Under Raw & Chilled you can find fresh oysters, cocktail shrimp, stone crab, ahi tuna, and salmon carpaccio. There is a fresh soup, four salads, and charcuterie for lighter appetites.

Entrees include Branzino, Salmon, Duck Two Ways, Seafood Wellington (pictured below), Seared Scallops, Seafood Fideua, Airline Chicken, Veal Piccata, and Wagyu Beef Burger.  You can also select two sizes of Filet Mignon, a 21-day Dry Aged Ribeye, a Porthouse Pork Chop, and a Veal Chop. Entrees range from $22 to $54.

There are Four Pasta dishes Fettuccine Chicken Pesto, Lobster Ravioli, Penne Ala Vodka, and Spaghetti Nicoise with Shrimp. Pasta dishes start at $24.

They serve a deconstructed Tiramusi with hot espresso poured over a chocolate funnel. Chef Dre’s White Chocolate, Prosecco, and Peach Creme Brulee (pictured below) are delicious, try Nonna’s Limencollo & Ricotta Bread Pudding.

While you are dining, enjoy the live entertainment provided at both sections of the restaurant.

Bellini’s is located at 13451 McGregor Blvd. at the corner of McGregor and Cypress Lake Dr. Hours are 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Friday and Saturday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Closed Sundays May 26-October 20. Re-opening Sundays, Oct. 27.

Reservations suggested 239-270-5005. Valet available.

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