Bellini's Cafe & Restaurant

3.8
25 reviews
$40 and under
Italian
A cornerstone to the St ives community for nearly 20 years, Bellini’s friendly comfortable atmosphere provides the setting for a truly unique dining experience.
This family run institution with Chris & Margaret Thomas at the helm utilise only the freshest ingredients from the Sydney Vegetable and fish markets to ensure only the highest quality of expertly prepared dishes.

The rich delicious flavours of our classical italian menu, accompanying the sophisticated
innovative tastes of our specials menu, developed by our experienced Chef Kumar ensure the widest variety of fine prepared meals for all preferences.
What 25 People Are Saying
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
3.6
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VadimK
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

That was our wortht experience of dining out. Our reservation has been confirmed on the web site with clear conformation and we recieve the call 30 min prior to well organised dinner with 6 friends that the place is booked out and they can not help us. This is absolutely unacceptable service and I would not recommend to book this place to anyone in the future.

DH
DennisH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good service and food was good also, appreciated the fact this was one of just a few

restaurants to open on New Year's Eve.

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BarbB
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly service. Thoroughly enjoyed our night.

BR
BrettR
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Pleasant home style family restaurant. Good value, good food and friendly service.

LA
LawrenceA
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great, most enjoyable. The only issue we had was the level of noise.
There was a large party having a good time however that made it difficult for us to hear ourselves.
Having said that, we will be back! The food was worth it.

KH
KatieH
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good value for money. Will certainly be back!

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marissa
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was lovely. However, still think they can easily add a few more potatoes and vege especially with the steak options.
There's ever only 2 wait staff which can be a bit difficult for those who actually want to order quickly.

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IngeB
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, especially the quiet surroundings.

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JenniferG
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food tasty, service quick, ambience lovely. All round it was great.

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DonnaU
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pleasant evening spent in lovely surrounds. Tasty food and attentive service.
Best part was our table of 6 could easily hear what everyone around the table was saying so the night was full of good company and food.

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GaryC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The service is impeccable, food delicious and ambiance spot on . We are regulars and recommend to our friends

DH
DennisH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We enjoyed our meal at Bellini's cafe. We forgot it was BYO so we went over to the local IGA and purchased a bottle of white wine. They have a good selection on their menu, We decided to have calves livers for starters. It came with a very nice gravy and was tasty. The John Dory was very good too as a main meal. By 7PM the cafe got quite noisey and we did have a wait for our food. We arrived at 6;30 and our food arrived at 7:30. But by then we were hungry and the food was presented well and enjoyable. I would recommend this restaurant. The prices are moderate and staff friendly.

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KellyK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pasta was beautiful! Very friendly service. They don't serve pizza, but the delicious pasta made up for it!

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SandraW
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We have been to Bellini’s often and always enjoyed it. My Rotary club members have also been and enjoyed the evening

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A good menu and reasonable food and service. Easy parking and handy location .

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JennyR
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Drove quite a distance to this restaurant , we were seated quickly but waited a considerable time to get menus and to order our food. All up, 60 minutes from being seated until food service, not good enough for a place charging the way this one does. Have to admit we all enjoyed our meals , but the service and overall experience was a letdown. Wouldn't bother with this one again.

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SandyB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. They really looked after us on a busy NYE. The kids and I look forward to returning.

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CathyJ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good but the noise was really bad. I myself don’t like it when I have to yell to someone across the table just to have a conversation. Could wait to get the hell out of the restaurant

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ROBYNS
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and always a good variety. BYO wine and beer is terrific and really good service was provided all night. Alterations to set menu provided without any complications or problems to cater for dietary needs. Will definitely will be back.

WM
WendyM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ladies lunch for 8 , everything was great
Chris was very accomodating.
The food was fresh & innovative, serving size was good for lunch. Tiramisu & Profitiroles were outstanding and coffee was much improved on last visit

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kenlynw
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience2

ssadly afterr going to Bellini's for over 30 years, this was the worst night ever. The eggplant dish'
so chillified none o f us could eat it. The seafood dish was full of chilli, (not an Italian herb).
Service was fine, lovely ladies, but the main fish combo.mussels were RAW, calamar was rubbery, and no one cared when we sent one dish back uneaten, Sorry not coming again,

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AstridM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience1

I thought the restaurant wasn’t very authentic nothing about it screamed Italian it didn’t smelllike an Italian restaurant either
Parking is horrendous very limited
Food was average and limiting
Wine was good
There was no music in the restaurant I felt like there was no atmosphere I could of been any where

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RobynA
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant ambience..broad menus.. well presented dishes..prompt service...unfortunately no Limoncello and not very comfortable chairs,however will be returning.

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ElizabethG
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Disappointing waited 10mins to be acknowledged and taken to our reserved table for six...three quarters of an hour before our orders were taken (cardboard menus were well used and stained) food was ordinary three of the dishes were warm to cold! Coffee was terrible and not hot.. staff seemed to be out of their depth no one came to ask how we were doing or would we like more water or anything in fact I had to call for the bill and no one came to collect that so we all just left it on the table when we finished.. good location for locals sadly won’t go back or recommend 😩

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yahilweh
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Bellini's this has been our go to restaurant for 10 years now and we have enjoyed every minute of it.

You will always be greeted with a warm friendly smile by Chris and his team, the food is exceptional and Homely.

FAQs

Bellini's Cafe & Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9488 8332.

Bellini's Cafe & Restaurant is rated 3.8 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.