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Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

405 S Lake Ave, Canal Park, Duluth, MN 55802-2307
+1 218-727-4921
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
405 S Lake Ave, Canal Park, Duluth, MN 55802-2307
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to this restaurant for lunch, and it was wonderful. They have an outstanding wine selection. Their lunch was light yet filling, and not overly priced. Dessert was PHENOMENAL. It was a party in my mouth with the TiramisuMore

Thank Lauren J
General M, General Manager at Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Lauren, Thank you so much for the 5 Star review and kind words about Bellisio's Italian Restaurant. We are always trying to get better at what we do and guest feedback is the most important part of that process. And I agree with you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband made reservations for us here on a Saturday night. We had the fried green tomatoes for an appetizer. He liked them but I thought they lacked flavor. Not enough sauce or something. The caprese salad was awesome and flavorful, but my favorite dish...More

Thank Osolucky
General M, General Manager at Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Lucky, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts and for the 5 Star review of Bellisio's. Guest feedback is always appreciated as we are always trying to get better at we do. I will be reviewing all of your...More

Reviewed 24 January 2018

The food was quite good. My husband loved his Pasta Alla Arrabbiata with Italian Sausage $23.29. I got the Lobster Ravioli with Grilled Shrimp. The grilled shrimp had great flavor. I thought this would be the perfect dish for me as I love seafood and...More

Thank Whitney S
General M, General Manager at Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Hello Whitney, Thank you for your Four Star review of Bellisio's. I especially appreciated your comments on two of our most popular dishes. The lobster cream sauce on your dish typically gets rave reviews, but I understand that it did not work for you. I...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Have written previously in praise of Bellisios which in my opinion has the best wine cellar in the midwest. My review today not only focuses on Belisios being a magnet for wine aficionados, but also a kudos to the staff who make the place fun...More

Thank John G
General M, General Manager at Bellisio's Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Hello John. Thank you for your kind words regarding the Bellisio's Zinfandel Appreciation Party (ZAP). It is always an event that we enjoy hosting and it is great to hear that you enjoyed attending. Your posted pictures were fun to look at and knowing that...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Where do I begin? We walked in and were asked if we had reservations at lunch on a Friday...the restaurant was empty! My dad responded with a sense of humor, “Yeah, but I came in anyway.” Haha We were seated and had three well behaved...More

Thank Laura E
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Waiting in the Bar was so much fun. the bar tender made sure the TV was on a game many were interested in and the service was great without being pushy. Once seated at our table the service was excellent and the atmosphere was just...More

Thank Dick J
Reviewed 15 November 2017

we dined on a Sunday evening. we did not have reservations. when we arrived the hostess was friendly and had us seated by our server. the place was mostly empty but she seated us at the first table by the entrance. Really? then asked for...More

Thank gypsysister2
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The service we experienced with Taylor as our server was really exceptional. We had a dinner drink first and were not rushed to order. We took our time and enjoyed the lovely ambiance of our surroundings. One drawback the lighting could have been a little...More

Thank lolo2012superior
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favorite, “must visit” spots in Duluth. Fine dining, extensive wine, in a casual setting. Dress-up or dress-down - it’s all good here. Regardless of how you dress, this place excels with their food and service. Try the gelato for dessert...More

Thank NickNewton36
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Friendly staff and good Italian food. What impressed me the most is how the staff accommodated our children. We didn't know this was a higher end restaurant when we decided to go there. Our waitress was friendly and engaging with our children which I appreciated....More

Thank mjosephine82818
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14 March 2016|
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Response from General M | 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
5 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
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 S Lake Ave, 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.
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