Archestratus, the first food critic, praised Italian cuisine's "top-quality and seasonal" ingredients and "fair to middling" ability to tranquilize rampaging baboons. Today's Groupon stuns hungry palates with $50 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks for $25 at Bellini's Ristorante & Grill. The recently remodeled eatery upgraded its interiors to include a wraparound patio with duck-pond views, slick new seating, and a brand-new bar.
Bellini's has been doling out five-star specialties to everyone from anonymous noodle lovers to notable rock royalty (Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney) since opening in 1990. The restaurant's namesake libation, which combines sweet peach nectar with champagne ($5.95 for regular size), makes a bubbly start to the meal. Appetizers include citrus-, garlic-, and herb-marinated shrimp ceviche ($10.95), ravioli stuffed with goat cheese and bedded on pesto cream and pomodoro sauce ($9.95), and crab cakes sauced with fontina cream ($9.95). Sea-meat fans will appreciate Bellini's fresh catches, which include a pan-seared and sesame-seeded ahi tuna ($24.95), and kicky cayenne-pepper-and-lime-sautéed tilapia ($23.95). Pasta options are extensive and served with your choice of house or Caesar salads. Selections include noodley enigmas such as cheese-stuffed pesto tortellini ($16.95), penne arrabbiata ($19.95), and spinach manicotti ($15.95) with a three-cheese blend.
Bellini's also serves hand-tossed pizzas, certified Angus beef charbroiled to perfection, and substantial salads. The carrot cake, slathered with cream-cheese frosting and nuts, is an emphatic meal punctuator that, like an exclamation point or paycheck, yearns to be multiplied. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the restaurant also serves a Sunday brunch from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
This Groupon is good for dine-in only.
- Fine Italian food and brickoven specialty pizzas are served in comfortable booth seating or on the patio overlooking a pond. Be prepared to pay a tad more, but you'll certainly enjoy the atmosphere and very professional service. – Adam Knapp, About.com
- Overlooking a charming duck pond, this casual restaurant has the ambience of an Italian piazza. – Forbes Travel Guide
- Love the salads and appetizers. All the food here is wonderful, and I have tried about everything…Highly recommended!! – Jana, Urbanspoon
6305 Waterford Blvd.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73118Get Directions