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Review of Bellino's Italian Restaurant

Bellino's Italian Restaurant
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Ranked #16 of 95 Restaurants in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$23
Cuisines: Seafood, Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Family Owned since 2004! Owner, Francesco was born and raised in Palermo, Sicily and moved to the States with his wife, Susan and opened their first Trattoria style restaurant. The food is fresh, local, and lovingly prepared celebrating the traditions of Francesco's family heritage. Buon Appetito!
Rockport, Texas
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3 reviews
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“How on Earth is this place rated so highly?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

I have eaten at Bellino's twice now. The first time the cheesy Italian decor was a welcome relief from the tired and overused nautical themes elsewhere in town. Unfortunately the food was bad. Tasteless, watery ragu that i could have made better myself. After some time I went back with a work colleague and he said his pasta was overcooked and the sauce tasted like it had come out of a jar. My meal was bland. I know carbonara sauce is not the most exciting, but it is still possible to inject some character into it. All that was injected into it was water and salt.
This place needs to be avoided.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Omaha, Nebraska
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“good service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

I loved the food and recommend Bellino's at Rockport TX in September and were open for us. We call to verify they would be open and received where they were located. We found it close to the water.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank carenurse
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Galveston Island, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent small Italian restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

My sister and I ate here our first nite in Rockport. It's a small, intimate restaurant with delicious, prepared on site entrees. Our main dishes were delicious (wish I could remember the names) ended by a huge bowl of tiramisu that was clearly made there and, so good! The service was attentive but not intrusive. The lighting was soft candlelight so it would be a great setting for a romantic dinner. I would love to go there again on my next visit to Rockport.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Georgetown, Texas
1 review
“Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Veal and Eggplant parmigaina excellant . . .nice small little restaurant with lots of good choices. This was our 2nd time there and we had the same entrees both times . . . .will definitely go back. Very pleasant wait staff, too.

Visited August 2013
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Thank C R
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Fulshear, Texas
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A nice little find in Rockport/Fulton”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

Have a lovely dinner. Everything fresh and succulent. Excellent atmosphere, you do need to make reservations.
Do not expect this level of Italian restaurant in small town Rockport/Fulton. Defiantly worth a try.

Visited September 2013
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