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Tom Saab and the Bocca Ristorante Staff
Nestled in the heart of Downtown Birmingham’s Financial and Theater District, Bistro 218 features side by side dining concepts.
Guests can enjoy a glass of wine or craft cocktail in our upscale casual bar room and indulge in a full bar menu under or proceed through the French doors into the main dining room and take pleasure in French classics paired with seasonally procured wines and local craft beers. Reservations are available in either room.
Ever changing menus are seasonal, with Gulf Coast influences and feature local foragers and farms supplying the best Alabama has to offer.
Bistro 218 honors the traditions of French bistros with minimalist decor in a historical setting. Dark Brazilian mahogany, high ceilings and exposed brick adorned with local art emanate a comforting yet elegant atmosphere that is perfect for a romantic dinner, a pre-theater meal or a relaxing night out.
Bellini's features 100% Prime Organic Beef, housemade pastas, veal, seafood and classic Tuscan Italian dishes. Bellini's maintains an extensive wine selection and weekly desert specials. Our bar opens weekdays at 4pm for drinks and dinner service begins at 5pm Monday to Saturday.
We have two private dining areas available for large parties. Our private dining room accommodates 20 to 25 patrons and features a 48" TV with audio visual capabilities. Our Intimate Dining room accommodates 10 to 15 patrons. Reservations are suggested.
If you are looking for an amazing dining experience, try us out! It is truly one of Hoover, Alabama's hidden gems!!
Our Tasting Room Bar area features our one of a kind craft cocktails, engineered to enhance every unique feature our spirits have to offer. Our Tasting Room is a combination of Bold and Elegant, & provides the perfect vibe for you to enjoy the fruits of our labors by pairing the perfect cocktail & your favorite food menu item. The menu features a perfect mix of selections to meet any occasion. Be sure to checkout our new Veranda space, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind, with your favorite people & our craft cocktails. We often feature live music on the Veranda, so be sure to follow us on social media outlets to stay updated on all the happenings.
We invite you to come and be inspired by the journey as you take part in our Dread River experience.
See what locals rave about in Birmingham
- IFIrishFanvipAlabama •56 reviews5.0Dined 2 days agoFine dining in a comfortable atmosphere. Crab claws are highly recommended as is the rack of lamb. Look forward to our next visit.More infoDaniel George Restaurant and Bar$$$$• Contemporary American• Birmingham•4.7
- LLarry1 review5.0Dined 3 days agoWe celebrated our Anniversary there and we were treated like royalty. The food was amazing, our service was perfect and it was an over all wonderful night!More infoBocca Ristorante$$$$• Italian• Birmingham•4.8
- MWMarkWvipAlabama •12 reviews5.0Dined 6 days agoHad a party of 7 so I was thankful for being able to make reservations. The food was great and our server was very attentive and friendly. We will be going again for sure!More infoSeasons 52 - Birmingham$$$$• American• Birmingham•4.5
- LSLizS1 review5.0Dined 6 days agoI went two days in a row for client meetings and both servers were the nicest! gave us room to talk. very efficient. food was delish!More infoNorth Italia Restaurant - Birmingham$$$$• Italian• Birmingham•4.6
- OTOpenTable Diner1 review5.0Dined on Jan 1, 2023Great food was outstandingMore infoRuth's Chris Steak House - Birmingham$$$$• Steakhouse• Birmingham•4.6
Southern hospitality and flavor go hand-in-hand in this up-and-coming Alabama city. Each neighborhood of Birmingham offers up its own personal character, and while this feature is often overshadowed by football and cities far larger in size, foodies recognize this place as a true hidden treasure. Looking for something trendy and photo-worthy? Go for a sushi burrito or spicy tuna nachos or head to one of the many coffeeshops for a latte and avocado toast. Though breweries were outlawed here several years ago, the craft beer scene is now flourishing and is more than worth the visit to Birmingham on its own. Most essential to your visit is undoubtedly the classic comfort food and barbecue, and you can rest assured that all the fixins' here are as local and homegrown as the community.
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