Bellino's Corpus Christi
Trattoria style authentic Italian cuisine in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Bellino's is located at The Village Shopping Center, Alameda at Doddridge.
To make reservations ~ 361-814-8998 ~
Bellino's is a quaint, cozy, intimate and comfortable place to dine. When you enter it is like walking into a typical family trattoria that you can find in the small towns all over Italy. The smells of an Italian kitchen welcome you even from the parking lot, the sound of Italian music playing and the banter between Susan & Francesco in Italian really make you feel like you are in Italy! But when you take the first bite of your entrée and you taste the flavors of Francesco's cooking, is when you really feel transported to his old family trattoria in Sicily!
Born in Palermo, Sicily’s capital city, Executive Chef Francesco Inguaggiato, grew up learning the traditional preparation of Sicilian food while working with his mother in his grandfather’s trattoria in Palermo. In addition to authentic Italian cuisine, Inguaggiato’s other passion was basketball and he played professional basketball for the Italian League in Italy for 18 years and coached professionally for three years. After moving to the U.S. in 2004 and opening two successful Sicilian restaurants in Texas where his wife’s parents lived, Inguaggiato brings the authentic food and culture of his homeland to Portland. With Bellino, which is Inguaggiato’s mother’s maiden name, Bellino Trattoria Siciliana is rooted in family, heritage, and history.