Bellini – South Windsor, CT

Last weekend, my mother and I headed up to Evergreen Walk in South Windsor, because she had a few items to return at LL Bean.  After we were finished with our returns, we wanted to do a little lunch.  We were originally going to eat at Ted’s Montana Grill, but the sun was out and  it was turning into a really  beautiful Spring afternoon and it was just a shame to be stuck eating indoors.

Bellini, just across from Ted’s, had a very lovely patio area and I had never eaten there.  As the adventurous eater that I am, when given two options between a place that I’ve eaten on numerous occasions and a new place that I’ve never tried before, I’ll always choose the latter.  Bellini was a clear winner in my book – outdoor seating (as the weather gets  warmer, I’m always looking for places where I can dine alfresco) and I’d never been there.  Perfect!

We were not at all disappointed with our choice.  Their  lunch  menu consisted mainly of lighter Italian fare – lots of panini, salads and soup options, wood fired pizzas, and some smaller pasta dishes to choose from.

After much debate, we both chose the lunch combo of your choice of panini with either soup or their house or caesar salad.  We each chose the Balsamico Panini – with balsamic glazed chicken, caramelized, onions, roasted tomatoes and provolone – and she had the Caesar salad while I chose House salad, which was really the start of my meal.  They also both came with a couple of potato wedges, which while unnecessary were quite good.  It was all really excellent.

Panini

I would definitely recommend Bellini to anyone looking for a quick lunch while shopping at Evergreen Walk – especially if it’s a nice Spring or Summer day and they want to eat outside.


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