A Bubbly Brunch History 

In the world of sparkling cocktails, nothing says “brunch” quite like the Bellini. But how did this drink become a brunch staple at places like Bettolino Kitchen?

Pour yourself a glass of bubbly and settle in for this quick history of our favorite weekend cocktail.

Bellini Special at Bettolino Kitchen
Our Bellini Special on the weekends give you the chance to customize your favorite brunch drink to your personality!

Your Favorite Brunch Bevvie is 100 Years Old

Originating from the vibrant city of Venice, this iconic drink has a history dating back over a century ago. The Bellini’s story begins in the 1930s at the legendary Harry’s Bar in Venice, a place where people like Orson Welles, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Joe di Maggio hung around. (You know… just a few casual names pulled from the history books.)

So it’s no wonder why Giuseppe Cipriani, the bar’s founder, named the drink he created after a renowned Renaissance painter – Giovanni Bellini. Bellini used soft, muted colors in his artwork, and Cipriani found inspiration in that in creating his cocktail.

The original Bellini is still served today at Harry’s Bar in Venice.

Bellinis + Brunch = Meant to Be

The original Bellini recipe is simple – ripe white peaches pureed to perfection, combined with chilled Prosecco. And even though it’s a simple cocktail, the Bellini has become a global sensation over the decades.

Its popularity soared in the 1980s when it became a staple in trendy brunch spots and chic cocktail bars around the world. The drink’s appeal lies not only in its delicious taste, but also in its association with gatherings and celebrations.

Today, the Bellini continues to be enjoyed by everone from seasoned cocktail enthusiasts to casual sippers. It has evolved with modern variations that feature a spectrum of fruits, from pear and fig to pineapple and grapefruit- just like ours here at Bettolino, with our six different flavors that give a fun twist on the classic!

Whether sipped on a sunny terrace overlooking the beautiful views of Italy, or enjoyed during brunch on our very own patio here at Bettolino, the Bellini is a sparkling icon that everyone can enjoy.

Join Us for Bettolino’s Bellini Special

We love Bellinis so much that we offer them during our weekend brunch special every Saturday and Sunday. With six different flavors, you’re sure to find one that you absolutely love!

Not sure which flavor to try? See which Bellini matches your personality in this quiz!

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Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
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