Owned by Sicilian (and former pro basketball player) Francesco Inguaggiato and his wife, Susan, this old-school Italian restaurant delivers reliable dishes in a cozy atmosphere. Bellino’s welcomes diners with warm rolls and a garlicky dipping oil made all the better with a carafe of house red. The mussels tasted right at home in their chunky tomato broth, and the lasagna hit high marks with its creamy ricotta filling and rich meat sauce.
City: Corpus Christi
Drinks: Beer & wine