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Bella's Bistro Italian

#164 of 2,188 Restaurants in Ottawa
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1445 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2X4, Canada
+1 613-724-6439
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ive been a few times with friends. Never disappointed! Homemade pastas, sauce, and pretty much everything. Portions and flavours are just perfect! You'll be full but not coma stuffed! I love their soups and im not even a soup person! They are super flexible and friendly if you dont like certain meals with certain sauce etc... very catered to the... More 

Thank diutran88
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bella's offers traditional Italian dishes prepared and served with care. The gamberi in camicia (an appetizer serving of shrimp wrapped in prosciutto on puff pastry with an Amaretto cream sauce) is delicious. The Caesar salad is the best I've had in Ottawa -- the dressing is obviously in-house and is creamy and lemony. The pasta, also house-made, is tender and... More 

Thank Nancy B
Ottawa, Canada
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Normally we only go to restaurants after reading other reviews (we hate to waste money on restaurants that aren't up to par). This time we headed to Bella's based on a personal recommendation - and are very pleased that we did. The restaurant is located in an old home, so there are issues of accessibility, and it does have a... More 

Thank Chris W
Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Among the many Italian restaurants in Ottawa, Bella's would not be a bad choice. The food is good, as should be expected. But not great. Nothing that we had was memorable. A veal dish especially appeared to have been sitting too long waiting to be served. Situated in an old house, the restaurant presents a faded retro charm that makes... More 

Thank CdnTraveller43
The Road
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

... it would have been the best restaurant in the city. It's a nice room, perhaps not elegant, but clean and well set up. The menu is a bit bland, and there was nothing either of us wanted for an appetizer. Our main courses were fine, though, and the tiramisu was really very good.

Thank WandererOnTheRoad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I just had a delicious dinner at Bella's Bistro. The meal was relaxing, the waiter, Nick was attentive and funny and the chefs (Andrew and Sean) made my meal enjoyable. I am on a sodium restricted diet and usually I phone restaurants ahead of time to see what there is that I can eat. Tonight a friend and I just... More 

Thank Cynthia S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Have visited Bella's several times over the years, you can always count on for quality and the service. The menu is simple and food consistent, a little pricey. The Owner still cooks in the kitchen, that will explain the consistency and quality. If you’re looking to have a romantic dinner, this spot is best on a week night; weekends are... More 

Thank Michael T
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We've been a few times. Went on New Years Eve. Had reservations. They seated us upstairs, a very steep narrow staircase even though I protested. I don't do well with stairs and my father uses a walker. Lots of empty tables downstairs but they didn't care. $40 for a filet and it was awful. Service was SLOW. We waited over... More 

Thank spinnychick
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Ridiculously expensive for what you get and the service was slow, even though our group was instructed to pick a set menu prior to our visit. Don't bother going!

Thank Riccardo L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

On October we went back to Bella's Bistro for a Birthday Dinner. You can always count on for quality and the service was excellent. Two of us had ravioli with seafood and really enjoyed it. The third person had veal and said it ws delicious.

Thank Marina L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1445 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2X4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-724-6439

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?