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Bella's Bistro Italian

1445 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2X4, Canada
+1 613-724-6439
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ravioli” (14 reviews)
“gamberi” (3 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1445 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2X4, Canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 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...More

Thank diutran88
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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...More

Thank CdnTraveller43
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...More

Thank WandererOnTheRoad
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...More

Thank Cynthia S
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...More

Thank Michael T
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...More

Thank spinnychick
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!

1  Thank Riccardo L
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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19 February 2017|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Hi, In our experience, no, Bella's doesn't usually have a table hote. Cheers, N
25 October 2016|
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Response from M S | Reviewed this property |
I would say no, unfortunately. Maybe call and ask though
4 October 2016|
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Response from M S | Reviewed this property |
I would highly recommend a reservation. It's a small restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, 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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