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Bella's Bistro Italian

45 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #39 of 2,159 restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 19, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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62 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This restaurant is perfect example of a family owned restaurant. Very cozy atmosphere, GREAT service and.... Oh boy- food is Delicious. A true Italian cousine. My mother in law is Italian, Italian food in our house is MUST! Bella's cook is Pro! I would recommend this restaurant and will come back for sure :) Thank you wonderful staff for an... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I went to Bella's with 2 friends. Welcoming atmosphere, very professional, polite, good-hearted, gentile, humorous waiter (Frank); well prepped, healthy style home made soup and salmon. My friends loved their pasta. Price good for the quality of the meal. We will definitely go back again.

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Of the dozen or so restaurants within walking distance of where we live, Bella's is our favourite. This has been true for a long time, perhaps fifteen years. We love the ambience of the old house, the consistent and interesting menu, the delicious food, the professional service, and the good value! A two course dinner, house wine, coffee and tax,... More

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Helsinki, Finland
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I am from Ottawa and like to eat out around town. Iv'e easily eaten at Bella's 20 times in the past 12 years. It is a very nice but unpretentious place set in a two story house in the western part of the city. The food is always great and in my experience the service has always been friendly and... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We went there for Dinner on Valentine day. When we entered the restaurant, we were welcomed by a butler who verified our reservation and led us to our table the second floor after taking and hanging our coats, excellent care service. Our waitress was a young smiley and sweet lady. She was also offering a great service. The ambiance of... More

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This restaurant offers you great and authentic Italian food ever. I live in Ottawa and I am an Italian. I almost go there daily, as I love the ambience, food and the service that these people offer. The waiters working in this restaurant are very professional, attentive and kind in nature. The food is homemade and I loved eating it... More

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ottawa canada
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I love this little place. The waiters are professional, food is all homemade and excellent. Like many of the nice places in Westboro about 75% of the guests are locals. Pastas and deserts are fantastic. They have a carpaccio that is world class, a must try if you are a fan. Wine selection is decent and well stocked. A very... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
242 reviews 242 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We have been to Bella's a few times over the last twenty years (it seems to have been there that long); many of the waiters are true professionals who have been there a long time. Bella's has two moderate-sized rooms on two floors in an old house. It has upscale cutlery and linen on the tables, both nice touches. The... More

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Ottawa, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Hosted a 25 person event here. Staff were excellent. They created a fixed menu which was a hit with all clients. Ambiance is perfect and what one would expect from Italian restaurant. Servers went above and beyond to accommodate guests. Pricing was very fair. Wine selection was great. I would recommend for hosting private events to keep head count below... More

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Ottawa, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Simply superb in every way! BRAVO!! Momma in the kitchen cooking, boys on the floor serving, so friendly with a big smile on their faces. The menu selection is fantastic and the food outstanding! Make sure to reserve well in advance if you want to get it! ENJOY!!! :)

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