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Bella's Bistro Italian

#61 of 2,247 Restaurants in Ottawa
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1445 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2X4, Canada
+1 613-724-6439
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food is still excellent. Service not so much.

I live in British Columbia and only have the opportunity to visit Ottawa once every year or two. When I make the trip, I always go for dinner with may father and some friends. The last time I had been home, we visited Bella's (see previous review) The food was absolutely delicious and the service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
RustyRedHead
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Kamloops, Canada
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kamloops, Canada
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I live in British Columbia and only have the opportunity to visit Ottawa once every year or two. When I make the trip, I always go for dinner with may father and some friends. The last time I had been home, we visited Bella's (see previous review) The food was absolutely delicious and the service was fantastic! I had been... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Four of us had a terrific meal at Bella's for my wife's Birthday. We all started with a ceasar salad and had a variety of menu items from pizza to ravioli stuffed with lobster and crab...a big favorite !! the service was attentive without being overwhelming. I would go back to this restaurant anytime fro any occasion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

First time at Bella's. My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful evening. The salad and main courses were excellent, and the home made desserts were fabulous. Service was very attentive without being intrusive. We will certainly dine here again next time we're in town.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
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117 reviews 117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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179 reviews 179 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1445 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2X4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-724-6439

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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