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Bella's Bistro Italian

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1445 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2X4, Canada
+1 613-724-6439
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A delightful upscale family restaurant

We reserved at Bella's Bistro on the advice of a friend. Great advice! A very nice welcoming when entering this converted house/restaurant. Our waiter (one of the family) made us feel comfortable, no rushing here, and explained the menu. We ordered wine and two mussel appetizers, one with a spicy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Blake N
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Ottawa, Canada
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Five of us went to Bella's for a get together over dinner. It is a great little restaurant in an old house , therefore, lots of atmosphere. I hadn't been there for a long, long time. The menu is limited and they should get it right but they didn't. The bread while warmed was dry and obviously old. The veal... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We reserved at Bella's Bistro on the advice of a friend. Great advice! A very nice welcoming when entering this converted house/restaurant. Our waiter (one of the family) made us feel comfortable, no rushing here, and explained the menu. We ordered wine and two mussel appetizers, one with a spicy red sauce and one with a leek cream sauce. The... More 

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Thank Blake N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

A family favourite! Always fresh and delicious. Not a large place nor a large menu but suitable for a family mixed with vegetarians and carnivores! Pleasant ambience makes for a nice dining experience ... Can't help comparing this to our favourite Italian restaurant in Edmonton (PiccoLino) and Edmonton wins, hands down... Still, Bella's is delicious, authentic and very nice.

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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Another wonderfully nostalgic italian meal at Bella’s this weekend. Caesar Salad the way Julius himself would have wanted it, fresh pasta, tender veal and a short but very diversified wine list. Yum!

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Thank Jean V
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 634 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Bella's is one of the best restaurants in Ottawa. The food is homemade from scratch, made with love. Family owned and operated with care and attention to detail in every aspect. Service is amazing and you feel appreciated from the moment you arrive. If you have not tried Bella's you are missing out! Reservations a must. Parking available.

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Gatineau, QC, Canada
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It was our second visit to Bella's Bistro. First time was a week day, so, it was very quiet and everything was perfect. Second time was a Saturday evening and the place was packed. There is free parking next to the building. The four of us waited a reasonable amount of time for the waitress to take our orders. However,... More 

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Thank BluesharkGatineau
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I had not been to Bella's in many years, and was not disappointed....food and service are still excellent.

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1 Thank 101Gourmet
ottawa, ontario
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I've eaten at Bella's at least 20 times throughout the years... It's a great restaurant with excellent service and the food from scratch has only missed with me twice.. I'm very fussy since I'm a chef myself...recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants fresco italian ...

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Had one of the specials of the night that was "rack of lamb" and it was the worst lamb I have ever had. Paid $39.00 for well done lamb (I asked for it medium). Tasted tough and as if it had been previously frozen, old and tasteless. Vegetables (potaotes, carrots, green beans) tasted as if they had been warmed up... More 

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I called on Friday September 11 to see if we could get a family group of 15 in the next day Saturday September 12. Nick was very accommodating offering the upstairs from 4:30 to 7 which was perfect for our group. We ordered from the menu, had two servers looking after us and had a great family get together with... 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?