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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Best Italian in the City!

I've eaten at a number of different Italian restaurants in Ottawa, and Bella's is my favourite - by far! The menu is relatively small, but everything is homemade and delicious! But what really sets this restaurant apart is the service. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and super attentive. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I've eaten at a number of different Italian restaurants in Ottawa, and Bella's is my favourite - by far! The menu is relatively small, but everything is homemade and delicious! But what really sets this restaurant apart is the service. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and super attentive. The food, service and atmosphere combine to make this a fantastic little... More 

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Ontario
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12 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had a great Italian dinner at Bella's Bistro in Ottawa. Classic Italian menu items done right. Food was served hot and tasted freshly made. The restaurant was busy right at its opening and stayed busy as the night progressed - a testament to the quality of the food and service. We would definitely recommend the restaurant to friends.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our first visit to Bella's was for our first anniversary. My husband said it was the best steak he ever had. My pasta was incredible as well. We have been here 3 times since, 2 kids later we still see Bella's as our special place. Amazing food, amazing service. We have also sent my in-laws and close friends.

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Ottawa, Canada
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544 helpful votes 544 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Everything is homemade. Service is excellent, attentive. Bella's is everything you want a great restaurant to be. They care about each customer and every dish leaving the kitchen. Small parking lot available. Make a reservation so you are not disappointed.

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Ontario
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I met one of my dear friends from college at Bella's Wednesday evening. The restaurant is tasteful and smells delicious! We both had pasta which is homemade and spectacular. The waiter was one of the best in Canada. I have never seen a restaurant so busy on a Wednesday and he handled it so well. We never lacked for anything.... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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57 helpful votes 57 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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12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Additional Information about Bella's Bistro Italian

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

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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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