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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 46
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
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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
Delicious

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
cranberrydog
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Ontario
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Ontario
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 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 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This was my first time eating at this restaurant. It was recommended by friends. The prices are on the slightly high side but the meal was worth every penny. Portions are enormous! I actually would like all restaurants to start to offer 'Senior Meals' with smaller portions. The service was excellent and the waiter was attentive without being a pest.... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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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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