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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 56
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 3
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  • 1
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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 Lobster Ravioli in the world

Bellas has always been our go to place for great italian food, Our favourite dish is the lobster ravioli in a really nice cream sauce. Get lots of bread to soak up this amazing sauce.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Mark C
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Ottawa Canada
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Ottawa Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Bellas has always been our go to place for great italian food, Our favourite dish is the lobster ravioli in a really nice cream sauce. Get lots of bread to soak up this amazing sauce.

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Deep River, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We have been to this restaurant several times in the past! We even used it as our 'reception' dinner for our wedding 2.5 years ago. Not one person was dissatisfied with the service or food! I'm quite sad we don't get to go as often as I wish as we live nearly 2.5 hours away.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is not a common restaurant like ``East side Mario's`` (you can't compare this restaurant with East side Mario's, their not even in the same category) were you can just walk in in regular cloths and expect place without reservation. Trust me I made that mistake, you feel out of place if your not dressed properly. But I was lucky... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Food was very good and above average for Ottawa. Experience was below expectations. Very slow and we were offered a table at first then told it was reserved for other guests and we were moved. Service just felt dry after that.

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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A great little restaurant with excellent food, from the bread basket through to the desserts and espresso. All the food was made with care with obviously fresh ingredients, the waiter was attentive but not intrusive, and there was no sense of being rushed us through our dinner. It was our first dinner out in Ottawa and set a very high... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very pleased with the service, presentation and quality of the food. Waiter was knowledgeable and they said if it was a classic Italian dish but not on the menu they would make it. Not a large menu which is a good sign. The gaspatio was very tasty and my trout with mustard sauce also. Definitely worth a visit.

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Dubrovnik
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Stopped in Ottawa for a night and chose this restaurant for an evening meal. The food was hot, tasty, with lovely presentation. The service was impeccable. Nick was attentive, but not intrusive. Set in a converted older home, the atmosphere is welcoming and cosy. Prices are very reasonable and the quality exceptional. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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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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?