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Bella's Cafe & Bistro

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117 Victoria St, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-660-3090
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: 902-660-3090 - must add this to the list, a choice for people who do not...
902-660-3090 - must add this to the list, a choice for people who do not want fast food nor pub food nor ok chinese. Huge surprise to find this delightful restaurant in this town. Lovely watercolors by local artist, guitar player - excellent food - went back twice in 24 hours - supper was beautiful haddock, rice and veg $12. Went back for lunch - yummy panini $8 , chowder $6 and salads $8. Very reasonable
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good food and service

Great little place in the heart of downtown for lunch or dinner, with reasonable prices for the amount and quality of the food. Entertainment some Friday evenings. Small amount of outdoor seating seasonally.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
margomac2014
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Amherst, Canada
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English first
Sackville, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A friend of mine and I went for lunch one Friday not long ago to Bella's. Upon entering the establishment we got a most unpleasant smell of "lingering fish." We were no sooner seated that we decided that we would not be able to endure a meal in that restaurant with such a strong and offensive odor. I will not... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Stopped here coming from Maine to the Newfoundland Ferry based on the positive reviews on this site. Overall good, friendly service with delicious artisan style soups and homemade sandwiches. I had the open faced tuna melt, which was very tasty. Would definitely stop here again.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Excellent food, with lots of healthy options. All made in-house! Friendly staff! A great lunch - every time.

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Amherst, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Quaint, small, live entertainment Fridays and special occassions, wonderful dishes, chef prepares a wonderful spread for Valentines day, a must to visit, reservations required for dinner and great lunch menu, cannot race enough about the place.

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Amherst, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great little place in the heart of downtown for lunch or dinner, with reasonable prices for the amount and quality of the food. Entertainment some Friday evenings. Small amount of outdoor seating seasonally.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Avoid this place and especially the food. The service is sweaty and the owner is pretentious. My overall review is based on an experience I will never forget. Thanks for the opportunity to warn all.

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Liverpool, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

we found Bella's via trip advisor and the review held true. We both had the seafood pasta and were amazed at the amount of seafood - lots of it and it was all cooked to perfection. As a Nova Scotian (visiting this area) I am particular about fish being cooked properly and they got it right! Carrot cake was pretty... More 

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Amherst, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

We often hold small meetings at Bellas. They always accommodate us in their cosy corner. I have tried many of their entrees but must say their Seafood Linguine is very tasty. Nice desserts too.

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Truro, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I'm not sure why or how - but Bella's coffee is my favorite tasting coffee - and I've been all over Canada & Europe. Any time I go there I order 2 coffees, drink one immediately and take the other home. I mostly go here for desert, and it's delicious every single time. The servers are wonderful and it's a... More 

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BC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Worth the effort to come off the freeway to find the bistro. The food was great and the service was friendly and good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 Victoria St, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: 902-660-3090

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Canadian

Description

902-660-3090 - must add this to the list, a choice for people who do not want fast food nor pub food nor ok chinese. Huge surprise to find this delightful restaurant in this town. Lovely watercolors by local artist, guitar player - excellent food - went back twice in 24 hours - supper was beautiful haddock, rice and veg $12. Went back for lunch - yummy panini $8 , chowder $6 and salads $8. Very reasonable
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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