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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 - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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
A Cozy Little Restaurant

My partner and I ate dinner here on a Friday night. The menu isn't large, but there is something for everyone. Being vegetarians, we chose the vegetarian offering, vegetable lasagna, which also happened to be on special that night. We ordered 2 dinners and split a Greek salad along with shared... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Humboldt County, CA
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Bangor, Maine
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233 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

After a stop at the nearby Nova Scotia provincial visitor centre, it was a short trip into Amherst for lunch. Bella's, on the main shopping street near banks and other services, provided a pleasant and quick (but not fast) lunch of soup, salad, and sandwiches. Soup (barley) was so-so. Salads were quite good and quite large - chicken was very... More 

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Tolland, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The food here is creative and very high quality. I had the Chicken salad with mango; it was tasty with light mayo, herbs and fresh greens. The cream of broccoli soup was a bit bland. My wife had the seafood chowder and it was excellent. The portions were filling so we didn't have room for dessert. I'd definitely stop here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My family and I have been to Bella's several times over the past few months. It is the nicest restaurant in Amherst. While the menu is not exhaustive the food is awesome and they are willing to make modifications to suit dietary preferences. The restaurant is small but adds to its quaint charm. The service is always impeccable and it... More 

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Amherst, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Food generally good, although soups I find to be bland. Their desserts are very good and homemade. Carrot cake and the coconut cake are very moist and delicious. One piece is enough for 2 people.

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Amherst, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My husband and I visited Bella's for our anniversary dinner. The restaurant, though small, has ample tables, and by the time we were there for some time, most were filled. They do take reservations, but we were there early so didn't bother. We asked to split a large spinach salad, and also to split the seafood pasta dish. I was... More 

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Humboldt County, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My partner and I ate dinner here on a Friday night. The menu isn't large, but there is something for everyone. Being vegetarians, we chose the vegetarian offering, vegetable lasagna, which also happened to be on special that night. We ordered 2 dinners and split a Greek salad along with shared glasses of white and red wine. I wouldn't say... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Nice little Bistro. Staff were friendly. Food was good and some of my family who were picky eaters loved it.

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Sackville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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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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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Additional Information about Bella's Cafe & Bistro

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

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?