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Bella's Cafe & Bistro

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117 Victoria St, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
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
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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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Amherst, Canada
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English first
Amherst, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Reviewer
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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

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

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Harpenden
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Ate here twice whilst we stayed in Amherst. They have live music on a Friday which gives the restaurant a nice atmosphere. Very friendly staff, good food and service, for a small town like Amherst it was a good find.

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Salem, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Thanks to Trip Advisor, my friend and I found Bella's Cafe and Bistro on a recent trip to Amherst, Nova Scotia. Bella's is a charming little spot in downtown Amherst. The food and service were great! I ordered only a salad and an appetizer rather than a full dinner, thus the four stars. The lasagne I saw on another diner's... More 

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Weyburn, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This sweet little spot always delivers wonderful food, service, atmosphere & the wish to return as soon as possible.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 Victoria St, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Amherst

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?