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Bella of Ancaster - Philip Shaver House

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1034 Garner Rd W, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 3K9, Canada
+1 905-648-5225
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ladies Night !

This is a beautiful 3 roomed restaurant in a restored historic home,The Philip Shaver House, in Ancaster ON. The parking lot is behind the restaurant & it is very large & tree lined--a lovely beginning. The restaurant is open for lunch most days and for dinner late in the week. I absolutely would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
OntarioGinger186
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Hamilton, Canada
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Cambridge
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Many years ago I was a very frequent visitor to the Philip Shaver House when it was one of the better restaurants in Ontario. Intimate, small menu but excellent food. It has since changed hands and I was somewhat disappointed. In fact it appears now to be a restaurant tacked onto a boutique. We were here for lunch and whilst... More 

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Ancaster, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I hadn't been here since the change of ownership and was amazed at the effort that has gone into renovations. This is a beautiful location and the meal and service were superb. We arrived very late due to the usual traffic problems on the QEW, but our reception was gracious and we were never hurried. They were ready and willing... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is a beautiful 3 roomed restaurant in a restored historic home,The Philip Shaver House, in Ancaster ON. The parking lot is behind the restaurant & it is very large & tree lined--a lovely beginning. The restaurant is open for lunch most days and for dinner late in the week. I absolutely would phone or check their website before heading... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Our thanks to Bella's for making our 55th Anniversary celebration a memorable occasion. We were in a beautifully decorated room and received excellent service for our delicious dinners. Our family and friends would definitely return. July 11,15

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Good food, service staff are very attentive, maybe overly so. The restaurant is still evolving, but really worth a try. The place is beautifully renovated. Really deserves a visit

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A quiet fine dining just on the west edge of Ancaster. A little out of the way but the food and atmosphere is worth your visit. Slightly on the high end side re prices but the food is good. Not a family style place.

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Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We recently had our wedding reception at Bella. It was a second wedding with a group of 40. It was difficult for us to find a lovely restaurant that could accommodate this number and also be accessible for people with walkers. They let us have our ceremony outside of the restaurant, with canapes being served afterwards on their lovely patio.... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

AS friends, at least 2-3 times a year, as a group of 4, we like to go out and try all the upper class restaurants in our area. We talk about everything but work, and often spend 3 hours plus,at each eating establishment...it helps us to decide whether we enjoyed ourselves, and rarely make rash,or split second decisions on our... More 

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Elaine S, Owner at Bella of Ancaster - Philip Shaver House, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of Bella of Ancaster. We welcome any constructive. We value our patrons input and are always striving to provide excellent customer service. We hope to see you in the near future and wish you all the best. Warm regards Elaine More 

Hamilton, On
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I have driven by Bella's many times, but never stopped in. Recently a work event was held there for dinner. We had a private room, and the services was excellent!! Although looking at the menu the prices seems a little steep, after tasting the food it is worth it! I would definitely return

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Elaine S, Manager at Bella of Ancaster - Philip Shaver House, responded to this review

Thank you for you recent review. We are happy that you a positive experience and we hope to see soon whether it is business or pleasure. All the Best Sara More 

Ancaster, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

From the salad to dessert it was all well presented and satisfied my pallet.The service was fast and friendly...and I could shop after lunch..what more does a girl need?!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1034 Garner Rd W, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 3K9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton  >  Ancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 905-648-5225
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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