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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Great renovation

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Mary Ann L
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English first
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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
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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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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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6 reviews
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 4 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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Ancaster, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The server was excellent. Love the fact that the tables are placed far enough apart that you can have a private conversation. The food was very good but do not think it was spectacular. For their prices I think it should have been a bit better. The serviettes were rolled in a silver ring and the rings were removed from... More 

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

After carefully reading your review and thinking about what you have said I felt it was important to respond to your critique. We take our customer satisfaction serious and try to provide a great experience for each individual. We would never think of our patrons are thieving in fact we encourage a sense of freedom as we have a a... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Was the old Shaver house that has been extensively renovated. Three different rooms to choose from. Menu is good but a little limited. Have been there a few times and service has been good to great. Still needs to work out some of the kinks

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Thoughtful options like the duck confit with our table bread Made our dinner special and waiting to see what the next course would bring. I had the duck - one of my favourite meals. And the lobster risotto was delicious.

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Hamilton Ontario
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One a year, a group of ladies head down to Hwy 5 to take on this wonderful restaurant. We never come out hungry, disappointed or disillusioned. We feel well looked after, not ripped off and completely satisfied with this afternoon of food, and beautiful company. The staff looks after us very well, and only appear when we need them.....can't wait... More 

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Additional Information about Bella of Ancaster - Philip Shaver House

Address: 1034 Garner Rd W, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 3K9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-648-5225
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton  >  Ancaster
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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  • 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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