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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: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
Surprised!

My husband and I always enjoyed the Phillip Shaver House and we're disappointed when it closed. However, the opening of Bella has been an pleasant surprise. The menu is fresh, the food delicious and the service could not have been better. The new decor is chic, modern and romantic. We will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Donna S
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Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
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  • Reservations
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English first
Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I always enjoyed the Phillip Shaver House and we're disappointed when it closed. However, the opening of Bella has been an pleasant surprise. The menu is fresh, the food delicious and the service could not have been better. The new decor is chic, modern and romantic. We will definitely be going back.

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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Well after two conversations and emails exchanged, I had an appointment to go over menu for an upcoming event. Loved the house. But after 15 minutes of conversation and budget discussions about my event, Sarah decided to tell me house booked for my date. As she flipped around in reservation book I noticed nothing was booked. I had talked to... More 

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

This review was not 100% correct. On Friday February 20th a lady called the restaurant inquiring about having a event for a first communion. The server who spoke to her wrote her name and number as I was not there in the evening. The following day I left message on her answering machine to follow up and left my name,number... More 

Ancaster, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I had reservations for a business dinner. Food fantastic, staff wonderful, atmosphere cozy. We will be back. Great little shop in the restaurant too where you might find some hidden gems to buy for yourself or others!

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ontario
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Food was extremely good, the rooms in this restaurant/old house are beautiful. Well decorated, and attentive service. Every one had something different in our party of four, and all was delicious. You do have to realise it is very pricey, but worth it.!

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Mount Hope
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

With 3 other couples that we have been sharing New Years Eve with for over 40 years, it was our turn to pick the location. We have been to The Philip Shaver House/Bella's over the years and when we discovered that they had planned a special menu and jazz duo for the occasion we asked if they could book us... More 

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Nanticoke
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Wow we walked in well decorated for Christmas, tables set beautifully. We had a slight problem with our waiter maybe a new one he had to be called to wait on us for menu's drinks coffee. The meal and presentation was well done. We also visited the gift shop which is unbelievable some very unique gifts. Will definitely come back... More 

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Ancaster, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious dinner at Bella's of Ancaster and will be back! Romantic setting and excellent friendly service!

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We attempted to make a reservation for dinner for four people. My husband e-mailed and received no response. The website stated that they were in fact open on a Tuesday night. Later that morning, he phoned the restaurant and left a message. No one responded. We took the chance that the reservation was in place. Unfortunately, we were wrong. The... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Friends took me out for my birthday to Bella’s this past Saturday evening. The historic house had a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. The tables are well spaced and set beautifully. Our meals were flawless, as was the service provided by Cathy. She picked a good wine to accompany our varied meals. We will be visiting again and again to sample the... More 

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Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Bella's is our favorite restaurant and we love it. The food is wonderful and the service and surroundings are amazing. Food is really well prepared and will accommodate for vegetarian and other preferences. The very best for romantic dinners or mid day lunch.

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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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