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Bella's Bistro Italian

#113 of 2,174 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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1445 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2X4, Canada
+1 613-724-6439
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you ever feel the need to pick yourself up after a tough couple of weeks sometimes going to a really nice restaurant where the staff are thoughtful, friendly, warm and the food is great and the wine is well paired can lift your spirits. Bella's is such a place where you can re-connect, recharge and come away feeling like... More 

Thank The L
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic Food, Service, Atmosphere, and Wine. The best value in Ottawa. Our Favorite! We have made it our Annual Wedding Anniversary Restaurant.

Thank Ed K
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

His small restaurant, situated in an old house on Wellington street in Westboro, is a gem! The pasta is made in site and was absolutely excellent. The trout dish was also perfect. Service was slow but friendly and professional. The prices were on par with any good Italian restaurant. A must restaurant to visit in Ottawa!

Thank M S
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

My wife and I always go to Bella's for any special occasions and sometimes just for a regular dinner. We always recommend it to our friends. The food and home made soups and sauces are amazing, prepared by Bella, the owner and her husband who work and create in the kitchen.

Thank Bob R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

The food was good and the service excellent. Small place, but good ambience. Recommended for italian food. Enough parking.

Thank RestaurantAholic
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I have been here many times as it is an all time favorite. Honestly be selfish and come with a couple of friends. It is a small kitchen, Bella the name sake is the chef and so large groups do not work as well as small intimate dinners. I was there last week with a group of 27, even with... More 

1 Thank Bailieski
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The menu is varied and food consistent, although like many Ottawa eateries, a little pricey. But if romance and intimate dining are the goal, this spot is best on a week night; weekends are too noisy to enjoy both food and conversation. You'll be looking for a respite and quieter location to enjoy coffee and dessert after the chaos of... More 

1 Thank luluenviaje
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Very romantic, intimate setting. Wonderful menu, phenomenal service. Parking difficult, but well worth it.

Thank spinnychick
Manotick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

The owner, now in her mid60's, still cooks the meals. Her sons serve. Amazing meal. Amazing service. I had the Caesar Salad and it was very good (second only to Le Continental in Quebec City). Had the chicken with honey mustard sauce, it was excellent. Very welcoming and a traditional home cooked Italian meal. Would recommend easily.

Thank Dan L
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Love this restaurant. Have been there many times. One of the best, if not THE best Italian restaurants in Ottawa. Service is impeccable.

1 Thank Janet S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar
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Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1445 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2X4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-724-6439

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?