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Bella's Bistro Italian

#120 of 2,169 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 - 10:00 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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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

This restaurant is always an absolutely delight to go to. The servers are so amazing and helpful to ensure you get exactly the experience you are looking for. The food is just beyond, you will not get better in the city of Ottawa. Every bite was delicious. We started with the Mussels in a cream and leek sauce....the best I... More 

1 Thank Y1756PVLindaB
Ottawa, Canada
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145 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

We made a reservation to Valentine day just about the day we were departing for a week-vacation. We were returning to Canada on the 10th of February and we wanted to make sure that we have a reserved table. It is not our first visit to this restaurant. Last time was also on Valentine day. We love this restaurant because... More 

Thank Gabriel N
Ottawa, Canada
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Five of us went to Bella's for a get together over dinner. It is a great little restaurant in an old house , therefore, lots of atmosphere. I hadn't been there for a long, long time. The menu is limited and they should get it right but they didn't. The bread while warmed was dry and obviously old. The veal... More 

1 Thank Dan M

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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
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
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?