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Bella's Bistro Italian

#103 of 2,170 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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Ottawa, Canada
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145 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 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 24 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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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We reserved at Bella's Bistro on the advice of a friend. Great advice! A very nice welcoming when entering this converted house/restaurant. Our waiter (one of the family) made us feel comfortable, no rushing here, and explained the menu. We ordered wine and two mussel appetizers, one with a spicy red sauce and one with a leek cream sauce. The... More 

Thank Blake N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

A family favourite! Always fresh and delicious. Not a large place nor a large menu but suitable for a family mixed with vegetarians and carnivores! Pleasant ambience makes for a nice dining experience ... Can't help comparing this to our favourite Italian restaurant in Edmonton (PiccoLino) and Edmonton wins, hands down... Still, Bella's is delicious, authentic and very nice.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Another wonderfully nostalgic italian meal at Bella’s this weekend. Caesar Salad the way Julius himself would have wanted it, fresh pasta, tender veal and a short but very diversified wine list. Yum!

Thank Jean V
Ottawa, Canada
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616 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 823 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Bella's is one of the best restaurants in Ottawa. The food is homemade from scratch, made with love. Family owned and operated with care and attention to detail in every aspect. Service is amazing and you feel appreciated from the moment you arrive. If you have not tried Bella's you are missing out! Reservations a must. Parking available.

1 Thank bestfamilyadventures
Gatineau, QC, Canada
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It was our second visit to Bella's Bistro. First time was a week day, so, it was very quiet and everything was perfect. Second time was a Saturday evening and the place was packed. There is free parking next to the building. The four of us waited a reasonable amount of time for the waitress to take our orders. However,... More 

Thank BluesharkGatineau
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I had not been to Bella's in many years, and was not disappointed....food and service are still excellent.

1 Thank 101Gourmet
ottawa, ontario
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I've eaten at Bella's at least 20 times throughout the years... It's a great restaurant with excellent service and the food from scratch has only missed with me twice.. I'm very fussy since I'm a chef myself...recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants fresco italian ...

Thank slideking69
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Had one of the specials of the night that was "rack of lamb" and it was the worst lamb I have ever had. Paid $39.00 for well done lamb (I asked for it medium). Tasted tough and as if it had been previously frozen, old and tasteless. Vegetables (potaotes, carrots, green beans) tasted as if they had been warmed up... More 

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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?