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“Wonderful meal. Attentive but not rushed”

Bella's Bistro Italian
Ranked #126 of 2,856 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Just had a delicious meal at this restaurant a week ago - all four of us were very happy with our choices. The service was excellent and our waiter was attentive, professional, personable and humerous. We lingered on after dinner chatting away and not noticing the time. The staff were probably waiting for us to leave but we were not rushed at all. They all waved a cheerful goodbye when we finally departed. Sorry folks! Very nice evening in a lovely cozy atmosphere.

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5  Thank drummergal
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Went with wife and 2 friends and we really enjoyed the food. Restaurant was full by the time we arrived at for our 7:00 reservations, which says something about the quality and popularity of this restaurant. The food was very good, wine list very reasonable, deserts exceptional.

Service was very good in spite of fact that they brought me wrong food order which they quickly rectified.

Easy to get to, lot's of parking

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1  Thank jphupe
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

I come to this restaurant alone a couple times a year and always am treated very well. The lobster/crab ravioli is always a delight, and the home-made ice cream is delicious. I will come come back often!

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6  Thank Dottawa212
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

In general, the food at Bella's is excellent. I have been there several times and have never been disappointed. Although this visit did not live up to expectations, it was still a lovely meal. We had the most delightful appetizer - Gamberi in Camicia - shrimp wrapped with prosciutto, nestled in a fluffy puff pastry, with a hint of amaretto cream sauce. This was the highlight of our meal. The selected salad - Insalata della Salute - was fresh, light, and delivered. Our main course was a "pasta of the day" - parpadella with scallops. It was rather bland. The pecan pie was simply average. The service was attentive. I will return to Bella's simply because there are dishes I'd like to try (for example the veal scaloppine flambéed with Grand Marnier and finished with cream) and because the chef will apparently prepare a unique dish for you, based on what you would like to eat. I would love to try the shrimp we had as an appetizer (without the prosciutto and puff pastry) over al dente pasta with that amaretto cream sauce. Oh, that sounds really good!

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Thank DMM-Ottawa
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We have enjoyed eating at Bella's on multiple occasions. My husband loves their appetizers so much he tends to get multiple apps instead of a main course! By far the carpaccio is the best in Ottawa! We will most certainly be back the next time we are in town!

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7  Thank Lovetravelalot999
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