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Bella's Bistro Italian

#166 of 2,189 Restaurants in Ottawa
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1445 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2X4, Canada
+1 613-724-6439
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17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Food was good but nothing special for the price with a standard Italian fare menu lacking creativity. Atmosphere downstairs is bland and it was very noisy. Value for price paid just not there anymore as it used to be. Restaurant feels kind of shabby and needs a facelift. I wanted to love it but left feeling completely indifferent...We won't return.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, stellar service, consistently good year after year. Many thanks to the chefs and owners :-)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Enjoy your wine while each plate of great food is beautifully prepared for you. Catching sight of the chef pulling the ravioli pasta gave me a chance to offer a thumbs up. Smiling in return both of us knew something special is being offered. Delicious roasted potatoes and steamed vegetables were a nice side to flavourful veal. The chicken Parmesan... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

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 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 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!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

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

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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?