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Bella's Bistro Italian

1445 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2X4, Canada
+1 613-724-6439
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1445 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2X4, Canada
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

We had great service and very kind caring wait staff. The food was spot on, with thin pasta and seasoned to perfection without any over powering themes and reminded me of the food I had when in Italy. This place has a limited menu, but...More

Thank fixer12017
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I dined here in a party of 6, were seated upstairs. It was a wonderful evening, quiet, relaxed atmosphere, our server was excellent. We never felt rushed. The food was delicious, everyone enjoyed apps, their meal, drinks and dessert! We will definitely be back! Highly...More

Thank localdiner2017
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The experience with Bella's management and food is hands down one of the best I have encountered. I contacted Bella's for a large group birthday party (milestone birthday!) and they were extremely helpful from beginning to end! Thank you to the chef, manager, and the...More

Thank smloo6
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Food was delicious. I'm giving 4 stars instead if 5 because there was a bit of a wait between my salad and then my main. But the waiter was polite, gave us bread, and refilled my drink. I would definitely go back.

Thank Carleigh Z
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed a nice dinner here with my partner. The wine list is limited but adequate. The menu is good, if a little limited. Still, portions were ample and the food fresh and well prepared. I enjoyed the chicken parmigiana and my partner had a...More

Thank CalgaryTraveller5
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I don't even know where to begin... this is probably a restaurant that deserves 5 star in the Michelin guide, if it doesn't already. The food, the ambiance, the history of the Italian family here is priceless! It is a more upscale restaurant and every...More

Thank Stephke1983
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Ive been a few times with friends. Never disappointed! Homemade pastas, sauce, and pretty much everything. Portions and flavours are just perfect! You'll be full but not coma stuffed! I love their soups and im not even a soup person! They are super flexible and...More

Thank diutran88
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Bella's offers traditional Italian dishes prepared and served with care. The gamberi in camicia (an appetizer serving of shrimp wrapped in prosciutto on puff pastry with an Amaretto cream sauce) is delicious. The Caesar salad is the best I've had in Ottawa -- the dressing...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Normally we only go to restaurants after reading other reviews (we hate to waste money on restaurants that aren't up to par). This time we headed to Bella's based on a personal recommendation - and are very pleased that we did. The restaurant is located...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Among the many Italian restaurants in Ottawa, Bella's would not be a bad choice. The food is good, as should be expected. But not great. Nothing that we had was memorable. A veal dish especially appeared to have been sitting too long waiting to be...More

Thank CdnTraveller43
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18 February 2017|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Hi, In our experience, no, Bella's doesn't usually have a table hote. Cheers, N
24 October 2016|
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Response from M S | Reviewed this property |
I would say no, unfortunately. Maybe call and ask though
3 October 2016|
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Response from M S | Reviewed this property |
I would highly recommend a reservation. It's a small restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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