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Stella Luna

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1103 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4, Canada
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

That's the verdict of my teenaged waffle expert, who has actually eaten a waffle in Belgium so is qualified to judge. At Stella Luna, hers was smothered in nutella, mine buried in berries and both were hot, fresh and as my kid says - "a beast of a waffle." Not small. Stella Luna is a charming, crowded local bistro specializing... More 

Thank David L
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best freshest gelato in the world. We live nearby and go there for gelato fix, or hot chocolate, or waffle. Everything is great there. The atmosphere is very relaxed and cosy. Highly recommend.

Thank nataliastrelkova
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I started coming to Stella's in 2016 over the summer. My mom had raved about this place and I finally decided to go and now I'm addicted. I have not been since the summer but they have amazing flavours and many to choose from. There is always a line (at least when I go in the summer) but it's worth... More 

Thank Alissa D
Ottawa, Canada
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at Stella Luna for a saturday lunch, with the grand daughter. We, the adults, chose panini : greek salad panini for me and BLT panini for the husband. The two sandwiches were amazing : crunchy but tender inside, full or fresh ingredients. We licked our fingers when finished. Meanwhile, the little girl was happily eating a superb banana... More 

Thank md041019
Ottawa, Canada
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are semi-regulars at Stella Luna. Always enjoy gelato and waffles and some time try the cakes. This time the experiment was Banana Chocolate cake. This was a generous portion and the cake was great with the exception of the icing, which too sweet. However, the main purpose of this post is service. At 8pm on a February weekday, the... More 

Thank Maxim B
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great selection of gourmet panini on ever so fresh rolls and a selection of innovative gekato flavors to die for.

Thank Rob-Ottawa-27
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170 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Stella Luna is the perfect family cafe. There is no wi-fi. Families come here to enjoy waffles, a panini, gelato or a latte and actually talk to each other. The place is quite spacious with lots of seating capacity. The gelato flavours change daily and are of the highest quality. The owner (Tammy) has won several gelato awards for her... More 

Thank Canadatom1
Montreal, Canada
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Yes, the gelato is fabulous, but we usually go because it's one of the most comfortable restaurant/cafes in Ottawa and because we love the waffles (available all day!) crepes, mini quiches and cappuccinos. There is such a warm atmosphere in this place and one often sees 2- and 3-generation families enjoying the great food and one another's company. Poor service?... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

After a stroll along Bank Street on a sunny Sunday afternoon, we stopped in to try the caffe latte at Stella Luna. We used to go there for ice cream, but this time it was for coffee. We had two nice chairs in the window. The place was busy, actually full - some people were having ice cream, but others... More 

Thank Golferboy18
Richmond Hill, Canada
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141 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We think this is the best gelato place in Ottawa and if the queue is an indicator, many people think so too! Excellent gelato - worth the wait! Absolutely enjoyable experience - great flavours especially the Ferrero Rocher!

Thank May W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1103 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 16135231116
Awarded a Bronze Medal in The Americas at the Gelato World Tour 2016, advancing to the World Tour Finals in Italy, 2017! Trained in Bologna by Italy's finest; owner and Master Gelato Chef Tammy Giuliani combines old-world techniques and recipes with a passion for finely prepared food. Stella Luna has been rated Top 5 Desserts in Ontario and is listed on Urban Spoon as "Canada's Best 100 Places to Eat". More than just gelato, Stella Luna is a family owned and operated European style Cafe, serving up gourmet panini, hearty soups, eclectic salads, buttermilk waffles, crepes, decadent desserts and specialty coffees with Italian flare. Stella Luna - intimate ambiance, exceptional food!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?