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Stella Luna

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1103 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4, Canada
+1 613-523-1116
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Florida
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559 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Golferboy18
Richmond Hill, Canada
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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Thank May W
Edmonton
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were told to come down to this little place and pretty happy about it! #1 Ottawa loves their gelato - in a weird way. There are a ton of gelato places in this city. But this place has some AMAZING flavours, great service, and smiling staff, and there was live Jazz one night when we were there. We managed... More 

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Thank AngelVenom99
Rochester, New York
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I loved the gelato. Great taste, consistency, and variety. I wish I'd gotten the medium instead of the small! I'll definitely be going back there!

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Thank JPBornheimer
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

You must stop here if you're in Ottawa. The gelato is absolutely amazing! I would highly suggest trying the Ferrero Rocher =)

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Thank Tiffany A
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Always busy and I mean super busy with huge lines going outside the door during peek hours. There never seems to have the same employees working, which I find very odd.

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Thank Jacob G
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Huge gelato fan here and love trying new places and new flavours. Especially enjoyed their hazelnut flavours. Water in the back for free in glasses. Wish there was more seating in the summer or outdoor seating - lines are crazy there!

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Thank sail29er
Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure of getting a recommendation to visit Stella Luna. By far one of the best Panini's I have ever had and I've had many a panini in Italy. The gelato was beautifully made. Was drawn into the story of how the owner came to opening Stella Luna. The staff was friendly, attentive and just made you feel... More 

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Thank Tempesteco
Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Though we're somewhat regular at Stella Luna, we always get gelato. Today, for the first time tried the waffles (with forest berry compote). Must admit a great treat for 8 bucks. The waffle was fluffy an flavourful in and of itself. The whip cream was nice and thick too. Coffee, on the other hand, was quite mediocre - ended up... More 

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Thank Maxim B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you're in Ottawa, just go there. Arguably the best gelato I've had in North America, maybe even most parts of Europe. Watch out for your toddlers though, they put alcohol in some of their gelatos. And on Sunday nights from 9-10 they mark their gelato at 50% off, so if you can't dish out 8$ for ice cream, I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1103 Bank St, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-523-1116
Description
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?