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Bella's Bistro Italian

#185 of 2,198 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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1445 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2X4, Canada
+1 613-724-6439
17:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited Bella's several times over the years, you can always count on for quality and the service. The menu is simple and food consistent, a little pricey. The Owner still cooks in the kitchen, that will explain the consistency and quality. If you’re looking to have a romantic dinner, this spot is best on a week night; weekends are... More 

Thank Michael T
Ottawa, Canada
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been a few times. Went on New Years Eve. Had reservations. They seated us upstairs, a very steep narrow staircase even though I protested. I don't do well with stairs and my father uses a walker. Lots of empty tables downstairs but they didn't care. $40 for a filet and it was awful. Service was SLOW. We waited over... More 

Thank spinnychick
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Ridiculously expensive for what you get and the service was slow, even though our group was instructed to pick a set menu prior to our visit. Don't bother going!

Thank Riccardo L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

On October we went back to Bella's Bistro for a Birthday Dinner. You can always count on for quality and the service was excellent. Two of us had ravioli with seafood and really enjoyed it. The third person had veal and said it ws delicious.

Thank Marina L
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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 

Thank Catherine S
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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 :-)

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Burlington, Vermont
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank lprivitera2016
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 

Thank The L
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Ed K
Ottawa, Canada
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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!

Thank M S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
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?