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Bella's Bistro Italian

#127 of 2,185 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Italian, Canadian
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1445 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2X4, Canada
+1 613-724-6439
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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 

Thank lprivitera2016
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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
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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.

Thank Ed K
Ottawa, Canada
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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
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.

Thank Bob R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

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

Thank RestaurantAholic
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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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
Italian, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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?