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Bella's Bistro Italian

#139 of 2,201 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 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 each item they have is one that they do with proper cooking and seasoning. The... More 

Thank fixer12017
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 recommend!

Thank localdiner2017
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 staff for making our experience great! Seating: The restaurant accommodated us by seating us comfortable... More 

Thank smloo6
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Calgary, Canada
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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 veal dish with Gorgonzola. Both were delicious and the pasta was clearly freshly made. Portions... More 

Thank CalgaryTraveller5
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
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 bite of their food makes me forget about the price tag as I even find... More 

Thank Stephke1983
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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 friendly if you dont like certain meals with certain sauce etc... very catered to the... More 

Thank diutran88
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 is obviously in-house and is creamy and lemony. The pasta, also house-made, is tender and... More 

Thank Nancy B
Ottawa, Canada
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133 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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 in an old home, so there are issues of accessibility, and it does have a... More 

Thank Chris W
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 served. Situated in an old house, the restaurant presents a faded retro charm that makes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, 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?