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Bella's Bistro Italian

1445 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2X4, Canada
+1 613-724-6439
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1445 Wellington St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2X4, Canada
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Consistent amazing homemade food, great evening specials, cozy atmosphere and fine service. Bella's is local, family owned and literally one of Ottawa's best Italian restaurants. Onsite and street parking available. Large party room for special occasions. Outdoor patio. Make reservations to avoid disappointment.

1  Thank bestfamilyadventures
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We have been living in the Westboro area of Ottawa for almost 9 years and had yet to try Bella's Bistro Italian. This amazing, family owned restaurant has been in business for 23 years and, in this competitive restaurant market area, we now know why....More

Thank Travel_time321
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The menu is nice, but what makes it special is the willingness to modify and adopt to the customers needs and wishes. The pasta was perfect, the flavor perfectly balanced, the bread warm and sooo light and fluffy (allowing it to soak up just the...More

Thank Peter_Bomberg
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Bella's is intimate, comfortable and always a delight for the senses. My partner and I both had pasta dishes ( Fettucine al Buongusto - Tiger shrimp in creamy creole sauce, and Gnocchi con prosciutto e funghi, hand made potato gnocchi with prosciutto and mushrooms). Both...More

Thank Henry S
Reviewed 7 May 2017

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...More

Thank fixer12017
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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...More

Thank localdiner2017
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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...More

Thank smloo6
Reviewed 25 April 2017 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
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...More

Thank CalgaryTraveller5
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank Stephke1983
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18 February 2017|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Hi, In our experience, no, Bella's doesn't usually have a table hote. Cheers, N
25 October 2016|
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Response from M S | Reviewed this property |
I would say no, unfortunately. Maybe call and ask though
4 October 2016|
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Response from M S | Reviewed this property |
I would highly recommend a reservation. It's a small restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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