Bella's Bistro Italiano

3.5/5
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Restaurant type

  • Bistro,

Cuisine type

  • Italian,

Dishes

  • Pizza,
  • Pasta,

Features

  • Restaurant With Terrace,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
1445 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2X4
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Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

Methods of Payment:

  • Diners Club

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les28195
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This restaurant has been our favorite for over 18 years now. Amazing food, relaxed atmosphere, impeccable service.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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I went to Bella`s Bistro with my girlfriend on...

I went to Bella`s Bistro with my girlfriend on Valentine`s Day. It was without a doubt busy, but what else will you expect on such an evening? Although it was packed and it was quite long, the food definately did not dissapoint. I ordered the Fettuccine con Pollo Primavera and my girlfriend ordered the Scaloppine di Vitello Saporite. Both dishes were absolutely perfect (her veal was definatley top notch). The server was extremely polite; the kitchen was backed up so he got us some free salad, and at the end of our meal he even gave us a free piece of chocolate cake to-go. Definately great service, excelent food, beautiful atmosphere. A little loud, small, long time for food (3 hours in total). But I would definately make the trip again.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Incredible - my favourite Italian restaurant

I've been here several times now, and every time I leave I'm raving about it. I cannot get enough of the Chicken Saltimbocca, even though it's been relegated to a "Specials" item - but they can always do special orders. Do yourselves a favour and order this - it is the best food I've ever tasted, really. Things to change: Dessert menu could be expanded; decor could b updated, but it still nice and cozy

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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I was so unimpressed with the service. The food...

I was so unimpressed with the service. The food was reasonably good, but the night was ruined because the guy was so rude... spending $70 dollars on valentine's day, I would expect much more.

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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The food was pretty good...but portions are very...

The food was pretty good...but portions are very small and everyone was still hungry leaving this place, despite paying about 50 per preson! Come on guys....two little cannelonies for 20 bucks? The service was great, so no fault with the staff.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Amazing restaurant. The best italian food in...

Amazing restaurant. The best italian food in Ottawa. I alwayshave teh same dish and it is to die for.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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The sauces were by far the tastiest I have had at...

The sauces were by far the tastiest I have had at any restaurant. Almost worth going to eat here based strictly on the sauces. The quality of the food was excellent and I was more then full when I was done my meal. The wine selection was very good and the waiters recommendations were right on the money. Cant' wait to go back.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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My wife and I have recently revisited this cute...

My wife and I have recently revisited this cute little bistro and found our experience to be truly wounderful. We had the homemade lobster ravioli for an appetizer and loved it. It was fresh and meaty,real lobster. The sauce was to die for. For our main meals, we had the veal saporite and the chicken honey, both were execellent. For dessert we had a piece of sabayon cake, "who needs men anyway!" said my wife. This restaurant is our favorite.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Very disappointed. My husband and I definitley...

Very disappointed. My husband and I definitley expected better. My pasta sauce was so runny it looked and tasted like it came from a can and then water was added to it. Service was very slow. One waitress for 6 tables and she was very slow.

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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Our evening out at Bella’s was a great...

Our evening out at Bella’s was a great experience. The restaurant itself is in a beautiful old house, with a patio area in the front. The service was great, but it was definitely outdone by the quality of the food. Both of the special dishes that we order were amazing. Although my girlfriends Ravioli was a smaller portion, it was very filling and tasted truly delectable (and I believe it was hand(/home)-made). Overall, the meal was outstanding and very reasonably priced as it was less than $80 (with tax) for both specials, a couple of appetizers, and a few drinks.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Food was great and the service was phenominal as...

Food was great and the service was phenominal as it always is when I visit Bella's. It is a shame people who did not even eat at the restaurant gave it all 1s.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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The food was great, the service was lousy. In...

The food was great, the service was lousy. In the service industry the server should smile, but polite and be patient. This guy was none of the above. I looked at the Bella's website and their last good review was in 2000. That must mean something.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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Excellent restaurant. Never disappointed. Food...

Excellent restaurant. Never disappointed. Food and service are exceptional.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Excellent food and service. Will definitely be...

Excellent food and service. Will definitely be returning.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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I had organized a party at this restaurant...

I had organized a party at this restaurant, 2 days before the party was to be held, they called me to cancel the reservation, due to an error on the part of their staff. They were not acoomodating at all, and really put me in a bind. The way they treated their customer in this situation is not acceptable.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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Chef Raffaela “Bella” Milito opened Bella’s Bistro Italiano with her two brothers in 1995. Bella’s husband has also joined the team as pasta chef, as have other family members running the dining room. Offering a cozy restaurant ambiance, this family-run business creates a truly warm and welcoming dining experience. The delicious dish variations include spinach linguine with smoked salmon, vodka and capers in a tomato cream sauce.

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