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2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
603-319-8213
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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Warm Welcome, With Plenty to Eat

A BYOB establishment, LaBella is run by a hard-working family. Tucked away in the corner of a strip mall, their menu has many interesting entrees. The service was good and the food mouth-watering. WARNING: Leave room for dessert! We were seeking out Italian, and found a diamond! My only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Jo Ann M
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Huntington Station, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

As I waited for my family to get back from the beach I did some research on a good place to eat. This restaurant got great reviews and the menu had a lot to pick from. We got a table for 8 and split the check in 3. We loved the BYOB and saved money on that end of the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Went to this restaurant with 8 people based on reviews. The food was bland and average. What motivated me to write a negative review was that they charged on soda refills and they included gratuity after tax. Charging on refills should be explained and gratuity included should be pretax. Felt very shady and will not go back.

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Huntington Station, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A BYOB establishment, LaBella is run by a hard-working family. Tucked away in the corner of a strip mall, their menu has many interesting entrees. The service was good and the food mouth-watering. WARNING: Leave room for dessert! We were seeking out Italian, and found a diamond! My only regret is that we live so far away.

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Epping, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Give them a try you won't be disappointed. For lunch we had Haddock special, dinner rolls and pizza - they were great. Will be back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

La Bella is the closest thing to authentic Italian food in the New England area. Walking into this family-owned restaurant is like stepping into your Italian grandmother's kitchen. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is intimate, and the service is wonderful. Try Uncle Vinny's veal..my husband's favorite, the sauce is amazing! Don't forget to bring your favorite bottle of wine!... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,846 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

La Bella is a BYOB restaurant with excellent Italian food. The recipes are from the cook’s mother who came from Revorno, Sicily. It is located in the Southgate Plaza Shopping Center down from McKinnon's Market & Super Butcher Shop and adjacent to Shio Japanese Restaurant. My group had a noon reservation. When we arrived, we were the first patrons of... More 

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Wells, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

What a wonderful surprise....while surfing the internet for "good deals" at restaurants in the Portsmouth area, I came across a "BYOB" in Portsmouth - La Bella Italian Restaurant and Pizzaria. Located in a large shopping strip mall area and open for lunch and dinner. The foyer area leads into a dining room with ten or so tables and an area... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Everything was fantastic from the moment we walked through the door. The Hostess greeted us promptly and was so friendly. The waitress was also very pleasant and friendly. The place was very clean although it could have been a bit warmer. My party had the Veal Parmesean with Linguine (2), Chicken Alfredo Fettucine, Mixed Seafood over gluten free Penne. Three... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I agree with Jennifer S. below, these guys provided us several entrees, appetizers, and desserts that were enjoyed tremendously by every single person at our large function for many family & friends. Many people asked about who prepared the food......wanting to go to their restaurant location the next day! Also, they were very professional to work with and went out... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

You guys rated a 12 on a 0-10 scale!!!! You catered our big party last > night at the Homewood Suites in Dover, and you guys were awesome, and > the food blew us away! The people that delivered the food and picked > up the pans at the end were so professional and so kind. I would like >... More 

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Additional Information about la bella Italian Restaurant and pizzeria

Address: 2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
Phone Number: 603-319-8213
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-319-8213

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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