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la bella Italian Restaurant and pizzeria

2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
603-319-8213
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Portsmouth
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

So So food with a forgettable atmosphere which is BYOB. They allow customers to bring in all kinds of beer/wine and spirits but God forbid if you bring in a soda they do not carry themselves. I guess personal choice only to alcohol. Do not like the way I have seen employees treated here, for that alone 2 strikes and... More 

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I'm sorry you feel this way but we don't have any employees, here. It is 100% family owned and family run. More 

Portsmouth New Hampshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a great locally owned restaurant with consistently good food and service. It's a BYOB, so in some cases makes dinner easier on the wallet. We have been here several times and always enjoy what we order. They have also been very accommodating for special requests on the food. The cook does like seasonings, you will find lots of... More 

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Rye, New Hampshire, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Tried La Bella for the second time. Didn't like it the first time so we thought we would give it another try. Service was so slow. We ordered an appetizer but never got it. We had to ask for water refills. We ordered pizza and didn't get a pizza server so had to use our hands. Seems like they were... More 

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New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is by far my favorite Italian restaurant. The staff is incredibly friendly, the food is outstanding and the atmosphere is wonderful. Everything is so fresh. Highly recommend the gnocchi and bruschetta. If you are visiting the NH Seacoast it's definitely worth the stop.

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New Hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were the first customers in the restaurant this evening. Decided to sit in one of their spacious booths. Very comfortable. Brought our own bottle of wine. Sipped while we waited for our food to arrive. Soups were a great way to start. Fresh, hot, and flavorful. My wife's veal dish and my eggplant parmesan delightful. Their meatballs, oh so... More 

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The restaurant is located in a mall. It is small and very inviting with soft colored walls and beautiful pictures of Italy and coastal NH. Our waitress was very good abad brought our drinks promptly. It is a BYOB and will supply the glasses for wine or beer. I had the iced tea and you could tell is was brewed... More 

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New England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

very good italian food!! portions are so big you could share, or have leftovers all week! I love their eggplant parm!

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My companion and I decided to do the split plate of the chicken parm as servings are so big these days. We saw the $4 charge and said that was OK by us to our server. We received two small rolls with garlic butter on top quite a long time before the food arrived and ate them right away. When... More 

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were looking for something different beyond the typical seafood restaurant fare. We found this lovely strip mall Italian restaurant on Tripadvisor and decided to check it out on a Saturday afternoon. We were greeted warmly and sat down at a comfortable table for four. The service was attentive and very friendly with a sincere effort to please. The garlic... More 

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I chose La Bella to carbo-load with 5 friends the night before we were running a half-marathon, based on their menu and gluten-free options. From the time the 6 of us barreled into this establishment where we were warmly greeted by the hostess until this time we left where the hostess was included in our group photo, we had the... 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

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