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564 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2433
+1 518-891-1551
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: A family run Italian-American restaurant since 1996, La Bella's is located...
A family run Italian-American restaurant since 1996, La Bella's is located on route 86 as you're going towards the Olympic village of Lake Placid. We specialize in pasta, steak, seafood, chicken, and veal dishes. Our unique quality is a strong dedication to preparing most of our food from scratch and using fresh ingredients to maximize taste in all of our dishes. Whether it's the bread and dipping sauce we give you as soon as your seated, the entree, or dessert, you can bet that it was probably homemade. On top of guaranteed freshness, we offer generous portions at modest prices so that you really get the bang for your buck! Not a dining out kind of person? You can enjoy our full service bar that is located on the opposite side of the dining room. Our bar offers a large variety of liquors and wines, as well as a decent selection of bottled beers and beer on tap. In case you do get hungry, there is a special bar menu that does burgers, special sandwiches, and fried food among other foods as well. If you're looking for a restaurant with fast, friendly service, homemade fresh food, and a relaxing atmosphere, then La Bella's is exactly the right pick for you!
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Good for:
Families with children
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
a comfortable setting

We walked to this restaurant from our lodging. It was not busy and we could choose our own table. Service was fine and the meal was just what I had expected.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2014
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georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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georgia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We walked to this restaurant from our lodging. It was not busy and we could choose our own table. Service was fine and the meal was just what I had expected.

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Kingston, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Since it was so close to my hotel, and the reviews seemed positive, I decided to try La Bella Ristorante. There were a lot of cars in the parking lot which is usually a good sign, however when I went into the restaurant there were only 2 other couples. The cars must belong to the staff, or perhaps the cook... More 

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New york
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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A larger group that we were with had just received salads after 8:00pm when the lights suddenly went out. We waited a while to have the staff let us know what was going on. Finally, a server came and said that the power company had been called to fix the issue. When we asked how long it would take, we... More 

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Went there with friends, was later on at night, food was good and plenty of it. Some of us had Ribeye and it was the biggest 12 oz I have ever had. Staff was great. Definitely check it out if you want a quiet evening supper.

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New York, Ny
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Labellas has always been a family favorite every year my family and I come up for the Ironman. With so many choices and a great location and the way out of town for Lake Placid, it is definelty a place to check out on your adirondack vacation!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Awesome food and our waiter was very good ! Would recommend to stop in and try. There was 4 of us with different tastes

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

In the Adirondacks it is difficult to find excellent food well prepared. Most places take themselves way too seriously and then overcharge for mediocre dining experiences. La Bella Ristorante delivers an excellent experience and wonderful food. Their pastas are properly prepared which of course ads to the Italian cachet. Chicken and veal parmesan portions were huge and delicious as were... More 

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New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My wife and I both enjoyed our meal. I loved the Spicey Fra Diavolo over linguine. My wife enjoyed the veal and was unable to eat it all. Service was fast and friendly.

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Petaluma, California
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221 reviews 221 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I both ordered the dozen steamed clams for $13. They were meaty and cooked very well, although the broth was a little salty. Portions of pasta that others ordered were huge, so if you are looking for big food, this is the place. I'm not running back to this place, but the clams were done very well.

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Saranac Lake, New York
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17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Ive eaten at a lot of places in saranac lake due to being my favoite vacation stop and this is one of my stop i have to make each time. My wife love coming her too

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 564 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2433
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saranac Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 518-891-1551

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions

Description

A family run Italian-American restaurant since 1996, La Bella's is located on route 86 as you're going towards the Olympic village of Lake Placid. We specialize in pasta, steak, seafood, chicken, and veal dishes. Our unique quality is a strong dedication to preparing most of our food from scratch and using fresh ingredients to maximize taste in all of our dishes. Whether it's the bread and dipping sauce we give you as soon as your seated, the entree, or dessert, you can bet that it was probably homemade. On top of guaranteed freshness, we offer generous portions at modest prices so that you really get the bang for your buck! Not a dining out kind of person? You can enjoy our full service bar that is located on the opposite side of the dining room. Our bar offers a large variety of liquors and wines, as well as a decent selection of bottled beers and beer on tap. In case you do get hungry, there is a special bar menu that does burgers, special sandwiches, and fried food among other foods as well. If you're looking for a restaurant with fast, friendly service, homemade fresh food, and a relaxing atmosphere, then La Bella's is exactly the right pick for you!

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