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La Bella Ristorante

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564 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2433
+1 518-891-1551
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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
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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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent food and prices

Went there on a whim, had to wait awhile due to being short staffed. Service was ok even due to lack of help and a large group of people celebrating a birthday. Food was good and has decent portions. Would go back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Eldeen G
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Rensselaerville, New York
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Rensselaerville, New York
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Went there on a whim, had to wait awhile due to being short staffed. Service was ok even due to lack of help and a large group of people celebrating a birthday. Food was good and has decent portions. Would go back again.

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Thank Eldeen G
Cleveland, Ohio
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

After we checked into our hotel in Saranac Lake, we asked the hotel for dinner recommendations. La Bella Ristorante fit the bill. We both had pasta dishes, which were delicious. There were specials on the board to choose from, I had a special and my husband had something from the regular menu. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We... More 

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Thank travelermom
Alabama
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73 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Ordered take out due to long day of scenic drives & hiking. And had to pack for early departure next day. Very Good food and service. Had linguinni with clams & white sauce. Soup was ok but only b/c it was spinach something and I'm not a fan of spinach. They also provided a large chunk of bread for the... More 

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Thank MountainsLover192
Long Lake, New York, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We found LaBella's by accident GREAT food and lots of it, the whole staff is family and Debbie Reynolds who has been there 23 yrs . The Restaurant is 45 miles from my house and it is worth the drive. My friend and the whole group or when I want a meal that I know will be wonderful we drive... More 

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Thank William R
Adams Center, New York
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We discovered LaBella last May and I submitted a Review at that time. On our latest visit to the area, we brought friends and took them to LaBella for Dinner. Deborah was there and greeted us so warmly. We felt welcomed and valued. Once again, the food was absolutely amazing!! The dense warm yeasty bread with the unique dip, the... More 

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Thank JennyRuth1945
Utica, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The place was great, the food and service were top notch! im an Italian from Utica and we know great Italian food when we have it! thanks so much.

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Thank Joe T
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Wow! This was awesome Italian food and a wonderful surprise. I have had a lot of Italian cuisine and even in many places in Italy, but this restaurant beats them all.

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Thank tammileann
Adams Center, New York
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

While staying at the Crowne Plaza in Lake Placid, we decided to go out for dinner. Being a Tuesday Evening in Off-season, many restaurants were closed. We checked Trip Advisor and found that the Red Fox in Saranac Lake was listed as open so we went there. However, they were closed and had not updated Trip Advisor. They recommended La... More 

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Thank JennyRuth1945
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Whenever we vacation in the Adirondacks we go eat here at least twice to eat dinner. Service was always friendly .Food was excellent! Nicely done dinner/chef specials. Competitive pricing but on the higher end. Casual dress is perfectly fine..

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Thank Maggie A
georgia
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175 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 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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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

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 23
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?