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La Bella

802 West 18 Street, Corner of 18th and Liberty Streets, Erie, PA 16502-1638
(814) 456-2244
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Ranked #6 of 340 Restaurants in Erie
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 29, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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96% Recommend
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English first
Milford, NH
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This little gem could compete favorably in food trendy places like Portland, ME or Park Slope. Everything from the dipping oil to risotto were well prepared and delicious. Prices were quite reasonable. You can BYOB (State Store a mile down 18th St to the north). Interesting decor in a restored old building.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Very interesting menu, lots of unique dishes and seasonal specials. Can't say enough good about LaBella. Prices are very fair, especially considering the quality and quantity.

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Bradenton, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is a nice quaint little Bistro Restaurant, where everything is made from scratch. Very fresh ingredients, unique and very delicious dinners. The portions are more than enough. Everyone in our party ended taking home food, they couldn't finish. Can't wait to return for more. Excellent service and very clean place. Two thumbs up!!!!

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I finally found another great restaurant in Erie. The food was absolutely outstanding. The menu and chef is pretty creative, so be prepared to experience a few things outside the box. We had a fig, date, and italian sausage appetizer. As strange as it sounds, it was truly great. Their salad dressings are really amazing. There is a lot of... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This was my 2nd visit to La Bella and I wasn't disappointed. The restaurant decor is fun, colorful and ecclectic; a breath of fresh air compared to other restaurants in Erie. The menu has a variety of fun, gourmet foods. Salad dressings are homemade, the Onion Fred is to die for. Our appetizer and dinners were all exceptional, everyone one... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

After reading all of the rave reviews about this restaurant my boyfriend and I finally decided to give it a try on 3/22. The atmosphere is very nice and casual, if a bit loud. There were mostly tables with 4 or more people so it's not an intimate setting if you want that sort of thing as a couple (which... More

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Berea, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Service and food were outstanding. Located in a corner storefront location, La Bella is a hidden jewel. Midway through the meal, I commented to my wife that the atmosphere was "like a family dinner, but with a world class chef." We were in Erie for four days and dined at four highly rated restaurants. La Bella was easily the best... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Awesome menu with variety to please everyone! It's a BYOB restaurant which is an added plus. We dined there on New Year's Eve (a night that we usually do not care to eat out) with 8 other friends. La Bella did not disappoint. Excellent service and meals.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

My husband and I chose La Bella for dinner after spending the day in Erie for our wedding anniversary. The atmosphere and decor were laid back and the service attentive. They were very accommodating of our gluten free requests, and we saw on the menu that they'll also make things vegetarian or vegan when possible. Our soups, salads, and entrees... More

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lawrenceville, nj
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We were visiting our son's girlfriend in Erie to celebrate her first year in Medical school. Her father and I researched restaurants that catered to meat eaters, fish eaters, vegetarians and gluten free. We both found this restaurant. He made reservations noting our needs. We arrived and they had special veggie/gluten free menus on the table (plus the regular ones)... More

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