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802 West 18th Street, Corner of 18th and Liberty Streets, Erie, PA 16502-1638
+1 814-456-2244
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are a BYOB restaurant and operate a full service catering operation...
We are a BYOB restaurant and operate a full service catering operation. Our menu items are fresh and homemade with very few exceptions. Gluten Free options are available for almost all items. Foods are always beautifully presented and creatively displayed. We are a full service catering operation and can provide as many or as few services as you need for your event. For over 25 years, we have catered parties from 10 to 800 people. No event is too small or large to receive our relentless attention to detail and artistic flair. Our catering menus can be used simply as guidelines: please feel free to mix and match any menus to achieve the effect you desire for your event. We can supply you with an ingredient list for people with food allergies and are even willing to produce your own recipes if you would like. We also excel in providing all vegetarian menus.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
My favorite restaurant - EVER

Absolutely the best restaurant in Erie - cioppino used to be THE BEST the last two trips there (6 months to a year) it hasnt been as good. I mentioned something to the owner and he said that they got a new cook in that time -So whoever used to cook there - PLEASE COME BACK! I loved your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Craig U
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  • Local cuisine
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Absolutely the best restaurant in Erie - cioppino used to be THE BEST the last two trips there (6 months to a year) it hasnt been as good. I mentioned something to the owner and he said that they got a new cook in that time -So whoever used to cook there - PLEASE COME BACK! I loved your cioppino!... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were in Erie for a big rescue fundraiser and brought our dogs. We couldn't leave them in the hotel alone and didn't want to resort to drive thru all weekend, so we started looking for places we could go & bring the dogs. La Bella does not have outside seating, but when I called, they said they have a... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We had (another) wonderful dinner here on a rainy summer Saturday; the restaurant is in a very old school Italian building that encourages a very laid back and enjoyable dinner experience. Start out with the classic "Creamy Onion Fred" dressing for a fabulous salad. The meatballs were delicious, as were each of the pasta dishes. The spicy pasta arrabiata is... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

La Bella is a locally owned bistro in Erie's Little Italy. The owner is a super nice guy who takes pride in his quality of food and service. This is also a BYOB establishment which is an added plus. La Bella has an interesting an varied menu with several Italian specialties. All that being said, it is important to support... More 

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Erie, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I've dined here several times. After our first visit they remembered us every time after that. The third time we were there the owner mentioned they offer a vegetarian menu and pro died them when we sat down. The staff took the effort to notice we didn't order any meat dishes the first two times we were there. They are... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Dining is always a pleasure, food is always very good. Charming decor,and very friendly owner & stall. We live most of our lives in Florida,and 5 months in the Pittsburgh area,but we always make a trip to Erie several times a summer to eat at La Bella. YES, I recommend this restaurant!

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Our son attends Mercyhurst so we've made numerous trips to Erie but this time stayed for a week during a break, so we decided to view the town as a vacation spot thru the eyes of TripAdvisor. My husband is a vegan, I consider myself a Pegan (Paleo + Vegan-don't ask) and my daughter hasn't decided what kind of eater... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great dinner. Food was amazing, atmosphere unique and charming, owner and staff were fantastic. You can't go wrong here!!

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Sarasota Florida
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12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Needs to pay attention to details in kitchen and not front of the house. Cold food mediocre entrees won't be back

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Poland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

My husband read one review and we were on our way!! Amazing!! I had eggplant and he had pasta marinara with meatballs. The food, service and decor were fabulous with a marvelous server and owner who visited us. We raved about the oil and herbs dip and our server brought us a take home sample. The ambiance/decor were wonderful. The... More 

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Additional Information about La Bella

Address: 802 West 18th Street, Corner of 18th and Liberty Streets, Erie, PA 16502-1638
Phone Number: +1 814-456-2244
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
Open Hours:
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 28
Cuisine: Italian, American, Vegetarian, Vegan

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 802 West 18th Street, Corner of 18th and Liberty Streets, Erie, PA 16502-1638
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: +1 814-456-2244

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 28
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

We are a BYOB restaurant and operate a full service catering operation. Our menu items are fresh and homemade with very few exceptions. Gluten Free options are available for almost all items. Foods are always beautifully presented and creatively displayed. We are a full service catering operation and can provide as many or as few services as you need for your event. For over 25 years, we have catered parties from 10 to 800 people. No event is too small or large to receive our relentless attention to detail and artistic flair. Our catering menus can be used simply as guidelines: please feel free to mix and match any menus to achieve the effect you desire for your event. We can supply you with an ingredient list for people with food allergies and are even willing to produce your own recipes if you would like. We also excel in providing all vegetarian menus.
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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