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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 #5 of 332 restaurants in Erie
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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96% Recommend
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English first
Erie, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 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
2 reviews
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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north springfield, pa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The chef and the waitress were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant is one of a kind beautiful tile floor, tin ceiling and unique painted wall art. The food was made fresh to your order. No frozen pre-made items. There is a great variety on the menu. We brought our parents and everyone was very happy with their meals right... More

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Both of my experiences at La Bella were absolutely wonderful. The staff is more than accomodating and extremely friendly. The menu has a variety of options to choose from and I especially appreciate the vegan/vegetarian and gluten free choices. It's currently BYOB which is also a huge plus in my book. The portions are huge (easy to feed 2 people... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

There were 10 0f us for dinner. Everyone had something different for dinner. Harry and the staff did a wonderful job with the food, service and made us feel very welcome. Will return as often as i can.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

The place is amazing. We just loved the deep fried spinich and thai beef skewers. One person in our party was gluten free and the chef mike came out and talked to her. He was funny. We will definitely be going back.

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