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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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Ranked #5 of 346 Restaurants in Erie
Price range: $10 - $28
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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.
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English first
Erie, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Even though we live in Erie, it took us until last weekend to make it to La Bella and now we are kicking ourselves for waiting this long. First and foremost, I have to say that this is THE BEST experience that I have ever had with a restaurant catering to (medically necessary) gluten free diet. I am an avid... More 

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Jamestown, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If you are looking for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or even a filet mignon prepared fresh to order then you need to go to LA Bella! I love this place and can't wait to come back next time we are in town!!!

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Hamilton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We went to this cute little place on Wed night We picked it on the trip advisor's review that they had the world's best lasagna and it definitely was (21 layers chef told us)Owner, waitress and chef all came over and chatted with us Everything is made right there Salad dressings were to die for They gave us each 3... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My wife and I just happened to try La Bella for dinner. It was one of the best meals we have ever had. After we ordered a warm bree starter, the server suggested we try deep fried spinach. The spinach was out of this world delicious. Next we decided to split a chicken dish and the "lasagna of the day".... More 

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is the first time I have ever read a menu and been compelled to write down the ingredients for 3 menu items!! We went here fully intending to order two of those 3 items, {shrimp. chicken or salmon). When we arrived our excellent waitress. Kathy. told us about the Lasagna the chef had just finished - 15 layers of... More 

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Milford, NH
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
61 reviews 61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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: American, Italian, Vegan, Vegetarian

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