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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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Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: 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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 42
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  • 3
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  • 0
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  • 1
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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
No Better Food in Italy!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Buckeyemom1
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Poland, Ohio
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  • Local cuisine
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Poland, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Just had an awesome dinner! my friend had pasta with shrimp and a delicious aoli sauce, I had the ribeye which was killer and the risoto that was served with it was cooked perfectly and very good. The owner personally walked around and checked each tables satisfaction and made us feel very welcome. Our server was great. we will be... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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409 reviews 409 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I don't need to review other than GO GO GO.. Fresh, amazing taste, the labor of there love, and pride really shine.. I was expecting some sweet grandma to come out and kiss me on my cheek.. Now. . GO GO GO !

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Naples, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were last in this restaurant when it was named Hectors. Very pleasantly surprised by the upscale décor and delicious food. Next time we will know about b.y.o.b. We definitely won't wait so many years until we stop in again when passing through Erie.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Whether you dine in or have La Bella's catered, you will always get a delicious meal! They will customize your meal to your liking! Fresh, authentic and satisfies many tastes!

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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been to La Bella numerous times, and it is by far one of the best places in town. The food is always outstanding and I love the fact that they provide and ice bucket for our brought in wine. I also love the fact that all meals come with a house salad and you must order the "onion... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We both had the eggplant manicotti. A fabulous, very substantial dish, cooked and presented with utmost care and skill. I didn't have a chance of finishing it at one sitting! The accompanying salad was a delight too, with the homemade orange-cranberry dressing. It's great to see a classic, venerable location reborn as one of the best restaurants in Erie. I... More 

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Erie, PA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have dined at LaBella's several times and most recently for New Years Eve with two other couples. We are lucky to have such a fine restaurant in our city repeated over and over can be a struggle.If you like chains great. If you like fast food (yuck) fine. But if you really want to eat tasty and fresh food... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My family came into town and we were looking for a nice restaurant with good food to eat with moderate prices and that can be a struggle in Erie, but not here. This place was absolutely phenomenal. We got in without a reservation. The waitress and owner were very nice people telling us about the menu and all the options.... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We decided to try La Bella's after reading so many positive reviews and parents raised in the Lil' Italy neighborhood, so 5 of us went to try the cuisine. We made reservations, brought our wine being aware of the BYOB, and each tried something different. I can say without a doubt, the best fresh Italian food around, with great portions,... More 

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Restaurant Details

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