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La Bella Ristorante

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564 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2464
+1 518-891-1551
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (15 reviews)
“bread” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
564 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2464
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Pasta with meat sauce, meatballs and sausage served with a loaf of warm Italian bread --who could ask for more?! The house salad was leafy greens, tomatoes and cucumbers and a nice house dressing---yummmmmm. The real treat was two of the nicest waitresses.

Thank SJBA64
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Micki provided excellent service and was very attentive. The chicken Parm was excellent, however, the linguini with white clam sauce was only all right. The bread and the Bruschetta were fabulous.

Thank FloridaNYSP
Reviewed February 16, 2018

Years ago we tried La Bella and didn't like it, so have avoided going back. Suspect there was a different owner because lately this has been our go to dinner restauraunt. Love the friendly service and the food is very good. For those familiar with...More

Thank wakeusup
Micky C, Manager at La Bella Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2018

It’s very refreshing to hear that you’ve given us another go around AND continue to come in. To clear the air, the ownership is still the same however the management changed back in May 2015. I’m glad you think that we have improved our food...More

Reviewed October 24, 2017

This was our best dining experience ever in Saranac Lake! Friendly and attentive service in a comfortable dining room with a pleasant ambiance. I love fresh tasting marinara sauce, which is what we had with our pasta. We had the veal marsala and parmigiana. I...More

Thank adkmts46er
Micky C, Manager at La Bella Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2017

We appreciate your feedback! I’m glad that our service, food, and atmosphere were able to come together in a way that made your evening memorable and enjoyable. It’s quite the compliment to say that we were the best dining experience you had in town, that...More

Reviewed October 4, 2017

One of our party had a craving for Italian food, so we decided to check this place out based solely on its reviews. We walked in on a Sunday evening and were one of just a couple of tables, but the crowd did pick up...More

Thank jmt1177
Micky C, Manager at La Bella Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

Thank you for the warm review. I’m glad we were able to satisfy your party with our service and food. All of our food is generously portioned and mostly homemade. I’m flattered that we are one of the better Italian restaurants you have patronized, comments...More

Reviewed October 3, 2017

If you avoid soy, this is not the place to go. I am mystified as to why an Italian restaurant does not cook in olive oil. Using a combination of vegetable and soybean oil makes no sense. After multiple questions to the chef, my son...More

1  Thank ElaineK76
Micky C, Manager at La Bella Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

I’m sorry that your experience was less than acceptable on this particular evening. May I add that soy was not the only obstacle in your son’s dietary restriction; there was also a gluten and dairy/butter allergy. Of course, this isn’t anyone’s fault and it was...More

Reviewed September 25, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the Tri-Lakes area, and we go frequently. My wife particularly likes the ravioli, and I usually have something different each time I go -- never disappointing; the shrimp Fra Diablo, for example, is terrific, as is the...More

Thank Chuck518
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

The bread was warm and delicious and served with a tasty dipping sauce. I had the eggplant parm which was also very good. The eggplant was sliced specifically for my order so I could choose the thickness (I like it sliced very thin). It was...More

Thank donnaef
Micky C, Manager at La Bella Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2017

We're glad you had a positive dining experience with us and hope to see you soon! Micky C.

Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

Always great food! Family owned and operated with a great deal of attention to detail and quality. Specials daily at the bar and quality service at the dinning room. Quantity and quality - money well spent

Thank Tug B
Micky C, Manager at La Bella Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

The retelling of your experience with us is very much appreciated. We thank you for your kind review and can't wait for you to come back and visit us again! Cheers! All the best, Micky

Reviewed February 14, 2017

We were driving around after the Winter Carnival and stumbled upon this Italian Restaurant due to the "family friendly" sign. We had a party of 6 including two younger children. The inside is a bit outdated, but that shouldn't deter your appetite. The menu is...More

Thank Trueyinzer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$14 - $23
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 564 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2464
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saranac Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 518-891-1551
Description
A family run Italian-American restaurant since 1996, La Bella's is located on route 86 as you're going towards the Olympic village of Lake Placid. We specialize in pasta, steak, seafood, chicken, and veal dishes. Our unique quality is a strong dedication to preparing most of our food from scratch and using fresh ingredients to maximize taste in all of our dishes. Whether it's the bread and dipping sauce we give you as soon as your seated, the entree, or dessert, you can bet that it was probably homemade. On top of guaranteed freshness, we offer generous portions at modest prices so that you really get the bang for your buck! Not a dining out kind of person? You can enjoy our full service bar that is located on the opposite side of the dining room. Our bar offers a large variety of liquors and wines, as well as a decent selection of bottled beers and beer on tap. In case you do get hungry, there is a special bar menu that does burgers, special sandwiches, and fried food among other foods as well. If you're looking for a restaurant with fast, friendly service, homemade fresh food, and a relaxing atmosphere, then La Bella's is exactly the right pick for you!
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