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La Bella

#32 of 326 Restaurants in Erie
Certificate of Excellence
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802 W 18th St, Corner of 18th and Liberty Streets, Erie, PA 16502-1638
+1 814-456-2244
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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King George, Virginia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

La Bella is a pretty good restaurant, considering that it is not in a great location. However, that aside, it is possibly the best Italian restaurant in Erie. The chef is creative and the service is excellent. The owner will visit you table to get feedback, also. Cozy atmosphere - but bring your own bottle.

Thank John M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

This hidden gem had amazing food, great service, & just a perfect place for our family to celebrate. The little extras the waitress did put my love for this place over the top. Highly recommended. Hands down a top favorite of mine.

Thank Ashley T
Erie, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

LaBella's is one of our favorite restaurants in the Erie area. The food is terrific and the service is always friendly and efficient. Harry Millerm the owner, knows how keep his menu fresh and interesting. On our last visit I had his three meat lasagna and it was melt in your mouth. We also prefer LaBella's because it is a... More 

Thank Wetsu6567
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We will have to go back to try other items on the menu that I couldn't decide on. Very cute and eclectic inside to go with the amazing menu. BYOB with $1.00 charge.

Thank SeashellSue
Clarion, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Usually I am excited to write a review about a restaurant because I loved it. That's not the case this time. My experience was so awful that I regret even giving this place a one-dot rating. Plain and simple...La Bella is a dive. The night my daughter and I were there was a hot one. And complicating things further, the... More 

1 Thank Kathy W
Erie, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Every meal I have ever had here was extraordinary. Friendly, courteous staff and incredible meals makes la bella's the best place in Erie for a great meal. Love the BYOB. I hate paying for over-priced drinks on upper Peach Street.

1 Thank lewylaris
Saint Ignace, Michigan
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful gem in Erie's Little Italy neighborhood. Great atmosphere, cute and eclectic furnishings and art, warm and friendly service. And the food! The cioppino was outstanding, the chicken bruschetta excellent, and the tomato basil soup was sublime. Desserts? Oh yes ... Don't wait; bring your favorite bottle of wine and have dinner for 2 or 20. Enjoy.

1 Thank JMarquette1671
Erie, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Fantastic food and service. Entire family loved everything from beginning to end. From appetizer, to salad, to salad dressing, to dinner, to dessert you cannot go wrong! I love La Bella!!1

1 Thank FoxyBunny
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

Highly recommended! Harry and his La Bella staff did a super job taking the stress out of planning and hosting a work-related dinner for 20 people. We had the back room all to ourselves with the tables arranged so that it felt like a smaller group and was easy for us to talk. The atmosphere was relaxed, the service very... More 

Thank Mary B
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

Visiting in Erie and looking for a new and local restaurant versus hitting a "chain" restaurant. La Bella was exactly what we were looking forward and will definitely recommend to friends and family. Great selections on the menu, quality and preparation of food was some of the best we've experienced but what made the visit complete was attention from our... More 

Thank Marsha L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $28
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 802 W 18th St, Corner of 18th and Liberty Streets, Erie, PA 16502-1638
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: +1 814-456-2244
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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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?