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La Bella

#32 of 331 Restaurants in Erie
Certificate of Excellence
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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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for the evening. Came across La Bella! We stopped in not knowing you needed a reservation. The staff was very nice and up front with us and to our surprise was willing to accommodate! The food was wonderful as well. Def recommend if you are going to be in the area! Thanks so much for the... More 

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Thank Laura D
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We recently had a delicious meal at La Bella. The menu had many intriguing dishes to choose from and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinners. Service was great and I especially appreciated the personal visits from the owner who was sincerely interested in making sure our experience was pleasant. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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Thank BobbiThomas
King George, Virginia
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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.

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Thank John M
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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.

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Thank Ashley T
Erie, Pennsylvania
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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 

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Thank Wetsu6567
Pittsburgh
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74 reviews
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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.

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Thank SeashellSue
Clarion, Pennsylvania
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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 

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1 Thank Kathy W
Erie, Pennsylvania
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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.

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Saint Ignace, Michigan
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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.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $28
Cuisine
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?