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“Good Dinner” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Bella Ristorante

La Bella Ristorante
Ranked #19 of 38 Restaurants in Saranac Lake
Price range: $14 - $23
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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!
Vernon, New York
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

Just had dinner at La Bella Ristorante. This was our second time. The dinner was great and we would go there again when we are in the area.

Visited March 2013
Thank Debra S
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saranac lake
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

been there a few times, food is very good and inexpensive, customer service is friendly, plenty of parking

Visited December 2012
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Conesus, New York, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Had a wonderful time. Walked to La Bella Ristorante from our room and it was a delicious dinner. Waitress was excellent. Food was excellent. Have been there before and will go again and again!

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Harriet S
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Fair Oaks, CA
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“It was open and we were hungry”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

We planned to eat at the Mexican restaurant nearby, but it was already closed. We were the only people seated at the time. A sign on the wall greeting customers was very off-putting. I don't remember exactly, but something like sit down, shut up and eat. Huh? The food was OK. I ordered pasta primavera, and there was enough for 3 people. I could not tell if the liquid at the bottom of my dish was olive oil or watery sauce. ?? Probably will not stop here again.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank EEBurm
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Nice servers but food not great. Excellent value if looking for cheap”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

We have eaten at this restaurant 3 times in the past, but were disappointed by the salmon special. It was basically just a massive (3 portions) hunk of fish with no fresh vegetables and a baked potato on the side. The potato was tough and underdone.

The salads are okay using just iceberg lettuce.

Service great. Friendly family run place.

Our cheapest meal out in Saranac Lake... but you get what you pay for.

  • Visited August 2012
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