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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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16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 20:00
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Came in hungry with two kids. Service was very kind but food wasn't that great. Pasta and meat ball for the kids wasn't very good (one giant meat ball) Two main dishes weren't very good as well. Left hungry.

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Thank Yael R
Hyde Park, New York
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Good food, reasonable prices, friendly staff. Menu is mostly Italian, with some seafood and American dishes mixed in so there's something for everyone. Salads were fresh mixed greens, entrees were generous portions without being too much.

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Thank Maura K
Watertown, NY
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Short drive from local hotels. Good parking. Attentive wait staff. I had shrimp in a red sauce and it was tasty.

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Thank birdwidow
St. Augustine, FL. United States
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

All in all a decent meal and dining experience. We were there for dinner and initially we were the only ones in the place. Opted to eat inside since the very limited porch was close to a busy roadway and could have been noisy. As usual we started with martinis and they were fine...on the rocks...generous portion. The menu was... More 

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Thank Steve B
Rochester, New York
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Walked here from the Best Western on Lake Flower Avenue. Two couples and everyone had something different. Portions were generous and everything was very tasty. The dipping oil that started the meal was excellent and we asked for seconds!! Would highly recommend this restaurant and would go back in a minute if in the area again. My only complaint was... More 

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Thank J S
Micky C, General Manager at La Bella Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your review. We are honored and grateful that we were your dining choice when you were in the area. I'm glad that you found everything to be tasty and plentiful. Our dipping sauce is unique and several people ask for seconds (even thirds), as it goes well with our homemade bread. Just to be clear, the... More 

Jamestown, New York
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Food was very good. Service was a bit slow but the food was cooked properly. Nice atmosphere. Helpful and friendly service. A bit pricey.

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Thank Bruce L
Port Byron, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

My family and I were in Saranac Lake for a couple days and went here for dinner. The atmosphere was charming, but the food left a lot to be desired. My son's steak had to be sent back as it was barely cooked and when it came back it was no better. The steak had very little flavor and he... More 

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Thank bethf109
Micky C, General Manager at La Bella Ristorante, responded to this review

Given my restaurant experience, I know all the hard work that goes behind preparing meals as I have done it myself. For this reason, I take all feedback (good, bad, or average) very seriously. That is why I am very displeased that your son's steak was not cooked right. The thing that sticks out here is the fact that it... More 

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100 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Ordered the ziti and meatballs. The salad? A few Arugula leaves, with a tiny amount of onions drowning in dressing, The bread? Warm, fresh, delicious. The ziti? The sauce was chopped tomatoes, not the smoother marinara that we are used to. I make my own spaghetti sauce from our Roma tomatoes every year from an old family recipe and can... More 

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Thank srmvalleygirl
Micky C, General Manager at La Bella Ristorante, responded to this review

Hello, I'm glad that you took the time to write us a review. I'm sorry that you were not happy with the quality of our food on the evening you came in. With respect to the salad, we try to apply a balanced portion that doesn't fill you up but at the same time isn't something you could put a... More 

Raquette Lake
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We had had a great cruise on Lake George and decided to drive to Saranac Lake for dinner. Maybe we should have taken heed of the empty carpark at that time of day(5.30ish pm), but we didn't. The wife ordered Lasagne and I Shrimp Scampi and a bottle of sweet white wine, only to be told they didn't stock a... More 

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Thank Leslie M
Pittsford, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

My family and I decided to venture to this little Italian restaurant that I chose for my birthday dinner. We arrived a little after 6 and I was surprised to find we were the only ones there, but it was a Tuesday evening & they soon filled up. Our server was Mickey, and he was wonderful. Very attentive, helpful with... More 

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Thank Amy W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$23
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 20:00
Thursday
16:00 - 20:00
Friday
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
16:00 - 21:00
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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