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La Bella

#25 of 333 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
17:00 - 22:00
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Fairview, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would like to start by saying how pleased we were to be in the historic building on 18th and Liberty Streets. Having lived on 22nd Street while in high school we had often visited both Hector's and Luigi's on diametrically opposed corners for food and spirits. The new owners have kept the Italian part intact by the name (La... More 

Thank Ed K
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is unique and really special. I've never had a better eggplant parmesan, and the parmesan artichoke dip is fabulous too. We've been here three times, and everything we've ordered has been perfect every time. It has such a beautiful old-world atmosphere, too, from the tiled floors to the tin ceiling tiles. Real Erie history. My only quibble is... More 

Thank Oscar P
Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Food is absolutely delicious though portions are more than a person can possibly eat alone. The fig and roasted sausage appetizer is wonderful, hearty, sweet/hot deliciousness served with toasted baguette rounds. The Italian platter begs to be shared with plenty of each sample for two-except the eggplant manicotti-worth fighting to the death for every bite. The 16 oz rib eye... More 

Thank C F
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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 

Thank Laura D
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 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.

Thank BobbiThomas
King George, Virginia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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.

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 14 August 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 31 July 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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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 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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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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
6 months ago
Buffalo, New York

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?