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“Go for the food” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Bella Ristorante

La Bella Ristorante
Ranked #19 of 38 Restaurants in Saranac Lake
Price range: US$14 - US$23
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, 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!
Burlington, Vermont
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Go for the food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for supper during a snowy evening. Small mom & pop place, was apparently understaffed (on a Saturday night) as service was very slow, tables not bussed, etc.
Food was good and in large portions. Good value for the money. If you can, avoid a table in the bar side...dark and noisy.

Visited February 2014
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Ft Myers FL
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Dirty, slow, mediocre food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner during winter carnival and were not impressed. Floors were horribly dirty, service was poor, and food was tasteless. Tasted like everything was frozen and pasta wasn't even cooked correctly. Would not return.

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Poughkeepsie
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

Very nice place to eat. Have been here many times and food is very good. Good service also. Prices are reasonable too.

Visited May 2013
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Albany
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Dinner in the lounge”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

Went here at the suggestion of the desk staff of the hotel I was staying in nearby. La Bella has a dining room, or a bar / lounge. I was eating alone, so I chose to eat at the bar. Had the special - cheeseburger and a yuengling draft. Very low key, local residents chatting it up - food was good and inexpensive.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Green Valley, Arizona
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

We went on a rainy Monday night and were warmly received. We asked and received a quiet table. The food was delicious. If they had dipping oil for the Italian bread and a larger white wine selection, it would have received 5 stars.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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