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“Very good dinner”

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: Dinner, After-hours, 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!
Cornwall, New York
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Very good dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2009

We were in the area for the weekend and the hotel recommened this Resturant. The specials were advertised but not pushed by the friendly staff.

The food was very high on our list of excellant fare. Started with homemade bread warm fromt he oven. An average salad with traditional thousand Island dressing. Dinner was oversized and excellant in taste, presentation and flavor.

Desert was a very good tara misu. Mixed drinks were perfectly made, not strong and not weak. Perfect. The bill for two was about $20.00 less than what we pay here at home for a comprobable italian meal.

When we are back in the area, we will be sure to stop again.

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1 Thank orangectyny
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Homewood, Illinois
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75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Excellent dining!!!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2009

Had dinner here and it fully exceeded our expectations. Everything from the dipping oil to the dessert was freshly prepared and delicious. Highly reccomend this place. Very reasonably priced also.

1 Thank Rojan
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Tidewater Virginia
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“There's better Italian in Saranac Lake”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2009

Decided to try someplace else, rather than going to Corvo Restaurant again. Oh well live and learn. OK Italian. OK service.

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1 Thank joatmon101
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West Babylon, New York, Usa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent service and even better food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2009

We've visited La Bella several times on trips through the area. The staff is warm and friendly and the food is absolutely excellent. If you find yourself in the area of Saranac Lake, it would be well worth your time to visit La Bella -- you will not be disappointed.

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1 Thank deac523
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Lafayette, Ny
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Terrible Alferdo”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2008

The salads were very good but the prime rib was tough and also the fettucini alfredo was terrible. They should call it butter alfredo. There was no alfredo sauce on the noodles, and tasted of butter. Very disappointed. Waitress was nice but disappered out the front door and upon coming back in she did not stay on top of her clients. Other things may be good but stay away from the alfredo.

Thank Ranay
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