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La Bella

802 W 18th St, Corner of 18th and Liberty Streets, Erie, PA 16502-1638
+1 814-456-2244
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried spinach” (10 reviews)
“lasagna” (9 reviews)
“cod” (2 reviews)
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
802 W 18th St, Corner of 18th and Liberty Streets, Erie, PA 16502-1638
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ordered take out and the wait staff were very helpful. The web site did not have a menu and the food was bland. Not bad but not special for an Italian resturant in little Italy. I know it’s not the North End in Boston...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit will not be our last. The spinach chips were a delightful surprise. I couldn't imagine how delicious they were going to be, but my husband insisted we try them. I ordered the Parmasean and Tomato Sliders. Very nice flavor and surprise taste...More

Thank Dana K
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We have been to this restaurant in the past and were always very satisfied. Unfortunately on our last trip we had a party of 5 after a a local college graduation. Two of the Chicken Parmesan meals that were served were inedible. The chicken was...More

Thank No1Pittsburgh
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We made a reservation here based solely on TripAdvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. The deep fried spinach appetizer was awesome. Everyone in our party of six enjoyed their meal. The choice of homemade salad dressings was a bonus. We will definitely return.

Thank BuffaloLisaC
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Food was delicious and reasonably priced. There were plenty of options for my gluten free friend. It’s BYO alcohol, but the cork fee is only $1 per person. The owner stopped by our table and visited. We can’t wait to visit again!

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

First visit & so pleased with the dining experience. The staff, food, atmosphere were great. The owner/chef visited each table-nice. Foods were deep fried spinach (OMG), lobster mac & cheese,filet with mushrooms, tart cherries over risotto- beyond great! Lots of selections on menu that sounded...More

Thank DonMicki B
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

This was my first trip to La Bella but it won’t be my last. The food was interesting in its variety, combining the traditional with contemporary flavors. Portions were generous and prices were reasonable. I especially appreciated the attentiveness of the server and the visit...More

Thank Barb E
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Four of us had dinner here before going to see "Murder on the Nile" This restaurant used to be "Hector's". The new owner kept a lot of the original decor, the ceramic floor tile, the ceiling, the bar etc. It is a very charming place...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Definitely one of my favorite food places in the city. Whenever my gals and I want to have dinner date, this is our go-to place; and for good reason. The people here are so nice and friendly and they never take forever to serve you....More

Thank darlenebarneyb
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The food is absolutely amazing!!! Definitely our favorite restaurant!! Things you won't find anywhere else, try the deep fried spinach.... amazing. Alfredo is the best you will find. You won't be disappointed!

Thank 1awsums
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23 August 2016|
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Response from Mary B | Reviewed this property |
I recommend their Eggplant Manicotti. There are vegetarian options.
18 July 2015|
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Response from Laurie H | Reviewed this property |
Just leave a message and they will call you back to confirm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 802 W 18th St, Corner of 18th and Liberty Streets, Erie, PA 16502-1638
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Erie
  • Phone Number: +1 814-456-2244
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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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