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La Bella Ristorante

564 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2464
+1 518-891-1551
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good23%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (14 reviews)
“bread” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
564 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2464
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1 - 10 of 81 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our best dining experience ever in Saranac Lake! Friendly and attentive service in a comfortable dining room with a pleasant ambiance. I love fresh tasting marinara sauce, which is what we had with our pasta. We had the veal marsala and parmigiana. I...More

Thank adkmts46er
Micky C, Manager at La Bella Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate your feedback! I’m glad that our service, food, and atmosphere were able to come together in a way that made your evening memorable and enjoyable. It’s quite the compliment to say that we were the best dining experience you had in town, that...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

One of our party had a craving for Italian food, so we decided to check this place out based solely on its reviews. We walked in on a Sunday evening and were one of just a couple of tables, but the crowd did pick up...More

Thank jmt1177
Micky C, Manager at La Bella Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you for the warm review. I’m glad we were able to satisfy your party with our service and food. All of our food is generously portioned and mostly homemade. I’m flattered that we are one of the better Italian restaurants you have patronized, comments...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you avoid soy, this is not the place to go. I am mystified as to why an Italian restaurant does not cook in olive oil. Using a combination of vegetable and soybean oil makes no sense. After multiple questions to the chef, my son...More

1  Thank ElaineK76
Micky C, Manager at La Bella Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

I’m sorry that your experience was less than acceptable on this particular evening. May I add that soy was not the only obstacle in your son’s dietary restriction; there was also a gluten and dairy/butter allergy. Of course, this isn’t anyone’s fault and it was...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants in the Tri-Lakes area, and we go frequently. My wife particularly likes the ravioli, and I usually have something different each time I go -- never disappointing; the shrimp Fra Diablo, for example, is terrific, as is the...More

Thank Chuck518
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The bread was warm and delicious and served with a tasty dipping sauce. I had the eggplant parm which was also very good. The eggplant was sliced specifically for my order so I could choose the thickness (I like it sliced very thin). It was...More

Thank donnaef
Micky C, Manager at La Bella Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

We're glad you had a positive dining experience with us and hope to see you soon! Micky C.

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Always great food! Family owned and operated with a great deal of attention to detail and quality. Specials daily at the bar and quality service at the dinning room. Quantity and quality - money well spent

Thank Tug B
Micky C, Manager at La Bella Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

The retelling of your experience with us is very much appreciated. We thank you for your kind review and can't wait for you to come back and visit us again! Cheers! All the best, Micky

Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were driving around after the Winter Carnival and stumbled upon this Italian Restaurant due to the "family friendly" sign. We had a party of 6 including two younger children. The inside is a bit outdated, but that shouldn't deter your appetite. The menu is...More

Thank Trueyinzer
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice to see superb customer service on a holiday ...We had some specific requirements..No egg, meat ..Waitress was kind enough to go back and forth to check with the chef... Food and ambience both were good..And service excellent.

Thank jayanti_dj
Reviewed 19 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.

Thank Yael R
Reviewed 20 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.

Thank Maura K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 23
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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