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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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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
802 W 18th St, Corner of 18th and Liberty Streets, Erie, PA 16502-1638
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank Travellover12474
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 23 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
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

My co workers and I had our Christmas dinner at La Bella, we had a reservation at 6PM and upon arrival the main room was not busy. The waitress was very fast and friendly. The owner also came out to our table several times. The...More

Thank tmozdy
Reviewed 7 December 2017

It has been several years since I was last here, but the excellence continues both food-wise and attention-wise. My dining companion got the egg plant parm and it was FABULOUS! Thick, succulent slices of egg plant covered with a luscious sauce and cheese. It indeed...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This was our first visit here. If you are looking for Gluten Free options this is a good choice because they can do almost everything on the menu Gluten Free. The reason I am removing a star from the rating is for the following reasons:...More

Thank travelingagent4u
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Very please with our last minutes choice to come here. We arrived without a reservation but the "squeezed" us in. The food and service were both amazing. One of the best chicken parm dishes id ever had. The owner takes great pride in all the...More

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24 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
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 28
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, 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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