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la bella Italian Restaurant and pizzeria

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2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
+1 603-319-8213
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Ogunquit, Maine
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Drove to Portsmouth last night to dine at La Bella.....we love that restaurant - I've written a review last year.....well....it was closed - by the looks of the construction it doesn't just seem to be renovations.....I think that they are gone.... Hopefully Sam and Enis will open another excellent Italian restaurant......My favorite here in New England... Now Veal Francaise is... More 

1 Thank Cantin2
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent food large portions plenty of left overs the wait staff were friendly and courteous would recommend this establishment to everyone

1 Thank Lisa K
Minneapolis, United States
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015

We went there for lunch as Shio's next door was closed and our kitchen was being rebuilt. The service was friendly, we were the only guests. The food was inexpensive and decent. Would not call it true Italian, caters to American-Italian food lovers.

Thank Eszter B
Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

I have been to Italy 5plus times and this is the closest to the best italian food In New Hampshire I have ever had....also I am an Italian girl from jersey

2 Thank Mary B
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

A gettogether with our friends and an internet search for Italian restaurants half way between our home bases, turned up this little gem of a place. Driving into a strip Mall, our expectations were not high. But entering the restaurant, the decor made us feel like we were at a North End family restaurant. Our get together was on a... More 

1 Thank FreeAsABee
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Our most favorite place when we want to go out for Italian food great food great staff great people you cannot go wrong if you're looking for a good Italian meal

1 Thank Russell B
New York City, New York
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267 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Stopped by to have lunch. Never there before. Very attentive and courteous server. Excellent tiramisu. Pasta entrees left to be desired. Overcooked (waitress did say that if done "al dente" as it should, "locals complain of not being cooked enough"). I can understand that but that is not how you cook pasta. Sauce was quite good, however. Decor typical Italian-American... More 

Thank jack M
Dover, New Hampshire
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Me and my Husband went to labella last night for our anniversary dinner, The food was great and it was a reasonable price considering you can bring your own wine. The service was great and the place was very clean, I will defiantly be back.

1 Thank zoeyM15
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Last night I went to La Bella with my wife and 15 mths old son. Food was average and very expensive as per the quality. What made me write this review is the behaviour of female server. My son threw the forks down the table and we ask her to get us the new but in turn she told us... More 

3 Thank Geenu S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

As I waited for my family to get back from the beach I did some research on a good place to eat. This restaurant got great reviews and the menu had a lot to pick from. We got a table for 8 and split the check in 3. We loved the BYOB and saved money on that end of the... More 

Thank Sherrie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2454 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801-5619
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-319-8213

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?