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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%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lasagna” (8 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
“artichoke dip” (2 reviews)
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Italian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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802 W 18th St, Corner of 18th and Liberty Streets, Erie, PA 16502-1638
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't be happier with our dinner at La Bella. The owner and staff were knowledge and welcoming and the food was delicious! I have celiac disease and they made sure everything was Gluten free and sooo good. Highly recommend this charming place

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I have a serious gluten and dairy intolerance and have not been able to eat Italian since I went gluten free. La Bella doesn't look like much from the outside but inside looks like Italy. It is a small cozy place where the locals eat....More

Thank JABA211
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This used to be Hector's and was know for good food. the current owners have kept up that tradition. It was great food and very reasonalbe prices. This is a BYOB so bring your favorite wine. They are all able to do just about any...More

Thank PRT1231
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Went there while on vacation over a weekend. The food was some of the best I had in Erie. The atmosphere was great. Quiet and refreshing. The owner talked with us. He is one of the nicest person I have ever met. I will be...More

Thank bornkilla20
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Location and atmosphere not so good. Had dinner for two. Just 3 bread slices presented and the taste was unappealing. Dipping oil helped. House salads were good with high quality mixed greens. Dinner was tasty but included bright white rice that cheapened the presentation. Way...More

Thank travelfornature
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Love this artsy vibe. Cozy restaurant, great for couples. The owner, Harry Miller is friendly and engaging and hovers over the restaurant like a proud parent. The dipping sauce for the bread was so tasty, just like all the other courses. I had a salad...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I would like to start by saying how pleased we were to be in the historic building on 18th and Liberty Streets. Having lived on 22nd Street while in high school we had often visited both Hector's and Luigi's on diametrically opposed corners for food...More

Thank Ed K
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The food is unique and really special. I've never had a better eggplant parmesan, and the parmesan artichoke dip is fabulous too. We've been here three times, and everything we've ordered has been perfect every time. It has such a beautiful old-world atmosphere, too, from...More

Thank Oscar P
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Food is absolutely delicious though portions are more than a person can possibly eat alone. The fig and roasted sausage appetizer is wonderful, hearty, sweet/hot deliciousness served with toasted baguette rounds. The Italian platter begs to be shared with plenty of each sample for two-except...More

Thank C F
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We were in town for the evening. Came across La Bella! We stopped in not knowing you needed a reservation. The staff was very nice and up front with us and to our surprise was willing to accommodate! The food was wonderful as well. Def...More

Thank Laura D
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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