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La Bella Ristorante

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564 Lake Flower Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-2464
+1 518-891-1551
16:00 - 20:00
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Warrensburg, New York
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78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 The inside is a bit outdated, but that shouldn't deter your appetite.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 vast, with a number of different beverages choices to choose from. The kids menu was... More 

Thank Trueyinzer
New Jersey
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Hyde Park, New York
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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
Watertown, NY
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Short drive from local hotels. Good parking. Attentive wait staff. I had shrimp in a red sauce and it was tasty.

Thank birdwidow
St. Augustine, FL. United States
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

All in all a decent meal and dining experience. We were there for dinner and initially we were the only ones in the place. Opted to eat inside since the very limited porch was close to a busy roadway and could have been noisy. As usual we started with martinis and they were fine...on the rocks...generous portion. The menu was... More 

Thank Steve B
Rochester, New York
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Walked here from the Best Western on Lake Flower Avenue. Two couples and everyone had something different. Portions were generous and everything was very tasty. The dipping oil that started the meal was excellent and we asked for seconds!! Would highly recommend this restaurant and would go back in a minute if in the area again. My only complaint was... More 

Thank J S
Micky C, General Manager at La Bella Ristorante, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your review. We are honored and grateful that we were your dining choice when you were in the area. I'm glad that you found everything to be tasty and plentiful. Our dipping sauce is unique and several people ask for seconds (even thirds), as it goes well with our homemade bread. Just to be clear, the... More 

Jamestown, New York
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Food was very good. Service was a bit slow but the food was cooked properly. Nice atmosphere. Helpful and friendly service. A bit pricey.

Thank Bruce L
Port Byron, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2016

My family and I were in Saranac Lake for a couple days and went here for dinner. The atmosphere was charming, but the food left a lot to be desired. My son's steak had to be sent back as it was barely cooked and when it came back it was no better. The steak had very little flavor and he... More 

Thank bethf109
Micky C, General Manager at La Bella Ristorante, responded to this review

Given my restaurant experience, I know all the hard work that goes behind preparing meals as I have done it myself. For this reason, I take all feedback (good, bad, or average) very seriously. That is why I am very displeased that your son's steak was not cooked right. The thing that sticks out here is the fact that it... More 

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104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Ordered the ziti and meatballs. The salad? A few Arugula leaves, with a tiny amount of onions drowning in dressing, The bread? Warm, fresh, delicious. The ziti? The sauce was chopped tomatoes, not the smoother marinara that we are used to. I make my own spaghetti sauce from our Roma tomatoes every year from an old family recipe and can... More 

Thank srmvalleygirl
Micky C, General Manager at La Bella Ristorante, responded to this review

Hello, I'm glad that you took the time to write us a review. I'm sorry that you were not happy with the quality of our food on the evening you came in. With respect to the salad, we try to apply a balanced portion that doesn't fill you up but at the same time isn't something you could put a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?