La Bella Pizza

4.5
117 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
La Bella`s is known as "Where People Meet to Eat" Enjoy Italian Recipes handed down from Papa & Kitty at the Original La Bella's.
At the Café & Games next door there’s No cover to reserve your 1st banquet table, a special request to add additional tables, of 15 guests, for 2 1/2 hours will require a non-refundable $10 per table cover fee, & we may coordinate with You, the Host, to consolidate any unused tables toward the end of your event, La Bella`s offers Family Style Dinners & Our most popular dishes in family sized trays, or just enjoy your favorite pizza and local brew on tap
Events please call the Maitre D' to confirm availability & cover fee.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily 8:00am - 11:30am; Lunch & Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:am - Midnight
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Phone number
(619) 426-8820
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matthew Raso
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Private party facilities
At the Original La Bella Pizza the private banquet rooms seat from 30 to 100 guests, a $75. non-refundable per room cover fee will apply, for exclusive use combine parallel rooms to seat up-to 125 guests Please contact our Event Planner at labellapizza.com with any special requests or requirements.
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Private party contact
Tony Raso: (619) 454-8020
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Catering
We offer a wide variety of catering trays with our most popular items. We will cater your event anywhere in the South Bay area. If you’d like to add a special dish not found on our menu, just ask Tony Raso- He is ready to add that special item you always wanted for your next event!
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Cross street
Third Ave. & G St.
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Parking details
Along On Third Ave. & G Street metered parking, our primary parking is located at Third.
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Public transit
MTS on Third Avenue
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Entertainment
Billiards, darts, and young adult arcade with 50 games!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 117 People Are Saying
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DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The pizza was good but the anti pasta salad was not because it was all lettuce and vinegar with a pinch of tomato, 4 salame and a few slices of cheese🤷🏽‍♀️. Barros anti pasta is far superior for less. Michelada was very good. Would go back.

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FL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food usually comes quick. But not today. 1 hour for food

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JH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was low, I had to do a lot of cleaning myself because my guests needed space after dinner and the waiter wouldn’t come by to pick up. I’ve been a customer for many years and this was the first time planning a party here. I will return but would love for them to take the advice.

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AR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Awesome@ would definitely plan another bday here.
Highly recommend.

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CB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian dishes Best pizza, best lasagna, ice cold beer. great service and awesome ambiance.

Long time favorite.

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AS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers Day !!

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B
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was great!! We went for mother’s day our mother’s loved it. I’m going back the hot sandwiches are awesome.

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AR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Brenda was amazing!! The food was delicious as usual. Will keep coming back!!

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PV
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was bountiful and delicious. There were seven of us in our party so we ordered two extra appetizers and one entree to go with Papa's Family dinner for four. We had more than enough to eat and took home leftovers. The food was delicious. My husband and son said the calimari appetizer was great. My father-in-law really enjoyed the loaded potato skins we ordered as part of the family dinner. We all enjoyed the rest of the appetizers, spaghetti and pizza. The service was accurate, courteous, friendly and quick.

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TC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Crust was soggy. People were nice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughters birthday party

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MA
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This place is awesome bit of a confusion on the part of the staff but understandable for a busy night other than that it was awesome

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! I recommend the lasagna and pizza. The waitresses are super friendly, fast and efficient.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This website does not specify that the online reservation is for the Games part of the restaurant. When we got there the host was a jerk, his coworker was a jerk and so was the manager. We were told the reservation was not for the main restaurant even though the reservation does not differentiate from the Games part of restaurant and old la Bella’s. Never heard an apology from anyone. The host and overall service at the Games la Bella’s was excellent. I won’t go back to the old la Bella’s .

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l
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Love the food and the customer service is awesome. The restaurant is very clean and well kepted.. I like the old building, but enjoy the game room because of my children

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S
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service it was
Very helpfully and since I didn’t get notified about the time I have to spend in the tables they let me stay a little late from the comun

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CP
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time our kids had fun we had 2 birthdays and they both went great there. The staff was really helpful and nice.

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OT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome! Cathy is always great!

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing as was service

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JF
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our table was ready when we got there and our food and service was excellent and they were really busy but had plenty of good people working.We were all very happy!!

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very quick service, food was out fast and it was really good.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Everything taste good, sevice was good, but location of table was horrible.
I had a group of kids and was expecting to be around kids. Instead we were lead from the fun restuarant to the family tables on the other side.
I made reservations online but was not aware there was a difference.
The scene is like night and day and my busy body toddler was not amused.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2017
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

The girl that was assigned to be our waiter was awful. She kept disappearing, forgot what we asked her for, didn't come often enough to see if we needed something. I have never experienced such bad service at la Bellas very dissatisfied.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall it was a good time with family that came into town. They enjoyed the pizza every much. They want to come again.

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D
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

excellent service keep it Up La bella We enjoyed our weekend and relaxation bonding time in La bella

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

My parents and I enjoyed the food and had a wonderful time everyone so nice☺

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MM
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a cute find in downtown Chula Vista. Fun 50's music still playing takes you back to when it opened. I probably wouldn't have walked in passing by, so thank you Open Table for suggesting it. Lovely meal. Great service. This is a true hidden gem!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. Service is great i went to the cafe where the games are had a business meal and everybody enjoyed enjoyed themselves it was a successful dinner.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great Father's Day. Not busy, no wait for anything.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Waitress messed up All our pizza orders after i showed her what I would like And told her. When i was explaining it to her thst the order was wrong she then proceeded to say It is what i ordered..not very friendly..Did not ask us Once if we needed anything or come to our table.only to give us boxes and check. SORRY but not a good experience..

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I did have my Reservation until 645 but we were seated immediately great customer service the food was amazing I would definitely recommend !!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was good, had potatoes skins, too much bacon fat? So we only ate 2, every thing else was good.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was an ok experience .we pretty much bussed our own tables. I wish staff would have came by a little more. The menu online didnt match the restaurant , it was cheaper online and when i asked they said they just changed the menu. That was disappointing felt mislead so i bought less to not go over budget. ... Been there before with awesome experiences ...hopefully if we go back it will be better.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

My husband ordered a calzone and the waitress put in the order as a pizza. He ate it even though it wasn't what he ordered. I ordered the fish and shrimp plate. They brought it out on a wilted bed of lettuce. I had to ask for tartar sauce, cocktail sauce, and ketchup. By the time they brought it everything was cold, especially the French fries. It turns out they didn't have cocktail sauce so I was forced to either eat it plain or not eat it at all. I chose the latter. I am hard pressed go believe that any of that meal was fresh or handmade. All three components tasted like they came out of a bag from the freezer section. I will never order that again. The antipasto salad my friend ordered and the Fettucini my boys ordered were good as usual.

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FL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Made a reservation for 14. Was looking for a nice semi quiet dinner. You should be able to pick which restaurant your going to be at. Games side worked out this time.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is great as always! Pizza is great. Crust has a slight sweetness to it that is wonderful. Of course kids love the amusements and craft brew selection is on point. Great spot with the family!

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VM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a good place for a family dinner. Service was fast and friendly.

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always come here for family and friend get-togethers. The food is always fresh. Our waitress was friendly and diligent. We loved the spinach and cheese calzone and antipasto salad. The kids (little and big) enjoyed playing games after dinner.

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S
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

First, I made a reservation online 2 days in advance. I then called the day of to just confirm that they had my reservation, they informed me that they did have it. When we arrived at the restaurant, they proceeded to tell me that next time I shouldn't make an online reservation, I should call because when it's busy, your reservation can be given away. I showed him my email confirmation, and let him know I called to confirm also. His response was "Well I'm just saying, so you can do that next time". (Okay???) then they said they'll try and get us our table. So we waited and waited. Then after a while, another employee said "Oh your table has been ready for a while, I don't know why no one has seated you yet". Ok, We've been understanding so far, it's busy, right? Thennnnn we're seated and it's takes an hour before we're asked for out order! Not to mention, a few people had asked for drinks and never received them. Then the waiter said oh yeah huh, your drink. Then he offered to credit it, (but that wasn't much of a favor seeing as how it's included in our meal deal). Our food was delicious, so we'll be back. BUT that service was horrible. We were embarrassed to have the people we invited to eat have to endure all of that. Next time, PICKUP!

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LG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Pizza was delicious.. Everything else was ok (garlic bread, wings ) Except the spaghetti ! The spaghetti is so nasty! Doesn't taste like anything. The service was bad. They need better customer service. I guess it gets too crowded on weekends. I will definitely go again during on a weekday.

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