Lala's in the Lakes

4.7
182 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome to Lala’s, we are a new casual upscale dining experience located in the Portage Lakes. We pride ourselves on our customer service and strive to make every visit better than the last.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 182 people are saying
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4.7
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Anita
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I will return for the great food and value. Opportunities: someone should greet and seat when the sign says, Wait to be seated. And hold the entree until customer finishes the salad. That’s a sign of excellence.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love our trips to Lala’s! The food, service, and ambiance is always so great! We love the vibe there! One of our favorites!

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Craig
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You pay extra for quality food, service, and ambiance. This place will deliver on all 3 simply outstanding!

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DonnyR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Short on staff tonight so everyone was way busy to give the attention we are used too! Did their best. Kudos to Ashley! Food is outstanding. I recommend the blacken scallops they melt in your mouth and are pure perfection! My husband order steak and said it was great…tender and cooked to perfection once again.

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DarleneM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!! Food and atmosphere is always wonderful!!!

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FoodFriend
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, beautiful setting. Really enjoyed the evening.

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JimD
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lala's is a beautiful dining space serving delicious meals! Enjoy the Sacchetti pasta. Savor the prime rib. The parmesan crusted green beans, brussel sprouts in sweet sauce with bacon, and salad topped with cheese are awesome sides. Overall Great dining experience.

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CaylaJ
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had an amazing time ! Drinks and food were fantastic!

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vipReed
Cleveland
43 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Great service and good food but noise was so loud we could hardly hear each other at our table for four. Also very cold.

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jayn
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Took 15 minutes to get seated because hostest was on floor running around. I dont know if they were short staffed but it took 20 minutes for waiter to take order. It took exactly one hour from the time the waiter took my order until I got my food. I ordered a filet center cut and it was barely warm whereas the scalloped potatoes were scalding hot.

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BrianK
Toledo
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very friendly, steaks were very tasty

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Chris
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What a gem! Couldn't be happier with this find -- I drove an hour to dine here.

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JoeS
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and drinks as always. Love this place!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. I took my wife here for her birthday and everything we had was delicious. The service was fantastic from the hostess and our server. We will definitely be back

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DonaM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor an fantastic food. The music was wonderful. Great date night

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ChuckS
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining in the bar and Rebecca does an amazing job.

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NoelleB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whether it's for a special occasion or because you're in the mood for great service and excellent food, this neighborhood spot is a great choice. I love going there for birthday celebrations and romantic evenings. Also a great place to go with a group of girlfriends!

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Joseph
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have been to Lala’s at least 3 times and typically the door and service would rate about 4 stars. Last night I would give the food a generous 3 stars. By the time our dinner came my steak was cold. It was cooked right, but must have sat for a while. My wife’s dinner was fine and our sides were just right. When our waitress asked how we were enjoying our dinner I made mention of the cold steak. She took it without question and brought it back at the right temperature. It was a bit more done, however, it tasted much better.
Interestingly, my wife mentioned that she noticed that the large group seated behind me had also asked that several of their steaks be rewarded.

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PaulaG
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good music

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RobinW
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime I dine there I am so impressed with the service given from the time you walk in the door till the time you leave. Food is always excellent along with great drinks and service is exceptional.

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EllenF
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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vipLaurip
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night!

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LauraK
West Virginia
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

First time eating here. Buffalo cauliflower appetizer was great and had the berry and goat cheese salad with added shrimp and was bud enough for a meal. Will definitely go back again. Great menu options.

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vipReed
Cleveland
43 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas gathering with friends all loved the food, service and ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was wonderful. Food was good. Will be returning in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Fantastic service. Will be going again in 2 days!

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Reenuh
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Executive Chef, Dino, always has inventive menu choices and ample portions that are full of flavor. We eat here on a regular basis and recommend the Campanelle. We also recommend making a reservation so you are never without your Lala fix.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow great fall menu!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time I was there since it’s been La La’s. The food from start to finish was incredible! Staff and service was excellent and I will definitely be returning to try something else on the menu! Kudos!

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vipJackieH
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must try the appetizers
Don't forget to ask for bread, if you want it.

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Imditto2
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love Lala's! The atmosphere is warm & comforting. The staff are all very nice & personable. And the food is delicious! One of the best I've had around this area for awhile. The halibut is very good, so is the stuffed Pollo Repeno. The mussel & clam pasta was really good, too, but it's not on the Falls menu. Overall, a great experience

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lynng
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Menu did not disclose allergens and someone in our party had a reaction to the food. Our server was accommodating, but the manager did nothing to address the situation. Overall their performance in this emergency situation was very bad, and they no offer to help. The place is way too expensive for quality and selection. I would not recommend this, even for a special occasion.

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TheGlibGourmet1212
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The smoked Manhattans (first round) were a little watered down. I was unsure of the temperature of the rolled chicken dish, but the waiter assured me that it supposed to be chilled then heated. The fish dish was terrific! I love the shrimp cocktail, too!

A bit of a disappointment, because I’ve been there when everything was on point, so to speak!

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service was very attentive to our needs. Would recommend to anyone looking for finer dining in the area.

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Absolutely
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit to Lala's and will not be our last !!! Everything was outstanding !! It is definitely a 5* (Star) restaurant !! Our family had the strip steaks, while I had the pollo ripino. Sides were a salad, the brussel sprouts (very highly recommended !!) and the sauteed spinach !! Family had baked potato and potato wedges. We were in total awe of the service, ambiance, and of course the food !!! We had the pleasure of meeting Lala and she is every bit the most cordial and friendly owner there ever could be.
I know we will be back and will bring our friends and family with us !! If you are looking for an outstanding restaurant with 5 star food and service, Lala's is the place to go !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely dinner, will definitely be back. Halibut, pork chop & prime rib were awesome! Carrot cake is to die for!!!!

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vipJoanB
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful find! We (7 of us) experienced an evening of good food, good service and good ambiance! Our only disappointment is we all live over an hour away and won’t be there as often as we’d like. Wonderful menu selections and the fun waitstaff will bring us back, though!

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EdD1
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am ready to go back tomorrow. Highly recommended

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DianaC
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The new Fall menu offered the warmth and comfort of autumn meals. Varieties in seafood, pastas and meats. Offered duck breast and lamb! Our meal presentation exquisite and the flavors melded perfectly. Decent wine list by the glass. Will return!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lala's in the Lakes using the Order Online button. Lala's in the Lakes also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (234) 571-4757.

Lala's in the Lakes is rated 4.7 stars by 182 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.