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La Noria Bistro, Detroit, MI

La Noria Bistro

4.3
4.3
378 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Located 3 miles from Little Cesar's Arena, Comerica Park, and Ford Field. Mixing the best of fine Italian and Mexican Wood-Fired cuisine with affectionate attention to detail and gracious service, Chef/Owner Norberto Garita and his top notch support crew established a stylish, open floor plan gives way to a multifaceted, flavorful eating experience with a variety of delights offered with a delicate touch and served by a friendly staff.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mexican, Pizzeria
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (313) 338-3545
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Norberto Garita
  • Catering
    Call for More Information 313-338-3545
  • Private party facilities
    Call For More Information 313-338-3545
  • Neighborhood
    Detroit
  • Cross street
    Junction St
  • Parking details
    Private lot located behind restaurant. or across the street
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 378 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

378 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great on Valentine’s Day, although we waited over an hour for our food to arrive.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was just disappointing but the atmosphere was ok despite the slow service

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our experience was absolutely horrible. First & last time coming here. We assumed bc of the pictures we’d be in this cute room with a bunch of lights to match the aesthetic of the night but no. We were right by the front door it was so cold the room we were in was so dark & dull. The food was ok but you can get it at ANY Italian restaurant. The service was absolutely HORRIBLE. Even the tables around us were talking about it. It took about 15-20 minutes for a server to come up to us when we sat down. We got our apps before our drinks. We ended up getting our drinks maybe 5 minutes before our entree came out. My espresso martini was disgusting. The glass was also completely cracked. The server said he’d be right back with bread for our meal & never came. We didn’t even get bread when I told the manager. The server had an attitude when we asked for 3 separate checks (there was only 3 of us) then proceeded to say “I can do it but it’s going to take me a really long time” we asked for boxes, sat there for 15 minutes & I had to ask the manager for them. The manager did offer to do “something” for us but at that point we were so ready to get out of there. We will never be back nor will we ever recommend this place to anyone. We are all in the service industry downtown & never had an experience like this.

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  4. ErikD

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff was in so much of a rush that the lack of good customer service took away from the ambiance….

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the layout , food good drinks good staff friendly my wife loved how warm it was . Will return was a great date night

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  6. peterpoway

    Austin

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is excellent and the ambiance is great. The inside is really nice and the food was well prepared, looked good and tasty. The problem with this place is the service. The servers are nice but not attentive. Don't expect regular refills of drinks or coming to your table often. And if you ask a server for something it is 50:50 if they do it. So, a meal is a long time which is not always bad. So good food, not good service.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food not as good as usual , but my guests loved it and server was great!!

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  8. ReneeK

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants! Food, service and ambiance never disappoint! Look forward to my next visit and always recommend to family and friends!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Muy rica la comida pero realmente el platillo era muy poco lo que servían en relación al costo

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went on New Year’s Eve. The food was very good, the ambience was even better and the service was good. The menu is huge! We’d definitely go again.

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  11. Kevink

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for dinner on new year eve, and the place was empty, nice for us ,the staff were very friendly, we split a Margherita pizza between 4 of us and it was so fresh and delicious. We ask for the special and 3 out of 4 got the steak and pasta dish and the steaks were cooked to order and all came out perfect. I got the spaghetti with seafood  the sauce was a spicy, but not over powering. Then 2 of us got Lemocello cake and some crème burle. All was delicious. If your in the area looking for Mexican and Italian  food, this is the place to try. Will be back

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was very excited to try this restaurant based on the Open Table and Google reviews! Unfortunately, we were very disappointed. We arrived about 5:30 on Saturday. The restaurant is cute inside and the staff was very nice. Our waiter was attentive and the food came quickly. The menu is extensive with both Italian and Mexican foods. There is something for everyone. The chicken and spaghetti with marinara though had almost no flavor. The appetizers were just ok even with the nice table side dressing. The mole sauce is very rich and flavorful, but it wasn’t what was expected.The crème brûlée was the best all night. Sadly based on that, we won’t be back. I hope it was just a “bad night”, but for the cost and reviews, we hoped for more!

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  13. DebbieS

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. Service was impeccable. Will recommend and go back!

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  14. GregG

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drinks. My margarita and chicken enchiladas were delicious.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience here. The waiter was very attentive and efficient. Our food was delicious and fresh. We will return.

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  16. CassidyG

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Our group of four was looking for a lovely Italian dinner near Downtown Detroit. We were impressed with the valet service and ambiance presented in the porch as you walk in and in the entrance of the restaurant. We were sat in the back dining hall which was under currently construction. There was no music, no pretty lights or ambiance for us. Our server seemed new but was sweet and tried his best. I was not impressed with the 20% gratuity automatically added, either. The meal was yummy and well plated. I would give it another try and ask to be sat in the front.

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  17. Nancy

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service, delicious food and perfect atmosphere

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  18. Kjergs1

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and drink. Service was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Norias staff and atmosphere was amazing! The food was very good and priced fairly. I highly recommend everyone to go visit!

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  20. JimA

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    They had an event going on that took over 3/4 of the restaurant and we were pushed aside in the corner. This was a special occasion for my wife for her birthday. They were strapped for help and we always had to wait to get serviced. Food was good but the experience was awful. Very disappointed. Not going back.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the food and service. A great place to celebrate a birthday.

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  22. BrianS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to both La Noria and El Barzon and had the same waitress at both. Rockstar! Food and Service top notch and would absolutely recommend both locations. Gem in the city....we tell everyone we can about both! Keep up the good work!

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  23. canlady441

    Detroit

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant we just discovered. The veal I had was delicious, and so was my husband's branzinno filet. The spinach and scalloped potatoes were very good. Service was excellent and the ambiance was very nice; white linens, exposed brick, and warm lighting. For sure, we'll return with friends. It was a nice experience before seeing Smokey Robinson at the FOX.

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  24. MartyT

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A gem of a restaurant. Next door to El Barcon...same menu. Fantastic pizza cooked in wood-burning oven. Very friendly staff. Excellent experience.

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  25. marial96

    Detroit

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic. Excellent service. Delicious food and drink. The only issue was the menu changed to the ElBarzon menu and we were expecting the old LaNoria menu. It was fine, and we enjoyed it very much, people should just be warned prior to making reservations. The prices are different from the two menus. We enjoyed the food immensely, everything was fantastic.

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  26. joeg

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Very good food and tremendous service. Love the quaintness of LaNoria.

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  27. LisaK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a hidden gem! The outside looks like a regular building along Michigan Avenue (a bigger sign would be great to help people find it) but inside is like a little oasis with nice brick, soft lighting, and white table cloths. There is a nice patio for cooler weather (it was hot outside the night we went). The staff was helpful and friendly and the food was good. The only thing I suggest is paying for the ad-free Spotify to make the ambiance even better. We had a nice birthday dinner with our family and I will return!

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  28. jabr

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very eclectic menu. The food was good, some in our party enjoyed their selections more than others but we all agreed that we would like to come back. Our service was top notch and our waitress was pleasant and helpful. The drink menu was excellent and we enjoyed trying different drinks.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The appetizers was mid but the pizza was amazing.

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  30. MTA80

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and a variety of options, so it works well for a large group. Service was friendly but no separate checks for our group of 12 who wanted three checks, one for each family sitting together at the table. That’s really the only complaint! Everything else was great.

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  31. Lorianza

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Branzino here. Took my parents here for lunch for my dad’s birthday. They loved it!

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  32. Gingerlove

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A gem in the city 💎 Amazing food, decadent and delicious. Superior service and staff. A must visit for Detroit

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  33. DanT

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went on a Thursday. Made reservations prior to our Fisher Theater performance. The place was empty (6PM). One person at the bar for a drink and left. Not one other person came into the restaurant while we were there. We had Mexican food which was average at best. Drink was average at best! Would prefer so atmosphere....PEOPLE! Won't return............

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  34. Lorianza

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was very nice dinner the whole grilled Branzino was amazing with the sides. The salsa and chips were good too.

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  35. MarlaM

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic! Mothers Day was a little too busy. Service was great. Kitchen was a bit overwhelmed. Definitely going back but not on a holiday, lol.

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  36. MaeT

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I was there for 2 hours and no one served us. We had to ask several people just to get drinks, no chips were brought to our table. After 2 hours we did get another server to bring a appetizer and there was human hair in the food. Not happy at all!!!

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  37. JaneP

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the atmosphere were outstanding. The service was very slow. Overall dining experience took over two hours. We didn't order appetizers thanks to the chips and salsa being provided. We had to ask the manager to take our credit card to pay the check or else we would have been another half an hour.

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  38. KathyO

    Naples

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service is always top notch. This is one of my favorite restaurants

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  39. HarmonyM

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was spectacular, especially loved the green salsa

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  40. jenteachermom

    Detroit

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always absolutely fantastic! ALWAYS! The service, food, ambiance…everything is top notch!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

La Noria Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. La Noria Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 338-3545.

La Noria Bistro is rated 4.3 stars by 378 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Noria Bistro

5517 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48210

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Junction St
  • Neighborhood
    Detroit
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mexican, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private lot located behind restaurant. or across the street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Norberto Garita
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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