La Noria Bistro

4.6
253 reviews
$50 and over
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser 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 253 People Are Saying
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4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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Sunflower
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love La Nouria Bistro......always a excellent experience. One of Detroit`s hidden gems!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love La Noria. Everything I’ve ever had has been outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was amazing

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KevinM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding menu and service. Very nice setting and decor

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good. Every time, everything is so good you can just randomly order anything on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service
Large portions
Great food

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DeniseD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I loved this restaurant, my husband was born in Italy and he is very picky with Italian restaurants and this one passed the test! I had chicken enchiladas and they were awesome too! They just need a little help with mixed drinks at bar!

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vipTaYou
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A great gem to visit. Tons of food to choose from. I will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

After being seated it took us going to a wait staff to get anyone to even say “Hi we are really busy”. A couple sat after us ordered and greeted before us. Someone came by and apologized but we were already frustrated. My wife ordered Lasagna and it was cold. Very disappointing meal. They did give us a complementary flan dessert which was nice. Will not return and will not recommend to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is absolutely awesome! We go about 4-5 times per year and it's not enough! If you haven't been here it's a must go. A true gem in the city. Do you get Mexican or Italian? I struggle with that decision EVERYTIME I go, so I usually mix it up and order a little of both (may sound weird but it works!). It's not in the best of neighborhoods but don't let that stop you from experiencing a great meal with friendly Service and magnificent management .

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PJ001
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent flavors, ambiance and service.

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mirandas
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Noria is an absolute gem. The menu is great with a tasty variety of options for just about any palate. We love coming here especially in nice weather but even in winter it’s a cool secret spot that more people should know about.

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Breanna
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

It wasn't my favorite Mexican or Italian food by any means. The bread was cold, the Caesar salad was just okay (I love a good Caesar salad and it's pretty hard to mess up) the pasta was mostly just sauce and the snapper they raved about was very fishy. Probably won't go back but the service was decent if you'd like to try. Definitely not worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and ambiance would definitely visit again soon !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came in last Friday with our parents who were visiting from Seattle. Our staff was perfect and so was the food. It was five star delicious. We talked about it off and on all weekend! We can’t wait to come back. This was my second time visiting and I look forward to my third! Thanks again.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Creative, well prepared food. Attentive service. Enjoyable evening. Always a good choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service is impeccable. This has become one of our favorites for casual but superb dining.

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Shar
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The gnocchis special was fantastic
Calamari is recommended
Would go back again
Pizza oven isn’t working yet

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Matt
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was very good. Sat at the bar and had good service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had 8 people and were treated great. Everyone loved the food and the half in half out table was super nice with the great weather we just had.

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WendyCave
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I didn’t like my food (I’m strangely picky though) so I traded with my husband and then everyone was VERY happy! We enjoyed the service too!

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vippeter
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Very nice facility with a pleasant out of doors seating area. The food tasted fine, but the pasta dishes were drowning in sauce to the point they were unrecognizable. A bit over-priced for the quality and neighborhood.

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Jodster
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I would have given a higher rating on food because mine was excellent. My husband however was disappointed with his. He had the clam linguine and it was watery. My filet bronzini was excellent. I would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

This was a complete surprise! This restaurant is a little farther from the downtown action but I would definitely go back.
The menu is really interesting. It’s a combination of Latin and Italian cuisine, and they execute it beautifully.

The décor isn’t anything that’s particularly memorable but the service is fantastic. They want you to have a great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visit; will definitely return. Food was delicious and service was really excellent.

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RayC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Drove over an hour away to meet family member from out of town. Found this restaurant on line. Turned out to be a great choice. Started with fenced in parking area. The restaurant was very inviting and unique. Service was outstanding along with the entrees that we chose. Would definitely go there again.

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AmandaP
Northern MI
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, unique specials, attentive wait staff and managers.

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CCfromA2
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very cool ambience with the brick arches and artwork. We sat in the courtyard area but really the whole place felt like it was open and inviting. There were 6 of us ordering both Mex and Italian specialties and every one of us LOVED our food. Though not on the menu, they recommended the Enchiladas Suisas De Vegetariano for our sole vegetarian - best ever! The El Despreciado margarita with roasted jalapeno was perfect!

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AliS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent. Food was great. Jesus, our waiter, knew the menu really well and made great
recommendations. It was a great dining experience overall.

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msliz
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The space is great. While short staffed, the service was wonderful! The appetizers were really good - octopus and a duo of pasta. The entrees were good - but way too much sauce for my taste, which makes the perfect cook of the pasta. Their wine list and bar menu is good too.

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vipguyinchicago
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

This is a strange place - I think it was a Mexican restaurant that tries to expand its menu to include Italian and other items. The chips and salsa were great, but the prices were at least 50% higher than they should for a place that is not nationally renowned. The bar has basic items but not well stocked. I ordered enchiladas with mole sauce and it was only so-so (and really drenched in mole sauce). I wonder if Coivid affected its waitstaff and chefs so that the people there had little experience?

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Hamzer
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience5

ambiance very nice; food very average and not good at all.

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MuraliG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

service was very good. had a college student (Business Admin) wait on us. very pleasant

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a very good experience even though the power went out the service was excellent the manager Jorge knows how to do his job very well ,everything was excellent from drinks to the food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Wonderful; if not unexpected given the surrounding neighborhood, atmosphere. Parking in rear. Amazing service, very good cocktails, food portions were generous and presentation was nice. We had Italian dishes and they were all quite good! Would recommend!

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Feed
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

great food - friendly people - interesting blend of latin and italian fare

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KimberlyP
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great, food was delicious. Loved the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good was great, our server was very knowledgeable. Great service and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Sat outside during the end of summer- ambiance is something I would 10/10 go back for. Everything was timely, the wait staff was friendly and informative of the menu. Prices incredible for quality of food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious, drinks were amazing, service was great as well. Awesome experience again! The ambiance is so attractive, can’t want to host a party there! Cheese tortellini w/ pesto sauce was THE pesto sauce I have ever had!

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 4.6 stars by 253 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.