La Noria Bistro

4.7
235 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 235 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Shar
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
38 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
14 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
2 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
22 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
25 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
5 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
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!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is fantastic and a great spot for a get together or regular dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome as always! Food is perfect people are great!!

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lens
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent dining experience. The Italian side of the kitchen was outstanding as was the Hispanic side. Large menu, not overpriced. we had the nicest and most personable server. When there was a few more things to do at the table (boxing up take home, etc.), the manager was right there to pitch in. Again, the food was outstanding. The only thing that was an issue was we were seated outside, next to Michigan Ave which can get quite loud. That said, I'll take a fire truck over 6 Harleys on Jefferson at Terry's terrace.

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CarmenE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant! It’s so hard to decide between the Italian food or Mexican food because they both both so delicious. I highly recommend the lasagna or enchiladas. I will continue to come back!

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PJ001
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We’ve missed the food, staff and experience - so glad we can go back to dining in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The presentation is amazing , beautiful atmosphere! And from the outside you’d never think it . It’s literally a hidden gem

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AubeBucketList1
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quite a varied menu and since there were 5 of us we got to sample some different dishes, i.e, the grilled watermelon. The food is very good, we loved the rice and beans with our entree!

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KateM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such attentive and fast service. From the management, server, and bus service, everyone was so hospitable. The food was amazing as always, cannot wait to go back!

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LarryC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience was amazing! The food and service was spectacular! I will be going again soon.

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DeeDee07
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Thr wait staff was very professional and courteous. We ordered Margaritas from the bar that was not too great but we would definitely recommend dinner.

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BiancaB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

FRITTO MIXTO DI PESCE AL ITALIANA appetizer and RAVIOLI DI ARAGOSTA were amazing!!

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ShaneR
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Go for a pasta dish an you will be very pleased.

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vipMarie
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous all around! So many wonderful choices it was hard to choose! Delicious!

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vipJimS
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed everything about our experience!

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ElinaG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful gem tucked away in the city. The food was OUTSTANDING, the beverages were amazing (little pricy) but worth it. The service was top notch. Fenced parking behind the restaurant. Will definitely will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING flavors of the cocktails, very attentive service the entire time! The food is extremely well priced for the unique and quality food you get! Cocktails are fantastic the special of the day clementine old fashion unique it as you can tell the mixologists know what they're doing. very good experience in all service 100% recommended

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FoodFunFan
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Since I love El Barzon, and we could not get a reservation there, we decided to try LaNoria. It is a very cute place with great ambiance. The menu is only available via scan, which is hard to navigate since the menu is so extensive. (disposable paper menus would be helpful) Our waiter Jesus, was wonderful if rather harried. It was a busy busy night and they seemed very short staffed. He never neglected us and was very knowledgeable of the menu and dishes. I think because they were so short staffed and slammed, the food was not given it's normal attention. The salad was outstanding with fresh arugula and tomatoes with a wonderful vinagrette.... Fabulous! We each ordered a pasta dish, and all of them were tasty but way over sauced. That is a turn-off to me but the flavor was so delicious I ate all the shrimp and lobster and some of the pasta. The lobster was cut oddly, so with such heavy sauce there was no way to pick it up to crack the meat out of the legs or from the knuckles. I think it would have been much better had it been just the lobster meat in the dish. The other pastas were also delicious but again the sauce to pasta ratio was way off but were served very hot, which we all like.
We shared a lemon cake and had coffee. The lemon cake was good...not great and the coffee was delicious. We will come back and try it again.... It was so close to being wonderful, I want to give it another try. This time I would like to try one of their veal or chicken dishes.

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 4.7 stars by 235 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.