Isolabella
Isolabella

Isolabella

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.isolabellarestaurant.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02074056830
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 11pm
    Saturday: 5:30pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Isolabella
Among London’s leading Italian restaurants, Isolabella charms guests to its centrally located dining room with wonderful authentic and sophisticated food and a classy, formal yet friendly atmosphere. Popular with business diners and the pre- and post-theatre crowd, Isolabella is sleekly put together to combine both modern style and touches of tradition for an unobtrusive look that allows focus to remain on the kitchen’s excellent food. Ranging from pasta, pizza and risotto to meat, fish and seafood dishes, the extensive, though certainly not over the top, menu includes both favourite Italian restaurant dishes and house signatures, an opportunity to sample the best the kitchen has to offer. Freshly prepared to order, Isolabella’s food is accompanied by a fine selection of wines, each choice paired with a suitable sip for those guests seeking the perfet partnership.
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Isolabella reviews from OpenTable diners
448 reviews since 23 October 2013
Average Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambience3.8
    Value4.1
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (168)outstanding value (160)pre/post theatre (129)group bookings (129)special occasions (118)romance (102)fit for foodies (98)good vegetarian options (67)child friendly (21)brunch (16)sunday lunch (13)outdoor eating (5)disabled access (5)afternoon tea (1)Show More
  • Rachael
    eatingwithkids
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We went here on a saturday night with 2 young children and did wonder how suitable it would be. However it was a pleasant surprise , staff were very attentive, happy to do half portions on any menu item and to remove the chilli in a dish for my son. Food was good and with the 50% discount deal amazing value
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    child friendly, good vegetarian options
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  • Good food bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Sadly we arrived for our nice romantic evening & waited 10min just to get menus. In this time a group that came in after us were seated, given menu's, olives & got their drinks The food was nice but the service wasn't & I can't see us going back again
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    fit for foodies, romance
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  • Gorgeous
    FionaVIP
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Gorgeous as always... But perhaps the lasagne was even better than usual!
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  • ISOLABELLA ALWAYS GOOD
    Theatrediner
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Another excellent meal at Isolabella. Food lovely - traditional Italian cooking at it's best. Plenty of choice including fish, and a good selection of decent wines by the glass. A snip with the 50% off.
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    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • What a lovely evening...
    Inmyopinion
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    I wanted to book a family run Italian with a lovely atmosphere, good service and delicious food and we got all of that and more!! After arriving very late due to tube disruption the manager was very accommodating and still managed to fit us in with only a twenty minute wait, and still honoured our 50% off offer. The service was perfect and the food delicious . I would definitely dine here with my family again.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friendlyfairy53
    friendlyfairy53
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Six of us enjoyed a post theatre meal. The food was delicious and the service was really good and very friendly. We had the offer Of 50% off food which made it very good value. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and I look forward to eating here again In the future. .
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    disabled access, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice!
    mmia
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    outstanding value as long as special offer exist. Friendly staff and love lobster Linguine !
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    business meals, group bookings
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  • Friday Night Dining
    BlackDogVIP
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    An excellent restaurant with friendly and efficient staff.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Isobella
    Raymondo
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    Good value. Excellent, friendly service. Will certainly go there again
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely meal at a reasonable price
    pcshops247
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    We had a lovely meal on a Saturday night. The restaurant was about full but the service was friendly and efficient. The food was very tasty and good value. We live outside London but would definitely consider returning next time we are on London.
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    business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • lovefood
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    In London for the weekend from Scotland. Had dinner at Isolabella before and it was great so decided to go back with friends on Saturday night. Wasn't disappointed - another great meal in nice surroundings and pleasant dining atmosphere. The restaurant was full and buzzing which added to the ambiance, yet service was excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending it and will definitely be returning!
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Excellent home style Italian
    Jenw
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    You must try the lobster pasta. Suace is tomatoey and rich. Pizzas were good too!
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    outstanding value
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  • Excellent food at a great price
    sandn
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    I think we over-ordered the delicious food since we did not want to miss out on anything but managed to ignore our conscience. The starters were slightly underdone but the mains were terrific - my wife had the lobster and I really enjoyed the saltimbocca again. The staff were very attentive and we had a really good evening.
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    child friendly, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian Restaurant around
    dramaqueen27
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Eat here a lot, even when there is no 50% of food deal. Extremely pleasant and friendly staff and nothing is too much trouble. Food choice is variable and delicious. Would highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Ate here pre theatre, enjoyed the food which was fantastic value with the Opentable offer. Service was attentive, food good quality
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very friendly staff
    mmia
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    meal was nice, especially lobster linguine, and the lady staff was very friendly! she made my friend's birthday perfect.
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    business meals, group bookings, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tnmc
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Isolabella is an extremely nice Italian Restaurant, you can take friends there, Isolabella won't let you down.. Offers good value for money, good good and a pleasant environment. I've been before; I'll go again.
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reliably and consistently very good
    DaveW
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    This little Italian gem is conveniently located near Holborn underground station. The food is consistently good and the menu should suit all tastes without being too long. Service attentive and unobtrusive. It is perfect for business lunches and tete -a tetes although I notice larger groups (six or so) also emjoying themselves. The online offers for lunch and diner make the meals outstanding value.
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    business meals, outstanding value
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  • SHFoodie
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Good value Italian in a business friendly environment- ordered spaghetti arabiata - disappointing. My companions seemed to enjoy their dishes
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    business meals, good vegetarian options
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  • Excellent family meal
    HeadingtonHeavies
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Really, really excellent family dinner. The menu is varied enough to meet 3 very different, fussy people's tastes, and it was exceptionally good value with the 50% off deal. The food was very well cooked, especially the cod which was perfect. Service was efficient, friendly and natural. No "how are you doin' today" nonsense. Following a previous review, I noticed a nearby table where the people drank tap water: there was no difference in the service they had. Tables were far enough apart that you didn't feel at all crowded, and the seats were actually comfortable. There was a mixture of customers, from families to couples. Lighting was turned down while we were there, as the mix became more couples focussed. Great all round.
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab pasta
    luvfood
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Booked on half price food deal for pre theatre meal...our pasta was the best we had eaten in a long time! Fab food, good service. Staff all friendly.
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    child friendly, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food!
    Merry
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Perfect location for 3 friends to catch up. Linguine was fabulous-great size portion, a lot of garlic (which I love, but you might want to ask for less), and gorgeous prawns. Didn't even look at my friends meals I was so busy enjoying it!! Tiramisu had a lovely flavour too (although possibly could have been less fridge temperature as I'm sure this masked some of the flavours!). We used the 40% off food offer which made it even better value!!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • mix reviews
    Jenny
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    There were 4 of us - presentation and the quality of the dishes were quite average like dishes from any good restaurant that would charge a third of the price, and the food tasted very average too. Luckily I got the 50% off food option, but the waitress had charged us full price for the desserts we ordered and I had to tell her several times that the offer is for ALL courses.
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    afternoon tea, outdoor eating, special occasions
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  • Fantastic!
    enemess
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Being in the area for business we didn't know the area well, so turned to the usual websites and found Isolabella. It had good reviews so we decided to book for that same evening. We were pleased that they could accommodate a large group (12) at short notice. It was all round a great evening. The food and service were both excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meal and had a great time. Highly recommended.
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    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An excellent choice
    Madammuck
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    It was our second visit to Isolabella and I can honestly say both times have been consistently good. Will definately return when we return to London
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Benissimo!
    KateVIP
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    We had all afternoon for our lunch and the staff were happy for us to take as much time as we wanted - yet always available when we needed them. I have some allergies (including milk) which I advised in advance and the waiter knew exactly which dishes I could eat (not all Michelin star restaurants get this right!). It was great for me to have so much choice, and the chicken I ordered was excellent. My friend had the seafood risotto and said it was the best he'd had in ages. We will be returning.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre
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  • Exactly what we hoped for!
    gribs
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    We booked this restaurant last week having read many good reviews. All I can say is, it lived up to expectations!
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    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Pre theater dinner
    HEVR
    Dined on 25/8/2014
    Really nice food, with good service. Felt like a telly nice neighbourhood resterant.
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    child friendly, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    lovesfood
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    A regular of mine. Fantastic value especially as able to use OT offer on a Saturday night. Food consistently good. Love the asparagus and egg starter. Not a fancy restaurant but great for a night out with friends or family at a reasonable price. Not many places like that in central London.
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    group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Great dinner at Isolabella
    sandn
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    The 50% off food offer meant that we could treat ourselves to the specialities of the house which we thoroughly enjoyed. The starter was excellent too. We will be back soon.
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Picky1
    Picky1
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Two of us had a good meal here in the evening. Food was plentiful (we were unable tom finish our main course) and tasty. Restaurant was nearly full but staff were still very attentive and efficient. House wine was good. Would go again.
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    brunch, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • mack1
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    My 4th time at Isolabella and am never disappointed. Really good Italian food, service always friendly and efficient. I'm very fussy about Italian food and am delighted to have found somewhere where you can experience la vera cucina italiana!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    38abc
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    We were a party of four friends and all agreed that this was one of the best meals out we had all had for some time. Excellent tasty food was served by friendly and efficient staff.
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    child friendly, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Isolabella
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    Great food and super place to meet for a business lunch.
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  • Very accommodating
    citywalk
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    I had to entertain 13 people and cater for very diverse dietary requirements. Isolabella dealt with it no probs and gave us a lovely evening with great food and social atmosphere. Many people commented the next day on the restaurant so very happy
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  • Excellent
    Indi
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    Amazing place! Great value for money and lovely food.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing value and service
    Josie
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    Chose this restaurant because of the good reviews online. There were a handful of bad reviews, including ones saying that the restaurant is too brightly lit. It wasn't, the lights were dimmed and there were candles on the tables. Had bruschetta, followed by penne arrabiata, followed by affogato (which wasn't on the menu, but which they made for me anyway). It was fantastic food, fresh ingredients, well cooked. My dining partner had mussells, a penne with steak and a peppercorn sauce (which he raved about!) and a warm apple tart. We also had a bottle of wine. The final bill, including the 50 per cent discount on food was £47. Service was just right. Fantastic value for central London and great quality. Will definitely be back!
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • ARao
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We chose Isolabella because it had vegetarian choices on the menu and we were not disappointed. The food was good, the service is attentive without being overbearing, the ambience is good for a family dinner or a dinner with a group of friends. They have a fairly good wine list (in our opinion at least- they had some good wines which were not too expensive, but went well with our food choices). The food is good, but not spectacular. I would definitely go back
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    good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic as ever
    Andrew
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I've taken lots of different groups of people to Isolabella and we are always hugely impressed. The food is fantastic and, with the Opentable offer, better value than anywhere else in London. Will certainly be back again - highly recommended.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Excellent Italian food in mid-town
    JohnM
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Really enjoyed the food, excellent value with 50% off. Classic Italian, with extensive menu and reasonably priced wine list (the Golden Fleece white was very good) and in a great location. Service was friendly but not OTT and dining room is elegant if not wow. Great location when in Holborn or Bloomsbury areas.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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